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Friday Final Nationals: Penultimate Episode of ‘Big Brother 18’ on CBS Leads Prime Time in Key Demos

CBS was Friday’s No. 1 network among total viewers (4.78 million) and in a virtual tie with NBC for the lead among all key demographics.

The night featured the next-to-last episode of the season for CBS reality competition “Big Brother 18” which was Friday night’s top telecast among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The program’s season finale airs on Wednesday, Sep. 21.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Friday, September 16, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/5 3419 0.4/3 0.6/3 0.9/3
8:00 Last Man Standing (r) 247 93 2.4/5 3671 0.4/2 0.5/3 0.8/3
8:31 Dr. Ken (r) 247 93 1.9/4 2741 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/3
9:00 Shark Tank (r) 249 94 2.1/4 3147 0.5/3 0.6/3 0.9/3
10:01 20/20 249 94 2.7/5 3902 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 4783 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
8:00 Big Brother 18 (s) 254 94 3.0/6 4595 0.8/5 1.2/6 1.6/6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (r) 254 94 2.9/6 4283 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/3
10:00 Blue Bloods (r) 254 94 3.6/7 5472 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3303 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.1/4
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (r) 240 93 1.9/4 3074 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.0/4
10:00 Dateline NBC 244 94 2.5/5 3760 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.1/2 1790 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:00 Masterchef (r) 255 94 1.1/2 1706 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/3
9:00 Masterchef (r) 255 94 1.2/2 1874 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1190 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Masters of Illusion 248 84 0.6/1 1008 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:30 Masters of Illusion (r) 248 84 0.6/1 1069 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 248 84 0.8/2 1342 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1687 0.6/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1474 0.5/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.8/2 1547 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1961 0.7/3
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 0.9/2 1553 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.1/0 195 0.1/0
6:00 Cine Príncipe de Persia: Las arenas del tiempo (2010) 0.2/0 397 0.2/1
8:00 Major League Soccer D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire (s) 0.1/0 201 0.1/0
10:04 40 y 20 0.1/0 177 0.1/0
10:38 40 y 20 (thru 11:04) 0.1/0 192 0.1/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1716 0.7:3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.0/2 1763 0.5/3
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/2 1358 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1643 0.7/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2 2148 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Friday 09/16/16

20/20” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/6
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Dateline NBC” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Masters of Illusion” (CW, 8pm)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

College Football: Baylor @ Rice” (ESPN, 0.94 household rating)
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.54
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.70

College Football: Arizona State @ UTSA” (ESPN2, 0.43 household rating)
Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.37
Women 18-49: 0.11
Men 18-49: 0.41

