Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Note: Local pre-emptions for NFL preseason games across the broadcast networks will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.3/6||7.06|
|The Wall (NBC)||1.2/5||6.17|
|Beat Shazam (FOX)||1.1/5||3.74|
|Boy Band (ABC)||0.7/3||3.44|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.5/2||2.08|
|8:30 p.m.||Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||1.3/6||5.77|
|9 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||2.2/9||7.30|
|Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update (NBC) – P||1.7/7||6.53|
|The Story of Diana, Part 2 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S||1.0/4||5.98|
|Love Connection (FOX)||1.0/4||3.52|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)||0.5/2||1.74|
|9:30 p.m.||Great News (NBC) – R||1.0/4||3.87|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.5/2||1.64|
|10 p.m.||The Night Shift (NBC)||0.9/4||4.52|
Thursday’s ratings come with a rather large caveat: Local pre-emptions for NFL preseason games on affiliates of every network will cause a lot of downward adjustments in the finals. It’s likely the 18-49 rating for most shows will adjust down by 0.1 to 0.3.
So, pending updates for everything: “Big Brother” led the night among adults 18-49 with a 2.2 rating. “Zoo” posted a 0.8 for CBS. “Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” got off to a solid start on NBC with a 1.7. “The Wall” (1.2) is currently ahead of its last airing, as is “The Night Shift” at 0.9.
FOX’s “Beat Shazam” sits at 1.1 for now, while “Love Connection” is at 1.0. On ABC, “Boy Band” is at 0.7 and part 2 of “The Story of Diana” scored a 1.0, in line with Wednesday’s fast nationals (it adjusted down to 0.7 in the finals). “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are currently at 0.5 for The CW.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.5/6||1.2/5||1.0/4||0.9/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.73||5.30||3.63||5.13||1.88|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (delayed by PGA Championship report): 0.2/2, 0.7/3
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.