Ratings: ABC’s Shonda Rhimes Lineup Still Strong Against CBS’s ‘Thursday Night Football’

Fox’s “Gracepoint” falls, NBC’s “Bad Judge” stays flat

Last Updated: October 10, 2014 @ 9:53 AM

Shondaland Thursdays continue to be a hit for ABC, though the dramas finished second to CBS’s “Thursday Night Football.”

CBS was first in ratings with a 3.6 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 11.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. The pregame show at 8 p.m. earned a 2.5/9 and 8.9 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 scored night-highs of a 3.8/12 and 11.9 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.8/9 and in viewers with 9.5 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 had a 2.4/8 and 8.4 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 received a 3.0/9 and 9.5 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 earned a 3.1/10 and 10.7 million viewers.

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Fox and NBC tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.2/4. Fox was third in viewers with 5.1 million, NBC was fourth with 4.4 million.

For Fox, “Bones” at 8 got a 1.5/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “Gracepoint” at 9 dipped 25 percent to a 0.9/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

For NBC, “Biggest Loser” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “Bad Judge” at 9 received a 1.3/4 and 5.2 million viewers. “A to Z” at 9:30 got a 1.0/3 and 3.6 million viewers. “Parenthood” at 10 had a 1.3/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in total viewers with 2.6 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 got a 0.7/2 and 1.7 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 received a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.

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