Primetime Ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ Rules on CBS

CBS won big with Thursday Night Football, the franchise’s season opener helping the network to a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 13 share. The competition mostly tossed up reruns against football.

CBS’ pre-game show rated a 2.4 and the game itself, with the New York Jets upending upstate rivals the Buffalo Bills, a 3.8.

NBC did a 0.8/3, ABC a 0.6/2, Fox a 0.5/2 and CW a 0.3/1.

NBC aired Superstore reruns before a Chicago Med repeat.

ABC ran repeats of Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder.

On Fox, previously aired Rosewood and Bones episodes took up prime.

The CW had a repeated Flash before the finale of Beauty and the Beast at a flat 0.2.

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.