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[09/02/16 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Claim Top Spots
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/1/16):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are inflated.]

CBS (6.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged the top spot on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Life in Pieces" (7.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Big Brother 18" (7.728 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Code Black" (4.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

ABC (5.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the number two draw with a new "BattleBots" (5.530 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), the season finale of "BattleBots" (5.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and an encore "Match Game" (4.442 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was FOX (4.979 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with second runs of "Rosewood" (4.843 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Bones" (5.114 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.536 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.644 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "American Ninja Warrior" (4.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, The CW (1.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise opted for encores of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.566 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.522 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - BattleBots
+21.05% - Big Brother 18

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - BattleBots - 8:00 (vs. Beyond the Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - BattleBots - 9:00 (vs. Mistresses)
-4.17% - Big Brother 18

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/3/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are inflated.]

CBS (7.222 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.203 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Mom" (7.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Big Brother 17" (8.195 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Under the Dome" (5.668 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

NBC (5.854 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then claimed the silver with the season finale of "Food Fighters" (5.442 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Next up was ABC (5.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and a repeat "Beyond the Tank" (5.027 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) alongside the respective finales of "Mistresses" (5.342 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Rookie Blue" (5.342 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.692 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Boom!" (4.530 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) and "Bones" (4.855 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.601 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise went with second runs of "Beauty and the Beast" (1.583 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Arrow" (1.620 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.4 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Rookie Blue
+75.00% - Mistresses
+55.56% - Under the Dome
+44.44% - Food Fighters
+20.00% - Big Brother 17
+18.18% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+366.67% - Mistresses (vs. The Quest)
+100.00% - Rookie Blue (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+75.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+9.09% - Big Brother 17
-82.07% - Food Fighters (vs. Sunday Night Football Pre-Kick)
-85.56% - Dateline NBC (vs. Sunday Night Football)

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," 2.9/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.5/4 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," 1.1/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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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