Wednesday Overnights: CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ is Down by Still Dominant

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Household Rating/Share
ABC: 2.3/ 5, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CBS: 1.9/ 4, NBC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1
Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +28, Fox: – 9, CW: -14, CBS: -24, NBC: -38
Ratings Breakdown:
There was nothing unusual on this quiet summer Wednesday with CBS’ veteran “Big Brother” topping the night at a just a 2.7 rating/5 share in the household overnights at 9 p.m. Despite a loss of 25 percent from the year-ago evening in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour (3.6/ 6), “Big Brother” still managed to increase by 69 percent from anemic lead-in “Love Island” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 8 p.m.). Lead-in still matters and “Love Island” has negatively impacted CBS this summer.
Elsewhere, ABC narrowly won the evening with its midweek game show trio: “Press Your Luck” (#2: 2.5/ 5 at 8 p.m.), “Card Sharks” (#2: 2.2/ 4 at 9 p.m.) and “The Match Game” (#1: 2.3/ 5). NBC drama “The InBetween” barely registered with a second place 1.7/ 3 in the household overnights at 10 p.m. “First Responders Live” on Fox (#3: 1.5/ 3 at 9 p.m. dropped by 44 percent from lead-in “Masterchef” (#1: 2.7/ 5 at 8 p.m.). And the remainder of the evening is as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.6/ 5 (#1t)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#1t)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck”: 2.4/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Songland” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks”: 2.1/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Songland” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.3/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 2.2/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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