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[07/26/19 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Tops Competitive Night
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 (7/25/19):

CBS (2.938 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on a competitive Thursday with its trio of "Love Island" (2.300 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "Big Brother 21" (3.861 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Elementary" (2.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

FOX (2.822 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) then shared in the adults 18-49 honors with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.152 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "Spin the Wheel" (2.492 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) and its lineup of "Holey Moley" (3.323 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3), "Family Food Fight" (1.855 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Reef Break" (1.907 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) offered up a repeat "The Wall" (3.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), a new "Hollywood Game Night" (2.353 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.412 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, the penultimate "iZombie" (0.632 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a new "The Outpost" (0.534 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.583 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Family Food Fight
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Holey Moley
0.00% - Spin the Wheel
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - Reef Break
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - The Outpost
-20.00% - Elementary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Holey Moley (vs. The Gong Show)
+11.11% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Trial & Error)
-12.50% - MasterChef (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-25.00% - Reef Break (vs. Take Two)
-33.33% - Family Food Fight (vs. Match Game)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Burden of Truth (Repeat))
-33.33% - Big Brother 21
-41.18% - Love Island (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-50.00% - Spin the Wheel (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - The Outpost (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))

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

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Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/26/18):

CBS (4.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.402 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Big Brother 20" (5.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "SWAT" (2.992 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

FOX (3.109 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a new "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.867 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.352 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.871 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its trio of "The Gong Show" (2.749 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Match Game" (3.325 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Take Two" (2.540 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.604 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.479 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), week two of "Trial & Error" (2.165 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), a second "Trial & Error" (1.786 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.356 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, encores of "Burden of Truth" (1.225 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Black Lightning" (0.937 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.081 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - The Gong Show
0.00% - Take Two
-6.25% - Big Brother 20
-16.67% - Trial & Error - 9:00
-20.00% - Trial & Error - 9:30

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection)
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Beat Shazam)
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Battle of the Network Stars)
0.00% - The Gong Show (vs. Boy Band)
-21.05% - Big Brother 20
-33.33% - Take Two (vs. The Gong Show)
-50.00% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. The Wall)
-60.00% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. The Wall)

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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