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Wednesday Overnights: ‘Big Brother’ Leads CBS to Victory

Eye Net Drama 'Salvation' Flat From One Week Earlier

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.0/ 5, NBC: 2.3/ 4, Fox: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +20, Fox: +23, NBC: -25, CW: -44, ABC: -49

-Ratings Breakdown:
“Big Brother” lifted CBS to Wednesday overnight victory, with a 4.2 rating/8 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, that was 11 percent above the comparable year-ago evening.

“Big Brother” led into back-to-back episodes of recently introduced Eye net drama “Salvation,” which at a 2.5/ 4 in the 9 p.m. hour and a 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m. was consistent from the regularly scheduled 9 p.m. installment last week.

Elsewhere, only “The Carmichael Show” on NBC in the 9 p.m. half-hour (#2: 2.2/ 4) and Fox’s pairing of “MasterChef” (#3: 2.7/ 5) and “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (#4: 1.2/ 2) were in originals.
What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, August 2 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.5/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.4/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.3/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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