A game that featured the Chicago Bears and Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers lifted Fox to the top in Thursday’s prime time rating, with the game one for adults between 18 and 49 and a 10.07 audience Score of 2.9.
After the Bears win, CBS’s one-off New England-Kansas City broadcast on Monday primetime (3.6, 12.7 million) in the early Nielsen Live + Same Day dates did well, but the numbers of the last night will likely be in the finals later today.
Last night, Supernatural (0.4, 1.13 million) also returned in the first of the last seven episodes of the longstanding CW supernatural drama in its belated final season. That led to the premiere of the third season of The Outpost (0.1, 500,000).
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Supernatural overtook the time slot of NBC’s debut pandemic comedy Connecting (0.3, 1.65 million), which is on the network’s fall schedule for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Martin Gero and Brendan Gall’s ensemble comedy, produced by Universal TV, is about a group of friends trying to stay close and healthy through video chats.
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NBC’s night also included Seth Meyers’ foray into prime time with the election special A Closer Look (0.2, 1.41 million), followed by Dateline (0.4, 2.59 million) which is constant week after week in the demo stayed.
ABC’s game show block beat the NFL game, with Celebrity Family Feud (0.7, 4.80 million), the second most popular program of the night, down by a tenth. Press Your Luck (0.5, 3.13 million) and Match Game (0.3, 2.44 million) were both two-tenths behind.
Big Brother (0.9, 3.86 million) was the second most popular show of the night, but it was also shortened by two tenths compared to last Thursday. After Young Sheldon and Mom repeated themselves, CBS ended its night on CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery (0.2, 1.81 million) in a tenth.