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NBC Bests the Competing Broadcast Nets by 133 Percent in the Thursday Overnights

THURSDAY OVERNIGHT RATINGS SCORECARD

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

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 14.2/24, CBS: 2.9/ 5, ABC: 1.5/ 2, Fox: 1.2/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening are not included because of the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympics.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots” R: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 11.3/20 (#1)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots” R: 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 14.1/24 (#1)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” R: 1.4/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 16.3/27 (#1)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “My Final Days”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” R: 1.5/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.4/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 16.7/27 (#1)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “My Final Days”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 1.4/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” R: 1.8/ 4 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 14.6/25 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” R: 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – 2016 Rio Olympics: 12.4/23 (#1)

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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