Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday include consistent numbers for CBS’ “Big Brother,” small gains for FOX and a slight drop for an NBC drama:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.8/7 6.02
Olympic Trials: Swimming (NBC) 1.2/5 5.67
Masterchef (FOX) 1.1/5 3.93
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.88
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.89
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.32
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) – R 1.1/4 3.75
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.9/4 4.22
The Night Shift (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) 0.8/3 4.46
Wayward Pines (FOX) 0.8/3 2.34
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.75
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.9/3 3.20
10 p.m. American Gothic (CBS) 0.7/3 3.52
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.7/3 2.39
10:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.22


Wednesday’s “Big Brother” held pretty steady with its premiere last week, matching the debut’s fast national rating of 1.8 in adults 18-49 (it adjusted up to 1.9 in the finals). New drama “American Gothic” was also even for CBS, matching the 0.7 for its premiere.

A two-hour block of “The Night Shift” on NBC drew a 0.8 in each hour, down from 0.9 a week ago. FOX’s “Wayward Pines” rose a tenth to 0.8, while “Masterchef’s” 1.1 is a tenth ahead of last week’s fast nationals and even with its final number.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.8/3  0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.58 3.14 4.86 3.13 0.82


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/4, 2.1/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 0.8/3

: 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.

  • Wednesday final ratings: ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Masterchef’ adjust up, ‘Wayward Pines’ adjusts down ‹ Bully Pulpit

    […] pair of unscripted shows had their adults 18-49 ratings bump up from Wednesday’s early numbers. CBS’ “Big Brother” (1.9) adjusted up a tenth of a point to tie its premiere […]


blog comments powered by Disqus