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[08/13/20 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Tops Demos; "Got Talent" Leads Viewers
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/12/20):

NBC (4.274 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and CBS (3.075 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared the demo crown as the former offered up a new "America's Got Talent" (6.055 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), the season finale of "World of Dance" (4.140 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and a repeat "Chicago PD" (2.628 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

The Eye then served up originals from "Big Brother 22" (4.172 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Tough as Nails" (3.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) plus a repeat "SEAL Team" (1.992 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was ABC (1.832 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its mix of "United We Fall" (3.154 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), a repeat "The Goldbergs" (1.865 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.638 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and the final episode of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.349 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.310 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) continued with repeats of "MasterChef" (1.282 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and another "MasterChef" (1.338 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, originals from "The 100" (0.629 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Coroner" (0.656 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) on The CW (0.643 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Big Brother 22
0.00% - United We Fall
0.00% - Tough as Nails
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Coroner
0.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Tough as Nails (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+10.00% - Big Brother 22
0.00% - United We Fall (vs. Press Your Luck (Repeat))
0.00% - Coroner (vs. Hypnotize Me)
0.00% - The 100 (vs. Bulletproof)
-14.29% - World of Dance (vs. Songland)
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 9:00 (vs. Card Sharks)
-36.36% - America's Got Talent
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 10:00 (vs. Match Game)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/14/19):

FOX (2.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) remained the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to a new "MasterChef" (2.957 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and week two of "BH90210" (2.570 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

NBC (4.585 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with the time period premieres of "America's Got Talent" (7.723 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Songland" (3.655 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) plus the season finale of "The InBetween" (2.377 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was CBS (3.099 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Big Brother 21" (4.282 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.578 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and another "SEAL Team" (2.437 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.171 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat of "Press Your Luck" (3.217 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by the season finales of "Card Sharks" (3.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Match Game" (3.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.566 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its second weeks of "Bulletproof" (0.635 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.497 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Songland (vs. 7/2/19)
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - The InBetween
0.00% - Hypnotize Me
-9.09% - Big Brother 21
-11.11% - MasterChef
-40.00% - BH90210
-50.00% - Bulletproof

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Card Sharks (vs. Modern Family/American Housewife (Repeats))
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-10.00% - BH90210 (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-11.11% - MasterChef
-26.67% - America's Got Talent
-36.36% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)
-37.50% - Big Brother 21
-50.00% - Hypnotize Me (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Burden of Truth)
-63.64% - The InBetween (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," 1.2/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/6; 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," 0.3/2; "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 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/4 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 0.4/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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