Friday, August 9, 2019

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Big Brother,' 'MasterChef' and 'Holey Moley' Rise Due to Inflated Numbers Across the Board

On August 8, 2019, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.10 rating - followed by NBC (0.97), CBS (0.90), ABC (0.90) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, FOX won in total viewers with 4.455 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.451), CBS (4.320), ABC (3.932) and The CW (0.987).




UPDATE - Every show that aired on the five broadcast networks was adjusted down.

FOX (1.10 Rating, 4.455 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.7, -0.1)
        SPIN THE WHEEL (0.5, +0.1)

NBC (0.97 Rating, 4.451 Million Viewers)
        THE WALL (0.4) REPEAT
        HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (0.4) REPEAT
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.3) REPEAT

CBS (0.90 Rating, 4.320 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (0.5) REPEAT
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.5) REPEAT
        BIG BROTHER (1.0, +0.0)
        ELEMENTARY (0.4, +0.1)

ABC (0.90 Rating, 3.932 Million Viewers)
        HOLEY MOLEY (0.5, -0.2)
        FAMILY FOOD FIGHT (0.3, -0.1)
        REEF BREAK (0.2, -0.1)

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 0.987 Million Viewers)
        THE OUTPOST (0.1, -0.1)
        TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (0.1) SERIES PREMIERE
        TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (0.1)


                                            The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 8 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
MasterChef
0.7
2.847

CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
0.5
3.029

ABC
Holey Moley
0.5
2.288

NBC
The Wall - R
0.4
2.622

The CW
The Outpost
0.1
0.626
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.5
2.820
9:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.0
3.874

FOX
Spin the Wheel
0.5
1.898

NBC
Hollywood Game Night - R
0.4
1.856

ABC
Family Food Fight
0.3
1.363

The CW
Two Sentence Horror Stories
0.1
0.588
9:30 PM
The CW
Two Sentence Horror Stories
0.1
0.616
10:00 PM
CBS
Elementary
0.4
2.472

NBC
Law & Order: SVU - R
0.3
1.793

ABC
Reef Break
0.2
1.514

Average Rating: 0.40
Average Viewership: 2.014


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.