Wednesday final ratings: Presidential forum, ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘Big Brother’ adjust up


Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Wednesday’s three top shows in adults 18-49 had their ratings adjust up from the early numbers to the finals.

With the addition of a simulcast on MSNBC (which carried the same commercials as the NBC broadcast) and adjustments for live airings on the West Coast, NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum” adjusts up to a 2.4, six tenths better than its preliminary number. “America’s Got Talent” (2.0) and “Big Brother” (1.9) each adjusted up a tenth.

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. Commander in Chief Forum (NBC) – S (includes MSNBC simulcast) 2.4/9 14.72
Big Brother (CBS) 1.9/7 6.14
Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 1.4/5 4.39
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.9/4 3.27
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) 0.4/1 1.54
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.9/4 2.92
9 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) 2.0/7 10.61
Modern Family (ABC) – R 1.0/4 3.21
American Gothic (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – F 0.5/2 2.55
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.4/1 1.31
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.8/3 2.57
Whose Line Is it Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.4/1 1.25
10 p.m. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) 1.2/5 5.22
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.8/3 2.63
10:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) – R 0.7/3 2.42


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.4/5 1.0/4 0.9/3  0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.18 4.39 3.75 2.84 1.41


: 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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