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CBS Wins Sluggish Pre-Holiday Thursday

HUT-Levels Drop as Viewers Prepare for the Labor Day Weekend

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

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 2.9/ 5, NBC: 2.0/ 3, Fox: 1.8/ 3, ABC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +38, CW: no change, CBS: – 6, NBC: -37, ABC: -41

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 1.9/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (R): 1.9/ 5 (#2t)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots” (season or series finale): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2t)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2t)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots” (season or series finale): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.1/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” R: 2.2/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” R: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” R: 2.2/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2)

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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