UPDATED, 2:30 PM: The final Live+same day numbers are in and, as expected, the majority of the programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and the CW, whose fast nationals included local NFL pre-emptions, were adjusted down.
The season (and likely series) finale of ABC’s Boy Band slipped down a tenth from the early numbers to a 0.6 in adults 18-49. That still was up a tenth from last week and tying the second highest L+SD delivery for the music series.
CBS’ Big Brother also was adjusted down a tenth to a 1.7 in 18-49, down 19% from last week for the second-lowest Thursday delivery this summer behind the season opener. Zoo dropped two tenths to tie a season/series low of 0.4 in the demo and rank as the lowest-rated program on the Big 4 — original or repeat — last night. It also tied with the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which held onto its preliminary rating, as the second-lowest overall, only behind the CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3, adjusted down a tenth.)
At NBC, both SNL:Weekend Update (1.3) and The Wall (0.8) were adjusted down by two tenths, while The Night Shift (0.7) slipped one tenth. Weekend Update still finished ahead by a tenth of its first two outings this month to log the series’ best L+SD delivery this summer. The Wall was off by a tenth from last week while The Night Shift was up by that much.
Fox, which didn’t face preemptions, also had a show adjusting down in the finals, Beat Shazam, which slipped a tenth t0 0.7
PREVIOUSLY, 9:30 AM: It was another night of local preemptions for NFL preseason games on ABC, CBS and NBC and CW stations, so fast national ratings for these networks may be inflated.
ABC’s last pre-American Idol singing competition series effort, Boy Band, ended its ho-hum run Thursday with 2.7 million viewers and a 0.7. In the demo, that is currently up 0.2 from last week to tie a season high, but a downward adjustment is possible after football preemptions are factored out in the finals. ABC’s Battle Of The Network Stars reboot (2.3 million, 0.5) is currently running down a tenth from last week.
CBS’ Big Brother (6.4 million, 1.8 rating) again towered over the competition but was down double-digits in the demo from last week and is flirting with a possible Thursday cycle low if adjusted down in the finals. Leading out of Big Brother, Zoo (2.9 million, 0.6) is currently matching last week’s preliminary numbers.
At NBC, the third summer primetime edition of SNL Weekend Update (5.8 million, 1.5), featuring Alec Baldwin reprising his Donald Trump impersonation, was even with its fast national last week when it was adjusted down in the finals. SNL again is poised to finish No. 2 in the demo for the night behind Big Brother. The Wall is currently at 5.4 million viewers and a 1.0 in 18-49, The Night Shift at 4.1 million, 0.8, both holding steady for the moment.
On Fox, Beat Shazam (2.6 million, 0.8) ticked up in the demo, while Love Connection (2.4 million, 0.6) was on par. Both shows have been renewed. The CW’s Penn & Teller (1.7 million, 0.4) was flat, while Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1.4 million, 0.4), which featured the return of former cast member Charles Esten, ticked up.