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Thursday Final Nationals: Multi-Week Time Slot Highs for ‘Big Brother’, ‘Greatest Hits’ and NBC at 8 p.m.

It was all CBS on this Thursday night as the network won all key measures including total viewers (5.08 million), adults 18-49 (1.2 rating/5 share), adults 18-34 (0.6/4) and adults 25-54 (1.6/6).

Big Brother 18” (CBS) and “Greatest Hits” (ABC) — the latter, in its 2-hour season finale — each drew a 4-week best in total viewers and adults 18-49.

Marc Berman was in the ‘Big Brother’ studio audience on this night. Can you spot him in this clip?

The one-hour “Rio Olympic Preview Special” hosted by Ryan Seacrest scored a 5-week best within NBC’s Thursday 8 p.m. time slot among total viewers and adults 18-49.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, August 4, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.2/4 3510 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 BattleBots 249 94 2.0/4 3315 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.0/4
9:00 Greatest Hits (f) 248 94 2.3/4 3608 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.3/6 5082 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 254 94 4.5/9 6790 0.6/4 1.3/6 2.0/7
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 254 94 3.2/6 4921 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.5/5
9:00 Big Brother 18 254 94 3.7/7 6037 1.3/7 1.9/8 2.4/8
10:00 Code Black (r) 254 94 2.3/4 3366 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 4035 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Rio Olympics Preview (s) 242 94 3.2/6 5026 0.6/3 1.1/5 1.5/5
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (r) 241 94 2.1/4 3539 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.3/2 2026 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:00 Home Free (s) 255 94 1.3/2 1987 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
9:00 Home Free (f) 255 94 1.4/3 2065 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.8/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 784 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 246 86 0.6/1 875 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 Beauty and the Beast (r) 246 86 0.5/1 694 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1871 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1448 0.5/3
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 2080 0.7/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1896 0.7/3
10:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1637 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 462 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 537 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 569 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 484 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 332 0.1/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 8/04/16

BattleBots” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

Greatest Hits” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.7/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.3/9
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Rio Olympics Preview” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Home Free” (Fox, 8pm)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Home Free” (Fox, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Queen of the South” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.30

Nick Cannon Wild N’ Out” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.42
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.33
Men 18-49: 0.36

Rio Olympics-Men’s Soccer: Fiji vs. South Korea, Nigeria vs. Japan” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.12
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.29

Cable Rankings – Thursday 8/04/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, August 4:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
53 40 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 30 804 0.28
47 30 FIRST 48 MINI A&E 8:30 PM 15 889 0.30
36 21 FIRST 48 MINI A&E 8:45 PM 15 1005 0.35
28 11 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 1192 0.43
51 19 60 DAYS IN SPECIALS A&E 10:01 PM 15 828 0.36
45 25 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 913 0.33
39 15 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 954 0.40
24 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1206 0.51
21 6 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1234 0.50
19 3 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1420 0.63
13 1 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1650 0.75
85 65 AMC MOVIE: BRUCE ALMIGHTY AMC 8:00 PM 120 615 0.20
83 47 AMC MOVIE: HAPPY GILMORE AMC 10:00 PM 120 630 0.25
90 99 NORTH WOODS LAW APL 9:01 PM 61 573 0.09
49 68 LONE STAR LAW APL 10:02 PM 61 837 0.19
41 24 FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 942 0.33
27 54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1196 0.23
29 49 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1164 0.25
26 35 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1203 0.29
74 56 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 8:00 PM 60 665 0.23
42 58 KILLING THE COLORADO DISC 9:00 PM 124 920 0.22
62 76 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 744 0.18
73 81 SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISJR 8:25 PM 5 668 0.16
70 77 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 679 0.17
84 89 QUIET IS DISJR 8:55 PM 5 618 0.14
92 79 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 559 0.16
94 90 DJ NIGHT LIGHT DISJR 9:55 PM 5 553 0.14
16 39 SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN DSNY 8:00 PM 95 1489 0.28
23 57 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:35 PM 25 1216 0.22
33 73 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 10:00 PM 25 1097 0.18
32 67 DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE SHORT DSNY 10:25 PM 5 1125 0.19
30 78 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1127 0.16
91 59 BOTCHED BY NATURE E! 9:01 PM 60 571 0.22
95 64 BOTCHED E! 10:01 PM 61 550 0.20
50 29 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 834 0.30
58 51 CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 774 0.24
40 32 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 949 0.29
42 34 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 920 0.29
1 46 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2719 0.26
2 45 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2662 0.27
4 40 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2354 0.28
66 23 FX MOVIE PRIME: 21 JUMP STREET FX 7:30 PM 150 720 0.33
76 92 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 664 0.13
71 95 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 675 0.12
85 72 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 615 0.19
82 69 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 632 0.19
20 27 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1332 0.33
14 12 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1645 0.42
11 10 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1771 0.44
12 14 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1728 0.41
8 13 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1888 0.41
10 17 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1784 0.37
31 63 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 60 1126 0.21
3 9 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 2438 0.46
15 32 ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1538 0.29
96 100 HHOF COLLECTION: LOVING LEAH HMM 9:00 PM 120 527 0.05
52 73 48 HOURS ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 820 0.18
44 71 UNRAVELED ID 9:00 PM 60 916 0.19
38 50 DEADLY SINS ID 10:00 PM 60 957 0.24
98 88 MOVIE: SUGAR BABIES LMN 8:00 PM 120 526 0.15
17 87 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1472 0.15
6 42 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2051 0.28
7 37 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1981 0.28
69 22 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S8 MTV 10:00 PM 32 694 0.35
18 16 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: THE PARENT TRAP NAN 8:00 PM 180 1453 0.39
88 53 RIO OLYMPICS-MEN’S SOCCER: FIJI / SOUTH AFRICA, NIGERIA / JAPAN (0.37 HH) NBCSN 7:00 PM 243 590 0.23
74 82 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 665 0.16
80 86 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 644 0.15
81 85 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 642 0.15
67 75 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 715 0.18
92 91 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:00 PM 24 559 0.13
96 96 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:24 PM 24 527 0.11
89 61 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 580 0.22
65 79 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN CARTER SYFY 8:00 PM 180 729 0.16
79 52 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 646 0.24
46 36 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 905 0.28
9 4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1808 0.56
5 2 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2148 0.71
22 8 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1222 0.47
37 20 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 968 0.35
99 82 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 60 523 0.16
64 62 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 60 730 0.21
63 55 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 60 737 0.23
60 37 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY TNT 8:00 PM 135 765 0.28
78 43 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: TYLER PERRY’S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? TNT 10:15 PM 150 651 0.27
100 59 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:30 PM 30 522 0.22
87 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:00 PM 30 594 0.25
77 31 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 660 0.30
35 7 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 1015 0.50
68 25 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 31 705 0.33
61 93 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:00 PM 30 758 0.12
71 97 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:30 PM 30 675 0.11
54 94 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 792 0.12
59 98 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 766 0.11
56 84 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 791 0.16
48 70 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 869 0.19
57 65 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 780 0.20
34 44 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1091 0.27
25 18 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 60 1205 0.37
54 28 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 792 0.31

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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