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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Impractical Jokers’ Hawaiian Special on truTV Leads Original Cable Telecasts

A best-of auditions special of “America’s Got Talent” lifted NBC to win Thursday night in total viewers (5.85 million). With “Big Brother 19,” CBS remained the demos leader among adults 18-49 (1.5 rating/5 share), adults 18-34 (0.7/4) and adults 25-54 (1.5/5).

The hourlong mid-season premiere of the sixth season of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” was cable’s most-watched original telecast in prime time among total viewers (1.17 million) and adults 18-49 (0.54 rating). The four friends pulled pranks in the state of Hawaii for this Paradise Lost episode. It was the most-watched telecast of “Impractical Jokers” since the Nov. 3, 2016 Nitro Circus Spectacular (1.23 million) and the second-most in nearly two years (Live Punishment special on Sep. 3, 2015: 1.74 million).


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, July 13, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2689 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Boy Band 260 93 1.6/3 2441 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.7/3
9:00 Battle of the Network Stars 253 93 1.7/3 2707 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 The Gong Show 253 93 1.8/4 2919 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/6 4793 0.7/4 1.1/5 1.5/5
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 254 93 3.9/8 6137 0.5/3 1.0/5 1.6/6
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 254 93 2.8/5 4379 0.4/3 0.7/3 1.2/4
9:00 Big Brother 19 254 93 3.6/7 6111 1.2/7 1.8/8 2.2/8
10:00 Zoo 254 93 1.9/4 2981 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/7 5853 0.6/4 1.1/5 1.4/5
8:00 America’s Got Talent (rs) 244 93 4.4/9 7104 0.8/5 1.3/6 1.7/6
9:00 The Wall 245 93 3.6/7 6045 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/6
10:00 The Night Shift 245 93 2.8/6 4410 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2653 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/4
8:00 Beat Shazam 258 93 1.9/4 2954 0.6/4 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Love Connection 258 93 1.6/3 2351 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/2 1271 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (p) 250 90 1.0/2 1622 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Hooten & the Lady (p) 250 90 0.6/1 919 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2075 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.7/2 1288 0.4/2
8:00 Jose de Egipto 1.0/2 1880 0.6/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1759 0.5/2
10:00 CONCACAF Copa Oro 2017 México vs. Jamaica (s) (thru 12:35 a.m.) 1.5/3 2933 1.2/6
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 869 0.3/2
7:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.2/0 329 0.1/1
7:32 CONCACAF Copa Oro 2017 El Salvador vs. Jamaica (s) 0.5/1 1038 0.4/2
10:01 Cine Diplomatic Siege (1999) (thru 12:01 a.m.) 0.1/0 240 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/2 1387 0.4/3 0.6/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (preliminary) 0.7/1 1226 0.3/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.7/1 1137 0.4/2 0.4/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V (preliminary) 1.0/2 1799 0.7/4 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 7/13/17

Boy Band” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

The Gong Show” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.5/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/6
Women 18-49: 2.2/9
Men 18-49: 1.5/7

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/5
Women 18-49: 1.4/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

The Wall” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Beat Shazam” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

Love Connection” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Hooten and the Lady” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Queen of the South” (USA)
0.72 household rating
1.104 million viewers
0.38 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.48
Men 18-49: 0.27


Cable Rankings – Thursday 7/13/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, July 13:

