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Thursday Final Ratings: CBS Leads All Key Figures Amid Many Preemptions Due to Local NFL Preseason Telecasts

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, August 30:

The Gong Show (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.288 million viewers
• 1.5/3 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 60.8

Take Two (S) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
204 affiliates; 74% coverage
• 1.848 million viewers
• 1.3/2 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
• 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)
• Median age: 62.9

Take Two (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.395 million viewers
• 1.6/3 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 62.1

Young Sheldon (RS) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
249 affiliates; 86% coverage
• 3.570 million viewers
• 2.4/5 HH
• 0.5/3 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.9/4 A25-54 (1.0/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)
• Median age: 60.0

Mom (RS) (CBS, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
241 affiliates; 85% coverage
• 3.001 million viewers
• 2.0/4 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)
• Median age: 58.8

Big Brother 20 (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
266 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 4.539 million viewers
• 2.8/5 HH
• 1.3/6 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 1.1/5 M18-49)
• 0.8/5 A18-34 (1.0/6 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
• 1.7/6 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 1.5/5 M25-54)
• Median age: 52.8

S.W.A.T. (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
237 affiliates; 82% coverage
• 2.101 million viewers
• 1.4/3 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 58.7

Ellen’s Game of Games (R) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
224 affiliates; 82% coverage
• 2.883 million viewers
• 1.8/3 HH
• 0.5/3 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/3 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
• 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)
• Median age: 57.5

Will & Grace (RS) (NBC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
226 affiliates; 83% coverage
• 2.146 million viewers
• 1.4/3 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 56.7

Superstore (RS) (NBC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
223 affiliates; 83% coverage
• 1.591 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 56.5

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (R) (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
235 affiliates; 85% coverage
• 2.270 million viewers
• 1.5/3 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 59.2

MasterChef (R) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates; 84% coverage
• 1.611 million viewers
• 1.1/2 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
• 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 53.2

The Gifted (RP) (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates; 84% coverage
• 1.045 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)
• Median age: 50.8

Supernatural (RB) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
236 affiliates; 75% coverage
• 0.571 million viewers
• 0.4/1 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
• 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)
• Median age: 53.1

The Originals (RB) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
232 affiliates; 74% coverage
• 0.387 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49 (0.1/1 F18-49, 0.1/0 M18-49)
• 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.0/0 M18-34)
• 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.1/0 M25-54)
• Median age: 51.3

CSI (R) (ION, 6:00 PM, 60 min.)
80% coverage
• 0.846 million viewers
• 0.6/1 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.3/2 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
• 0.2 A18-34 (0.2 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
• 0.2 A25-54 (0.3 F25-54, 0.2 M25-54)
• Median age: 57.1

CSI (R) (ION, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
80% coverage
• 1.074 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.3/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
• 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
• 0.3 A25-54 (0.4 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)
• Median age: 55.9

CSI (R) (ION, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
80% coverage
• 1.198 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH
• 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
• 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
• 0.4 A25-54 (0.5 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)
• Median age: 57.5

CSI (R) (ION, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
80% coverage
• 1.333 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
• 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
• 0.4 A25-54 (0.5 F25-54, 0.2 M25-54)
• Median age: 58.6

CSI (R) (ION, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
80% coverage
• 1.120 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
• 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
• 0.3 A25-54 (0.5 F25-54, 0.2 M25-54)
• Median age: 57.0

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 59 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.824 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.6/3 A18-49
• Median age: 43.2

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 7:59 PM, 61 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.795 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.5/3 A18-49
• Median age: 48.0

La Bella y Las Bestias (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.517 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49
• Median age: 47.7

La Piloto (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.190 million viewers
• 0.6/1 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49
• Median age: 45.0

Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 150 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.305 million viewers
• 0.2/0 HH
• 0.1/1 A18-49
• Median age: 37.1

La Jefa del Campeon (UniMás, 9:30 PM, 60 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.241 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49
• Median age: 39.0

Nosotros Los Guapos (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.141 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49
• Median age: 35.2

Exatlón Estados Unidos (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.196 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49
• 0.3/2 A18-34
• Median age: 46.7

Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.318 million viewers
• 0.8/1 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49
• 0.5/3 A18-34
• Median age: 42.1

El Señor de Los Cielos VI (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.639 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.7/3 A18-49
• 0.6/4 A18-34
• Median age: 41.1

