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[08/08/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "BH90210" Bows on Top for 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 (8/7/19):

FOX (3.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to a new "MasterChef" (3.358 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the launch of "BH90210" (3.843 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

CBS (2.972 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with the season finale of "Love Island" (2.628 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), a new "Big Brother 21" (3.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a repeat "SWAT" (2.357 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.372 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.921 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "The InBetween" (2.587 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.121 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up the season finale of "Press Your Luck" (3.576 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) alongside originals from "Card Sharks" (2.891 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Match Game" (2.897 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, the premieres of "Bulletproof" (0.803 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.564 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - MasterChef
+10.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - The InBetween
-14.29% - Press Your Luck

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Big Brother 21 (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+100.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth)
+66.67% - BH90210 (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
0.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-10.00% - MasterChef
-33.33% - Press Your Luck (vs. CMA Fest 2018)
-44.44% - Match Game (vs. CMA Fest 2018)
-44.44% - Card Sharks (vs. CMA Fest 2018)
-66.67% - Love Island (vs. 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," 1.3/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/6; 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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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," 0.8/3. 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 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/8/18):

FOX (3.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the demo competition on Wednesday with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.649 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.023 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

ABC (4.724 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was a close second with its annual "CMA Fest 2018" (4.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Sharing the silver was NBC (3.815 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with another two-hour "World of Dance" (4.709 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and the season finale of "Reverie" (2.028 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Big Brother 20" (5.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.639 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Criminal Minds" (2.772 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

And finally, week two of "Burden of Truth" (0.821 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) rounded out the night on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. 7/25/18)
0.00% - Reverie
-50.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+11.11% - MasterChef
-21.43% - World of Dance (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-25.00% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - CMA Fest 2018 (vs. 8/16/17)
-46.67% - Reverie (vs. The Carmichael Show)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.2/2 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," 0.3/2 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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