A ‘Treat’ for NBC: ‘Superstore,’ ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Will & Grace’ Grow Ratings on Halloween

NBC finishes third in key demo as CBS airs all reruns

Last Updated: November 1, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Here’s a Halloween treat for NBC: “Superstore,” “The Good Place” and “Will & Grace” all saw their ratings grow from last week, and NBC was able to finish in third place in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

It was kind of like a fun-sized candy bar though because the network only won bronze due to CBS programming all reruns on the holiday. Plus, CBS still finished third in total viewers, relegating NBC to last place in that metric among the Big 4 broadcast networks.

Fox won another Thursday in both ratings and total viewers thanks to its NFL rights.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers are the averages of Fox’s half-hour pregame show and then the “Thursday Night Football” game itself, which saw the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Arizona Cardinals to remain unbeaten this season.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 4 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. had a 1.1/5 and 5.7 million viewers. At 9, “A Million Little Things” got a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 managed a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 3 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.7/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “Perfect Harmony” got a 0.5/2 and 2.4 million viewers. “The Good Place” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 2.3 million viewers. “Will & Grace” closed out the comedy block with a 0.6/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.6 million, airing all repeats. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 788,000. A special at 8, “The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time,” had a 0.2/1 and 973,000 viewers. At 9, the finale of “Mysteries Decoded” got a 0.1/1 and 603,000 viewers.

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