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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘WWE SmackDown’ with its Best Adults 18-49 Delivery in Six Years

NBC was Tuesday night’s top network by all accounts: total viewers 8.96 million) and all key demos.

It was also good news for NBC’s sister network USA for “WWE SmackDown” in its Tuesday night live debut. With 1.499 million adults 18-49, it was the best demo performance for ‘SmackDown’ since December 2010 on Syfy. Compared to its pre-taped Thursday night edition on July 14, ‘SmackDown’ increased by 53 percent in total viewers, +112 percent in adults 18-49 and +164 percent in adults 18-34.

‘SmackDown’ even topped the three-hour “WWE Raw” from the previous night (July 18) by 1 percent in total viewers, by 5 percent in adults 18-49. and by 15 percent in adults 18-34.

The second night of the four-day “2016 Republican National Convention” featuring speeches from New York Jersey governor Chris Christie and Donald Trump Jr. drew a combined 19.426 million viewers in the 10 p.m. hour on ABC (2.348 million), CBS (2.537 million), NBC (4.682 million), Fox News Channel (5.262 million), CNN (3.064 million) and MSNBC (1.533 million). This marks declines of -14 percent from its first night on the prior evening, -5 percent from the second night of the 2012 GOP Convention (20.552 million on Aug. 28, 2012) and -10 percent from the second night of the 2008 GOP Convention (21.562 million on Sep. 2, 2008).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/3 2253 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:00 The Middle (r) 245 94 2.0/4 2915 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
8:30 Fresh Off The Boat (r) 245 94 1.4/3 2141 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 Fresh Off The Boat (r) 248 95 1.3/2 2005 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:30 The Real O’Neals (r) 248 95 1.2/2 1764 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 245 95 1.6/3 2348 0.4/2 0.5/2 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 2.9/5 4339 0.3/2 0.6/2 1.0/3
8:00 NCIS (r) 254 95 4.3/8 6374 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.2/4
9:00 Zoo 254 95 2.8/5 4110 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 255 95 1.7/3 2537 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.4/10 8962 1.2/6 1.9/7 2.5/8
8:00 America’s Got Talent 245 95 6.6/12 11102 1.5/8 2.3/9 3.2/10
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 245 95 2.9/5 4682 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
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 1843 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.8/3
8:00 Hotel Hell 254 95 1.6/3 2412 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.0/4
9:00 Coupled 254 95 0.9/2 1277 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 813 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 246 92 0.5/1 774 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Containment (f) 246 92 0.5/1 852 0.2/1 0.3/1 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 1790 0.7/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/1 1230 0.4/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.0/2 1671 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1728 0.7/2
10:03 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 1.1/2 1985 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 481 0.2/1
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 381 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 589 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/0 492 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe (p) 0.2/0 362 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 7/19/16

2016 Republican National Convention” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

2016 Republican National Convention” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/8
Men 18-34: 1.2/7
Women 18-49: 2.6/10
Men 18-49: 2.0/8

2016 Republican National Convention” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Hotel Hell” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Coupled” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

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

The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.81
Men 18-34: 0.28
Women 18-49: 1.12
Men 18-49: 0.48

Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
Women 18-34: 0.34
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 0.49
Men 18-49: 0.72

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 1.08
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.88
Men 18-49: 0.26

Wrecked” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 0.41
Men 18-49: 0.46

Animal Kingdom” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.26
Women 18-49: 0.45
Men 18-49: 0.38

2016 Republican National Convention” (Fox News, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.29
Women 18-49: 0.69
Men 18-49: 0.75

2016 Republican National Convention” (CNN, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.49
Women 18-49: 0.50
Men 18-49: 0.71

2016 Republican National Convention” (MSNBC, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.29

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 7/19/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, July 19:

