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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘Better Late Than Never’ on NBC Debuts Solid

NBC’s prime time winning streak continued to 19 consecutive nights with the combo of “America’s Got Talent” and the series premiere of reality/comedy “Better Late Than Never.” The latter program — featuring Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman together on a global tour — drew NBC’s highest non-Olympic / non-“Talent” ratings in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot since “The Voice” season finale on May 24 in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, August 23, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/4 3438 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise 249 94 3.4/6 4849 1.1/6 1.4/6 1.7/6
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise 249 94 2.0/3 2777 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
10:00 The View: 20 Years in the Making (s) 249 94 2.0/4 2689 0.2/1 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 3.8/7 5710 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
8:00 NCIS (r) 254 94 4.9/9 7397 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.4/5
9:00 Zoo 254 94 3.2/6 4832 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (r) 254 94 3.3/6 4902 0.4/2 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 6.0/11 9955 1.3/7 2.2/8 2.9/9
8:00 America’s Got Talent 244 94 6.8/12 11259 1.6/8 2.4/9 3.3/10
10:00 Better Late Than Never (p) 244 94 4.5/9 7349 0.9/5 1.6/6 2.2/7
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1263 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (r) 255 94 0.9/2 1321 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:30 New Girl (r) 255 94 0.7/1 1020 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:01 Lucifer (r) 255 94 0.9/2 1361 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 763 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 247 92 0.6/1 864 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 MADtv 247 92 0.4/1 662 0.2/1 0.2/1 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 1670 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1453 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.2/2 2049 0.6/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1880 0.7/3
10:00 Narcos 0.6/1 1080 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 466 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 398 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 526 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 519 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 354 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1721 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1771 0.5/3
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/2 1489 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1678 0.7/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2 1996 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 8/23/16

Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

The View: 20 Years in the Making” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/3
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/8
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 2.6/10
Men 18-49: 2.2/9

Better Late Than Never” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

MADtv” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.75
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 1.13
Men 18-49: 0.50

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 1.15
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.85
Men 18-49: 0.22

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.65
Men 18-34: 0.89
Women 18-49: 0.84
Men 18-49: 1.13

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.71
Men 18-49: 0.67

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:31)
Women 18-34: 0.49
Men 18-34: 0.46
Women 18-49: 0.75
Men 18-49: 0.62

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams” (HBO)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.44
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.56

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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    • Douglas, from Tuesday 8/23, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewers for Family Feud and Idiotest on GSN? Thank you in advance

    • GSN 8/23, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 398k (106k)
      8:30 Family Feud 432k (137k)
      9:00 Idiotest 290k (88k)
      9:30 Idiotest 264k (66k)
      10:00 Idiotest 281k (65k)
      10:30 Idiotest 271k (72k)