Thursday, October 8, 2020

UPDATED Wednesday Ratings - ABC and NBC Lead Coverage of Vice Presidential Debate; 'The Masked Singer' Drops

On October 7, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.63 rating - followed by NBC (1.25), FOX (1.25), CBS (1.02) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 7.547 million viewers - followed by NBC (5.544), CBS (4.762), FOX (4.723) and The CW (0.662).




UPDATE - Final numbers for the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate and subsequent analysis were released. The Masked Singer and Big Brother were adjusted up. Pence vs. Harris was adjusted down.

ABC (1.63 Rating, 7.547 Million Viewers)
        PENCE VS. HARRIS: THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (0.8)
        2020 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (2.2)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (1.6)

NBC (1.25 Rating, 5.544 Million Viewers)
        WEAKEST LINK (0.8, +0.0)
        2020 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (1.6)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (1.1)

FOX (1.25 Rating, 4.723 Million Viewers)
        THE MASKED SINGER (1.5, -0.4)
        2020 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (1.2)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (0.9)

CBS (1.02 Rating, 4.762 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.0, +0.0)
        2020 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (1.1)
        DEBATE ANALYSIS (0.8)

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.662 Million Viewers)
        DEVILS (0.1) SERIES PREMIERE
        CORONER (0.1) SEASON PREMIERE


The Final Ratings for Wednesday, October 7 

Average Rating: 1.06
Average Viewership: 4.683


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 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.