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Ratings: Bradley Whitford’s ‘Perfect Harmony’ Dips in Demo, NBC Finishes Fourth

Fox cruises to another Thursday win with Giants-Patriots football game

Bradley Whitford’s “Perfect Harmony” is a deeply flawed sitcom — especially if you judge the freshman series by its Nielsen numbers.

On Thursday, the church-choir comedy slipped to a 0.4 rating/2 share in the key adults 18-49 demographic, and NBC settled for another fourth-place ratings finish. “Perfect Harmony” is close (a 0.44, technically) to rounding up to a potential 0.5, which it may when final numbers get released later today. That’s the rating it posted over the prior two weeks.

NBC, like ABC, remained flat in terms of week-to-week demo averages. CBS, which managed another third-place ranking last night, lost one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point from last Thursday’s averages.

In any event, Fox blew them all away with its “Thursday Night Football” game, which featured the New York Giants visiting the New England Patriots. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

Fox was first in ratings with a 3.4 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the NFL game and its kickoff show.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 4.2 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.3/6 and 6 million viewers. At 9, “A Million Little Things” had a 0.8/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 got a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and second in viewers with 5.2 million. “Young Sheldon” at 8 landed a 1.0/5 and 7.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Unicorn” had a 0.7/3 and 5.2 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Carol’s Second Act” got a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers. “Evil” at 10 finished off primetime with a 0.5/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million. “Superstore” at 8 received a 0.8/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Perfect Harmony” managed 2.1 million viewers. “The Good Place” at 9 got a 0.6/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9:30, “Sunnyside” settled for a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 10 picked things back up with a 0.6/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3. Telemundo had a 2 share, CW got a 1. Telemundo was sixth in total viewers with 1.05 million, The CW was seventh with 1.04 million.

For The CW, the “Supernatural” final-season premiere at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, the “Legacies” Season 2 premiere got a 0.3/1 and 824,000 viewers.