Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Note: The CW was pre-empted in New York for baseball, which may result in bigger adjustments than usual in the final ratings.

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 6.32
Beat Shazam (FOX) 1.0/5 3.16
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – P 0.8/4 3.79
Boy Band (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 0.7/3 2.99
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/2 1.21
8:30 p.m. Superior Donuts (CBS) – R 0.8/4 4.51
9 p.m. The Wall (NBC) 0.9/4 4.44
Love Connection (FOX) 0.9/4 2.91
Mom (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.43
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.26
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.57
10 p.m. The Gong Show (ABC) – P 0.9/4 3.77
The Night Shift (NBC) – P 0.6/3 3.53
MacGyver (CBS) – R 0.5/2 2.96


Thursday night featured four premieres on the broadcast networks. Two of them fared reasonably well, and two were a little bit underwhelming.

The debut of “The Gong Show” on ABC posted a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, winning its hour by a comfortable margin. “Hollywood Game Night” opened a new season with a 0.8, in line with its most recent handful of episodes last year.

ABC’s “Boy Band” didn’t connect quite as well, drawing a 0.7 for its two-hour premiere. “The Night Shift” (0.6) came in at a series low and was down half a point from last season’s premiere (which did have a considerably stronger lead-in, 1.7 for “American Ninja Warrior” vs. 0.9 for “The Wall” Thursday).

Elsewhere, “Beat Shazam” (1.0) and “Love Connection” (0.9) were in line with their season averages on FOX.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.04 3.92 3.25 4.13 1.23


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, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

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

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

: 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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