"Top 100 Shows" - Thursday, October 29 2015

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Top 100 Primetime Telecasts

On broadcast, Fall Thursdays are generally dominated by Thursday Night Football (CBS/NFL Network) and ABC’s “TGIT” drama block in primetime. Thursday night tends to be slightly quieter over on cable, though the return of The NBA on TNT brought the P18-49 demo to the TV.

Let's take a look at last night's top performers on cable and broadcast!

BROADCAST

CBS –  Last night, the defending champion Patriots continued their march towards an undefeated season with a victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. This matchup proved slightly more attractive to viewers than the previous week's:

  • Thursday Night Football was #1 in P18-49 and Total Viewers last night.
  • The telecast pulled a 6.0 in P18-49 and 17.5 million Total Viewers
  • The previous Thursday Night Football telecast(Seahawks vs. 49ers on 10/22) averaged a 5.9 in P18-49, and 17.1 million Total Viewers.

ABC –  ABC is generally at its best on Thursdays, anchored by the primetime trio of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. There was no new episode of Grey’s last night, which may have had a negative impact on Scandal and HTGAWM:

  • 8pm – It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown earned a 1.7 in P18-49 and 6.5 million Total Viewers. These figures are signifcantly down from the usual 8pm program Grey's Anatomy.
  • 9pm –Despite being TV's top-rated entertainment series of the night, Scandal (2.3) was down two-tenths without its Grey’s lead-in. The 2.3 represents a season low in P18-49 Live + Same Day
  • 10pm – How to Get Away with Murder continues to have issues. With a 1.8 in P18-49, the episode fell two-tenths from last week (-14%). The 1.8 is represents a series low in P18-49 Live + Same Day.

FOX – The World Series has injected new life into a network that has struggled this season. With Thursday being an off day for the Fall Classic, were the network’s Thursday night series able to maintain the momentum and out-perform their most recent original episodes?

  • It appears so. Last night’s crossover episodes of Bones and Sleepy Hollow boosted the network’s Thursday night average by +20% from last week and tied FOX’s premiere night this Fall.
  • The 8pm episode of Bones pulled a 1.3, a one-tenth improvement from last week in P18-49. The episode was also up +8% in Total Viewers (6.6 million vs 6.1 million)
  • The crossover seemed to benefit Sleepy Hollow the most. The program averaged a 1.1, up more than two-tenths from last week in P 18-49. Last night’s episode brought a +59% improvement in Total Viewers (4.6 mil vs 2.9 mil)

NBC – Mixed results for the Peacock’s Thursday night series, though it appears The Blacklist may be back on track.

  • 8pm – Heroes: Reborn grabbed a 1.1, even withlast week in P18-49
  • 9pm – The Blacklist earned a 1.5, up a tenth from last week in P18-49.
  • 10pm – The Player (.7) got played, dropping a tenth from last week in P18-49.

CW –  It was a nice night for The CW's Thursday night series.

  • Vampire Diaries (.6) moved up one-tenth from last week in P18-49
  • The Originals (.4), held even with last week in P18-49.

CABLE

  • The NFL Network's telecast of Thursday Night Football (1.3) finished atop the cable landscape, up one-tenth from last week in P18-49.
  • NBA on TNT (.7) took second in the P18-49 hierarchy, as the network televised New York Knicks' home opener versus the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Lifetime's Project Runway was the top-rated cable entertainment program of the night (.6), though it fell two-tenths from the previous week in P18-49. The 10/22 episode averaged 2.5 million Total Viewers, but last night's installment fell to 1.6 million.
  • Syfy's WWE Smackdown followed right behind Project Runway in P18-49 viewership.
  • A slightly-boosted episode of Pawn Stars (.5) and HGTV's trio of Flip or Flop, House Hunters, and House Hunters International all brought in a .4 in P18-49.

 Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live + Same Day Data

<p>Originator</p><p>Program</p><p>Telecast Date</p><p>Telecast Time</p><p>Common Day of Week</p><p>Indicators</p><p>P18-49 Rtg%</p><p>P18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/29/2015

8:26 PM

THURSDAY

6.03

7644

6.91

8215

17527

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK

10/29/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

3.35

4250

4.03

4788

11104

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF2

10/29/2015

7:58 PM

THURSDAY

2.44

3096

2.99

3554

8651

ABC

SCANDAL

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.31

2926

2.88

3417

7802

ABC

HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.81

2295

2.28

2707

6272

ABC

GREAT PUMPKIN, C. BROWN 2

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

1.72

2181

2.24

2664

6543

NBC

BLACKLIST

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.47

1867

2.06

2444

7029

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF1

10/29/2015

7:30 PM

THURSDAY

1.38

1749

1.79

2123

5422

FOX

BONES

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.31

1663

1.85

2194

6572

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/29/2015

8:26 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.30

1647

1.52

1801

2989

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO THU

10/29/2015

9:03 PM

THURSDAY

1.14

1450

1.26

1497

3183

FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.10

1396

1.50

1783

4572

NBC

HEROES REBORN

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.05

1328

1.39

1650

3946

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES THU

10/29/2015

10:06 PM

THURSDAY

0.90

1136

0.96

1145

2405

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - R

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.84

1062

0.89

1052

1831

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK

10/29/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.79

999

0.91

1083

1801

UNI

ANTES MUERTA LICHITA THU

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.72

918

0.76

898

1946

NBC

PLAYER

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.72

917

0.99

1175

3867

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.66

831

0.51

604

1494

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

NBA BASKETBALL

10/29/2015

10:43 PM

THURSDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.65

828

0.60

716

1401

LIFETIME TELEVISION

PROJECT RUNWAY

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.64

816

0.83

986

2289

TEL

BAJO EL MISMO CIELO - R

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.64

809

0.70

826

1587

UNI

MUCHACHA ITALIANA CAS THU

10/29/2015

7:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.61

778

0.67

791

1741

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.60

756

0.46

552

1412

SYFY

WWE SMACKDOWN

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.57

721

0.67

793

2171

CW

VAMPIRE DIARIES

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.57

719

0.61

722

1237

TEL

CELIA - R

10/29/2015

8:01 PM

THURSDAY

0.56

715

0.71

840

1908

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L

10/29/2015

10:28 PM

THURSDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.49

624

0.54

641

1519

HISTORY

PAWN STARS

10/29/2015

9:31 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.48

614

0.62

741

2057

TEL

C. CERRADO-ED. ESTELAR R

10/29/2015

7:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.46

578

0.58

688

1623

HISTORY

PAWN STARS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.45

574

0.59

703

1990

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

NBA BASKETBALL

10/29/2015

8:14 PM

THURSDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.44

561

0.39

460

1062

FX

FX MOVIE PRIME

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P)(E-A)(P-A)

0.42

535

0.45

536

1106

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS INTL

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.41

524

0.51

611

1600

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.40

508

0.39

464

918

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

0.40

506

0.42

503

988

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.40

506

0.39

467

839

HOME AND GARDEN TV

FLIP OR FLOP

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.39

501

0.46

546

1562

CW

ORIGINALS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.39

494

0.45

537

1068

HOME AND GARDEN TV

HOUSE HUNTERS

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.39

491

0.51

610

1814

ADULT SWIM

CLEVELAND SHOW, THE

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.38

484

0.30

359

948

FX

FX MOVIE PRIME

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.38

483

0.45

533

1053

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.37

474

0.44

526

898

AMC

AMC FEARFEST

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

0.37

474

0.34

399

810

AMC

AMC FEARFEST

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

0.37

470

0.31

369

856

HOME AND GARDEN TV

FLIP OR FLOP

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.37

466

0.46

551

1415

FOOD NETWORK

CHOPPED IMPOSSIBLE

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(P)(E-O)(P-O)

0.36

460

0.43

517

1291

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.36

453

0.38

452

831

ESPN

COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L

10/29/2015

10:16 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(P-O)

