Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With Comedies

CBS took the ratings crown Thursday, its comedies leading the network to a 1.3 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That got by NBC’s 1.0/4.

After a Big Bang Theory repeat, a new Young Sheldon lost 15% for a 1.7 and Mom did a flat 1.4, then Life in Pieces a level 1.1. Drama SWAT grew 10% to a 1.1.

On NBC, a double shot of Great News rated a 0.5 and a 0.4. It did a 0.7 in its last airing. A Saturday Night Live Christmas rated a 1.1 from 9 to 11 p.m.

ABC scored a 0.9/4. A Charlie Brown Christmas rated a 1.3 and CMA Country Christmas a 0.7.

Univision was at 0.5/2 and Telemundo at 0.3/1.

Fox did a 0.3/1 with repeats of Gotham and The Orville.

The CW rated a 0.2/1 with repeats of Supernatural and Arrow.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.