Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Note: Local pre-emptions for NFL preseason games on, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and The 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.||Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||1.3/5||4.86|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||1.0/5||5.25|
|The Wall (NBC) – R||1.0/5||5.05|
|Battle of the Network Stars (ABC) – R||0.9/4||3.78|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.6/3||2.4|
|8:30 p.m.||Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||1.1/5||5.33|
|9 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.9/8||6.97|
|Love Connection (FOX)||1.3/5||4.69|
|The Wall (NBC) – R||1.1/5||4.91|
|Battle of the Network Stars (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.31|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.7/3||2.53|
|9:30 p.m.||Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.6/3||2.44|
|10 p.m.||The Night Shift (NBC) – F||0.9/4||4.38|
|The Gong Show (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.75|
It was a rerun-heavy night in the Wednesday ratings this week. CBS led once again with “Big Brother” scoring a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, the same as what it had scored the week before. Also on CBS, “Zoo” ticked up three-tenths from a 0.6 to a 0.9.
The season finale of “The Night Shift” raked in a 0.9 on NBC, one-tenth higher than its previous 0.8. On FOX, an encore airing of “Beat Shazam” scored a 1.3 in the preliminary ratings, while “Love Connection” experienced a notable increase, rising from a 0.6 to a 1.3 this time around as well.
Due to the NFL pre-emptions on all of the major networks, though, it’s likely that most of these numbers will experience some noteworthy adjustments in the finals later this afternoon.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.2/5||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.6/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.78||5.35||4.78||3.28||2.46|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.