Thursday TV Ratings 9/3/20: To Tell the Truth Ends on Season Low, Big Brother Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's 'To Tell the Truth' capped off its fifth season on a rather sour note, garnering a 0.4 rating at both 9pm and 10pm. The two-hour finale trailed what the program had managed for its last original (0.6), falling two-tenths from that data point. Despite that, 'Truth' was essentially even with its year-ago finale and has been a stable presence on the summer roster this season. Earlier in the night, 'Holey Moley' (0.5) shed a tenth from its previous outing. But the alphabet network remained no match for the juggernaut that is 'Big Brother' (1.0). The reality series was flat with last week and once more topped the night. Unfortunately, lead-out 'Love Island' (0.4) remained an incompatible and low-rated companion.

Even if it hasn't aired an original since December 2019, Fox went with two repeats of 'Beat Shazam' (0.3/0.4) and got pretty decent mileage from it in the process. 'Shazam' managed to perform slightly better than NBC's repeat trio of 'The Wall' (0.3), 'Transplant' (0.3), and 'SVU' (0.3). 'Transplant' was actually just a tenth below its Tuesday series premiere. The CW settled for a steady 'Mysteries Decoded' (0.1) and a repeat of 'Penn & Teller' (0.1).

Finals Update: The original episode of 'Big Brother' (1.1, +0.1) and repeats of 'Beat Shazam' (+0.1), 'The Wall' (+0.1) and, 'Law & Order: SVU' (+0.1) adjusted up.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMBig Brother1.1/84.22CBS

Holey Moley0.5/43.15ABC

The Wall (R)0.4/32.57NBC

Beat Shazam (R)0.4/31.38Fox

Mysteries Decoded (R)0.1/10.76The CW
9 PMTo Tell the Truth0.4/33.00ABC

Love Island0.4/31.56CBS

Beat Shazam (R)0.4/31.34NBC

Transplant (R)0.3/22.06Fox

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.1/10.57The CW
10 PMTo Tell the Truth (F)0.4/32.94ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.3/22.01NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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