Thursday TV Ratings 8/4/22: NFL Preseason Strong But Down from Opening 2021 Game, Big Brother Slips, Press Your Luck and Generation Gap Grow (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: NBC's broadcast of the 'Jaguars v. Raiders' NFL preseason game (1.41) topped the evening but was significantly down from the comparative 2021 game (preliminary 1.7 that adjusted up to a 2.0). ABC was completely unfazed by the notable football competition as 'Press Your Luck' (0.53, +0.07) soared to a new season high and 'Generation Gap' (0.46, +0.11) tied its previously-set high. 'The Con' (0.26, +0.03) grew at a more modest level in the 10PM slot. CBS's summer mainstay 'Big Brother' (0.73, -0.05) lost five-hundredths when stacked against last Thursday's installment. The 8PM repeat of 'Young Sheldon' (0.33) ticked up while 'Ghosts' (0.27), and 'CSI: Vegas' (0.19) dipped. Fox had anemic encores of 'MasterChef' (0.17) and 'Welcome to Flatch' (0.12/0.11). The CW's reruns of 'Walker' (0.03) and 'The Flash' (0.03) each shed a hundredth. 

Finals Update: 'NFL Preseason' (+0.4), 'Generation Gap' (+0.1), 'The Con' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'Ghosts' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNFL Preseason: Jaguars v. Raiders1.41/155.48NBC

Press Your Luck0.53/63.71ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.33/43.20CBS

MasterChef (R)0.17/21.00Fox

Walker (R)0.03/00.41The CW
8:30 PMGhosts (R)0.27/32.70CBS
9 PMBig Brother0.73/73.60CBS

Generation Gap0.46/53.34ABC

Welcome to Flatch (R)0.12/10.52Fox

The Flash (R)0.03/00.22The CW
9:30 PMWelcome to Flatch (R)0.11/10.51Fox
10 PMThe Con0.26/32.05ABC

CSI: Vegas (R)0.19/21.70CBS
(R) = repeat

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