Thursday TV Ratings: NFL Scores With Buccaneers vs. Bears on Fox

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Chicago Bears
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There not may be stadiums full of cheering fans these days due to COVID-19 but primetime NFL games are still pulling in TV fans. The streak continued in Fox’s Thursday, October 8 broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, which saw the former beat the latter 19-18. The program was easily the top-viewed program of the night in both the 18-49 demo (3.0 rating) and total viewers (10.1 million).

In regular programming and in the 18-49 demo, CBS’ Big Brother took the lead with a 0.9 rating while ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud grabbed more total viewers (4.8 million). The first of seven final Supernatural episodes began airing on the CW and pulled in a strong 0.4 rating, ranking higher than the premiere of NBC’s pandemic situation comedy, Connecting, which grabbed a 0.3 rating and a slim 1.6 million viewers.

Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, October 8, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NFL Thursday Night Football : Tampa Bay at Chicago (Fox) 3.0 10.1
Big Brother (CBS) 0.9 3.9
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) 0.7 4.8
Connecting – P (NBC) 0.3 1.6
Supernatural – P (CW) 0.4 1.1
8:30 p.m. Closer Look Thursday (NBC) 0.2 1.4
9:00 p.m. Press Your Luck (ABC) 0.5 3.1
Dateline NBC (NBC) 0.4 2.4
Let’s Be Real (Fox) 0.4 1.5
Young Sheldon – R (CBS) 0.3 2.2
The Outpost (CW) 0.1 504,000
9:30 p.m. Mom – R (CBS) 0.2 2.0
10 p.m. Dateline NBC (NBC) 0.4 2.6
Match Game (ABC) 0.3 2.4
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) 0.2 1.8