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‘Little Big Shots’ Leads NBC to Modest Wednesday Overnight Dominance

Double Dose of Gordon Ramsay is Not a Positive for Fox

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, June 14, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 2.8/ 5, CBS: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 2.2/ 4, ABC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: + 4, CBS: – 4, Fox: – 8, ABC: -25, CW; -29

-Ratings Breakdown:
The season-finale of NBC’s “Little Big Shots” stood well above the competition, with a 4.7 rating/9 share in the household overnights at 8 p.m. But Steve Harvey won’t be gone for long. Next Wednesday at 8 p.m. is the series-premiere of spin-off “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” Harvey was also visible last night in an encore telecast of ABC’s “Steve Harvey Funderdome” at a 1.7/ 3 (#2) at 10 p.m.

“Little Big Shots” led into a second-place 2.7/ 5 for sitcom “The Carmichael Show” in the 9 p.m. half-hour, which slipped by 45 percent from the 8:30 p.m. portion of “Little Big Shots” (4.9/ 9). Also on NBC were repeats of “Superstore” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.) and “This Is Us” (#3: 1.5/ 5 at 10 p.m.).

The only other original programming last night was Fox’s combination of “MasterChef” (#2: 2.7/ 5) and “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (#4: 1.7/ 3) from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” dipped by an extensive 37 percent in the overnight households from “MasterChef.”

Elsewhere, CBS populated the evening with encores of “Undercover Boss” (#3: 2.3/ 4), “Criminal Minds” (#1: 2.9/ 5) and “Code Black” (#1: 2.6/ 5). ABC featured repeats of “The Goldbergs” (#4: 2.0/ 4), “Speechless” (#4: 1.6/ 3), “Modern Family” (#3: 2.1/ 4) and “American Housewife” (#2: 1.9/ 3), which is moving into the Wednesday 9:30 p.m. half-hour this fall. And The CW featured encores of “Arrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1). Fans of “Arrow” can find the drama this fall in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour out of “Supernatural” this fall.

What follows are the household overnight results for June 14 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Undercover Boss” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (season finale): 4.6/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Undercover Boss” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (season finale): 4.9/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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. Nice job again by Carmichael and for the Thursday offerings this fall I’m excited about this night mainly because of Will & Grace and Chicago Fire and then later on seeing how CBS Thursday fares with the comedies and SWAT. Will & Grace is one to watch out for because it’s been leading your polls Marc since May and I think people are truly going to tune in for it. Where NBC messed up at though is putting Great News after it they’re wasting the slot there as you could’ve had a Carmichael there or Marlon or picked up LMS from free agency and had a super comedy hour at 9pm.

    Chicago Fire might be your new 10pm leader. Murder is going to struggle this season against Fire. SWAT is the biggest wild card of the night because Shemar Moore could bring his audience in and make it a surprise success but history tells you it’s another 10pm Thursday bomb for CBS especially now that you got a Chicago show on in that timeslot and Fire has been a killer to CBS 10pm dramas since 2013.

    • Thursday at 10PM I agree with you that Chicago Fire will probably win that night now. And how often has NBC been number 1 in that slot? Not since ER concluded in 2009.

      • Yeah Garebelman Chicago Fire probably wins that slot and that’s a very good question there’s a possibility excluding football that NBC has barely been #1 in that slot I think it was since ER in 2009. ABC and CBS has probably traded off victories during that time.

        Chicago Fire can probably run away with it once NBC finds something at 9:30pm to compliment Will & Grace better.