Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, August 29, 2019

Due to adjustments regarding the NFL preseason, the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49 had little in common with the finals today. At 8 p.m., a “MasterChef” rerun adjusted from 1.1 to 0.4, a “Big Bang Theory” rerun adjusted from 1.0 to 0.4, and reruns of “The Wall,” “Holey Moley,” and “The Outpost” went from 0.9, 0.8, and 0.3 to 0.3, 0.3, and 0.1, respectively.

CBS also saw a rerun of “Young Sheldon” adjust from 1.1 to 0.4, a rerun of “FBI” adjust from 0.8 to 0.3, and a new episode of “Big Brother” adjust from 1.4 to 0.9. On ABC, two new episodes of “Reef Break” moved from 0.9 to 0.4 and 0.6 to 0.2, while a “Spin the Wheel” rerun on FOX shifted from 1.1 to 0.3.

Both rebroadcasts on NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” and “Law & Order: SVU,” adjusted from 0.8 and 0.6 to a pair of 0.3’s. Finally, both airings of “Two Sentence Horror Stories” moved from 0.3 to 0.1.

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 0.4/3 2.70
MasterChef (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.36
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.3/2 2.05
Holey Moley (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.58
The Outpost (The CW) 0.1/1 0.48
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.4/3 2.73
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 0.9/5 3.45
Reef Break (ABC) 0.4/2 2.14
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – R 0.3/2 1.34
Spin the Wheel (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.23
Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW) 0.1/1 0.42
9:30 p.m. Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.33
10 p.m. FBI (CBS) – R 0.3/2 1.93
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.3/2 1.60
Reef Break (ABC) 0.2/1 1.66


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.5/3 0.4/2 0.3/2 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 2.70 1.29 1.79 1.67 0.41



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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