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Thursday Final Nationals: Slow Going to the Start of ‘Rush Hour’ on CBS

Season One of 'Shades of Blue' Ends on a Positive Note

Fox won Thursday with “American Idol” which, in its penultimate week, rose to its most-watched edition since Jan. 21.

NBC’s crime drama “Shades of Blue” concluded its first season with its most-watched episode on Feb. 4. The series returns for 2016-17.

Rush Hour”, the series adaptation of the hit 1998 Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker action film, got off to a slow start for CBS. It ranked third, behind NBC and ABC, in live+same day total viewers in the 10-11 p.m. hour.

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Programming Insider Thursday, March 31, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 6423 1.2/5 1.6/6 2.0/6
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 5.4/9 7768 1.7/8 2.2/8 2.6/8
9:00 Scandal 4.5/8 6436 1.3/6 1.7/6 2.1/6
10:00 The Catch 3.6/7 5067 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.5/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7456 1.1/5 1.8/6 2.5/7
8:00 Big Bang Theory 8.8/16 14237 2.0/10 3.5/14 4.9/16
8:31 Life in Pieces (f) 4.4/8 7225 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.5/7
9:30 2 Broke Girls 3.6/6 5691 0.8/3 1.6/5 2.1/6
10:00 Rush Hour (p) 3.2/6 5063 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/4 3707 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 You, Me and the Apocalypse 1.9/3 2797 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.8/3
9:00 The Blacklist (r) 1.9/3 2898 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
10:00 Shades of Blue 3.5/7 5425 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.6/5
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 5.6/10 9105 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.8/8
8:00 American Idol 5.6/10 9105 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.8/8
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.0/2 1598 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
8:00 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.3/2 1965 0.5/3 0.7/3 0.8/3
9:00 The 100 0.8/1 1231 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2010 0.7/3
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1854 0.6/3
8:00 Sueño de Amor 1.0/2 1712 0.6/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2361 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1934 0.7/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 3/31/16

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.7/11
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 3.2/11
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.9/8
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.6/8
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Catch” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.3/10
Men 18-34: 1.8/10
Women 18-49: 3.9/14
Men 18-49: 3.2/14

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Rush Hour” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

You, Me and the Apocalypse” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Shades of Blue” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.6/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Vikings” (History)
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.48
Women 18-49: 0.62
Men 18-49: 0.76

Archer” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.27
Men 18-34: 0.82
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.72

Cable Rankings – Thursday 3/31/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (ranked by network) for Thursday, March 31:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
50 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 953 0.3
20 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 1391 0.5
10 60 DAYS IN A&E 10:01 PM 61 1706 0.7
55 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 812 0.3
44 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 1027 0.4
27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1203 0.5
24 THE CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1299 0.5
14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1568 0.7
5 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1895 0.9
76 THROWBACK THURSDAY: U.S. Marshals AMC 8:00 PM 180 658 0.2
72 FINDING BIGFOOT APL 9:03 PM 123 690 0.2
99 PARTY DOWN SOUTH CMT 9:00 PM 60 505 0.2
45 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 986 0.2
19 EIGHTIES CNN 9:00 PM 120 1415 0.4
84 FAST N LOUD DISC 8:00 PM 60 608 0.2
70 FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 60 706 0.2
73 FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 60 682 0.2
56 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 791 0.2
64 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 750 0.2
79 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES DISJR 9:00 PM 25 642 0.2
93 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 526 0.1
25 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1263 0.2
21 BUNKD DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1354 0.2
23 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1319 0.2
39 BACKSTAGE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1068 0.1
36 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1078 0.2
33 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1089 0.2
57 NIT TOURNAMENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON/ VALPARAISO (0.52 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 121 781 0.2
58 COLLEGE SLAM DUNK & 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP (0.51 HH) ESPN 9:01 PM 125 778 0.3
58 CHOPPED CHAMPIONS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 778 0.3
37 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1071 0.3
30 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 1132 0.3
34 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 1084 0.3
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2394 0.2
4 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2107 0.2
6 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1882 0.3
31 FX MOVIE PRIME: Ride Along FX 8:00 PM 120 1105 0.4
40 ARCHER FX 10:00 PM 31 1067 0.5
96 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 517 0.1
97 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 516 0.1
93 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 526 0.1
80 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 635 0.2
22 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1337 0.3
15 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1456 0.4
13 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1576 0.5
11 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1657 0.5
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1846 0.5
12 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1644 0.5
41 PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 30 1051 0.3
28 PAWN STARS HIST 8:30 PM 30 1169 0.3
53 VIKINGS HIST 9:00 PM 60 882 0.2
3 VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 61 2301 0.7
47 48 HOURS ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 971 0.2
43 MOTIVES & MURDERS:CRACKING THE CASE ID 9:00 PM 60 1034 0.2
52 HOUSE OF HORRORS: KIDNAPPED ID 10:00 PM 30 926 0.3
63 HOUSE OF HORRORS: KIDNAPPED ID 10:30 PM 30 752 0.2
92 JAG INSP 9:00 PM 60 534 0.0
81 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 630 0.1
18 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 9:00 PM 62 1423 0.4
37 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1071 0.1
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1447 0.2
26 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1241 0.1
29 NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 120 1162 0.4
51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 948 0.3
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 962 0.3
68 LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 8:00 PM 60 731 0.1
46 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NGC 9:00 PM 60 982 0.2
91 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 535 0.1
87 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 582 0.1
60 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 773 0.2
74 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 680 0.2
98 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 515 0.1
88 SPIKE TV MOVIE: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides SPIKE 6:00 PM 180 577 0.3
42 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 1045 0.5
67 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 30 737 0.4
62 MOVIE: The Lone Ranger SYFY 8:00 PM 180 768 0.2
90 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 563 0.3
66 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 741 0.3
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1439 0.5
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1752 0.6
32 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1103 0.5
48 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 962 0.4
86 MY 600 LB. LIFE TLC 7:00 PM 120 593 0.2
78 EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS TLC 9:00 PM 120 646 0.3
35 NBA BASKETBALL: CHI/HOU (0.73 HH) TNT 7:14 PM 151 1079 0.4
8 NBA BASKETBALL: LAC/OKC (1.12 HH) TNT 9:45 PM 146 1763 0.8
85 MYSTERIES AT THE CASTLE TRAV 9:00 PM 60 597 0.2
89 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 576 0.3
82 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 617 0.3
83 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 614 0.3
54 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 853 0.4
75 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 669 0.1
95 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:12 PM 36 520 0.1
76 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 658 0.1
70 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 706 0.1
61 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 769 0.2
69 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 720 0.1
2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.43 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2328 0.7
65 MOVIE: Skyfall USA 10:00 PM 180 749 0.3
99 MARY MARY WETV 9:00 PM 60 505 0.2

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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    • Life in Pieces (CBS, 3/31)

      8:31 7.837 million viewers, 1.9/7 adults 18-49

      9:00 6.632 million viewers, 1.6/6 adults 18-49

      The 100 info is in the article.