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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Big Brother 19’ Premiere on CBS Dominates Night’s Key Demos

The nineteenth season premiere of “Big Brother” propelled CBS to Wednesday night victory among total viewers (5.1 million), adults 18-49 (1.4 rating/6 share), adults 18-34 (1.0/6) and adults 25-54 (1.7/6).

Although its premiere viewership hit a 5-year low for the series (based on Live Plus Same Day data) — and was runner-up to NBC’s “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” for the most-watched telecast of the night, “Big Brother 19” was easily prime time’s No. 1 show in all key demographics. The margins were 70 percent higher than the second-largest telecast in adults 18-49 (Fox’s “MasterChef”), at least 44 percent higher than the second-largest telecast in adults 18-34 (Adult Swim’s 10:30 “Bob’s Burgers”), and 62 percent more than the closest shows in adults 25-54 (NBC’s “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and Fox’s “MasterChef” each).

Prime time half-hour breakdowns for “Big Brother 19” in household rating/share and total viewers (adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 rating/share), were as follows:

8:00 3.8/8, 6.260 million (1.3/9, 1.8/9, 2.2/9)

8:30 3.4/7, 5.758 million (1.3/8, 1.7/8, 2.1/8)

9:00 3.4/7, 5.860 million (1.3/7, 1.8/7, 2.1/7)

9:30 3.3/6, 5.654 million (1.2/6, 1.7/7, 2.1/7)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, June 28, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2660 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 257 93 1.7/4 2571 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/3
8:30 Speechless (r) 252 93 1.3/3 2048 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Modern Family (r) 257 93 1.6/3 2571 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
9:31 American Housewife (r) 252 93 1.5/3 2361 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
10:00 To Tell the Truth 252 93 2.1/4 3201 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 5100 1.0/6 1.4/6 1.7/6
8:00 Big Brother 19 (p) 254 93 3.5/7 5883 1.3/8 1.7/8 2.1/8
10:00 Criminal Minds (r) 253 93 2.3/5 3533 0.4/2 0.7/3 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 2.5/5 3852 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Little Big Shots: Forever Young 245 93 4.1/8 6558 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.3/5
9:00 The Carmichael Show 245 93 2.2/4 3493 0.5/3 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:30 The Carmichael Show (r) 242 92 1.8/3 2728 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
10:00 This Is Us (r) 243 93 1.3/3 1888 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2800 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.0/4
8:00 MasterChef 258 93 2.2/4 3552 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.3/5
9:00 The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 258 93 1.3/2 2049 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.5/1 745 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 249 90 0.5/1 733 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 249 90 0.5/1 757 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 0.9/2 1660 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1529 0.5/3
8:00 Jose de Egipto 1.1/2 2038 0.7/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1823 0.6/3
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.6/1 1119 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 1091 0.5/2
6:00 Cine Conan el bárbaro (2011) 0.2/0 348 0.1/1
8:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.2/0 479 0.2/1
8:45 Unimas+UDN Fútbol: Partido Amistoso Mexico vs. Ghana (s) (thru 11:03) 0.6/1 1293 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1489 0.6/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.0/2 1539 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/2 1436 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.7/1 1202 0.5/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.0/2 1829 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 6/28/17

To Tell the Truth” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/7
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/7

Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The Carmichael Show” (NBC, 9:00 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/4
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Queen Sugar” (OWN)
1.06 household rating
1.347 million viewers
0.41 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.58
Men 18-49: 0.25

Younger” (TV Land)
0.55 household rating
0.802 million viewers
0.27 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.16

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 6/28/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, June 28:

