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Preliminary Ratings: August 25, 2016

It was a battle between CBS and NBC for top leadership of Thursday night, but NBC just edges out CBS for its 21st nightly win in a row. The NFL Preseason game between Atlanta and Miami drew 5.7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in Adults 18-49. It was not the top program of the night, falling behind BIG BROTHER at 9 PM.

CBS tied NBC for total viewership, was fell behind in the three demographic categories. BIG BROTHER drew 6.1 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, up from last week's numbers. THE BIG BANG THEORY encore was the night's most watched show, with 7.5 million viewers.

ABC and FOX were next-and-neck, averaging the same number of viewers and posting the same A18-34 and A18-49 demo rating. Currently, ABC has the edge in the A25-54 demo, by a tenth of a point.

Preliminary L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 3.40 million 0.5 0.8 1.1
CBS 5.70 million 0.9 1.4 1.8
CW 0.80 million 0.2 0.2 0.2
FOX 3.20 million 0.5 0.8 1.0
NBC 5.70 million 1.2 1.6 2.1

Time Net Program P2* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8:00 ABC Battlebots 3.50 0.6 0.8 1.1
9:00 ABC The $100,00 Pyramid [R] 3.50 0.4 0.7 1.0
10:00 ABC Match Game [R] 3.30 0.4 0.8 1.1
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory [R] 7.50 0.8 1.4 2.1
8:30 CBS Life in Pieces [R] 5.60 0.7 1.2 1.7
9:00 CBS Big Brother 6.10 1.3 1.9 2.3
10:00 CBS Code Black [R] 4.50 0.6 0.9 1.2
8:00 CW Legends of Tomorrow [R] 0.80 0.2 0.2 0.3
9:00 CW My Last Days 0.70 0.1 0.2 0.2
8:00 FOX Rosewood [R] 2.90 0.5 0.7 0.9
9:00 FOX Bones [R] 3.50 0.5 0.8 1.1
8:00 NBC NFL Preseason: ATL v MIA 5.70 1.2 1.6 2.1
* - viewers in millions

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