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[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
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 (6/30/16):

CBS (5.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Big Brother 18" (5.773 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Code Black" (3.443 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

ABC (4.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with a new "BattleBots" (3.614 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), the premiere of "Greatest Hits" (4.804 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and an encore "Match Game" (3.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.637 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its trio of "U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming" (5.247 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (3.709 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "Aquarius" (1.955 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.159 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a second run "Bones" (2.408 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and an original "Home Free" (1.912 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.828 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.760 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition
+5.88% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - BattleBots
0.00% - Home Free
0.00% - Aquarius
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. Aquarius)
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+83.33% - Greatest Hits (vs. Mistresses)
+71.43% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming (vs. Food Fighters)
+28.57% - BattleBots (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
0.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Aquarius (vs. Hannibal)
-50.00% - Home Free (vs. Wayward Pines)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/2/15):

CBS (5.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Mom" (5.311 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Big Brother 17" (5.770 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Under the Dome" (5.177 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

FOX (2.683 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Boom!" (2.058 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Wayward Pines" (3.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.598 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.065 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Mistresses" (3.065 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Rookie Blue" (3.663 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.286 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up the return of "Food Fighters" (3.173 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by new episodes of "Aquarius" (2.392 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Hannibal" (1.294 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.931 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a repeat "The Vampire Diaries" (0.526 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.729 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and the latter a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-10.00% - Big Brother 17
-12.50% - The Astronaut Wives Club
-14.29% - Mistresses
-16.67% - Under the Dome
-16.67% - Wayward Pines
-22.22% - Boom!
-33.33% - Aquarius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+25.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Gang Related)
+16.67% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
+16.67% - Food Fighters (vs. Undateable)
+12.50% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-14.29% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)
-14.29% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
-46.67% - Aquarius (vs. Undateable)
-50.00% - Boom! (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-63.64% - Hannibal (vs. Last Comic Standing)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/4 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 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" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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