nfl ratings cbs sept 18 2014 TV ratings: NFL football on CBS dominates rerun heavy nightFast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

CBS easily came out on top this week, with airing NFL football in the face of competition made almost entirely of reruns, though Buccaneers-Falcons drew roughly 6 million less viewers than last week’s Thursday Night Football match-up of the Steelers-Ravens.

The rest of the TV landscape was pretty bare. The only non-rerun show on television was “The Biggest Loser,” which was down some from its premiere a week ago.

CBS was the winner in total viewers, earning 9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. NBC was second with 4.4 million and a 3.0/5, followed by ABC at 3.6 million and a 2.6/4, FOX at 2.1 million and a 1.3/2 and The CW at 600,000 and a 0.4/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS’ margin of victory was larger. It won with a rating of 3.2, followed by NBC (1.2), ABC (0.7), FOX (0.5) and The CW (0.2).

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: NFL football, Buccaneers-Falcons (9.2 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” rerun (3.6 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (598,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: NFL on CBS (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
NFL football, Buccaneers-Falcons (10 million, 6.5/11)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” rerun (2.1 million, 1.4/2)
ABC: “Scandal” rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (603,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: NFL on CBS (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: NFL football, Buccaneers-Falcons (7.8 million, 5.1/9)
NBC: “The Mysteries of Laura” rerun (4 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Scandal” rerun (3.8 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: NFL on CBS (3.0)

Ratings
information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."