7 Broadcast TV Shows Are Actually Up in Viewers This Summer

Well, it depends how you count ”Love Island“

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Summer is not typically the season of noteworthy TV viewership, and ratings have been heading in the wrong direction for years now. But seven shows on the Big 4 broadcast networks are bucking at least one of those trends.

CBS’ “Love Island – Wednesday” episodes are the big grower — on a percentage basis — compared to last summer. According to Nielsen, Wednesday “Love Island” episodes have gained 10% more viewers — making the reality dating show the lone entertainment series across the Big 4 networks (CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC) up double digits. (I’ll get to that “entertainment” caveat in a bit.)

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio