Primetime Ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ Touches Down on Fox

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Fox won the Thursday ratings battle, with Thursday Night Football leading the way. Fox had Tom Brady’s Buccaneers against the Chicago Bears across prime. Fox’s 3.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and 17 share trounced the 0.5/3s put up by ABC and CBS. 

ABC had Celebrity Family Feud down 13% to 0.7 and Press Your Luck off 17% to 0.5. Match Game fell 40% to 0.3.

CBS had Big Brother down 22% to 0.9 and comedy reruns, then Star Trek: Discovery off 33% to 0.2.

NBC, Telemundo and Univision all posted a 0.3/2. NBC had the premiere of Connecting at 0.3 and a Late Night with Seth Meyers special at 0.2. Two hours of Dateline NBC got a flat 0.4. 

Telemundo saw Exatlon Estados Unidos go up 33% to 0.4 and Todo Por Mi Hija at a flat 0.3. Falsa Identidad fell 50% to a 0.1.

On Univision it was Medicos at 0.3 and Imperio de Mentiras at 0.4, then Dulce Ambicion got a 0.3. All three were flat. 

The CW tallied a 0.2/1. The return of Supernatural posted a 0.4 and the premiere of The Outpost got a 0.1.  

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.