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Thursday Overnights: Major Preemptions Due to Preseason Football

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 2.2/ 4, NBC: 1.8/ 3, ABC: 1.4/ 3, Fox: 1.2/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: no change, NBC: -10, CBS: -12, ABC: -18, CW: -29

Ratings Breakdown:
Note: Multiple markets across the five broadcast networks pre-empted their regularly scheduled programming due to pre-season football (hence the anemic results). Only four series were in originals last night – “Reef Break” (ABC), “Big Brother” (CBS), “The Outpost” (CW) and “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (CW) – and their results are as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley” (R): 1.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Masterchef” (R): 1.3/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Masterchef” (R): 1.2/ 3 (#3)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.3/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.3/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.3/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.2/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 1.2/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.8/ 3 (#1t)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.87/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.8/ 4 (#1t)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 4 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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