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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘The Flash’ on CW Rises to Four-Month Viewer-High with Season Finale

ABC was Tuesday night’s most-watched network with an average of 8.38 million viewers by airing the time slot premiere of new comedy “Downward Dog” and the 24th season finale of “Dancing with the Stars”. TNT led among adults 18-49 (2.4 rating), adults 18-34 (2.2 rating) and adults 25-54 (2.6 rating) with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics in the “2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals”.

The third season finale of CW’s “The Flash” — which finally resolved the year-long story arc — delivered the series’ most-watched telecast since Jan. 31, 2017 and matched its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 28, 2017.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, May 23, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.5/10 8382 0.9/5 1.3/5 1.8/6
8:00 Downward Dog 253 93 3.8/7 5735 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/5
8:30 Dancing with the Stars (f) 253 93 5.8/10 8911 1.0/5 1.4/5 1.8/6
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7131 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.3/4
8:00 NCIS (r) 253 93 5.3/10 8298 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.3/5
9:00 Bull (f) 253 93 5.5/9 8541 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.6/5
10:00 48 Hours: NCIS (s) 253 93 3.1/6 4554 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 7262 0.9/4 1.5/6 2.1/7
8:00 Great News (s) 245 93 2.0/4 3110 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:30 Great News (f) 245 93 2.0/3 3073 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 The Voice (f) 245 93 5.7/10 9346 1.1/5 1.9/7 2.6/8
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1770 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.8/2
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s) 258 93 1.2/2 1780 0.5/3 0.7/3 0.8/3
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (f) 258 93 1.0/2 1497 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:00 Prison Break 258 93 1.2/2 1896 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.8/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.2/2 2011 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.8/3
8:00 The Flash (f) 247 90 1.8/3 3039 0.8/4 1.1/5 1.3/4
9:00 iZombie 247 90 0.6/1 983 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1699 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1697 0.6/3
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1770 0.6/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1730 0.6/2
10:01 La Piloto 0.9/2 1595 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1140 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 652 0.2/1
8:04 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (thru 10:00) 0.6/1 1147 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 875 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.5/1 861 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 817 0.2/1 0.3/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 946 0.3/1 0.4/1

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 5/23/17

Downward Dog” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/7
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Bull” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

48 Hours: NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Great News” (NBC, 8:00)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Great News” (NBC, 8:30)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.4/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox, 8:00)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox, 8:31)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Prison Break” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

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

The Americans” (FX)
0.42 household rating
0.661 million viewers
0.15 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.13
Men 18-49: 0.18

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 5/23/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, May 23:

* 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
65 56 HOARDERS A&E 8:00 PM 56 634 0.20
72 59 HOARDERS AC A&E 8:56 PM 60 568 0.18
83 76 BORN THIS WAY A&E 10:00 PM 63 429 0.15
64 43 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 643 0.23
55 28 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 746 0.30
39 18 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 905 0.39
30 12 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1011 0.48
24 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1235 0.62
23 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1319 0.63
60 43 AMC MOVIE: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW AMC 8:00 PM 150 682 0.23
87 88 AMC MOVIE: SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS AMC 10:30 PM 150 368 0.14
78 65 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:01 PM 62 488 0.17
80 76 RIVER MONSTERS APL 10:03 PM 60 448 0.15
43 24 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 878 0.33
95 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 329 0.17
94 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 331 0.17
92 59 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 333 0.18
88 65 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 350 0.17
25 35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1222 0.27
32 35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 982 0.27
31 43 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1007 0.23
13 14 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 9:00 PM 62 1743 0.47
28 35 COOPERS TREASURE DISC 10:02 PM 62 1141 0.27
58 65 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 7:50 PM 25 698 0.17
69 76 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:15 PM 25 580 0.15
68 88 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:40 PM 25 587 0.14
42 65 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 880 0.17
52 76 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 793 0.15
56 76 TANGLED: THE SERIES DSNY 9:00 PM 30 731 0.15
53 94 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 764 0.13
44 59 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 864 0.18
90 72 MOVIES WE LOVE: BRIDESMAIDS E! 8:00 PM 182 342 0.16
66 57 MLB TUE NIGHT – EARLY: SAN FRANCISCO @ CHICAGO CUBS (0.40 HH, 0.16 A18-34) ESPN 8:11 PM 127 607 0.19
73 51 MLB TUE NIGHT – LATE: ST. LOUIS @ L.A. DODGERS (0.38 HH, 0.19 A18-34) ESPN 10:18 PM 240 565 0.21
54 51 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 749 0.21
74 51 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 561 0.21
57 32 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 727 0.28
2 25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2796 0.32
5 32 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2372 0.28
4 32 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2453 0.28
46 17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 8:00 PM 62 851 0.41
36 30 FX MOVIE PRIME: LUCY FX 7:59 PM 121 923 0.29
62 76 THE AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 72 661 0.15
96 94 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 321 0.13
97 88 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 316 0.14
92 72 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 333 0.16
15 19 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1724 0.38
20 21 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1542 0.36
21 28 HOME TOWN HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1359 0.30
61 43 FORGED IN FIRE AC HIST 7:59 PM 61 680 0.23
27 16 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1182 0.44
33 22 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 10:03 PM 60 970 0.35
47 43 SIX DEGREES OF MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 833 0.23
37 59 MOTIVES & MURDERS: CRACKING THE CASE ID 9:00 PM 60 919 0.18
41 39 LOVE KILLS ID 10:00 PM 60 882 0.26
76 76 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 55 538 0.15
40 25 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 883 0.32
75 57 LWLA LT LIVE AFTERSHOW LIF 10:02 PM 30 544 0.19
84 76 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 10:32 PM 60 420 0.15
9 42 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1914 0.24
3 20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2624 0.37
7 30 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2138 0.29
100 76 CHALLENGE: INVASION UNSEEN MTV 8:00 PM 61 247 0.15
77 25 CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 61 535 0.32
10 4 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 6: PITTSBURGH @ OTTAWA (1.07 HH, 0.52 A18-34) NBCSN 8:00 PM 184 1809 0.64
35 88 GENIUS NGC 9:00 PM 60 940 0.14
26 51 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1203 0.21
29 59 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1071 0.18
51 59 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 800 0.18
48 43 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 819 0.23
45 40 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 862 0.25
50 43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 806 0.23
63 76 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 647 0.15
69 94 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 580 0.13
67 88 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 590 0.14
11 12 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 1808 0.48
71 72 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:00 PM 60 579 0.16
85 65 SPIKE TV MOVIE: NOW YOU SEE ME SPIKE 7:30 PM 150 409 0.17
79 88 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THE EXPENDABLES 3 SPIKE 10:00 PM 180 466 0.14
86 72 SYFY MOVIE: X-MEN: THE LAST STAND SYFY 9:00 PM 145 375 0.16
22 15 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1345 0.46
14 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1726 0.59
16 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1659 0.60
17 11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1616 0.55
12 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1751 0.64
19 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1595 0.60
38 51 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 913 0.21
18 23 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 63 1615 0.34
34 40 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:03 PM 62 963 0.25
8 3 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME (1.22 HH, 0.67 A18-34) TNT 8:00 PM 31 1918 0.73
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS-EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 4: BOSTON @ CLEVELAND (4.28 HH, 2.49 A18-34) TNT 8:31 PM 149 7017 2.75
82 94 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 9:00 PM 30 436 0.13
91 76 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:00 PM 30 341 0.15
98 94 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:30 PM 30 297 0.13
59 94 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 697 0.13
6 2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.41 HH, 0.62 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 120 2328 0.80
49 35 TEAM NINJA WARRIOR USA 10:00 PM 61 813 0.27
81 50 BASKETBALL WIVES 6 VH1 8:00 PM 60 440 0.22
99 94 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 287 0.13
89 76 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 10:00 PM 60 349 0.15

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 5/23/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Downward Dog ……….. 1.00 … 1.20
    Dancing/Stars …………. 1.35 … 1.58
    NCIS-r ……………………. 0.87 … 0.91
    Bull ……………………….. 1.08 … 1.69
    48 Hours: NCIS ………. 0.58 … 0.65
    Great News-8:00 …….. 0.72 … 0.78
    Great News-8:30 …….. 0.76 … 0.83
    The Voice ……………….. 1.93 … 2.27
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine …. 0.66 … 0.97
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine-s . 0.59 … 0.91
    Prison Break …………… 0.71 … 1.24
    The Flash ……………….. 1.13 … 1.74
    iZombie ………………….. 0.34 … 0.61

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Downward Dog …….. 5735 … 6397
    Dancing/Stars ………. 8906 .. 10002
    NCIS-r …………………. 8298 … 8594
    Bull ……………………… 8540 .. 11797
    48 Hours: NCIS …….. 4553 … 5177
    Great News-8:00 …… 3110 … 3315
    Great News-8:30 …… 3073 … 3276
    The Voice …………….. 9345 .. 10781
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine .. 1780 … 2358
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine .. 1497 … 2077
    Prison Break …………. 1896 … 3062
    The Flash ……………… 3039 … 4386
    iZombie ………………….. 983 … 1512