Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC)||2.1/9||10.71|
|Big Brother (CBS)||1.9/8||6.26|
|CMA Fest (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||1.2/5||5.71|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.70|
|9 p.m.||Marlon (NBC) – P||1.3/5||5.42|
|The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (FOX) – F||0.6/2||1.76|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.65|
|9:30 p.m.||Marlon (NBC)||1.0/4||4.14|
|10 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.6/3||2.78|
The first Wednesday results show for “America’s Got Talent” posted season-low ratings (clip shows excluded), but it still led NBC to a ratings win in primetime.
“AGT” drew a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, down from 2.4 for the first results show last season. It’s averaging 2.6 on Tuesdays. New comedy “Marlon” had a solid premiere, with its two episodes drawing 1.3 and 1.0. The premiere scored the best 18-49 rating for any scripted show on broadcast this summer.
“Big Brother” held its own opposite “America’s Got Talent.” Its 1.9 was even with last week’s finals. Two episodes of “Salvation” went 0.5/0.4; the first was even with last week’s 9 p.m. airing.
ABC’s annual CMA Fest special earned a 1.2, even with last year. “Masterchef” was steady with last week’s 0.9 for FOX, and the finale of “The F Word” (0.6) was up a tenth of a point over last week.
In late night, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” notched its best Wednesday rating in six months; see below.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.2/5||0.9/4||0.8/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.09||5.71||4.05||2.40||0.68|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.3/6
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
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.