Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, August 30, 2018
As expected, with the local NFL preseason preemptions factored out, every single Thursday night primetime show adjusted down from their early adults 18-49 ratings in the finals this afternoon.
While it was still the highest-rated broadcast of the night, CBS’ “Big Brother” adjusted down five-tenths from its initial 1.8 to a 1.3 rating. The network’s earlier “Young Sheldon” and “Mom” reruns also adjusted down to matching 0.5s, while FOX’s “MasterChef” encore slipped to a 0.5 as well.
On ABC, “The Gong Show” season finale fell from a 0.8 to a 0.5, even with its previous episode. Last night’s special back-to-back installments of “Take Two” also adjusted down from their initial 0.9 and 0.8s to a series low 0.2 and a 0.4.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue, downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.57|
|Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.88|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.61|
|The Gong Show (ABC) – F||0.4/2||2.29|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.57|
|8:30 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.00|
|9 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.3/5||4.54|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.15|
|The Gifted (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.05|
|Take Two (ABC)||0.2/1||1.85|
|The Originals (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.39|
|9:30 p.m.||Superstore (NBC) – R||0.4/2||1.59|
|10 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.27|
|Take Two (ABC)||0.4/2||2.40|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.10|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/1||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.30||2.22||1.33||2.18||0.48|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.