Ratings: Fox Tops Thursday Despite Bad NFL Matchup, Worse Game

“Thursday Night Football” ratings fall nearly 20 percent from last week’s contest, which wasn’t a very good one either

Last Updated: November 2, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

Fox topped Thursday primetime in TV ratings, despite airing a particularly terrible NFL game. And as far as the below fast national numbers go, CBS is actually No. 1 in terms of total viewers.

The “Big Bang Theory” network is runner-up to the “Thursday Night Football” home among adults 18-49.

Due to the nature of live sports, the Fox stats in this story should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the San Francisco 49ers’ beatdown of the Oakland Raiders.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 8 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 posted a 2.1/10 and 12.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” landed a 1.7/7 and 10.9 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 had a 1.1/5 and 8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Murphy Brown” got a 0.8/3 and 6 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 5.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 4.8 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 1.5/7 and 6.6 million viewers. At 9, “Station 19” had a 0.9/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” got a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 3.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “I Feel Bad” at 9:30 closed the comedy block to a 0.6/2 and 2.3 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” finished off primetime with a 0.9/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.

For CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got the same rating/share, but slipped to 1.2 million viewers.

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