No November surprises here. After some instability last week and earlier this week, and with another week to go before NBC starts airing Thursday Night Football games, the broadcasters have once again settled into their usual late-fall form in Nielsen’s preliminary ratings.
CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” popped back up from its low last week with a 3.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 14.22 million viewers. “The Great Indoors” followed with a steady 1.7 demo rating and a slightly down total viewer count of 7.91 million. “Mom” ticked up from last week with a 1.5 and 7.08 million, as did “Life in Pieces” with a 1.4 and 6.19 million. “Pure Genius” continued to sit around a 1.0 in the demo and 5.33 million viewers.
NBC didn’t have the national rights to this week’s Thursday Night Football match-up between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, but the Cleveland and Baltimore NBC affiliates did air the game, so their numbers might adjust. With that caveat: “Superstore” aired two new episodes, both up slightly from last week; the first drew a 1.3 demo rating, the second a 1.4. The total audience for the first episode was 4.38 million, and the second garnered 4.52 million. “Chicago Med” weighed in with a 1.5 in the demo and 7.35 million viewers. “The Blacklist” came in with a 1.4 in the demo and 6.52 million viewers.
On ABC, the usually solid “Grey’s Anatomy” ticked down to a 1.9 in the demo and 7.17 million viewers. “Notorious” actually ticked up from its own low last week, to a 0.9 in the demo and 3.77 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” took in a 1.2 in the demo and 4.28 million viewers.
Fox’s “Rosewood” sunk again to a 0.7 in the demo and 3.31 million viewers, as did “Pitch,” to a rounded-up 0.7 and 2.64 million viewers.
On The CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” took in a 0.6 in the demo and 1.78 million viewers. “Supernatural” followed with a slightly down from last week 0.6 and 1.69 million viewers.
As a reminder, many of these shows will see ratings lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is counted. However, most of that viewership won’t translate to the ratings guarantees networks make to advertisers.