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[08/05/16 - 08:57 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/4/16):

CBS (5.028 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.788 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.022 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Big Brother 18" (5.858 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Code Black" (3.322 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

NBC (4.086 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with its "Olympic Preview Special" (5.022 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a repeat of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.618 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.488 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with new episodes of "BattleBots" (3.265 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Greatest Hits" (3.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and the season finale of "Greatest Hits" (3.549 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.011 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a new "Home Free" (1.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and the season finale of "Home Free" (2.046 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.201 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.106 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (1.153 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Greatest Hits
+20.00% - Home Free - 9:00
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - BattleBots
0.00% - Home Free - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Greatest Hits - 9:00 (vs. Mistresses)
+50.00% - Greatest Hits - 10:00 (vs. Rookie Blue)
+33.33% - BattleBots (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
+22.22% - Olympic Preview Special (vs. Food Fighters)
+20.00% - Home Free - 9:00 (vs. Bones (Repeat))
0.00% - Home Free - 8:00 (vs. Boom! (Repeat))
-5.00% - Big Brother 18

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/6/15):

CBS (5.492 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its usual mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Mom" (5.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 17" (6.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Under the Dome" (3.874 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

NBC (4.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its duo of "Food Fighters" (3.712 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Dateline NBC" (4.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with originals from "The Astronaut Wives Club" (3.596 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Mistresses" (2.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Rookie Blue" (3.057 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.349 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "Boom!" (2.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Bones" (2.392 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.807 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), a repeat "Dates" (0.476 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) and the season finale of "Dates" (0.460 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.637 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.2 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Food Fighters
+10.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
0.00% - Dates
-14.29% - Rookie Blue
-14.29% - Mistresses
-20.00% - Under the Dome
-25.00% - The Astronaut Wives Club

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
-10.00% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-14.29% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. The Quest)
-25.93% - Big Brother 17
-33.33% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-33.33% - Dates (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-33.33% - Mistresses (vs. NY Med)
-38.46% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
-40.00% - Rookie Blue

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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.4/3 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 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 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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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