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[07/07/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest CBS 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/7/16):

CBS (5.498 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) continued its reign on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.230 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.274 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Big Brother 18" (6.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Code Black" (4.199 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

ABC (3.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "BattleBots" (3.504 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Greatest Hits" (3.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by a repeat "Match Game" (3.339 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.749 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a repeat "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (3.105 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside fresh installments of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (3.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Aquarius" (1.925 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.368 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a second run "Bones" (2.798 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and a new "Home Free" (1.939 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.719 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.805 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Aquarius
0.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - BattleBots
0.00% - Home Free
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-9.09% - Greatest Hits
-10.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. Aquarius)
+33.33% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. Dates)
+25.00% - Aquarius (vs. Hannibal)
+25.00% - Greatest Hits (vs. Mistresses)
+12.50% - BattleBots (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
-5.26% - Big Brother 18
-50.00% - Home Free (vs. Wayward Pines)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (with some preemptions for news coverage), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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