Wochit Business - Thursday Night Football Puts Fox First In Ratings - According to Broadcasting and Cable, Fox claimed the top spot in the ratings for Thursday night. Preliminary numbers for primetime on Nov. 1st place Fox in first with a broadcast of Thursday Night Football. The Nielsen company's figures tallied Fox at a 2.1 over a 9 share for the 18-to-49 demographic. But the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders dragged Thursday Night Football down by 19-percent in the ratings, when compared to last week.