Thursday TV Ratings 8/17/23: Generation Gap and The Prank Panel Rise, Big Brother Leads the Night, FBoy Island Hits New Low (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: 'Generation Gap' (0.39, +0.11) and 'The Prank Panel' (0.28, +0.04) climbed higher on ABC, barreling past the series lows they posted a week ago and two weeks ago respectively. At 10, a 'Claim to Fame' encore (0.12) placed third (or last) in its time slot. CBS's 'Big Brother' (0.59, -0.03) was down by three-hundredths from Wednesday, and 'The Challenge: USA' (0.28, -0.01) dropped by a hundredth when compared to Sunday's telecast. Repeats of 'Young Sheldon' (0.29) and 'Ghosts' (0.26) occupied the 8 p.m. hour. 'Fight to Survive' (0.04, -0.02) and 'FBOY Island' (0.02, -0.01) dipped on the CW. Fox had little luck with 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (0.22) and lost to a repeat of NBC's 'Password' (0.23) head-on. NBC also re-ran 'Law & Order: SVU' at 9 p.m. (0.15) and 10 p.m. (0.16). 

Finals Update: Repeats of 'Password' (-0.1) and 'Claim to Fame' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMGeneration Gap0.3953.00ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.2943.29CBS

Password (R)0.2342.26NBC

MLB: Regional Coverage0.2231.36Fox

Fight to Survive0.0410.26The CW
8:30 PMGhosts (R)0.2632.61CBS
9 PMBig Brother0.5973.07CBS

The Prank Panel0.2831.62ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.1521.97NBC

FBOY Island0.0200.17The CW
10 PMThe Challenge: USA0.2841.42CBS

Law & Order (R)0.1621.96NBC

Claim to Fame (R)0.1220.94ABC
(R) = repeat

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