* 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 49 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 724 0.26
58 38 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 775 0.31
43 23 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 982 0.42
36 17 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1092 0.46
18 7 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1546 0.64
15 3 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1731 0.76
75 73 AMC MOVIE AMC 7:00 PM 180 562 0.19
80 93 RIVER MONSTERS UNHOOKED APL 8:00 PM 61 469 0.15
69 85 YELLOWSTONE: BATTLE APL 9:01 PM 122 667 0.16
99 73 MUSIC MOGULS BET 9:00 PM 60 337 0.19
95 85 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 379 0.16
22 12 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1405 0.58
72 63 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 605 0.21
91 67 TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 30 411 0.20
93 67 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 408 0.20
96 67 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 366 0.20
90 57 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 413 0.22
60 27 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 757 0.40
79 53 NOT SAFE W/ NIKKI GLASER CMDY 10:30 PM 30 509 0.25
8 20 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 2280 0.45
6 14 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (1.93 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 3035 0.56
5 10 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (1.99 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 3064 0.61
45 45 DEADLIEST CATCH: THE BAIT DISC 8:00 PM 60 966 0.27
12 11 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 9:00 PM 61 1866 0.60
51 43 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 10:01 PM 61 891 0.28
59 80 LION GUARD DISJR 7:50 PM 25 769 0.17
66 93 PJ MASKS SHORTS DISJR 8:15 PM 15 716 0.15
70 80 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 10:00 PM 25 640 0.17
24 63 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1381 0.21
26 63 JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER DSNY 8:30 PM 100 1323 0.21
39 80 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:10 PM 25 1068 0.17
84 93 BOTCHED E! 8:00 PM 60 425 0.15
47 29 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 946 0.38
74 41 FAMOUSLY SINGLE ENT 10:00 PM 60 592 0.29
78 67 BASEBALL TONIGHT (0.38 HH) ESPN 10:16 PM 44 527 0.20
40 38 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1019 0.31
48 38 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 930 0.31
27 16 CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1314 0.47
3 17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4248 0.46
2 8 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 5003 0.62
1 4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ: RNC (3.29 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 5262 0.72
33 13 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 8:00 PM 60 1174 0.57
81 57 DEAD OF SUMMER FRFM 9:00 PM 60 457 0.22
49 41 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 150 923 0.29
57 45 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 150 794 0.27
89 76 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 418 0.18
97 85 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 363 0.16
76 80 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 557 0.17
25 32 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1354 0.33
16 28 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1648 0.39
11 17 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1975 0.46
13 21 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1783 0.43
50 45 COUNTING CARS HIST 8:00 PM 30 912 0.27
46 49 COUNTING CARS HIST 8:30 PM 30 947 0.26
29 30 COUNTING CARS HIST 9:00 PM 31 1259 0.37
28 25 COUNTING CARS HIST 9:31 PM 32 1270 0.41
34 31 BIG EASY MOTORS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1124 0.36
38 37 BIG EASY MOTORS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1071 0.32
67 76 KILLER WOMEN W/ P. MORGAN ID 8:00 PM 60 701 0.18
62 63 WOMEN IN PRISON ID 9:00 PM 60 740 0.21
44 56 I AM HOMICIDE ID 10:00 PM 60 980 0.23
82 73 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT LIF 8:00 PM 120 456 0.19
84 93 MOVIE LMN 10:00 PM 120 425 0.15
20 57 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.03 HH) MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1526 0.22
17 53 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.06 HH) MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1557 0.25
19 43 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.02 HH) MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1533 0.28
98 85 SCREAM: THE TV SERIES SSN2 MTV 10:00 PM 62 362 0.16
63 80 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 737 0.17
53 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 871 0.22
35 32 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1118 0.33
37 32 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1081 0.33
42 93 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 984 0.15
71 93 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 637 0.15
55 49 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 8:00 PM 60 833 0.26
7 2 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 60 2704 0.80
54 49 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 10:00 PM 60 849 0.26
91 85 SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 6:00 PM 180 411 0.16
77 55 PLAYBOOK SPIKE 9:00 PM 150 538 0.24
73 57 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 210 600 0.22
23 15 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1401 0.49
14 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1754 0.62
10 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2003 0.65
9 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2171 0.71
31 21 WRECKED TBS 10:00 PM 30 1244 0.43
30 25 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1250 0.41
61 76 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 752 0.18
21 32 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 61 1428 0.33
40 45 MY GIANT LIFE TLC 10:01 PM 61 1019 0.27
52 32 TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 150 889 0.33
32 23 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 60 1218 0.42
64 67 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 10:00 PM 60 731 0.20
86 85 BIZARRE FOODS W/ANDREW Z TRAV 9:00 PM 60 420 0.16
87 85 BIZARRE FOODS W/ANDREW Z TRAV 10:00 PM 60 419 0.16
68 93 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 687 0.15
56 76 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 796 0.18
4 1 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.91 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 3170 1.18
83 93 MR. ROBOT USA 10:00 PM 120 444 0.15
100 85 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 303 0.16
94 67 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 9:00 PM 60 407 0.20
87 57 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 10:00 PM 60 419 0.22

