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[08/22/19 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
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 (8/21/19):

NBC (4.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Wednesday with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (7.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Songland" (3.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Hollywood Game Night" (1.949 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

CBS (3.193 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then was the number two draw with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.476 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.477 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "SWAT" (2.628 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Next up was FOX (2.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) with originals from "MasterChef" (3.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "BH90210" (2.245 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.105 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for an all-repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.542 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6), "Schooled" (1.941 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Modern Family" (1.933 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Single Parents" (1.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Bulletproof" (0.620 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.697 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.658 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hypnotize Me
+30.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Songland
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Bulletproof
-11.11% - BH90210
-12.50% - MasterChef

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-18.75% - Big Brother 21
-20.00% - BH90210 (vs. MasterChef)
-26.67% - America's Got Talent
-30.00% - MasterChef
-41.67% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth)
-66.67% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. World of Dance)

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," 1.1/3 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 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," 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 with an encore in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.4/2 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/22/18):

NBC (6.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) scored the top spot on Wednesday with fresh installments from "America's Got Talent" (9.526 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "World of Dance" (5.098 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

FOX (3.280 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then snagged the silver with its expanded two-hour "MasterChef" (3.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.822 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Criminal Minds" (2.910 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "The Goldbergs" (2.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "American Housewife" (2.180 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) plus "The Story of the Royals, Part 1" (4.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.860 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.630 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night over on The CW (0.745 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
+9.09% - World of Dance
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - The Story of the Royals, Part 1 (vs. Various (Repeats))
-5.88% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - 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," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 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," 0.9/3 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 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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