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[06/30/17 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Win Tight Race in Viewers, Demos
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 (6/29/17):

CBS (4.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Life in Pieces" (4.689 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) followed by a new "Big Brother 19" (5.305 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the return of "Zoo" (3.068 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

NBC (4.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "The Wall" (4.652 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "The Night Shift" (4.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.403 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with week two of "Boy Band" (2.709 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), the premiere of "Battle of the Network Stars" (4.030 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and a new "The Gong Show" (3.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.783 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up fresh installments from "Beat Shazam" (3.129 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Love Connection" (2.437 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (1.058 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a second "Supernatural" (0.966 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.012 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Night Shift
+12.50% - Hollywood Game Night
+11.11% - The Wall
0.00% - The Gong Show
-10.00% - Beat Shazam
-22.22% - Love Connection
-28.57% - Boy Band

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Bones)
+75.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Aquarius)
+40.00% - Love Connection (vs. Home Free)
0.00% - The Wall (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition)
0.00% - The Gong Show (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
-9.09% - Battle of the Network Stars (vs. Greatest Hits)
-11.11% - Big Brother 19
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming)
-28.57% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
-44.44% - Boy Band (vs. BattleBots)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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