* 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
63 48 FIRST 48 AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 650 0.21
42 37 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 863 0.25
75 68 AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER A&E 10:01 PM 31 565 0.18
82 83 AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER A&E 10:32 PM 33 487 0.16
78 43 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 539 0.23
71 35 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 578 0.26
49 11 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 760 0.37
41 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 867 0.44
20 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1183 0.56
19 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1231 0.60
48 48 AMC MOVIE: OCEAN’S ELEVEN (2001) AMC 8:00 PM 150 765 0.21
66 63 AMC MOVIE: TWISTER AMC 10:30 PM 150 608 0.19
92 92 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE WEDDING RINGER BET 8:00 PM 175 351 0.15
81 83 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 492 0.16
34 29 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 978 0.30
86 83 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 466 0.16
98 83 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 306 0.16
91 68 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 360 0.18
100 92 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 297 0.15
99 79 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 299 0.17
95 68 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 318 0.18
27 48 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1086 0.21
32 68 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 988 0.18
28 48 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1033 0.21
57 58 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 60 668 0.20
60 58 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 60 662 0.20
53 48 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 60 698 0.21
36 42 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 943 0.24
50 63 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 756 0.19
64 79 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 8:55 PM 25 640 0.17
35 68 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 60 948 0.18
28 63 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:00 PM 60 1033 0.19
26 43 DESCENDANTS 2 IT’S GOING DOWN DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1089 0.23
38 48 ANDI MACK DSNY 10:30 PM 30 927 0.21
88 83 BOTCHED E! 8:00 PM 61 405 0.16
61 33 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: MIKE AND THE MAD DOG (0.45 HH, 0.21 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 60 657 0.27
85 68 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL: SACRAMENTO / DALLAS (0.32 HH, 0.22 A18-34) ESPN2 8:24 PM 126 484 0.18
47 22 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL: CLEVELAND / L.A. LAKERS (0.53 HH, 0.37 A18-34) ESPN2 10:30 PM 113 780 0.32
56 48 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 677 0.21
51 37 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 734 0.25
37 29 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 934 0.30
31 18 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 996 0.33
3 48 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2400 0.21
4 58 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2364 0.20
2 46 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2483 0.22
75 46 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE FRFM 6:15 PM 225 565 0.22
61 43 FX MOVIE PRIME: INTERSTELLAR FX 8:00 PM 240 657 0.23
96 92 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 312 0.15
94 79 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 331 0.17
72 92 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 574 0.15
67 100 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 602 0.14
22 26 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1145 0.31
18 22 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1310 0.32
11 9 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1690 0.38
16 22 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1395 0.32
13 18 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1610 0.33
17 18 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1363 0.33
33 83 MOUNTAIN MEN AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 987 0.16
9 14 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 1947 0.35
14 17 ALONE HIST 10:03 PM 60 1434 0.34
58 83 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 8:00 PM 60 667 0.16
44 58 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 9:00 PM 60 845 0.20
30 37 SIN CITY JUSTICE ID 10:00 PM 60 1023 0.25
40 35 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 9:00 PM 77 870 0.26
55 58 MAFS SHORT LIF 10:17 PM 15 688 0.20
74 92 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIF 10:32 PM 90 568 0.15
10 68 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1695 0.18
1 29 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2690 0.30
5 37 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2300 0.25
93 92 WILD N OUT: 100 WILDEST MTV 8:00 PM 30 332 0.15
87 63 MTV2 WILD N OUT MTV 8:30 PM 30 417 0.19
77 33 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 9:00 PM 60 556 0.27
59 18 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 10:00 PM 30 664 0.33
52 14 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 10:30 PM 30 711 0.35
15 12 ICE AGE: DAWN OF DINOSAUR NAN 8:00 PM 120 1415 0.36
70 68 NASHVILLE NAN 10:00 PM 60 580 0.18
69 48 SPIKE TV MOVIE: FAST FIVE SPIKE 7:00 PM 180 583 0.21
82 83 THE MIST SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 487 0.16
89 63 SYFY MOVIE: ZOMBIELAND SYFY 8:00 PM 120 402 0.19
80 68 SYFY MOVIE: GHOST RIDER SYFY 10:00 PM 150 514 0.18
46 26 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 786 0.31
39 26 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 909 0.31
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1643 0.53
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2067 0.68
6 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2262 0.77
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2193 0.73
68 79 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 122 589 0.17
72 68 INSURGENT TNT 8:00 PM 150 574 0.18
53 83 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 9:00 PM 60 698 0.16
97 92 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 307 0.15
79 37 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 60 527 0.25
21 6 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 60 1171 0.54
43 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 853 0.15
82 48 COPA ORO 2017 11 UNIMAS: EL SALVADOR / CURAZAO (0.26 HH, 0.19 A18-34) UDN 7:32 PM 148 487 0.21
45 14 COPA ORO 2017 12 UNI: MEXICO / JAMAICA (0.41 HH, 0.28 A18-34) UDN 10:00 PM 155 788 0.35
25 12 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1090 0.36
23 22 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1120 0.32
24 9 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 61 1104 0.38
65 32 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 612 0.29
90 68 BOSSIP WETV 10:00 PM 30 398 0.18

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • José José

    What happened to the ratings of Telemundo and the other channels?