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[07/03/20 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Put ABC, CBS on Top
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 (7/2/20):

CBS (3.200 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) pulled in front on Thursday with repeats of "Young Sheldon" (4.217 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1), "The Unicorn" (2.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "Mom" (3.394 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), another "Mom" (3.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.627 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

ABC (2.697 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its own repeat mix of "Holey Moley" (3.128 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1), "Don't" (2.312 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "To Tell the Truth" (2.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

Next up was NBC (2.183 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with the de facto finale of "Council of Dads" (2.808 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) plus a new "Blindspot" (1.876 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.863 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.984 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) opted for repeats of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.245 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Labor of Love" (0.722 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the penultimate weeks of "Burden of Truth" (0.530 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.458 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Council of Dads
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
0.00% - In the Dark (vs. The Top 10 Greatest Animal Movies of All Time (Repeat))
-55.56% - Council of Dads (vs. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular)
-66.67% - Blindspot (vs. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/4/19):

NBC (5.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the holiday victor on Thursday thanks to its annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (5.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) followed by an encore of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (4.316 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

CBS (2.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (3.175 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "Young Sheldon" (3.038 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), another "The Big Bang Theory" (2.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Mom" (2.536 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a new "Elementary" (2.942 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Next up was ABC (1.732 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with encores of "Holey Moley" (2.105 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "Family Food Fight" (1.375 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Reef Break" (1.717 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.381 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) likewise opted for repeats of "MasterChef" (1.322 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Spin the Wheel" (1.440 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.450 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with second runs of "iZombie" (0.465 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "The Top 10 Greatest Animal Movies of All Time" (0.436 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Elementary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. 7/4/18)
-40.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (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," 1.6/5 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," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/2 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 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," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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