Ratings: NBC Falls Behind Spanish-Language Nets With Its ‘Good Place,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Specials

An “SVU” rerun at 10 p.m. sure didn’t help

Last Updated: September 20, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

NBC settled for sixth place in ratings Thursday, airing a “Good Place” special, a “Downton Abbey” special and a “Law & Order: SVU” repeat.

That means Univision and Telemundo both beat NBC in the key demo.

ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC was first in total viewers with an average of 4.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. CBS was second in total viewers with 3.8 million.

It’s important to note here that ABC carried “Thursday Night Football” in the Jacksonville market, so ratings for ABC may slightly decline when that is backed out in final Nielsen numbers.

In the rest of the country, ABC aired a rerun at 8 p.m., and two-hour special “The Last Days of Phil Hartman” from 9 to 11, which averaged a 0.7/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

For CBS, between repeats, “Big Brother” at 9 got a 1.1/5 and 4.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million, airing a Major League Baseball game throughout primetime. Due to the nature of live sports, these fast-national numbers for Fox are subject to significant adjustment.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.11 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 1.06 million. “The Outpost” at 8 had a 0.2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, the season finale of “Two Sentence Horror Stories” managed a 0.2/1 and 860,000 viewers.

The CW aired baseball in the key New York City market.

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