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[07/09/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Tough as Nails" Opens on Top for CBS
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 (7/8/20):

CBS (3.521 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to the premiere of "Tough as Nails" (4.196 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) followed by a second "Tough as Nails" (3.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a repeat "SEAL Team" (2.432 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

NBC (3.543 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) remained the most-watched network with its lineup of "Chicago Med" (3.576 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (3.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Chicago PD" (3.493 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was FOX (1.522 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a repeat "MasterChef" (1.514 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and a new "Ultimate Tag" (1.529 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (2.660 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Black-ish" (1.843 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "The Conners" (1.825 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "American Housewife" (1.505 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.408 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, fresh installments from "The 100" (0.686 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Bulletproof" (0.407 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.546 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ultimate Tag (vs. 6/24/20)
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Bulletproof
-50.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ultimate Tag (vs. First Responders Live)
0.00% - Tough as Nails - 8:00 (vs. Love Island)
-40.00% - Tough as Nails - 9:00 (vs. Big Brother 21)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-66.67% - The 100 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-66.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The 2019 ESPYs)


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/10/19):

ABC (3.866 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Wednesday with its presentation of "The 2019 ESPYs" (3.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (3.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with night two of "Love Island" (2.685 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) followed by a new "Big Brother 21" (4.093 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and a repeat "SWAT" (2.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.698 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.031 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "First Responders Live" (2.364 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Songland" (2.043 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and a new "The InBetween" (2.280 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.121 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.715 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) closed out the evening on The CW (0.918 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The InBetween
+25.00% - First Responders Live (vs. 6/26/19)
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. 6/26/19)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 6/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Big Brother 21 (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
0.00% - The 2019 ESPYs (vs. 7/18/18)
-22.22% - MasterChef
-44.44% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-60.00% - Love Island (vs. Big Brother 20)

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," 1.3/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.2/4 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.7/3 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," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.12/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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