Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.7/8 6.29
Masterchef (FOX) 1.0/4 3.45
Little Big Shots: Forever Young (NBC) – F 0.8/4 5.69
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.89
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.74
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.43
9 p.m. The Carmichael Show (NBC) 0.7/3 3.34
Salvation (CBS) 0.6/3 3.81
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.85
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (FOX) 0.6/3 1.96
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.64
9:30 p.m. The Carmichael Show (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.85
American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.61
10 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.51
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.28
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.51
10:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.24

 

Wednesday’s “Big Brother” was down slightly in adults 18-49 vs. the previous week’s Wednesday installment, but it still coasted to a ratings win for the night.

The CBS show earned a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, down from a preliminary 1.8 last week (it adjusted up to 1.9 in the finals). It improved in viewers, however, with 6.29 million vs. 6.15 million in the fast nationals last week. “Salvation” fell 0.1 to 0.6.

Elsewhere, “Masterchef” (1.0) and “The F Word” (0.6) were each down a tenth of a point on FOX. The “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” finale (0.8) and “The Carmichael Show” (0.7) held steady.

Network averages:

CBS FOX NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.46 2.70 3.76 2.59 0.69

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.7/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.4/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 1.0/4

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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