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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS Reaches Six-Month High Among Adults 18-49

For the second consecutive night, CBS and TNT shared prime time leadership.

CBS won Wednesday night among total viewers (6.88 million) and adults 25-54 (2.0 rating/6 share). Reid’s release from prison propelled the CBS drama “Criminal Minds” to its best adults 18-49 performance since Oct. 26, 2016.

Coverage of the “2017 NBA Playoffs”: Toronto at Cleveland Game 2 (3.51 million viewers) followed by Houston at San Antonio Game 2 (4.78 million viewers) helped give TNT Wednesday victories among adults 18-49 (approx. 1.7 rating) and adults 18-34 (approx. 1.7 rating).

Elsewhere on cable, the mid-season finale telecast of OWN drama “Greenleaf” in the 10 p.m. hour earned a six-week high for the series among adults 18-49.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, May 3, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.0/6 4779 0.7/3 1.2/5 1.7/5
8:00 The Goldbergs 257 93 3.2/6 5158 0.8/5 1.4/6 1.9/7
8:30 Speechless 253 93 2.7/5 4410 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
9:00 Modern Family 257 93 3.5/6 5560 1.0/5 1.7/6 2.2/7
9:30 black-ish 257 93 2.7/5 4166 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
10:00 Designated Survivor 257 93 3.0/6 4621 0.4/2 0.9/4 1.3/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/8 6876 0.8/4 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 Survivor: Game Changers 253 93 5.0/9 8258 1.0/6 1.8/8 2.6/9
9:00 Criminal Minds 253 93 4.7/8 7365 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 253 93 3.3/6 5004 0.5/2 0.9/4 1.3/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.3/6 5130 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Blindspot 246 93 2.6/5 4178 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 246 93 3.3/6 5063 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
10:00 Chicago P.D. 246 93 4.0/8 6150 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.9/5 4347 1.0/5 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Shots Fired 258 93 2.1/4 3098 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
9:00 Empire 258 93 3.7/7 5596 1.4/7 1.9/7 2.3/7
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1106 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
8:00 Arrow 246 86 0.9/2 1358 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 The 100 246 86 0.5/1 854 0.2/1 0.3/1 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 1886 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1612 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/2 1575 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.3/2 2274 0.8/3
10:01 La Piloto 1.0/2 1802 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 955 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 558 0.2/1
7:55 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.6/1 1164 0.4/2
10:00 El Bienamado (thru 11:00) 0.3/1 507 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 904 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 931 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Guerra de Idolos (preliminary) 0.5/1 770 0.2/1 0.3/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 1012 0.3/1 0.4/1

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 5/03/17

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/6

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Designated Survivor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Survivor: Game Changers” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.2/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 2.2/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Shots Fired” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.7/8
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Fargo” (FX)
0.70 household rating
1.169 million viewers
0.36 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.28
Men 18-49: 0.44

Archer” (FXX)
0.31 household rating
0.436 million viewers
0.21 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.14
Men 18-49: 0.29

