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Thursday Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ on CBS Tops Evening; Quiet Return for CW Drama ‘Coroner’

Thursday Fast Affiliate Ratings

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Thursday 8/18/21 Fast Affiliate Ratings

Total Viewers:
CBS: 2.86 million; ABC: 1.97, NBC: 1.76, Fox: 1.64, CW: 736,000

Adults 18-49:
CBS: 0.6 rating/5 share, Fox: 0.3/ 3, ABC and NBC: 0.3/ 2 each, CW: 0.1/ 1

Unlike the majority of series suffering double-digit rating losses year-to-year, CBS mainstay “Big Brother” remained consistent with 4.32 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. ET last night. Comparably, that finished first overall for the evening in both categories. 

In season-premiere news was drama “Coroner” on The CW at 925,000 viewers and a 0.1/ 1 in the demo at 8 p.m. That led into drama “The Outpost” at 548,000 with also a 0.1/ 1 in adults 18-49 at 9 p.m. Both CW entries, of course, finished fifth in their time periods. It gets repetitive…I know. 

On NBC, two more episodes of soon-to-conclude sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” averaged 2.20 million viewers (#3) and a 0.4/ 3 in the demo (#2t) in the 8 p.m. hour. And that led into comical home makeover series “Making It” at 1.78 million viewers (#2) and a 0.3/ 2 (#2t) at 9 p.m. At this point, “Making It” needs to call it quits.

ABC had nothing unusual to report, meanwhile, with its Thursday non-scripted combination of “Holey Moley” (Viewers: #2, 2.68 million; A18-49: #2t, 0.4/ 3 at 8 p.m.), “When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren” (Viewers: #3, 1.54 million; A18-49: #4, 0.2/ 2 at 9 p.m.) and game show “The Hustler” (Viewers: #2, 1.68 million; A18-49: #1t, 0.2/ 2). There is not much you can say when the top-rated broadcast network series averages a 0.2 rating in a time period!

Elsewhere, “Beat Shazam” averaged 1.82 million viewers (#4) and a 0.4/ 4 in adults 18-49 (#2t) in the Thursday 8 p.m. hour. And the remainder of the evening featured encore telecasts.

UPDATED 8/20/2021 4:21 PM ET: What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s network telecasts on Thursday, August 19:

ABC
• 1.966 million viewers
• 1.2/3 HH (1.470 million households)
• 0.3/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.368 million adults 18-49)

Holey Moley (ABC, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 2.734 million viewers
• 1.6/4 HH (1.950 million households)
• 0.4/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.520 million adults 18-49)

When Nature Calls (ABC, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 1.452 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH (1.153 million households)
• 0.2/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.254 million adults 18-49)

The Hustler (ABC, 10:00 PM-11:00 PM)
• 1.712 million viewers
• 1.1/3 HH (1.308 million households)
• 0.3/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.329 million adults 18-49)

CBS
• 2.596 million viewers
• 1.6/4 HH (1.979 million households)
• 0.5/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.665 million adults 18-49)

Big Brother 23 (CBS, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 4.044 million viewers
• 2.5/6 HH (3.023 million households)
• 1.0/8 A18-49 rating/share (1.306 million adults 18-49)

NBC
• 1.468 million viewers
• 1.0/3 HH (1.184 million households)
• 0.2/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.316 million adults 18-49)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 8:00 PM- 8:30 PM)
• 2.018 million viewers
• 1.3/3 HH (1.589 million households)
• 0.4/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.522 million adults 18-49)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 8:30 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 1.481 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH (1.201 million households)
• 0.3/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.359 million adults 18-49)

Making It (NBC, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 1.497 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH (1.202 million households)
• 0.2/2 A18-49 rating/share (0.294 million adults 18-49)

Fox
• 1.664 million viewers
• 1.0/3 HH (1.227 million households)
• 0.4/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.466 million adults 18-49)

Beat Shazam (Fox, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 1.862 million viewers
• 1.1/3 HH (1.348 million households)
• 0.4/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.577 million adults 18-49)

CW
• 0.642 million viewers
• 0.4/1 HH (0.543 million households)
• 0.1/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.088 million adults 18-49)

Coroner (P) (CW, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 0.822 million viewers
• 0.6/1 HH (0.695 million households)
• 0.1/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.110 million adults 18-49)

The Outpost (CW, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 0.462 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH (0.392 million households)
• 0.1/0 A18-49 rating/share (0.065 million adults 18-49)

Univision
• 1.679 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH (0.976 million households)
• 0.5/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.680 million adults 18-49)

La Rosa De Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM)
• 1.321 million viewers
• 0.7/2 HH (0.816 million households)
• 0.4/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.574 million adults 18-49)

Disenando Tu Amor (Univision, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 1.697 million viewers
• 0.7/2 HH (0.898 million households)
• 0.6/5 A18-49 rating/share (0.715 million adults 18-49)

Si Nos Dejan (Univision, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 1.732 million viewers
• 0.8/2 HH (0.995 million households)
• 0.5/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.703 million adults 18-49)

La Hija Del Embajador (Univision, 10:00 PM-11:00 PM)
• 1.609 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH (1.034 million households)
• 0.5/4 A18-49 rating/share (0.621 million adults 18-49)

UniMás
• 0.426 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH (0.303 million households)
• 0.1/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.188 million adults 18-49)

Huerfanos de su Tierra (UniMás, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM)
• 0.191 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH (0.130 million households)
• 0.1/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.075 million adults 18-49)

Enamorandonos (UniMás, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 0.489 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH (0.363 million households)
• 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.206 million adults 18-49)

La Reina Del Flow (UniMás, 10:00 PM-11:00 PM)
• 0.300 million viewers
• 0.2/0 HH (0.182 million households)
• 0.1/1 A18-49 rating/share (0.152 million adults 18-49)

Telemundo
• 1.110 million viewers
• 0.6/2 HH (0.761 million households)
• 0.4/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.455 million adults 18-49)

Exatlón Estados Unidos Season 5 (Telemundo, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM)
• 0.991 million viewers
• 0.6/1 HH (0.689 million households)
• 0.3/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.387 million adults 18-49)

Hercai: Amor Venganza (Telemundo, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM)
• 1.270 million viewers
• 0.7/2 HH (0.886 million households)
• 0.4/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.492 million adults 18-49)

Cafe Aroma De Mujer (Telemundo, 10:00 PM-11:00 PM)
• 0.994 million viewers
• 0.6/2 HH (0.696 million households)
• 0.3/3 A18-49 rating/share (0.443 million adults 18-49)

Source: Nielsen Media Research