Friday, July 27, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'The Four' and 'Match Game' Steady; 'Big Brother' and 'Trial & Error' Dip

On July 26, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.95 rating - followed by FOX (0.90), NBC (0.52), ABC (0.50) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.651 million viewers - followed by FOX (3.110), ABC (2.871), NBC (2.604) and The CW (1.081).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The 9PM episode of Trial & Error and the repeats of Young Sheldon, Burden of Truth and Black Lightning were adjusted down.

CBS (0.95 Rating, 4.651 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (0.8) REPEAT
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.8) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.5, -0.1)
        S.W.A.T (0.5) REPEAT

FOX (0.90 Rating, 3.110 Million Viewers)
        THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM (0.9, +0.0)

NBC (0.52 Rating, 2.604 Million Viewers)
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.6) REPEAT
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.4, -0.2)
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.4, -0.1)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.50 Rating, 2.871 Million Viewers)
        THE GONG SHOW (0.5, +0.0)
        MATCH GAME (0.6, +0.0)
        TAKE TWO (0.4, +0.0)

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 1.081 Million Viewers)
        BURDEN OF TRUTH (0.2) REPEAT
        BLACK LIGHTNING (0.1) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Thursday, July 26 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
The Four: Battle for Stardom (8-10)
0.9
3.120

CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
0.8
5.647

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.6
3.403

ABC
The Gong Show
0.5
2.742

The CW
Burden of Truth - R
0.2
0.700
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.8
5.269
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.5
5.444

ABC
Match Game
0.6
3.324

NBC
Trial & Error
0.4
2.119

The CW
Black Lightning - R
0.1
0.541
9:30 PM
NBC
Trial & Error
0.4
1.764
10:00 PM
CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.5
2.923

NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.5
2.380

ABC
Take Two
0.4
2.518

Average Rating: 0.59
Average Viewership: 2.992


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.