It was a busy night Thursday on broadcast with all 5 networks airing original programming, but ABC took victory in the demo with strong performances from the series-premiere of 'Don't' (0.85 in 18-49, 4.18 million viewers) as well as lead-in 'Holey Moley' (0.75, 4.13 million) and lead-out 'To Tell the Truth' (0.67, 3.62 million). CBS took a close second in the demo, but led in total viewers as both 'Man with a Plan' (0.60, 5.03 million) and 'Broke' (0.56, 4.08 million) delivered solid numbers. The highest-viewed program of the day also came from CBS with a rerun of 'Young Sheldon' (5.19 million).
On FOX, 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.41, 1.57 million) out-rated both original NBC programs 'Council of Dads' (0.34, 2.75 million) and 'Blindspot' (0.25, 1.83 million) and did really well among adults 18-34 (0.3) tying for second with 'Holey Moley' and 'To Tell the Truth.' 'Don't' had the best numbers in that demo with 0.4. Leading out of 'Watch Party' was 'Labor of Love' which had dismal numbers (0.24, 912,000) though not as bad as the CW's two programs 'Burden of Truth' (0.10, 495,000) and 'In the Dark' (0.09, 433,000).
On the cable side, MTV's 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' led among adults 18-49 (0.45 rating), 18-34 (0.44), and females 12-34 (0.49) with 928,000 viewers. The show also took second on the day in women 18-49 (0.54) behind Bravo's 'Real Housewives of NYC' (0.42 in 18-49, 1.18 million) which had a 0.57. 'Shore's' lead-out 'Double Shot at Love' (0.29, 567,000) was at 0.35 in that demo (and 0.33 in F12-34) and 'Housewives's' lead-out 'Top Chef' (0.33, 998,000) had 0.38. E!'s 'Total Bellas' (0.29, 693,000) averaged 0.41 in W18-49 and 0.26 in F12-34.
In scripted content, 'Loud House,' on Nickelodeon, had a 0.12 A18-49 rating with 536,000 viewers and 'The Bold Type,' on Freeform, had a 0.07 with 188,000.
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' led cable news programming in both 18-49 (0.39 rating), 25-54 (0.63), and total viewers (4.36 million) with 'The Ingraham Angle' (0.34 in 18-49/0.54 in 25-54, 3.62 million) and 'Hannity' (0.34/0.55, 4.14 million) close behind. 'Cuomo Primetime' (0.32/0.47, 2.08 million) led CNN's night, followed by 'Anderson Cooper 360' (0.29/0.44, 1.85 million) and 'CNN Tonight' (0.28/0.44, 1.74 million. On MSNBC, 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (0.21/0.36, 3.18 million) and 'Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' (0.17/0.27, 2.38 million) led the way.
Other programs of note include:
-The Misery Index (TBS): 0.28/790,000
-Restaurant Impossible (Food Network): 0.23/1.081 million
-The First 48 (A&E): 0.23/733,000
-Alone (History): 0.21/1.127 million
-Ghost Adventure: Quarantine (Travel): 0.20/641,000
-Design at Your Door (HGTV, 9pm): 0.20/1.088 million
-Mountain Men (History): 0.18/1.627 million
-Design at Your Door (HGTV, 9:30pm): 0.18/1.088 million
-Growing Up Hip Hop (WEtv): 0.17/457,000
-A Time to Kill (ID): 0.15/709,000
-Dead Reckoning (ID): 0.14/645,000
-Summer Rush (Food Network): 0.14/513,000
-Conan (TBS): 0.13/360,000
-Untold Stories of Hip Hop (WEtv): 0.12/283,000
-The Daily Show (Comedy Central): 0.11/441,000
-What What Happens Live (Bravo): 0.11/387,000
-Strange Evidence (Science): 0.09/433,000
-Life Below Zero (Nat Geo Wild): 0.06/288,000
-Master Minds (GSN): 0.05/552,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research