Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Little Big Shots: Forever Young (NBC) – P 1.0/5 7.42
Masterchef (FOX) 0.9/4 3.24
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.05
Undercover Boss (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.12
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.63
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.48
9 p.m. The Carmichael Show (NBC) 0.8/4 3.97
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.06
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (FOX) 0.7/3 2.19
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.86
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.69
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.7/3 2.65
The Carmichael Show (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.85
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.6/3 2.88
Code Black (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.80
This Is Us (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.05


The premiere of “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” on NBC led Wednesday night’s ratings across the board.

The show, featuring senior citizens showing off their talents, scored a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. The audience not surprisingly skewed a bit older than the kid-centric “Little Big Shots.” In addition to leading the 18-49 demo, it also was easily the most-watched show of the night with 7.42 million viewers.

“Masterchef” earned a 0.9 for FOX, down from last week’s 1.1. “The F Word,” however, was steady at 0.7. “To Tell the Truth” moved into its summer home on ABC with a 0.6.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 2.71 4.29 2.83 3.59 0.66


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.6/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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