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[07/13/18 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Their Reign
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/12/18):

CBS (4.638 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw for the fifth consecutive week with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Young Sheldon" (5.389 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Big Brother 20" (5.263 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "SWAT" (3.076 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

FOX (2.801 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.563 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.039 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.663 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its finale lineup of "Little Big Shots" (5.799 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Marlon" (2.914 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Marlon" (2.398 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.534 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "The Gong Show" (2.962 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Match Game" (3.485 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Take Two" (2.798 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.845 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Black Lightning" (0.645 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.745 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Take Two
+15.38% - Big Brother 20
+14.29% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. 6/28/18)
+12.50% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. 6/28/18)
0.00% - Marlon - 9:00
0.00% - Marlon - 9:30
-12.50% - Little Big Shots
-14.29% - Match Game
-16.67% - The Gong Show

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection)
-11.11% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Beat Shazam)
-14.29% - Match Game (vs. Battle of the Network Stars)
-16.67% - The Gong Show (vs. Boy Band)
-16.67% - Big Brother 20
-28.57% - Take Two (vs. The Gong Show)
-41.67% - Little Big Shots (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-50.00% - Marlon - 9:00 (vs. The Wall)
-50.00% - Marlon - 9:30 (vs. The Wall)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/3 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/13/17):

NBC (5.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Thursday with a recap of "America's Got Talent" (6.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) followed by new episodes of "The Wall" (6.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "The Night Shift" (4.427 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

CBS (4.819 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.127 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Life in Pieces" (4.523 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Big Brother 19" (6.052 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Zoo" (3.080 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (2.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "Beat Shazam" (2.928 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Love Connection" (2.324 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.681 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up its trio of "Boy Band" (2.465 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Battle of the Network Stars" (2.705 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Gong Show" (2.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.627 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and the premiere of "Hooten & The Lady" (0.951 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Wall
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. 6/29/17)
0.00% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Gong Show
0.00% - Battle of the Network Stars
0.00% - Zoo
0.00% - Boy Band
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-14.29% - Love Connection (vs. 6/29/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Aquarius)
+33.33% - The Wall (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition)
+20.00% - Love Connection (vs. Home Free)
+12.50% - Beat Shazam (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-12.50% - The Gong Show (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
-22.22% - Battle of the Network Stars (vs. Greatest Hits)
-25.00% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
-40.00% - Boy Band (vs. The President and The People: A National Conversation)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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