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Thursday Final Nationals: Second-Most Watched NFL Draft To-Date on ESPN and NFL Network

Yankees-Red Sox Draws Positive Ratings on YES Network

ESPN won Thursday night among all networks in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos, thanks to the “2017 NFL Draft.”

On television, the telecast peaked in the 9-9:30 p.m. ET half hour with a 4.6 rating and 7.779 million viewers.  
 
For the fourth consecutive year, Cleveland was the highest-rated metered market for Round 1 on ESPN, averaging a 12.6. Philadelphia, the host city for this year’s NFL Draft, was the No. 2 rated market on solely ESPN with a 9.1 – the highest rating in Philadelphia across all rounds of the NFL Draft on ESPN/ESPN2 since the new primetime format began in 2010. Remaining top-10 metered markets for ESPN’s coverage included Columbus, Ohio (9.0), Greenville, S.C. (8.7), Birmingham, Ala. (7.6), Dayton (7.6), Charlotte (6.9), New Orleans (6.9), Buffalo (6.8) and Norfolk, Va. (6.6).

Day 1 of the NFL Draft on NFL Network averaged a 1.52 household rating and 2.53 million viewers, up +22 percent and +24 percent respectively; the network’s most-watched NFL Draft Day 1 to-date.

Day 1 of the NFL Draft across NFL Network & ESPN combined for a 5.51 household rating and 9.21 million viewers, up +6 percent and +11 percent respectively.  2017 ranks as the second-most watched combined draft viewership behind only 2014.

Philadelphia scored a 13.31 household in the market across NFL Network + ESPN, the highest rating for Round 1 of the Draft in Philadelphia ever (data available since 2007).

(Sources: NFL, ESPN)

Regional sports network YES Network reported Thursday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox telecast was its 3rd-most viewed and 3rd-highest rated Yankees telecast this season. The game averaged 412,000 Total Viewers and a 3.93 average TV Household rating in the New York market. The telecast peaked at 576,000 Total Viewers during the 9:15-9:30 quarter-hour, YES’ highest quarter-hour viewership of the season.

YES’ first 16 Yankees telecasts this season are averaging 334,000 Total Viewers per game, a year-over-year increase of 41 percent from the network’s April 2016 Yankees average.

YES averaged 396,000 Total Viewers and a 3.82 average TV Household rating for the Wednesday, Apr. 26 Yankees-Red Sox telecast (4th-most viewed and 4th-highest rated Yankees telecast of the season) despite the game’s also being available on ESPN in the New York market.

(Source: YES)


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, April 27, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/6 5080 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 257 93 4.8/9 7022 1.2/6 1.8/7 2.2/7
9:01 Scandal 253 93 3.6/6 5193 0.8/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
10:00 The Catch 253 93 2.2/4 2994 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.1/7 6539 0.6/3 1.3/5 1.9/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory 253 93 7.5/14 12516 1.3/7 2.6/11 3.7/13
8:31 The Great Indoors 253 93 3.9/7 6376 0.6/3 1.2/5 1.9/6
9:01 Mom 253 93 4.5/8 7056 0.6/3 1.3/5 2.0/6
9:30 Mom 253 93 3.5/6 5507 0.5/2 1.1/4 1.7/5
10:00 The Amazing Race 253 93 2.5/5 3798 0.4/2 0.7/3 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 4483 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
8:00 Superstore (rs) 244 92 1.6/3 2331 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:30 Superstore 245 93 1.8/3 2765 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Chicago Med 245 93 4.0/7 6040 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
10:00 The Blacklist 245 93 3.2/6 4861 0.3/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.4/2 2118 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
8:00 MasterChef Junior 258 93 1.7/3 2646 0.5/2 0.8/3 0.9/3
9:00 Kicking & Screaming (f) 258 93 1.0/2 1590 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1133 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
8:00 Supernatural 247 90 0.9/2 1382 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Riverdale 247 90 0.5/1 885 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1793 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1622 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2 1555 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2108 0.7/3
10:02 La Piloto 0.9/2 1701 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1232 0.4/2
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 545 0.2/1
7:55 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (thru 10:00) 0.6/1 1216 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 1.2/2 2156 0.6/3 0.8/3
8:00 Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2017 (preliminary) 1.2/2 1959 0.5/3 0.7/3
9:00 Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2017 (preliminary) 1.2/2 2170 0.6/3 0.9/3
10:00 Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2017 (preliminary) 1.3/2 2340 0.7/3 0.9/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 4/27/17

