Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins With Falcons-Panthers

Fox won Thursday primetime by a mile, with Thursday Night Football setting the pace. Fox got a 2.2 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 13 share. In second was ABC at 0.6/3. 

Fox had Falcons-Panthers across its prime. The rating was a tenth of a point better than Giants-Eagles the Thursday before. 

ABC, CBS and NBC had the presidential debate the week before. 

ABC had the season finales of its game shows. Celebrity Family Feud got a 0.7, Press Your Luck a 0.6 and Match Game a 0.4. All three were up a tenth over their last airings. 

NBC and Univision both got a 0.4/2. NBC had the season starter for Superstore at 0.6 and Connecting at 0.2, after its 0.5/0.2 double run following Trump Town Hall two weeks before. Two hours of Dateline NBC got a flat 0.4. 

Univision had Medicos up 25% to 0.5, and Imperio de Mentiras and Dulce Ambicion at flat 0.3s.

CBS scored a 0.3/2. Comedy reruns led into special Every Vote Counts at 0.2. Star Trek: Discovery got a 0.2, down a tenth from its last airing. 

The CW and Telemundo both rated a 0.2/1. The CW had Supernatural off 33% to 0.2  and The Outpost at a flat 0.1. 

Telemundo had El Domo del Dinero at 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija at 0.3, then Falsa Identidad at 0.2. All three were flat.

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.