Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) 1.2/6 8.44
Big Brother (CBS) 1.1/6 4.55
MasterChef (FOX) 0.8/5 3.23
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/4 2.91
Bulletproof (The CW) – F 0.1/1 0.60
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.11
9 p.m. Songland (NBC) – F 0.8/4 3.85
BH90210 (FOX) – F 0.7/4 1.91
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.03
SEAL Team (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.76
Hypnotize Me (The CW) 0.2/1 0.57
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.59
10 p.m. Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 0.5/3 2.18
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.13
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.91


“BH90210” finished its run with a small uptick in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.

After suffering steady declines every week since its premiere, the finale episode of the FOX revival series raked in a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.91 million viewers, up a bit from the 0.6 and 1.89 million viewers it posted last week. At 8 p.m., “MasterChef” held steady with the same 0.8 as its last outing.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” held onto the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.2 rating and 8.44 million viewers, even with its broadcast from a week ago. The season finale of the recently-renewed “Songland” followed “Got Talent” with a 0.8 and 3.85 million viewers, matching its previous episode. “Hollywood Game Night,” however, managed to tick up from a 0.4 rating and 2.15 million viewers last Wednesday to a 0.5 with 2.18 million viewers this time around.

On CBS, “Big Brother” took a small hit week-to-week among adults 18-49, slipping from its 1.2 final rating last week to a 1.1, but the reality-competition series also raked in its largest audience of any Wednesday broadcast of the season so far (4.55 million). It was followed, once again, by “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.” reruns.

Rounding out the night, the season finale of the CW’s “Bulletproof” posted a 0.1 rating at 8 p.m., down from its penultimate episode’s 0.2. Meanwhile, “Hypnotize Me” went the other way, rising from its previous 0.1 to a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.82 2.57 3.41 2.15 0.59


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

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4

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

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“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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