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Thursday Overnights: ‘Big Brother’ on CBS Leads Summer Originals

NBC Sitcom 'Trial & Error' Sinks

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.2/ 6, Fox: 2.4/ 5, ABC: 2.0/ 4, NBC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Adults 18-49 Rating/Share
Fox: 1.1/ 5, CBS: 1.0/ 4, ABC and NBC: 0.5/ 2 each, CW: 0.1/ 1

-Note: The year-ago comparisons were not available.

Ratings Breakdown:
The live eviction show of “Big Brother” on CBS topped the roster of broadcast originals last night, scoring a reliable 3.7 rating/7 share in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. hour. For a look a Julie Chen’s conversation with the individual evicted, click here http://programminginsider.com/watch-the-latest-evictee-of-big-brother-20-interviewed-by-julie-chen/

On NBC, the double dose sophomore sitcom “Trial & Error” took a tumble, dipping to a 1.5/ 3 in the 9 p.m. half-hour and a 1.2/ 2 at 9:30 p.m. Comparably, both half-hours ranked a distant fourth in their respective time periods.

Elsewhere, sophomore Fox singing competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom” got a minor boost at a 2.4/ 5 in households from 8-10 p.m. And ABC featured its low-rated Thursday summer rotation of “The Gong Show” (#3: 1.9/ 3 at 8 p.m.), “The Match Game” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 9 p.m.) and recently introduced drama “Take Two” (#2: 1.7/ 3 at 10 p.m.). Yes, I know…crunching summer overnights is a bore!

What follows are the household and adults 18-49 overnight ratings for Thursday, July 19 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Gong Show”: 2.0/ 4 (#4), 0.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.9/ 8 (#1), 0.8/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2), 0.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom”: 2.2/ 4 (#3), 0.9/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Burden of Truth” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5), 0.2/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Gong Show”: 1.7/ 3 (#4), 0.5/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 3.5/ 7 (#1), 0.7/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2t), 0.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom”: 2.3/ 4 (#2t), 0.9/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Burden of Truth” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5), 0.2/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 2.3/ 4 (#3), 0.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.8/ 7 (#1), 1.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Trial & Error”: 1.5/ 3 (#4), 0.4/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom”: 2.5/ 5 (#2), 1.1/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5), 0.1/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 2.3/ 4 (#3), 0.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.6/ 6 (#1), 1.8/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Trial & Error”: 1.2/ 2 (#4), 0.4/ 1 (#4)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom”: 2.6/ 5 (#2), 1.2/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5), 0.1/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.8/ 3 (#2), 0.3/ 1 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#1), 0.4/ 2 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3), 0.4/ 2 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.7/ 3 (#3), 0.4/ 2 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#1), 0.4/ 2 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 4 (#2), 0.5/ 2 (#1)

11:30 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.9/ 5 (#2), 0.4/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 2.9/ 7 (#1), 0.4/ 2 (#3)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.7/ 4 (#3), 0.5/ 3 (#1)

12:00 a.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.1/ 3 (#3), 0.3/ 2 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 2.0/ 6 (#1), 0.3/ 2 (#2)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.2/ 4 (#2), 0.4/ 3 (#1)

12:30 a.m.
ABC – “Nightline”: 0.9/ 3 (#2), 0.2/ 2 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.3/ 4 (#1), 0.2/ 2 (#2)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.1/ 4 (#3), 0.3/ 2 (#1)

1:00 a.m.
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.9/ 4 (#1), 0.2/ 2 (#2)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.8/ 3 (#2), 0.2/ 2 (#1)

1:30 a.m.
NBC – “Late Call with Carson Daly” (R): 0.6/ 3, 0.2/ 2

Source: Nielsen Media Research