Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Note: Local pre-emptions for NFL preseason games on, ABC, CBS and NBC and CW affiliates 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||1.2/6||6.71|
|The Wall (NBC)||1.0/5||5.36|
|Beat Shazam (FOX)||0.8/4||2.60|
|Boy Band (ABC) – F||0.7/3||2.73|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.4/2||1.68|
|8:30 p.m.||Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||1.1/5||5.53|
|9 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.8/8||6.44|
|Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update (NBC)||1.5/6||5.76|
|Love Connection (FOX)||0.6/3||2.38|
|Battle of the Network Stars (ABC)||0.5/2||2.31|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)||0.4/2||1.44|
|9:30 p.m.||Great News (NBC) – R||0.8/3||3.15|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.4/1||1.45|
|10 p.m.||The Night Shift (NBC)||0.8/3||4.13|
|The Gong Show (ABC) – R||0.5/2||1.99|
The finale of “Boy Band” on ABC tied its season high in Thursday night’s ratings. The show closed with a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates, matching the premiere for its best mark of the season. It’s currently up two tenths of a point vs. last week.
CBS led the night thanks to “Big Brother,” which currently shows a 1.8. That may change due to a couple of NFL preseason pre-emptions. “Zoo” (0.6) is even with last week, pending updates.
“Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” (1.5) is even with last week’s preliminary rating; last week’s show adjusted down to 1.2 in the finals, and Thursday’s show will probably come down a little. Ditto for “The Wall” (1.0) and “The Night Shift” (0.8).
“Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection” are both even with last week’s early ratings for FOX. The 0.4s for “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on The CW are subject to change with NFL pre-emptions factored out in the finals.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/5||1.0/4||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.15||4.65||2.49||2.34||1.56|
Late-night shows aired repeats.
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.