Clare’s Exit, Tayshia’s ‘Bachelorette’ Debut Rises in Ratings – Even vs ‘Thursday Night Football’

Tony Maglio
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“The Bachelorette” formally bid adieu to Clare and welcomed Tayshia on Thursday, when the ABC dating competition’s ratings rose (get it?) with the anticipated episode. This, despite going up against Fox’s “Thursday Night Football” NFL game this time around. (OK, so the audiences for those two programs don’t have a tone of built-in crossover, but they can take TVs away from each other.) CBS finished third in primetime with the post-Anna Faris “Mom” season premiere and the series debut of Chuck Lorre’s new sitcom, “B Positive.” NBC said farewell to “Superstore” star America Ferrera last night. Yes, Thursday primetime had a very specific and totally coincidental theme. ABC, CBS and NBC also aired some ongoing presidential-election coverage last night. Also Read: How 'Mom' Handled Anna Faris' Departure in Season 8 Premiere Fox was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the Green Bay Packers vs. the San Francisco 49ers. ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/6 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “The Bachelorette” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.4/7 and 5.5 million...

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