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[07/20/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Home Top Honors with "Big Brother"
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/19/17):

CBS (4.877 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the competition on Wednesday with new episodes of "Big Brother 19" (6.152 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Salvation" (4.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) plus a repeat "Criminal Minds" (4.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

The silver then went to FOX (2.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.419 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (2.101 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was NBC (3.581 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with originals from "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (5.781 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.267 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) followed by repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.641 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "This Is Us" (2.009 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) resumed repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.006 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Speechless" (2.177 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), "Modern Family" (2.524 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "American Housewife" (2.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Modern Family" (2.365 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and another "The Goldbergs" (1.983 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.863 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.747 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) rounded out the night for The CW (0.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
+10.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Salvation
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-11.11% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Salvation (vs. American Gothic)
+5.88% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-8.33% - MasterChef
-63.64% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. America's Got Talent)
-68.18% - The Carmichael Show (vs. America's Got Talent)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/20/16):

NBC (8.700 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home top honors on Wednesday with a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (10.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "NBC News Special" (5.653 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

CBS (3.347 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "Big Brother 18" (5.473 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "American Gothic" (2.458 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "CBS News Special" (2.111 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Next up was FOX (2.963 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with originals from "MasterChef" (3.804 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Wayward Pines" (2.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.890 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "The Goldbergs" (2.521 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.738 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Black-ish" (2.330 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus "ABC News Special" (2.018 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.151 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.200 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.109 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.097 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - American Gothic
+9.09% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 18
-4.35% - America's Got Talent
-12.50% - Wayward Pines
-25.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.96% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Last Comic Standing)
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-5.56% - Big Brother 18
-14.29% - American Gothic (vs. Extant)
-14.29% - MasterChef
-22.22% - Wayward Pines (vs. Home Free)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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