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[08/15/19 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off Demo Competition; NBC Tops Total 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/18):

NBC (6.680 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) got a boost on Wednesday thanks to the results premiere of "America's Got Talent" (9.631 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and a new two-hour "World of Dance" (5.205 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

FOX (3.262 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with a new "MasterChef" (3.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and the season fianle of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.189 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.847 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.816 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.822 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Criminal Minds" (2.906 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.902 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.196 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Modern Family" (2.301 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "American Housewife" (1.923 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Shark Tank" (1.813 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.864 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.683 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Burden of Truth
+11.11% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
+6.67% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - World of Dance
-10.00% - MasterChef

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+25.00% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
-15.79% - Big Brother 20
-28.57% - America's Got Talent

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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