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[08/09/18 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off ABC, NBC in Demo Race
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/8/18):

FOX (3.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the demo competition on Wednesday with fresh installments from "MasterChef" (3.649 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back" (3.023 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

ABC (4.724 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was a close second with its annual "CMA Fest 2018" (4.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Sharing the silver was NBC (3.815 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with another two-hour "World of Dance" (4.709 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and the season finale of "Reverie" (2.028 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Big Brother 20" (5.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.639 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Criminal Minds" (2.772 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

And finally, week two of "Burden of Truth" (0.821 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) rounded out the night on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. 7/25/18)
0.00% - Reverie
-50.00% - Burden of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+11.11% - MasterChef
-21.43% - World of Dance (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-25.00% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - CMA Fest 2018 (vs. 8/16/17)
-46.67% - Reverie (vs. The Carmichael Show)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. Arrow (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," 1.4/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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