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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Downward Dog’ Begins and ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ Ends on Unspectacular Notes

TNT led adults 18-49 (approx. 2.3 rating), adults 18-34 (approx. 2.3 rating) and adults 25-54 (approx. 2.4 rating) with Cleveland Cavaliers’ easy Game 1 over the Boston Celtics in the “2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals”.

CBS was Wednesday night’s most watched network with 5.77 million viewers, due to the night’s most-watched telecast “Survivor Game Changers”. The network also featured the final two episodes of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”. In viewers and all key demos, the 9 p.m. episode lagged behind Fox, ABC and NBC; the 10 p.m. episode lagged behind NBC and ABC.

The night also featured the series premiere of ABC’s comedy “Downward Dog” that retained 75 percent in total viewers but only 65 percent in adults 18-49 from its lead-in, the eighth season finale of “Modern Family.” The series will regularly air on Tuesdays during the summer.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, May 17, 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 5142 0.6/3 1.3/5 1.7/6
8:00 The Goldbergs (f) 257 93 3.2/6 5271 0.7/4 1.4/6 1.8/7
8:30 Speechless (f) 252 93 2.8/5 4522 0.6/3 1.2/5 1.7/6
9:00 Modern Family (f) 257 93 3.7/7 6202 0.9/4 1.7/6 2.3/7
9:31 Downward Dog (p) 252 93 2.9/5 4672 0.5/2 1.1/4 1.5/5
10:00 Designated Survivor (f) 257 93 3.2/6 5067 0.5/2 1.1/4 1.5/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/7 5768 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.5/5
8:00 Survivor: Game Changers 253 93 4.9/9 8273 1.1/6 1.7/7 2.4/8
9:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (s) 253 93 3.2/6 4869 0.3/1 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (f) 253 93 2.8/5 4163 0.3/2 0.7/2 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 3.5/7 5443 0.7/4 1.1/4 1.5/5
8:00 Blindspot (f) 246 93 2.8/5 4276 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 246 93 3.6/6 5555 0.8/4 1.2/4 1.6/5
10:00 Chicago P.D. (f) 246 93 4.2/8 6498 0.9/4 1.3/5 1.7/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.0/5 4525 1.1/6 1.5/6 1.8/6
8:00 Shots Fired 258 93 2.0/4 2908 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Empire 258 93 4.0/7 6142 1.7/8 2.2/8 2.5/8
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 1137 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
8:00 Arrow 247 90 0.9/2 1444 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 The 100 247 90 0.6/1 830 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 1.0/2 1731 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1656 0.6/2
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2 1606 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1789 0.7/2
10:02 La Piloto 1.0/2 1798 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 951 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 532 0.2/1
7:55 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1184 0.4/2
10:00 El Bienamado (thru 11:00) 0.3/0 444 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 983 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 992 0.3/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 938 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 1020 0.3/2 0.4/2

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 5/17/17

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/7
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Downward Dog” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Designated Survivor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Survivor: Game Changers” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.0/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Shots Fired” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 2.8/10
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

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)
0.62 household rating
0.977 million viewers
0.26 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.19
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.32

Archer” (FXX)
0.23 household rating
0.309 million viewers
0.17 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.10
Men 18-49: 0.24

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 5/17/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, May 17:

* 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
54 94 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 732 0.14
35 44 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 30 1032 0.23
31 39 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:30 PM 31 1083 0.25
43 56 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 886 0.20
48 71 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 797 0.17
75 52 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 571 0.21
59 30 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 715 0.28
41 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 909 0.35
27 9 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1177 0.49
44 13 SAMURAI JACK ADSM 10:00 PM 30 874 0.38
28 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1175 0.58
66 56 AMC MOVIE: TWISTER AMC 8:00 PM 150 670 0.20
74 68 AMC MOVIE: UNSTOPPABLE AMC 10:30 PM 120 591 0.18
86 78 TANKED APL 9:00 PM 60 387 0.16
22 11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1330 0.45
79 71 THEN AND NOW WITH ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 514 0.17
92 71 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 354 0.17
88 59 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 372 0.19
94 78 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 342 0.16
90 59 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 363 0.19
84 44 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 419 0.23
82 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 451 0.24
12 13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1817 0.38
14 18 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1570 0.33
17 20 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1471 0.31
42 78 LAST ALASKANS DISC 8:00 PM 60 898 0.16
21 41 LAST ALASKANS DISC 9:00 PM 123 1334 0.24
60 68 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 698 0.18
69 89 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 639 0.15
53 94 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 741 0.14
50 94 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 762 0.14
57 78 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 718 0.16
51 94 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 755 0.14
45 20 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 858 0.31
72 52 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT – EARLY: BOSTON @ ST. LOUIS (0.39 HH, 0.19 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 276 601 0.21
78 89 NEXT IRON CHEF 3 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 527 0.15
61 59 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 694 0.19
63 52 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 687 0.21
3 23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2748 0.30
5 34 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2434 0.27
4 35 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2485 0.26
85 59 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE WATERBOY FRFM 6:30 PM 120 395 0.19
81 52 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: COMING TO AMERICA FRFM 8:30 PM 150 458 0.21
77 59 FX MOVIE PRIME: PROMETHEUS FX 7:29 PM 151 529 0.19
37 35 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 84 977 0.26
98 71 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 309 0.17
71 94 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 618 0.14
76 78 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 541 0.16
73 59 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 593 0.19
99 89 FRIDAY HBO 8:00 PM 91 303 0.15
29 39 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1157 0.25
15 29 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1546 0.29
19 23 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1451 0.30
26 35 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1209 0.26
32 59 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1078 0.19
23 41 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1317 0.24
34 44 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1046 0.23
57 78 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 718 0.16
40 48 HEAR NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 926 0.22
33 30 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 1060 0.28
83 89 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 425 0.15
46 18 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 9:00 PM 62 826 0.33
55 23 LW DALLAS REUNION LIF 10:02 PM 60 730 0.30
9 30 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2093 0.28
2 12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2875 0.43
6 15 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2420 0.36
67 17 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 654 0.34
95 78 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 61 325 0.16
25 10 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 3: PITTSBURGH @ OTTAWA (0.72 HH, 0.38 A18-34) NBCSN 8:00 PM 170 1225 0.46
24 48 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1242 0.22
37 78 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 977 0.16
65 59 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 683 0.19
62 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 690 0.22
52 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 753 0.26
49 23 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 784 0.30
56 71 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 723 0.17
47 56 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 818 0.20
68 78 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 653 0.16
70 94 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 627 0.14
80 59 SPIKE TV MOVIE: FAST FIVE SPIKE 7:00 PM 180 464 0.19
89 71 I AM HEATH LEDGER SPIKE 10:00 PM 90 365 0.17
87 94 SYFY MOVIE: 300 (2007) SYFY 9:00 PM 147 383 0.14
20 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1429 0.51
13 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1717 0.61
10 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2012 0.74
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2262 0.80
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2225 0.74
36 23 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1002 0.30
39 20 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE TLC 8:00 PM 122 940 0.31
63 44 SKIN TIGHT: WHERE ARE THE TLC 10:02 PM 59 687 0.23
11 5 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME (1.27 HH, 0.66 A18-34) TNT 8:00 PM 30 1955 0.73
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS- EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 1: CLEVELAND @ BOSTON (3.85 HH, 2.89 A18-34) TNT 8:30 PM 158 6424 2.65
91 68 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 362 0.18
96 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 323 0.16
100 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 300 0.16
16 23 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1519 0.30
18 30 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1459 0.28
30 48 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1120 0.22
93 71 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 8:00 PM 60 347 0.17
97 89 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: BOYZ N THE HOOD VH1 9:00 PM 150 315 0.15

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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  • renamoretti1

    Downward Dog with terrible premiere ratings. It needs to climb fast ot be of any use to ABC.

  • @SonOfTheBronx:disqus is that 1.2 W18-34 for SVU correct? Since the M18-34 is a 0.5 and the A18-49 is a 0.7 it doesn’t seem to add up.

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 5/17/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ……………… 1.39 … 1.89
    Speechless ……………. 1.21 … 1.57
    Modern Family ……….. 1.70 … 2.67
    Downward Dog ………. 1.08 … 1.35
    Designated Survivor … 1.06 … 1.99
    Survivor …………………. 1.74 … 2.20
    CMBeyondBorders-s . 0.70 … 1.00
    CM: Beyond Borders . 0.66 … 0.96
    Blindspot ……………….. 0.86 … 1.25
    Law & Order: SVU …… 1.18 … 1.88
    Chicago PD ……………. 1.34 … 2.05
    Shots Fired …………….. 0.77 … 0.96
    Empire …………………… 2.17 … 3.18
    Arrow …………………….. 0.49 … 0.82
    The 100 …………………. 0.28 … 0.46

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 5272 … 6426
    Speechless …………….. 4523 … 5356
    Modern Family ………… 6203 … 8611
    Downward Dog ……….. 4672 … 5731
    Designated Survivor … 5068 … 9223
    Survivor ………………….. 8276 … 9788
    CM:BeyondBorders-s . 4870 … 6224
    CM: Beyond Borders .. 4163 … 5678
    Blindspot ………………… 4252 … 5640
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 5555 … 7659
    Chicago PD …………….. 6484 … 9513
    Shots Fired ……………… 2908 … 3601
    Empire ……………………. 6142 … 8396
    Arrow ……………………… 1444 … 2158
    The 100 ……………………. 830 … 1233