ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise remained No. 1 in Monday’s ratings, scoring its biggest total audience of the season and matching its season high in adults 18-49. The show drew a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, tying the mark it set with its Aug. 5 season premiere. Its 4.78 million viewers are a season high, improving by about 400,000 people versus a week ago. Grand Hotel improved a little across the board with a 0.5 in adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers.
CBS’s Big Brother hit a season high in total viewers Sunday night and tied its best demographic rating of the summer, despite heavier than usual competition in the form of an NFL preseason game on Fox.
CBS’s Big Brother claimed another ratings win on Thursday, outperforming Fox’s Masterchef by a comfortable margin. The series finale of Elementary also posted its biggest total audience in several weeks.
Fox’s BH90210 took a sizable ratings hit in its second week, where it fell to third overall among adults 18-49 in primetime behind America’s Got Talent — which recorded an all-time low in the demographic — and Big Brother.
Bachelor in Paradise narrowed the demographic gap with America’s Got Talent in Tuesday’s ratings, but the NBC mainstay remained on top in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
American Ninja Warrior improved in the ratings Monday, and Bachelor in Paradise remained on top of the adults 18-49 rankings.
The Teen Choice Awards plummeted to an all-time ratings low Sunday. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the same thing happened a year ago. Fox’s broadcast of the awards managed just 722,000 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m., down 30% from the 1.03 million who tuned in last year. In adults 18-49, the show’s 0.2 rating was half of the 0.4 it drew in 2018.
A majority of NFL teams played their first preseason games Thursday night, inflating ratings across the broadcast networks as stations in a host of markets preempted regular programming. Fast national numbers for just about every show are inflated and will likely come down in the afternoon’s final ratings. With that caveat, CBS’ Big Brother claimed its usual spot atop the adults 18-49 leaderboard, with a preliminary 1.3 rating in the demographic.
Fox’s meta-revival of the 1990s teen drama easily tops Wednesday’s primetime slate in adults 18-49. BH90210 scored a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, topping CBS’s Big Brother (1.1) by a 36% margin. The 1.5 is the best premiere rating for any new network series this summer and more than doubles the best performance by any other broadcast scripted series in the summer.
A week after hitting season lows, America’s Got Talent and Bring the Funny bounced back in the ratings and led NBC to an across-the-board victory Tuesday night. Bachelor in Paradise also gave ABC a nice upgrade in its Tuesday debut.