Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

As we predicted, everything on the broadcast networks adjusted down from Thursday’s early ratings after factoring out NFL pre-emptions.

“Big Brother” stayed at No. 1 for the night with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, off 0.3 from its preliminary number, and “Zoo” was off 0.2 to 0.6.

“Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” adjusted down half a point but still posted a decent 1.2. “The Wall” (0.7) also came down half a point, and “The Night Shift” (0.5) adjusted down 0.4 to a season low.

ABC’s “Boy Band” came down two tenths and “The Story of Diana” three tenths. On FOX, “Beat Shazam” adjusted down four tenths and “Love Connection” five tenths. Everything on The CW came down 0.2.

Downward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.9/4 5.37
The Wall (NBC) 0.7/3 4.22
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.19
Boy Band (ABC) 0.5/2 2.30
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) 0.3/1 1.53
8:30 p.m. Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R 0.8/4 3.89
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.9/8 5.95
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update (NBC) – P 1.2/5 4.71
The Story of Diana, Part 2 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S 0.7/3 4.87
Love Connection (FOX) 0.5/2 1.90
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.3/1 1.27
9:30 p.m. Great News (NBC) – R 0.5/2 2.07
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.17
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 0.5/2 3.09
Zoo (CBS) 0.6/3 2.44


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 0.8/3 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.34 3.56 2.05 4.02 1.37


: 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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