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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ on FX Rises for Finale

Slight Decline for NCAA Women's Basketball Title Game on ESPN

CBS was Tuesday night’s top network among total viewers (11.34 million), adults 18-49 (1.6 rating/5 share), and adults 25-54 (2.4/7). NBC and Fox tied for first among adults 18-34 (0.9/4).

Fox got a slight boost from its 90-minute retrospective “American Idol: American Dream” leading into comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” which drew its most-watched telecast, based on live plus same day viewers, in three months (Jan. 5).

FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” concluded its season with its best live plus same day figures since Feb. 16.

The Connecticut Lady Huskies earned their fourth consecutive national title (and 11th overall in school history) with a dominant 82-51 victory over Syracuse on ESPN. It only declined by three percent in total viewership from the year-ago championship (Connecticut-Notre Dame, 3.081 million, ESPN 4/07/15).

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Programming Insider Tuesday, April 5, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.9/3 2876 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat 2.7/5 4231 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
8:30 The Real O’Neals 2.3/4 3648 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
9:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.8/3 2805 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.1/3
10:00 Beyond the Tank 1.3/2 1883 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.0/12 11338 0.8/4 1.6/5 2.4/7
8:00 NCIS 9.6/16 15669 1.0/4 2.0/7 3.1/9
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans 7.6/12 12276 0.9/4 1.7/5 2.5/7
10:00 Limitless 3.9/7 6068 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 4.7/8 7209 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.1/6
8:00 The Voice: The Road to the Live Shows (s) 4.3/7 6719 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
9:00 Chicago Med 4.7/8 7228 1.0/4 1.5/5 2.1/6
10:00 Chicago Fire 5.0/9 7679 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.2/6
Fox PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.2/5 5161 0.9/4 1.3/4 1.8/5
8:00 American Idol: American Dream (s) 3.7/6 5979 0.9/4 1.4/5 2.1/6
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.7/3 2709 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1209 0.4/2 0.4/1 0.4/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 0.8/1 1347 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
9:00 iZombie 0.7/1 1071 0.4/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2113 0.8/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.9/2 1544 0.6/3
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 2107 0.8/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2376 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1830 0.7/2

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 4/05/16

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
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: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Beyond the Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

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

The Voice: The Road to the Live Shows” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

American Idol: American Dream” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

iZombie” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Women 18-34: 1.16
Men 18-34: 1.25
Women 18-49: 1.31
Men 18-49: 1.38

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.54
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.78
Men 18-49: 0.31

Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.42
Men 18-49: 0.18

Awkward” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.60
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.40
Men 18-49: 0.16

Faking It” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.28
Men 18-49: 0.09

Outsiders” (WGN America)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.28
Men 18-49: 0.36

NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball National Championship: Connecticut vs. Syracuse” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.63
Women 18-49: 0.60
Men 18-49: 0.79

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 4/05/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Tuesday, April 5:


  1. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 3.335 million viewers (0.37 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX, 10-11:33 p.m.): 3.268 (1.34)

  3. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.175 (0.29)

  4. NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball National Championship: Connecticut vs. Syracuse” (ESPN, 8:41-10:42 p.m., 1.88 household rating): 2.972 million viewers (0.69 adults 18-49 rating)

  5. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.547 (0.33)
  6. “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 9-10:01 p.m.): 2.270 (0.76)

  7. “America’s Choice 2016-Wisconsin Primary” (CNN, 9-10 p.m., 1.52 household rating): 2.252 million viewers (0.50 adults 18-49 rating)

  8. “If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN, 9-10 p.m.): 1.995 (0.55)

  9. College Basketball Scorecard” (ESPN, 8:30-8:41 p.m., 1.25 household rating): 1.898 million viewers (0.42 adults 18-49 rating)

  10. “America’s Choice 2016-Wisconsin Primary” (CNN, 10-11 p.m., 1.24 household rating): 1.812 million viewers (0.46 adults 18-49 rating)
  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 1.808 (0.68)

