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Thursday Final Nationals: CBS Wins Prime Time Amidst Many Preemptions for NFL Preseason

CBS was Thursday’s overall winner amidst a slew of broadcast network preemptions due to regional NFL preseason game telecasts, thanks to a rerun of “Big Bang Theory” and a new “Big Brother 18” despite being pushed to late night or onto secondary CBS affiliates in several major markets.

Note: Final nationals for Spanish-language networks will be available after Labor Day.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, September 1, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/3 2326 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
8:00 BattleBots (f) 216 85 1.5/3 3431 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
10:00 Match Game (r) 212 82 1.2/2 1897 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 4028 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 245 91 3.3/6 5251 0.7/3 1.1/5 1.6/5
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 241 90 2.3/4 3511 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:00 Big Brother 18 254 94 3.1/5 4939 1.2/5 1.6/6 1.9/6
9:59 Code Black (r) 238 89 1.9/4 2771 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/3 2476 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (r) 222 86 1.5/3 2308 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (r) 225 88 1.6/3 2560 0.6/3 0.8/3 0.9/3
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.3/2 1883 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Rosewood (r) 240 89 1.3/2 1853 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Bones (r) 240 89 1.3/2 1913 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 623 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 227 84 0.5/1 689 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Beauty and the Beast (r) 227 84 0.4/1 557 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 0.9/2 1480 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1616 0.6/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/2 1653 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1759 0.6/2
10:00 Narcos 0.6/1 1027 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 416 0.1/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 285 0.1/0
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 485 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/0 433 0.1/0
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 330 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 9/01/16

BattleBots” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

College Football: South Carolina @ Vanderbilt” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 1.14
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 1.10

NFL Preseason: New England @ N.Y. Giants” (NFL Network)
Women 18-34: 0.18
Men 18-34: 0.36
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.47

NFL Preseason: Seattle @ Oakland” (NFL Network)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.40

Queen of the South” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.22
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.26

Nick Cannon Wild N’ Out” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.18

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.15
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.18

Cable Rankings – Thursday 9/01/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, September 1:

* 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
97 84 60 DAYS IN A&E 8:00 PM 45 393 0.16
72 47 60 DAYS IN PRE-SHOW A&E 8:45 PM 15 555 0.23
23 5 60 DAYS IN A&E 9:00 PM 61 1136 0.55
50 21 BEHIND BARS: ROOKIE YEAR A&E 10:01 PM 62 774 0.34
52 30 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 759 0.28
47 23 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 793 0.33
36 12 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1012 0.42
22 8 THE CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1160 0.49
17 3 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1413 0.61
12 2 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1602 0.73
91 77 AMC MOVIE: THE CONJURING AMC 9:30 PM 210 427 0.17
92 66 SAWCQ-L: COPA MUNDIAL-ELIMINATORIAS: URUGUAY / ARGENTINA (0.24 HH) BEIE 7:16 PM 134 412 0.19
75 87 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 539 0.15
29 21 FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1061 0.34
100 66 JEFF ROSS ROAST BATTLE CMDY 10:00 PM 60 344 0.19
24 32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1110 0.27
35 35 CNN FILMS CNN 9:00 PM 120 1026 0.26
87 87 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 456 0.15
79 71 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 60 510 0.18
61 40 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 10:00 PM 60 595 0.24
55 57 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 706 0.20
69 84 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 569 0.16
26 52 ZAPPED DSNY 8:00 PM 105 1078 0.21
31 71 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:45 PM 25 1050 0.18
27 66 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:10 PM 25 1073 0.19
33 57 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:35 PM 25 1040 0.20
94 77 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 61 405 0.17
73 40 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:01 PM 60 546 0.24
90 84 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 10:01 PM 61 434 0.16
7 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: SOUTH CAROLINA / VANDERBILT (1.15 HH) ESPN 7:55 PM 213 1942 0.77
56 57 CHOPPED TEENS 3 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 665 0.20
48 47 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 790 0.23
43 25 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 891 0.30
45 32 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 831 0.27
2 52 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2306 0.21
4 52 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2160 0.21
9 57 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1834 0.20
42 18 FX MOVIE PRIME: IRON MAN 3 FX 7:00 PM 180 892 0.36
88 77 SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL FX 10:00 PM 33 453 0.17
94 77 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 405 0.17
86 57 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 460 0.20
81 39 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 502 0.25
74 30 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 542 0.28
65 87 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 580 0.15
62 91 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 591 0.14
78 91 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 516 0.14
76 100 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 532 0.13
64 77 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 584 0.17
63 71 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 586 0.18
15 16 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1483 0.37
10 18 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1673 0.36
1 6 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 2534 0.52
6 9 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 2118 0.45
5 14 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 2131 0.39
8 16 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1887 0.37
25 57 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 8:00 PM 60 1085 0.20
3 14 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 2287 0.39
19 32 ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1311 0.27
54 71 UNRAVELED ID 8:00 PM 60 755 0.18
39 40 UNRAVELED ID 9:00 PM 60 936 0.24
34 25 BLOOD RELATIVES ID 10:00 PM 60 1039 0.30
77 57 GREY’S ANATOMY LIF 8:00 PM 60 525 0.20
66 47 GREYS ANATOMY LIF 9:00 PM 62 574 0.23
70 40 GREY’S ANATOMY LIF 10:02 PM 60 568 0.24
20 91 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1174 0.14
13 57 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1593 0.20
14 66 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1556 0.19
85 57 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S8 MTV 10:00 PM 31 480 0.20
99 91 JOKING OFF SSN3 MTV 10:31 PM 31 358 0.14
16 13 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: RIO (2011) NAN 8:00 PM 120 1466 0.41
41 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 902 0.26
40 25 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 919 0.30
28 20 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): NEW ENGLAND / NY GIANTS (0.68 HH) NFLN 7:00 PM 188 1071 0.35
44 25 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): SEATTLE / OAKLAND (0.56 HH) NFLN 10:08 PM 183 856 0.30
89 91 FACING NGC 9:00 PM 60 440 0.14
80 47 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 10:00 PM 31 508 0.23
59 91 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: LAKE PLACID VS. ANACONDA SYFY 7:00 PM 120 615 0.14
66 71 SYFY MOVIE: ANACONDA SYFY 9:00 PM 120 574 0.18
57 40 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 625 0.24
46 24 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 814 0.31
18 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1369 0.50
11 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1647 0.59
30 10 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1056 0.44
37 11 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 997 0.43
60 52 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 60 614 0.21
68 66 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 10:00 PM 54 573 0.19
57 77 COUNTING ON: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:54 PM 6 625 0.17
32 35 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN TNT 8:00 PM 135 1047 0.26
38 35 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: RED 2 TNT 10:15 PM 150 945 0.26
82 40 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 501 0.24
83 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 494 0.23
71 40 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 90 564 0.24
84 52 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 31 490 0.21
48 91 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:00 PM 30 790 0.14
51 91 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.51 HH) TWC 9:00 PM 60 767 0.14
53 91 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.53 HH) TWC 10:00 PM 60 758 0.14
21 25 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 61 1162 0.30
98 71 RUPAUL ALL STARS 2 VH1 8:00 PM 90 385 0.18
93 77 CUTTING IT: IN THE ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 410 0.17
96 87 JIM & CHRISSY WETV 10:00 PM 60 398 0.15

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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    • GSN 9/01, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 479k (119k)
      8:30 Family Feud 566k (138k)
      9:00 Winsanity 351k (112k)
      9:30 Family Feud 380k (72k)
      10:00 Family Feud 400k (92k)
      10:30 Family Feud 492k (96k)