9:02am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'Masterchef' Lead, 'Love Island' Perks Up
CBS' Big Brother and Fox's Masterchef grabbed the top 18-49 ratings on Wednesday, as usual, and Love Island showed some improvement with its biggest total audience in three weeks.
Big Brother led the broadcast networks across the board, drawing a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.79 million viewers. Love Island — which on Thursday was renewed for a second season — ticked up to 0.5 in the 18-49 demographic, and its 2.46 million viewers were the most for the show since the third episode on July 11.
(The night's top-rated program overall was CNN's Democratic primary debate.)
Masterchef also rose week to week in adults 18-49, tying its season high with a 0.8 to go along with 3.12 million viewers. First Responders Live nudged up to 0.5 and 2.07 million.
The series finale of Jane the Virgin on The CW pulled in ratings in line with its season averages. The show's final two episodes each drew a 0.2 in adults 18-49 and averaged 670,000 viewers.
ABC's Press Your Luck finished second in total viewers on the broadcast nets with 3.38 million and was steady with adults 18-49 at 0.7. Card Sharks and Match Game (0.5 each) came down slightly compared with last week. The InBetween improved a little to 0.4 on NBC.
CBS and Fox tied for the 18-49 lead on broadcast in primetime, each averaging a 0.7 rating. ABC and NBC tied at 0.5 and Telemundo and Univision tied at 0.4. The CW finished at 0.2.
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