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[07/05/19 - 06:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Tops Charts for CBS
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 (7/3/19):

CBS (3.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a new "Big Brother 21" (4.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) alongside the penultimate "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (2.660 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and the season finale of "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget" (2.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

ABC (2.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with encores of "Press Your Luck" (3.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Card Sharks" (2.537 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Match Game" (2.597 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.234 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.758 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Songland" (1.685 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) plus a new "The InBetween" (2.258 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) opted for repeats of "MasterChef" (1.630 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "First Responders Live" (1.449 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.536 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.744 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.327 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (vs. 6/19/19)
-9.09% - Big Brother 21
-25.00% - The InBetween (vs. 6/19/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Big Brother 21 (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-50.00% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 10:00 (vs. Code Black)
-66.67% - NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget - 9:00 (vs. Big Brother 20)
-66.67% - The InBetween (vs. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (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," 1.3/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/1 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.4/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/4/18):

NBC (6.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) claimed top honors on the holiday evening with its annual coverage of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (7.457 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) followed by an encore of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (4.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

CBS (4.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "Young Sheldon" (3.671 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "Young Sheldon" (3.595 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Big Brother 20" (3.907 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Code Black" (4.948 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was ABC (1.846 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.126 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), another "The Goldbergs" (1.677 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Modern Family" (1.718 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "American Housewife" (1.572 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (1.993 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up second runs of "MasterChef" (1.544 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (1.517 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, encores of "The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala" (0.744 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.540 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Code Black
-40.00% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.58% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. Various)
+28.57% - Big Brother 20 (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds (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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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