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[06/28/18 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top 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 (6/27/18):

CBS (5.417 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got a boost on Wednesday thanks to the two-hour launch of "Big Brother 20" (5.287 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and a new "Code Black" (5.677 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

FOX (3.626 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for the silver with originals from "MasterChef" (3.722 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.531 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.922 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.200 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "World of Dance" (2.770 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "Reverie" (1.796 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.420 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.979 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), another "The Goldbergs" (2.414 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.424 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "American Housewife" (1.986 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Shark Tank" (2.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise opted for repeats of "Supergirl" (1.192 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "The Originals" (0.844 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Code Black
+11.11% - MasterChef
+10.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back
-25.00% - Reverie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+14.29% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - MasterChef
-11.76% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - Reverie (vs. This Is Us (Repeat))

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; 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," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/28/17):

CBS (5.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) surged to the top spot on Wednesday with the two-hour premiere of "Big Brother 19" (5.858 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a repeat "Criminal Minds" (3.574 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

FOX (2.810 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (2.121 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.852 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with originals from "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (6.511 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.512 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) followed by repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "This Is Us" (1.897 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.628 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Speechless" (2.113 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.575 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.333 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and a new "To Tell the Truth" (3.184 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.767 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.748 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.757 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
-10.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young
-12.50% - The Carmichael Show
-14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.93% - Big Brother 19 (vs. Big Brother 18/Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-7.69% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O'Neals (Repeats))
-9.09% - MasterChef
-12.50% - The Carmichael Show (vs. The Night Shift)
-25.00% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming)
-25.00% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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