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Updated Wednesday Ratings: Double-Digit Declines for ‘CMA Fest’ on ABC from 2017; Fox Wins Adult Demos

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, August 8. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

Total Viewers (in millions):
ABC: 4.72 million, NBC: 3.82, CBS: 3.67, Fox: 3.34, CW: 694,000

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
Fox: 1.0 rating/5 share, ABC and NBC: 0.9/ 4 each, CBS: 0.8/ 4, CW: 0.1/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
Fox: 0.6 rating/4 share, ABC: 0.5/ 4, CBS: 0.5/ 3, NBC: 0.4/ 3, CW: 0.1/ 1

Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
Fox: 1.3 rating/5 share, ABC: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 1.2/ 4, CBS: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.2/ 1

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ABC – CMA Fest, year-to-year, according to fast Nationals

8/16/17 – 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, 5.712 million viewers

8/06/18 – 0.9 adults 18-49 rating (-25%), 4.724 million viewers (-17%)

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8:00 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 5.07 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#4)

CBS – Big Brother 20
Viewers: 5.75 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/8 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.0/7 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.0/8 (#1)

NBC – World of Dance
Viewers: 4.60 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.4/6 (#2)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 3.58 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

CW – Burden of Truth
Viewers: 0.87 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 4.94 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#4)

CBS – Big Brother 20
Viewers: 5.46 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/7 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.0/7 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.0/8 (#1)

NBC – World of Dance
Viewers: 4.51 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.4/5 (#2)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 3.71 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#3)

CW – Burden of Truth
Viewers: 0.77 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 4.93 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#2)

CBS – SEAL Team (repeat)
Viewers: 2.69 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.7/3 (#4)

NBC – World of Dance
Viewers: 4.89 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.2/6 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.6/6 (#1)

Fox – 24 Hours to Hell & Back
Viewers: 3.04 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#3)

CW – Supergirl (repeat)
Viewers: 0.58 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 4.76 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#2)

CBS – SEAL Team (repeat)
Viewers: 2.59 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#4)

NBC – World of Dance
Viewers: 4.83 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.5/5 (#1)

Fox – 24 Hours to Hell & Back
Viewers: 3.01 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#3)

CW – Supergirl (repeat)
Viewers: 0.55 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/0 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 4.57 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds (repeat)
Viewers: 2.72 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.7/2 (#2)

NBC – Reverie (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.20 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#3)

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10:30 PM

ABC – CMA Fest 2018 (special)
Viewers: 4.08 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds (repeat)
Viewers: 2.83 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.7/3 (#2)

NBC – Reverie (season or series finale)
Viewers: 1.86 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#3)

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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