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Wednesday Final Nationals: Decent Bow for ‘The Real O’Neals’ on ABC, Muted Return of ‘Rosewood’ on Fox

Not only was CBS the most-watched network on Wednesday night with an average of 8.39 million total viewers, but they also took top honors on the night in key demos such as adults 18-49 (1.8 rating/6 share) and adults 25-54 (2.5/7).

It was also good news for ABC — the night’s leader in adults 18-49 (1.1/5) — which scored decent marks for its two-episode debut of new family comedy “The Real O’Neals” which stars Martha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”). It maintained the numbers put up by its time slot occupants from one week prior, “The Goldbergs” and “black-ish”, respectively. As for ABC’s veteran Wednesday comedies, a “Dirty Dancing” tribute episode of “The Goldbergs” — airing at a special 8 p.m. time — drew the series’ best viewership since Nov. 18, 2015, while “Modern Family” drew its most-watched episode in eight weeks (Jan. 6).

The absence of a Wednesday edition of “American Idol” (the talent competition airs solely on Thursdays until the end of their season) boosted “Survivor Kaoh Rong” to season-high marks. Even NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”, which aired its second season finale telecast and guest starred Debra Messing’s former “Will & Grace” co-star Eric McCormack, delivered its second most-watched episode of its current season.

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But it wasn’t all good news at 8 p.m.: the returning “Rosewood”, Fox’s freshman crime solver, showed it could not yet be at least a modest ratings performer without the help of “Empire” leading out of it.

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Programming Insider Wednesday, March 2, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/6 5697 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.2/6
8:00 The Goldbergs (s) 4.3/7 7076 1.3/6 2.1/7 2.6/8
8:30 The Real O’Neals (p) 3.8/6 6327 1.1/5 1.8/6 2.3/7
9:00 Modern Family 5.0/8 8216 1.8/8 2.6/9 3.3/9
9:31 The Real O’Neals (s) 3.7/6 6008 1.2/5 1.9/6 2.3/6
10:00 American Crime 2.2/4 3240 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.2/9 8388 1.0/5 1.8/6 2.5/7
8:00 Survivor: Kaoh Rong 5.5/9 9237 1.4/6 2.2/8 3.0/9
9:00 Criminal Minds 5.9/10 9319 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.8/8
10:00 CSI: Cyber (s) 4.2/8 6608 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.8/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/8 7155 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura (f) 4.9/8 7437 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
9:00 Law & Order: SVU 4.5/8 6860 1.2/5 1.6/5 2.0/5
10:00 Chicago P.D. 4.7/9 7169 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.2/4 3450 0.6/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
8:00 Rosewood 2.3/4 3522 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:00 Hell’s Kitchen 2.1/4 3377 0.6/2 1.0/3 1.4/4
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1257 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown (s) 1.0/2 1456 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 MadTV 20th Anniversary Reunion (r) 0.7/1 1057 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1971 0.8/3
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 2023 0.7/3
8:02 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 1936 0.8/3
9:02 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2200 0.8/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.0/2 1751 0.7/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 2/24/16

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

The Real O’Neals” (ABC, 8:30)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.2/8
Men 18-34: 1.5/7
Women 18-49: 3.0/9
Men 18-49: 2.2/8

The Real O’Neals” (ABC, 9:31)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

American Crime” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.6/9
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

CSI: Cyber” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Rosewood” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.52
Men 18-49: 0.51

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FXX)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.41

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 3/02/16

What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, March 2:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.780 million viewers (0.41 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.939 (0.38)

  3. “American Pickers” (History, 9-10:03 p.m.): 2.528 (0.45)

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.376 (0.88)

  5. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.364 (0.36)
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.343 (0.85)

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.277 (0.84)

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 2.262 (0.79)

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 2.134 (0.76)

  10. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 2.112 (0.48)
  11. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.111 (0.43)

  12. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.004 (0.38)

  13. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.943 (0.90)

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.869 (0.64)

  15. “Duck Dynasty” (A&E, 9:00-10:01 p.m.): 1.735 (0.55)
  16. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.714 (0.78)

