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Updated Thursday Ratings: CBS Wins Prime Time on Preseason Football-Affected Night

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, August 9. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

Note: NFL preseason football in several local markets affected these figures.

Total Viewers (in millions):
CBS: 6.42 million, NBC: 4.97, ABC: 4.12, Fox: 3.99, CW: 1.08

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
CBS: 1.5 rating/7 share, NBC and Fox: 1.1/ 4 each, ABC: 0.9/ 4, CW: 0.3/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
CBS: 1.1 rating/7 share, NBC: 0.7/ 5, ABC and Fox: 0.6/ 4 each, CW: 0.2/ 1

Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
CBS: 2.0 rating/7 share, NBC and Fox: 1.4/ 5 each, ABC: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 PM

ABC – The Gong Show
Viewers: 4.25 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.1/5 (#4)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (repeat)
Viewers: 7.29 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.4/7 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.9/7 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.9/8 (#1)

NBC – America’s Got Talent (special)
Viewers: 6.89 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.4/7 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.9/6 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.9/8 (#1)

Fox – MasterChef (repeat)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

CW – Supernatural (repeat)
Viewers: 1.15 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/1 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – The Gong Show
Viewers: 4.17 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#4)

CBS – Young Sheldon (repeat)
Viewers: 7.07 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/7 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.0/7 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.0/8 (#1)

NBC – America’s Got Talent (special)
Viewers: 6.69 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.4/6 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.9/6 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.8/7 (#2)

Fox – MasterChef (repeat)
Viewers: 3.82 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

CW – Supernatural (repeat)
Viewers: 1.09 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.4/1 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Match Game
Viewers: 4.47 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#4)

CBS – Big Brother 20
Viewers: 7.79 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.1/10 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.6/10 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.6/10 (#1)

NBC – Trial & Error
Viewers: 4.95 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.8/5 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.5/5 (#2)

Fox – MasterChef (repeat)
Viewers: 4.05 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.4/5 (#3)

CW – Black Lightning (repeat)
Viewers: 1.02 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.3/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – Match Game
Viewers: 4.46 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

CBS – Big Brother 20
Viewers: 7.06 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.0/9 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.5/9 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.4/9 (#1)

NBC – Trial & Error
Viewers: 4.25 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef (repeat)
Viewers: 4.34 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.5/5 (#2)

CW – Black Lightning (repeat)
Viewers: 1.05 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.3/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – Take Two
Viewers: 3.90 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#2)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (repeat)
Viewers: 5.07 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.8/5 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.5/6 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 3.83 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#2)

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10:30 PM

ABC – Take Two
Viewers: 3.46 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#2)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (repeat)
Viewers: 4.22 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 3.23 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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