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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘Bull’ on CBS and ‘This Is Us’ on NBC Maintain Well on Second Tuesday

Tuesday night’s honors went to total-viewer winner CBS with an average of 13.3 million viewers and key-demo winner NBC among adults 18-49 (3.1 rating/11 share), adults 18-34 (2.1/10), and adults 25-54 (4.0/12).

Bull” (CBS) and “This Is Us” (NBC) each debuted well on the previous Tuesday and both maintained much of their audiences in their second weeks on-the-air:

Episode #2 of “Bull” (CBS) erosion from series premiere:
Total Viewers: -13 percent (13.614 million from 15.562 million)
Adults 18-49: -14 percent (1.9 rating from a 2.2 rating)

Episode #2 of “This Is Us” (NBC) erosion from series premiere:
Total Viewers: -13 percent (8.758 million from 10.065 million)
Adults 18-49: -7 percent (2.6 rating from a 2.8 rating)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, September 27, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/7 6360 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/5
8:00 Dancing with the Stars (s) 249 94 5.3/9 8063 0.9/4 1.3/5 1.8/5
10:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 249 94 1.9/4 2954 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 8.3/14 13298 1.1/5 1.8/7 2.7/8
8:00 NCIS 254 94 9.6/16 15517 1.3/6 2.1/8 3.2/10
9:00 Bull 254 94 8.5/14 13614 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.8/8
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans 254 94 6.9/13 10763 0.8/4 1.5/5 2.2/7
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.8/12 10976 2.1/10 3.1/11 4.0/12
8:00 The Voice 243 94 7.4/12 12091 2.2/10 3.3/12 4.3/13
10:00 This Is Us 244 94 5.6/10 8748 1.9/9 2.6/10 3.3/10
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 1945 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 255 94 1.5/3 2337 0.7/4 1.0/4 1.2/4
8:31 New Girl 255 94 1.3/2 2027 0.8/4 1.0/4 1.1/3
9:01 Scream Queens 255 94 1.0/2 1697 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 679 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 247 92 0.5/1 808 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 MADtv (f) 247 92 0.4/1 550 0.1/1 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 1.0/2 1842 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1742 0.7/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/1 1598 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.2/2 2133 0.7/3
10:03 El Color de la Pasión 1.0/2 1776 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 427 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 285 0.1/0
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 549 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 484 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 250 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1858 0.8/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1865 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/1 1523 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.1/2 1950 0.8/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2 2103 1.0/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 9/27/16

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.9/8

Bull” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.6/11
Men 18-34: 1.7/9
Women 18-49: 4.1/13
Men 18-49: 2.5/10

This Is Us” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.4/10
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 3.4/12
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Scream Queens” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MADtv” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.53
Men 18-34: 0.23
Women 18-49: 0.84
Men 18-49: 0.32

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
1.46 household rating
2.340 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.58
Men 18-34: 0.74
Women 18-49: 0.65
Men 18-49: 0.82

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.53
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.82
Men 18-49: 0.52

Atlanta” (FX, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.55
Women 18-49: 0.33
Men 18-49: 0.50

World Cup of Hockey Finals: Canada vs. Team Europe” (ESPN)
0.34 household rating
0.494 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.13
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.12
Men 18-49: 0.31

