Thursday TV Ratings 8/12/21: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Returns Down, MLB Leads, Big Brother and Love Island Rise (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (0.6/0.5) returned for its 8th and last season in relatively solid fashion, barring this number does not heavily adjust down in finals. If this rating for 'Nine-Nine' were to hold, it would be very close to what it posted for its season 7 debut back in February 2020 (0.7/0.5). At 9, 'Making It' (0.4) got back a tenth and led into another 'SVU' rerun (0.3). CBS's 'Big Brother' (1.0) inched up and 'Love Island' (0.6) rose by two-tenths. Both shows will likely be subject to downward adjustments. A repeat of 'Bull' (0.3) closed out the evening for the eye network. ABC was completely steady with middling showings of 'Holey Moley' (0.4), 'When Nature Calls' (0.3), and 'The Hustler' (0.3). Fox had the overall lead with a strong 'Yankees v. White Sox' MLB game (1.3). 'Walker' (0.1) lost a tenth for its finale while 'The Outpost' (0.1) gained one, putting the two CW dramas in a virtual tie. 

Finals Update: 'MLB' (+0.2) adjusted up. 'Big Brother' (-0.1), 'Love Island' (-0.2), 'When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren' (-0.1), both episodes of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (-0.2 each), 'Making It' (-0.2), and repeats of 'Bull' (-0.1) and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMMLB: Yankees v. White Sox

Big Brother0.92/83.85CBS

Holey Moley0.44/32.74NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (P)0.39/31.84ABC

Walker (F)0.12/11.10The CW
8:30 PMBrooklyn Nine-Nine0.32/21.34NBC
9 PMLove Island0.44/51.86CBS

Making It0.24/31.26NBC

When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren0.24/21.56ABC

The Outpost0.07/10.49The CW
10 PMThe Hustler0.26/21.60ABC

Bull (R)0.221.68CBS

Law & Order: Organized Crime (R)0.15/10.94NBC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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