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Updated Thursday Ratings: CBS Tops NFL Preseason-Inflated Prime Time in Most Key Figures

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, August 29. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

Please note that these fast-affiliate ratings are unreliable today due to numerous high-rated preemptions for local NFL preseason football.

  • Total Viewers (in millions):
    CBS: 5.25 million, Fox: 4.60, ABC: 3.99, NBC: 3.92, CW: 1.19

  • Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
    CBS and Fox: 1.1 rating/ 6 share each, ABC and NBC: 0.8/ 4 each, CW; 0.3/ 2

  • Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
    Fox: 0.7 rating/ 6 share, CBS: 0.6/ 4, ABC and NBC: 0.5/ 4 each, CW; 0.2/ 1

  • Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
    CBS and Fox: 1.5 rating/ 6 share each, ABC: 1.1/ 5, NBC: 1.0/ 4, CW; 0.4/ 2


8:00 PM

ABC – Holey Moley (repeat)
Viewers: 4.36 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/5 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (repeat)
Viewers: 5.68 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.0/6 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.4/6 (#1)

NBC – The Wall (repeat)
Viewers: 4.64 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/5 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 4.54 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/6 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.8/6 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.4/6 (#1)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 1.28 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/2 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#5)


8:30 PM

ABC – Holey Moley (repeat)
Viewers: 4.16 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.9/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#3)

CBS – Young Sheldon (repeat)
Viewers: 5.72 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.1/6 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.5/6 (#1)

NBC – The Wall (repeat)
Viewers: 4.72 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 4.66 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/6 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.8/6 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.5/6 (#1)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 1.19 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/2 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#5)


9:00 PM

ABC – Reef Break (special)
Viewers: 4.39 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#3)

CBS – Big Brother 21
Viewers: 6.50 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/8 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.8/6 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.0/8 (#1)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night (repeat)
Viewers: 3.94 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#4)

Fox – Spin the Wheel
Viewers: 4.62 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/5 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.5/6 (#2)

CW – Two Sentence Horror Stories
Viewers: 1.21 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#5)


9:30 PM

ABC – Reef Break (special)
Viewers: 4.18 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#3)

CBS – Big Brother 21
Viewers: 5.79 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.4/7 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/5 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.8/7 (#1)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night (repeat)
Viewers: 3.62 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#4)

Fox – Spin the Wheel
Viewers: 4.59 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/5 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.4/6 (#2)

CW – Two Sentence Horror Stories
Viewers: 1.08 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/1 (#5)


10:00 PM

ABC – Reef Break
Viewers: 3.58 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#2)

CBS – FBI (repeat)
Viewers: 4.19 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.1/5 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 3.38 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#1), Adults 25-54: 0.9/4 (#3)

Fox – Local Programming
Viewers: 5.13 million, Adults 18-49: 1.1/6,
Adults 18-34: 0.7/6, Adults 25-54: 1.5/6

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 1.47 million, Adults 18-49: 0.3/2,
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1, Adults 25-54: 0.4/2


10:30 PM

ABC – Reef Break
Viewers: 3.25 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.9/4 (#1)

CBS – FBI (repeat)
Viewers: 3.63 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 0.7/4 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#1), Adults 25-54: 0.9/4 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 3.22 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.9/4 (#1)

Fox – Local Programming
Viewers: 4.22 million, Adults 18-49: 0.9/5,
Adults 18-34: 0.6/5, Adults 25-54: 1.3/6

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 1.07 million, Adults 18-49: 0.2/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1, Adults 25-54: 0.3/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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