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Thursday Overnights: ABC Scores With the Democratic Candidate Debate

'Big Brother' on CBS Ranks Second for the Evening

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 9.8/18, CBS: 2.7/ 5, NBC: 1.3/ 2, Fox: 1.4/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +280, Fox: +17, NBC and CW: no change, CBS: -21

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC stood well above the competition last night with the live three-hour Democratic Candidates Debate at an estimated 9.8 rating/18 share in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. The peak half hour was a 10.7/19 at 9 p.m.

On CBS, the live “Big Brother: eviction show scored a 3.2/ 6 in households at 9 p.m., while Fox featured local baseball coverage across the country (1.4/ 3 from 8-10 p.m. Aside from The CW’s combination of “The Outpost” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (two episodes – avg. 0.4/ 1 from 9-10 p.m.), the remainder of the evening were repeat telecasts as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 8.9/17 (#1)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
Fox – Major League Baseball (local coverage): 1.3/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 10.2/18 (#1)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Major League Baseball (local coverage): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 10.7/19 (#1)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Good Place” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Major League Baseball (local coverage): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 10.4/18 (#1)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Good Place” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Major League Baseball (local coverage): 1.4/ 2 (#3)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 10.1/18 (#1)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate: 8.3/16 (#1)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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