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Respectable Opening for Documentary ‘The Story of Diana’ on ABC

NBC's 'The Carmichael Show' Exits with a Whimper

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.6/ 7, ABC: 3.4/ 6, CBS: 2.7/ 5, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening are excluded since NBC aired the 2016 Summer Olympics.

-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC got a boost care of part one of two-night documentary “The Story of Diana,” which scored a respectable 4.2 rating/8 share in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m. ET. Part two airs this evening.

In series-finale news, NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show” went out with a whimper with a third-place 1.7/ 3 at 10:30 p.m. A 10 p.m. edition of the sitcom scored a 1.9/ 3 (out of a dominant 4.5/ 8 for a clips edition of “America’s Got Talent” from 8-10 p.m.).

On CBS, summer favorite “Big Brother” was on the map with a second-place 4.2/ 7 in the 8 p.m. hour, which should be more than enough to win the time period in all the key demographics. But lead-out drama “Salvation” sunk to a 2.2/ 4 at 9 p.m. (#3). Also lacking in the original department was “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” on Fox at a mere 1.1/ 2 in the 9 p.m. hour (#4) out of a 2.5/ 5 (#3) for Ramsay’s “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. The rest of the evening was repeat telecasts.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, August 9 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.3/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.6/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.5/ 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): 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Story of Diana” (part one): 3.7/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Story of Diana” (part one): 4.0/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.3/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Story of Diana” (part one): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Carmichael Show”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Story of Diana” (part one): 4.6/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Carmichael Show”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. AGT shouldn’t be listed as a Repeat. Even though it was a “clips show” it was newly presented and had material not shown previously.

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