Friday, August 24, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'NFL Preseason' Dominates Night; 'Trial & Error' Finale and 'Big Brother' Dip

On August 23, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.70 rating - followed by CBS (1.05), ABC (0.50), NBC (0.50) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 6.085 million viewers - followed by CBS (4.634), ABC (3.768), NBC (2.486) and The CW (0.727).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NFL Preseason was adjusted up. The repeat of S.W.A.T. was adjusted down.

FOX (1.70 Rating, 6.085 Million Viewers)
        NFL PRESEASON (1.8)

CBS (1.05 Rating, 4.634 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (1.0) REPEAT
        MOM (0.9) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.6, -0.1)
        S.W.A.T. (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.50 Rating, 3.768 Million Viewers)
        THE GONG SHOW (0.5, +0.1)
        THE STORY OF THE ROYALS (0.5, -0.1)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.486 Million Viewers)
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.7) REPEAT
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.4, -0.1)
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.4, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.727 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        THE ORIGINALS (0.1) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 18 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
NFL Preseason (8-11)
1.8
6.520

CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
1.0
5.828

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.7
3.359

ABC
The Gong Show
0.5
2.793

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
0.854
8:30 PM
CBS
Mom - R
0.9
4.890
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.6
5.611

ABC
The Story of the Royals (9-11)
0.5
4.252

NBC
Trial & Error
0.4
1.986

The CW
The Originals - R
0.1
0.453
9:30 PM
NBC
Trial & Error
0.4
1.617
10:00 PM
CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.5
2.894

NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.4
2.241

Average Rating: 0.69
Average Viewership: 3.331


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.