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[08/23/18 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "World of Dance" Team for NBC Victory
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/22/18):

NBC (6.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) scored the top spot on Wednesday with fresh installments from "America's Got Talent" (9.526 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "World of Dance" (5.098 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

FOX (3.280 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then snagged the silver with its expanded two-hour "MasterChef" (3.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.822 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Big Brother 20" (5.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Criminal Minds" (2.910 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "The Goldbergs" (2.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "American Housewife" (2.180 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) plus "The Story of the Royals, Part 1" (4.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

And finally, a new "Burden of Truth" (0.860 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.630 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night over on The CW (0.745 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
+9.09% - World of Dance
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - World of Dance (vs. Marlon/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - The Story of the Royals, Part 1 (vs. Various (Repeats))
-5.88% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (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," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.3/2 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 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," 0.9/3 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," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/23/17):

NBC (6.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a new "America's Got Talent" (10.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by "Marlon" (4.972 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), a second "Marlon" (3.819 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.083 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

FOX (3.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its expanded two-hour "MasterChef" (3.436 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Big Brother 19" (6.130 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Salvation" (3.142 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (2.983 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.205 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) resumed repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.502 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Speechless" (1.954 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Modern Family" (2.447 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "American Housewife" (2.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Modern Family" (2.186 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and another "The Goldbergs" (1.928 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.038 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (1.150 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) on The CW (1.094 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
0.00% - Marlon - 9:30
0.00% - Salvation
-4.76% - America's Got Talent
-7.69% - Marlon - 9:00
-10.53% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-15.00% - Big Brother 19
-23.08% - MasterChef
-28.57% - Salvation (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-42.86% - Marlon - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent)
-52.38% - Marlon - 9:30 (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 1.7/5 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 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," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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