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[08/10/18 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts as NFL Boosts All Networks
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 (8/9/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games (across all networks) are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (6.417 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) emerged as the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.290 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Young Sheldon" (7.073 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Big Brother 20" (7.429 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "SWAT" (4.642 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

NBC (4.972 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then took home the silver with its lineup of "America's Got Talent: Road to Lives" (6.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Trial & Error" (4.947 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), another "Trial & Error" (4.249 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.528 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.995 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with encores of "MasterChef" (3.793 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and another "MasterChef" (4.198 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.120 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "The Gong Show" (4.209 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Match Game" (4.468 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Take Two" (3.683 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "Supernatural" (1.121 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Black Lightning" (1.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.077 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. 7/26/18)
+120.00% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. 7/26/18)
+100.00% - Take Two
+66.67% - Match Gam (vs. 7/26/18)
+60.00% - The Gong Show
+42.86% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Gong Show (vs. Boy Band)
0.00% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. Great News (Repeat))
0.00% - Match Game (vs. The Story of Diana - Part 2)
-9.09% - Big Brother 20
-20.00% - Take Two (vs. The Story of Diana - Part 2)
-35.29% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update)

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· 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.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.7/3, delayed by a PGA Golf report. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2, delayed by a PGA Golf report.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/10/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games (across all networks) are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (5.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.055 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Kevin Can Wait" (5.772 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Big Brother 19" (7.298 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Zoo" (3.476 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Silver then went to NBC (5.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its lineup of "The Wall" (6.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" (6.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), a repeat "Great News" (3.865 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Night Shift" (4.523 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was FOX (3.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and fresh installments from "Beat Shazam" (3.739 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Love Connection" (3.520 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.130 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a new "Boy Band" (3.435 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and the conclusion to "The Story of Diana - Part 2" (5.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.079 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.737 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.635 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.883 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Love Connection
+60.00% - Zoo
+40.00% - Boy Band
+37.50% - Beat Shazam
+25.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+20.00% - The Wall (vs. 7/27/17)
+15.79% - Big Brother 19
+12.50% - The Night Shift (vs. 7/27/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Beat Shazam (vs. Rosewood (Repeat))
+81.82% - The Story of Diana - Part 2 (vs. $100,000 Pyramid/Match Game (Repeats))
+66.67% - Love Connection (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+66.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+25.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+22.22% - Big Brother 19
+14.29% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
0.00% - Boy Band (vs. BattleBots (Repeat))
-81.11% - Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-86.67% - The Wall (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-90.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.7/3, delayed by a PGA Golf report. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2, delayed by a PGA Golf report.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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