Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins With Tight Football Contest

Cowboys-Saints puts up hearty ‘TNF’ number
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Cowboys v. Saints 11-29-18 (Getty)

Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys stiff arms Vonn Bell #24 of the New Orleans Saints on a carry in the third quarter

Fox won big in Thursday ratings, as booming Thursday Night Football paved the way to a 4.3 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 17 share. In second was CBS at 0.9/4.

The Cowboys squeaked by the Saints on Thursday Night Football, which occupied all of Fox’s prime. The telecast was up 30% over last week’s.

On CBS, comedy repeats led into a new Mom that fell 15% to 1.1 and Murphy Brown was down 11% for a 0.8. SWAT closed out prime off 13% at 0.7.

ABC did a 0.8/3 with holiday specials. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure rated a 0.9 and Toy Story That Time Forgot a 0.8, both down a tenth of a point from their showings last year. Wonderful World of Disney rated a 0.7 from 9 to 11 p.m. Last year’s Wonderful World did a 1.2.

NBC got a 0.6/2. Special Lego: Jurassic World did a 0.5 and Will & Grace a 0.6, then I Feel Bad a 0.4. Law & Order: SVU tallied a 0.7. All three series were down a tenth of a point.

Univision did a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/1.

The CW too got a 0.4/1, with Supernatural at 0.4 and Legacies at 0.3. Both shows were flat. 

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