Thursday TV Ratings 8/27/20: Republican National Convention Ends with Week-Long High, Love Island Rises Behind Big Brother (UPDATED)

The 2020 Republican National Convention came to a close last night, featuring an acceptance speech from President Donald Trump, as well as speeches by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Housing Secretary Ben Carson, and WH Senior Advisor and the First Daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Despite a high-profile speech by the President, RNC coverage was down on CBS, hitting a 0.2 and  tying Monday and Tuesday's RNC results (both of those nights had Love Island as a lead-in, so perhaps there's a theme there). Big Brother kicked off the night for CBS, down a tenth to 1.0, in-line with most of its results this season. The first post-BB episode of Love Island was up a tenth to a 0.4, tying the premiere.

ABC had more repeats of Holey Moley and To Tell The Truth. The TTTT encore was down from last week to a 0.4, and Holey Moley was steady at 0.4. Speaking of 0.4s, that's how their Republican Convention coverage rated, up a notch from Wednesday's 0.3 and in-line with last week's DNC coverage which featured Joe Biden's speech.

NBC kicked their night off with a repeat of The Wall at 0.4, followed by a Law & Order: SVU encore at 0.3. Republican Convention coverage was also at 0.3, steady both with Wednesday's RNC rating and last Thursday's DNC rating.

Fox had two hours of MasterChef again, but nobody really cared with a 0.2 and weak enough ratings to put Fox in dead-last in the viewer race for the night.

The CW had another unusually-strong Mysteries Decoded encore at 8, followed by a Penn & Teller: Fool Us encore at the typical CW 0.1.

Finals Update: Republican National Convention coverage on NBC (+0.1) and CBS (+0.1) adjusted up. Mysteries Decoded (-0.1) adjusted down.

18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMBig Brother1.0/73.99CBS

The Wall (R)0.4/32.61NBC

Holey Moley (R)0.4/32.43ABC

Mysteries Decoded (R)0.1/10.78The CW

MasterChef (R)0.2/10.65Fox
9 PMLove Island0.4/31.47CBS

To Tell the Truth (R)0.4/22.62ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.3/21.94NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.1/10.72The CW
10 PM2020 Republican National Convention0.4/32.58ABC

2020 Republican National Convention0.4/22.27NBC

2020 Republican National Convention0.3/21.78CBS

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