Wednesday TV Ratings 8/2/23: Big Brother Returns as Summer’s #1 Show, MasterChef Steady, Food Stars Drops After Week Off, The Wonder Years Rises (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Summer staple 'Big Brother' (0.72) had a very healthy return on CBS, coming in just 11% below its premiere from 2022 (0.81). 'Brother' fans quickly fled by the time repeats of 'Young Sheldon' (0.23) and 'CSI: Vegas' (0.16) rolled around. On Fox, 'MasterChef' (0.34, 0.00) held steady after taking a week off, but 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars' (0.19, -0.05) crashed to a new series low. ABC programs 'Judge Steve Harvey' (0.28, +0.03) and 'The Wonder Years' (0.21, +0.04) gained a few ticks each. The alphabet network also reran 'Abbott Elementary' (0.16) and 'AFV' (0.14). NBC's 'LA Fire & Rescue' (0.21, -0.01) shed a hundredth and led into more reruns of 'Chicago Fire' (0.15) and 'Chicago PD' (0.13). CW dramas 'Nancy Drew' (0.04, +0.01) and 'Riverdale' (0.03, +0.01) grew by a hundredth apiece.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMBig Brother (P)0.7293.41CBS


Judge Steve Harvey0.2842.93ABC

LA Fire & Rescue0.2132.43NBC

Nancy Drew0.0400.37The CW
9 PMThe Wonder Years0.2121.60ABC

Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars0.1921.32Fox

Chicago Fire (R)0.1522.16NBC

Riverdale0.0300.21The CW
9:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)0.2331.59CBS

Abbott Elementary (R)0.1621.16ABC
10 PMCSI: Vegas (R)0.1621.54CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.1421.19ABC

Chicago PD (R)0.1321.85NBC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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