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TV Ratings 8/3/17: Boy Band Stays Steady, NFL Preseason Football Takes the Crown (UPDATED)

It was a pretty steady night for broadcast, with only most originals being steady week-to-week. However, NBC saw huge w2w gains, with preseason football replacing the Thursday block for the week. Football was obviously a much bigger draw, and it pulled in a 2.3 in the demo, more than double last week's average. But Football didn't really seem to effect the other networks, with only Beat Shazam on Fox ticking down. The already-renewed game show didn't hold on to last week's uptick, but it's not a bad number, especially when considering that it's dipped this low without football in the past. As for Love Connection, it stayed steady at a very meh 0.6. ABC's lineup stayed anemic, with all three steady at their previous low points (though Boy Band did hit a 0.4 in the second half). It's not promising for these shows that are just in their infancy, and it's very unlikely that this lineup will be returning in its entirety next year. CBS had Big Brother steady at 1.9. The shows once again just barely failed to crack a 2.0, though it is getting even closer, having hit a 2.0 in its first half-hour. Zoo continued to flop like nobody's business, stuck at 0.5 for a third week. The 8:30 repeat of Kevin Can Wait ticked up a tenth while TBBT was steady. The CW tried out a new lineup, replacing the new Monday occupant Hooten & the Lady with Whose Line?, and things worked out well Whose Line? hit a new season high, up a tenth from its latest episode and double what it premiered to. The Whose Line? original/repeat combo came in at double the rating that Hooten & the Lady had received in its weeks in the slot.

Updated: Sunday Night Preseason Football (+0.2) adjusted up. A Whose Line? repeat (-0.1) and Zoo (-0.1) adjusted down, marking an ugly low for the latter.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMSunday Night Preseason Football2.5/127.78NBC

The Big Bang Theory (R)1.0/56.20CBS

Beat Shazam0.8/42.67Fox

Boy Band0.5/22.38ABC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.4/21.64The CW
8:30 PMKevin Can Wait (R)0.9/44.68CBS
9 PMBig Brother1.9/86.26CBS

Battle of the Network Stars0.6/32.48ABC

Love Connection0.6/32.24Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.4/21.28The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.3/11.28The CW
10 PMThe Gong Show0.6/32.30ABC

Zoo0.4/22.69CBS