Friday, October 23, 2020

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - ABC and NBC Lead Coverage of Final Presidential Debate; 'Big Brother' and 'Supernatural' Steady

On October 22, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.20 rating - followed by ABC (1.83), NBC (1.80), CBS (1.13) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 10.069 million viewers - followed by ABC (8.448), NBC (7.689), CBS (4.926) and The CW (0.673).




UPDATE - The final numbers for the Presidential Debate were released. NFL Football was adjusted up.

FOX (3.20 Rating, 10.069 Million Viewers)
        NFL FOOTBALL (3.2)

ABC (1.83 Rating, 8.448 Million Viewers)
        TRUMP VS. BIDEN: THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (0.8)
        2020 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.6)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (1.6)

NBC (1.80 Rating, 7.689 Million Viewers)
        DEBATE PREVIEW SPECIAL (0.7)
        2020 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.6)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (1.6)

CBS (1.13 Rating, 4.926 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.0, +0.0)
        2020 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (1.3)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (0.9)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.673 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.3, +0.0)
        THE OUTPOST (0.1, +0.0)


The Final Ratings for Thursday, October 22 

Average Rating: 1.39
Average Viewership: 5.821


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 million people ages 2 and up. 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.