Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, July 20, 2017

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.2/6 6.47
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 0.9/4 3.88
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.8/4 2.84
Boy Band (ABC) 0.5/3 2.27
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) 0.4/2 1.78
8:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) – R 1.0/5 4.59
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.8/7 5.88
The Wall (NBC) 1.1/4 5.02
Battle of the Network Stars (ABC) 0.7/3 2.54
Love Connection (FOX) 0.7/3 2.33
Hooten & the Lady (The CW) 0.2/1 1.00
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 0.7/3 4.15
Zoo (CBS) 0.6/3 2.89
The Gong Show (ABC) 0.6/3 2.66

 

“Big Brother” scored another ratings victory Thursday night, easily leading the adults 18-49 demographic in primetime.

The CBS show delivered a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, even with last week and the best of the night by six tenths of a point over a “Big Bang Theory” rerun.

“The Wall” (1.1) was down a tenth of a point from last week for NBC but had its second-best performance of the summer. “Hollywood Game Night” (0.9) and “The Night Shift” (0.7) were in line with their last episodes.

“Beat Shazam” fell a tenth of a point to 0.8, but “Love Connection” (0.7) improved a tenth for FOX. ABC’s “Boy Band” (0.5) and “The Gong Show” (0.6) were each off a tenth, while “Battle of the Network Stars” was steady at 0.7. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Hooten & the Lady” were both even with last week.

Network averages:

CBS NBC FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.77 4.35 2.58 2.49 1.39

 

Late-night metered market ratings to come.

Definitions:
Rating
: 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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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