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Thursday Overnights: ‘Big Brother’ on CBS Tops Anemic Evening

Summer 2019 Remains an Overall Sluggish Showing for the 5 Broadcast Nets

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 2.3/ 4, CBS and NBC: 2.1/ 4 each, ABC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +17, CW: no change, Fox: – 4, ABC: -10, CBS: -32

Ratings Breakdown:
Needless to say, there is not much to analyze when the top-rated network, Fox, averages a 2.3 rating in the overnight households.

Once again, veteran “Big Brother” on CBS led this summer Thursday with a 2.6 rating/5 share at 9 p.m. Comparably, that increased from lead-in “Love Island” (#4: 1.7/ 4 at 8 p.m.) by 53 percent. But it was also 30 percent below the 3.7/ 7 on the year-ago evening And it led into a 2.0/ 4 (#2) for soon-to-conclude drama “Elementary” at 10 p.m., which bested competing ABC drama “Reef Break” (#3: 1.5/ 3) by 33 percent.

Earlier in the evening on the alphabet net were recent non-scripted entries “Holey Moley” (#2: 2.4/ 5) and “Family Food Fight” (#4: 1.4/ 3) from 8-10 p.m.

Elsewhere, the remainder of the overnight household results for Thursday, July 25 are as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.8/ 4 (#4)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.6/ 5 (#1)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 2.2/ 4 (#2t)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2t)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Family Food Fight”: 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 2.0/ 4 (#1)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Family Food Fight”: 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 1.9/ 4 (#2t)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel”: 1.9/ 4 (#2t)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.0/ 4 (#1t)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 1.9/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. I feel your daily analytics of Prime programming lacking because you never give FOX credit for anything and most of the time don’t even mention FOX programming . Even if they have shows rated in the top 1, 2 and 3 spots. What’s the deal??

    • Thank you for the feedback. But I would never intentionally slight Fox. If there is something positive worth noting in the ratings I always mention it. And I spoke very highly of the network’s upcoming fall schedule. I just don’t see anything at present in terms of the numbers to tout.

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