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Monday Final Nationals: ESPN Rules Prime Time with Ole Miss-Florida State

Rob Lowe Roast Draws About Half of Justin Bieber's 2015 Roast

ESPN was Monday’s top network, by far, thanks to Ole Miss vs. Florida State. Its total live audience (on TV and streaming) is 8.585 million average viewers. The game ranked seventh-best Labor Day night game on ESPN/ABC, and the ninth-best kickoff week game on ESPN/ABC on record. Also, ESPN’s stream of the final game of the weekend surpassed Sunday’s Fighting Irish-Longhorns’ thriller with an average minute audience of 231,000 viewers and a total of 854,000 unique viewers viewing 59.7 million minutes overall, setting new ESPN regular season college football streaming for the second time in consecutive nights.

(Source: ESPN)

The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” drew 2.269 million viewers and 1.347 million adults 18-49 across three Viacom networks (Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land). It was a significant drop from the most recent celebrity roast, Justin Bieber on Mar. 30, 2015 (only on Comedy Central; 4.399 million viewers, 3.25 million adults 18-49): down 48 percent in total viewers, down 58 percent in adults 18-49.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, September 5, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.8/5 4650 0.8/4 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise 249 94 3.3/6 4959 1.1/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
10:01 Mistresses 249 94 1.8/3 2523 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/4 4145 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 254 94 3.3/6 5184 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.5/5
8:30 2 Broke Girls (r) 254 94 2.5/4 3879 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/3
9:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 254 94 2.9/5 4410 0.5/2 1.0/3 1.4/4
9:30 The Odd Couple (r) 254 94 2.2/4 3372 0.4/2 0.8/2 1.1/3
10:00 Scorpion (r) 254 94 2.1/4 3130 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 5205 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
8:00 American Ninja Warrior 240 94 3.2/5 5810 1.1/5 1.6/5 2.0/6
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls 244 94 1.9/3 3252 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.6/3 2370 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 255 94 1.6/3 2370 0.3/1 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 1206 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 245 91 0.7/1 1175 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Supergirl (r) 247 92 0.7/1 1236 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1711 0.6/2
7:00 Adios Al Divo (s) 0.9/2 1657 0.6/2
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/2 1482 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1763 0.7/2
10:00 El Gordo y La Flaca (s) 1.1/2 1888 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 517 0.2/1
5:30 Cine Invasión del Mundo: Batalla de Los Ángeles (2011) 0.2/0 472 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 687 0.3/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/0 568 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 295 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1553 0.5/2
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.8/2 1338 0.4/1
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/1 1282 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/1 1524 0.7/2
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.0/2 1853 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 9/05/16

Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Mistresses” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Rizzoli & Isles” (Series Finale) (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.44
Men 18-34: 0.19
Women 18-49: 0.96
Men 18-49: 0.44

Major Crimes” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.65
Men 18-49: 0.40

Hit the Floor” (VH1)
Women 18-34: 0.99
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.91
Men 18-49: 0.23

Harley and the Davidsons” (Discovery)
Women 18-34: 0.50
Men 18-34: 0.79
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 1.20

College Football: Mississippi vs. Florida State” (ESPN)
Household rating: 4.84
Women 18-34: 1.58
Men 18-34: 3.40
Women 18-49: 1.92
Men 18-49: 4.05

U.S. Open Tennis: Round of 16” (ESPN2)
Household rating: 0.68
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.23
Women 18-49: 0.19
Men 18-49: 0.30

Roast of Rob Lowe” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.56
Men 18-34: 0.81
Women 18-49: 0.54
Men 18-49: 0.85

Roast of Rob Lowe” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.23
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.27

Cable Rankings – Monday 9/05/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, September 5:

