Friday, August 17, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Big Brother' and 'Trial & Error' Rise; 'Match Game' and 'Take Two' Drop

On August 16, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.22 rating - followed by NBC (0.87), ABC (0.73), FOX (0.35) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.371 million viewers - followed by ABC (4.107), NBC (3.777), FOX (3.729) and The CW (0.849).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The entire lineups on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX were adjusted down.

CBS (1.22 Rating, 5.371 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (0.9) REPEAT
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.8) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.7, +0.3)
        S.W.A.T. (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.87 Rating, 3.777 Million Viewers)
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.7) REPEAT
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.5, +0.1)
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.4, +0.1)
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.73 Rating, 4.107 Million Viewers)
        20/20: ARETHA FRANKLIN (0.6)
        MATCH GAME (0.5, -0.1)
        TAKE TWO (0.4, -0.2)

FOX (0.35 Rating, 3.729 Million Viewers)
        NASCAR RACING (0.3)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.849 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        BLACK LIGHTNING (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 16 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
0.9
5.501

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.7
3.398

ABC
20/20: Aretha Franklin
0.6
3.678

FOX
NASCAR Racing (8-10)
0.3
1.086

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
0.702
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.8
4.839
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.7
5.712

NBC
Trial & Error
0.5
2.157

ABC
Match Game
0.5
3.001

The CW
Black Lightning - R
0.2
0.680
9:30 PM
NBC
Trial & Error
0.4
1.732
10:00 PM
NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.5
2.576

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.4
2.502

ABC
Take Two
0.4
2.524

Average Rating: 0.58
Average Viewership: 2.863


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.