Primetime Ratings: Football Paces NBC to Win

NBC won Thursday night among the broadcast networks, putting up a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, with a 6 share.

CBS did a 1.4/5, ABC and Fox a 0.8/3, and The CW at 0.2/1.

NBC had pre-season NFL football throughout prime, with the Atlanta Falcons facing the Miami Dolphins.

CBS saw Big Brother, with repeats on either side, climb 6% to 1.9.

On ABC, BattleBots did a flat 0.8 and $100,000 Pyramid a 0.7; the latter rated a 1.0 in its last airing.

CW had a repeat leading into Beauty and the Beast at 0.2, down a tenth from its last original airing.

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.