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Sunday Final Nationals: ABC Outperforms Fox in Prime Time College Football

CBS led the Sunday night prior to Labor Day in total viewers (4.78 million) while ABC won all the night’s key adult demos.

Despite Fox televising the more notable college football game — UCLA scoring 35 consecutive unanswered points within the game’s final 17 minutes of regulation to defeat Texas A&M 45-44, West Virginia versus Virginia Tech on ABC earned a total live audience of 4.737 million viewers, besting Fox’s game viewership by 48 percent. This marks the second consecutive night ABC had drawn better than Fox with competing college football coverage.

(Source: ESPN)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Sunday, September 3, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 2.5/5 4220 0.8/5 1.2/5 1.4/5
7:00 ABC Fall Preview (rs) 255 89 1.6/4 2560 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/3
7:30 Sunday Pre-Game (s) 1.6/4 2790 0.5/3 0.6/3 0.8/3
7:37 Sunday Night Kickoff: College Football West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (s) (thru 11:37) 260 92 2.7/6 4645 0.9/5 1.3/6 1.6/6
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 3.0/6 4782 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.0/4
7:00 60 Minutes (r) 254 92 4.5/10 7051 0.4/3 0.7/4 1.0/4
8:00 Big Brother 19 254 92 3.2/7 5648 1.2/7 1.7/8 1.9/7
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (rs) 254 92 1.8/4 2895 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (r) 254 92 2.3/5 3534 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.3/3 2077 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
7:00 Bill Belichick: Do Your Job (s) 245 92 1.0/2 1458 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/2
8:00 America’s Got Talent (rs) 243 92 1.5/3 2241 0.2/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (r) 243 92 1.4/3 2305 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
7-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2832 0.4/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
7:00 College Football Pre-Game (s) 255 92 1.0/2 1527 0.3/2 0.3/2 0.5/2
7:31 College Football Pre-Kick (s) 255 92 1.3/3 2065 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
7:35 College Football Texas A&M @ UCLA (s) (thru 11:27) 255 92 1.9/4 3190 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.5/1 859 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
7:00 La Fuerza de Creer (p) 0.4/1 723 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Gran Estreno Sunday La Hija de Moctezuma (2014) 0.5/1 783 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
10:00 Aqui y Ahora 0.7/1 1147 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.4/1 746 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
6:00 Cine Gladiator (2000) 0.2/1 497 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Taken 2 (2012) 0.4/1 808 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.4/1 745 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
7:00 Diana, 7 Dias (s) (preliminary) 0.4/1 594 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Diana, 7 Dias (s) (preliminary) 0.4/1 678 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Gran Oportunidad (preliminary) 0.5/1 799 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
10:00 Don Francisco Te Invita (preliminary) 0.5/1 910 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 9/03/17

Sunday Pre-Game” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/4
Women 18-49: 0.6/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/4

Sunday Night Kickoff: College Football: West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 1.1/7
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 1.6/8

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/8
Men 18-34: 1.1/7
Women 18-49: 1.9/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/7

Bill Belichick: Do Your Job” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/2

College Football Pre-Game” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.2/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/3

College Football Pre-Kick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/3
Women 18-49: 0.3/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/3

College Football: Texas A&M @ UCLA” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 1.0/5

Ballers” (HBO)
0.60 household rating
0.994 million viewers
0.42 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.49

Insecure” (HBO)
0.49 household rating
0.788 million viewers
0.39 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.40
Men 18-49: 0.38

Power” (Starz)
1.23 household rating
1.998 million viewers
0.90 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.75
Men 18-34: 0.56
Women 18-49: 1.03
Men 18-49: 0.77

The Strain” (FX)
0.59 household rating
1.009 million viewers
0.38 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.31
Men 18-49: 0.44

The Last Ship” (TNT)
1.04 household rating
1.665 million viewers
0.34 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.19
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.40

Teen Wolf” (MTV)
0.23 household rating
0.439 million viewers
0.22 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.19

Cable Rankings – Sunday 9/03/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Sunday, September 3:

* 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
64 96 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 30 822 0.16
59 90 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:30 PM 31 854 0.17
91 99 WE BARE BEARS TOON 7:00 PM 15 577 0.15
95 67 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 487 0.22
93 41 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 567 0.27
58 23 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 857 0.36
39 11 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1055 0.48
23 3 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1382 0.64
17 2 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1609 0.77
74 60 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 7:00 PM 60 780 0.24
76 56 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 8:00 PM 60 757 0.25
68 41 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 9:00 PM 60 818 0.27
62 36 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 10:00 PM 60 831 0.29
77 90 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH APL 8:00 PM 60 754 0.17
60 85 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH APL 9:00 PM 60 839 0.18
75 85 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH APL 10:00 PM 60 759 0.18
53 51 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY BET 5:30 PM 150 929 0.26
41 32 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: DIARY OFA MAD BLACK WOMAN BET 8:00 PM 180 1023 0.30
98 72 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: THE HANGOVER CMDY 5:15 PM 140 434 0.21
89 51 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: THE HANGOVER PART 3 CMDY 7:35 PM 145 584 0.26
82 32 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: WE’RE THE MILLERS CMDY 10:00 PM 150 667 0.30
91 90 THE NINETIES: ISN’T IT IRONIC CNN 10:00 PM 60 577 0.17
96 90 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 60 482 0.17
88 63 GARAGE REHAB DISC 10:00 PM 60 599 0.23
25 29 UP DSNY 6:15 PM 105 1288 0.32
54 56 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DSNY 8:00 PM 30 925 0.25
56 63 TANGLED: THE SERIES DSNY 8:30 PM 30 879 0.23
69 80 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 9:00 PM 30 811 0.19
64 99 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 9:30 PM 30 822 0.15
50 85 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 10:00 PM 30 970 0.18
43 74 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1018 0.20
89 41 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 30 584 0.27
26 41 TENNIS: US OPEN AFTERNOON (0.82 HH, 0.24 A18-34) ESPN 11:00 AM 510 1253 0.27
4 13 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: BOSTON @ N.Y. YANKEES (1.22 HH, 0.29 A18-34) ESPN 7:30 PM 238 1962 0.46
55 90 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME (0.58 HH, 0.12 A18-34) ESPN2 7:30 PM 275 899 0.17
78 74 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 7:00 PM 60 732 0.20
36 32 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1099 0.30
34 26 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 8 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1110 0.33
40 15 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART I FRFM 5:30 PM 210 1050 0.44
32 13 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II FRFM 9:00 PM 180 1139 0.46
27 9 MOVIE DOWNLOAD: GROWN UPS 2 FX 5:00 PM 149 1250 0.52
42 17 FX MOVIE PRIME: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER FX 7:29 PM 151 1020 0.42
45 21 THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 61 1009 0.38
14 80 HALLMARK MOVIE: THE PERFECT CATCH HALL 7:00 PM 120 1624 0.19
8 63 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 9:00 PM 60 1846 0.23
47 17 BALLERS HBO 10:01 PM 30 994 0.42
72 19 INSECURE HBO 10:33 PM 28 788 0.39
24 51 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 30 1304 0.26
20 60 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 30 1462 0.24
20 60 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1462 0.24
18 56 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1600 0.25
13 39 CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1631 0.28
15 41 CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1617 0.27
16 29 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1614 0.32
12 22 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1664 0.37
44 74 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 60 1012 0.20
48 74 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 979 0.20
33 72 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1136 0.21
38 63 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1070 0.23
57 67 AMERICAN MONSTER ID 7:00 PM 60 865 0.22
79 85 AMERICAN MONSTER ID 8:00 PM 60 726 0.18
30 31 AMERICAN MONSTER ID 9:00 PM 60 1153 0.31
28 36 DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL ID 10:00 PM 60 1229 0.29
85 80 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: NIGHTMARE WEDDING LIF 6:00 PM 120 641 0.19
67 74 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: PSYCHO WEDDING CRASHER LIF 8:00 PM 122 821 0.20
97 67 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 61 439 0.22
1 5 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: DARLINGTON (1.82 HH, 0.36 A18-34) NBCSN 6:26 PM 227 3103 0.59
29 51 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST (0.69 HH, 0.16 A18-34) NBCSN 10:13 PM 50 1211 0.26
83 96 NFL PRESEASON: N.Y. GIANTS @ NEW ENGLAND (0.39 HH, 0.10 A18-34) NFLN 8:00 PM 180 659 0.16
19 15 SHREK FOREVER AFTER NICK 7:00 PM 120 1557 0.44
52 32 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 966 0.30
64 41 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 822 0.27
63 41 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 825 0.27
70 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 801 0.26
94 67 BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 535 0.22
2 1 POWER 4 STARZ 9:01 PM 59 1998 0.90
73 26 SURVIVOR’S REMORSE 4 STARZ 10:02 PM 28 783 0.33
87 56 POWER 4 STARZ 10:33 PM 59 603 0.25
86 80 SYFY MOVIE: THE BOOK OF ELI SYFY 5:30 PM 150 624 0.19
84 74 SYFY MOVIE: GLADIATOR SYFY 8:00 PM 180 651 0.20
49 41 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 971 0.27
22 19 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1385 0.39
9 11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1795 0.48
7 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1847 0.52
3 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1983 0.56
5 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1935 0.54
80 80 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE TO LOVE TLC 7:00 PM 60 725 0.19
6 6 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 62 1893 0.57
10 4 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 9:02 PM 62 1773 0.60
61 41 THE SPOUSE HOUSE TLC 10:04 PM 65 836 0.27
51 39 AMERICAN SNIPER TNT 6:00 PM 180 969 0.28
11 24 THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 60 1665 0.34
100 85 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 387 0.18
99 67 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 428 0.22
81 96 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 716 0.16
71 90 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 793 0.17
31 24 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 60 1150 0.34
35 36 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1107 0.29
46 41 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1005 0.27
37 26 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 60 1093 0.33

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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  • Burgundy Ranger

    Again, the weekly request for Ninja Steel at 8 a.m. on Nick. Much appreciated.

    • Power Rangers Ninja Steel (Nickelodeon, 9/03 8:00-8:30 a.m.)
      – 755,000 viewers
      – 0.24 adults 18-49 rating

  • nd160791

    Could you post ratings for FOOD’s ‘The Kitchen’ rerun (1P) and the 10-11P block of ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip’ and ‘DDD’ which aren’t on the cable rankings table? Much thanks in advance!!!

    • The Kitchen (Food Network, 9/03 1:00-2:00 p.m.)
      – 704,000 viewers
      – 0.17 adults 18-49 rating

      Guy’s Family Road Trip (Food Network, 9/03 10:00-10:30 p.m.)
      – 619,000 viewers
      – 0.15 adults 18-49 rating

      Diners, Drive-Ins & Drives (Food Network, 9/03 10:30-11:00 p.m.)
      – 579,000 viewers
      – 0.18 adults 18-49 rating

      • nd160791

        Many, many thanks for your great info!!!