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Anemic Opening Night Overnights for ‘American Gothic’ on CBS

Minor Year-to-Year Erosion for Young Adult Eye Net Summer Favorite 'Big Brother'

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, June 22:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.2 rating/6 share, NBC: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 2.3/ 4, ABC: 2.2/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: – 6, Fox: -12, CW: -14, ABC: -15, NBC: -21

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season premiere): 3.9/ 7 (#1) – year-ago season opener: 4.0/ 7 on 6/24/15
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.6/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “American Gothic” (season premiere): 2.4/ 4 (#2) – 2.7/ 5 for repeat of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” one week earlier
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 3.0/ 5 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “American Gothic” (season premiere): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 2.9/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Don’t know if it affected things that much, but BB was interrupted in Chicago for quite a bit of the show for news coverage of some severe weather- they re-aired it later that night..