Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, July 11, 2019

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Holey Moley (ABC) 0.8/5 3.95
MasterChef (FOX) 0.7/5 3.04
Love Island (CBS) 0.6/4 2.61
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.5/3 3.41
iZombie (The CW) 0.2/1 0.59
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/6 3.99
Spin the Wheel (FOX) 0.6/3 2.64
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 0.5/3 2.65
Family Food Fight (ABC) 0.5/3 2.40
The Outpost (The CW) – P 0.1/1 0.61
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) 0.4/2 2.89
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.41
Reef Break (ABC) 0.4/2 2.26


After taking last week off for the July 4th holiday, ABC’s Thursday summer lineup returned with some small downticks in the primetime ratings this week.

“Holey Moley” kicked the night off for the network, winning the 8 p.m. hour with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.95 million viewers – down from its last outing’s 0.9 rating. “Family Food Fight” (0.5) followed it, and was similarly down a tenth from its previous episode. “Reef Break” went the other way, ticking up from a 0.3 to a 0.4.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Love Island” remained stable (and low), scoring a 0.6 for the third night in a row. “Big Brother,” meanwhile, held steady with its last episode, and won the night with a 1.0 rating and 3.99 million viewers. “Elementary” capped the night off with a 0.4, back up from the 0.2 it scored a week ago.

On FOX, both “MasterChef” (0.7) and “Spin the Wheel” (0.6) returned from their week off in steady fashion. The CW’s “iZombie” matched its last episode’s 0.2 as well, while “The Outpost” premiered its second season with a 0.1, steady with how its first season performed last year.

Rounding out the night, NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” raked in a 0.5 with 2.65 million viewers, airing in between “The Wall” and “Law & Order: SVU” reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.7/4 0.7/4 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.17 2.84 2.87 2.82 0.60



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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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