Primetime Ratings: Halloween Takes Bite Out of Nielsens

NBC won the ratings on a night where TV viewing was impacted by trick or treating. The Voice rated a 2.0 in adults 18-49, down 26%, while Timeless slipped 21% to a 1.1.

NBC scored a 1.7/6 share, according to Nielsen’s overnights, ahead of CBS’ 1.4/5, ABC’s 1.2/4, Fox’s 0.9/3 and The CW’s 0.5/2.

On CBS, Kevin Can Wait was down 13% at 1.4, and Man With a Plan’s 1.5 was down 6% from its premiere. 2 Broke Girls defied the trend by climbing 7% to a 1.5, as did The Odd Couple, up 9% to 1.2. Scorpion grew 17% to 1.4.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars rated a 1.5, down 6%, and the special All Access Nashville a 0.7.

Fox’s Gotham and Lucifer both did a 0.9. Gotham fell 18% and Lucifer slid 10%.

On The CW, Supergirl slipped 33% to a 0.6 and Jane the Virgin 33% to a 0.4.

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.