Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 20, 2019

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Holey Moley (ABC) – P 1.0/6 4.82
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.7/4 4.84
MasterChef (FOX) 0.7/4 2.80
The Wall (NBC) – R 0.5/3 3.23
iZombie (The CW) 0.2/1 0.69
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.6/4 4.55
9 p.m. Spin the Wheel (FOX) – P 0.8/4 3.45
Life in Pieces (CBS) 0.6/4 4.09
Family Food Fight (ABC) – P 0.6/3 2.91
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.3/2 2.38
In the Dark (The CW) 0.2/1 0.62
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 0.5/3 3.60
10 p.m. Reef Break (ABC) – P 0.5/3 2.85
Elementary (CBS) 0.4/3 3.41
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.4/3 2.65


Pending updates, FOX managed to score a narrow primetime ratings victory Thursday night.

But with that being said, it was the series premiere of ABC’s Steph Curry-produced “Holey Moley” that led the night, scoring a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 with 4.82 million viewers. At 9 p.m., the premiere of “Family Food Fight” (0.6) didn’t do nearly as well, while the debut of “Reef Break” rounded out the night for ABC with a 0.5.

On FOX, a new episode of “MasterChef” kicked the night off with a 0.7, matching its episode from the night before. It was an OK lead-in for the premiere of the Dax Shepard-hosted “Spin the Wheel,” which won the 9 p.m. hour with a solid 0.8 and 3.45 million viewers.

Back-to-back episodes of CBS’ “Life in Pieces” scored 0.6 and 0.5 ratings, respectively, on par with the 0.5 that the comedy’s previous episode scored a week ago. “Elementary,” however, ticked down from a 0.5 to its first 0.4 of the season.

Elsewhere, the CW’s “iZombie” held steady with yet another 0.2, while “In the Dark” rose from its last episode’s 0.1, back up to a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.5/3 0.4/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.12 3.53 3.98 2.75 0.65


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”:0.4/3, 1.4/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.4/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.1/1, 1.1/4


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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