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[07/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Keep CBS on Top
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/30/15):

CBS (5.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.155 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Mom" (5.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Big Brother 17" (6.322 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Under the Dome" (4.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

NBC (4.894 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Food Fighters" (3.589 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (5.547 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.592 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.028 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Mistresses" (3.112 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Rookie Blue" (3.636 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.072 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Boom!" (1.863 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and a repeat "Bones" (2.281 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Beauty and the Beast" (0.996 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Dates" (0.573 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) and another "Dates" (0.563 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.782 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.1 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Dates - 9:30
+33.33% - The Astronaut Wives Club
+11.11% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Under the Dome
0.00% - Mistresses
0.00% - Boom!
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
0.00% - Dates - 9:00
-12.50% - Rookie Blue
-12.50% - Food Fighters

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Dates - 9:30 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+42.86% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+20.00% - Boom! (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. The Quest)
+13.64% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
0.00% - Dates - 9:00 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-4.76% - Big Brother 17
-22.22% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
-22.22% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)
-30.00% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night)

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," 3.1/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.4/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/31/14):

CBS (5.383 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "The Millers" (5.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 16" (6.195 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Elementary" (3.645 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

NBC (3.162 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.953 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Welcome to Sweden" (2.579 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Meet the Engels" (1.920 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Last Comic Standing" (3.284 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.259 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the premiere of "The Quest" (2.806 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) alongside new episodes of "Rookie Blue" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "NY Med" (5.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.021 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up a repeat of "Sleepy Hollow" (1.769 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) plus a new "Gang Related" (2.273 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.576 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.621 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.598 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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