Thursday final ratings: Olympics adjust up, others down with NFL pre-emptions
Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
Thursday’s final ratings look a lot like they did last week: The Olympics on NBC closed up from the early ratings, while NFL pre-emptions on the other networks pushed everything else down.
The Olympics adjusted up four tenths of a point in adults 18-49 to a 6.1, as the first half-hour aired without ads and is excluded from the final average. “Big Brother” (1.8) dipped a tenth of a point for CBS, among the smaller NFL adjustments.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Summer Olympics (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||6.1/22||21.70|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.1/5||5.66|
|BattleBots (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.10|
|Rosewood (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.54|
|Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.68|
|8:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||0.9/4||3.94|
|9 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.8/6||5.37|
|Bones (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.63|
|The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R||0.4/1||1.94|
|My Last Days (The CW)||0.1/1||0.45|
|10 p.m.||Code Black (CBS) – R||0.6/3||2.75|
|Match Game (ABC) – R||0.4/1||1.98|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||6.1/22||1.1/4||0.4/1||0.5/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||21.70||4.30||1.59||2.01||0.57|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.