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Sunday Final Nationals: Primetime Emmys on ABC Sink to All-Time Low

Despite the “68th Primetime Emmy Awards” airing on ABC, NBC led Sunday night (by far) with Green Bay-Minnesota on “Sunday Night Football.”

As for the Emmys, it was the second consecutive year the ceremony dipped to all-time lows in total viewers and young demos, even with unpredictable award winners in some of the major acting categories.

Half-hours for ‬“68th Primetime Emmys” on ABC were, as follows:

8:00-8:30 ‬
Household rating/Share: 7.3/12
Viewers: 11.611 million
adults 18-34: 2.0 rating/8 share
adults 18-49: 2.8 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.4 rating/9 share

‪8:30-9:00 ‬
Household rating/Share: 7.3/12
Viewers: 11.640 million
adults 18-34: 2.0 rating/8 share
adults 18-49: 2.8 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.5 rating/9 share

‪9:00-9:30 ‬
Household rating/Share: 7.3/12
Viewers: 11.545 million
adults 18-34: 2.1 rating/8 share
adults 18-49: 2.9 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.5 rating/9 share

‪9:30-10:00
Household rating/Share: 7.2/12
Viewers: 11.491 million
adults 18-34: 2.1 rating/8 share
adults 18-49: 2.9 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.5 rating/9 share

‪10:00-10:30
Household rating/Share: 7.1/12
Viewers: 11.265 million
adults 18-34: 2.2 rating/9 share
adults 18-49: 2.9 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.5 rating/9 share

10:30-11:00
Household rating/Share: 6.9/13
Viewers: 10.743 million
adults 18-34: 1.9 rating/8 share
adults 18-49: 2.7 rating/9 share
adults 25-54: 3.3 rating/10 share

 

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Sunday, September 18, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 6.2/11 9731 1.7/7 2.4/8 2.9/8
7:00 Emmys Red Carpet Live (s) 247 94 3.2/6 4777 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
8:00 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (s) 248 94 7.2/12 11382 2.1/8 2.8/9 3.4/9
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 6.4/11 9681 1.5/6 2.2/7 2.8/8
4:25 NFL Football Indianapolis @ Denver or Atlanta @ Oakland or Jacksonville @ San Diego (s) 12.2/24 21354 7.0/27 8.2/27
7:40 NFL Football Post-Gun (s) 10.7/20 18838 5.1/23 5.9/21 6.9/21
7:44 60 Minutes 254 94 7.7/13 12701 1.9/8 2.6/9 3.4/9
8:44 The Case of JonBenet Ramsey Part 1 (s) 254 94 6.5/11 10422 1.4/5 2.1/7 2.8/7
10:44 NCIS: Los Angeles (r) (thru 11:44) 254 94 3.1/7 4570 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 10.7/18 19702 5.8/23 6.8/2/ 7.7/21
7:30 Football Night in America 242 94 3.8/7 6304 1.5/7 2.1/8 2.5/8
7:55 Football Night in America 242 94 6.9/12 11856 3.4/15 4.2/14 4.9/14
8:22 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 242 94 9.6/16 16735 4.8/20 5.8/19 6.8/19
8:33 Sunday Night Football Green Bay @ Minnesota (thru 11:43) 242 94 12.7/22 22751 7.0/28 8.2/26 9.2/25
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 1.0/2 1650 0.6/2 0.7/2 0.7/2
7:00 Bob’s Burgers (r) 217 74 0.7/1 1046 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
7:18 Bob’s Burgers (r) 252 94 1.1/2 1830 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.8/2
7:30 Bob’s Burgers (r) 255 94 1.1/2 1741 0.6/3 0.7/2 0.8/2
8:00 The Simpsons (r) 255 94 1.1/2 1829 0.7/3 0.7/2 0.8/2
8:30 The Simpsons (r) 252 94 1.1/2 1797 0.6/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
8:59 Family Guy (r) 254 94 1.2/2 1891 0.7/3 0.8/2 0.9/2
9:29 The Last Man on Earth (r) 255 94 0.8/1 1297 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.5/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.9/1 1453 0.5/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.8/1 1366 0.4/1
8:00 La Banda 0.9/1 1532 0.5/2
10:00 Aqui y Ahora 0.8/1 1382 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.3/0 530 0.2/1
7:00 Cine Unknown (2011) 0.4/1 787 0.3/1
9:00 La Embajada 0.2/0 295 0.1/0
10:00 Club de Cuervos (p) 0.1/0 251 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 9/18/16

