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[07/26/18 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Share Adults 18-49 Crown
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 (7/25/18):

CBS (3.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and FOX (3.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the latter offered up new episodes of "MasterChef" (3.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.136 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

The Eye then served up fresh installments of "Big Brother 20" (5.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.729 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a repeat "SEAL Team" (2.786 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

Next up was NBC (3.972 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the Wednesday premiere of "World of Dance" (4.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) alongside a new "Reverie" (2.164 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.105 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "The Goldbergs" (2.445 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Modern Family" (2.433 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Shark Tank" (2.311 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, the premiere of "Burden of Truth" (0.931 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and the penultimate "The Originals" (0.891 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Originals
+7.14% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Reverie
-10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
-16.67% - World of Dance (vs. 7/24/18)
-25.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+36.99% - World of Dance (vs. Various)
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Reverie (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. Salvation)
0.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-11.76% - Big Brother 20

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/26/17):

CBS (4.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "Big Brother 19" (6.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Salvation" (3.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.277 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

FOX (2.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.958 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with the season finale of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (5.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) followed by a new "The Carmichael Show" (3.335 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.845 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.889 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Speechless" (2.432 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), "Modern Family" (2.845 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.613 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "Modern Family" (2.506 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and another "The Goldbergs" (2.240 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.744 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "Supernatural" (0.636 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
-5.56% - Big Brother 19
-9.09% - MasterChef
-14.29% - Salvation
-14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Salvation (vs. American Gothic)
-14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-36.36% - The Carmichael Show (vs. The Night Shift)
-52.94% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 1.7/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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