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[06/05/20 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Goes Out on Top for ABC
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/4/20):

ABC (4.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with the season finale of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (6.555 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) followed by fresh installments of "Holey Moley" (3.940 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.568 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

The silver went to CBS (4.022 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (5.061 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), a new "Man with a Plan" (4.753 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Mom" (4.596 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), a new "Broke" (4.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and "SWAT" (2.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with its lineup of "Council of Dads" (2.821 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Blindspot" (1.982 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "NBC News Special: America in Crisis" (1.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.503 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Labor of Love" (0.941 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

And finally, closing out the evening were originals from "Burden of Truth" (0.532 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.425 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Celebrity Watch Party
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Council of Dads
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark
-12.50% - Holey Moley
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth
-16.67% - Broke
-33.33% - Labor of Love

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. Paradise Hotel)
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
0.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
0.00% - In the Dark
-12.50% - Holey Moley (vs. The $100,000 Pyramid (Repeat))
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
-16.67% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie)
-50.00% - Labor of Love (vs. Paradise Hotel)
-73.33% - Council of Dads (vs. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5)
-80.00% - Blindspot (vs. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5)
-80.00% - NBC News Special: America in Crisis (vs. Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/6/19):

NBC (5.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.246 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (4.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two network with its repeat lineup of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.909 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.322 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.089 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Young Sheldon" (4.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Mom" (4.404 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Elementary" (3.661 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.292 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the penultimate "Paradise Hotel" (1.337 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and the conclusion to "Paradise Hotel" (1.247 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, fresh installments of "iZombie" (0.718 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "In the Dark" (0.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.665 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00
0.00% - iZombie
-14.29% - Life in Pieces
-50.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
0.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-21.05% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5
-42.86% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00 (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00 (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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 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," 0.2/2 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 0.6/3 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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