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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  1. From Telemundo:

    TELEMUNDO RANKS #1 AMONG SPANISH-LANGUAGE TV FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEKNIGHT FUELED BY HISTORIC “MARTRES” PREMIERES

    During 7pm-11pm, the Network Outperformed Univision by 6% Among Total Viewers and 12% Among Adults 18-49

    At 8pm/7c “Silvana Sin Lana” (8pm/7c) Reached 2.3M Total Viewers, While “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso” at 9pm/8c Reached 2.5M Total Viewers and “Señora Acero 3, La Coyote” 2.6M at 10pm/9c

    MIAMI, FL – July 20, 2016 – Fueled by last night’s historic evening of primetime premieres, “MarTres,” TELEMUNDO ranked #1 among Spanish-language TV for a third consecutive weeknight during 7pm-11pm, averaging 1,757,000 among total viewers and 845,000 adults 18-49, outperforming Univision by 6% and 12%, respectively, according to Nielsen. Additionally, the network reached a combined audience of 2,268,000 total viewers with “Silvana Sin Lana” (8pm/7c), 2,470,000 with “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso” (9pm/8c) and 2,633,000 with “Señora Acero 3, La Coyote” (10pm/9c), during last night’s simulcast broadcast on TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO. Each of the original productions ranked as the #1 most social program, in their respective time slots, across all Spanish-language broadcast networks during the unprecedented night.

    Locally, the historic night of premieres from 8pm-11pm resulted in TELEMUNDO ranking as the #1 network, regardless of language, in Miami, among total viewers, and among adults 18-49 in Miami and Houston. TELEMUNDO also ranked as the #1 Spanish-language network among total viewers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Houston and Denver and in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Denver among adults 18-49.

    Online, the three premieres ranked as the #1 most social program in their respective time slot across all Spanish-language broadcast networks. The #MarTres Facebook Live broadcast reached 2,000,000 Facebook users, generating 274,000 global views. A 10-minute Facebook preview for the three original productions prior to the linear premiere generated a total of 311,000 global video views.

    For the first time in the history of Spanish-language television, and as part of its innovative strategy to redefine Hispanic media, TELEMUNDO premiered three original primetime productions on the same evening last night. In a play on the Spanish words for “Tuesday” and “three,” “MarTres” featured three hours, three stories and three premieres, beginning with the romantic comedy “Silvana Sin Lana” at 8pm/7c, followed at 9pm/8c by “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso,” the sequel to the hit “Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso,” and concluding with the third season of “Señora Acero 3, La Coyote” at 10pm/9c.

    Source: Nielsen, Live+SD, 7/19/16, fast national cume based on 6+ minute qualifier. NSI, Live+SD, 7/19/16, ranking based on preliminary impressions among TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MFX, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC & CW for 8-11pm ET/PT (7-10pm CT/MT). Digital: Adobe Analytics, US Only; 7/19/16. Social: Shareablee, Facebook Insights, ListenFirst.

  2. Douglas, what were the 18-49 and total viewers for Idiotest and Family Feud on GSN? Thank you

    • GSN 7/19, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 530k (139k)
      8:30 Family Feud 598k (155k)
      9:00 Family Feud 528k (102k)
      9:30 Family Feud 520k (99k)
      10:00 Idiotest 475k (117k)
      10:30 Idiotest 490k (129k)