Wednesday TV Ratings 8/19/20: Democratic National Convention Rises with Speeches from Obama and Harris, Big Brother Stays on Top (UPDATED)

The Democratic National Convention continued to across the big three, this time bringing in more familiar faces such as former Rep. Gabby Giffords, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former President Barack Obama and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

Coverage of the convention was on the rise on NBC, up a tenth from yesterday's preliminary number to a 0.4, topping the big three networks' coverage. Earlier in the night, America's Got Talent was down a tenth both from last Wednesday's number and this Tuesday's result, continuing its mid-season downward slide. A repeat of Ellen's Game of Games at 9 was at 0.4.

CBS again had the top show of the night as Big Brother attracted yet another 1.0. Though this isn't too massive based on the show's prior ratings history, it's extremely impressive when you compare it to America's Got Talent and the rest of the low-rated summer TV lineup. Speaking of low-rated, Tough as Nails dropped a tenth at 9 to a 0.4, tying its low. The Democratic National Convention was up from Tuesday's preliminary number to a 0.3.

ABC had another steady 0.5 for United We Fall, followed by 0.3s for comedy repeats. The Democratic Convention was steady with Tuesday's airing at 0.3.

The CW continued with 0.1s, this time for The 100 and Coroner. Once again, Coroner gained on The 100 in total viewership.

Fox had a two-hour MasterChef encore at 0.4.

Finals Update: The Democratic National Convention coverage on NBC (+0.1) and ABC (+0.1) adjusted up.

18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMBig Brother1.0/73.85CBS

America's Got Talent0.6/45.14NBC

United We Fall0.5/32.85ABC

MasterChef (R)0.4/21.36Fox

The 1000.1/10.54The CW
8:30 PMThe Goldbergs (R)0.3/21.73ABC
9 PMEllen's Game of Games (R)0.4/32.19NBC

Tough As Nails0.4/32.63CBS

The Conners (R)0.3/21.79ABC

Coroner0.1/10.60The CW
9:30 PMAmerican Housewife (R)0.3/21.51ABC
10 PM2020 Democratic National Convention0.5/32.53NBC

2020 Democratic National Convention0.4/22.48ABC

2020 Democratic National Convention0.3/21.99CBS

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