Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.5/7 5.42
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/5 5.88
Masterchef (FOX) 0.9/5 3.28
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.69
The Outpost (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.8
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.25
9 p.m. TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS) – P 0.9/5 4.04
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (FOX) 0.9/5 3.11
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.1
The Originals (The CW) 0.2/1 0.75
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.92
10 p.m. Code Black (CBS) 0.8/4 5.65
Shark Tank (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.27
Reverie (NBC) 0.4/2 2.36


Following last week’s predictably low 4th of July outing, “Big Brother” returned to the top in the Wednesday ratings last night. The CBS series led in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, up significantly from last week’s 0.9, and even with its premiere the week before.

Meanwhile, a clip show edition of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (0.9) won the night in total viewers with 5.88 million. “Reverie” rounded out the night for NBC with a 0.4, even with its last episode.

On FOX, both “MasterChef” and “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” returned down two-tenths from their previous 1.1s to 0.9s this time around. CBS’ “Code Black” ticked back up two-tenths from a 0.6 to a 0.8, and scored second-highest in total viewers with 5.65 million.

After taking two weeks off, “The Originals” returned on The CW with a 0.2, down one-tenth from its previous 0.3.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/6 0.9/5 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.04 3.19 4.70 2.25 0.77


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.5/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/2,1.3/3

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.8/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 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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