Friday, September 29, 2017

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Will & Grace' and 'Grey's Anatomy' Return Strong; 'The Orville' and 'The Good Place' Steady

On September 28, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.03 rating - followed by ABC (1.90), NBC (1.62), FOX (0.95) and The CW (0.33).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 10.464 million viewers - followed by ABC (6.640), NBC (6.453), FOX (3.260) and The CW (1.393).



UPDATE - Thursday Night Football, Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace and Gotham were adjusted up. NFL Thursday Night Kickoff and How to Get Away With Murder were adjusted down.

CBS (3.03 Rating, 10.464 Million Viewers)
        NFL THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF (2.0)
        THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (4.8)

ABC (1.90 Rating, 6.640 Million Viewers)
        GREY'S ANATOMY (2.3) SEASON PREMIERE
        HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (1.0) SEASON PREMIERE

NBC (1.62 Rating, 6.453 Million Viewers)
        SUPERSTORE (1.3) SEASON PREMIERE
        THE GOOD PLACE (1.4, +0.1)
        WILL & GRACE (3.0) SEASON PREMIERE
        GREAT NEWS (1.3) SEASON PREMIERE
        CHICAGO FIRE (1.5) SEASON PREMIERE

FOX (0.95 Rating, 3.260 Million Viewers)
        GOTHAM (0.9, -0.1)
        THE ORVILLE (1.1, +0.0)

THE CW (0.33 Rating, 1.393 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.4, +0.0)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2, -0.2)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.3) REPEAT


                                      The Final Ratings for Thursday, September 28 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Grey’s Anatomy (8-10)
2.3
8.071

CBS
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
2.0
7.832

NBC
Superstore
1.3
4.596

FOX
Gotham
0.9
2.866

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.4
1.659
8:30 PM
CBS
Thursday Night Football (8:30-11)
4.8
14.610

NBC
The Good Place
1.4
4.669
9:00 PM
NBC
Will & Grace
3.0
10.193

FOX
The Orville
1.1
3.698

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.2
0.993
9:30 PM
NBC
Great News
1.3
5.153

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.3
1.038
10:00 PM
NBC
Chicago Fire
1.5
7.189

ABC
How to Get Away With Murder
1.0
3.964

Average Rating: 1.54
Average Viewership: 5.467


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.