Ratings: ‘I Feel Bad’ Does Bad in Time Period Premiere

NBC settles for fourth place on Thursday, despite returning “Superstore” and “Will & Grace”

I FEEL BAD -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Sarayu Blue as Emet, Paul Adelstein as David -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)
(Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)

“I Feel Bad” definitely didn’t do good in its time period premiere Thursday, as NBC settled for fourth place. This, despite the broadcast network premiering new seasons of “Superstore” and “Will & Grace.”

Fox won Thursday outright thanks to its NFL game rights. Due to the nature of live sports, however, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for Fox are subject to significant adjustment.

CBS finished runner-up last night, when ABC earned bronze.

Fox was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. That’s all football game.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 8 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.2/10 and 12 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” put up a 1.8/8 and 10.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 landed a 1.3/5 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9:30, “Murphy Brown” managed a 1.0/4 and 7.2 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 5.3 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 posted a 1.6/7 and 6.5 million viewers. The “Station 19” season premiere at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 5.2 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” got a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million. The “Superstore” season premiere at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 3.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 0.9/4 and 3 million viewers. The “Will & Grace” season premiere at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.9 million viewers. “I Feel Bad” at 9:30 settled for a 0.7/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 10 closed primetime with a 1.0/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

“I Feel Bad” technically debuted with two preview episodes following the high-rated “America’s Got Talent” season finale. See those results here.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.22 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.24 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 536,000, airing repeats.