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[08/31/18 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/30/18):

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

CBS (5.750 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on an NFL inflated Thursday with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (6.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Mom" (6.199 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Big Brother 20" (6.861 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "SWAT" (4.066 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

FOX (4.177 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home second place with repeats of "MasterChef" (4.383 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "The Gifted" (3.973 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was NBC (4.122 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Will & Grace" (4.341 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Superstore" (3.731 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.429 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.126 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the season finale of "The Gong Show" (4.224 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), a new "Take Two" (4.502 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a second "Take Two" (3.652 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, second runs of "Supernatural" (1.449 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "The Originals" (1.152 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Gong Show
+33.33% - Take Two (vs. 8/16/18)
+12.50% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Take Two - 10:00 (vs. The Gong Show (Repeat))
+12.50% - Take Two - 9:00 (vs. Battle of the Network Stars (Repeat))
-5.26% - Big Brother 20
-11.11% - The Gong Show (vs. Battle of the Network Stars (Repeat))

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/31/17):

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

CBS (5.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (5.245 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), another "Kevin Can Wait" (5.332 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Big Brother 19" (6.967 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Zoo" (3.852 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

FOX (4.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared the demo honors with a repeat "Beat Shazam" (4.860 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and a new "Love Connection" (4.691 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.782 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Wall" (5.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), another "The Wall" (4.914 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and the season finale of "The Night Shift" (4.379 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.279 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up second runs of "Battle of the Network Stars" (3.780 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "Battle of the Network Stars" (3.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "The Gong Show" (2.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.403 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.527 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.441 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) on The CW (2.444 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - Love Connection
+75.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+50.00% - Zoo
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
+12.50% - The Night Shift
+5.56% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
0.00% - Love Connection (vs. Bones (Repeat))
-17.39% - Big Brother 19
-18.18% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Night Shift (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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