Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) 1.2/7 8.38
Big Brother (CBS) 1.1/6 4.40
MasterChef (FOX) 0.8/4 3.07
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.60
Bulletproof (The CW) 0.2/1 0.66
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) – R 0.4/3 2.00
9 p.m. Songland (NBC) 0.8/5 4.20
BH90210 (FOX) 0.6/4 1.92
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.07
SEAL Team (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.60
Hypnotize Me (The CW) 0.1/1 0.56
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.61
10 p.m. S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.69
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 0.4/3 2.19
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.03


“America’s Got Talent” scored a solo victory, and hit a new high, in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.

The NBC series had its most-watched and highest-rated Wednesday broadcast of the season so far, with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.38 million viewers – up from its 1.1 rating and 8 million viewer audience from a week ago. It is also the first time that “Got Talent’s” has scored a solo Wednesday night victory in the 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m., “Songland” similarly rose from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8 with 4.2 million viewers, both of of which marked new Wednesday highs for the freshman series. “Hollywood Game Night” followed it with the same 0.4 that it scored last week.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Big Brother” placed second in the night with a 1.1 and 4.4 million viewers, steady with its last Wednesday night broadcast. FOX’s “MasterChef” also stayed even week-to-week, matching its last outing’s 0.8 rating. The same could not be said for “BH90210,” which continued to deteriorate in the ratings, falling another tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6.

On the CW, “Bulletproof” posted a 0.2, up a tenth from its last episode, while “Hypnotize Me” held steady with another 0.1.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/5 0.7/4 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.92 2.50 3.23 2.06 0.61


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.4/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/3, 1.4/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 0.9/4

“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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