Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, August 15, 2019

There were quite a few adjustments between the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49 and the finals today. On FOX, “MasterChef” shifted from 0.8 to 0.7 and “Spin the Wheel” changed from 0.6 to 0.5, while both “Two Sentence Horror Stories” and “The Outpost” on The CW adjusted from 0.2 to 0.1.

As for CBS, a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” moved from 0.6 to 0.5, “Young Sheldon” from 0.6 to 0.5, and “Big Brother” from 1.1 to 1.0. ABC’s “Reef Break” adjusted from 0.3 to 0.2, while “The Wall” on NBC went from 0.8 to 0.5. On the same network, “Ellen’s Game of Games” adjusted from 0.8 to 0.5, while “Law & Order: SVU” changed from 0.6 to 0.4. Viewer averages have all been updated accordingly.

Dowardward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. MasterChef (FOX) 0.7/4 3.00
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.5/3 3.75
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.90
Holey Moley (ABC) 0.5/3 2.39
The Outpost (The CW) 0.1/1 0.60
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.5/3 3.60
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/6 4.18
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.48
Spin the Wheel (FOX) 0.5/3 2.07
Family Food Fight (ABC) – F 0.3/2 1.58
Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW) 0.1/1 0.48
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) – F 0.4/2 2.82
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.41
Reef Break (ABC) 0.2/2 1.77


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.59 2.53 2.60 1.91 0.52



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.

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