Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/7 4.24
Press Your Luck (ABC) – R 0.5/4 3.15
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.76
MasterChef (FOX) – R 0.4/3 1.63
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.74
9 p.m. Card Sharks (ABC) – R 0.4/3 2.54
Songland (NBC) – R 0.4/2 1.69
NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget (CBS) 0.3/2 2.66
First Responders Live (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.45
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.33
10 p.m. Match Game (ABC) – R 0.4/3 2.60
NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget (CBS) – F 0.3/2 2.65
The InBetween (NBC) 0.3/2 2.26


Most of the networks aired only repeats on the night before the 4th of July holiday, as CBS scored an easy primetime victory.

For the second night in a row this week, “Big Brother” took the no. 1 spot in the primetime ratings, raking in a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 with 4.24 million viewers – down one-tenth from its episode last Wednesday. Back-to-back installments of “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget” followed, as the series wrapped up its season with matching 0.3s.

On NBC, “The InBetween” returned from a week off with a 0.3 and 2.26 million viewers, down one-tenth from its last episode and marking a new demo low for the freshman series.

The rest of the night’s broadcasts were all repeats.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.18 2.76 2.23 1.54 0.54



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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