The Thursday TV ratings for October 8th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- Though live sports ratings are often very preliminary even at the best of times, it seems that the Thursday Night Football broadcast of the Indianapolis Colts vs the Houston Texans was not a barnstormer for CBS, pulling a mild 3.4 rating and 11.22 million viewers (though apparently it turned into a good game).
- It wasn’t a great night anywhere on broadcast though, with ABC’s Shondaland series all slipping two tenths from last week. Grey’s Anatomy notched a 2.1 rating and 8.06 million viewers at 8 p.m., while Scandal picked up a 2.6 rating and 8.72 million viewers at 9 p.m. How to Get Away With Murder bought in a 2.1 rating and 7.2 million viewers at 10 p.m.
- Back at 8 p.m. on Fox, Bones dropped a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.78 million viewers.
Also on Fox, Sleepy Hollow stayed very sleepy (though steady) at a 1.0 rating and 3.36 million viewers at 9 p.m.
- Heroes Reborn continues to not perform particularly well for NBC, notching a 1.2 rating (down from last week) and 4.39 million viewers.
- The Blacklist was also sluggish with a 1.5 rating and 6.95 million viewers.
- The Player was steady for NBC at 10 p.m. with a 0.9 rating and 4.37 million viewers.
- On the CW, the Nina Dobrev-less season premiere of The Vampire Diaries was down several tenths from last season’s premiere to a 0.6 rating and 1.37 million viewers at 8 p.m.
- The season premiere of The Originals also dropped three tenths from last year to a 0.4 rating and 0.93 million viewers.