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[07/30/20 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; Splits Demos 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/29/20):

NBC (3.366 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw for the 10th consecutive Wednesday with its lineup of "Chicago Med" (3.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (3.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (3.256 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

The silver went to CBS (2.879 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with a new "Tough as Nails" (3.490 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) followed by rebroadcasts of "The Price Is Right Primetime Special - Big Brother Edition" (2.992 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "SEAL Team" (2.157 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.281 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with a repeat "MasterChef" (1.423 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) alongside the season finale of "Ultimate Tag" (1.139 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.983 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up a new "United We Fall" (3.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1), repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.164 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "The Conners" (1.989 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "American Housewife" (1.568 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.323 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with a repeat "The 100" (0.403 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and the season finale of "Bulletproof" (0.352 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
#DIV/0! - Bulletproof
25.00% - Tough as Nails
0.00% - United We Fall
0.00% - Ultimate Tag
-33.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Tough as Nails (vs. Love Island)
-28.57% - United We Fall (vs. Press Your Luck)
-40.00% - Ultimate Tag (vs. First Responders Live)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-60.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Match Game)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/31/19):

ABC (2.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) was the most-watched network on a competitive Wednesday with its trio of "Press Your Luck" (3.377 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Card Sharks" (2.786 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Match Game" (2.668 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

CBS (2.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and FOX (2.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors as the latter offered up a new "MasterChef" (3.122 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and the Tuesday bound "First Responders Live" (2.073 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was the Eye with its mix of "Love Island" (2.462 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Big Brother 21" (3.794 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and a repeat "SWAT" (2.013 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.899 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) opted for repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.919 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a new "The InBetween" (2.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the penultimate "Jane the Virgin" (0.678 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and the final "Jane the Virgin" (0.662 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The InBetween
+25.00% - First Responders Live
+14.29% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Press Your Luck
0.00% - Love Island
-16.67% - Card Sharks
-16.67% - Match Game
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Big Brother 21 (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+7.69% - Press Your Luck (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeats))
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Burden of Truth)
-9.09% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
-11.11% - MasterChef
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-66.67% - Love Island (vs. Big Brother 20)
-92.86% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (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," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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