Friday, August 21, 2020

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Big Brother' Steady; ABC Leads Coverage for the Final Night of the 'Democratic Convention'

On August 20, 2020, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.53 rating - followed by ABC (0.43), NBC (0.33), FOX (0.25) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 2.611 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.594), NBC (2.146), FOX (0.984) and The CW (0.703).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.



UPDATE - CBS' coverage of the 2020 Democratic Convention and the repeat of To Tell the Truth were adjusted up. The repeat of Young Sheldon was adjusted down.

CBS (0.53 Rating, 2.611 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.0, +0.0)
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.3) REPEAT
        THE UNICORN (0.3) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.3)

ABC (0.43 Rating, 2.594 Million Viewers)
        HOLEY MOLEY (0.4) REPEAT
        TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.5) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.4)

NBC (0.33 Rating, 2.146 Million Viewers)
        THE WALL (0.4) REPEAT
        LAW & ORDER: SVU (0.3) REPEAT
        2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION (0.3)

FOX (0.25 Rating, 0.984 Million Viewers)
        24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (0.2) REPEAT
        24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.703 Million Viewers)
        MYSTERIES DECODED (0.2)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.1) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Thursday, August 20 

Time

Network

Show

18 - 49 Rating

Viewers (Millions)

8:00 PM

CBS

Big Brother

1.0

3.907


NBC

The Wall - R

0.4

2.364


ABC

Holey Moley - R

0.4

2.262


FOX

24 Hours to Hell and Back - R

0.2

0.963


The CW

Mysteries Decoded

0.2

0.785

9:00 PM

ABC

To Tell the Truth - R

0.5

2.548


CBS

Young Sheldon - R

0.3

2.207


NBC

Law & Order: SVU - R

0.3

1.920


FOX

24 Hours to Hell and Back - R

0.3

1.004


The CW

Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R

0.1

0.620

9:30 PM

CBS

The Unicorn - R

0.3

1.676

10:00 PM

ABC

2020 Democratic Convention

0.4

2.972


NBC

2020 Democratic Convention

0.3

2.154


CBS

2020 Democratic Convention

0.3

1.985


Average Rating: 0.36
Average Viewership: 1.955


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.