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Wednesday Ratings: Soft Starts for ‘Family Game Fight!” on NBC and ‘Superstar’ on ABC

WEDNESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

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Wednesday 8/11/21 Fast Affiliate Ratings  

Total Viewers:
NBC: 3.24 million, ABC: 3.14, CBS: 2.28, Fox: 1.55, CW: 370,000

Adults 18-49:
CBS: 0.5 rating/4 share, NBC: 0.4/ 4, ABC: 0.4/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 3, CW: 0.1/ 1

There were two series premieres last night: “Family Game Fight” on NBC and ABC celebrity profile series “Superstar” (which kicked-off with Whitney Houston). “Family Game Fight!” opened with 2.58 million viewers (#2) and a 0.5 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 (#1t) at 9 p.m. ET. Considering it aired out of the first “America’s Got Talent” live results show (Viewers: #1, 5.38 million; A18-49: #2, 0.6/ 5 at 8 p.m.), this was a modest start for “Family Game Fight!”

“Superstar”, meanwhile, opened with 2.77 million viewers (#1) and a 0.3/ 3 (#1t)  in the demo at 10 p.m. Considering its faced encores of “S.W.A.T.” on CBS and “Chicago PD” on NBC, you can also consider this a show start for “Superstar.”

Tops for the evening in adults 18-49 was CBS summer mainstay “Big Brother”, with a 0.9/ 7 in the demo (and 3.78 million viewers in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour). “Big Brother” led into overused “Love Island” with 1.69 million viewers (#3) and a 0.4/ 3 (#3) in adults 18-49 at 9 p.m.

Elsewhere, ABC Tuesday 8-10 p.m. game shows “Press Your Luck” (Viewers: #3, 3.15 million; #3t, 0.4/ 3) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (Viewers: #1, 3.49 million; A18-49: #1t, 0.5/ 4) were at typical summer fast affiliate levels. The CW featured the return of “Riverdale” (Viewers: 449,000; A18-49: 0.1/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “In The Dark” (Viewers: 291,000; A18-49: 0.0/ 0 at 9 p.m.), which were both buried in last place. And “Masterchef” on Fox (Viewers: #4, 2.24 million; #3t, 0.4/ 4 at 8 p.m.) led into repeats of animated comedies “Housebroken” and “Duncanville.”

Source: Nielsen Media Research