* 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
34 36 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 915 0.26
12 16 KILLING OF JONBENET A&E 9:00 PM 123 1835 0.43
47 35 AMC LABOR DAY WEEKEND: BACK TO THE FUTURE AMC 7:30 PM 150 733 0.27
65 56 AMC LABOR DAY WEEKEND: BACK TO THE FUTURE PT 2 AMC 10:00 PM 150 576 0.20
90 65 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: COACH CARTER BET 7:55 PM 213 446 0.17
69 63 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 558 0.18
9 6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 2006 0.80
16 10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 1599 0.61
87 75 SHARK TANK CNBC 8:00 PM 60 456 0.14
100 85 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 410 0.13
15 32 CNN SPECIAL REPORT: ESSENTIAL HILLARY CLINTON CNN 8:00 PM 120 1639 0.28
14 33 CNN SPECIAL REPORT: ESSENTIAL DONALD TRUMP CNN 10:00 PM 120 1666 0.27
88 50 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: TOMMY BOY CMDY 7:59 PM 121 455 0.21
23 8 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ROB LOWE CMDY 10:00 PM 118 1303 0.69
32 67 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:00 PM 60 982 0.16
30 60 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1045 0.19
37 72 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 852 0.15
36 73 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 856 0.15
40 81 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:30 PM 30 807 0.13
53 62 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 667 0.18
57 74 LION GUARD DISJR 8:30 PM 25 660 0.14
73 79 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 9:00 PM 25 549 0.14
92 87 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 427 0.12
91 89 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS DISJR 7:00 PM 115 444 0.11
98 55 MOVIES WE LOVE: STEP BROTHERS E! 8:00 PM 124 414 0.20
94 42 MOVIES WE LOVE: STEP BROTHERS E! 10:04 PM 123 421 0.24
1 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: OLE MISS / FLORIDA STATE (4.84 HH) ESPN 7:55 PM 245 8354 2.98
28 41 TENNIS: US OPEN AFTERNOON: ROUND OF 16 (0.68 HH) ESPN2 7:00 PM 270 1098 0.24
44 64 FOOD NETWORK STAR KIDS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 751 0.18
51 54 CAKE WARS 3 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 700 0.20
50 40 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 704 0.25
25 11 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER / DEATHLY (PT2) FRFM 5:30 PM 180 1225 0.57
71 52 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM / SMITHSONIAN FRFM 8:30 PM 150 554 0.20
27 15 FX MOVIE PRIME: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER FX 8:00 PM 150 1107 0.43
49 28 FX MOVIE PRIME: GREEN LANTERN FX 10:30 PM 150 709 0.31
62 92 HMM MOVIE: A. TEAGARDEN-REAL MURDERS HMM 7:00 PM 120 629 0.10
52 98 HMM MOVIE: A. TEA-3 BEDROOM 1 CORPSE HMM 9:00 PM 120 669 0.06
22 30 TIME MACHINE HIST 8:00 PM 60 1349 0.29
19 19 TIME MACHINE HIST 9:00 PM 122 1467 0.39
96 94 FORENSIC FILES HLN 10:30 PM 30 420 0.10
18 23 TINY LUXURY HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1476 0.35
17 24 TINY LUXURY HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1497 0.35
21 21 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1450 0.38
20 18 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1460 0.41
11 17 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1909 0.41
10 20 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1920 0.39
78 101 BONANZA INSP 8:00 PM 60 501 0.04
93 100 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 425 0.04
82 84 MOVIE: DYING TO BE LOVED LMN 8:00 PM 120 482 0.13
26 26 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: STALKED BY DOCTOR: RETURN LIF 8:00 PM 122 1215 0.33
43 38 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: STALKED BY MY NEIGHBOR LIF 10:02 PM 120 752 0.26
46 97 ENTER, BARACK OBAMA MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 741 0.06
45 96 HILLARY CLINTON: IT TAKES MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 742 0.07
94 99 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 421 0.06
76 39 MTV MOVIES: MEAN GIRLS MTV 7:00 PM 120 514 0.25
29 9 TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 61 1085 0.63
86 48 MARY & JANE MTV 10:01 PM 31 458 0.22
75 71 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NGC 8:00 PM 60 540 0.15
31 31 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NGC 9:00 PM 60 1020 0.29
41 49 LIVE FREE OR DIE NGC 10:00 PM 60 777 0.21
54 66 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 666 0.17
63 68 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 604 0.16
58 69 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 648 0.16
59 78 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 645 0.14
64 91 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:00 PM 24 577 0.11
77 88 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:24 PM 24 509 0.11
89 90 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:48 PM 24 453 0.11
35 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 865 0.21
39 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 812 0.20
38 37 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 830 0.26
42 34 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 753 0.27
13 25 HENRY DANGER NAN 8:00 PM 60 1668 0.33
60 57 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 643 0.20
54 58 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 666 0.19
56 59 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 663 0.19
61 61 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 638 0.19
72 44 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ROB LOWE SPIKE 10:00 PM 118 551 0.24
74 77 Z NATION SYFY 8:00 PM 60 544 0.14
68 70 Z NATION SYFY 9:00 PM 60 562 0.16
67 76 Z NATION SYFY 10:00 PM 60 570 0.14
48 22 AMERICAN DAD TBS 8:30 PM 30 711 0.37
69 27 AMERICAN DAD TBS 9:00 PM 30 558 0.32
100 80 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 9:00 PM 30 410 0.14
99 83 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 9:30 PM 30 411 0.13
85 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:00 PM 30 471 0.22
81 46 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:30 PM 30 498 0.23
80 43 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:00 PM 30 499 0.24
84 45 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 472 0.24
7 29 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 8:00 PM 60 2240 0.31
2 7 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 60 5256 0.70
3 13 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:00 PM 60 4137 0.52
97 86 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ROB LOWE TVL 10:00 PM 118 415 0.12
4 2 WWE RAW (1.99 HH) USA 8:00 PM 60 3350 1.18
5 4 WWE RAW (1.81 HH) USA 9:00 PM 60 3066 1.05
6 5 WWE RAW (1.69 HH) USA 10:00 PM 68 2792 0.98
8 3 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 3 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2216 1.11
24 12 HIT THE FLOOR 3 VH1 9:00 PM 60 1235 0.57
33 14 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 3 VH1 10:00 PM 60 937 0.47
83 95 CSI MIAMI WETV 8:00 PM 60 481 0.08
78 93 CSI MIAMI WETV 9:00 PM 60 501 0.10
66 82 CSI MIAMI WETV 10:00 PM 60 572 0.13

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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