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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Fargo’ Return to FX Slightly Down from Previous Season Premiere

CBS led Wednesday prime time among total viewers (6.86 million) and adults 25-54 (2.0 rating/6 share). TNT was tops on the night in adults 18-49 (approx. 1.6 rating) and adults 18-34 (approx. 1.6 rating) with a “2017 NBA Playoff” doubleheader: Game 2s of Oklahoma City at Houston (3.75 million viewers), followed by Portland at Golden State (3.92 million viewers).

The 90-minute third season premiere of FX’s “Fargo”, which ranked in the night’s cable top 20 in both total viewers (1.42 million) and adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), was slightly less than what its second season premiere telecast did from Oct. 12, 2015 (1.59 million, 0.48 adults 18-49 rating) — -9 percent in viewers and -17 percent in adults 18-49 delivery. Still, the third season premiere telecast performed at above what the entire second season (1.3 million, 0.37 adults 18-49 rating) averaged. This data is based on live plus same day figures; the series has historically made significant gains in DVR and on-demand plays.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 4182 0.5/2 0.9/4 1.3/4
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 257 93 2.6/5 4073 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/5
8:30 Speechless (r) 253 93 2.2/4 3521 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.3/4
9:00 Modern Family (r) 257 93 2.5/4 3905 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.4/4
9:31 black-ish (r) 257 93 2.3/4 3471 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/3
10:00 Designated Survivor 257 93 3.3/6 5056 0.4/2 1.0/4 1.4/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/8 6860 0.8/4 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 Survivor: Game Changers 253 93 4.8/8 7918 1.0/5 1.7/7 2.5/8
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 253 93 3.1/6 4744 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4391 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (rs) 238 92 2.8/5 4208 0.5/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (r) 242 93 3.1/5 4697 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
10:00 Chicago P.D. (r) 243 93 2.9/5 4269 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.1/4 3114 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Shots Fired 258 93 2.1/4 3193 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
9:00 Empire (r) 258 93 2.0/4 3035 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 580 0.1/0 0.1/1 0.2/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 245 81 0.4/1 554 0.1/0 0.1/0 0.2/0
9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (rs) 245 81 0.4/1 587 0.1/0 0.1/0 0.2/1
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (rs) 245 81 0.4/1 624 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1810 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1732 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2 1455 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2148 0.7/2
10:01 La Piloto 1.0/2 1821 0.6/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 832 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 573 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.6/1 1189 0.4/2
9:00 Mujeres de Negro (thru 10:00) 0.2/0 475 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/1 1401 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.8/1 1347 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.9/2 1546 0.4/2 0.6/2
10:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.7/1 1310 0.4/2 0.5/2

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 4/19/17

Designated Survivor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Survivor: Game Changers” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Shots Fired” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Fargo” (FX)
0.87 household rating
1.422 million viewers
0.40 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.54

Archer” (FXX)
0.30 household rating
0.471 million viewers
0.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.13
Men 18-34: 0.41
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.40

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 4/19/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, April 19:

* 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
60 77 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:00 PM 30 715 0.18
48 77 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 857 0.18
35 52 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 30 1118 0.24
31 42 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:30 PM 31 1195 0.26
61 63 BILLY THE EXTERMINATOR A&E 10:01 PM 31 711 0.21
70 70 BILLY THE EXTERMINATOR A&E 10:32 PM 31 605 0.20
58 29 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 729 0.30
50 21 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 824 0.34
41 15 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 970 0.41
28 7 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1220 0.55
42 14 SAMURAI JACK ADSM 10:00 PM 30 969 0.42
38 9 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1035 0.49
20 11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1376 0.48
81 85 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 515 0.16
94 77 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 381 0.18
88 55 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 464 0.23
85 37 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 496 0.27
87 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 467 0.25
24 37 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1281 0.27
32 42 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1193 0.26
39 70 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1017 0.20
43 82 LAST ALASKANS DISC 8:00 PM 60 955 0.17
14 37 LAST ALASKANS DISC 9:00 PM 61 1589 0.27
49 59 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 10:01 PM 61 836 0.22
55 59 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 775 0.22
63 63 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 693 0.21
71 82 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:55 PM 25 597 0.17
78 85 PJ MASKS DISJR 9:45 PM 25 547 0.16
83 85 PJ MASKS DISJR 10:10 PM 25 504 0.16
91 97 LION GUARD DISJR 10:35 PM 25 434 0.14
75 42 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 60 589 0.26
98 93 TOTAL DIVAS E! 10:00 PM 60 319 0.15
57 63 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 746 0.21
53 52 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 795 0.24
74 63 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 590 0.21
3 32 THE FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3340 0.29
4 32 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2779 0.29
6 42 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2437 0.26
79 63 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE PROPOSAL FRFM 7:30 PM 150 540 0.21
22 16 FX MOVIE PRIME: TAKEN 3 FX 7:30 PM 150 1322 0.40
19 16 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 90 1422 0.40
86 36 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 471 0.28
99 85 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:30 PM 30 270 0.16
82 97 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 509 0.14
77 93 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 568 0.15
36 52 SP HGTV SMART HOME HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1084 0.24
17 32 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1484 0.29
12 20 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1629 0.35
15 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1571 0.33
29 63 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1204 0.21
23 42 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1302 0.26
26 49 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1233 0.25
44 63 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 927 0.21
34 37 SEE NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 1141 0.27
29 28 MURDER CHOSE ME ID 10:00 PM 60 1204 0.31
73 70 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 592 0.20
40 18 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 9:00 PM 62 1004 0.38
47 19 LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 10:02 PM 60 914 0.37
13 55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1621 0.23
5 21 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2591 0.34
8 59 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1878 0.22
68 21 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 627 0.34
96 73 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 61 324 0.19
100 97 TEEN MOM SSN 6B MTV 10:02 PM 60 266 0.14
67 29 NHL QTR FINALS GAME 4: MINNESOTA @ ST. LOUIS (0.38 HH) NBCSN 9:52 PM 157 630 0.30
33 49 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1154 0.25
37 59 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1083 0.22
56 73 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 771 0.19
54 55 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 783 0.23
46 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 916 0.26
51 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 806 0.26
62 97 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 701 0.14
59 85 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 728 0.16
21 21 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 1342 0.34
66 55 SPIKE TV MOVIE: HERCULES (2014) SPIKE 8:00 PM 150 632 0.23
92 85 SPIKE TV MOVIE: HERCULES (2014) SPIKE 10:30 PM 150 417 0.16
65 37 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 9:00 PM 63 667 0.27
76 77 THE EXPANSE SYFY 10:03 PM 61 581 0.18
16 13 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1519 0.43
11 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1711 0.49
7 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1938 0.61
9 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1837 0.61
10 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1829 0.62
51 29 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 806 0.30
27 12 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE TLC 8:00 PM 122 1232 0.44
45 26 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:02 PM 58 920 0.32
18 8 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME (0.95 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 9 1446 0.51
2 2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 GAME 2: OKLAHOMA CITY @ HOUSTON (2.35 HH) TNT 8:09 PM 156 3754 1.57
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 GAME 2: PORTLAND @ GOLDEN STATE (2.45 HH) TNT 10:45 PM 158 3916 1.71
72 82 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 596 0.17
80 85 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 519 0.16
97 93 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 320 0.15
95 85 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 348 0.16
64 26 COPA MX – MORELIA / GUADALAJARA (0.38 HH) UDN 9:59 PM 125 672 0.32
25 3 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1247 0.64
69 32 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 9:00 PM 60 608 0.29
93 73 BASKETBALL WIVES 6 VH1 10:00 PM 60 392 0.19
89 93 MOVIE: SWEET HOME ALABAMA WETV 8:00 PM 150 459 0.15
90 77 MOVIE: SWEET HOME ALABAMA WETV 10:30 PM 150 441 0.18
84 73 UNDERGROUND WGNA 10:00 PM 60 500 0.19

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • renamoretti1

    CW’s affiliates must be SO thrilled with numbers like that…

    • Well…they were repeats.

      • renamoretti1

        True enough. 🙂 But still…

        And it’s not like the originals are delivering.

        In any case, good to read you Marc. 🙂

  • renamoretti1

    Those are REALLY low ratings for Fargo. Amazing that it’s treated as if it were a huge hit by the media.

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 4/19/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs-r ……………. 0.98 … 1.01
    Speechless-r ………….. 0.93 … 0.95
    Modern Family-r ……… 0.96 … 1.03
    black-ish-r ……………… 0.81 … 0.90
    Designated Survivor … 0.97 … 2.01
    Survivor …………………. 1.71 … 2.31
    CM: Beyond Borders . 0.79 … 1.12
    Law & Order: SVU-rs .. 0.74 … 0.75
    Law & Order: SVU-r …. 0.85 … 0.86
    Chicago PD-r ………….. 0.80 … 0.84
    Shots Fired …………….. 0.79 … 1.05
    Empire-r ………………… 0.85 … 0.87
    Arrow-r ………………….. 0.11 … 0.12
    Whose Line-9:00-r ….. 0.12 … 0.14
    Whose Line-9:30-r ….. 0.17 … 0.19

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs-r ……………. 4073 … 4145
    Speechless-r ………….. 3522 … 3566
    Modern Family-r ……… 3905 … 4129
    black-ish-r ……………… 3472 … 3703
    Designated Survivor … 5057 … 9449
    Survivor …………………. 7922 … 9762
    CM: Beyond Borders .. 4746 … 6455
    Law & Order: SVU-rs .. 4208 … 4293
    Law & Order: SVU-r …. 4704 … 4821
    Chicago PD-r ………….. 4269 … 4576
    Shots Fired …………….. 3193 … 4100
    Empire-r ………………… 3035 … 3086
    Arrow-r ……………………. 554 …. 568
    Whose Line-9:00-r ……. 587 …. 648
    Whose Line-9:30-r ……. 624 …. 698

  • Eric N

    Spongebob and Loud House 4:30-6pm?

    • SpongeBob (Nickelodeon, 4/19 4:30-5:00 p.m.)
      – 1.637 million viewers
      – 0.36 adults 18-49 rating

      Loud House (Nickelodeon, 4/19 5:00-5:30 p.m.)
      – 1.687 million viewers
      – 0.36 adults 18-49 rating

      Loud House (Nickelodeon, 4/19 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
      – 1.677 million viewers
      – 0.38 adults 18-49 rating