Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Latest Eviction Outpaces Competition

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Not only did CBS’ Big Brother once again win the Thursday, September 3 primetime broadcast television schedule, it did so by a wide margin to win in both the 18-49 demo and total viewers.

In the demo, its 1.0 rating was well above the second-place holder in both categories, ABC’s Holey Moley, which had a 0.5 rating. In total viewers, over a million people separated the 4.1 million for Big Brother and 3.0 for Holey Moley.

Double-pumping original episodes of Love Island and To Tell the Truth didn’t bring spectacular results for either program. That said, Love Island slipped in the 18-49 demo from 0.4 to 0.3 in its back-to-back airings, while To Tell the Truth maintained a 0.4 in both hours and slipped just a hair in the 10 o’clock hour in total viewers. The victor for that head-to-head is clearly To Tell the Truth.

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Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, September 3, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.0 4.1
Holey Moley (ABC) 0.5 3.0
The Wall – R (NBC) 0.3 2.5
Beat Shazam – R (Fox) 0.3 1.4
Mysteries Decoded (CW) 0.1 811,000
9:00 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.4 2.9
Love Island (CBS) 0.4 1.7
Beat Shazam – R (Fox) 0.4 1.3
Transplant – R (NBC) 0.3 2.0
Penn & Teller: Fool Us – R (CW) 0.1 582,000
10 p.m. To Tell The Truth (ABC) 0.4 2.8
Love Island (CBS) 0.3 1.4
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.2 2.0