Friday, December 21, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Timeless' Series Finale Steady with Season 2 Average; 'Murphy Brown' Finale Also Flat

On December 20, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.87 rating - followed by CBS (0.75), NBC (0.57), FOX (0.40) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.391 million viewers - followed by ABC (4.106), NBC (2.965), FOX (1.497) and The CW (1.049).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


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

ABC (0.87 Rating, 4.106 Million Viewers)
        A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (1.2) REPEAT
        THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW (0.7, +0.1) SEASON FINALE

CBS (0.75 Rating, 5.391 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (1.0) REPEAT
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.9) REPEAT
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (0.9) REPEAT
        MURPHY BROWN (0.7, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        S.W.A.T. (0.5) REPEAT

NBC (0.57 Rating, 2.965 Million Viewers)
        TIMELESS (0.6) SERIES FINALE
        DEAL OR NO DEAL (0.5) REPEAT

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.497 Million Viewers)
        A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 1.049 Million Viewers)
        THE 4TH ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP EXTRAVAGANZA (0.2)


                                         The Final Ratings for Thursday, December 20 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
A Charlie Brown Christmas - R
1.2
5.188

CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
1.0
7.060

NBC
Timeless (8-10)
0.6
3.226

FOX
A Christmas Story Live! (8-10) - R
0.4
1.460

The CW
Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza (8-10)
0.2
1.040
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.9
6.577
9:00 PM
CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
0.9
6.443

ABC
The Great American Baking Show (9-11)
0.7
3.594
9:30 PM
CBS
Murphy Brown
0.7
5.231
10:00 PM
CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.5
3.532

NBC
Deal or No Deal - R
0.5
2.448

Average Rating: 0.69
Average Viewership: 4.164


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.