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[07/16/20 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "United We Fall" Opens on Top for ABC
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 (7/15/20):

ABC (2.477 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) pulled into the top demo spot on Wednesday thanks to the premiere of "United We Fall" (4.232 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1), a second "United We Fall" (3.591 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), repeats of "The Conners" (2.392 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "American Housewife" (1.796 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.425 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

NBC (3.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) shared in said honors with its repeat trio of "Chicago Med" (3.426 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (3.622 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (3.481 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with originals from "Tough as Nails" (3.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Game On!" (2.329 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) alongside a repeat "SEAL Team" (1.953 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.286 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up a repeat "MasterChef" (1.377 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and a new "Ultimate Tag" (1.195 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) wrapped the night with new episodes from "The 100" (0.628 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Bulletproof" (0.382 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The 100
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Bulletproof
-16.67% - Tough as Nails
-40.00% - Ultimate Tag
-50.00% - Game On! (vs. 7/1/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 100 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-14.29% - United We Fall - 8:00 (vs. Press Your Luck)
-16.67% - Tough as Nails (vs. Love Island)
-28.57% - United We Fall - 8:30 (vs. Press Your Luck)
-50.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Match Game)
-50.00% - Bulletproof (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-50.00% - Ultimate Tag (vs. First Responders Live)
-70.00% - Game On! (vs. Big Brother 21)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/19):

FOX (2.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday for the first time this summer with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.041 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "First Responders Live" (2.304 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

ABC (3.409 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then had to settle for second with its trio of "Press Your Luck" (3.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Card Sharks" (3.171 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Match Game" (3.129 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.996 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with new episodes of "Love Island" (2.510 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Big Brother 21" (3.963 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) plus a repeat "SWAT" (2.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.579 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.386 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Songland" (2.068 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) alongside a new "The InBetween" (2.283 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.858 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.624 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - First Responders Live
+14.29% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Match Game (vs. 6/26/19)
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - The InBetween
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-12.50% - Press Your Luck (vs. 6/26/19)
-16.67% - Card Sharks (vs. 6/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Big Brother 21 (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
0.00% - The InBetween (vs. Reverie)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals)
-20.00% - MasterChef
-22.22% - Press Your Luck (vs. The 2018 ESPY Awards)
-33.33% - Match Game (vs. The 2018 ESPY Awards)
-40.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back)
-44.44% - Card Sharks (vs. The 2018 ESPY Awards)
-57.14% - Love Island (vs. Big Brother 20)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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