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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Fargo’ on FX Reaches Top Telecast Audience with Season Finale Since Season Premiere

The series premiere of “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” helped put NBC atop the Wednesday night heap among total viewers (4.27 million) and adults 25-54 (1.0 rating/3.7 share).

Gordon Ramsay-fueled Fox with “MasterChef” and “The F Word” led among adults 18-49 (0.8/4) and adults 18-34 (0.6/4).

The final episode of the third season of FX’s “Fargo” drew 1.22 million viewers at 10 p.m. which is the top mark for an original telecast of the offbeat drama since its season premiere on Apr. 19.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, June 21, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/4 2834 0.3/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 257 93 1.9/4 2952 0.4/3 0.7/3 0.9/4
8:30 Speechless (r) 252 93 1.5/3 2389 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
9:00 Modern Family (r) 257 93 1.9/4 3083 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/4
9:31 American Housewife (r) 252 93 1.7/3 2680 0.3/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
10:00 To Tell the Truth 252 93 1.9/4 2942 0.3/2 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 2.4/5 3540 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:00 Undercover Boss (rs) 253 93 2.0/4 2993 0.3/2 0.5/3 0.8/3
9:00 Criminal Minds (r) 253 93 2.6/5 3835 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
10:00 Code Black (r) 253 93 2.6/5 3790 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.8/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 4269 0.4/3 0.7/3 1.0/4
8:00 Little Big Shots: Forever Young (p) 245 93 4.7/9 7424 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.5/6
9:00 The Carmichael Show 245 93 2.5/5 3923 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.2/4
9:30 The Carmichael Show (r) 243 93 1.8/3 2759 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
10:00 This Is Us (r) 243 93 1.3/3 2041 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
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 2696 0.6/3 0.8/4 1.0/4
8:00 MasterChef 258 93 2.1/4 3339 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.2/5
9:00 The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 258 93 1.4/3 2054 0.5/3 0.7/3 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 0.4/1 629 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 248 89 0.4/1 591 0.1/1 0.1/1 0.2/1
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 248 89 0.4/1 666 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 1579 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1656 0.5/3
8:00 Jose de Egipto 0.9/2 1559 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1615 0.6/2
10:01 La Piloto 0.9/2 1562 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 298 0.1/1
7:00 Totalmente Diva (r) 0.1/0 230 0.1/0
8:00 Totalmente Diva 0.2/0 328 0.1/1
9:00 La Candidata 0.2/0 306 0.1/0
9:59 El Bienamado 0.2/0 260 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/1 1443 0.5/3 0.6/3
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 1121 0.3/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.7/1 1247 0.3/2 0.5/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V (preliminary) 1.0/2 1970 0.7/4 0.9/4

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 6/21/17

To Tell the Truth” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

The Carmichael Show” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Queen Sugar” (OWN)
1.13 household rating
1.690 million viewers
0.54 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.35
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 0.36

Fargo” (FX)
0.77 household rating
1.218 million viewers
0.34 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.28
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.43

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 6/21/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, June 21:

* 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
56 91 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 743 0.15
54 91 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 9:00 PM 30 751 0.15
45 67 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 9:30 PM 31 817 0.19
50 74 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 782 0.18
41 53 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 842 0.22
57 34 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 738 0.27
53 28 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 752 0.29
37 14 THE CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 888 0.35
31 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1097 0.46
26 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1178 0.52
18 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1287 0.58
52 57 AMC MOVIE: RAMBO (2008) AMC 8:00 PM 120 780 0.21
81 74 AMC MOVIE: SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS AMC 10:00 PM 180 495 0.18
77 87 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 515 0.16
15 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1585 0.52
55 53 THEN AND NOW WITH ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 747 0.22
96 67 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 372 0.19
94 57 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 387 0.21
91 47 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 446 0.23
85 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 477 0.25
81 28 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 495 0.29
87 34 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 469 0.27
79 91 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 507 0.15
44 81 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 821 0.17
34 53 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 963 0.22
36 57 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 931 0.21
28 40 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPECIAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 1143 0.26
4 4 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 63 2624 0.58
17 28 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 10:03 PM 61 1339 0.29
50 67 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 782 0.19
64 91 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:25 PM 25 637 0.15
40 91 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 856 0.15
46 44 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 811 0.24
23 18 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES GAME 9: LSU / FLORIDA STATE (0.76 HH, 0.29 A18-34) ESPN 7:00 PM 205 1220 0.33
61 57 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT – LATE: N.Y. METS @ L.A. DODGERS (0.41 HH, 0.18 A18-34) ESPN 10:25 PM 181 673 0.21
75 67 IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD 8:00 PM 60 526 0.19
78 81 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 514 0.17
66 67 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 633 0.19
1 28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3298 0.29
2 18 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3262 0.33
3 33 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2883 0.28
89 67 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA FRFM 8:20 PM 160 454 0.19
88 64 ULTIMATE FIGHTER (0.26 HH, 0.19 A18-34) FS1 10:00 PM 60 456 0.20
21 11 FX MOVIE PRIME: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION FX 6:29 PM 211 1263 0.45
24 16 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 76 1218 0.34
63 81 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 644 0.17
32 47 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1079 0.23
9 18 BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1968 0.33
11 25 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1786 0.31
13 24 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1659 0.32
83 91 TIME MACHINE HIST 8:00 PM 60 492 0.15
49 34 TIME MACHINE HIST 9:00 PM 125 796 0.27
29 28 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 1138 0.29
19 16 HEAR NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 1276 0.34
25 18 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 1211 0.33
80 87 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 50 504 0.16
62 64 LWLA SHORT LIF 8:50 PM 10 657 0.20
33 14 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1039 0.35
34 18 LWATL: MONIE GETS MARRIED LIF 10:02 PM 60 963 0.33
16 47 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1534 0.23
5 18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2337 0.33
10 44 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1951 0.24
99 74 FEAR FACTOR MTV MTV 9:00 PM 60 362 0.18
71 34 NHL AWARDS SHOW (0.34 HH, 0.28 A18-34) NBCSN 8:00 PM 150 595 0.27
22 34 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1231 0.27
30 57 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1134 0.21
43 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 827 0.21
46 47 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 811 0.23
46 41 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 811 0.25
38 26 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 865 0.30
59 91 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 714 0.15
58 74 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 9:00 PM 60 722 0.18
12 7 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 10:00 PM 60 1690 0.54
60 26 SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 7:00 PM 150 678 0.30
75 67 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 526 0.19
74 53 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 33 572 0.22
89 74 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:33 PM 30 454 0.18
39 47 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN WICK SYFY 8:00 PM 120 857 0.23
68 74 BLOOD DRIVE SYFY 10:00 PM 58 627 0.18
20 12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1275 0.43
14 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1637 0.55
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1996 0.65
6 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2118 0.69
7 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2094 0.71
27 13 FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1163 0.40
64 91 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 60 637 0.15
42 64 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 10:00 PM 60 834 0.20
66 47 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: BAD BOYS II TNT 7:00 PM 180 633 0.23
95 81 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 379 0.17
97 81 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 368 0.17
98 87 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 366 0.16
92 74 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 421 0.18
83 44 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 492 0.24
72 34 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 584 0.27
70 57 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 8:00 PM 30 612 0.21
69 41 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 8:30 PM 30 621 0.25
73 81 BIG STAR LITTLE STAR USA 9:00 PM 60 576 0.17
100 87 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 10:05 PM 60 334 0.16
93 91 COPS WGNA 10:00 PM 30 414 0.15
86 91 COPS WGNA 10:30 PM 30 474 0.15

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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