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 5/03/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, May 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
36 50 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 30 948 0.20
31 44 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:30 PM 31 981 0.21
63 50 BILLY THE EXTERMINATOR A&E 10:01 PM 31 631 0.20
67 56 BILLY THE EXTERMINATOR A&E 10:32 PM 31 586 0.19
72 65 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 533 0.17
60 26 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 662 0.27
51 17 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 779 0.32
30 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1007 0.42
41 12 SAMURAI JACK ADSM 10:00 PM 30 868 0.37
32 9 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 980 0.46
67 40 AMC MOVIE: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AMC 8:00 PM 150 586 0.22
76 63 AMC MOVIE: THE PERFECT STORM AMC 10:30 PM 150 464 0.18
81 86 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 398 0.14
19 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1358 0.47
56 40 THEN AND NOW WITH ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 707 0.22
95 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 315 0.17
86 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 372 0.19
87 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 366 0.19
90 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 356 0.19
100 97 COMEDY JAM CMDY 10:00 PM 30 232 0.13
34 44 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 970 0.21
46 56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 831 0.19
50 65 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 805 0.17
38 80 THE LAST ALASKANS DISC 8:00 PM 60 922 0.15
18 37 THE LAST ALASKANS DISC 9:00 PM 61 1392 0.23
47 80 WHERE THE WILD MEN ARE DISC 10:01 PM 61 822 0.15
64 86 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 621 0.14
57 86 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 697 0.14
53 97 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 764 0.13
55 86 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 708 0.14
70 24 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 60 576 0.28
98 86 TOTAL DIVAS E! 10:00 PM 60 289 0.14
MLB WED NIGHT – EARLY: TORONTO @ N.Y. YANKEES ESPN 7:00 PM 228 413 0.12
99 97 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.21 HH, 0.09 A18-34) ESPN 10:48 PM 72 281 0.13
75 86 IRON CHEF GAUNTLET FOOD 8:00 PM 60 485 0.14
61 80 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 648 0.15
59 44 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 684 0.21
2 31 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2743 0.25
3 33 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2480 0.24
4 33 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2268 0.24
73 72 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: DIRTY DANCING FRFM 8:00 PM 150 501 0.16
23 14 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 68 1169 0.36
88 80 FXX MOVIE PRIME: JUST GO WITH IT FXX 7:29 PM 151 365 0.15
79 44 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 436 0.21
96 86 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:30 PM 30 312 0.14
65 63 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 597 0.18
62 44 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 635 0.21
33 40 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 976 0.22
17 21 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1399 0.30
11 19 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1640 0.31
14 24 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1494 0.28
27 40 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1145 0.22
12 33 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1506 0.24
24 44 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1165 0.21
48 65 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 819 0.17
35 31 SEE NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 950 0.25
37 29 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 923 0.26
80 86 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 421 0.14
44 17 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 9:00 PM 62 838 0.32
52 19 LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 10:02 PM 60 765 0.31
82 97 MOVIE- LFT ACQUIRED RPT: ONLINE IMPOSTER LMN 10:00 PM 120 390 0.13
12 50 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1506 0.20
5 22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2096 0.29
10 37 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1691 0.23
58 12 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 687 0.37
94 56 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 61 328 0.19
97 72 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 10:02 PM 60 292 0.16
9 2 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 4: WASHINGTON @ PITTSBURGH (1.05 HH, 0.53 A18-34) NBCSN 7:33 PM 164 1812 0.66
49 16 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 4: ANAHEIM @ EDMONTON (0.52 HH, 0.31 A18-34) NBCSN 10:17 PM 177 809 0.35
22 65 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1188 0.17
28 80 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1090 0.15
40 56 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 896 0.19
43 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 852 0.20
39 29 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 911 0.26
42 26 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 864 0.27
66 86 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 588 0.14
20 11 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 1342 0.38
84 86 SPIKE TV MOVIE: TITANIC SPIKE 8:00 PM 270 377 0.14
78 86 SYFY MOVIE: GHOST RIDER SYFY 8:30 PM 150 438 0.14
15 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1453 0.48
7 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1984 0.63
8 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1919 0.64
6 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2025 0.66
54 26 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:00 PM 60 714 0.27
25 14 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE TLC 8:00 PM 121 1150 0.36
45 22 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:01 PM 59 832 0.29
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 GAME 2: TORONTO @ CLEVELAND (1.42 A18-34) TNT 7:00 PM 163 3507 1.45
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 GAME 2: HOUSTON @ SAN ANTONIO (3.01 HH, 1.99 A18-34) TNT 9:43 PM 148 4776 1.99
69 65 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 580 0.17
71 72 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 563 0.16
91 65 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 350 0.17
89 72 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 363 0.16
92 72 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 333 0.16
93 72 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 330 0.16
16 33 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1451 0.24
21 50 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1217 0.20
29 50 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1050 0.20
26 6 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1148 0.59
74 37 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 9:00 PM 60 500 0.23
85 72 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 10:00 PM 30 374 0.16
82 80 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 10:30 PM 30 390 0.15
77 72 UNDERGROUND WGNA 10:00 PM 63 443 0.16

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • JimU

    Emerald City cancelled by NBC. It looks like Dorothy won’t be going over the rainbow anymore.

  • renamoretti1

    Samantha Bee loses close to 70% of its lead-in. Another great performance from TBS’ go-to girl… 😉

  • Eric N

    SpongeBob and Loud House 4:30-5:30pm?

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 5/03/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ……………… 1.41 … 1.91
    Speechless ……………. 1.22 … 1.54
    Modern Family ……….. 1.66 … 2.78
    black-ish ……………….. 1.18 … 1.73
    Designated Survivor … 0.91 … 1.82
    Survivor …………………. 1.80 … 2.31
    Criminal Minds ……….. 1.47 … 2.10
    CM: Beyond Borders . 0.91 … 1.22
    Blindspot ……………….. 0.86 … 1.30
    Law & Order: SVU …… 1.01 … 1.77
    Chicago PD ……………. 1.18 … 2.01
    Shots Fired …………….. 0.77 … 1.01
    Empire …………………… 1.86 … 2.83
    Arrow …………………….. 0.47 … 0.75
    The 100 …………………. 0.31 … 0.45

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 5157 … 6204
    Speechless …………….. 4410 … 5223
    Modern Family ………… 5650 … 8302
    black-ish ………………… 4166 … 5471
    Designated Survivor … 4622 … 8651
    Survivor ………………….. 8262 … 9846
    Criminal Minds ………… 7368 … 9747
    CM: Beyond Borders .. 5001 … 6524
    Blindspot ………………… 4178 … 5651
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 5063 … 7278
    Chicago PD …………….. 6150 … 9289
    Shots Fired ……………… 3098 … 3888
    Empire ……………………. 5597 … 7791
    Arrow …………………….. 1358 … 1992
    The 100 ……………………. 854 … 1182

    • Sarah

      Thanks. 🙂

  • renamoretti1

    Your fault, you didn’t put an “r” next to it. 😉

    I make sure to watch every frame of everything that gift to TV excellence produces of course.. 😉

    But its ratings are bad even with first-runs.

    Thanks for the additional info however. 🙂