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[07/19/19 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts
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 (7/18/19):

CBS (2.985 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday with its trio of "Love Island" (2.343 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (3.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Elementary" (2.824 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Sharing the adults 18-49 crown was FOX (2.697 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (2.936 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "Spin the Wheel" (2.457 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was NBC (2.620 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its mix of "The Wall" (3.341 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), a new "Hollywood Game Night" (2.412 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.109 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.258 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up originals from "Holey Moley" (3.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Family Food Fight" (1.774 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Reef Break" (1.833 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "iZombie" (0.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "The Outpost" (0.556 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.644 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - The Outpost
-16.67% - Spin the Wheel
-16.67% - Love Island
-25.00% - Holey Moley
-25.00% - Reef Break
-40.00% - Family Food Fight

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+50.00% - Holey Moley (vs. Take Two)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-9.09% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Trial & Error)
-12.50% - MasterChef (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-37.50% - Big Brother 21
-40.00% - Reef Break (vs. The Gong Show)
-44.44% - Spin the Wheel (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-47.37% - Love Island (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-50.00% - Family Food Fight (vs. Match Game)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/19/18):

CBS (4.880 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held off the competition on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.045 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Young Sheldon" (5.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Big Brother 20" (5.560 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "SWAT" (3.303 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

FOX (2.833 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with fresh installments of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.657 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and another "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.009 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.086 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.696 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), the return of "Trial & Error" (3.264 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), a second "Trial & Error" (2.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.586 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.819 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a special early "Take Two" (3.107 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13), a new "Match Game" (2.969 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a later "The Gong Show" (2.380 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.629 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Black Lightning" (0.486 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.557 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - 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
-20.00% - Take Two

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection)
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Beat Shazam)
-11.11% - Big Brother 20
-14.29% - Match Game (vs. Battle of the Network Stars)
-16.67% - The Gong Show
-20.00% - Take Two (vs. Boy Band)
-45.45% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. The Wall)
-54.55% - 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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.5/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "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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