Cable Rankings – Friday 09/16/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Friday, September 16:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
87 62 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 625 0.20
95 55 THE FIRST 48 A&E 10:01 PM 62 596 0.21
71 46 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 695 0.23
70 34 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 700 0.26
37 13 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 937 0.37
25 9 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1152 0.46
14 4 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1441 0.60
10 2 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1585 0.67
83 52 AMC MOVIE: GHOSTBUSTERS AMC 8:00 PM 150 643 0.22
79 91 TREEHOUSE MASTERS APL 8:00 PM 61 659 0.13
59 78 TREEHOUSE MASTERS APL 10:02 PM 61 782 0.16
34 87 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 962 0.14
44 90 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 879 0.14
42 79 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 914 0.16
22 15 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 9:00 PM 61 1199 0.34
57 45 DC: DUNGEON COVE DISC 10:01 PM 60 807 0.23
17 49 BUNK’D DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1320 0.22
15 22 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1419 0.29
26 63 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1140 0.20
27 61 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1121 0.20
31 72 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DSNY 10:00 PM 30 988 0.17
35 75 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DSNY 10:30 PM 30 958 0.16
64 66 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 734 0.19
61 64 SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISJR 8:25 PM 5 749 0.20
68 69 MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH DISJR 8:30 PM 25 713 0.18
73 71 QUIET IS DISJR 8:55 PM 5 686 0.18
88 82 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 9:00 PM 25 619 0.15
97 88 LION GUARD DISJR 9:25 PM 25 589 0.14
92 89 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 10:15 PM 25 604 0.14
94 83 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 10:40 PM 25 597 0.14
96 94 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY 9:00 PM 60 590 0.11
13 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: BAYLOR / RICE (0.94 HH) ESPN 7:55 PM 211 1454 0.48
66 38 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: ARIZONA STATE / TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (0.43 HH) ESPN2 9:30 PM 225 720 0.26
48 35 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 30 875 0.26
41 25 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 30 921 0.28
38 31 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 934 0.27
53 40 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 839 0.25
65 43 BURGERS, BREW & QUE FOOD 10:00 PM 30 727 0.24
77 51 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 675 0.22
1 59 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2953 0.21
2 65 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2339 0.19
5 60 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1998 0.21
80 47 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: WALL-E FRFM 6:15 PM 135 655 0.23
43 16 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: WILLY WONKA & CHOCOLATE FRFM 8:30 PM 150 893 0.34
47 12 MOVIE DOWNLOAD: GROWN UPS – MD FX 8:00 PM 150 876 0.39
56 11 MOVIE DOWNLOAD: GROWN UPS – MD FX 10:30 PM 150 809 0.40
90 95 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 609 0.10
19 24 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 10:00 PM 57 1247 0.29
24 32 BREAK HBO 10:57 PM 3 1179 0.27
60 81 ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 8:00 PM 60 763 0.16
39 41 ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 9:00 PM 60 932 0.25
51 33 ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 10:00 PM 123 848 0.26
28 53 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1088 0.22
18 28 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1253 0.27
8 23 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1641 0.29
11 19 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1558 0.30
52 74 NIGHTMARE NEXT DOOR ID 8:00 PM 60 840 0.17
33 68 KILLER CLERGY ID 9:00 PM 60 968 0.19
49 76 NIGHTMARE NEXT DOOR ID 10:00 PM 60 865 0.16
90 73 MOVIE: UNWANTED GUEST LMN 8:00 PM 120 609 0.17
97 70 MOVIE: THE WRONG CHILD LMN 10:00 PM 120 589 0.18
20 7 BRING IT! LIF 9:00 PM 62 1220 0.49
23 6 RAP GAME LIF 10:02 PM 63 1194 0.50
16 77 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1399 0.16
7 48 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1784 0.22
9 44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1591 0.23
78 86 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:00 PM 30 670 0.14
81 93 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:30 PM 30 651 0.12
99 96 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:00 PM 24 579 0.10
100 97 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:24 PM 24 578 0.10
46 56 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 877 0.21
40 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 927 0.22
36 30 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 954 0.27
32 27 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 971 0.27
62 84 ALL IN WITH CAM NICK 8:00 PM 30 746 0.14
45 80 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 878 0.16
54 29 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 821 0.27
50 37 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 857 0.26
73 39 BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 161 (0.43 HH) SPIKE 9:00 PM 141 686 0.26
93 58 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS STARZ 9:02 PM 138 601 0.21
29 20 Z NATION SYFY 8:00 PM 120 1060 0.30
72 67 DARK MATTER SYFY 10:00 PM 60 687 0.19
12 10 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1455 0.41
6 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1889 0.60
4 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2034 0.64
3 1 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2230 0.70
21 42 JONBENET: AN AMERICAN MURDER TLC 8:00 PM 184 1201 0.24
30 14 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: WE’RE THE MILLERS TNT 8:00 PM 135 1040 0.35
67 26 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: DATE NIGHT TNT 10:15 PM 105 719 0.28
81 100 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:00 PM 30 651 0.07
85 99 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 629 0.08
86 98 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 628 0.09
84 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 635 0.12
75 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 682 0.14
88 57 MODERN FAMILY USA 8:00 PM 30 619 0.21
75 54 MODERN FAMILY USA 8:30 PM 30 682 0.22
69 36 MODERN FAMILY USA 9:00 PM 30 712 0.26
63 21 MODERN FAMILY USA 9:30 PM 30 735 0.29
55 18 MODERN FAMILY USA 10:00 PM 30 815 0.33
58 17 MODERN FAMILY USA 10:30 PM 30 795 0.33

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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