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CBS Tops Modest First Wednesday in July

'Big Brother' Opens on Par with the Year-Ago Evening

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.0/ 5, NBC: 2.6/ 5, ABC: 2.0/ 4, Fox: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

CBS: + 7, ABC: no change, CW: -17, Fox: -35, NBC: -47

-Ratings Breakdown:
“Little Big Shots: Forever Young” on NBC topped the evening, with a 4.3 rating/8 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. ET. But CBS finished first overall with its combination of “Big Brother” (#2: 3.8/ 7 at 8 p.m.), which was on par from the year-ago evening, and two repeat episodes of “Criminal Minds” (2.5/ 4 from 9-11 p.m.).

This fall, “Criminal Minds” moves to Wednesday at 10 p.m. out of new drama “SEAL Team.” “Survivor,” of course, will anchor the evening at 8 p.m.

Also on NBC were two episodes (original and repeat) of sitcom “The Carmichael Show” (9 p.m.: #2: 2.4/ 4; 9:30 p.m.: #1, 2.6/ 5), which will not be returning for a second season, and an encore telecast of “This Is Us” (#3: 1.4/ 3). Like most serialized dramas, “This Is Us” just does not play well in repeats.

Elsewhere, ABC featured a rotation of repeat sitcoms from 8-10 p.m. – “The Goldbergs” (#3: 2.1/ 4), “Speechless” (#4: 1.7/ 3), “Modern Family” (#3: 2.0/ 4) and “American Housewife” (#3: 1.7/ 3) – into game show “To Tell the Truth” (#2: 2.1/ 4). Fox aired repeats of “MasterChef” (#4: 1.7/ 3) and “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (#4: 1.2/ 2). And The CW featured encores of “Arrow” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

This fall, sophomore “Riverdale” moves to Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW into the revival of :Dynasty.”
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, July 5 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Little Big Shots: Forever Young”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Little Big Shots: Forever Young”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.4/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 1.9/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 2.1/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.4/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.3/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. A damn shame what NBC did to the Carmichaels and what makes me upset about that move was the fact that not only has it been consistent this summer in the ratings and deserves to comeback but how they want to put their trash unwatchable comedies like Great News in a great slot after Will & Grace when Carmichael deserved that slot or even Marlon. I’m hoping Will & Grace hits for them so we can start seeing better comedies produced on their network.

    • Your idea of good comedies seems to be inane laugh track shows instead of adult one-camera shows that respect the audience by not telling them when to laugh. If you love canned laughter so much, go watch MeTV instead.

      • We’ll it’s comedy so we all have different tastes on that and I grew up on multi-cams so obviously that’s what I prefer. Single-cams just bore me and I don’t want to watch a network comedy that looks like a movie. That’s what Ted 1 & 2 are for I would rather watch feature films as those kind of comedies plus movies done that way are funnier and not corny like adult single-cams are. MeTV is great and I do watch that and my nieces and nephews watch Nickelodeon and Disney Channel and I enjoy watching those multi-cams too.

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