Thursday Overnights: CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Tops Quiet Evening

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Household Rating/Share
CBS: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 2.1/ 4, NBC: 2.0/ 4, ABC: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1
Note: Percent change versus the year-ago week is not available.
Ratings Breakdown:
The live eviction episode of CBS’ “Big Brother” led the night with a 2.8 rating/5 share in the household overnights at 9 p.m. ET, which should indicate there is not much to say on this third Thursday in August.
In series-finale news, CBS crime solver “Elementary” concluded its moderately rated six season run with a 2.4/ 5 at 10 p.m. (#1), which easily bested competing ABC drama “Reef Break” (#3: 1.4/ 3). Also concluding for the season (or, more likely, series as well) was ABC competition series “Family Food Fight” at a fourth-place 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m. Comparably, that was 32 percent below lead-in “Holy Moley” (#4: 1.9/ 3 at 8 p.m.).
Elsewhere, two episodes of “Two Sentence Horror Stories” on The CW scored a mere 0.4/ 1 in the 9 p.m. hour, which was one-tenth of a household rating point below its 0.5/ 1 two episode launch one week earlier. Lead-in “The Outpost” averaged a 0.5/ 1 in the 8 p.m. hour, which is typical for any CW series this summer.
Fox, meanwhile, had nothing unusual to report and the remainder of the evening featuring repeat telecasts as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Family Food Fight” (season or series finale): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Family Food Fight” (season or series finale): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary” (series finale): 2.4/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary” (series finale): 2.4/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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