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Respectable Sampling for NBC Sitcom ‘Marlon’

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, August 16, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.1/ 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:
“America’s Got Talent” on NBC squashed a still respectably rated edition of “Big Brother” on CBS, with a 7.1 rating/13 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. “Big Brother,” which features a double eviction this evening, scored a 4.1/ 7.

“America’s Got Talent” led into the debut of sitcom “Marlon,” starring Marlon Wayans, at a second-place 3.6/ 6 in the 9 p.m. half-hour, which was clearly sampled. But “Marlon” also dipped by 51 percent from the 8:30 p.m. portion of “AGT” (7.3/13). A second episode of “Marlon” dipped to a 2.9/ 5 (#2) at 9:30 p.m.

In the specials department was “CMA Fest 2017” on ABC, which scored a 3.4/ 6 in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. (peaking in the 9 p.m. half-hour at a 4.0/ 7).

In season (or finale) news, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” closed its marginally rated first season with a quiet 1.1/ 2 in the 9 p.m. hour. The lead-in, “MasterChef,” averaged a 2.3/ 4 at 8 p.m.

Also original last night were two episodes of failing CBS drama “Salvation” at an average 1.9/ 3 from 9-11 p.m.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, August 16 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 3.0/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.2/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/13 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.3/13 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Marlon” (series premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (season or series finale): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 3.8/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Salvation”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Marlon”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (season or series finale): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Salvation”: 1.9/ 3 (#2t)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Fest 2017”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Salvation”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Regarding your Big Brother survey question, I can’t believe people aren’t thinking of dumping Matt now for not taking himself off the block. It goes to show what a bad season it is from a gameplay standpoint with everyone sharing Paul’s brain.

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