Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With Football

Thanks to Thursday Night Football, CBS was the top network in ratings Thursday, scoring a 2.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 10 share. That easily topped NBC’s 1.2/4.

Thursday Night Kickoff did a flat 1.9 on CBS and the game a 2.8, down 10% from last week. The Raiders beat the Chiefs in a tight one.

On NBC, Superstore scored a flat 1.1, as did The Good Place, which was down a tenth of a point. Will & Grace rated a flat 1.7 and Great News a 0.8, down 20%, before Chicago Fire posted a level 1.1.

ABC scored a 1.1/4, with It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 1.4 and Toy Storyof Terror at 1.1. Scandal slipped 8% to 1.1 and How to Get Away With Murder went down 10% to 0.9.

Fox was at 0.7/3, as Gotham did a flat 0.8 and The Orville was in repeats at 0.6.

The CW posted a 0.6/2, with Supernatural down 14% at 0.6 and Arrow at a flat 0.6. Both shows had their season premieres last week.

Telemundo did a 0.6/2 and Univision a 0.5/2.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.