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[07/06/18 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts
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 (7/5/18):

CBS (4.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the post-holiday charge with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.932 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (5.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Big Brother 20" (4.944 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "SWAT" (3.035 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

NBC (3.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the second place draw with its lineup of "Little Big Shots" (6.390 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Marlon" (2.970 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "Marlon" (2.377 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.440 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with originals from "The Gong Show" (3.487 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Match Game" (3.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Take Two" (2.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (1.595 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (1.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.765 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Black Lightning" (0.635 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Gong Show
+14.29% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - Marlon - 9:00
0.00% - Marlon - 9:30
-20.00% - Take Two

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Gong Show (vs. Boy Band)
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
0.00% - Match Game (vs. Battle of the Network Stars)
-31.58% - Big Brother 20
-33.33% - Marlon - 9:00 (vs. The Wall)
-33.33% - Marlon - 9:30 (vs. The Wall)
-42.86% - Take Two (vs. The Gong Show)

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.4/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/6/17):

CBS (4.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Big Brother 19" (6.015 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Zoo" (2.882 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

NBC (4.239 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "The Wall" (4.472 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "The Night Shift" (4.195 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (2.959 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its combination of "Boy Band" (2.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Battle of the Network Stars" (3.012 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Gong Show" (3.044 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.070 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Beat Shazam" (2.270 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Love Connection" (1.871 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala" (1.194 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.194 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Zoo
+20.00% - Boy Band
+18.75% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - The Night Shift
-10.00% - The Wall
-11.11% - Hollywood Game Night
-22.22% - The Gong Show
-30.00% - Battle of the Network Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Aquarius)
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - The Wall (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition)
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Gong Show (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
-14.29% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
-30.00% - Battle of the Network Stars (vs. Greatest Hits)
-33.33% - Boy Band (vs. BattleBots)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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