Tuesday, August 18, 2020

UPDATED Monday Ratings - ABC and NBC Lead Coverage of the First Night of the '2020 Democratic National Convention'

On August 17, 2020, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.40 rating - followed by FOX (0.40), ABC (0.37), CBS (0.30) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 2.546 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.391), ABC (2.204), FOX (2.094) and The CW (0.941).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - ABC and NBC's coverage of the 2020 Democratic Convention were adjusted up.

NBC (0.40 Rating, 2.391 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.4) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.4)

FOX (0.40 Rating, 2.094 Million Viewers)
        9-1-1 (0.4) REPEAT
        9-1-1: LONE STAR (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.37 Rating, 2.204 Million Viewers)
        HOLEY MOLEY (0.4) REPEAT
        TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.3) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.4)

CBS (0.30 Rating, 2.546 Million Viewers)
        THE NEIGHBORHOOD (0.4) REPEAT
        BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (0.4) REPEAT
        ALL RISE (0.3) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.2)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.941 Million Viewers)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2, +0.0)


                                            The Final Ratings for Monday, August 17 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
The Neighborhood - R
0.4
3.521

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.4
2.445

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.4
2.205

ABC
Holey Moley - R
0.4
2.110

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.926
8:30 PM
CBS
Bob Hearts Abishola - R
0.4
3.475

The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.2
0.925
9:00 PM
FOX
9-1-1: Lone Star - R
0.4
1.982

CBS
All Rise - R
0.3
2.153

ABC
To Tell the Truth - R
0.3
2.059

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.2
0.957
10:00 PM
ABC
2020 Democratic Convention
0.4
2.442

NBC
2020 Democratic Convention
0.4
2.282

CBS
2020 Democratic Convention
0.2
1.987

Average Rating: 0.33
Average Viewership: 2.105


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. 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.