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Wednesday Overnights: Respectable Sampling for ‘TKO: Total Knockout’ on CBS

The Eye Net's 'Code Black' Remains Worthy of a Fourth Season Renewal

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.4/ 6, NBC: 3.2/ 6, Fox: 2.4/ 4, ABC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change from Tuesday July 4, 2017:

CW: +50, NBC: +33, Fox: +20, CBS: + 6, ABC: -55

Ratings Breakdown:
The home of “Big Brother,” CBS, topped this second Wednesday in July with a two-tenth (or six percent) household overnight advantage over NBC. “Big Brother” finished second behind an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, with a 3.8 rating/7 share in the 8 p.m. hour. That will be enough to dominate the time period in adults 18-49 (and all the key demos), and it led into a 2.7/ 5 for the series premiere of action game show “TKO: Total Knock Out,” hosted by Kevin Hart, at 9 p.m. “TKO: Total Knockout” held 75 percent of the 8:30 p.m. portion of “Big Brother” (3.6/ 7), which is positive sampling. Now let’s wait and see what the demos look like.

Note to Kaitlyn on “Big Brother”: You should have remembered what happed to Cody last season when he went against his alliance that early in the season. You goofed.

At 10 p.m. on CBS, and still very much worthy of a renewal, was medical drama “Code Black “ at a dominant 3.9/ 8 in the household overnights. Comparably, that increased by 39 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “TKO: Total Knockout” (2.8/ 5), and it bested competing drama “Reverie” on NBC (1.6/ 3) by a whopping 75 percent.

Also original last night was Fox’s combination of “MasterChef” (2.6/ 5) and “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (#3: 2.3/ 4), which were at typical overnight levels. And another episode of the final season of “The Originals” on The CW scored a 0.6/ 1 in the 9 p.m. hour.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 11 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.2/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Outpost” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.5/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Outpost” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.3/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “TKO: Total Knockout” (series premiere): 2.6/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “TKO: Total Knockout” (series premiere): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 3.8/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CW – “The Originals”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.8/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Reverie”: 1.7/ 3 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black”: 3.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Reverie”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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