The end of August didn’t bring much change at the top of the Live +7 ratings for the broadcast networks.

The Tuesday edition of “America’s Got Talent” and the Thursday “Big Brother” posted the two biggest gains of the week among adults 18-49 from seven days of delayed viewing. Wednesday’s “AGT” joined the Tuesday show with the largest growth among total viewers.

Note: The shutdown of the Nielsen data center in Florida for Hurricane Irma means that numbers for Sunday, Sept. 3 are not included below.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 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%
2 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
5 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
9 MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 1.3 1.7 0.4 31%
10 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC 1.4 1.7 0.3 21%
MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
THE NIGHT SHIFT – F NBC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
15 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT NBC 1.0 1.2 0.2 20%
ZOO CBS 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
SALVATION CBS 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
2 THE NIGHT SHIFT – F NBC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
HOOTEN & THE LADY CW 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
4 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
5 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
6 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
7 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
8 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
ZOO CBS 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
SALVATION CBS 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
11 MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 0.3 0.4 0.1 33%
13 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
14 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 2.6 3.4 0.8 31%
MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 1.3 1.7 0.4 31%
16 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
17 MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
18 JENNI RIVERA: MARIPOSA DE BARRIO – FRI. TEL 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
19 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC 1.4 1.7 0.3 21%
20 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT NBC 1.0 1.2 0.2 20%
LOVE CONNECTION FOX 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
DATELINE MYSTERY NBC 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
SIN SENOS SI HAY PARAISO – FRI. TEL 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
JENNI RIVERA: MARIPOSA DE BARRIO – THURS. TEL 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
JENNI RIVERA: MARIPOSA DE BARRIO – WEDS. TEL 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
JENNI RIVERA: MARIPOSA DE BARRIO – MON. TEL 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%
MI MARIDO TIE FAMILIA – WEDS. UNI 0.5 0.6 0.1 20%

 

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 13128 15885 2757 21%
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 11093 13332 2239 20%
3 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 4915 6955 2040 42%
4 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 3025 4740 1715 57%
5 THE NIGHT SHIFT – F NBC 3040 4617 1577 52%
6 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 6134 7598 1464 24%
7 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 3508 4858 1350 38%
8 MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 3798 5142 1344 35%
9 SALVATION CBS 3362 4693 1331 40%
10 ZOO CBS 2078 3328 1250 60%
11 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 4064 5296 1232 30%
12 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 5051 6238 1187 24%
13 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 2799 3712 913 33%
14 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC 6113 6946 833 14%
15 MARLON – 9 p.m. NBC 4558 5305 747 16%
16 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 1480 2188 708 48%
17 MARLON – 9:30 p.m. NBC 3455 4099 644 19%
18 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT NBC 4411 4969 558 13%
19 DATELINE MYSTERY NBC 3152 3700 548 17%
20 DIANA, 7 DAYS – S NBC 3962 4392 430 11%
21 LOVE CONNECTION FOX 1640 2046 406 25%
22 20/20: CITY UNDER WATER – S ABC 3649 4054 405 11%
23 20/20 ABC 2715 3092 377 14%
24 TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC 2933 3205 272 9%
25 HOOTEN & THE LADY CW 999 1263 264 26%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ZOO CBS 2078 3328 1250 60%
2 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS NBC 3025 4740 1715 57%
3 THE NIGHT SHIFT – F NBC 3040 4617 1577 52%
4 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ABC 1480 2188 708 48%
5 BIG BROTHER – THURS. CBS 4915 6955 2040 42%
6 SALVATION CBS 3362 4693 1331 40%
7 MASTERCHEF – 8 p.m. FOX 3508 4858 1350 38%
8 MASTERCHEF – 9 p.m. FOX 3798 5142 1344 35%
9 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX 2799 3712 913 33%
10 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUES. ABC 4064 5296 1232 30%
11 HOOTEN & THE LADY CW 999 1263 264 26%
12 LOVE CONNECTION FOX 1640 2046 406 25%
13 BIG BROTHER – WEDS. CBS 6134 7598 1464 24%
14 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – MON. ABC 5051 6238 1187 24%
15 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUES. NBC 13128 15885 2757 21%
16 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WEDS. NBC 11093 13332 2239 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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