Thursday Overnights: NFL Preseason Leads Fox to Modest Victory

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Household Rating/Share
Fox: 2.8/ 5, CBS: 2.6/ 5, NBC: 2.1/ 4, ABC: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1
Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
CW: +50, NBC: +24, CBS: -13, ABC and Fox: -43 each
Ratings Breakdown:
Fox topped this fourth Thursday in August care of NFL, with the Jacksonville Jackguars at the Miami Dophins scoring an estimated 2.8 rating/5 share in households for the 8-10 p.m. ET portion. The game officially ended at 11:14 p.m.
In season (or series) finale news, ABC’s “Holy Moley” likely officially concluded with a modest 1.5/ 3 (#4) in households at 9 p.m. That led into summer drama “Reef Break” (#3: 1.5/ 3 at 10 p.m.), which is also unlikely to return for a second season.
On CBS, the “Big Brother” live eviction show topped the evening at a 3.0/ 5, but that was still 21 percent below the year ago evening (3.8/ 7). The CW, meanwhile, featured drama “The Outpost” (#5: 0.7/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and two more episodes of recently introduced “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (#5: avg. 0.5/ 1 from 9-10 p.m.), while the remainder of the evening was repeats as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.9/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2t)
Fox – NFL (Jacksonville Jackguars at Miami Dophins): 2.3/ 5 (#2t)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.8/ 2 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holy Moley”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – NFL (Jacksonville Jacguars at Miami Dolphin): 2.9/ 6 (#1)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holey Moley” (season or series finale): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.1/ 6 (#1t)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins): 3.1/ 6 (#1t)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holey Moley” (season or series finale): 1.4/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 2.9/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 2.1/ 3 (#3)
Fox – NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Two Sentence Horror Stories”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Reef Break”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.8/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#1)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holey Moley” (season or series finale): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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