0.36

453

0.26

309

914

HISTORY

PAWN STARS

10/29/2015

10:03 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.35

445

0.44

520

1663

MTV

RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.35

442

0.32

382

667

BRAVO

DONT BE TARDY

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.34

437

0.37

443

785

THE CARTOON NETWORK

REGULAR SHOW

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.34

435

0.30

356

1313

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.34

435

0.41

486

845

HOME AND GARDEN TV

FLIP OR FLOP

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.34

430

0.43

506

1393

COMEDY CENTRAL

COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)(E-A)(P-V)

0.32

410

0.39

464

1128

USA NETWORK

MODERN FAMILY

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.32

404

0.36

423

792

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.32

404

0.37

444

791

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.31

397

0.38

456

771

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

NBA PRE-GAME SHOW

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(P-O)

0.30

382

0.27

321

800

HISTORY

PAWN STARS

10/29/2015

10:33 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

373

0.40

473

1478

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.29

372

0.40

477

754

FOOD NETWORK

RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

369

0.37

441

1012

HOME AND GARDEN TV

FLIP OR FLOP

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.29

365

0.38

449

1288

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.28

360

0.37

437

759

DISNEY CHANNEL

LIV AND MADDIE

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

359

0.27

316

1279

A&E NETWORK

THE FIRST 48

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.28

356

0.36

426

812

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.27

344

0.29

340

671

DISNEY CHANNEL

K.C. UNDERCOVER

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

343

0.22

267

1323

DISNEY CHANNEL

JESSIE

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.27

341

0.20

232

1310

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-O)

0.27

341

0.30

355

690

FXX

SIMPSONS

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.27

341

0.28

335

581

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

THE OREILLY FACTOR

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P-O)

0.27

337

0.50

589

3474

TBS NETWORK

2 BROKE GIRLS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.26

334

0.36

431

696

ADULT SWIM

KING OF THE HILL

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.26

326

0.23

279

756

DISNEY CHANNEL

AUSTIN & ALLY

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.25

320

0.23

271

1247

FXX

SIMPSONS

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.25

318

0.26

304

516

DISNEY CHANNEL

LIV AND MADDIE

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.25

318

0.23

271

1266

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-O)

0.25

316

0.26

306

596

SPIKE TV

COPS (O)

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.25

314

0.27

325

715

NICK-AT-NITE

NICK AT NITE MOVIE

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-A)

0.25

313

0.22

257

764

DISNEY JUNIOR

SOFIA THE FIRST

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.25

312

0.25

298

854

SPIKE TV

COPS

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.24

310

0.26

308

747

SPIKE TV

COPS

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.24

306

0.25

299

704

SPIKE TV

COPS (O)

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.24

304

0.26

314

769

SPIKE TV

COPS

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.24

303

0.29

342

771

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

KELLY FILE, THE

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P-O)

0.24

302

0.37

440

2474

DISNEY CHANNEL

GIRL MEETS WORLD

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

301

0.22

255

1160

FOOD NETWORK

BEAT B.FLAY

10/29/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.24

300

0.27

323

824

FXX

SIMPSONS

10/29/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.24

299

0.26

310

507

TLC

90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO

10/29/2015

10:18 PM

THURSDAY

(P-O)

0.23

290

0.24

283

619

SPIKE TV

COPS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.23

287

0.26

315

682

A&E NETWORK

THE FIRST 48

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

282

0.28

335

710

HISTORY

PAWN STARS

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

278

0.31

374

1150

A&E NETWORK

THE FIRST 48

10/29/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.22

277

0.26

311

724

ION

BLUE BLOODS THU 9P

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)

0.22

276

0.29

345

1714

FXX

SIMPSONS

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.21

271

0.24

285

538

THE CARTOON NETWORK

OVER THE GARDEN WALL

10/29/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

270

0.18

217

761

DISNEY JUNIOR

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE

10/29/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

0.21

270

0.20

234

776

NICK-AT-NITE

FULL HOUSE

10/29/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.21

267

0.20

233

537

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