Friday, August 31, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - NFL Preseason Preemptions Scramble Numbers Across All Broadcast Networks

On August 30, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.30 rating - followed by FOX (1.15), NBC (0.90), ABC (0.83) and The CW (0.35).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.750 million viewers - followed by FOX (4.178), ABC (4.126), NBC (4.122) and The CW (1.300).

NBC, FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Every program was adjusted down.

CBS (1.30 Rating, 5.750 Million Viewers)
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.5) REPEAT
        MOM (0.5) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.3, -0.3)
        S.W.A.T. (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (1.15 Rating, 4.178 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.5) REPEAT
        THE GIFTED (0.3) REPEAT

NBC (0.90 Rating, 4.122 Million Viewers)
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.5) REPEAT
        WILL & GRACE (0.5) REPEAT
        SUPERSTORE (0.4) REPEAT
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.83 Rating, 4.126 Million Viewers)
        THE GONG SHOW (0.4, -0.1) SEASON FINALE
        TAKE TWO (0.2, -0.2)
        TAKE TWO (0.4, +0.0)

THE CW (0.35 Rating, 1.300 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        THE ORIGINALS (0.1) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 30 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.5
3.570

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.5
2.883

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.5
1.611

ABC
The Gong Show
0.4
2.288

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
0.571
8:30 PM
CBS
Mom - R
0.5
3.001
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.3
4.539

NBC
Will & Grace - R
0.5
2.146

FOX
The Gifted - R
0.3
1.045

ABC
Take Two
0.2
1.848

The CW
The Originals - R
0.1
0.387
9:30 PM
NBC
Superstore - R
0.4
1.591
10:00 PM
NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.5
2.270

ABC
Take Two
0.4
2.395

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.4
2.101

Average Rating: 0.45
Average Viewership: 2.150


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.