Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ & ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Battle for Top Spots

Ian Terry and Tyler Crispen in Big Brother: All Stars Eviction

A nail-biter of an eviction of one of the Big Brother: All Stars houseguests (who was unexpectedly put on the block in Tuesday’s episode) put the CBS reality series on top in the 18-49 demo for primetime broadcast television on Thursday, September 17. In total viewers, BB was edged out by a rerun of ABC’s game show, Celebrity Family Feud.

In the 18-49 demo, two hours of CBS dating reality series Love Island tied with a new episode of ABC’s Holey Moley in the 9 o’clock hour with a 0.5 rating but took the lead in the 10 o’clock hour.

Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, September 17, 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
Celebrity Family Feud – R (ABC) 0.6 4.3
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back – R  (Fox) 0.4 1.3
The Wall (NBC) 0.3 2.3
Mysteries Decoded (CW)  0.1 740,000
9:00 p.m. Holey Moley (ABC) 0.5 2.5
Love Island  (CBS) 0.5 2.0
The Masked Singer Season 4 Preview – R (Fox) 0.3 1.2
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.2 2.1
Penn & Teller: Fool Us – R (CW) 0.1 691,000
10 p.m. Match Game – R (ABC) 0.4 2.1
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.3 1.8