  17. “Suits” (USA, 10-11:04 p.m.): 1.708 (0.52)

  18. “American Pickers” (History, 8-9 p.m.): 1.670 (0.31)

  19. “Little Women L.A.” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.621 (0.64)

  20. “Pawn Stars” (History, 10:03-10:33 p.m.): 1.610 (0.37)


  • “Little Women Atlanta” (Lifetime, 10:02-11:02 p.m.): 1.507 (0.65)

  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.496 (0.22)

  • NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Clippers” (ESPN, 10:21 p.m.-12:58 a.m., 1.01 household rating): 1.461 million viewers (0.63 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (MSNBC, 10-11 p.m.): 1.353 (0.19)

  • NBA Basketball: Detroit Pistons @ San Antonio Spurs” (ESPN, 8:05-10:21 p.m., 0.92 household rating): 1.351 million viewers (0.53 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Jep & Jessica” (A&E, 10:01-10:32 p.m.): 1.346 (0.44)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 1.281 (0.27)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 1.263 (0.26)

  • “CNN Tonight” (CNN, 10-11 p.m.): 1.132 (0.26)

  • “Dual Survival” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 1.075 (0.41)

  • “Mob Wives” (VH1, 7:59-9 p.m.): 1.057 (0.52)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life” (TLC, 9-10:01 p.m.): 0.983 (0.35)

  • “Evil Stepmothers” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 0.957 (0.28)

  • “Web of Lies” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.889 (0.25)

  • “Face Off” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.860 (0.32)

  • NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings” (NBCSN, 8:03-10:42 p.m., 0.50 household rating): 0.848 million viewers (0.29 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Venom Hunters” (Discovery, 10-11 p.m.): 0.812 (0.30)

  • “Catfish: The TV Show” (MTV, 10-11:01 p.m.): 0.764 (0.43)

  • “Star Wars Rebels” (Disney XD, 9-9:30 p.m.): 0.678 (0.19)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life-Extended” (TLC, 8-9 p.m.): 0.655 (0.20)

  • “Younger” (TV Land, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.643 (0.21)

  • “Broad City” (Comedy Central, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.599 (0.37)

  • “Fat Chance” (TLC, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 0.571 (0.18)

  • CONCACAF Quarterfinal: Club America vs. Seattle Sounders” (Univision Deportes, 8:00-10:04 p.m., 0.31 household rating): 0.546 million viewers (0.29 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FXX, 10-10:31 p.m.): 0.485 (0.31)

  • “Baby Daddy” (Freeform, 8:30-9 p.m.): 0.472 (0.21)

  • “Young & Hungry” (Freeform, 8-8:30 p.m.): 0.440 (0.21)

  • CONCACAF LDC 15: Real Salt Lake vs. UANL Tigres” (Galavision, 10:00 p.m.-12:03 a.m., 0.18 household rating): 0.342 million viewers (0.17 adults 18-49 rating)


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. Can I please have ‘Celebrity Motor Homes’ (GAC, 8pm & 8:30pm), and ‘Saturday Morning Fever’ (Fuse)? Thanks!

    • Celebrity Motor Homes (GAC, 3/02 8:00-8:30 p.m.) 60,000 viewers; 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

      Celebrity Motor Homes (GAC, 3/02 8:30-9:00 p.m.) 72,000 viewers; 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

      Saturday Morning Fever (Fuse, 3/02 11:00-11:30 p.m.) 23,000 viewers; 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

    • Family Feud (GSN, 3/02 7:30-8:00 p.m.) 533,000 viewers; 124,000 adults 18-49

      Minute to Win It (GSN, 3/02 8:00-9:00 p.m.) 384,000 viewers; 92,000 adults 18-49

      Family Feud (GSN, 3/02 9:00-9:30 p.m.) 383,000 viewers; 75,000 adults 18-49

      Family Feud (GSN, 3/02 9:30-10:00 p.m.) 452,000 viewers; 96,000 adults 18-49