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Wednesday Final Nationals: 22.8 Million Tune in to Third Night of 2016 GOP Convention

America’s Got Talent” again put NBC in the winner’s circle on Wednesday among total viewers (8.55 million), adults 18-49 (1.9 rating/8 share), adults 18-34 (1.2/6) and adults 25-54 (2.6/8).

The third night of the four-day “2016 Republican National Convention” featuring speeches from Donald Trump’s son Eric and Trump’s vice president selection Mike Pence drew a combined 22.802 million viewers in the 10 p.m. hour on ABC (2.32 million), CBS (2.59 million), NBC (5.071 million), Fox News Channel (7.337 million), CNN (3.504 million) and MSNBC (1.98 million). The convention jumped 15 percent from when Mitt Romney’s VP pick Paul Ryan spoke on the third night of the 2012 GOP Convention (19.759 million on Aug. 29, 2012) but 6 percent below from the third night of the 2008 GOP Convention (24.329 million on Sep. 3, 2008) for the speech of John McCain’s vice president pick Sarah Palin.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, July 20, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.6/3 2489 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 249 93 1.9/4 2726 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 250 95 1.7/3 2555 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
9:00 Modern Family (r) 250 95 1.8/3 2779 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:31 black-ish (r) 250 95 1.6/3 2315 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) (thru 11:17) 248 95 1.6/3 2320 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 2.2/4 3453 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 Big Brother 18 252 95 3.5/7 5603 1.2/6 1.7/7 2.1/7
9:00 American Gothic 251 95 1.7/3 2439 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) (thru 11:19) 253 95 1.7/3 2590 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
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 8548 1.2/6 1.9/8 2.6/8
8:00 America’s Got Talent 243 95 6.5/12 10780 1.5/8 2.3/9 3.1/10
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) (thru 11:17) 243 95 3.2/6 5071 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2954 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
8:00 MasterChef 254 95 2.3/4 3869 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.5/5
9:00 Wayward Pines 254 95 1.3/2 2038 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1154 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 246 92 0.8/2 1210 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 246 92 0.7/1 1118 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 246 92 0.7/1 1049 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 1.1/2 1987 0.8/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/1 1286 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1836 0.6/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1879 0.7/3
10:02 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 1.2/2 2259 0.9/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 481 0.2/1
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 376 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 603 0.3/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 513 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 326 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 7/20/16

2016 Republican National Convention” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 0.9/6
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

American Gothic” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

2016 Republican National Convention” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.9/8
Men 18-34: 1.2/7
Women 18-49: 2.6/10
Men 18-49: 2.0/9

2016 Republican National Convention” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Wayward Pines” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Greenleaf” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.55
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.87
Men 18-49: 0.41

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.43
Women 18-49: 0.52
Men 18-49: 0.46

Mr. Robot” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.37
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.33

The Challenge: Rivals III” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.76
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.31

Young & Hungry” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.36
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.33
Men 18-49: 0.12

Baby Daddy” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.13

Tyrant” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.12
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.23

2016 Republican National Convention” (Fox News, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.56
Men 18-34: 0.66
Women 18-49: 0.93
Men 18-49: 1.20

2016 Republican National Convention” (CNN, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.53
Women 18-49: 0.59
Men 18-49: 0.75

2016 Republican National Convention” (MSNBC, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.34

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 7/20/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, July 20:

