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Friday, October 28, 2016


8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Notorious
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 14.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Pure Genius
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 The Good Place
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

8:00 Rosewood

Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Pitch
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

On Thursday night, CBS unveiled its new Thursday lineup and the results got progressively worse as the night went on. The Big Bang Theory made a smooth return to Thursday with numbers just slightly below its last Monday airing a week and a half ago. At 8:30pm, The Great Indoors premiered to 8.8 million viewers and a 1.9 demo. This would be an OK showing if it was a regular airing - not good retention out of Big Bang but passable numbers. However, this is pretty weak for a premiere and it does not look too promising with this kind of start. At 9pm, Mom tied a series low with a 1.5 demo while Life in Pieces also tied a series low with a 1.4 at 9:30pm, but didn't have a face plant in the timeslot like some were expecting. It actually appeared to be pretty compatible with Mom. At 10pm, Pure Genius bombed as expected with a 1.0 demo premiere. It will surely go fractional next week but I'd imagine CBS might let it air here for awhile until a better time to air a new drama, perhaps January. Either way, this is clearly not going to go beyond its initial order.

NBC actually did not see its comedy hour impacted by the return of CBS comedies as it was actually up from last week. Despite airing against Big Bang, Superstore surged three tenths in the demo though it was even in the demo. This was a great first week in what everyone thought would be a tougher situation. At 8:30pm, The Good Place was up a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The good news continued at 9pm where Chicago Med was up four tenths in viewers and a big three tenths in the demo for a season high. It wasn't looking great for Med last week but this was a great performance, topping Chicago PD and just a tenth behind Chicago Fire this week. At 10pm, The Blacklist was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Rosewood was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while incessant promotions for Pitch during the World Series did nothing to help the struggling freshman drama as it was even with its last airing. If there was any week for it to pop, this was it and it didn't, which doesn't bode well.

On ABC, the return of Big Bang to the night did nothing to hurt TV's steadiest show. Grey's Anatomy was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Notorious was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. It had its order cut to 10 episodes earlier in the week but it appears it will get to air the next couple weeks in this prime slot for whatever reason. I don't know why ABC wouldn't air specials or Grey's repeats here until the Shonda shows have their fall finales. They could always burn Notorious off in December. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, DC's Legends of Tomorrow was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while Supernatural was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.


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