Emmys Red Carpet Live” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

68th Primetime Emmy Awards” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.4/9
Men 18-34: 1.7/7
Women 18-49: 3.4/11
Men 18-49: 2.4/7

60 Minutes” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 2.2/9
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 3.1/10

The Case of JonBenet Ramsey: Part 1” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 1.1/4
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.8/5

Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:30)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 2.0/9
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 2.8/10

Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:56)
Women 18-34: 2.5/11
Men 18-34: 4.3/19
Women 18-49: 2.9/10
Men 18-49: 5.5/19

Sunday Night Pre-Kick” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 3.4/14
Men 18-34: 6.1/25
Women 18-49: 4.1/14
Men 18-49: 7.6/25

Sunday Night Football: Green Bay @ Minnesota” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 5.0/20
Men 18-34: 8.9/36
Women 18-49: 5.7/19
Men 18-49: 10.7/34

Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 1.11
Men 18-34: 1.10
Women 18-49: 1.51
Men 18-49: 1.60

Talking Dead” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.42
Men 18-49: 0.44

Rob & Chyna” (E!)
Women 18-34: 1.23
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 1.02
Men 18-49: 0.36

Power” (Starz)
Women 18-34: 0.76
Men 18-34: 0.67
Women 18-49: 0.94
Men 18-49: 0.86

Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.43

Ballers” (HBO)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.39
Women 18-49: 0.35
Men 18-49: 0.65

Vice Principals” (HBO)
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.36

Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.30
Men 18-49: 0.38

The Strain” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.37
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.43

Lip Sync Battle (Live)” (Spike)
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.24

MLB Baseball: N.Y. Yankees @ Boston Red Sox” (ESPN, 0.97 household rating)
Women 18-34: 0.13
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.50

Live from the Red Carpet: 2016 Primetime Emmys” (E!, 0.64 household rating)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.18

Cable Rankings – Sunday 9/18/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Sunday, September 18:

* 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
99 61 KILLER KIDS A&E 7:00 PM 60 684 0.24
89 47 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 749 0.30
68 33 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 877 0.34
46 18 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1117 0.47
22 11 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1421 0.65
14 8 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1493 0.68
97 84 AMC MOVIE: JOHN CARTER AMC 6:00 PM 119 694 0.18
69 45 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7:59 PM 61 873 0.30
1 1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 3616 1.55
47 21 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:01 PM 59 1113 0.43
12 13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1524 0.60
89 58 MANZOD WITH CHILDREN BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 749 0.24
72 97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 846 0.13
98 99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 688 0.12
93 95 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 8:00 PM 60 719 0.14
86 92 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 9:00 PM 60 761 0.15
79 89 BUNKD DSNY 7:00 PM 30 789 0.16
77 86 WALK THE PRANK DSNY 7:30 PM 30 820 0.17
48 57 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1112 0.25
52 73 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1036 0.20
59 83 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:00 PM 30 961 0.18
63 91 BUNK’D DSNY 9:30 PM 30 933 0.15
70 96 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 859 0.13
65 90 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:30 PM 30 914 0.15
91 78 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 7:30 PM 25 744 0.19
96 77 WHISKER HAVEN TALES SHORT DISJR 7:55 PM 5 699 0.19
61 39 LRC: 2016 PRIMETIME EMMY E! 6:00 PM 120 945 0.31
24 5 ROB & CHYNA E! 9:00 PM 61 1407 0.69
16 34 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: NY YANKEES / BOSTON ESPN 8:00 PM 223 1468 0.33
83 64 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 7:00 PM 60 775 0.23
37 24 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1291 0.40
42 28 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 7 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1181 0.36
53 42 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1024 0.31
26 100 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOXNC 7:00 PM 60 1379 0.10
20 94 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1436 0.15
10 87 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1564 0.17
35 93 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1299 0.15
41 17 SUNDAY MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES FRFM 7:00 PM 165 1183 0.49
81 30 SUNDAY MOVIE: ALADDIN FRFM 9:45 PM 135 778 0.36
84 55 FX MOVIE PRIME: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS FX 5:00 PM 179 767 0.26
57 23 THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 61 990 0.40
34 88 HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 7:00 PM 120 1305 0.16
8 60 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 9:00 PM 60 1851 0.24
56 16 BALLERS HBO 10:02 PM 27 998 0.50
33 56 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 60 1321 0.25
21 50 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1431 0.29
17 37 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 57 1464 0.32
19 31 AMERICAN PICKERS XTRA HIST 9:57 PM 3 1455 0.35
53 46 OZZY & JACK’S WORLD DETOUR HIST 10:00 PM 63 1024 0.30
32 51 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:00 PM 30 1328 0.29
23 49 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:30 PM 30 1408 0.29
13 44 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1495 0.30
30 54 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1350 0.27
26 53 CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1379 0.28
15 38 CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1487 0.32
38 48 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1285 0.30
43 52 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1176 0.28
82 69 JONBENET: AMERICAN MURDER ID 7:00 PM 60 776 0.22
67 65 JONBENET: AMERICAN MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 885 0.23
99 82 DATELINE ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 684 0.19
66 63 ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN ID 10:00 PM 60 910 0.23
92 72 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: STALKED BY MY DOCTOR LIF 7:00 PM 120 741 0.20
88 59 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: STALKED BY DOCTOR: RETURN LIF 9:00 PM 122 755 0.24
95 98 DRAIN THE GREAT LAKES NGC 7:00 PM 60 704 0.13
60 76 DRAIN THE OCEAN: WWII NGC 9:00 PM 60 949 0.20
85 85 DRAIN BERMUDA TRIANGLE NGC 10:00 PM 60 763 0.17
71 79 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 857 0.19
73 71 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 843 0.22
78 70 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 818 0.22
28 66 HENRY DANGER NICK 7:00 PM 30 1356 0.23
29 68 GAME SHAKERS NICK 7:30 PM 30 1351 0.23
40 75 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1190 0.20
51 81 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1070 0.19
76 80 INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO 8:58 PM 5 832 0.19
31 32 RAY DONOVAN S4 SHO 9:03 PM 59 1343 0.34
80 43 BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 782 0.31
36 14 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 8:59 PM 3 1294 0.55
3 2 POWER 3 STARZ 9:02 PM 59 2038 0.90
58 20 SURVIVOR’S REMORSE 3 STARZ 10:01 PM 28 965 0.43
75 27 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 10:29 PM 2 834 0.37
87 62 SYFY MOVIE: NATIONAL TREAS. BOOK SECR SYFY 8:00 PM 150 759 0.24
64 41 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 7:00 PM 30 921 0.31
11 15 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 7:30 PM 30 1557 0.51
4 6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 2027 0.69
5 10 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1972 0.66
6 12 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1928 0.62
2 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2085 0.72
7 7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1916 0.69
9 9 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1804 0.66
62 67 MADAGASCAR TOON 6:00 PM 109 936 0.23
94 74 TEEN TITANS GO FILL TOON 7:49 PM 11 715 0.20
49 22 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 9:00 PM 61 1107 0.43
53 25 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 10:01 PM 61 1024 0.39
74 35 TNT SUNDAY MOVIES: TYLER PERRY’S MARRIED TOO TNT 5:30 PM 150 841 0.33
44 19 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE HELP TNT 8:00 PM 180 1126 0.43
25 26 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 60 1384 0.38
39 29 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1269 0.36
45 40 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1121 0.31
50 36 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 60 1075 0.32
17 4 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1464 0.70

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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