* 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 74 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:30 PM 30 589 0.19
35 22 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:00 PM 30 1189 0.42
30 22 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:30 PM 31 1218 0.42
55 41 WAHLBURGERS A&E 10:01 PM 31 859 0.30
85 89 WAHLBURGERS AC A&E 10:32 PM 31 557 0.17
52 29 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 881 0.35
49 27 BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 923 0.37
40 19 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1046 0.44
37 15 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1173 0.47
18 5 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1572 0.69
14 2 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1753 0.81
63 46 AMC MOVIE AMC 8:00 PM 150 761 0.29
75 46 AMC MOVIE AMC 10:30 PM 150 617 0.29
25 18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1317 0.45
76 71 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 614 0.20
88 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 505 0.30
84 31 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 562 0.34
83 37 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 573 0.32
79 34 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 604 0.33
98 70 ANOTHER PERIOD CMDY 10:00 PM 30 428 0.21
97 59 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 436 0.23
6 25 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 2200 0.39
5 8 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (2.23 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 3389 0.64
4 7 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (2.26 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 3504 0.67
82 83 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 580 0.18
56 49 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 9:00 PM 61 837 0.28
58 52 AMERICAN TARZAN DISC 10:01 PM 60 824 0.27
71 89 LION GUARD DISJR 8:00 PM 25 705 0.17
28 74 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1287 0.19
31 96 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1217 0.16
24 89 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1327 0.17
27 83 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1310 0.18
34 89 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1197 0.17
100 83 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 60 357 0.18
67 54 CHOPPED ULTIMATE CHAMP FOOD 8:00 PM 60 727 0.25
70 41 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 715 0.30
62 37 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 30 781 0.32
51 28 DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 883 0.36
3 11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4534 0.57
2 4 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 5568 0.78
1 1 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ: RNC (4.52 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 7337 1.06
96 59 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 30 438 0.23
86 54 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:30 PM 30 540 0.25
93 96 BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 9:00 PM 120 456 0.16
73 74 NCWTS RACING: ELDORA (0.43 HH) FS1 9:01 PM 144 644 0.19
45 34 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:59 PM 181 966 0.33
65 74 TYRANT FX 10:00 PM 72 743 0.19
89 83 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 504 0.18
87 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 530 0.17
78 66 SAN ANDREAS HBO 8:00 PM 114 607 0.22
50 59 AMERICAS MOST DES KITCHEN HGTV 8:00 PM 30 891 0.23
44 57 AMERICA’S MOST DES KITCHEN HGTV 8:30 PM 30 989 0.24
19 31 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1537 0.34
12 26 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1817 0.38
11 21 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1821 0.43
26 59 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1315 0.23
20 49 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 60 1483 0.28
21 29 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HIST 10:00 PM 32 1460 0.35
29 34 PAWN STARS HIST 10:32 PM 31 1274 0.33
61 96 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 788 0.16
43 74 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 1008 0.19
32 46 SIX DEGREES OF MURDER ID 10:00 PM 60 1215 0.29
72 59 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 689 0.23
33 16 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1199 0.46
36 13 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 10:02 PM 60 1186 0.49
23 74 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (0.95 HH) MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1329 0.19
16 59 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.13 HH) MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1626 0.23
9 41 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.35 HH) MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1980 0.30
92 71 MTV MOVIES MTV 8:00 PM 120 463 0.20
60 19 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 62 798 0.44
53 71 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 876 0.20
42 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1015 0.24
47 54 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 929 0.25
48 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 926 0.26
68 83 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 718 0.18
64 74 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 756 0.19
54 59 GREENLEAF OWN 9:00 PM 60 868 0.23
7 8 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 2170 0.64
90 89 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 5:30 PM 210 493 0.17
74 66 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 150 637 0.22
22 16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1339 0.46
17 12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1620 0.55
13 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1784 0.62
10 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1965 0.69
8 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2135 0.81
39 24 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1062 0.41
77 74 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 612 0.19
38 31 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 1083 0.34
41 37 I AM JAZZ TLC 10:01 PM 61 1022 0.32
57 74 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 834 0.19
69 96 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 716 0.16
95 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 450 0.22
91 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 31 469 0.22
66 96 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 740 0.16
46 37 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 957 0.32
15 13 SUITS USA 9:00 PM 61 1652 0.49
59 41 MR. ROBOT USA 10:01 PM 85 799 0.30
80 49 DATING NAKED 3 VH1 9:00 PM 60 589 0.28
99 89 DATING NAKED 3 VH1 10:00 PM 59 378 0.17
94 83 MOVIE WETV 10:30 PM 150 451 0.18

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. Douglas, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewers for Family Feud and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint on GSN? Thanks in advance

    • GSN 7/20, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 585k (136k)
      8:30 Family Feud 597k (151k)
      9:00 Skin Wars: Fresh Paint 396k (113k)
      10:00 Family Feud 372k (82k)
      10:30 Family Feud 504k (125k)

  2. why is so dificult to find the final ratings for telemundo? i can’t find them anywhere… and thanks for the other ratings