Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Note: FOX’s live golf coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.05
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 1.0/5 4.91
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.8/4 3.55
U.S. Open Golf Championship (FOX) 0.4/2 1.52
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.73
8:30 p.m. Superior Donuts (CBS) – R 0.8/4 4.70
9 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) – R 0.9/4 4.28
Mom (CBS) – R 0.8/4 4.57
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.8/4 3.43
Love Connection (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.23
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.67
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.53
10 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R 0.9/4 3.74
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.84
Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.16


Thursday’s primetime lineup on the broadcast networks consisted almost entirely of reruns. “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS and “Celebrity Family Feud” tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each scoring a 1.0 rating. “Big Bang” also had the night’s biggest total audience at a little more than 6 million.

ABC led the night in adults 18-49 with “Feud” and repeats of “To Tell The Truth” and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.9 each). The only original programming was FOX’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf championship — it drew a 0.4, pending updates.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/4 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.31 3.27 4.19 1.37 0.70


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 2.0/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.2/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 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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