Thursday TV Ratings 11/25/21: NFL Dominates Thanksgiving, United States of Al Hits Series High for Repeat, The Magic Maker Bombs (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: In keeping with Thanksgiving tradition, CBS yet again used the monstrous 'NFL Overrun' (10.58) to boost repeats, this time giving encores of 'Young Sheldon' (1.57), 'United States of Al' (0.92), 'Ghosts' (0.62), and 'Bull' (0.41) a massive jolt. Had these been original episodes, this would have been a new series high for 'Al' and 'Ghosts' and a new season high for the other two. On NBC, the 'Bills v. Saints' NFL game (5.66) was a sizable force and more than doubled its 'Football Night in America' lead-in (2.70). Fox's 'World Pet Games' (0.31) scored a modest yet unremarkable rating. ABC completely tanked with 'The Magic Maker' (0.18), a special that was then beat out by a pair of 'AFV' encores (0.24/0.29) that came after. The CW rebroadcasted their 'Scooby Doo, Where Are You Now!' special (0.09) and followed that up with reruns of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.09/0.07). 

Finals Update: 'NFL Overrun' (+3.9), 'NFL: Bills v. Saints' (+1.7), 'The Magic Maker' (+0.1), and both repeats of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of 'Young Sheldon' (-0.7) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNFL Overrun10.58/6937.84CBS

Football Night in America2.7010.03NBC

World Pet Games0.31/21.49Fox

The Magic Maker0.18/11.69ABC

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now! (R)0.09/10.32The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)1.57/106.57CBS
9 PMNFL: Bills v. Saints5.66/3719.38NBC

United States of Al (R)0.92/64.14CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.24/21.79ABC

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.09/10.40The CW
9:30 PMGhosts (R)0.62/43.44CBS

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.07/00.45The CW
10 PMBull (R)0.41/32.83CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.29/21.51ABC
(R) = repeat

In addition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade attracted a 5.56 in the 18-49 demo, a 44 share, and 22.01 million viewers.

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