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Wednesday Overnights: Ample Tune-In for the First 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate on NBC

'The Amazing Race' Concludes for the Season on CBS

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.5/10, CBS: 2.8/ 5, ABC: 2.5/ 5, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.6 1

Note: The percent change from the year-ago evening is excluded because of the first 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate airing live on NBC.

Ratings Breakdown:
Keeping in mind that results for any live event are approximate, the first 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate on NBC scored a very dominant 7.0 rating/13 share in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m. This does not include the simultaneous coverage on MSNBC and Telemundo. The peak half hour was 9:30 p.m., with a 7.1/13.

The second Democratic Debate airs this evening.

Opposite the Democratic Debate on CBS was the two-hour season finale of veteran “The Amazing Race” at a distant 2.7/ 5. Comparably, that was 12 percent below lead-in “Big Brother” (3.2/ 6), which won the 8 p.m. hour. “The Amazing Race” will return for its next edition at an undisclosed time on CBS next season.

Elsewhere, “Press Your Luck” on ABC (#2: 2,9/ 5 at 8 p.m.) remains the highest rated of its Wednesday night game show trio. Fox’s pairing of “MasterChef” (#4: 2.2/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and “First Responders Live” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9 p.m.) remained uneventful. And soon-to-conclude “Jane the Virgin” on The CW scored a typically modest 0.6/ 1 in households at 9 p.m. The remainder of the evening was encore telecasts as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.8/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.1/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2t)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate: 7.0/13 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate: 7.1/13 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate: 7.0/12 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate: 6.7/12 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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