Ratings: Fox’s ‘Bones,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Sink From Last Week

NBC’s “The Player” is crushed by “Thursday Night Football”

Last Updated: October 16, 2015 @ 9:41 AM

A hot “Thursday Night Football” game on CBS made quick work of its primetime competition last night, when most series ticked down or stayed flat.

Fox’s “Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” both dropped by two-tenths of a ratings point in the key 18-49 demographic versus last week. The two shows faired better among total viewers.

NBC was down across the board, led on a percentage basis by a weak episode of “They Player.” Second-place ABC saw slides from “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” though “Grey’s Anatomy” was even with last Thursday. “Murder” slipped to a series low on the evening, which also featured strong cable competition from playoff baseball.

CBS was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. That said, due to the nature of live sports, fast national ratings for CBS are subject to change. The pregame show at 8 p.m. earned a 2.3/8 and 8 million viewers. The Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints game at 8:30 scored a 3.5/11 and 11.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.2/7 and in viewers with 7.6 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 had a 2.2/8 and 8.2 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 got a 2.3/7 and 8 million viewers. “HTGAWM” at 10 posted a 2.0/7 and 6.7 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 received a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 had a 1.4/4 and 6.8 million viewers. “The Player” at 10 slipped to a 0.7/2 and 4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 4.4 million. “Bones” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” slid 20 percent to a 0.8/3, with 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 received a 0.6/2 and 1.4 million viewers. “The Originals” at 9 had a 0.5/2 and 1.1 million viewers.

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