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Wednesday Final Nationals: CMA Music Festival in ABC Grows Year-to-Year in Total Audience but Ties Adults 18-49 Rating Low

NBC won Wednesday outright among total viewers (6.47 million) and adults 25-54 (1.7 rating/5 share). ABC and NBC tied for the lead in adults 18-49 (1.2/5).

ABC, which led the night among adults 18-34 (0.8/4), televised the annual “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”. The 3-hour special rose 7 percent in total viewers from the year-ago CMA festival (5.232 million on 8/05/15) that had then sunk to a seven-year low in viewership. Its 1.2 adults 18-49 rating matched the aforementioned 2015 event which ties an all-time low for the festival.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/7 5581 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
8:00 CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock (s) 247 94 3.6/7 5581 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.4/4 3683 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
8:00 Big Brother 18 254 94 3.6/7 5844 1.2/7 1.8/8 2.2/8
9:00 Criminal Minds (r) 254 94 1.9/3 2696 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
10:00 American Gothic 255 94 1.7/3 2509 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 4.1/8 6466 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.7/5
8:00 America’s Got Talent 244 94 5.7/11 9390 1.0/5 1.8/7 2.4/8
9:00 The Night Shift 244 94 3.3/6 5004 0.6/3 0.9/3 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 2.2/4 3777 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/5
8:00 MasterChef 255 94 2.2/4 3618 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/5
9:00 MasterChef 255 94 2.3/4 3935 0.7/3 1.2/5 1.5/5
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/1 1329 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 247 92 0.9/2 1424 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 247 92 0.8/1 1314 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 247 92 0.7/1 1155 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1844 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1502 0.5/3
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1980 0.7/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1837 0.7/2
10:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1714 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 433 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/1 527 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 528 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 474 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 296 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 8/03/16

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.5/7

American Gothic” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
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: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.5/7

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef” (Fox, 8pm)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

MasterChef” (Fox, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

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

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

Greenleaf” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.46
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.85
Men 18-49: 0.42

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.53
Women 18-49: 0.52
Men 18-49: 0.56

Mr. Robot” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.28

The Challenge: Rivals III” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.73
Men 18-34: 0.38
Women 18-49: 0.53
Men 18-49: 0.30

Young & Hungry” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.16

Baby Daddy” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.35
Men 18-49: 0.17

Tyrant” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.19
Men 18-49: 0.24

Libertarian Town Hall” (CNN)
Women 18-34: 0.33
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.40
Men 18-49: 0.54

Río Olympics: Women’s Soccer” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.31

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 8/03/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, August 3:

* 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
115 109 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:00 PM 30 460 0.15
105 106 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:30 PM 30 502 0.16
38 21 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:00 PM 30 1152 0.40
35 17 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:30 PM 31 1208 0.44
59 34 WAHLBURGERS A&E 10:01 PM 31 800 0.31
53 31 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 936 0.35
51 19 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 1006 0.41
36 14 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1193 0.50
31 15 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1254 0.49
19 6 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1575 0.66
12 4 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1853 0.80
83 91 AMC MOVIE: THE ITALIAN JOB AMC 8:00 PM 150 595 0.19
80 80 AMC MOVIE: DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE AMC 10:30 PM 150 600 0.20
129 137 LIFE AFTER: CHERNOBYL APL 8:00 PM 61 427 0.09
119 137 VIKING WILDERNESS APL 9:01 PM 61 454 0.09
148 102 MARTIN BET 10:33 PM 44 374 0.17
95 79 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 552 0.20
15 10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1792 0.60
37 23 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 1170 0.38
106 54 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:24 PM 66 499 0.25
94 45 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 554 0.28
106 47 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 499 0.27
96 38 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 550 0.29
142 94 ANOTHER PERIOD CMDY 10:00 PM 30 384 0.18
149 86 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 372 0.19
30 32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1261 0.32
17 16 CNN LIBERTARIAN TOWN HALL (1.03 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 66 1612 0.47
27 30 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:06 PM 54 1360 0.35
110 95 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 488 0.18
64 53 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 9:00 PM 62 767 0.26
74 60 DUAL SURVIVAL SPECIAL DISC 10:02 PM 61 649 0.24
71 101 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 711 0.17
75 114 SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISJR 8:25 PM 5 639 0.14
77 118 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 628 0.14
90 122 QUIET IS DISJR 8:55 PM 5 572 0.13
85 121 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 9:00 PM 25 587 0.13
89 117 DJ NIGHT LIGHT DISJR 9:25 PM 5 580 0.14
102 125 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 509 0.12
131 136 DJ NIGHT LIGHT DISJR 9:55 PM 5 424 0.10
126 134 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 10:00 PM 25 438 0.10
118 140 DJ NIGHT LIGHT DISJR 10:25 PM 5 455 0.09
123 144 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:30 PM 25 442 0.08
124 146 DJ NIGHT LIGHT DISJR 10:55 PM 5 441 0.08
22 40 SPY KIDS 3: GAME OVER DSNY 8:00 PM 90 1496 0.29
33 64 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1241 0.22
28 65 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1349 0.22
26 89 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1381 0.19
102 93 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 509 0.19
63 36 BOTCHED BY NATURE E! 9:00 PM 60 770 0.31
77 60 BOTCHED: POST-OP E! 10:00 PM 30 628 0.24
146 113 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST E! 10:30 PM 32 378 0.14
67 71 MLB WED NIGHT: METS / YANKEES ESPN 7:00 PM 192 729 0.21
83 62 BASEBALL TONIGHT (0.39 HH) ESPN 10:12 PM 48 595 0.23
91 91 WORST COOKS 6 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 568 0.19
79 77 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 605 0.21
68 55 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 727 0.25
1 33 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3424 0.31
2 45 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2819 0.28
5 37 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2367 0.30
98 49 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 30 529 0.26
92 52 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:30 PM 30 563 0.26
93 76 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE WATERBOY FRFM 9:00 PM 120 560 0.21
52 24 FX MOVIE PRIME: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS FX 6:59 PM 181 981 0.38
57 70 TYRANT FX 10:00 PM 77 827 0.22
135 141 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 405 0.09
128 143 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 432 0.08
135 131 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 405 0.10
108 135 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 498 0.10
99 129 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 523 0.11
132 122 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 415 0.13
117 110 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 456 0.15
115 112 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 460 0.15
85 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 587 0.19
39 39 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1146 0.29
23 27 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1470 0.36
16 22 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1666 0.38
18 26 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1611 0.37
34 75 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1224 0.21
10 28 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1969 0.36
20 19 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1562 0.41
32 34 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1247 0.31
56 103 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 8:00 PM 60 840 0.17
49 73 PERFECT MURDER, THE ID 9:00 PM 60 1016 0.21
41 49 SIX DEGREES OF MURDER ID 10:00 PM 60 1130 0.27
143 149 BONANZA INSP 8:00 PM 60 383 0.04
145 148 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 379 0.04
66 42 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 757 0.29
24 9 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1451 0.62
29 11 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 10:02 PM 60 1308 0.55
102 107 MOVIE: THE CLIENT LIST LMN 8:00 PM 120 509 0.16
134 115 MOVIE: MY LIFE AS A DEAD GIRL LMN 10:00 PM 120 408 0.14
25 97 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1440 0.18
9 48 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1974 0.27
13 63 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1813 0.23
70 18 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 61 718 0.41
48 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 1020 0.24
47 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1024 0.29
42 29 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1118 0.35
40 25 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1135 0.38
61 44 RÍO OLYMPICS-WOMEN’S SOCCER: U.S. / NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE / COLOMBIA (0.47 HH) NBCSN 7:01 PM 239 788 0.28
141 116 DRUGS, INC. NGC 8:00 PM 60 390 0.14
120 105 DRUGS, INC. NGC 9:00 PM 60 453 0.16
122 96 DRUGS, INC. NGC 10:00 PM 60 450 0.18
44 84 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1077 0.19
43 78 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1097 0.21
82 108 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 598 0.15
85 120 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 587 0.13
62 86 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 773 0.19
60 98 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 794 0.18
101 133 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:00 PM 24 518 0.10
112 137 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:24 PM 24 484 0.09
125 147 GREENLEAF OWN 8:00 PM 60 439 0.08
55 84 GREENLEAF OWN 9:00 PM 60 881 0.20
8 7 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 2067 0.64
133 110 SPIKE TV MOVIE: WALKING TALL SPIKE 6:30 PM 120 410 0.15
111 86 SPIKE TV MOVIE: SNITCH SPIKE 8:30 PM 150 485 0.19
144 130 SYFY MOVIE: OCULUS SYFY 6:30 PM 150 381 0.11
73 51 GHOST HUNTERS SYFY 9:00 PM 60 702 0.26
81 83 PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 61 599 0.20
21 13 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1529 0.50
11 8 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1933 0.62
7 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2262 0.71
3 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2475 0.82
4 2 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2428 0.84
6 1 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2300 0.85
126 128 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 438 0.12
50 41 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 62 1013 0.29
88 69 LOVE AT FIRST KISS TLC 10:02 PM 61 581 0.22
45 57 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 1032 0.24
46 65 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 1025 0.22
58 119 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:00 PM 60 817 0.14
147 103 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:00 PM 30 376 0.17
137 99 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:30 PM 30 401 0.18
130 81 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:00 PM 30 425 0.20
121 71 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 452 0.21
114 67 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 470 0.22
113 59 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:30 PM 31 476 0.24
138 131 EU: INSIDERS GUIDE TRAV 9:00 PM 60 398 0.10
140 127 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 391 0.12
100 142 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:00 PM 30 522 0.08
139 145 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:30 PM 30 396 0.08
97 126 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 546 0.12
76 124 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 637 0.13
69 100 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 723 0.17
65 82 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 758 0.20
54 73 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 899 0.21
14 12 SUITS USA 9:00 PM 61 1812 0.54
72 56 MR. ROBOT USA 10:01 PM 71 705 0.24
109 68 DATING NAKED 3 VH1 9:00 PM 60 489 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. Douglas, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewers for Skin Wars and Family Feud on GSN? Thanks

    • GSN 8/03, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 405k (110k)
      8:30 Family Feud 432k (106k)
      9:00 Skin Wars: Fresh Paint 260k (59k)
      10:00 Family Feud 284k (86k)
      10:30 Family Feud 405k (128k)

  2. Do you guys happen to have the total viewers for Amor de Barrio and Sueño de Amor at 2pm and 3pm E.T. respectively on Univisión Network?

    • THE NIGHT SHIFT (NBC, 8/03) in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating/share)

      9:00 5.522 million (1.0/4)
      9:30 5.005 million (0.9/3)
      10:00 4.747 million (0.8/3)
      10:30 4.740 million (0.8/3)

  3. Amazingly, in spite of its expensive award buying, the completely incompetently-made Mr. Robot still manages record-low ratings for USA.

    And yet USA thinks it’s something to emulate…