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/9
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.5/10
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Catch” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/8
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 2.8/11
Men 18-49: 2.4/10

The Great Indoors” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Amazing Race” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Superstore” (NBC, 8:30)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

MasterChef Junior” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Kicking & Screaming” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Supernatural” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Riverdale” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.3:1


Cable Rankings – Thursday 4/27/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, April 27:

* 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
69 89 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 578 0.14
37 19 60 DAYS IN A&E 9:00 PM 61 863 0.34
47 22 60 DAYS IN A&E 10:01 PM 65 806 0.30
77 60 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 531 0.19
64 30 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 629 0.25
35 13 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 882 0.41
23 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1205 0.55
17 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1408 0.66
20 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1311 0.62
63 71 AMC MOVIE: YOUNG GUNS AMC 8:00 PM 150 630 0.17
79 71 AMC MOVIE: YOUNG GUNS II AMC 10:30 PM 150 515 0.17
101 89 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 253 0.14
100 79 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 282 0.16
97 63 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 297 0.18
90 63 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP CMDY 10:00 PM 60 351 0.18
82 101 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 1: N.Y. RANGERS @ OTTAWA CNBC 7:00 PM 170 476 0.13
41 85 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 839 0.15
50 85 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 9:00 PM 60 769 0.15
62 53 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 61 636 0.20
55 42 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:01 PM 61 738 0.22
58 33 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 10:02 PM 61 670 0.24
42 46 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 836 0.21
59 63 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 665 0.18
66 89 LEGO FROZEN NORTHERN LIGH DISJR 8:55 PM 25 589 0.14
36 53 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 869 0.20
38 53 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 856 0.20
44 63 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 830 0.18
31 63 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 917 0.18
31 63 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 25 917 0.18
40 89 TANGLED: THE SERIES DSNY 10:30 PM 30 840 0.14
89 71 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:01 PM 60 362 0.17
96 89 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 10:01 PM 61 311 0.14
1 1 NFL DRAFT (4.00 HH, 2.60 A18-34) ESPN 7:59 PM 230 6681 2.78
68 89 CHOPPED STAR POWER FOOD 8:00 PM 60 585 0.14
51 42 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 757 0.22
57 46 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 692 0.21
56 38 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 716 0.23
3 38 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2635 0.23
5 46 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2430 0.21
6 33 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2304 0.24
33 17 FX MOVIE PRIME: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER FX 8:00 PM 180 901 0.36
94 63 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 319 0.18
95 79 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 317 0.16
93 89 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 322 0.14
92 79 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 330 0.16
81 85 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 481 0.15
83 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 466 0.14
43 71 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 833 0.17
26 42 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1072 0.22
21 26 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1277 0.27
22 28 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1268 0.26
15 38 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1481 0.23
18 30 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1405 0.25
29 71 SWAMP PEOPLE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 937 0.17
11 14 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1842 0.38
10 14 SWAMP PEOPLE FL HIST 10:03 PM 9 1863 0.38
54 60 JFK DECLASSIFIED: OSWALD HIST 10:12 PM 60 740 0.19
46 33 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 8:00 PM 60 819 0.24
24 17 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 9:00 PM 60 1127 0.36
25 19 MYSTERY IN LAKEWOOD ID 10:00 PM 60 1106 0.34
66 71 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 8:00 PM 45 589 0.17
52 53 MAFS SHORT LIF 8:45 PM 15 756 0.20
28 21 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 9:00 PM 77 1027 0.31
65 71 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIF 10:17 PM 105 608 0.17
78 89 MOVIE- LFT ACQUIRED RPT LMN 10:00 PM 120 521 0.14
98 102 SHOWCASE GAME 1: NYY @ BOS OR HOU @ CLE MLBN 7:10 PM 145 295 0.05
19 79 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1362 0.16
7 26 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2187 0.27
8 60 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1915 0.19
102 89 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 10:30 PM 60 252 0.14
34 30 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: THE LAST AIRBENDER NAN 8:00 PM 120 884 0.25
71 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 568 0.20
72 46 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 556 0.21
16 9 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 1: PITTSBURGH @ WASHINGTON (0.82 HH, 0.53 A18-34) NBCSN 7:34 PM 170 1423 0.58
75 46 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS (0.33 HH, 0.19 A18-34) NBCSN 10:24 PM 36 535 0.21
4 3 NFL DRAFT – LIVE (1.52 HH, 0.77 A18-34) NFLN 8:00 PM 228 2528 1.04
98 89 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 295 0.14
85 63 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 411 0.18
60 24 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 33 649 0.28
87 85 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 180 385 0.15
74 53 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 536 0.20
61 38 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 639 0.23
27 16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1067 0.37
14 11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1549 0.51
13 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1715 0.61
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1723 0.61
73 53 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZED TLC 8:00 PM 120 551 0.20
70 46 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 10:00 PM 61 571 0.21
9 4 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 GAME 6: TORONTO @ MILWAUKEE (1.24 HH, 0.60 A18-34) TNT 7:09 PM 167 1885 0.67
2 2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 GAME 6: SAN ANTONIO @ MEMPHIS (1.96 HH, 1.05 HH) TNT 9:56 PM 150 3043 1.14
91 79 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 346 0.16
88 79 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 363 0.16
84 46 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 441 0.21
75 24 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 535 0.28
49 12 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 784 0.43
80 33 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 505 0.24
48 89 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 804 0.14
30 33 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 918 0.24
44 42 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 830 0.22
38 22 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 70 856 0.30
53 28 MBC: RS FIRST LOOK WETV 10:10 PM 12 743 0.26
86 71 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 10:22 PM 73 394 0.17

