DAILY DIGEST – 7.6.18

BIG BROTHER tops broadcast while game shows improve slightly; Facebook Watch and Cristiano Ronaldo expand content partnership

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

THURSDAY, 7.5.18 CBS NBC ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.59 3.84 3.44 1.76 0.7

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Thursday, July 5, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 5.93
  Little Big Shots (NBC) 0.8/4 6.39
  The Gong Show (ABC) 0.6/3 3.49
  The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.5/2 1.76
  Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.76
       
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 1.0/5 5.67
       
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.3/6 4.94
  Match Game (ABC) 0.7/3 3.96
  Marlon (NBC) 0.6/3 2.97
  Black Lightning (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.64
       
9:30 p.m. Marlon (NBC) 0.6/3 2.38
       
10 p.m. SWAT (CBS) – R 0.5/3 3.04
  Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.46
  Take Two (ABC) 0.4/2 2.87

Ratings Report:

  • On a variety/game heavy Thursday, a pair of shows managed tiny improvements, but it was a mostly flat field, coupled with reruns. CBS came out on top, with BIG BROTHER earning the highest rating of the night – 1.3 among adults 18-49, and even with last week.
  • ABC had the only all-original line up of the night, with the GONG SHOW ticking up a tenth week-to-week, scoring a 0.6. MATCH GAME was even at 0.7 for a third week in a row, while TAKE TWO declined by a tenth to 0.4.
  • On NBC, LITTLE BIG SHOTS rose a tenth to 0.8, the second-best rating of new programming for the night, while Marlon maintained its rock solid 0.6 streak.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
FIFA WORLD CUP FOX SPORTS 9:38 AM 1,691 0.6
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,013 0.5
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,344 0.4
FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY L FOX SPORTS 12:01 PM 983 0.4
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 1,197 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH SPC DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,476 0.3
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,646 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,074 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 1,079 0.3
DRUNK HISTORY COMEDY 10:00 PM 493 0.3
STEVEN UNIVERSE CARTOON 7:30 PM 927 0.3
WONDERLAND MURDERS, THE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,163 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,408 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 528 0.2
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,334 0.2
MOM NICK-AT-NITE 2:09 AM 544 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,374 0.2
CROMARTIES, THE USA 10:31 PM 677 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,351 0.2
DOUBLE DARE NEW NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 943 0.2
MURDER COMES TO TOWN INVEST 9:00 PM 1,085 0.2
RAVENS HOME DISNEY 9:30 AM 902 0.2
FIRST TAKE SPECIAL L ESPN 4:30 PM 474 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 396 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,641 0.2

Of Note:

  • As we get deeper into FIFA World Cup action, broadcasts of the matches are predictably rising in the ratings. Fox Sports 1’s continued coverage took the top spot on Tuesday, with the game between Sweden and Switzerland scoring the highest of the night at 0.6 among adults 18-49 and 1.69 million viewers overall.
  • USA’s WWE SMACKDOWN followed behind in the number two spot with a 0.5 (down a tenth from last week), and another USA show, reality-soap CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST rounded out the top three at a 0.4 rating.
  • Elsewhere on the cable list, a special episode of DEADLIEST CATCH on Discovery earned a 0.3, just behind TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM, which was steady at 0.4.
  • Nickelodeon’s reboot of DOUBLE DARE continues to fare well; a new episode on the flagship channel pulled a 0.2 in the 18-49 demo and 943,000 viewers.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Facebook Watch is gearing up to add another heavyweight to its sports-lineup of programming. The platform is currently in talks with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for a reality series about his day-to-day life, expanding on a partnership that began in May. This would be the second project between Ronaldo and Facebook; he is also attached to executive produce a scripted soccer drama that already has a series commitment with the platform.
  • Even the Disney Channel is getting in on the reality-reboot craze: the channel will premiere BUG JUICE: MY SUMMER AT CAMP on July 16th (part one of a 16-part docuseries). Originally produced in 1998 at Camp Waziyatah in Maine, producers returned to the same camp to chronicle American sleep-away camp life for viewers. Evolution Media produces the series that will simultaneously air on the linear channel, VOD channel, and DisneyNOW app.

 

 

 

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