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[07/25/19 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Shares Demos Honors with CBS, FOX
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 (7/24/19):

ABC (3.429 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Wednesday with its game show mix of "Press Your Luck" (3.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Card Sharks" (3.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Match Game" (3.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (2.756 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and FOX (2.571 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) then shared in the demo honors as the latter offered up originals from "MasterChef" (3.147 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "First Responders Live" (1.995 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

The Eye served up its mix of "Love Island" (2.314 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Big Brother 21" (3.820 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and a repeat "SWAT" (2.135 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.362 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Songland" (1.933 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "The InBetween" (2.152 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.157 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (1.065 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) combined to close out the night on The CW (1.111 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin
+20.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Press Your Luck
0.00% - Match Game
-12.50% - MasterChef
-16.67% - Love Island
-25.00% - The InBetween
-33.33% - First Responders Live

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Big Brother 21 (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
+16.67% - Press Your Luck (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeats))
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
0.00% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-25.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
-30.00% - MasterChef
-55.56% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-66.67% - Love Island (vs. Big Brother 20)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/25/18):

CBS (3.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and FOX (3.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared the demo crown on Wednesday as the latter offered up new episodes of "MasterChef" (3.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.136 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

The Eye then served up fresh installments of "Big Brother 20" (5.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.729 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a repeat "SEAL Team" (2.786 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

Next up was NBC (3.972 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the Wednesday premiere of "World of Dance" (4.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) alongside a new "Reverie" (2.164 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.105 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "The Goldbergs" (2.445 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Modern Family" (2.433 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Shark Tank" (2.311 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, the premiere of "Burden of Truth" (0.931 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and the penultimate "The Originals" (0.891 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Originals
+7.14% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Reverie
-10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
-16.67% - World of Dance (vs. 7/24/18)
-25.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+36.99% - World of Dance (vs. Various)
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Reverie (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. Salvation)
0.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-11.76% - 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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.4/2; "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 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; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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