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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Big Brother’ Leads CBS to Victory

Eye Net Drama 'Salvation' Flat From One Week Earlier

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.0/ 5, NBC: 2.3/ 4, Fox: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +20, Fox: +23, NBC: -25, CW: -44, ABC: -49

-Ratings Breakdown:
“Big Brother” lifted CBS to Wednesday overnight victory, with a 4.2 rating/8 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, that was 11 percent above the comparable year-ago evening.

“Big Brother” led into back-to-back episodes of recently introduced Eye net drama “Salvation,” which at a 2.5/ 4 in the 9 p.m. hour and a 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m. was consistent from the regularly scheduled 9 p.m. installment last week.

Elsewhere, only “The Carmichael Show” on NBC in the 9 p.m. half-hour (#2: 2.2/ 4) and Fox’s pairing of “MasterChef” (#3: 2.7/ 5) and “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (#4: 1.2/ 2) were in originals.
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, August 2 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.5/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.4/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.3/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#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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    • I am going to the show tonight and their will be no one leaving apparently. Don’t like this twist at all.