Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, August 8, 2019

Numerous NFL preseason broadcasts resulted in the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49 having little in common with today’s finals. On ABC, “Holey Moley” adjusted from 1.1 to 0.5, “Family Food Fight” from 0.9 to 0.3, and “Reef Break” from 0.7 to 0.2. On CBS, a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” changed from 0.8 to 0.5, “Young Sheldon” from 0.8 to 0.5, “Big Brother” from 1.3 to 1.0, and “Elementary” from 0.6 to 0.4.

NBC saw “The Wall” adjust from 1.0 to 0.4, “Hollywood Game Night” from 1.4 to 0.4, and “Law & Order: SVU” from 0.8 to 0.3. Over at FOX, “MasterChef” shifted from 1.2 to 0.7 and “Spin the Wheel” went from 1.0 to 0.5, while both “The Outpost” and “Two Sentence Horror Stories” went from 0.3 to 0.1 on the CW. Viewer averages have been updated accordingly.

Downward 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 2.85
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.5/3 3.03
Holey Moley (ABC) 0.5/3 2.29
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.4/3 2.62
The Outpost (The CW) 0.1/1 0.63
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.5/3 2.82
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/6 3.87
Spin the Wheel (FOX) 0.5/2 1.90
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – R 0.4/2 1.86
Family Food Fight (ABC) 0.3/2 1.36
Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW) – P 0.1/1 0.60
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) 0.4/2 2.47
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.3/2 1.79
Reef Break (ABC) 0.2/1 1.51


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.05 2.37 2.09 1.72 0.61



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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