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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Big Brother’ Leads CBS to Victory

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, July 19, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.2/ 6, NBC: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: : +45, Fox: – 5, ABC: -11, CW: -33, NBC: -57

-Ratings Breakdown:
Summer mainstay “Big Brother” topped this third Wednesday in July, lifting CBS to household overnight victory. “Big Brother” scored a 4.1 rating/8 share at 8 p.m., which was 17 percent above the 3.5/ 6 on the year-ago evening, and it led into an also dominant 2.8/ 5 for week two of drama “Salvation” at 9 p.m. Comparably, “Salvation” dipped by 12 percent from the 3.3/ 6 one week earlier, which translated into 4.99 million viewers and a 0.7 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data).

Last week, the three episodes of “Big Brother” finished ranked No. 3 through 5 in adults 18-49.

Also original last night was NBC’s “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (#2: 3.8/ 7 at 8 p.m.) into a second-place 2.1/ 4 for soon-to-conclude sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” which will be remembered for tackling topical issues. And Fox featured “Masterchef” (#4: 2.5/ 5 at 8 p.m.) into a modest 1.4/ 3 for freshman “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” at 9 p.m., which continues to prove Ramsay could use a rest.
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, July 19 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2): 4.2/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots: Forever Young”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.5/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots: Forever Young”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation” (series premiere): 2.9/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.1/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Lends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation” (series premiere): 2.8/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Lends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.3/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

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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