Wednesday TV Ratings 7/21/21: Match Game Has Solid Return, Crime Scene Kitchen Ends on New Low, Kung Fu Finale Steady, Big Brother Leads (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: CBS was steady across the board with 'Big Brother' (0.8), 'Love Island' (0.3), and a repeat of 'SWAT' (0.2). 'Big Brother' topped the night altogether and nearly doubled its closet competitor. Over on ABC, 'Match Game' (0.4) returned in decent shape, down just a few hundredths from its previous episode (0.45 in October 2020). Earlier in the evening, 'Press Your Luck' (0.5) and 'The $100,000 Pyramid' (0.5) tied their last originals. Fox's 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (0.3) dropped to a new series low for its season finale, a trend that has become fairly common in recent years. 'Kitchen' had a little less help than usual since its 'MasterChef' lead-in (0.5) lost a tenth. NBC aired an 'Olympic Dreams' special (0.3) that couldn't quite improve on the typical rerun of 'Chicago Med'. Encores of 'Chicago Fire' (0.2) and 'PD' (0.2) followed suit. The season finale of 'Kung Fu' (0.1) and a new 'In the Dark' (0.1) were both flat on the CW. 

Finals Update: Press Your Luck (+0.1), Olympic Dreams featuring Jonas Brothers (+0.1), The $100,000 Pyramid (+0.1), Love Island (+0.1) and Crime Scene Kitchen (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother0.833.50CBS

Press Your Luck0.553.45ABC


Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers0.372.61NBC

Kung Fu (F)0.090.82The CW
9 PMThe $100,000 Pyramid0.553.82ABC

Love Island 0.371.64CBS

Crime Scene Kitchen (F)0.351.63Fox

Chicago Fire (R)0.231.86NBC

In the Dark0.060.39The CW
10 PMMatch Game (P)0.442.97ABC

Chicago PD (R)0.232.01NBC

SWAT (R)0.221.39CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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