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[08/10/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Recap Puts NBC on Top
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 (8/9/17):

NBC (5.769 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (7.236 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) recap followed by a new "The Carmichael Show" (3.128 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and the finale to "The Carmichael Show" (2.540 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

CBS (4.367 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Big Brother 19" (6.588 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Salvation" (3.441 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) plus a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.074 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was ABC (5.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.553 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Speechless" (3.238 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) alongside the special "The Story of Diana - Part 1" (6.125 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.549 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.410 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.688 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.963 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Supernatural" (0.885 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Salvation
+14.29% - The Carmichael Show
+5.26% - Big Brother 19
-10.00% - MasterChef
-16.67% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.68% - The Story of Diana - Part 1 (vs. Various (Repeats))
+50.00% - MasterChef (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+11.11% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Salvation (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-16.67% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
-89.47% - The Carmichael Show - 10:00 (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-90.79% - The Carmichael Show - 10:30 (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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 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 (8/10/16):

NBC (26.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1) held onto the top spot with its "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (26.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1) coverage.

CBS (3.739 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home a distant second with its mix of "Big Brother 18" (5.896 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Criminal Minds" (2.946 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "American Gothic" (2.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Next up was ABC (2.003 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its marathon of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.280 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), more "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.951 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), yet another "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Modern Family" (1.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Black-ish" (1.724 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) opted for a repeat "MasterChef" (1.775 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, The CW (1.263 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.410 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.164 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.070 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-20.00% - American Gothic

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. A Wicked Offer)
-14.29% - Big Brother 18
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-33.33% - American Gothic (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))

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

Late-night metered market ratings will return following the Olympics.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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