Friday, September 1, 2017

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - Local NFL Preemptions Boost Numbers Across All Broadcast Networks

On August 31, 2017, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.30 rating - followed by CBS (1.28), NBC (1.00), ABC (0.80) and The CW (0.63).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.369 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.782), FOX (4.776), ABC (3.279) and The CW (2.444).

ABC and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - As was expected, every show on the broadcast networks was adjusted down.

FOX (1.30 Rating, 4.776 Million Viewers)
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.6) REPEAT
        LOVE CONNECTION (0.5, -0.1)

CBS (1.28 Rating, 5.369 Million Viewers)
        KEVIN CAN WAIT (0.5) REPEAT
        KEVIN CAN WAIT (0.5) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.5, -0.2)
        ZOO (0.4, +0.0)

NBC (1.00 Rating, 4.782 Million Viewers)
        THE WALL (0.5) REPEAT
        THE WALL (0.5) REPEAT
        THE NIGHT SHIFT (0.6, -0.1) SEASON FINALE

ABC (0.80 Rating, 3.279 Million Viewers)
        BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS (0.6) REPEAT
        BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS (0.5) REPEAT
        THE GONG SHOW (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.63 Rating, 2.444 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 31 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Battle of the Network Stars - R
0.6
2.257

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.6
1.813

NBC
The Wall - R
0.5
2.705

CBS
Kevin Can Wait - R
0.5
2.618

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.935
8:30 PM
CBS
Kevin Can Wait - R
0.5
2.529
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.5
4.906

NBC
The Wall - R
0.5
2.642

ABC
Battle of the Network Stars - R
0.5
1.896

FOX
Love Connection
0.5
1.579

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.747
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.747
10:00 PM
NBC
The Night Shift
0.6
3.082

CBS
Zoo
0.4
2.030

ABC
The Gong Show - R
0.4
1.910

Average Rating: 0.51
Average Viewership: 2.160


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.