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 9/27/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, September 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
36 16 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (A&E) A&E 8:45 PM 76 989 0.40
61 45 BORN THIS WAY A&E 10:01 PM 62 739 0.26
57 46 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 30 780 0.26
42 20 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 902 0.35
21 11 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1334 0.54
23 12 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1267 0.53
101 84 AMC CELEBRATES: PEARL HARBOR AMC 7:00 PM 180 472 0.15
16 8 BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1441 0.60
92 71 BELOW DECK BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 507 0.19
20 28 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1359 0.31
19 29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1364 0.30
22 32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1279 0.30
94 58 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 497 0.23
63 19 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 703 0.36
98 52 DRUNK HISTORY CMDY 10:30 PM 30 488 0.25
72 82 DC: DUNGEON COVE DISC 8:00 PM 60 622 0.15
35 35 DC: DUNGEON COVE DISC 9:00 PM 61 994 0.29
62 44 TAKING FIRE DISC 10:01 PM 61 713 0.26
31 61 DESCENDANTS DSNY 7:00 PM 125 1103 0.22
29 72 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:05 PM 25 1110 0.19
39 79 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:30 PM 30 924 0.16
49 86 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 853 0.13
50 88 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:30 PM 30 845 0.13
66 83 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 660 0.15
70 81 SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISJR 8:25 PM 5 632 0.16
82 90 MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH DISJR 8:30 PM 25 553 0.12
86 87 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 8:55 PM 25 548 0.13
97 93 LION GUARD DISJR 9:20 PM 25 489 0.12
96 64 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY: EUROPE / CANADA ESPN 8:00 PM 162 494 0.22
103 65 SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 10:42 PM 78 467 0.21
73 75 MLB POST SEASON IMPACT: BOSTON / NY YANKEES ESPN2 7:00 PM 200 616 0.17
66 66 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 660 0.21
64 55 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 661 0.23
46 30 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 872 0.30
1 22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3387 0.34
2 37 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2794 0.29
3 41 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2559 0.28
80 54 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: PITCH PERFECT FRFM 6:30 PM 150 575 0.24
55 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: IRON MAN 3 FX 7:00 PM 180 790 0.32
48 15 ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 31 860 0.41
87 40 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 541 0.28
93 69 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (FYI) FYI 8:45 PM 76 506 0.20
90 76 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 516 0.17
100 85 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 475 0.15
59 56 COUNTING CARS HIST 8:00 PM 29 759 0.23
52 48 COUNTING CARS AC HIST 8:29 PM 31 827 0.26
26 14 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1170 0.45
40 18 FORGED IN FIRE AC HIST 10:03 PM 61 910 0.36
24 27 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1242 0.31
25 21 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1226 0.34
14 23 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1546 0.34
17 38 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1425 0.28
54 67 SWAMP MURDERS ID 8:00 PM 60 807 0.21
45 53 CRY WOLFE ID 9:00 PM 30 875 0.25
44 51 CRY WOLFE ID 9:30 PM 30 879 0.25
33 33 SWAMP MURDERS ID 10:00 PM 60 1035 0.30
53 26 DANCE MOMS LIF 9:00 PM 92 811 0.32
18 68 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1396 0.20
9 31 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1954 0.30
13 62 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1787 0.22
85 43 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN8 MTV 10:00 PM 31 550 0.27
77 39 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN8 MTV 10:31 PM 31 587 0.28
78 97 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 586 0.10
76 89 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:30 PM 30 607 0.13
83 91 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:00 PM 30 551 0.12
88 96 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:30 PM 30 531 0.10
95 101 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:00 PM 24 496 0.09
89 100 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:24 PM 24 522 0.09
38 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 950 0.25
43 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 882 0.27
40 34 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 910 0.29
51 36 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 833 0.29
30 60 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1107 0.23
32 63 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1093 0.22
60 70 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 8:00 PM 60 745 0.19
6 9 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 2158 0.58
57 59 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:00 PM 60 780 0.23
83 47 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 8:00 PM 60 551 0.26
28 13 INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 1125 0.52
69 80 AFTERMATH SYFY 10:00 PM 60 634 0.16
15 10 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1442 0.57
11 6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1889 0.72
7 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2027 0.73
5 1 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2162 0.82
8 2 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2005 0.79
10 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1919 0.75
37 57 REGULAR SHOW TOON 8:00 PM 30 958 0.23
47 73 STEVEN UNIVERSE TOON 8:30 PM 30 862 0.19
34 24 COUNTING ON TLC 8:00 PM 60 998 0.32
104 50 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 464 0.25
74 77 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 614 0.16
79 78 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 583 0.16
71 74 CASTLE TNT 10:00 PM 60 626 0.18
56 98 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 784 0.09
68 103 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:12 PM 36 652 0.08
102 104 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 469 0.07
81 95 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 574 0.10
64 94 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 661 0.12
75 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 611 0.12
4 4 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 120 2340 0.74
12 7 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 31 1830 0.67
27 17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:31 PM 30 1129 0.39
99 102 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 60 483 0.08
91 99 LAW & ORDER WETV 10:00 PM 60 512 0.09

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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      • Too funny!!!!

        The sad thing is you actually read in the press that you’re supposed to generate cash from Tweets…

        Frankly, as we discussed before, I think the whole “social media interest” is not tracked objectively and corresponds to very little in the real world as it can be (and is) easily manipulated.

    • Yes they should. It should have been gone after three episodes, but FOX executives are WAY too close to Ryan Murphy to let that happen…

  1. Dear Son of the Bronx, hope ou are enjoing the new season! Sorry to bother you but I have one question (Which I am sure has been asked and answered before but I can’t find it).What is the connection between the number of affiliates airing the program (AFF) and the percentage of coverage (CVG)? Is the percentage of coverage always calculated doing AFF/ Total Affliates or that is not it? Thank you a lot SOB and thank you so much for all your numbers and data as usual!

    • Hello again omabin!

      You are the very first to ask me about affiliates and coverage.

      Coverage (CVG) indicates the percentage of U.S. households that’s available to each program. Affiliates (AFF) have something to do with Coverage but it depends on which particular affiliates. For example, if the New York market is not available for a telecast (as was for the CW prime time for 9/28) it’s going to decrease the coverage percentage more than a much smaller market like Green Bay, Wisc.

  2. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 09/27/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars ……….. 1.34 … 1.55
    Agents of SHIELD ….. 0.86 … 1.70
    NCIS …………………….. 2.13 … 2.78
    Bull ………………………. 1.89 … 2.66
    NCIS: New Orleans … 1.48 … 1.99
    The Voice ………………. 3.31 … 3.92
    This Is Us ………………. 2.59 … 4.12
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine … 1.02 … 1.47
    New Girl ………………… 1.01 … 1.55
    Scream Queens ……… 0.75 … 1.16
    The Flash-r …………….. 0.27 … 0.30
    MADtv …………………… 0.19 … 0.21

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars ………. 8063 … 9016
    Agents of SHIELD …. 2954 … 4835
    NCIS ………………… 15517 … 18634
    Bull …………………… 13614 … 17411
    NCIS: New Orleans 10763 … 13498
    The Voice ………….. 12091 … 13959
    This Is Us ……………. 8748 … 12738
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine .. 2337 … 3144
    New Girl ……………….. 2027 … 2927
    Scream Queens …….. 1697 … 2512
    The Flash-r ………………. 808 … 911
    MADtv …………………….. 550 … 611