Primetime Ratings: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Gives NBC Easy Win

NBC took Wednesday's primetime ratings with Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display, per the Nielsen overnights, 18-49. NBC scored an overall 1.1/7 in primetime. CBS was second with a 0.7/4, led by a new episode of Big Brother.

The Macy's fireworks special aired live from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and did a 1.5/9, averaging 8.9 million total viewers. The repeat showing of the fireworks at 10 p.m. did a 0.9/5 and averaged 4.89 million viewers.

CBS had repeats of Young Sheldon before a new episode of Big Brother rated a 0.9/5, down 40% from last week's Wednesday premiere. Code Black followed and rated a 0.6/3.

ABC and Fox tied at a 0.4/2 and both had repeats in prime.

Telemundo scored a 0.4/2 and Univision did a 0.3/2.

The CW scored a 0.1/1 with repeats of the Howie Mandel Stand Up Gala and Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.