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Thursday Overnights: CBS Tops Modest Evening

Preseason Football Preemptions Prevail

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 2.5/ 5, NBC: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 1.2/ 2, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +14, ABC: +13, CW: no change, NBC: -13, Fox: -29

-Ratings Scorecard:
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 (and, in the case of CBS’ “Big Brother,” are negatively impacted).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, August 30 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Gong Show” (season or series finale): 1.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.9/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.8/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Gong Show” (season or series finale): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 2.5/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.9/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Will & Grace” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Originals” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.8/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Originals” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Take Two”: 1.9/ 3 (#1t)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 1.9/ 3 (#1t)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Big Brother was down in the ratings because of NFL football. Time for me to go to the website and watch what happened.