* 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
55 98 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 735 0.14
54 73 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 9:00 PM 30 766 0.17
57 73 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 9:30 PM 31 709 0.17
67 73 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 635 0.17
61 67 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 691 0.18
77 48 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 554 0.22
68 30 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 620 0.27
49 17 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 857 0.35
35 9 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1038 0.45
28 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1144 0.55
20 1 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1368 0.70
79 67 RAPTOR FEST: JURASSIC PARK AMC 7:00 PM 180 536 0.18
75 53 RAPTOR FEST: THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK AMC  10:00 PM 180 571 0.20
19 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1448 0.50
80 73 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 521 0.17
99 92 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 303 0.15
97 67 HOOD ADJACENT CMDY 9:00 PM 30 318 0.18
98 82 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 306 0.16
100 92 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 298 0.15
45 73 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 908 0.17
50 82 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 839 0.16
46 49 CNN TONIGHT CNN  10:00 PM 60 899 0.21
16 16 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 10:02 PM 61 1524 0.36
23 25 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC  8:00 PM 60 1286 0.28
2 5 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC  9:00 PM 62 2779 0.61
64 92 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 65 674 0.15
30 41 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1118 0.25
48 67 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 870 0.18
44 59 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 932 0.19
36 53 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1023 0.20
32 49 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1083 0.21
34 67 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1072 0.18
56 49 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 726 0.21
87 73 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.29 HH, 0.15 A18-34) ESPN 10:50 PM 70 454 0.17
83 82 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 8:00 PM 60 502 0.16
78 67 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 549 0.18
63 47 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 683 0.23
3 25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2601 0.28
5 30 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2517 0.27
1 24 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2821 0.29
81 53 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 FRFM 7:30 PM 210 513 0.20
95 59 ULTIMATE FIGHTER (0.24 HH, 0.15 A18-34) FS1 10:00 PM 60 369 0.19
27 10 FX MOVIE PRIME: DESPICABLE ME 2 FX 8:00 PM 135 1205 0.42
47 20 FX MOVIE PRIME: DESPICABLE ME 2 FX 10:15 PM 135 877 0.33
62 92 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 689 0.15
76 82 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 557 0.16
69 59 THE MIDDLE HALL  10:30 PM 30 615 0.19
25 41 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1265 0.25
6 12 BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 2216 0.41
11 18 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV  10:00 PM 30 1911 0.34
13 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV  10:30 PM 30 1690 0.28
33 59 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1073 0.19
18 45 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1458 0.24
24 35 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST  10:03 PM 60 1285 0.26
51 82 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 829 0.16
31 45 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 1109 0.24
39 35 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 976 0.26
58 59 LWLA SHORT LIF 8:50 PM 10 705 0.19
26 10 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1220 0.42
37 21 LWATL: MONIE GETS MARRIED LIF 10:02 PM 60 1020 0.32
14 53 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1682 0.20
4 18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2549 0.34
8 35 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2058 0.26
72 23 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6B MTV 10:00 PM 61 579 0.30
84 98 ALASKA STATE TROOPERS NGC 10:00 PM 60 500 0.14
17 22 THUNDERMANS NICK 7:30 PM 60 1503 0.31
21 41 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1335 0.25
40 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 960 0.26
41 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 956 0.26
38 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 977 0.26
42 25 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 945 0.28
71 98 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 9:00 PM 60 595 0.14
15 12 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 10:00 PM 60 1547 0.41
85 59 SPIKE TV MOVIE: FAST FIVE SPIKE 6:30 PM 180 467 0.19
93 82 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 392 0.16
66 25 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 640 0.28
65 41 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 32 664 0.25
22 14 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1294 0.40
12 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1691 0.55
9 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2051 0.62
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2144 0.68
10 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2033 0.66
29 15 FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1120 0.37
73 92 I AM JAZZ: MORE JAZZ TLC 8:00 PM 60 578 0.15
43 30 I AM JAZZ TLC 9:00 PM 62 942 0.27
81 82 HAIR GODDESS TLC 10:02 PM 62 513 0.16
73 49 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: RUSH HOUR TNT 8:00 PM 120 578 0.21
60 59 EXP UNKNOWN REPACK TRAV 9:00 PM 60 702 0.19
94 82 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 376 0.16
92 73 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 414 0.17
91 73 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 416 0.17
88 53 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 446 0.20
52 82 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 807 0.16
53 30 YOUNGER TVL 10:00 PM 33 802 0.27
89 53 SELECCION MEXICANA 6/28: MEXICO / GHANA (0.23 HH, 0.18 A18-34) UDN 8:45 PM 138 439 0.20
59 30 MOVIE, USA: THE PROPOSAL USA 6:30 PM 150 704 0.27
70 59 BIG STAR LITTLE STAR USA 9:00 PM 60 599 0.19
96 92 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: SPACE JAM VH1 9:03 PM 121 321 0.15
90 73 MOVIE: TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION WETV 10:30 PM 150 434 0.17
85 82 COPS WGNA 9:00 PM 30 467 0.16

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. I know you like Big Brothers Marc but I just cannot get into that show. I have tried and just flip the channel..

  2. Am I missing Younger on the big chart? If it had 802k viewers and a .27 demo, didn’t it make the top 100?

  3. Do you have Friday Night Tykes at 11 am on Esquire Network please? It was the last show that aired on the Cable Network.