The third and final “Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” of the summer posted solid gains from a week of delayed viewing.

The show tied the Tuesday “America’s Got Talent” for the biggest adults 18-49 increase in the week of Aug. 21. Both shows added 0.8 points to their initial rating after seven days. “Weekend Update” also finished third in total-viewer growth (+2.06 million), behind the two weekly “AGT” installments.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Aug. 21-27, 2017. The rankings include first-run series and specials only, not repeats.

In summer when there is less original programming, rankings will be limited to shows that gained at least 0.2 points in adults 18-49 or 250,000 total viewers; in the percentage-gain charts, the cutoff is a 20 percent increase. That may result in fewer than 25 entries.

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 2.6 3.4 0.8 31%
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE NBC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
3 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
4 BIG BROTHER – SUN. CBS 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
9 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
11 MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
THE NIGHT SHIFT NBC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
ZOO CBS 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
15 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC 1.3 1.5 0.2 15%
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC 1.1 1.3 0.2 18%
SENOR DE LOS CIELOS – FRI. TEL 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
BEAT SHAZAM FOX 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
20/20 ABC 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
LOVE CONNECTION FOX 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
SALVATION CBS 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ZOO CBS 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
2 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE NBC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
3 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
4 MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
6 SALVATION CBS 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
7 THE NIGHT SHIFT NBC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
8 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
9 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
10 BIG BROTHER – SUN. CBS 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
LOVE CONNECTION FOX 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
13 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 2.6 3.4 0.8 31%
14 MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
15 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
BEAT SHAZAM FOX 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
20/20 ABC 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
18 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
19 MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
20 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
SENOR DE LOS CIELOS – FRI. TEL 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
CANDY CRUSH CBS 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY CW 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US CW 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
TIERRA PROMETIDA – WEDS. UNI 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
TIERRA PROMETIDA – TUES. UNI 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 12592 15398 2806 22%
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 10843 13069 2226 21%
3 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE NBC 5139 7202 2063 40%
4 THE NIGHT SHIFT NBC 3721 5481 1760 47%
5 MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 3634 5184 1550 43%
6 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 6036 7555 1519 25%
7 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 3311 4801 1490 45%
8 ZOO CBS 2420 3867 1447 60%
9 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 3797 5189 1392 37%
10 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 6105 7429 1324 22%
11 BIG BROTHER – SUN. CBS 6289 7589 1300 21%
12 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 4348 5531 1183 27%
SALVATION CBS 3128 4311 1183 38%
14 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 2740 3619 879 32%
15 MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 4613 5457 844 18%
16 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC 5460 6288 828 15%
17 20/20 ABC 3795 4545 750 20%
18 MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 3704 4441 737 20%
19 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 2756 3457 701 25%
20 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 1534 2190 656 43%
21 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC 6000 6594 594 10%
22 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT NBC 4832 5422 590 12%
23 THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC 4096 4651 555 14%
24 THE WALL NBC 4641 5191 550 12%
25 LOVE CONNECTION FOX 2269 2750 481 21%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ZOO CBS 2420 3867 1447 60%
2 THE NIGHT SHIFT NBC 3721 5481 1760 47%
3 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 3311 4801 1490 45%
4 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 1534 2190 656 43%
MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 3634 5184 1550 43%
6 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE NBC 5139 7202 2063 40%
7 SALVATION CBS 3128 4311 1183 38%
8 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 3797 5189 1392 37%
9 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 2740 3619 879 32%
10 WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY CW 1239 1578 339 27%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 4348 5531 1183 27%
12 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 2756 3457 701 25%
BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 6036 7555 1519 25%
14 BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS ABC 2062 2529 467 23%
15 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 12592 15398 2806 22%
BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 6105 7429 1324 22%
17 LOVE CONNECTION FOX 2269 2750 481 21%
BIG BROTHER – SUN. CBS 6289 7589 1300 21%
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 10843 13069 2226 21%
20 MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 3704 4441 737 20%
20/20 ABC 3795 4545 750 20%

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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