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.
Through 11 weeks of summer broadcast network programming, NBC’s America’s Got Talent still remains the top series — even as it and virtually all other shows continue to show double-digit viewing declines. Talent is now averaging 9.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s live program-plus-same day metric, down 16% from a year ago.
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.
Media-measurement company Comscore was hit with more negative news: The resignation of one of its board members, Paul J. Reilly. The next day, Aug. 15, Comscore stock closed down 17% to $1.48. The stock has tumbled over 92% year-over-year (August 2018 to August 2019) and is down 89% since January 2019.
After more than 8,100 episodes and 32 years on the air, The Bold and the Beautiful finally snared first place in the key soap opera demographic. The CBS daytimer hit a 0.9 among women 25-54, beating longtime No. 1 and sister show The Young and the Restless’ 0.8. In actually sheer audience, that’s 530,000 for B&B to 507,0000 for Y&R.
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.