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


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. 

Final numbers to come.

Time

Show

18-49 Rating

Viewers (mil)

Network

8 PMBig Brother0.83.33CBS

Press Your Luck0.53.29ABC

MasterChef0.52.24Fox

Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers0.32.49NBC

Kung Fu (F)0.10.83The CW
9 PMThe $100,000 Pyramid0.53.60ABC

Love Island 0.31.60CBS

Crime Scene Kitchen (F)0.31.55Fox

Chicago Fire (R)0.21.83NBC

In the Dark0.10.40The CW
10 PMMatch Game (P)0.42.80ABC

Chicago PD (R)0.21.93NBC

SWAT (R)0.21.36CBS
Key:
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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