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Sunday Final Nationals: BET Awards on Viacom Networks Dip to At Least Nine-Year Viewer Low

The Sunday Fun & Games lineup continued ABC’s Sunday night leadership in total viewers (5.44 million). The network also led in adults 25-54 (1.5 rating/5 share).

The BET network led among adults 18-49 (1.17 rating from 6 p.m.-midnight) and adults 18-34 (1.14 rating from 6 p.m.-midnight) with the “2017 BET Awards” (as well as preceded by pre-awards show coverage). Aside from BET, the event was televised across eight other Viacom-owned networks, including MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central (there were twelve networks for the 2016 awards). But similar to most other awards shows over the past year, the BET Awards sank to a multi-year low in total viewers, drawing a combined 5.8 million viewers — this matches the lowest audience in nine years (also 5.8 million, in 2008), but without mathematical rounding of the figure, it may be the least-watched BET Awards since 2004 (5.6 million).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Sunday, June 25, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 3.4/7 5442 0.6/4 1.1/5 1.5/5
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos (r) 252 93 2.3/5 3848 0.5/3 0.7/3 1.0/4
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud 251 93 4.4/9 7250 0.9/5 1.4/6 2.0/7
9:00 Steve Harvey’s Funderdome 252 93 3.4/6 5471 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
10:00 The $100,000 Pyramid 252 93 3.3/7 5198 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 3.1/6 4823 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.7/2
7:00 60 Minutes (r) 254 93 4.7/10 7448 0.4/3 0.7/3 1.1/4
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (r) 254 93 3.1/6 4898 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.7/2
9:00 Madam Secretary (r) 254 93 2.5/5 3817 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.5/1
10:00 Code Black (rs) 254 93 2.1/4 3129 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2685 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
7:00 Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly 245 93 2.3/5 3414 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Movie Despicable Me (2010) 243 93 1.4/3 2492 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
10:00 Little Big Shots: Forever Young (rs) 242 92 1.5/3 2343 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 0.6/1 966 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
7:00 Bob’s Burgers (r) 255 93 0.6/1 885 0.3/2 0.3/2 0.4/2
7:29 Last Man on Earth (r) 255 93 0.4/1 618 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Simpsons (r) 254 93 0.7/1 1087 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:30 Family Guy (r) 255 93 0.8/1 1220 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 American Grit 258 93 0.6/1 996 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.8/2 1374 0.4/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.7/1 1230 0.4/2
8:00 Los Milagros de Jesús (s) 0.7/1 1289 0.3/1
9:00 Los Milagros de Jesús (s) 0.8/1 1432 0.4/2
10:00 Aqui y Ahora 0.9/2 1544 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.3/1 582 0.2/1
5:30 Cine Diplomatic Siege (1999) 0.2/1 425 0.1/1
7:30 Cine Primeval (2007) 0.3/1 517 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Predator (1987) 0.3/1 657 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.4/1 860 0.2/1 0.3/1
7:00 Cine Despicable Me 2 (2013) (preliminary) 0.4/1 807 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Cine The Tomb (2009) (preliminary) 0.4/1 771 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Cine The Tomb (2009) (preliminary) 0.4/1 898 0.2/1 0.3/1
10:00 Don Francisco Te Invita (preliminary) 0.5/1 963 0.2/1 0.3/1

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 6/25/17

Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 1.6/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/6

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

American Grit” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Fear The Walking Dead” (AMC)
1.53 household rating
2.499 million viewers
0.96 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.54
Men 18-34: 0.57
Women 18-49: 0.94
Men 18-49: 0.98

Preacher” (AMC)
1.05 household rating
1.693 million viewers
0.58 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.29
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.51
Men 18-49: 0.65

Claws” (TNT)
0.70 household rating
1.074 million viewers
0.39 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.34
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.52
Men 18-49: 0.26

Power” (Starz)
1.06 household rating
1.681 million viewers
0.78 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.61
Men 18-34: 0.54
Women 18-49: 0.86
Men 18-49: 0.70

Silicon Valley” (HBO)
0.50 household rating
0.790 million viewers
0.43 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.22
Men 18-34: 0.44
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.60

Veep” (HBO)
0.34 household rating
0.536 million viewers
0.22 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.11
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.27

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Cable Rankings – Sunday 6/25/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Sunday, June 25:

