ESPY Awards Swan Dives In Ratings, ‘Big Brother’ Taps Top Spots

ESPY Awards 2018
ABC

The ESPY Awards (0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 3.94 million viewers) hit an ABC low Wednesday night, with the 8-11 PM telecast tumbling 35% in the demo and nearly 26% in total viewers, leaving the network in third place for the night in the former and No. 2 in latter among broadcasters. The ESPY Awards relocated to ABC from ESPN in 2015.

Overall, CBS (1.0, 4.65M) tied Fox (1.0, 3.39M) in the 18-49 age bracket as eye network’s Big Brother (1.4, 5.21M) led the night in the key metric and in total viewers. CBS followed Big Brother with TKO: Total Knock Out (0.8, 3.43M) and Code Black’s swansong (0.7, 5.33M), both of which dropped a tenth week to week.

Fox’s Masterchef (1.0, 3.54M) and 24 Hours to Hell & Back (1.0, 3.25M) each ticked up a tenth.

NBC’s 10 PM Reverie (0.4, 1.68M) original capped a night that kicked off with repeats of Ellen’s Game of Games (0.7, 4.03M), and World of Dance (0.5, 2.40M).

CW’s The Originals (0.2, 680K) declined a tenth to 0.2 compared to last week; it had followed the hourlong sports special Girl Got Game (0.1, 470K).

NBC (0.5, 2.70M) finished fourth in both metrics on the night, ahead of the CW (0.2, 580K).

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/07/espy-awards-swan-dive-big-brother-wins-tv-ratings-1202429502/