Friday, January 5, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Young Sheldon' Rise; 'Will & Grace' Drops; 'The Four' Has Okay Start

On January 4, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.82 rating - followed by FOX (1.18), NBC (1.05), ABC (0.97) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 10.062 million viewers - followed by ABC (4.395), NBC (4.360), FOX (3.733) and The CW (0.864).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - There were no adjustments to any of the preliminary ratings.

CBS (1.82 Rating, 10.062 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (3.1, +0.5)
        YOUNG SHELDON (2.6, +0.8)
        MOM (1.7, +0.3)
        LIFE IN PIECES (1.3, +0.2)
        S.W.A.T. (1.1, +0.1)

FOX (1.18 Rating, 3.733 Million Viewers)
        THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM (1.2) SERIES PREMIERE

NBC (1.05 Rating, 4.360 Million Viewers)
        SUPERSTORE (1.1, +0.0)
        THE GOOD PLACE (1.0, +0.0)
        WILL & GRACE (1.4, -0.4)
        GREAT NEWS (0.6, +0.2)
        CHICAGO FIRE (1.1, +0.1)

ABC (0.97 Rating, 4.395 Million Viewers)
        THE MIDDLE (0.7) REPEAT
        AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.7) REPEAT
        TRUTH AND LIES: WACO (1.1)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.864 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        ARROW (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, January 4 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
The Big Bang Theory
3.1
16.159

FOX
The Four (8-10)
1.2
3.748

NBC
Superstore
1.1
3.900

ABC
The Middle - R
0.7
3.573

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
1.027
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon
2.6
14.698

NBC
The Good Place
1.0
3.076

ABC
American Housewife - R
0.7
2.769
9:00 PM
CBS
Mom
1.7
9.875

NBC
Will & Grace
1.4
4.895

ABC
Truth and Lies: Waco (9-11)
1.1
5.004

The CW
Arrow - R
0.2
0.674
9:30 PM
CBS
Life in Pieces
1.3
7.427

NBC
Great News
0.6
2.378
10:00 PM
CBS
S.W.A.T.
1.1
6.206

NBC
Chicago Fire
1.1
5.958

Average Rating: 1.19
Average Viewership: 5.710


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.