Ratings: NBC Wins With NFL Preseason Kickoff, CW’s ‘iZombie’ Adds Viewers for Series Finale

Denver Broncos defeat Atlanta Falcons in Hall of Fame Game

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NBC doubled its closest competitor in key demo ratings last night when we got our first signs of life for the 2019 NFL season. On The CW, “iZombie” added a decent amount of viewers for its series finale. NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the Hall of Fame Game, which saw the Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons 14-10 in the earliest Preseason action. Fox was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 2.88 million. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. posted a 0.8/5 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “Spin the Wheel” had a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers. CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.87 million. “Love Island” at 8 got a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Big Brother” landed a 1.0/5 and 3.8 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 received a 0.3/2 and 2.4 million viewers. ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “Holey Moley” at 8 had a 0.7/4 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “Family Food Fight” got a 0.4/2 and 1.8 million viewers. “Reef Break” at 10 managed a 0.3/2 and 2 million viewers. Telemundo and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.034 million, Univision was sixth with 1.003 million. The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 727,000. The “iZombie” series finale at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 801,000 viewers. “The Outpost” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 652,000 viewers.