Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.7/2 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 4.345 4.323 5.857 2.487 x

FOX was number one with adults 18-49 while CBS topped total viewers.

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for FOX (Preseason Football) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings. CBS primetime was delayed in approximately 6% of the country for NFL pre-season football.  Ratings are tentative and likely to change.

On FOX, coverage of Preseason Football (Titans/Rams) earned a preliminary x adults 18-49 rating. (Note: we have not received full football ratings yet, but will update this post when we do. For now you can see the hour by hour breakdown below)

On CBS, Big Brother garnered a possibly-inflated 2.2, up a tenth from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Bachelor in Paradise earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. A news special about the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, August 23, 2015 (All Ratings Live+ Same Day):


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.1 4 8.25
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos -R 1.0 4 5.02
FOX Bob’s Burgers -R 0.7 3 1.91
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 0.4 2 1.90
7:30PM FOX Bob’s Burgers -R 0.9 3 2.33
8:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.2 8 6.99
FOX NFL Preseason Football (8-9PM) 1.8 6 5.69
ABC Bachelor in Paradise (8-10PM) 1.3 4 4.20
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 0.7 2 2.50
9:00PM FOX NFL  Preseason Football (9-10PM) 1.6 5 5.23
NBC American Ninja Warrior -R (9-11PM) 0.8 3 2.80
CBS Madam Secretary -R 0.7 2 4.10
10:00PM CBS CSI: Cyber -R 0.7 2 4.09
ABC Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm 0.6 2 3.78

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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing
– Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.-

: 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.-


For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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