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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘Bones’ on Fox Concludes Series Run Tying its Best Adults 18-49 Delivery in 15 Months

CBS led Tuesday night in total viewers (11.47 million) and adults 25-54 (2.1 rating/7 share) while NBC won among adults 18-49 (1.5/6) and adults 18-34 (0.9/5).

Fox’s “Bones” ended its 12-season run on the night. The long-running series went out on a relatively high note drawing its best live-plus-same day viewership since July 14, 2016 and matching its best adults 18-49 delivery since Dec. 10, 2015.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, March 28, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2763 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Middle (r) 253 92 2.5/4 3808 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.2/4
8:30 American Housewife (r) 254 93 2.0/3 3016 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:00 American Housewife (rs) 254 93 1.9/3 2953 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:30 Fresh Off the Boat (rs) 254 93 1.6/3 2538 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
10:00 People Icons 254 93 1.5/3 2130 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.2/13 11470 0.7/4 1.4/5 2.1/7
8:00 NCIS 253 93 8.9/16 14351 0.9/5 1.6/6 2.5/8
9:00 Bull 253 93 6.8/12 10895 0.7/4 1.3/5 2.1/6
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans 253 93 5.9/11 9165 0.5/3 1.1/4 1.8/6
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/8 6913 0.9/5 1.5/6 2.0/6
8:00 The Voice 246 93 6.3/11 10222 1.3/7 2.1/8 2.9/9
9:01 Trial & Error 246 93 2.7/5 4248 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:30 Trial & Error 246 93 2.0/4 3229 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:00 Chicago Fire 246 93 4.3/8 6680 0.9/5 1.4/5 1.9/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3298 0.7/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 New Girl 258 93 1.4/3 2160 0.7/4 0.9/4 1.0/3
8:31 The Mick 258 93 1.5/3 2407 0.7/4 0.9/3 1.0/3
9:01 Bones (f) 258 93 2.8/5 4350 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 1990 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.8/3
8:00 The Flash 247 90 1.5/3 2388 0.7/4 0.9/3 1.0/3
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow 247 90 1.0/2 1593 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1765 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.1/2 1934 0.6/3
8:00 Pequeños Gigantes USA 0.9/2 1633 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.1/2 1928 0.6/2
10:02 La Piloto 1.0/2 1727 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1102 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 600 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.8/1 1669 0.6/2
9:00 Mujeres de Negro 0.3/0 535 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.7/1 1219 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Copa Mundial – Eliminatorias Mexico be. Trinidad & Tobago (s) (preliminary) 0.8/1 1548 0.5/2 0.6/3
9:00 Rumba al Mundial Extra (s) (preliminary) 0.5/1 982 0.3/2 0.4/1
10:00 Copa Mundial – Eliminatorias United States vs. Panama (s) (preliminary) 0.6/1 1126 0.4/2 0.5/2

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 3/28/17

People Icons” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

Bull” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/6
Women 18-49: 2.6/10
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

Trial & Error” (NBC, 9:01)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Trial & Error” (NBC, 9:30)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The Mick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Bones” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The Americans” (FX)
0.58 household rating
0.890 million viewers
0.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.29

The Detour” (TBS)
0.71 household rating
1.072 million viewers
0.45 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.45
Men 18-49: 0.44

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 3/28/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, March 28:

* 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
80 76 INTERVENTION A&E 8:00 PM 60 492 0.19
89 91 INTERVENTION A&E 9:00 PM 60 431 0.17
86 81 INTERVENTION A&E 10:00 PM 59 472 0.18
71 51 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 588 0.22
73 60 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 572 0.21
55 25 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 778 0.33
31 12 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1036 0.49
20 9 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1214 0.63
19 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1278 0.65
88 76 COPA MUNDIAL – ELIMINATORIAS: PARAGUAY / BRAZIL (0.24 HH) BEIE 8:30 PM 135 449 0.19
59 51 REBEL BET 10:00 PM 120 705 0.22
68 51 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 620 0.22
14 5 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1904 0.70
66 51 IMPOSTERS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 637 0.22
95 60 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 396 0.21
92 48 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 427 0.23
94 60 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 398 0.21
93 68 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 402 0.20
63 20 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 662 0.36
98 81 DETROITERS CMDY 10:30 PM 30 355 0.18
76 81 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 541 0.18
22 48 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1205 0.23
21 44 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1209 0.24
30 68 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1054 0.20
58 60 MOONSHINERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 742 0.21
18 17 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISC 9:00 PM 60 1298 0.40
34 22 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISC 10:00 PM 60 1005 0.34
70 96 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 607 0.16
48 81 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 836 0.18
43 96 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 901 0.16
42 91 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 910 0.17
37 81 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 30 982 0.18
35 76 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 991 0.19
65 81 NIT TOURNAMENT: CSU-BAKERSFIELD / GEORGIA TECH (0.43 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 122 646 0.18
67 81 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD (0.41 HH) ESPN 9:02 PM 23 629 0.18
62 76 NIT TOURNAMENT: TCU / UCF (0.45 HH) ESPN 9:25 PM 121 678 0.19
52 38 CHOPPED ALL-STARS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 795 0.27
64 60 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 656 0.21
43 27 CHOPPED STAR POWER FOOD 10:00 PM 60 901 0.31
2 40 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3142 0.26
4 32 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2826 0.29
6 35 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2522 0.28
61 32 THE FOSTERS FRFM 8:00 PM 61 693 0.29
85 51 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 9:01 PM 61 474 0.22
25 14 FX MOVIE PRIME: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS FX 6:59 PM 181 1109 0.45
45 35 THE AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 63 890 0.28
100 81 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 310 0.18
97 81 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 362 0.18
75 81 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 545 0.18
72 96 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 574 0.16
16 27 SP FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1603 0.31
1 6 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 3707 0.68
8 19 HOME TOWN HGTV 10:00 PM 60 2279 0.39
46 25 FORGED IN FIRE AC HIST 8:00 PM 183 889 0.33
33 68 20/20 ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 1018 0.20
23 27 WEB OF LIES ID 9:00 PM 60 1172 0.31
24 30 WHO KILLED JANE DOE ID 10:00 PM 60 1149 0.30
29 22 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1058 0.34
60 40 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 10:04 PM 58 697 0.26
15 60 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1819 0.21
3 22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2841 0.34
7 38 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2393 0.27
49 10 CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 61 823 0.52
96 68 STRANDED WITH A MILLION MTV 10:01 PM 61 385 0.20
57 43 NBA REGULAR SEASON: GOLDEN STATE @ HOUSTON (0.49 HH) NBATV 8:02 PM 159 744 0.25
32 91 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1033 0.17
36 76 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 990 0.19
51 60 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 810 0.21
54 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 790 0.22
50 40 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 821 0.26
56 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 777 0.28
52 91 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 795 0.17
12 11 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 1969 0.50
47 68 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 839 0.20
91 68 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 8:00 PM 60 428 0.20
74 48 SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 7:00 PM 180 551 0.23
41 20 FACE OFF SYFY 9:00 PM 60 918 0.36
77 68 COSPLAY MELEE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 532 0.20
17 12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1523 0.49
13 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1914 0.65
9 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2273 0.77
9 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2273 0.78
28 14 THE DETOUR TBS 10:00 PM 30 1072 0.45
27 16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1082 0.41
38 32 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 62 932 0.29
78 91 SHE’S IN CHARGE TLC 10:02 PM 62 522 0.17
69 30 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 TNT 8:00 PM 150 611 0.30
87 44 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: HORRIBLE BOSSES 3 TNT 10:30 PM 150 462 0.24
79 96 BIZARRE FOODS REPACK TRAV 9:00 PM 60 508 0.16
84 44 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 475 0.24
83 44 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 477 0.24
82 51 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 482 0.22
81 51 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 483 0.22
40 60 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 926 0.21
39 51 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 931 0.22
5 1 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.60 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2698 0.86
26 17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:31 PM 30 1108 0.40
11 2 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 31 2014 0.78
99 96 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 8:30 PM 30 341 0.16
89 68 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 10:00 PM 60 431 0.20

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 3/28/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle-r …………… 0.85 … 0.88
    Amer Housewife-r ……. 0.77 … 0.80
    Amer Housewife-rs ….. 0.79 … 0.83
    Fresh Off the Boat-r …. 0.71 … 0.74
    People Icons …………… 0.48 … 0.50
    NCIS ……………………… 1.60 … 2.12
    Bull ……………………….. 1.31 … 1.88
    NCIS: New Orleans …. 1.14 … 1.65
    The Voice ……………….. 2.12 … 2.55
    Trial & Error-9:01 ……… 0.96 … 1.15
    Trial & Error-9:30 ……… 0.77 … 0.94
    Chicago Fire ……………. 1.40 … 2.12
    New Girl …………………. 0.92 … 1.29
    The Mick ………………… 0.88 … 1.39
    Bones …………………….. 0.99 … 1.41
    The Flash ……………….. 0.86 … 1.38
    Legends/Tomorrow ….. 0.54 … 0.81

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle-r …………. 3820 … 3920
    Amer Housewife-r ….. 3017 … 3091
    Amer Housewife-rs … 2953 … 3034
    Fresh Off the Boat-r .. 2539 … 2609
    People Icons …………. 2129 … 2319
    NCIS ………………….. 14353 .. 16920
    Bull ……………………. 10896 .. 13784
    NCIS: New Orleans .. 9166 .. 11994
    The Voice ……………. 10222 .. 11666
    Trial & Error-9:01 ……. 4247 … 4842
    Trial & Error-9:30 ……. 3229 … 3786
    Chicago Fire …………. 6660 … 9668
    New Girl ……………….. 2160 … 2774
    The Mick ………………. 2406 … 3527
    Bones …………………… 4349 … 5970
    The Flash ………………. 2388 … 3559
    Legends/Tomorrow … 1593 … 2256