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, August 30 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and demo ratings in parentheses):

The First 48 (A&E, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.834 million viewers (#35)
• 0.57 HH (#34)
• 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
• 0.33 A25-54 (#27)

The First 48 (A&E, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.902 million viewers (#30)
• 0.60 HH (#29)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#18)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#26)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

Nightwatch Nation (A&E, 10:01 PM, 64 min.)
• 0.892 million viewers (#32)
• 0.58 HH (#33)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#26)
• 0.36 A25-54 (#19)

Dragon Ball Super (repeat) (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.463 million viewers (#65)
• 0.30 HH (#64)
• 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#22)
• 0.15 A25-54 (#77)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.468 million viewers (#64)
• 0.33 HH (#59)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#51)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#21)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#56)

The Cleveland Show (repeat) (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.577 million viewers (#52)
• 0.42 HH (#50)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#18)
• 0.31 A18-34 (#7)
• 0.28 A25-54 (#35)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.726 million viewers (#42)
• 0.51 HH (#37)
• 0.38 A18-49 (#5)
• 0.38 A18-34 (#5)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.895 million viewers (#31)
• 0.61 HH (#28)
• 0.45 A18-49 (#4)
• 0.46 A18-34 (#4)
• 0.44 A25-54 (#9)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.080 million viewers (#23)
• 0.71 HH (#22)
• 0.54 A18-49 (#3)
• 0.52 A18-34 (#3)
• 0.57 A25-54 (#3)

Rick & Morty (repeat) (ADSM, 12:00 AM, 30 min.)
• 0.895 million viewers
• 0.47 A18-49

Robot Chicken (repeat) (ADSM, 12:30 AM, 15 min.)
• 0.764 million viewers
• 0.40 A18-49

Robot Chicken (repeat) (ADSM, 12:45 AM, 15 min.)
• 0.646 million viewers
• 0.34 A18-49

Harvey Birdman (repeat) (ADSM, 1:00 AM, 15 min.)
• 0.586 million viewers
• 0.30 A18-49

Aqua Teen Hungerforce (repeat) (ADSM, 1:15 AM, 15 min.)
• 0.579 million viewers
• 0.30 A18-49

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 1:30 AM, 30 min.)
• 0.590 million viewers
• 0.30 A18-49

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 2:00 AM, 30 min.)
• 0.576 million viewers
• 0.31 A18-49

Family Guy (repeat) (ADSM, 2:30 AM, 30 min.)
• 0.565 million viewers
• 0.30 A18-49

The Grand Hustle (BET, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.291 million viewers (#94)
• 0.20 HH (#90)
• 0.11 A18-49 (#85)
• 0.11 A18-34 (#61)
• 0.12 A25-54 (#92)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.219 million viewers (#15)
• 0.84 HH (#14)
• 0.21 A18-49 (#42)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#82)
• 0.30 A25-54 (#32)

Cuomo Prime Time (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.268 million viewers (#14)
• 0.87 HH (#13)
• 0.24 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#82)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.128 million viewers (#19)
• 0.80 HH (#17)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#36)
• 0.06 A18-34 (#90)
• 0.32 A25-54 (#28)

College Football Prime Northwestern at Purdue (ESPN, 7:57 PM, 237 min.)
• 1.741 million viewers (#8)
• 1.00 HH (#9)
• 0.70 A18-49 (#2)
• 0.71 A18-34 (#2)
• 0.66 A25-54 (#2)

Tennis: U.S. Open Prime (ESPN2, 7:00 PM, 329 min.)
• 0.664 million viewers (#45)
• 0.45 HH (#44)
• 0.13 A18-49 (#77)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#82)
• 0.18 A25-54 (#60)

College Football Prime UCF at Connecticut (ESPNU, 7:00 PM, 200 min.)
• 0.444 million viewers (#68)
• 0.26 HH (#75)
• 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
• 0.11 A18-34 (#61)
• 0.18 A25-54 (#60)

Great Food Truck Race (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.086 million viewers (#22)
• 0.69 HH (#24)
• 0.34 A18-49 (#11)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#26)
• 0.41 A25-54 (#10)

