Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The 2019 ESPYS (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S 0.9/5 3.87
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.7/4 3.57
MasterChef (FOX) 0.7/4 3.03
Love Island (CBS) 0.6/4 2.69
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.3/2 1.12
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/6 4.09
First Responders Live (FOX) 0.5/3 2.36
Songland (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.04
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.2/1 0.72
10 p.m. S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.4/3 2.41
The InBetween (NBC) 0.4/2 2.28


This year’s ESPY Awards failed to take the no. 1 spot Wednesday night, but they still carried ABC to an overall win in the night’s primetime ratings.

Pending updates, ABC’s “ESPYs” broadcast averaged a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 3.87 million viewers, coming second in the night in both measures. This year’s broadcast also stayed fairly steady with the 0.9 and 3.94 million viewers that last year’s “ESPYs” scored on ABC.

On CBS, “Love Island” kicked the night off for the network with a 0.6, matching its series premiere from Tuesday night. “Big Brother” (1.0) moved to 9 p.m., and ticked down one-tenth from the 1.1 it scored last Wednesday, but still led the night in both the 18-49 demo and in total viewers (4.09 million).

FOX’s “MasterChef” returned from a week off, and stayed even with its previous episode’s 0.7, while “First Responders Live” managed to inch up from its last outing’s 0.4 to a 0.5. The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” held steady with another 0.2.

Capping off a night of reruns on NBC, “The InBetween” rebounded from its 0.3 last week, ticking back up to a 0.4.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/5 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.87 3.06 2.70 2.63 0.92


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.9/6

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.2/1, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 0.7/3


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.

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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