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Thursday Overnight Ratings: CBS Tops Prime Time Amidst Multiple Preemptions Due to NFL Preseason Football

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

NBC/ABC/CBS/FOX/CW: Multiple markets pre-empted due to Pre-Season Football

Household Rating/Share (top 56 markets)
CBS: 2.4/ 5, Fox: 2.3/ 5, NBC: 2.2/ 4, ABC: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

—Household Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (8/09/18):
Fox: +77, NBC: no change, CBS: -14, CW: -17, ABC: -21

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, August 8 broken out by half-hour:

PRIME TIME

8:00 p.m.
ABC: 2.1/ 4 (#4) — “Holey Moley”
CBS: 2.5/ 5 (#2) — “The Big Bang Theory” (repeat)
NBC: 2.3/ 4 (#3) — “The Wall” (repeat)
Fox: 2.7/ 5 (#1) — “MasterChef”
CW: 0.6/ 1 (#5) — “The Outpost”

8:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.6/ 3 (#4) — “Holey Moley”
CBS: 2.2/ 4 (#3) — “Young Sheldon” (repeat)
NBC: 2.4/ 5 (#2) — “The Wall” (repeat)
Fox: 2.7/ 5 (#1) — “MasterChef”
CW: 0.5/ 1 (#5) — “The Outpost”

9:00 p.m.
ABC: 1.2/ 3 (#4) — “Family Food Fight”
CBS: 2.8/ 5 (#1) — “Big Brother 21”
NBC: 2.0/ 4 (#2) — “Hollywood Game Night” (repeat)
Fox: 1.8/ 5 (#3) — “Spin the Wheel” (series premiere)
CW: 0.5/ 1 (#5) — “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (series premiere)

9:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.2/ 2 (#4) — “Family Food Fight”
CBS: 2.7/ 5 (#1) — “Big Brother 21”
NBC: 1.9/ 3 (#3) — “Hollywood Game Night” (repeat)
Fox: 1.9/ 4 (#2) — “Spin the Wheel” (series premiere)
CW: 0.5/ 1 (#5) — “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (series premiere)

10:00 p.m.
ABC: 1.6/ 3 (#3) — “Reef Break”
CBS: 2.0/ 4 (#2) — “Elementary”
NBC: 2.2/ 4 (#1) — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (repeat)

10:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.5/ 3 (#3) — “Reef Break”
CBS: 2.0/ 4 (#2) — “Elementary”
NBC: 2.2/ 4 (#1) — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (repeat)

LATE NIGHT

11:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.9/ 5 (#2) — “Jimmy Kimmel”
CBS: 2.7/ 7 (#1) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
NBC: 1.8/ 5 (#3) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”

12:00 a.m.
ABC: 1.2/ 4 (#2) — “Jimmy Kimmel”
CBS: 1.7/ 5 (#1) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
NBC: 1.2/ 4 (#2) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”

12:30 a.m.
ABC: 1.0/ 4 (#3) — “Nightline”
CBS: 1.1/ 4 (#2) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
NBC: 1.2/ 4 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat)

1:00 a.m.
CBS: 0.8/ 3 (#1) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
NBC: 0.8/ 3 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat)

1:30 a.m.
NBC: 0.5/ 3 — “Last Call with Carson Daly” (repeat)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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