Thursday TV Ratings 8/26/21: Making It Rises for Finale, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Big Brother Steady (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (0.40/0.33) was steady with last week in the 8pm slot and up by five hundredths at 8:30, signaling that it seems to have stabilized. 'Making It' (0.33) gained a tenth for its season finale in the 9pm slot and was followed by a rerun of 'SVU' (0.22). On CBS, 'Big Brother' (0.99) was essentially even with last week and led into encores of 'The Neighborhood' (0.32), 'B Positive' (0.26), and 'Bull' (0.23). ABC went with repeats of 'Holey Moley' (0.37), 'When Nature Calls' (0.20), and 'The Hutler' (0.27). Compared to their week-ago originals, 'Moley was down by just three hundredths, 'Nature Calls' was even, and 'The Hustler' actually improved by two hundredths. Fox began airing reruns of 'Call Me Kat' (0.19/0.18), but they were barely above half of what the 8pm encore of 'MasterChef' (0.35) garnered. On the CW, 'Coroner' (0.10) rose by two hundredths while 'The Outpost' (0.05) held flat. 

Finals Update: 'Big Brother' (+0.1) and repeats of 'MasterChef' (+0.1) and 'Holey Moley' (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of 'Law & Order: SVU' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother0.99/83.98CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.40/31.90NBC

Holey Moley (R)0.37/32.34ABC

MasterChef (R)0.35/31.36Fox

Coroner0.10/10.72The CW
8:30 PMBrooklyn Nine-Nine0.33/31.45NBC
9 PMMaking It (F)0.33/31.96NBC

The Neighborhood (R)0.32/21.45CBS

When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren (R)0.20/21.29ABC

Call Me Kat (R)0.19/21.00Fox

The Outpost0.05/00.46The CW
9:30 PMB Positive (R)0.26/21.75CBS

Call Me Kat (R)0.18/11.01Fox
10 PMThe Hustler (R)0.27/21.37ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.22/21.26NBC

Bull (R)0.23/21.88CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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