Bite Club (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.865 million viewers (#33)
• 0.53 HH (#35)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#17)
• 0.36 A25-54 (#19)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.536 million viewers (#3)
• 1.66 HH (#4)
• 0.24 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#55)
• 0.38 A25-54 (#14)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.083 million viewers (#1)
• 2.01 HH (#1)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#18)
• 0.16 A18-34 (#33)
• 0.45 A25-54 (#8)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.511 million viewers (#4)
• 1.68 HH (#3)
• 0.21 A18-49 (#42)
• 0.06 A18-34 (#90)
• 0.37 A25-54 (#17)

College Football: Big 12 Missouri State at Oklahoma State (FS1, 7:59 PM, 225 min.)
• 0.337 million viewers (#87)
• 0.20 HH (#90)
• 0.11 A18-49 (#85)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#82)
• 0.13 A25-54 (#88)

Snowfall (FX, 10:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 0.815 million viewers (#36)
• 0.53 HH (#35)
• 0.35 A18-49 (#9)
• 0.24 A18-34 (#12)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#12)

Flip or Flop (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.581 million viewers (#9)
• 1.07 HH (#8)
• 0.36 A18-49 (#8)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#15)
• 0.46 A25-54 (#6)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.414 million viewers (#10)
• 0.98 HH (#11)
• 0.25 A18-49 (#27)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.407 million viewers (#11)
• 1.00 HH (#9)
• 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
• 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

Mountain Men (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 1.964 million viewers (#6)
• 1.24 HH (#7)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.15 A18-34 (#38)
• 0.40 A25-54 (#11)

The Perfect Murder (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.063 million viewers (#24)
• 0.71 HH (#22)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#36)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#64)
• 0.31 A25-54 (#30)

Someone Thought You Knew (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.136 million viewers (#18)
• 0.77 HH (#19)
• 0.30 A18-49 (#13)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#55)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#12)

Bring It! (LIF, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 0.472 million viewers (#63)
• 0.30 HH (#64)
• 0.16 A18-49 (#58)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#49)
• 0.17 A25-54 (#68)

Bring It! (LIF, 10:03 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.494 million viewers (#61)
• 0.33 HH (#59)
• 0.16 A18-49 (#58)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#55)
• 0.19 A25-54 (#56)

Movie-LMN Acquired Premiere The Archer (LMN, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
• 0.425 million viewers (#73)
• 0.26 HH (#75)
• 0.10 A18-49 (#93)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#76)
• 0.11 A25-54 (#96)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.856 million viewers (#7)
• 1.30 HH (#6)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#51)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#76)
• 0.25 A25-54 (#39)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.846 million viewers (#2)
• 1.94 HH (#2)
• 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#49)
• 0.47 A25-54 (#5)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.374 million viewers (#5)
• 1.66 HH (#4)
• 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#55)
• 0.38 A25-54 (#14)

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2 (MTV, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.341 million viewers (#12)
• 0.84 HH (#14)
• 0.80 A18-49 (#1)
• 0.88 A18-34 (#1)
• 0.75 A25-54 (#1)

Pretty Little Mamas (MTV, 9:01 PM, 62 min.)
• 0.440 million viewers (#69)
• 0.29 HH (#68)
• 0.25 A18-49 (#27)
• 0.28 A18-34 (#9)
• 0.21 A25-54 (#47)

NFL Preseason (Live) Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions (NFLN, 7:00 PM, 187 min.)
• 0.756 million viewers (#39)
• 0.49 HH (#39)
• 0.23 A18-49 (#34)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#64)
• 0.29 A25-54 (#34)

NFL Preseason (Live) Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals (NFLN, 10:07 PM, 158 min.)
• 0.606 million viewers (#50)
• 0.40 HH (#52)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#47)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#49)
• 0.24 A25-54 (#42)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.202 million viewers (#16)
• 0.80 HH (#17)
• 0.35 A18-49 (#9)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#22)
• 0.49 A25-54 (#4)

Impractical Jokers (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.757 million viewers (#38)
• 0.45 HH (#44)
• 0.37 A18-49 (#6)
• 0.38 A18-34 (#5)
• 0.37 A25-54 (#17)

Queen of the South (USA, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.180 million viewers (#17)
• 0.75 HH (#20)
• 0.37 A18-49 (#6)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#26)
• 0.46 A25-54 (#6)

Shooter (USA, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.729 million viewers (#41)
• 0.48 HH (#43)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#51)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#64)
• 0.26 A25-54 (#37)

Braxton Family Values (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.633 million viewers (#48)
• 0.45 HH (#44)
• 0.20 A18-49 (#45)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#73)
• 0.26 A25-54 (#37)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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