Posted in:

Wednesday Overnights: Quiet Finale for ‘Jane the Virgin’ on The CW

'Big Brother' on CBS Tops Night

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 2.1/ 4, ABC and NBC: 2.0/ 4 each, CBS: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +25, Fox: + 5, CW: -14, CBS: -24, NBC: -33

Ratings Breakdown:
“Jane the Virgin” on The CW concluded its series run with a 0.6 rating/1 share in the household overnights at 9 p.m., which was par for the course for a show that never resonated in the traditional ratings but had the critics commenting positively. An 8 p.m. special featuring cast members from “Jane the Virgin” also scored a 0.6/ 1. My hat is off, so to speak, to The CW for sticking with a show that truly deserved this five season run.

Elsewhere, “Big Brother” on CBS topped this lackluster final July Wednesday, with a 2.6/ 5 in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that increased by 53 percent from lead-in “Love Island” (#4: 1.7/ 3 at 8 p.m.). I look forward to attending the live eviction show this evening!

ABC had nothing unusual to report care of game shows “Press Your Luck” (#2: 2.3/ 4 at 9 p.m.), “Card Sharks” (#3: 1.9/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and “Match Game” (#1: 2.0/ 4 at 10 p.m.). Ditto for Fox care of “MasterChef” (#1: 2.6/ 5) and “First Responders Live” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9 p.m.). And the remainder of the evening fared as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.5/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (interviews with cast): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (interviews with cast): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (series finale): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (series finale): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 1.9/ 3 (#1t)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 1.9/ 3 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game”: 2.0/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)

11:30 p.m.
ABC — “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.7/ 4 (#2)
CBS — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Live): 2.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.7/ 4 (#2)

12:00 a.m.
ABC — “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.1/ 4 (#2)
CBS — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Live): 1.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

12:30 a.m.
ABC — “Nightline”: 0.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.1/ 4 (#1)
NBC — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

1:00 a.m.
CBS — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.7/ 3 (#2)
NBC — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

1:30 a.m.
NBC — “Last Call with Carson Daly” (R): 0.5/ 3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

One Comment

Leave a Reply
  1. I’ll try and watch Jane the Virgin tonight. I’ll miss this sweet and funny program. Kudos to everyone involved.

Leave a Reply (You may login using your social media account to comment)