Primetime Ratings Thursday: Football Down on Fox

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Fox won the Thursday ratings battle, with Thursday Night Football pacing the network to the win. Fox got a 2.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 12 share. In a distant second was ABC at 1.2/7. 

Colts-Titans took up all of Fox prime. It was down 13% from Packers-Niners the week before. 

ABC had the season premieres of Station 19 at 1.1 and Grey’s Anatomy at 1.3 across two hours. 

CBS got a 0.5/3 and NBC a 0.4/2. CBS had Young Sheldon up 14% to 0.8 and B Positive down 17% to 0.5. Mom got a flat 0.6 and the season premiere of The Unicorn a 0.4. Star Trek: Discovery posted a 0.3. 

On NBC it was Superstore at a level 0.5 and a Superstore rerun. The Law & Order: SVU season starter got a 0.6 and led into a Paley Center special on Law & Order: SVU at 0.3. 

Univision also got a 0.4/2. Vencer El Desamor fell 20% from the day before to 0.4 and Imperio de Mentiras and Dulce Ambicion both notched flat 0.3s. 

Telemundo weighed in at 0.3/2. El Domo del Dinero got a 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija a 0.4. Falsa Identidad got a 0.2. All three were flat. 

The CW posted a 0.2/1. Supernatural scored a 0.3 and The Outpost a 0.1, the pair level with last week.

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.