DAILY DIGEST – 8.10.18

Protests dot pre-season NFL action; BIG BROTHER takes primetime overall

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

THURSDAY, 8.10.18 CBS NBC FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.1/5 1.1/5 0.9/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.61 4.88 4.0 4.12 1.08

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.4/7 7.29
  America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R 1.4/7 6.79
  MasterChef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R 1.1/5 4.0
  The Gong Show (ABC) 0.8/4 4.21
  Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.12
       
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 1.5/7 7.07
       
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 2.0/9 7.42
  Trial & Error (NBC) 1.1/5 4.95
  Match Game (ABC) 1.0/5 4.47
  Black Lightning (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.03
       
9:30 p.m. Trial & Error (NBC) 1.0/5 4.25
       
10 p.m. SWAT (CBS) – R 1.1/5 4.64
  Take Two (ABC) 0.8/4 3.68
  Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.8/4 3.53

Ratings Report:

  • NOTE: Football pre-emptions will result in larger than usual adjustments to final ratings, ranging anywhere from 0.1-0.5.
  • Pending updates, BIG BROTHER rose to the top of the pack on Thursday, after a loss to pre-season NFL action a week ago. The reality show on CBS scored a 2.0 among adults 18-49, up half a point from its previous 1.5
  • On ABC, all shows were up, with TAKE TWO getting the biggest up-tick, earning a 0.8, up 50% from last week, while both THE GONG SHOW (0.8) and MATCH GAME (0.8) are each up three tenths from their previous episodes.
  • On NBC, back-to-back installments of TRIAL & ERROR (1.1/1.0) were up seven and sixth tenths, respectively.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:00 PM 2,099 0.6
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 8:00 PM 1,033 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,369 0.5
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 2,083 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,066 0.3
MARTHA AND SNOOP POTLUCK VH1 9:01 PM 659 0.3
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 605 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 905 0.3
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,518 0.3
BROKEN TRUST INVEST 9:00 PM 1,222 0.3
THE SINNER USA 10:01 PM 1,104 0.3
MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 877 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,476 0.3
SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,091 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,997 0.3
MARTHA AND SNOOP POTLUCK VH1 9:31 PM 513 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 790 0.3
REASONABLE DOUBT INVEST 10:00 PM 991 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,383 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 785 0.3
FLIPPING VIRGINS HOME 11:00 PM 954 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,414 0.2
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,217 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,188 0.2
ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 1,972 0.2

Of Note:

  • TLC’s DR. PIMPLE POPPER maintained its place at the top of the Wednesday cable ratings yet again this week, with the same 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 it had scored a week ago. VH1’s BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO followed closely behind with a 0.5, also even with its previous episode. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC rounded out the top three on Wednesday, also earning a 0.5.
  • In its second episode of the season, USA’s THE SINNER was steady with another 0.3, but down slightly in total viewers from 1.15 to 1.10 million this week. Similarly, Paramount Network’s YELLOWSTONE raked in a 0.4 for the second week in a row, but was down in viewers, from 2.103 to 2.083 million.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • BUSINESS BRIEFS:
    • Wide-ranging and expansive article with Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment at Fox. He talks about “New Fox,” the expansion of reality programming for the soon-to-be independent network, and where he thinks the US market is going. Read it HERE
    • JEOPARDY! has completed its first streaming deal, debuting on Hulu today with 60 episodes available immediately.

 

 

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