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TV Ratings 7/12/17: Salvation Flops, ESPYs Lower than 2016, Big Brother Up (UPDATED)

It was a big premiere night for CBS, as well as ESPYs night for ABC. Things didn't go too well for CBS, but ABC won the night with their ESPY coverage. The ESPYs were down about three tenths from last year, but they're still ahead of their ESPN days. For CBS, the night brought mixed results. Big Brother tied a season high with a 1.9, an incredibly impressive result for any Summer show. But they also had the series premiere of Salvation, which started at a meager 0.7 in the demo. That just continues CBS' struggle to find a successful post-BB show. It's a troubling start for the show, but nobody can really say it's surprising. On NBC, Forever Young ticked down to a 0.9, down to tie its low from episode two. Lead-out The Carmichael Show was steady at 0.7. Fox's cooking duo returned from a week off, and Masterchef was steady at an impressive 1.0. The F Word continued to flop as it held onto its 0.6. The CW had an anemic Summer Blockbuster special that could only ties its Arrow repeat lead-in.

Finals Update: Little Big Shots: Forever Young (+0.1) adjusted up.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMBig Brother1.9/96.40CBS

The 25th ESPYs1.4/65.29ABC

MasterChef1.0/53.44Fox

Little Big Shots: Forever Young1.0/46.00NBC

Arrow (R)0.2/10.78The CW
9 PMSalvation (Series Premiere)0.7/34.83CBS

The Carmichael Show0.7/33.19NBC

The F Word0.6/31.95Fox

The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time0.2/10.62The CW
9:30 PMThe Carmichael Show (R)0.5/22.47NBC
10 PMCriminal Minds (R)0.5/23.47CBS

This Is Us (R)0.4/21.95NBC