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[07/17/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Top Charts 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/16/15):

CBS (5.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Mom" (5.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 17" (6.004 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Under the Dome" (4.789 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

NBC (4.888 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its revised lineup of "Food Fighters" (3.815 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its original trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.505 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Mistresses" (3.283 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Rookie Blue" (3.615 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.605 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) served up new episodes of "Boom!" (2.012 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Wayward Pines" (3.199 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.781 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Beauty and the Beast" (1.039 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12), "Dates" (0.549 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and another "Dates" (0.496 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.1 and a 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast
+25.00% - The Astronaut Wives Club
+12.50% - Food Fighters
+5.26% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Mistresses
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Boom!
0.00% - Dates - 9:30
-10.00% - Under the Dome
-10.00% - Wayward Pines
-15.38% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/25/15)
-50.00% - Dates - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+80.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
+22.22% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
0.00% - Dates - 9:30 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
0.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Gang Related)
0.00% - Dates - 9:00 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-4.76% - Big Brother 17
-11.11% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
-18.18% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-22.22% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)
-58.82% - Boom! (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/14):

CBS (5.105 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.197 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "The Millers" (5.293 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Big Brother 16" (6.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Elementary" (3.043 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

Sharing the demo crown then was FOX (3.779 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (4.865 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2 and "Gang Related" (2.694 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its original lineup of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.880 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Welcome to Sweden" (2.855 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Meet the Engels" (2.078 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Last Comic Standing" (3.319 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up its own first run combination of "Black Box" (3.745 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Rookie Blue" (5.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "NY Med" (5.143 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.510 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.448 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) closed out the night over on The CW (0.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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