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[07/05/18 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" Sparks NBC 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/4/18):

NBC (6.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) claimed top honors on the holiday evening with its annual coverage of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (7.457 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) followed by an encore of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (4.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

CBS (4.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "Young Sheldon" (3.671 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "Young Sheldon" (3.595 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Big Brother 20" (3.907 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Code Black" (4.948 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was ABC (1.846 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "The Goldbergs" (2.126 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), another "The Goldbergs" (1.677 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Modern Family" (1.718 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "American Housewife" (1.572 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (1.993 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up second runs of "MasterChef" (1.544 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (1.517 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, encores of "The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala" (0.744 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.540 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Code Black
-40.00% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.58% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. Various)
+28.57% - Big Brother 20 (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Criminal Minds (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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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," 0.2/1 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 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/5/17):

CBS (4.717 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with a new "Big Brother 19" (6.071 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) alongside a repeat "Criminal Minds" (4.161 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and a second "Criminal Minds" (3.919 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

NBC (3.871 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then took home the silver with its mix of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (6.629 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "The Carmichael Show" (3.456 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and repeats of "The Carmichael Show" (2.737 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "This Is Us" (1.889 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Next up was FOX (2.122 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with rebroadcasts of "MasterChef" (2.511 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.734 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.958 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.376 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Speechless" (2.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "Modern Family" (3.030 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "American Housewife" (2.535 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) plus the Monday-bound "To Tell the Truth" (3.122 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.743 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.624 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.683 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young
+5.88% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O'Neals (Repeats))
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-41.18% - Little Big Shots: Forever Young (vs. America's Got Talent)
-58.82% - The Carmichael Show (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," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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," 0.3/2 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 0.9/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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