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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. Wow..Last Airbender bombed, and Full House ratings did poor.
    What are the ratings for Friends on Nick at Nite 11PM-12AM please? Henry Danger ratings for 6PM-7PM please on Nickelodeon? And Thundermans 7PM-8PM? I know I asked lot because ratings for Nickelodeon were dropping. Thanks.

    • Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 4/27 6:00-6:30 p.m.)
      – 1.335 million viewers
      – 0.36 adults 18-49 rating

      Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 4/27 6:30-7:00 p.m.)
      – 1.204 million viewers
      – 0.31 adults 18-49 rating

      Thundermans (Nickelodeon, 4/27 7:00-7:30 p.m.)
      – 1.180 million viewers
      – 0.26 adults 18-49 rating

      Thundermans (Nickelodeon, 4/27 7:30-8:00 p.m.)
      – 1.202 million viewers
      – 0.24 adults 18-49 rating

      Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 4/27 11:00-11:30 p.m.)
      – 0.724 million viewers
      – 0.31 adults 18-49 rating

      Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 4/27 11:30 p.m.-midnight)
      – 0.809 million viewers
      – 0.34 adults 18-49 rating

    • SpongeBob (Nickelodeon, 4/27 4:30-5:00 p.m.)
      – 1.467 million viewers
      – 0.36 adults 18-49 rating

      Loud House (Nickelodeon, 4/27 5:00-5:30 p.m.)
      – 1.478 million viewers
      – 0.345 adults 18-49 rating

  2. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Thursday 4/27/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ………. 1.78 … 2.74
    Scandal ………………….. 1.40 … 2.27
    The Catch ………………. 0.63 … 0.92
    Big Bang Theory ……… 2.56 … 3.93
    Great Indoors …………. 1.21 … 1.46
    Mom ……………………… 1.27 … 1.64
    Life in Pieces ………….. 1.10 … 1.56
    Amazing Race ………… 0.74 … 1.30
    Superstore-r …………… 0.51 … 0.55
    Superstore ……………… 0.82 … 1.32
    Chicago Med ………….. 1.00 … 1.61
    Blacklist …………………. 0.76 … 1.44
    MasterChef Junior …… 0.75 … 1.02
    Kicking+Screaming ….. 0.52 … 0.61
    Supernatural …………… 0.47 … 0.79
    Riverdale ………………… 0.34 … 0.55

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ……… 7025 … 9557
    Scandal …………………. 5197 … 7595
    The Catch ……………… 2996 … 4142
    Big Bang Theory …… 12517 .. 16235
    Great Indoors …………. 6376 … 6958
    Mom ……………………… 7058 … 8535
    Life in Pieces ………….. 5507 … 7008
    Amazing Race ………… 3798 … 5893
    Superstore-r …………… 2331 … 2415
    Superstore ……………… 2765 … 3769
    Chicago Med ………….. 6039 … 8701
    Blacklist …………………. 4861 … 7947
    MasterChef Junior …… 2646 … 3368
    Kicking+Screaming …. 1590 … 1885
    Supernatural …………… 1382 … 2181
    Riverdale …………………. 885 … 1339