Thursday TV Ratings 8/18/22: Big Brother Drops for Two-Hour Episode, Press Your Luck Rises (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: CBS juggernaut 'Big Brother' (0.71, -0.05) dropped by five-hundredths when compared to last Thursday (0.76) for a special two-hour installment. The reality series led out of reruns of 'Young Sheldon' (0.31) and 'Ghosts' (0.28) that were close to last week's encores. ABC's 'Press Your Luck' (0.51, +0.07) climbed to its second-highest rating of the season, but 'Generation Gap' (0.38, -0.03) widened the gap between itself and 'Luck' by shedding three-hundredths. In the 10PM hour, 'The Con' (0.25, -0.02) also lost a bit of ground. NBC's repeats of 'Law & Order' (0.18) and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.21) were steady with last week while 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.26) grew by four-hundredths. Fox's encores of 'MasterChef' (0.22) and 'Welcome to Flatch' (0.16/0.14) left much to be desired in the Nielsen department. The CW's dramedy 'Bump' (0.03) dipped from last week's launch (0.06/0.04) and led into a rerun of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.03). 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.04) was a hundredth shy of its week-ago return (0.05) at 9.

Finals Update: The repeat of 'Ghosts' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMPress Your Luck0.51/63.43ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.31/33.26CBS

MasterChef (R)0.22/21.03Fox

Law & Order (R)0.18/22.26NBC

Bump0.03/00.29The CW
8:30 PMGhosts (R)0.28/32.63CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.03/00.30The CW
9 PMBig Brother0.71/73.41CBS

Generation Gap0.38/42.85ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.26/32.65NBC

Welcome to Flatch (R)0.16/20.54Fox

Great Chocolate Showdown0.04/00.36The CW
9:30 PMWelcome to Flatch (R)0.14/10.54Fox
10 PMThe Con0.25/31.91ABC

Law & Order: Organized Crime (R)0.21/21.95NBC
(R) = repeat

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