Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.7/7 5.86
Masterchef (FOX) 1.0/4 3.50
Little Big Shots: Forever Young (NBC) 0.9/4 6.51
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.63
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.77
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.11
9 p.m. The Carmichael Show (NBC) 0.7/3 3.51
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.58
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (FOX) 0.6/3 2.12
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.75
9:30 p.m. The Carmichael Show (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.79
American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.33
10 p.m. Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.7/3 3.57
To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.6/3 3.18
This Is Us (NBC) – R 0.4/2 1.90


The season premiere of “Big Brother” carried CBS to an across-the-board ratings win Wednesday night, but it was also down a little from last year’s debut.

The two-hour premiere averaged a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, down 10.5 percent from the 1.9 for last season’s premiere. It was off a little more than 5 percent in viewers (5.86 million vs. 6.19 million in 2016). It fared slightly better, however, among the 18-34 demographic (1.3 vs. 1.2 a year ago).

FOX’s “Masterchef” held up fine opposite “Big Brother,” matching the 1.0 it earned last week. “The F Word,” however, slipped a tenth of a point to 0.6. “The Carmichael Show” (0.7) and “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (0.9) also came down a tenth.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/6 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.10 2.81 3.85 2.67 0.76


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.3/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the week-to-week decline for “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” It was down a tenth of a point rather than two tenths.


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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