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Ratings News - 7th October 2016

  • Last Week's Final Adjusted Ratings

  • Early HH Ratings from Marc Berman (programminginsider)
    The analysis below is based on the early household numbers and are NOT the same as the numbers that will be posted in the above table later. (See the About section below)

    NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS: 6.2/10, ABC: 4.3/ 7, NBC: 4.0/ 7, Fox: 2.7/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
    NBC: +11, Fox: no change, CBS: -21, CW: -30, ABC: -32

    “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), Thursday Night Football (CBS), “Chicago Med” (NBC),

    “Rosewood” (Fox), ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival” (CW), “Notorious” (ABC), “How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    Naturally, Thursday Night Football led CBS to overnight household victory. The match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers averaged an estimated 6.7 rating/11 share in the household overnights for the CBS coverage of the game. Regardless, this was still 21 percent below the 8.5/14 for the year ago football game, which makes this one of the lower rated match-ups. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

    In episode three news, ABC drama “Notorious” was equal to one week earlier with a 3.4/ 5 in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m. So, the positive spin is the consistency. But “Notorious” was still 44 percent below lead-in “Grey’s Anatomy” (#1: 6.1/10 at 8 p.m.). It was 50 percent below former time period occupant “Scandal” on the year-ago evening (6.8/11 on 10/08/15). And this 3.4 overnight household rating last week translated into only 4.51 million viewers and a 1.1 rating/4 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day data.

    With the modest lead-in support from “Notorious,” “How To Get Away With Murder” remained depressed at a third-place 3.4/ 6 at 10 p.m. Comparably, this was 39 percent below the 5.6/10 on the year-ago evening.

    Fox drama “Pitch” also leveled off in this third week with a 2.7/ 4 at 9 p.m, which was 42 percent above year-ago time period occupant “Sleepy Hollow” (1.9/ 3 on 10/08/15). While a 2.6 overnight household rating for “Pitch” last week only translated into 3.68 million viewers and a 1.0/ 3 in adults 18-49 (again based on the Live Plus Same Day data), that 1.0 rating in the demo was 25 percent above lead-in “Rosewood” (0.8). And “Rosewood” last night at 8 p.m. scored a typical 2.7/ 4 in the overnights. That said, there is some promise to “Pitch” while “Rosewood” is not cutting it as the Thursday 8 p.m. anchor.

    On NBC, sitcoms “Superstore” (3.2/ 5) and newbie “The Good Place” (3.3/ 5) remained the distant No. 3 options in the 8 p.m. hour. But the two, on average, bested short-lived year-ago occupant “Heroes Reborn” (3.0/ 5 on 10/08/15) by eight percent. And the full retention for “The Good Place” out of “Superstore,” albeit low-rated, is a potential positive.

    At 9 p.m. on NBC was relocated “Chicago Med” at a 4.6/ 7, which finished second in the hour with growth of 39 percent out of “The Good Place.” Comparably, “Chicago Med” outdelivered competing dramas “Notorious” and “Pitch” in the overnights by 35 percent and 70 percent, respectively. And it led into a second-place 4.2/ 7 for “The Blacklist” at 10 p.m., which compared to failed year-ago occupant “The Player” (3.1/ 5) increased by 35 percent.

    Last was part one of two part special ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival” at a mere 0.7/ 1 on The CW from 8-10 p.m.

    What follows is the half-hour breakdown:

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 6.2/10 (#1)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football Kick-Off: 3.9/ 7 (#3)
    NBC – “Superstore”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
    Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “iHeartRadio Music Festival” – Night 1: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 6.1/10 (#1)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers): 6.0/10 (#2)
    NBC – “The Good Place”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
    Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “iHeartRadio Music Festival” – Night 1: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Notorious”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers): 6.8/11 (#1)
    NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
    Fox – “Pitch”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “iHeartRadio Music Festival” – Night 1: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Notorious”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers): 7.0/11 (#1)
    NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
    Fox – “Pitch”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “iHeartRadio Music Festival” – Night 1: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers): 6.6/11 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.3/ 6 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers): 7.0/12 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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