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[07/15/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts as "Big Brother" Rises
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 (7/14/16):

CBS (5.517 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.197 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 18" (5.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Code Black" (4.326 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

ABC (4.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its special "The President and The People: A National Conversation" (5.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by a new "Greatest Hits" (4.441 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a repeat "Match Game" (3.077 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.168 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with originals from "Bones" (4.228 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Home Free" (2.109 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.610 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up an encore "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (2.941 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside originals from "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (3.047 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Aquarius" (1.844 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.706 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.724 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.714 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition
0.00% - Home Free
0.00% - Aquarius
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-10.00% - Greatest Hits
-11.11% - Bones (vs. 6/23/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. Dates)
+14.29% - Bones (vs. Boom!)
+12.50% - Greatest Hits (vs. Mistresses)
0.00% - The President and The People: A National Conversation (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
-5.00% - Big Brother 18
-18.18% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. Dateline NBC)
-44.44% - Home Free (vs. Wayward Pines)
-54.55% - Aquarius (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/16/15):

CBS (5.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Mom" (5.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 17" (6.004 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Under the Dome" (4.789 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

NBC (4.888 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its revised lineup of "Food Fighters" (3.815 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its original trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.505 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Mistresses" (3.283 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Rookie Blue" (3.615 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.605 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) served up new episodes of "Boom!" (2.012 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Wayward Pines" (3.199 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.781 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Beauty and the Beast" (1.039 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12), "Dates" (0.549 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and another "Dates" (0.496 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.1 and a 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast
+25.00% - The Astronaut Wives Club
+12.50% - Food Fighters
+5.26% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Mistresses
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Boom!
0.00% - Dates - 9:30
-10.00% - Under the Dome
-10.00% - Wayward Pines
-15.38% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/25/15)
-50.00% - Dates - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+80.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
+22.22% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
0.00% - Dates - 9:30 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
0.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Gang Related)
0.00% - Dates - 9:00 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-4.76% - Big Brother 17
-11.11% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
-18.18% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-22.22% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)
-58.82% - Boom! (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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