Primetime Ratings: Fox Sets the Thursday Pace

Fox was the top scorer in Thursday prime, posting a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, alongside a 4 share. That squeaked by CBS’ 0.9/4.

Fox had the premiere of Gotham at 1.0, then a new The Orville at 1.1. Gotham finished last season at 0.9. Enjoying an NFL lead-in Sunday, the last Orville did a 2.6.

CBS had comedy repeats leading into Zoo at a flat 0.5.

NBC did a 0.8/3 with repeats of American Ninja Warrior and Chicago Fire.

Telemundo weighed in at 0.7/3, with El Señor de los Cielos posting a hefty 0.8 at 10.

ABC scored a 0.5/2 with repeats of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.

Univision too did a 0.5/2.

The CW tallied a 0.4/2 with Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line Is It Anyway? both at 0.4. Penn & Teller was flat and Whose Line went up 33%.  

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.