×

TV Ratings: ‘The Orville’ Hits Highest Ratings Since Week 2

Fox sci-fi series “The Orville” is currently up in both measures in the Thursday overnight ratings, drawing its best numbers since its second episode.

According to Nielsen data, “The Orville” averaged a 1.2 rating on adults 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers, up by over 20 percent in both measures compared to its last original episode two weeks ago. That is also the third-highest night on record for the freshman series, with the next highest being Episode 2, which drew a 2.2 and 6.6 million viewers. It should be noted however that the overnight numbers are subject to adjustment later today.

Earlier on Fox, “Gotham” (0.9, 2.8 million) was even.

For CBS, “Thursday Night Football” is currently averaging a 2.2 and 8.1 million viewers, though due to the nature of live sports, those numbers will likely see greater than normal adjustment later today. It also drew an 8.4 rating in the metered market household ratings, a low for “Thursday Night Football” this season. This was not unexpected, as the game was a blowout with the Baltimore Ravens defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-0.

On ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.8, 7.6 million) returned down slightly in the demo compared to its last original episode two weeks ago, but was still tied for being the top-rated show of the night and was the most-watched show of the night as well. Both “Scandal” (1.1, 4.9 million) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (0.9, 3.6 million) were even.

For NBC, “Superstore” (1.2, 4.6 million), “The Good Place” (1.1, 4 million), and “Will & Grace” (1.8, 6.6 million) were even. “Great News” (1.0, 4 million) was up in the demo, and “Chicago Fire” (1.2, 6.5 million) was even.

On The CW, “Supernatural” (0.6, 1.9 million) dipped in the demo, while “Arrow” (0.5, 1.4 million) was even.

CBS won the night, currently averaging a 2.1 and 7.9 million viewers. ABC was second in the demo with a 1.3 but finished just behind NBC for the second place total viewers spot. NBC averaged 5.38 million viewers while ABC averaged 5.378 million. NBC was third in the demo with a 1.3. Fox was fourth overall with a 1.0 and 3.5 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.5 and 1.6 million viewers.

More TV

  • Beyonce-HOMECOMING-Netflix

    Beyoncé, Sara Bareilles Vie for First Emmys as Ramin Djawadi Looks to Reclaim Throne

    Beyoncé and Sara Bareilles could add Emmy trophies to their awards shelves this year, having been nominated in key music categories Tuesday by the Television Academy. Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” special on Netflix was nominated in six categories, and four of those include a nod for the pop superstar herself. Only one of those is in a [...]

  • Disney Content Sales President Janice Marinelli

    Disney Content Sales President Janice Marinelli to Depart

    Janice Marinelli, president of global sales and marketing at Walt Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international segment, said Tuesday that she would step down from her role after a 34-year career at the company. “It has been an honor to work for this company and a privilege to work with so many outstanding professionals,” said Marinelli in [...]

  • Dusty Slay

    Late-Night Bookers Take to the Internet in Search of Emerging Comics

    With Netflix releasing a comedy special every week and YouTube offering a portal into both cutting-edge performance and the best comedy sets in history, it’s never been easier for audiences to access an endless stream of standup. But for fledgling comics, there’s still no more game-changing showcase than a five-minute slot on a late-night talk [...]

  • CBS HEADQUARTERS

    CBS Warns DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse May Drop Network

    Some of CBS Corp.’s biggest stations and its flagship network could be dropped from AT&T’s various cable and satellite services if a carriage agreement between the companies is not reached by July 19. “CBS has reached timely, fair agreements with hundreds of other cable, satellite, telco and internet providers to carry our industry-leading, fan-favorite programming,”  [...]

  • Billy Porter, 2019 Oscars Gown, Actors

    Watch Emilia Clarke, Billy Porter and More 2019 Emmy Nominees on Variety's 'Actors on Actors'

    What did Emmy nominee Billy Porter from “Pose” learn about women from co-nominee Rachel Brosnahan on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?” What does Michael Douglas respect the most about Benicio del Toro’s acting ability? And how does Maya Rudolph’s recent meditations on the afterlife in the “The Good Place” coincide with the conversations Natasha Lyonne’s thoughts [...]

  • Russian Doll

    2019 Emmy Nominations Did Right by a Great Year in Comedy (Column)

    Even before the 2019 Emmy nominations were announced, the biggest and most obvious story belonged to the fact that last year’s drama nominees almost completely cleared the way for the final season of “Game of Thrones.” But for as weak as the drama categories are overall (give or take a “Pose”), the comedy categories have [...]

  • Big Little Lies Stranger Things

    Here's Why 'Big Little Lies' and 'Stranger Things' Weren't Nominated for 2019 Emmys

    Meryl Streep joined “Big Little Lies” this season, and “Stranger Things” broke a Netflix record — so why didn’t either show score an Emmy nomination? Every year, critically acclaimed and fan-favorite shows are noticeably omitted from the Emmy nominations, but not because they were snubbed. It’s because they’re not eligible.  This year, ineligible series include [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content