Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins Despite Comedy Dips

CBS won Thursday with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. Fox and NBC were next at 1.1/4, then ABC at 1.0/3 and The CW at 0.3/1. 

CBS' The Great Indoors rated a 1.4, down 26%, then Mom fell 24% to 1.3, and Life in Pieces slipped 14% to 1.2. Pure Genius grew 25% to 1.0. 

Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen weighed in at a flat 1.2 and My Kitchen Rules a 0.9 for its premiere. 

NBC’s Superstore scored a flat 1.2 and The Good Place went up 10% to 1.1. Chicago Med did a flat 1.2 and The Blacklist a level 1.0. 

At ABC, The Great American Baking Show scored a flat 1.0 and special Taking the Stage: Changing America a 0.9. 

The CW was in repeats.

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.