Wednesday final ratings: ‘Big Brother’ adjusts up, ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘Night Shift’ adjust down
Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Several shows had their adults 18-49 ratings change a bit from Wednesday’s early numbers to the finals.
“Big Brother” adjusted up a tenth of a point to a 1.9. “America’s Got Talent” (2.0, -0.1) and the season finale of “The Night Shift” (1.0, -0.2) each adjusted down, as did an “AGT” rerun (1.2), after factoring out pre-emptions for an NFL preseason game. Reruns of “Criminal Minds” (0.6) and “Black-ish” (0.7), “Modern Family” (0.7) and “The Middle” (0.6) also adjusted down.
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.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.9/7||6.29|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||1.4/5||4.17|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R||1.2/5||6.46|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.37|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.5/2||1.78|
|8:30 p.m.||The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.9/4||2.96|
|9 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC)||2.0/8||10.50|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.9/4||3.00|
|Criminal Minds (CBS) – R||0.6/2||3.12|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)||0.4/1||1.34|
|9:30 p.m.||Black-ish (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.41|
|Whose Line Is it Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.4/1||1.32|
|10 p.m.||The Night Shift (NBC) – F||1.0/4||5.43|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.47|
|American Gothic (CBS)||0.5/2||2.51|
|10:30 p.m.||The Middle (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.24|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.4/5||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.46||4.17||3.97||2.74||1.56|
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