Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, July 27, 2017

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.1/5 6.30
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 0.9/4 3.87
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.8/4 2.80
Boy Band (ABC) 0.5/2 2.42
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) 0.3/2 1.55
8:30 p.m. Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R 0.8/4 4.79
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.9/8 6.30
The Wall (NBC) 1.0/4 4.80
Battle of the Network Stars (ABC) 0.6/3 2.52
Love Connection (FOX) 0.6/3 2.03
Hooten & the Lady (The CW) 0.2/1 0.95
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 0.8/4 4.45
Zoo (CBS) 0.6/3 2.75
The Gong Show (ABC) 0.6/3 2.33


With a few small changes to the numbers here and there, Thursday’s network ratings look very much like they did last week. CBS led the night among adults 18-49 and viewers, with NBC not far behind.

“Big Brother” was once again No. 1 for the night with a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from last week’s fast nationals (it adjusted up in the finals). It tied a “Big Bang Theory” rerun for the total-viewer lead at 6.3 million.

“The Night Shift” also rose a tenth to 0.8 for NBC, hitting a season high. “The Wall,” however, came down a tenth to 1.0, as did “Love Connection” (0.6) on FOX and “Battle of the Network Stars” (0.6) on ABC. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (0.3) was down as well.

The rest of the night’s originals were even with last week’s preliminary ratings. CBS’ “Zoo” (0.6) is currently ahead of its final number from a week ago.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.87 4.38 2.41 2.42 1.25


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.5/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.2/3

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 0.9/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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