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[07/12/18 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Reclaim Top Spots
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/11/18):

CBS (5.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was back in front on Wednesday with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), the premiere of "TKO: Total Knock Out" (4.042 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and an original "Code Black" (5.654 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

FOX (3.195 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.276 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.114 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.703 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" (5.875 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and a new "Reverie" (2.358 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.250 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.688 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "The Goldbergs" (2.246 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.099 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "American Housewife" (1.923 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Shark Tank" (2.274 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, an encore of "The Outpost" (0.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "The Originals" (0.753 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.775 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Big Brother 20
+33.33% - Code Black
+33.33% - Reverie (vs. 6/27/18)
-10.00% - MasterChef (vs. 6/27/18)
-18.18% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. 6/27/18)
-33.33% - The Originals (vs. 6/20/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+28.57% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. Salvation)
0.00% - Reverie (vs. This Is Us (Repeat))
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time)
-10.00% - MasterChef
-21.05% - Big Brother 20

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," 1.3/3 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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," 1.1/4 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 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/12/17):

ABC (5.303 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Wednesday with its telecast of "The 2017 ESPY Awards" (5.303 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (4.904 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for the silver with a new "Big Brother 19" (6.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), the premiere of "Salvation" (4.833 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.698 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "MasterChef" (3.441 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.956 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up new episodes of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (6.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.190 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) plus repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.472 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "This Is Us" (1.954 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, a repeat "Arrow" (0.787 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the special "The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time" (0.628 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. 6/28/17)
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. 6/28/17)
-10.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - Big Brother 19
-9.09% - MasterChef
-12.50% - The 2017 ESPY Awards
-12.50% - Salvation (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-25.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-50.00% - The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-60.87% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. America's Got Talent)
-69.57% - The Carmichael Show (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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