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Modest Sampling for ‘Greatest Hits’ on ABC

CBS Wins Final Night of June

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What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, June 28 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 5.11 million, ABC: 4.03, NBC: 3.64, Fox: 2.16, CW: 794,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.2 rating/5 share, ABC: 0.9/ 4, NBC: 0.9/ 3, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – BattleBots
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 6.99 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#1)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
Viewers: 5.12 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 884,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – BattleBots
Viewers: 3.62 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 5.22 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
Viewers: 5.38 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.46 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 772,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Greatest Hits (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 6.17 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
Viewers: 3.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Home Free
Viewers: 1.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 763,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Greatest Hits (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 5.38 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
Viewers: 3.66 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Home Free
Viewers: 1.94 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 756,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 3.87 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.41 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Aquarius
Viewers: 2.09 million (#31), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 3.51 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.47 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Aquarius
Viewers: 1.82 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “SPARTAN” GROWS +25% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, +35% IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    “AQUARIUS” MAINTAINS 100% WEEK TO WEEK, GROWS +13% IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Thursday Primetime Results:

    “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Jumps +25% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8) and +35% in total viewers (3.709 million vs. 2.750 million).

    · Ranks #2 in the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults, men and women 18-34 and ties for #2 in men 18-49 and 25-54.

    “Aquarius” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and grows +13% in total viewers (2.0 million vs. 1.7 million).

    · Is running within 0.1 of a point of where it left off last summer with its final three Thursday telecasts (0.4 vs. 0.5 from June 25 through July 9, 2015).

    · Tops its final five telecasts from last season, which aired on Saturday nights, in both 18-49 and total viewers.

    · Ties for #2 in the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34.

    · Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD – last summer, “Aquarius” grew by +48% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus seven day” Nielsens (0.54 to 0.80) and by 1.1 million viewers overall (2.8 million to 3.9 million).

    “U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Maintains 100% of the prior night’s rating in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2).
    · Ranks #2 in the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Ties for #1 among those nets in adults and men 18-34.
    · Grows from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including gains of +9% in adults 18-49 (1.1 to 1.2), +14% in adults 25-54 (1.4 to 1.6) and +19% in women 25-54 (1.6 to 1.9).

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. FROM ABC

    ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 4.0 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): With BattleBots, the debut of Greatest Hits and a repeat of the Match Game pilot, ABC took second on Thursday night in Total Viewers (4.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), outdrawing an Olympic Trials-boosted NBC in viewers (3.6 million) and tying with young adults.

    BattleBots (8-9pm – 3.6 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): Leading off the night against NBC’s Olympic Trials from 8-9pm, ABC’s BattleBots held 92% of its week-ago 2-hour premiere delivery in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.9 million) Adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 1.0/4) and grew 20% in Women 18-34.

    · BattleBots continued to deliver solid time period growth for ABC, topping original programming on the same night last year by 29% in Adults 18-49 (Astronaut Wives Club on 7/2/15 = 0.7/3).

    Greatest Hits (9-10pm – 4.8 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in by 22% in Adults 18-49 at 9pm against CBS’ Big Brother, ABC’s debut of Greatest Hits (1.1/4) defeated its freshman competition in the hour by 10% on NBC (Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge = 1.0/4) and doubled it on Fox (+120% over Home Free = 0.5/2).

    · Greatest Hits greatly improved its time slot for ABC from the year-ago night with original programming (Mistresses on 7/2/15 = 3.0 million and 0.6/3) by 60% in Total Viewers and 83% in Adults 18-49. Greatest Hits drew ABC’s biggest summertime (Memorial Day-Labor Day) audience with regular programing in the hour since August 2014 and tied its best Adult 18-49 rating since May 2013 – since 8/21/14 and 5/30/13, respectively.

    Match Game-R (10-11pm – 3.7 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49): At 10pm, a repeat of last week’s Sunday debut telecast of Match Game won the 10 o’clock hour in Total Viewers (3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.9/4), more than doubling NBC’s first-run Aquarius with young adults (2.0 million and 0.4/2).

  3. FROM CBS

    CBS Thursday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “BIG BROTHER” GROWS IN VIEWERS AND ALL KEY DEMOS FROM LAST THURSDAY’S PREMIERE

    “Big Brother” is the Night’s Number One Program in A18-49, A25-54 and A18-34

    A Rebroadcast of “The Big Bang Theory” is Number One in Viewers

    CBS Sweeps Thursday in Viewers, A18-49 and A25-54

    · At 9:00 PM, BIG BROTHER was first in viewers (5.77m, up +2% from 5.67m for last week’s Thursday premiere), A18-49 (1.8, up +6% from 1.7), A25-54 (2.3, up +10% from 2.1) and A18-34 (1.4, up +17% from 1.2), BIG BROTHER was Thursday’s highest rated program in all key demographic measures.

    · At 8:00 PM, a rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY (7.00m) was the night’s most watched program.

    · CBS swept Thursday in viewers (5.11m), A18-49 (1.2) and A25-54 (1.7) for the second straight week.

  4. CBS wins final night of “June, NOT “July” as incorrectly posted in headline unless Marc Berman is now psychic. 🙂