TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘The Night Shift’ ties season high, ‘Big Brother’ leads


Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday include a sizable jump for an NBC drama and steady ratings for CBS’ summer franchise:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.9/8 6.10
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 1.7/7 8.25
Masterchef (FOX) 1.2/5 3.96
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.87
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.92
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.08
9 p.m. Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.8/3 3.75
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.22
Wayward Pines (FOX) 0.8/3 2.36
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.81
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.8/3 2.93
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 1.1/4 5.70
American Gothic (CBS) 0.6/3 3.11
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.37
10:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.98


NBC’s “The Night Shift” tied its season high in adults 18-49 Wednesday, improving three tenths of a point on last week’s two-hour episode to a 1.1. It got some help from an “America’s Got Talent” recap show, which posted a 1.7 from 8 to 10 p.m.

CBS’ “Big Brother” led the night with a 1.9, even with last week’s final number (and up 0.1 from the fast nationals). “American Gothic,” however, fell a tenth to 0.6. “Masterchef’s” 1.2 for FOX also matches last week’s finals, while “Wayward Pines” is currently up a tenth at 0.8.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.7/3  0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.40 4.32 3.16 2.91 0.87


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/4, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.4/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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