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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Thursday, August 18:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.3/ 8, CBS: 3.6/ 6, ABC: 2.3/ 4, Fox: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +26, Fox: + 7, CBS: – 3, ABC: – 8, CW: -14

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 4.2/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” R: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 4.8/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” R: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 4.1/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” R: 2.6/ 5 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 3.8/ 7/ 7 (#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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