Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. MasterChef (FOX) 0.8/5 3.12
Press Your Luck (ABC) 0.7/4 3.38
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.6/3 3.16
Love Island (CBS) 0.5/3 2.46
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.68
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0/6 3.79
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.92
Card Sharks (ABC) 0.5/3 2.79
First Responders Live (FOX) 0.5/2 2.07
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – F 0.2/1 0.66
10 p.m. Match Game (ABC) 0.5/3 2.67
The InBetween (NBC) 0.4/3 2.62
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.01


“Jane the Virgin” went out on a steady note Wednesday night.

The CW show’s series finale posted a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49, steady with its last episode and its overall season average. Its lead-in, a “Jane the Virgin” finale special, grabbed a 0.2 at 8 p.m. as well.

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Big Brother” remained the night’s no. 1 show – scoring not only the same 1.0 that it did a week ago, but also the night’s largest audience with 3.79 million viewers. Additionally, “Love Island” grabbed a 0.5, steady with its last Wednesday episode.

On ABC, “Press Your Luck” (0.7) stayed even week-to-week. The same could not, however, be said for “Card Sharks” (0.5) and “Match Game” (0.5), both of which dropped one-tenth from their previous outings. NBC’s “The InBetween” went the other way, ticking up from a 0.3 to a 0.4.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “MasterChef” managed to grab the night’s no. 2 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, ticking back up from the 0.7 it scored last Wednesday to a 0.8 this week. “First Responders Live” similarly rose from a 0.4 to a 0.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.7/4 0.7/4 0.5/3 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 2.76 2.60 2.94 2.90 0.67


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.4/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.1/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.1/1, 0.9/4


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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