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[07/17/20 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with Originals
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/16/20):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: "30 Rock: A One-Time Special" did not air in all markets.]

ABC (2.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Holey Moley" (3.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1), "Don't" (2.655 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and "To Tell the Truth" (2.932 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

CBS (3.041 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) claimed the total viewer crown with its repeat lineup of "Young Sheldon" (4.101 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "The Unicorn" (2.893 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Mom" (3.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), another "Mom" (3.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.408 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Next up was NBC (1.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with it special "30 Rock: A One-Time Special" (2.492 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) followed by repeats of "Superstore" (1.139 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.883 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.464 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) offered up a new "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.388 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) alongside the season finale of "Labor of Love" (0.976 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, the debut of "Killer Camp" (0.520 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) plus repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.396 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.423 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.465 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party
0.00% - Labor of Love
-16.67% - Holey Moley
-28.57% - Don't
-33.33% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Don't (vs. Family Food Fight)
+33.33% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Reef Break)
-16.67% - Holey Moley
-33.33% - 30 Rock: A One-Time Special (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-50.00% - Killer Camp (vs. iZombie)
-57.14% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. MasterChef)
-60.00% - Labor of Love (vs. Spin the Wheel)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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