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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Swamp People’ Season Premiere on History Jumps About One-Quarter from Year-Ago Start

CBS and ABC shared Thursday night leadership; CBS led in total viewers (7.26 million), while ABC won among adults 18-49 (1.7/6) and adults 18-34 (1.2/6).

CBS and ABC each led in adults 25-54 rating with a 2.1 but CBS earned the slight edge over ABC in adults 25-54 share (6.5 vs. 6.3).

The night’s top original cable telecast among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 was the eighth season premiere of History’s “Swamp People.” Compared to its seventh premiere telecast on Feb. 8, 2016, the 9 p.m. premiere registered a 23 percent increase in total viewers (2.549 million vs. 2.072 million). The 10 p.m. telecast (2.356 million) also outdrew last year’s premiere.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, February 16, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.1/7 6140 1.2/6 1.7/6 2.1/6
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 250 93 5.1/9 7675 1.5/7 2.1/8 2.5/8
9:01 Scandal 250 93 4.1/7 6059 1.1/5 1.6/6 2.1/6
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder 250 93 3.2/6 4658 1.0/5 1.3/5 1.6/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 7261 0.7/4 1.4/5 2.1/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory 254 93 8.1/14 13511 1.4/7 2.8/11 4.1/13
8:31 The Great Indoors 254 93 4.9/8 8010 0.8/4 1.6/6 2.4/7
9:01 Mom 254 93 4.8/8 7872 0.7/3 1.5/5 2.3/7
9:30 Life in Pieces 254 93 3.9/7 6325 0.7/3 1.3/5 1.9/6
10:00 Training Day 254 93 2.5/5 3830 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.0/5 4647 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Superstore 246 93 2.3/4 3671 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:30 Powerless 246 93 1.6/3 2492 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Chicago Med 246 93 3.9/7 6101 0.8/4 1.2/4 1.6/5
10:00 The Blacklist 246 93 3.0/6 4759 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.3/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.8/3 2910 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
8:00 MasterChef Junior 258 93 2.3/4 3718 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
9:01 My Kitchen Rules 258 93 1.3/2 2075 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1475 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
8:00 Supernatural 248 91 1.1/2 1811 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.8/2
9:00 Riverdale 248 91 0.7/1 1139 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2102 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.1/2 2216 0.8/4
8:00 Pequeños Gigantes USA 1.0/2 1904 0.6/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.1/2 2146 0.7/3
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.3/2 2257 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 751 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 618 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1355 0.5/2
9:00 Mujeres de Negro 0.3/1 613 0.2/1
10:00 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 0.2/0 284 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.9/2 1536 0.6/3 0.7/2
8:00 La Fan (preliminary) 0.7/1 1302 0.5/2 0.5/2
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.9/2 1509 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:00 El Chema (preliminary) 1.0/2 1798 0.8/4 0.8/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 2/16/17

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.3/10
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 3.0/10
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/7
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 3.0/11
Men 18-49: 2.6/11

The Great Indoors” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Training Day” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Superstore” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Powerless” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef Junior” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

My Kitchen Rules” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

Supernatural” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Riverdale” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Nashville” (CMT, 9:00)
0.55 household rating
0.832 million viewers
0.18 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.13