* 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
40 81 AMERICAN PICKERS A&E 8:00 PM 60 1138 0.20
28 52 AMERICAN PICKERS A&E 9:00 PM 61 1373 0.26
38 76 AMERICAN PICKERS A&E 10:01 PM 62 1168 0.21
72 32 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 808 0.36
43 14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1095 0.50
33 9 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1283 0.63
36 11 RICK & MORTY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1204 0.59
73 89 AMC’S BLOCKBUSTER WEEKEND: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW AMC 6:00 PM 119 805 0.18
80 93 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7:59 PM 61 676 0.17
2 2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 2499 0.96
16 12 PREACHER AMC 10:01 PM 62 1693 0.58
88 89 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:00 PM 60 539 0.18
46 20 BET AWARDS 2017 PRE-SHOW BET 6:00 PM 120 1080 0.43
1 1 BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 240 3833 1.54
82 81 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 646 0.20
90 61 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: WEDDING CRASHERS CMDY 5:15 PM 165 511 0.24
55 61 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 9:00 PM 60 949 0.24
57 72 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 928 0.22
78 76 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 7:00 PM 60 756 0.21
39 48 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 120 1156 0.28
62 52 NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPECIAL DISC 10:00 PM 61 881 0.26
82 93 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 7:00 PM 65 646 0.17
34 36 TOY STORY 3 DSNY 6:10 PM 110 1279 0.35
52 61 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DSNY 8:00 PM 30 963 0.24
65 45 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 868 0.29
93 81 FAMOUSLY SINGLE E! 10:00 PM 60 469 0.20
23 32 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: PITTSBURGH @ ST. LOUIS (0.95 HH, 0.36 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 201 1468 0.36
79 81 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 7:00 PM 60 715 0.20
45 45 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1081 0.29
18 22 FOOD NETWORK STAR 13 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1673 0.40
60 61 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 896 0.24
64 61 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 871 0.24
42 17 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 FRFM 5:30 PM 210 1109 0.47
35 14 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 FRFM 9:00 PM 180 1205 0.50
48 67 NHRA: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS (DELAY) (0.65 HH, 0.23 A18-34) FS1 6:22 PM 158 1076 0.23
71 39 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA VS. LEE (0.50 HH, 0.33 A18-34) FS1 9:00 PM 170 819 0.33
30 13 FX MOVIE PRIME: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION FX 7:00 PM 211 1344 0.52
56 28 FX MOVIE PRIME: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION FX 10:31 PM 209 945 0.38
99 98 THE SIMPSONS FXX 6:30 PM 31 359 0.16
95 87 THE SIMPSONS FXX 7:01 PM 30 404 0.19
94 98 THE SIMPSONS FXX 7:31 PM 30 413 0.16
32 93 HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE: MY FAVORITE WEDDING HALL 7:00 PM 120 1307 0.17
4 56 GOOD WITCH HALL 9:00 PM 60 2388 0.25
87 76 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO 6:20 PM 108 540 0.21
75 20 SILICON VALLEY HBO 10:01 PM 29 790 0.43
89 72 VEEP HBO 10:32 PM 29 536 0.22
25 39 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:00 PM 30 1400 0.33
19 32 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:30 PM 30 1662 0.36
11 18 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1791 0.44
15 28 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1705 0.38
14 31 BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1714 0.37
9 22 BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1888 0.40
10 22 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1880 0.40
20 37 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1661 0.34
70 52 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 7:00 PM 60 822 0.26
76 45 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES HIST 8:00 PM 183 767 0.29
54 56 HEAR NO EVIL ID 7:00 PM 60 958 0.25
66 81 HEAR NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 861 0.20
47 56 DISAPPEARED ID 9:00 PM 60 1078 0.25
31 43 ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN ID 10:00 PM 60 1342 0.30
69 67 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: CRADLE SWAPPING LIF 6:00 PM 120 826 0.23
58 76 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: MY DAUGHTER IS MISSING LIF 8:00 PM 122 925 0.21
81 98 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: DEADLY EX LIF 10:02 PM 120 650 0.16
13 41 THUNDERMANS NICK 7:00 PM 60 1747 0.32
21 50 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 1569 0.27
25 67 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:30 PM 30 1400 0.23
51 56 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 983 0.25
68 52 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 844 0.26
63 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 879 0.28
61 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 882 0.31
91 72 POWER 3 STARZ 7:59 PM 58 492 0.22
17 4 POWER 4 STARZ 9:02 PM 58 1681 0.78
84 50 POWER 4 STARZ 10:03 PM 58 599 0.27
86 89 SYFY MOVIE: ARMAGEDDON SYFY 4:53 PM 187 561 0.18
74 61 SYFY MOVIE: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE SYFY 8:00 PM 150 797 0.24
85 67 SYFY MOVIE: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE SYFY 10:30 PM 150 592 0.23
50 37 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 7:00 PM 30 1045 0.34
29 18 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 7:30 PM 30 1345 0.44
12 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1787 0.61
8 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1896 0.68
7 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2277 0.73
5 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2359 0.76
3 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2466 0.83
6 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2316 0.77
67 56 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: COUNTD TLC 6:00 PM 120 845 0.25
22 16 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY TLC 8:00 PM 122 1481 0.49
77 67 90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW TLC 10:02 PM 120 757 0.23
44 26 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE TNT 6:00 PM 180 1082 0.39
49 26 CLAWS TNT 9:00 PM 57 1074 0.39
97 93 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 7:00 PM 30 364 0.17
96 93 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 367 0.17
100 89 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 356 0.18
98 81 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 363 0.20
59 87 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 919 0.19
53 72 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 961 0.22
24 22 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 60 1454 0.40
27 28 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1383 0.38
41 43 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1130 0.30
37 32 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 60 1201 0.36
92 76 BET AWARDS SHOW VH1 8:00 PM 240 486 0.21

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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