Thursday Night Football unsurprisingly won the night, but how did a night of all-new content across the board perform in the live TV ratings?
FOX did win the night, pulling in 8.09 million viewers and a 2.1 demo rating. That’s not all too surprising. We’re used to Thursday Night Football winning.
We’re more concerned with the TV shows that air throughout the night. ABC was back with its normal TGIT programming after two weeks off. Station 19 did see a small fall in both the demo and audience, but things are still looking good.
Grey’s Anatomy was up by 11% in the demo and 17% in the audience. This is likely because most people thought the death that was coming in the two-hour crossover would happen at the end of the second hour. It happened at the end of the first hour and was confirmed just 15 minutes into Grey’s Anatomy.
Meanwhile, Big Sky fell another 14% in the demo and 2% in the audience. I’m getting concerned about this series now.
Walker down but Legacies up in the live TV ratings
We’ll look at The CW next, where Walker started the night with a 28% dip in the demo and 14% dip in the audience. These falls are nothing to worry about. The show is still one of the top-rated on the network. It’s getting renewed.
Legacies was steady in the demo and up 64% in the audience thanks to the return of a certain Original. I’m sure this is another show that will be renewed.
CBS’s night of comedy went well. While Young Sheldon was down 5% in the audience, we don’t have to worry about it. It’s already renewed.
United State of Al, Ghosts, and B Positive did see some downward ticks, but the ratings are mostly still pretty good. The only one I’m really concerned about it B Positive, but I think we’ll see all three renewed.
Bull, on the other hand, may be canceled after this season. It was down another 6% in the demo and 12% in the audience. It is still the top performer of the timeslot in the audience, but is this going to be enough? CBS will want to determine if a new series could perform better in that particular timeslot.
Finally, NBC saw downward ticks across the board. Law & Order: SVU is renewed already, so we’re not worried there. I’m sure The Blacklist is going to end with this season, so it’s really just Law & Order: Organized Crime I’m keeping a close eye on.
I don’t think the 5% dip in the demo and 10% dip in the audience are anything to worry about just yet. The demo is the best of the timeslot still, which will certainly count toward a renewal.
Take a look at the live TV ratings for Thursday, Nov. 11 to see how your favorite shows performed.
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