Cable Rankings – Thursday 2/16/17

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, February 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
75 55 60 DAYS IN SPECIALS A&E 8:00 PM 60 612 0.23
68 51 NIGHTWATCH SPECIALS A&E 9:00 PM 61 677 0.25
55 32 NIGHTWATCH A&E 10:01 PM 62 827 0.32
62 33 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 744 0.31
59 26 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 788 0.36
38 11 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1054 0.49
25 4 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1244 0.62
24 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1265 0.60
22 3 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1318 0.66
78 69 AMC MOVIE: THE DEPARTED AMC 8:00 PM 210 541 0.19
40 18 TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1041 0.40
87 84 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 455 0.17
98 78 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 349 0.18
99 84 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 343 0.17
97 84 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 355 0.17
94 69 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 366 0.19
96 69 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 362 0.19
53 78 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 64 832 0.18
10 15 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1854 0.43
15 16 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1770 0.42
19 44 HISTORY OF COMEDY CNN 10:00 PM 60 1490 0.27
70 46 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 655 0.26
64 37 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 120 729 0.29
57 69 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 823 0.19
65 78 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 700 0.18
33 69 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1106 0.19
31 63 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1132 0.21
32 66 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1112 0.20
37 84 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1071 0.17
35 69 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1081 0.19
42 84 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1024 0.17
94 78 REVENGE BODY W KHLOE K E! 9:00 PM 60 366 0.18
41 37 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: WISCONSIN @ MICHIGAN (0.68 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 124 1039 0.29
77 84 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: UTAH @ OREGON (0.37 HH) ESPN 9:04 PM 108 546 0.17
92 84 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.29 HH) ESPN 10:52 PM 68 406 0.17
47 36 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 900 0.30
48 37 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 897 0.29
45 37 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 920 0.29
49 41 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 889 0.28
1 14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4473 0.44
2 24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3352 0.37
3 23 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3047 0.38
89 84 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: FREE WILLY FRFM 6:30 PM 150 446 0.17
69 27 FX MOVIE PRIME: 22 JUMP STREET FX 7:29 PM 151 668 0.35
86 69 BASKETS FX 10:00 PM 32 463 0.19
93 84 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 373 0.17
91 66 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 431 0.20
84 58 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 468 0.22
88 63 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 451 0.21
83 84 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 474 0.17
34 41 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1085 0.28
23 30 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1271 0.33
14 12 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1794 0.46
18 20 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1500 0.39
16 24 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1583 0.37
17 29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1513 0.34
9 18 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1878 0.40
5 4 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 9:00 PM 63 2549 0.62
6 7 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 10:03 PM 60 2356 0.60
39 58 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 1051 0.22
26 52 ICE COLD KILLERS ID 9:00 PM 60 1227 0.24
29 30 DETECTIVES CLUB: NEW ORLEANS ID 10:00 PM 60 1156 0.33
36 46 PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR LIF 9:00 PM 92 1075 0.26
13 55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1831 0.23
4 27 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2568 0.35
7 33 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2301 0.31
46 55 RIDE NAN 8:00 PM 30 907 0.23
52 52 GAME SHAKERS NAN 8:30 PM 30 835 0.24
51 46 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (2003) NAN 9:00 PM 120 853 0.26
73 98 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 8:00 PM 30 639 0.16
66 69 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 8:30 PM 30 699 0.19
61 98 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 755 0.16
55 84 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 827 0.17
63 84 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 732 0.17
67 58 SPIKE TV MOVIE: SHOOTER SPIKE 7:00 PM 180 687 0.22
58 63 SYFY MOVIE: RED SYFY 6:30 PM 150 814 0.21
30 33 SYFY MOVIE: RED 2 SYFY 9:00 PM 150 1143 0.31
84 69 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 468 0.19
71 46 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 648 0.26
21 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1407 0.52
12 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1834 0.62
8 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1957 0.67
11 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1848 0.68
72 58 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZE TLC 8:00 PM 122 647 0.22
82 78 EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS TLC 10:02 PM 62 487 0.18
20 10 NBA BASKETBALL: BOSTON @ CHICAGO (0.93 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 148 1449 0.51
44 20 INSIDE THE NBA (0.59 HH) TNT 10:28 PM 43 939 0.39
74 98 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 10:00 PM 60 631 0.16
90 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 436 0.20
81 52 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 488 0.24
80 46 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 518 0.26
79 44 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 539 0.27
54 13 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 831 0.45
76 41 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 563 0.28
43 78 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 947 0.18
50 84 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 865 0.17
28 20 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1171 0.39
26 17 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1227 0.41
60 58 COLONY USA 10:00 PM 62 756 0.22
100 84 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: SPACE JAM VH1 10:30 PM 119 329 0.17

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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  • Tyshaun Miles

    Douglas, can you post the ratings for GSN’s morning lineup (8am through 2pm) for 2/16? Appreciate it good sir.

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    • GSN 2/16, in total viewers

      8:00a Match Game 209,000
      8:30a Match Game 255,000
      9:00a Card Sharks 260,000
      9:30a Press Your Luck 276,000
      10:00a Whammy! 247,000
      10:30a $25,000 Pyramid 291,000
      11:00a Wheel of Fortune 213,000
      11:30a Wheel of Fortune 225,000
      12:00 Wheel of Fortune 268,000
      12:30 Wheel of Fortune 274,000
      1:00 Match Game 257,000
      1:30 Match Game 273,000

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Thursday 2/16/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ………. 2.06 … 3.03
    Scandal ………………….. 1.65 … 2.50
    HTGAWM ……………….. 1.32 … 2.25
    Big Bang Theory ……… 2.79 … 3.92
    Great Indoors ………….. 1.60 … 1.82
    Mom ………………………. 1.51 … 1.88
    Life in Pieces …………… 1.31 … 1.82
    Training Day ……………. 0.69 … 0.82
    Superstore ……………… 1.14 … 1.55
    Powerless ………………. 0.77 … 0.99
    Chicago Med ………….. 1.17 … 1.78
    Blacklist …………………. 0.87 … 1.58
    MasterChef Junior …… 1.09 … 1.45
    My Kitchen Rules …….. 0.68 … 0.78
    Supernatural …………… 0.68 … 1.00
    Riverdale ………………… 0.44 … 0.70

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ……… 7680 .. 10166
    Scandal …………………. 6063 … 8379
    HTGAWM ………………. 4662 … 7045
    Big Bang Theory …… 13511 .. 16630
    Great Indoors …………. 8011 … 8658
    Mom ……………………… 7871 … 9378
    Life in Pieces ………….. 6324 … 7879
    Training Day ……………. 3829 … 4814
    Superstore ……………… 3671 … 4526
    Powerless ………………. 2491 … 2963
    Chicago Med ………….. 6101 … 8736
    Blacklist …………………. 4758 … 7997
    MasterChef Junior ….. 3718 … 4785
    My Kitchen Rules ……. 2075 … 2390
    Supernatural ………….. 1811 … 2485
Riverdale ……………….. 1139 … 1676

  • Eric N

    The Loud House 5-6pm?

    • Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2/16 5:00-5:30 p.m.)
      – 1.606 million viewers
      – 0.37 adults 18-49 rating

      Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2/16 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
      – 1.507 million viewers
      – 0.31 adults 18-49 rating