Thursday TV Ratings 8/19/21: Beat Shazam Ends Steady, Big Brother Rises, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Hustler Down (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Fox's 'Beat Shazam' (0.45) enjoyed a minor surge on season finale night, up about a tenth when compared to Wednesday's post-'MasterChef' telecast. A repeat of 'Fantasy Island' (0.27) took over the 9pm slot and somehow tied its latest original. On NBC, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (0.40/0.28) rose by a hundredth for the 8pm episode but was down four hundredths in the second-half. The decline between the two installments was significantly more noticeably when compared to last week's premiere (0.39/0.32). 'Making It' (0.23) held virtually steady at its usual, dismal level and led into a rerun of 'Organized Crime' (0.17). CBS's 'Big Brother' (1.01) gained a tenth and found itself nearly 125% higher than every other broadcast. Encores of 'The Neighborhood' (0.36), 'B Positive' (0.31), and 'Bull' (0.20) filled out from there, with each rerun going below the previous. ABC's frail lineup got slightly weaker as 'Holey Moley' (0.40) and 'When Nature Calls' (0.20) lost four hundredths apiece. At 10, 'The Hustler' (0.25) only lost one hundredth, furthering the gap between it and 'Nature Calls'. On the CW, the return of 'Coroner' (0.08) was on-par with what it garnered last August. 'The Outpost' (0.05) remained anemic in the 9pm slot.

Finals Update: 'The Hustler' (+0.1) and 'Beat Shazam' (+0.1) adjusted up. Both episodes of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (-0.1 each), 'Making It' (-0.1) and the repeat of 'B Positive' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother1.01/84.04CBS

Beat Shazam (F)0.45/41.86Fox

Holey Moley0.40/32.73ABC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.40/32.02NBC

Coroner (P)0.08/10.82The CW
8:30 PMBrooklyn Nine-Nine0.28/21.48NBC
9 PMThe Neighborhood (R)0.36/32.08CBS

Fantasy Island (R)0.27/21.47Fox

Making It0.23/21.50NBC

When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren0.20/21.45ABC

The Outpost0.05/00.46The CW
9:30 PMB Positive (R)0.31/31.81CBS
10 PMThe Hustler0.25/21.71ABC

Bull (R)
Law & Order: Organized Crime (R)
Note: Preemptions for NFL preseason football may result in larger finals adjustments than usual.
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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