  12. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9-10 p.m.): 1.759 (0.67)

  13. “Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Wizard” (Discovery, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 1.732 (0.60)

  14. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 1.729 (0.48)

  15. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.684 (0.84)
  16. “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN Swim, 8-9 p.m.): 1.644 (0.34)

  17. NBA Basketball: Minnesota Timberwolves @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT, 10:40 p.m.-1:27 a.m., 1.08 household rating): 1.607 million viewers (0.69 adults 18-49 rating)

  18. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 8-9 p.m.): 1.563 (0.45)

  19. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.551 (0.75)

  20. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.490 (0.56)


  • “Dance Moms” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.423 (0.53)

  • “Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10-10:31 p.m.): 1.418 (0.58)

  • “The Place for Politics-Wisconsin Primary” (MSNBC, 8 p.m.-midnight, 0.95 household rating): 1.354 million viewers (0.20 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” (TLC, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.301 (0.38)

  • SportsCenter” (ESPN, 10:42 p.m.-midnight, 0.85 household rating): 1.253 million viewers (0.40 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Good Bones” (HGTV, 10-11 p.m.): 1.230 (0.30)

  • “Chopped Champions” (Food Network, 10-11 p.m.): 1.165 (0.40)

  • “Ink Master” (Spike, 10-11 p.m.): 1.115 (0.56)

  • “Storage Wars” (A&E, 10:30-11:02 p.m.): 1.112 (0.32)

  • “Storage Wars” (A&E, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.095 (0.33)

  • “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.016 (0.33)

  • “Forged in Fire” (History, 10:00-11:03 p.m.): 1.014 (0.37)

  • “The Willis Family” (TLC, 10:02-11:04 p.m.): 0.939 (0.20)

  • “Black Girls Rock!” (BET, 8:00-10:30 p.m.): 0.911 (0.35)

  • NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship Pre-Game” (ESPN, 7:30-8:30 p.m., 0.62 household rating): 0.898 million viewers (0.24 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Counting Cars: Best of” (History, 9-9:31 p.m.): 0.897 (0.27)

  • NBA Basketball: Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat” (TNT, 8:14-10:40 p.m., 0.60 household rating): 0.885 million viewers (0.35 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Outsiders” (WGN America, 9-9:59 p.m.): 0.823 (0.32)

  • “Obsession: Dark Desires” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.806 (0.26)

  • “Storage Wars: Barry Strikes Back” (A&E, 9-9:30 p.m.): 0.799 (0.22)

  • “Tosh.0” (Comedy Central, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.764 (0.44)

  • “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 9-10 p.m.): 0.762 (0.30)

  • “Chasing Destiny” (BET, 10:30-11:33 p.m.): 0.720 (0.31)

  • “Storage Wars: Barry Strikes Back” (A&E, 9:30-10 p.m.): 0.699 (0.20)

  • “America’s Greatest Makers” (TBS, 9-10 p.m.): 0.651 (0.27)

  • “Total Divas” (E!, 9-10 p.m.): 0.649 (0.33)

  • NBA Pre Game Show” (TNT, 8:00-8:14 p.m., 0.42 household rating): 0.594 million viewers (0.22 adults 18-49 rating)

  • CONCACAF Champions League: America vs. Santos” (Univision Deportes, 9:59 p.m.-12:11 a.m., 0.31 household rating): 0.590 million viewers (0.32 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Awkward” (MTV, 10-10:31 p.m.): 0.523 (0.28)

  • “Bad Girls Club” (Oxygen, 8-9 p.m.): 0.487 (0.27)

  • “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Comedy Central, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.480 (0.26)

  • “Faking It” (MTV, 10:31-11:02 p.m.): 0.365 (0.19)


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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  1. Trying to fill some April holes, so could I please have ‘Easiest Game Show Ever’ (Pop)? I think it might be the finale. Thanks.