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THURSDAY 8/02/18

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.1/ 6, ABC: 2.5/ 5, NBC: 1.9/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +56, CBS: no change, NBC: -30, CW: -55, Fox: -56

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, August 16 broken out by half-hour. Note: Many broadcast affiliates preempted regular programming last night for pre-season NFL games. As a result, the numbers below reflect partial coverage across the metered markets.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News: Aretha Franklin: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.0/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.4/ 5 (#3)
Fox – NASCAR: 0.9/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News: Aretha Franklin: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#3)
Fox – NASCAR: 0.8/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.6/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Trial & Error”1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – NASCAR: 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Trial & Error”1.3/ 2 (#3)
Fox – NASCAR: 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 2.1/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.9/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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