Wednesday TV Ratings 7/7/21: Big Brother Returns Steady with 2020 Premiere, Stanley Cup Rises for Final Game, Card Sharks Ends Higher (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: CBS's 'Big Brother' (1.0) returned onto the scene in remarkable shape, essentially on-par with its August 2020 debut (1.05). At 10, the season premiere of 'Love Island' (0.4) was also about even with its year-ago start (0.43) but continued to retain less than half of the 'Big Brother' audience. On NBC, game 5 of the 'Stanley Cup Playoffs' (0.7) grew a tenth from game 4 and surpassed all non-'Brother' broadcasts. Fox's 'MasterChef' (0.5) lost a tenth-and-a-half while 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (0.4) shed a few hundredths. 'The $100,000 Pyramid' (0.5) and the 'Card Sharks' finale (0.4) each rose a tenth from their last preliminary ratings on ABC. 'Press Your Luck' (0.4) was in repeat-mode in the 8pm slot. 'Kung Fu' (0.1) and 'In the Dark' (0.1) were flat on the CW.

Finals Update: Big Brother (+0.1), Stanley Cup Game 5 (+0.2), MasterChef (+0.1), Crime Scene Kitchen (+0.1), Love Island (+0.1) and the repeat of Press Your Luck (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother (P)

Stanley Cup Game 50.94/63.51NBC


Press Your Luck (R)0.50/33.78ABC

Kung Fu0.09/10.82The CW
9 PMThe $100,000 Pyramid0.53/43.99ABC

Crime Scene Kitchen0.45/31.83Fox

In the Dark0.07/10.42The CW
9:30 PMLove Island (P)0.48/31.86CBS
10 PMCard Sharks (F)0.40/32.74ABC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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