Thursday TV Ratings 8/3/23: NFL Preseason Starts Up from 2022 Opener, MLB Solid, Generation Gap and The Prank Panel Take a Hit (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: The 'Jets v. Browns' NFL preseason game (1.46) comfortably topped the night and went about 4% higher than last year's preseason game (1.41) in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Fox tried to compete with NBC's football broadcast, but its showing of 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (0.40) settled for a distant second-place. Against all the sports competition, ABC programs 'Generation Gap' (0.32, -0.04) and 'The Prank Panel' (0.24, -0.07) both crashed to new season lows, with 'Prank' taking an especially brutal hit. In the 10 p.m. hour, ABC's rerun of 'Shark Tank' (0.18) easily crushed CBS's encore of 'CSI: Vegas' (0.10). Earlier in the night, CBS had repeats of 'Young Sheldon' (0.19), 'Ghosts' (0.17), and 'So Help Me Todd' (0.16). The CW reran 'Son of a Critch' (0.03) and 'Run the Burbs' (0.03). At 9, the premiere of 'FBOY Island' (0.03) did not perform any better than the sitcoms.

Finals Update: 'NFL Preseason: Jets v. Browns' (+0.3) and 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNFL Preseason: Jets v. Browns1.46175.98NBC

MLB: Regional Coverage0.4052.02Fox

Generation Gap0.3243.04ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.1923.01CBS

Son of a Critch (R)0.0300.27The CW
8:30 PMGhosts (R)0.1722.37CBS

Run the Burbs (R)0.0300.17The CW
9 PMThe Prank Panel0.2431.76ABC

So Help Me Todd (R)0.1622.16CBS

FBOY Island (P)0.0300.16The CW
10 PMShark Tank (R)0.1821.34ABC

CSI: Vegas (R)0.1011.73CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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