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Ratings: NBC Is Last in Big 4 Viewers With ‘Blacklist’ Fall Finale, ‘SVU’-‘Organized Crime’ Crossover

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Ratings: NBC Is Last in Big 4 Viewers With ‘Blacklist’ Fall Finale, ‘SVU’-‘Organized Crime’ Crossover

Fox dominates with football

NBC aired the fall finale of “The Blacklist” last night, as well as the latest “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime’ crossover. Unfortunately, those didn’t really perform — especially in terms of total viewers (and especially “The Blacklist”).

Fox easily won primetime with its “Thursday Night Football” game.

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Due to the nature of live sports, the below early Nielsen numbers for Fox are inflated. In the game, the Minnesota Vikings staved off a big comeback attempt from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota won 36-28.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.9 million, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.5, but fourth in total viewers with 3.2 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 p.m. had a 0.3 rating and 2.8 million total viewers. At 9, the “SVU” episode of the “Law & Order” crossover received a 0.5 rating and 3.4 million total viewers. The “Organized Crime” episode at 10 put up a 0.6 rating and 3.4 million total viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.9 million, ABC was third with 3.3 million.

For CBS, “Young Sheldon” at 8 drew a 0.6 rating and 6.8 million total viewers. At 8:30, “United States of Al” had a 0.4 rating and 4.9 million total viewers. “Ghosts” at 9 scared up a 0.5 rating and 5.6 million total viewers. At 9:30, “B Positive” got a 0.4 rating and 4.2 million total viewers. “Bull” at 10 received a 0.3 rating and 3.8 million total viewers.

For ABC, “Station 19” at 8 had a 0.5 rating and 3.9 million total viewers. At 9, “Grey’s Anatomy” got a 0.5 rating and 3.5 million total viewers. “Big Sky” at 10 received a 0.3 rating and 2.4 million total viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 668,000. “Walker” at 8 had a 0.2 rating and 984,000 total viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got a 0.1 rating and 351,000 total viewers.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language broadcast networks Univision and Telemundo.