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Thursday Final Nationals: CBS Wins Prime Time

Once again, a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” (the night’s most-watched TV telecast) and a live eviction episode of “Big Brother 18” (the night’s top telecast in all key demos) put CBS on top Thursday in prime time among total viewers (5.54 million), adults 18-49 (1.3 rating/5 share), adults 18-34 (0.8/4) and adults 25-54 (1.7/6).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, July 7, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3352 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 Battlebots 248 95 2.1/4 3447 0.7/4 0.9/4 1.1/4
9:00 Greatest Hits 248 95 2.2/4 3495 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
10:00 Match Game (r) 247 92 2.0/4 3114 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/4
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 5541 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 253 95 4.8/9 7337 0.8/4 1.4/6 2.2/8
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 253 95 3.4/6 5218 0.6/3 1.1/5 1.6/5
9:00 Big Brother 18 253 95 3.8/7 6178 1.3/7 1.9/7 2.3/7
9:59 Code Black (r) 253 95 2.8/5 4165 0.5/2 0.7/3 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 1.6/3 2603 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (r) 240 95 1.8/3 2904 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge 243 95 1.9/3 3170 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.1/4
10:00 Aquarius 216 80 1.1/2 1731 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.6/2
10:13 Aquarius 243 95 1.2/2 1736 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.6/3 2375 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:00 Bones (r) 253 95 1.9/4 2850 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/3
9:00 Home Free 254 95 1.2/2 1901 0.3/2 0.5/2 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 0.5/1 733 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 246 92 0.5/1 696 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Beauty and the Beast 246 92 0.5/1 770 0.2/1 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 1.1/2 1949 0.7/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1370 0.4/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1891 0.6/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1864 0.7/3
10:03 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 1.1/2 2104 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 394 0.1/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 219 0.1/0
8:00 El Chavo 0.2/0 432 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.2/0 442 0.2/1
10:00 Como Dice el Dicho 0.2/0 307 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 7/07/16

Battlebots” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Greatest Hits” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.7/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.3/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Aquarius” (NBC, 10-10:13)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Aquarius” (NBC, 10:13-11:00)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Home Free” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Beauty and the Beast” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.49
Men 18-34: 0.62
Women 18-49: 0.56
Men 18-49: 0.80

Queen of the South” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.27
Men 18-34: 0.35
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.40

Cable Rankings – Thursday 7/07/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, July 7:

* Viewers in thousands
Vwr
Rank
Demo
Rank
Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
65 41 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 669 0.29
53 24 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 797 0.37
28 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1167 0.53
32 9 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1143 0.52
15 3 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1513 0.67
10 1 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1727 0.79
45 36 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 886 0.30
23 12 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 1265 0.45
42 29 THE FIRST 48 A&E 10:01 PM 62 928 0.33
69 70 AMC MOVIE AMC 8:00 PM 150 616 0.21
76 83 AMC MOVIE AMC 10:30 PM 150 535 0.19
55 83 LONE STAR LAW APL 10:03 PM 61 788 0.19
93 92 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 8:00 PM 178 457 0.18
73 92 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 552 0.18
25 22 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 90 1227 0.38
100 100 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 323 0.17
99 64 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 390 0.22
88 51 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 473 0.25
20 29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1340 0.33
17 27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1400 0.36
16 21 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1428 0.40
52 51 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 8:00 PM 60 812 0.25
40 41 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 9:00 PM 60 956 0.29
48 44 NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPECIAL DISC 10:00 PM 60 836 0.28
18 44 WALK THE PRANK DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1397 0.28
29 64 BUNK’D DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1162 0.22
33 64 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1104 0.22
31 64 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1148 0.22
83 70 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL: GERMANY / FRANCE (0.33 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 120 514 0.21
98 70 E:60 ESPN 10:00 PM 60 393 0.21
46 51 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 869 0.25
44 33 CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 894 0.31
36 33 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 1074 0.31
39 41 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 959 0.29
1 16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4172 0.41
3 28 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3612 0.34
2 7 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3881 0.53
67 51 BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 8:00 PM 120 622 0.25
96 70 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 150 450 0.21
90 83 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 466 0.19
93 76 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 457 0.20
93 76 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 457 0.20
90 64 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 466 0.22
92 60 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 459 0.23
80 92 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 530 0.18
71 76 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 602 0.20
19 24 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1382 0.37
13 16 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1635 0.41
4 5 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 2460 0.62
6 10 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 2121 0.51
9 16 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1909 0.41
11 24 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1726 0.37
59 92 ALONE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 750 0.18
14 15 ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1615 0.42
8 13 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:03 PM 60 2074 0.43
50 76 48 HOURS ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 820 0.20
41 60 48 HOURS ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 940 0.23
43 60 DEADLY SINS ID 10:00 PM 60 924 0.23
80 76 MOVIE LMN 10:00 PM 120 530 0.20
30 83 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1161 0.19
21 76 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1324 0.20
26 83 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1204 0.19
97 83 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 8:30 PM 30 433 0.19
85 57 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 9:00 PM 30 499 0.24
76 47 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 9:30 PM 30 535 0.26
51 16 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN8 MTV 10:00 PM 32 816 0.41
47 13 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN8 MTV 10:32 PM 31 850 0.43
22 36 NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 90 1274 0.30
37 46 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1021 0.27
35 36 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1081 0.30
34 33 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1085 0.31
49 64 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: TRACK & FIELD (0.51 HH) NBCSN 8:00 PM 185 833 0.22
63 92 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 718 0.18
57 92 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 774 0.18
54 92 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 795 0.18
86 70 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 484 0.21
64 36 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 693 0.30
84 70 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 505 0.21
75 83 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 120 537 0.19
61 51 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 150 727 0.25
74 57 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 543 0.24
58 32 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 767 0.32
12 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1671 0.55
7 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2115 0.67
27 11 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1196 0.48
38 16 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 991 0.41
68 76 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 60 621 0.20
60 51 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 150 733 0.25
79 60 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 532 0.23
76 57 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 535 0.24
72 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 570 0.26
70 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 609 0.26
62 36 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 725 0.30
66 47 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 31 638 0.26
5 2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.39 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2241 0.68
24 22 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 60 1255 0.38
89 83 R&R PICTURE SHOWS VH1 8:00 PM 120 469 0.19
87 83 R&R PICTURE SHOWS VH1 10:00 PM 150 475 0.19
56 29 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 775 0.33
82 92 MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN WETV 10:00 PM 60 519 0.18

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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  1. Douglas, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewer figures for Family Feud and Winsanity on GSN? Thanks in advance

    • Douglas, I know you may be on vacation (we all deserve one), but as soon as possible (ASAP), may you please acknowledge my GSN ratings requests for June 28th, 29th, 30th and July 5th, 6th and 7th??

    • GSN 7/07, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 639k (171k)
      8:30 Family Feud 646k (180k)
      9:00 Winsanity 401k (150k)
      9:30 Winsanity 293k (113k)
      10:00 Family Feud 356k (121k)
      10:30 Family Feud 466k (149k)