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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Doubt’-ful Long-Term Prospects for New CBS Legal Drama

CBS was Wednesday night’s most watched network with an average of 5.97 million total viewers. ABC led in adults 18-49 (1.4 rating/5 share) and adults 25-54 (2.0/6). Fox earned victory among adults 18-34 (0.9/4).

The series premiere of new CBS legal drama “Doubt” starring Katherine Heigl, Dule Hill and Laverne Cox ranked a disappointing third (behind NBC and ABC) in the 10 p.m. hour with each adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Also within the hour, its dismal 0.4 rating in adults 18-34 was lower than both Univision and Telemundo shows as well as what was airing on the cable networks Adult Swim (“Bob’s Burgers” reruns), ESPN (“NBA: New York @ Oklahoma City”) and TBS (“The Big Bang Theory” rerun and “Full Frontal”). In total viewers, “Doubt” was runner-up to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” and drawing nearly two million more than the third most-watched 10 p.m. show, ABC’s “Match Game.”

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, February 15, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 5215 0.8/4 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 The Goldbergs 250 93 4.0/7 6505 1.0/5 1.8/7 2.4/8
8:30 Speechless 250 93 3.4/6 5639 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.2/6
9:00 Modern Family 250 93 4.2/7 6918 1.2/6 2.0/7 2.7/8
9:31 black-ish 250 93 3.2/6 5272 0.8/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
10:00 Match Game 250 93 2.3/4 3452 0.5/3 0.9/3 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 3.8/7 5968 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
8:00 Hunted 254 93 3.2/6 5258 0.7/4 1.2/4 1.7/5
9:00 Criminal Minds 254 93 4.8/8 7340 0.7/4 1.3/4 1.8/5
10:00 Doubt (p) 254 93 3.5/7 5306 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/6 5583 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
8:00 Blindspot 244 92 2.6/5 4065 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 243 92 3.9/7 6005 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
10:02 Chicago P.D. 246 93 4.3/8 6679 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.9/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.3/6 5239 0.9/4 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Lethal Weapon 257 93 3.9/7 6365 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
9:01 Star 258 93 2.6/5 4074 1.0/5 1.2/4 1.5/4
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1354 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
8:00 Arrow 248 91 1.0/2 1663 0.5/3 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:00 The 100 248 91 0.6/1 1045 0.3/2 0.4/1 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 2128 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1978 0.7/3
8:00 Pequeños Gigantes USA 1.0/2 1831 0.6/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2204 0.7/2
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.3/2 2349 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 717 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 562 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1351 0.5/2
9:00 Mujeres de Negro 0.3/0 551 0.2/1
10:00 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 0.1/0 248 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 1452 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 La Fan (preliminary) 0.7/1 1111 0.3/2 0.4/1
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.9/1 1406 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:00 El Chema (preliminary) 1.1/2 1840 0.7/3 0.8/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 2/15/17

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Match Game” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Hunted” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Doubt” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Lethal Weapon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Star” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Legion” (FX, 10:00-11:07 p.m.)
0.65 household rating
1.133 million viewers
0.53 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.29
Men 18-34: 0.46
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.63

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 2/15/17

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, February 15:

* 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
90 83 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:00 PM 29 441 0.16
78 65 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:31 PM 29 514 0.22
63 61 DUCK DYNASTY: BEST OF A&E 9:00 PM 30 649 0.23
74 69 DUCK DYNASTY: BEST OF A&E 9:32 PM 31 567 0.20
89 81 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 10:03 PM 62 445 0.17
65 49 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 642 0.26
75 61 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 536 0.23
52 20 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 853 0.38
41 16 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1004 0.45
33 9 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1289 0.60
31 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1315 0.61
69 90 AMC MOVIE: TRUE GRIT AMC 8:00 PM 150 595 0.15
59 46 THE QUAD BET 10:00 PM 60 744 0.27
97 90 BRAVO MOVIE BRVO 8:00 PM 120 364 0.15
80 43 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 508 0.28
87 54 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 457 0.25
84 54 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 469 0.25
93 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 413 0.22
85 46 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 10:00 PM 30 467 0.27
17 22 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1539 0.36
20 27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1480 0.35
30 33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1336 0.32
19 31 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 60 1494 0.33
2 4 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 61 2880 0.68
26 18 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 10:01 PM 60 1387 0.41
62 83 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 652 0.16
72 90 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 572 0.15
46 90 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 956 0.15
49 90 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 891 0.15
27 11 NBA REGULAR SEASON: INDIANA @ CLEVELAND (0.92 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 155 1383 0.55
16 5 NBA REGULAR SEASON: NEW YORK @ OKLAHOMA CITY (1.03 HH) ESPN 9:35 PM 146 1555 0.65
37 31 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: DUKE @ VIRGINIA (0.73 HH) ESPN2 9:08 PM 119 1157 0.33
48 49 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 908 0.26
39 33 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1055 0.32
44 36 BAKERS VS FAKERS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 968 0.31
1 40 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3879 0.30
3 46 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2788 0.27
5 59 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2546 0.24
94 99 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: ZOOKEEPER FRFM 6:30 PM 120 409 0.14
86 83 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: FREE WILLY FRFM 8:30 PM 150 458 0.16
32 12 FX MOVIE PRIME: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FX 7:29 PM 151 1300 0.54
38 13 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 67 1133 0.53
72 27 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 10:00 PM 31 572 0.35
79 90 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 510 0.15
92 76 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 430 0.18
82 69 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 489 0.20
21 21 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1458 0.37
9 15 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1921 0.46
11 17 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1825 0.42
28 36 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1344 0.31
23 27 TIME MACHINE HIST 8:00 PM 120 1415 0.35
15 22 SIX HIST 10:00 PM 61 1602 0.36
47 61 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 937 0.23
36 36 SEE NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 1198 0.31
25 30 MURDER CHOSE ME ID 10:00 PM 60 1403 0.34
76 76 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 534 0.18
42 19 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 9:00 PM 62 991 0.39
81 76 VIVICA’S BLACK MAGIC LIF 10:02 PM 60 506 0.18
13 65 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1783 0.22
4 22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2658 0.36
8 54 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2054 0.25
68 36 TEEN MOM BEING DEB MTV 8:00 PM 60 596 0.31
60 22 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 5 MTV 9:00 PM 62 682 0.36
99 83 ARE YOU THE ONE S5 AFTER MTV 10:02 PM 31 319 0.16
100 90 MTV MOVIES: FREEDOM WRITERS MTV 10:33 PM 162 261 0.15
56 72 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 778 0.19
58 69 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 771 0.20
53 43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 845 0.28
55 40 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 809 0.30
40 65 RIDE NICK 8:00 PM 30 1006 0.22
54 81 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 833 0.17
60 90 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 682 0.15
64 90 BLAZE NKJR 10:48 PM 24 647 0.15
91 72 SPIKE TV MOVIE: ROBOCOP (2014) SPIKE 8:00 PM 180 440 0.19
56 42 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 9:00 PM 60 778 0.29
76 99 THE EXPANSE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 534 0.14
18 14 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1505 0.49
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1824 0.62
10 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1883 0.64
6 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2198 0.73
7 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2158 0.78
22 9 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1440 0.60
34 22 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 120 1230 0.36
43 49 TOO CLOSE TO HOME TLC 10:00 PM 64 979 0.26
69 49 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: BAD BOYS II TNT 8:00 PM 180 595 0.26
67 72 EXP UNKNOWN REPACK TRAV 9:00 PM 60 598 0.19
98 83 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:00 PM 30 337 0.16
95 72 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:30 PM 30 405 0.19
96 83 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:00 PM 30 375 0.16
71 49 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 587 0.26
88 76 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:30 PM 30 451 0.18
50 83 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 868 0.16
51 76 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 856 0.18
45 61 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 957 0.23
14 54 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1613 0.25
23 54 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1415 0.25
35 33 SUITS USA 10:00 PM 61 1211 0.32
29 2 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1338 0.73
83 59 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 9:02 PM 58 480 0.24
66 43 AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 23 VH1 10:00 PM 60 638 0.28

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 2/15/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 1.78 … 2.31
    Speechless …………….. 1.60 … 1.94
    Modern Family ………… 2.01 … 3.07
    black-ish ………………… 1.50 … 2.12
    Match Game …………… 0.89 … 1.07
    Hunted …………………… 1.18 … 1.46
    Criminal Minds ………… 1.27 … 1.95
    Doubt …………………….. 0.76 … 0.98
    Blindspot ……………….. 0.83 … 1.39
    Law & Order: SVU …… 1.44 … 2.22
    Chicago PD ……………. 1.31 … 2.10
    Lethal Weapon ……….. 1.39 … 1.89
    Star ……………………….. 1.23 … 1.78
    Arrow …………………….. 0.60 … 0.85
    The 100 ………………….. 0.37 … 0.58

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 6505 … 7717
    Speechless …………….. 5640 … 6510
    Modern Family ……….. 6920 … 9526
    black-ish ………………… 5273 … 6804
    Match Game …………… 3453 … 4060
    Hunted …………………… 5259 … 6104
    Criminal Minds ……….. 7348 … 9860
    Doubt …………………….. 5307 … 7031
    Blindspot ………………… 4070 … 5934
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 6005 … 8206
    Chicago PD …………….. 6679 … 9703
    Lethal Weapon ………… 6365 … 8168
    Star ……………………….. 4074 … 5385
    Arrow …………………….. 1663 … 2285
    The 100 ………………….. 1045 … 1526

  • Eric N

    The Loud House 5-6pm please?

    • Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2/15 5:00-5:30 p.m.)
      – 1.685 million viewers
      – 0.35 adults 18-49 rating

      Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2/15 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
      – 1.791 million viewers
      – 0.36 adults 18-49 rating