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[07/27/17 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night with "Big Brother"
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/26/17):

CBS (4.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "Big Brother 19" (6.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Salvation" (3.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.277 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

FOX (2.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.958 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with the season finale of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (5.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) followed by a new "The Carmichael Show" (3.335 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.845 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.889 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Speechless" (2.432 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), "Modern Family" (2.845 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Housewife" (2.613 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "Modern Family" (2.506 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and another "The Goldbergs" (2.240 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.744 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "Supernatural" (0.636 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
-5.56% - Big Brother 19
-9.09% - MasterChef
-14.29% - Salvation
-14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Salvation (vs. American Gothic)
-14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
-36.36% - The Carmichael Show (vs. The Night Shift)
-52.94% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (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," 1.7/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (7/27/16):

NBC (6.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) claimed top honors on Wednesday with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (9.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "The Night Shift" (5.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "NBC News Special" (3.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

FOX (2.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "MasterChef" (3.342 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "Wayward Pines" (2.335 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Sharing the silver was CBS (3.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its lineup of "Big Brother 18" (5.591 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "American Gothic" (2.483 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "CBS News Special" (2.056 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.818 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.188 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "The Goldbergs" (2.642 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Modern Family" (3.081 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Black-ish" (2.621 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "ABC News Special" (2.689 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.419 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.662 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.661 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.540 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Wayward Pines
0.00% - American Gothic
-5.88% - Big Brother 18
-15.38% - The Night Shift (vs. 7/13/16)
-16.67% - MasterChef
-22.73% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+100.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+6.25% - America's Got Talent
-11.11% - Big Brother 18
-14.29% - American Gothic (vs. Extant)
-22.22% - Wayward Pines (vs. Home Free)
-28.57% - MasterChef
-31.25% - The Night Shift (vs. America's Got Talent)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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