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Wednesday Final Nationals: Mixed Results for ‘Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance’ Season Finale

On a night of mostly repeat programming, CBS dominated with “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance(Women 18-34: 1.5/6; Men 18-34: 0.9/4; Women 18-49: 2.6/8; Men 18-49: 1.8/7). the 31st season finale of the venerable reality franchise of “Survivor”. In combination with “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Reunion(Women 18-34: 1.1/5; Men 18-34: 0.7/3; Women 18-49: 2.0/7; Men 18-49: 1.3/5), the network more than doubled its closest competitor (ABC) in prime time among total viewers and adults 18-49.

CBS’s half-hour breakdowns on the night:

8:00-8:30 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (season finale)
Household rating/Share: 5.6/10
Viewers: 9.472 million
adults 18-34: 1.2 rating/ 5 share
adults 18-49: 2.1 rating/ 8 share
adults 25-54: 3.0 rating/ 9 share

8:30-9:00 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (season finale)
Household rating/Share: 5.6/9
Viewers: 9.713 million
adults 18-34: 1.2 rating/ 5 share
adults 18-49: 2.3 rating/ 8 share
adults 25-54: 3.2 rating/ 9 share

9:00-9:30 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (season finale)
Household rating/Share: 5.4/9
Viewers: 9.414 million
adults 18-34: 1.2 rating/ 5 share
adults 18-49: 2.2 rating/ 7 share
adults 25-54: 3.1 rating/ 9 share

9:30-10:00 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (season finale)
Household rating/Share: 5.6/9
Viewers: 9.649 million
adults 18-34: 1.3 rating/ 5 share
adults 18-49: 2.3 rating/ 8 share
adults 25-54: 3.2 rating/ 9 share

10:00-10:12 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (season finale)
Household rating/Share: 4.9/9
Viewers: 8.374 million
adults 18-34: 1.0 rating/ 4 share
adults 18-49: 2.0 rating/ 7 share
adults 25-54: 2.7 rating/ 8 share

10:12-10:30 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (reunion)
Household rating/Share: 4.2/7
Viewers: 7.039 million
adults 18-34: 1.0 rating/ 4 share
adults 18-49: 1.8 rating/ 6 share
adults 25-54: 2.4 rating/ 7 share

10:30-11:00 “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” (reunion)
Household rating/Share: 3.7/7
Viewers: 6.162 million
adults 18-34: 0.9 rating/ 4 share
adults 18-49: 1.5 rating/ 6 share
adults 25-54: 2.1 rating/ 6 share

On the negative side, despite receiving rave reviews about the season overall, it scored the least-watched season finale and reunion telecasts in its series history.

The night’s other original offerings were, as follows:

ABC’s “Nashville on the Road(Women 18-34: 0.4/2; Men 18-34: 0.1/1; Women 18-49: 0.6/2; Men 18-49: 0.3/1)

NBC’s “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Night(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.4/2; Women 18-49: 0.9/3; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel(Women 18-34: 1.01; Men 18-34: 0.74; Women 18-49: 1.10; Men 18-49: 0.78)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 3998 0.6/3 1.0/3 1.4/4
8:00 The Middle (r) 3.4/6 5467 0.7/3 1.3/5 1.8/6
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 3.0/5 4578 0.8/3 1.3/4 1.7/5
9:00 Modern Family (r) 3.1/5 4824 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
9:31 black-ish (r) 2.6/4 3986 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.6/4
10:00 Nashville on the Road (s) 1.8/3 2522 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.7/2
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 8664 1.1/5 2.1/7 2.9/8
8:00 Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance (f) 5.5/9 9454 1.2/5 2.2/8 3.1/9
10:12 Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Reunion (s) 3.9/7 6491 0.9/4 1.7/6 2.2/7
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.4/4 3667 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (r) 1.9/3 3010 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (r) 2.3/4 3394 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
10:00 Chicago P.D. (r) 2.9/5 4598 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 2784 0.5/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
8:00 Empire (r) 1.9/3 2734 0.6/2 0.7/3 1.1/3
9:00 Rosewood (r) 1.9/3 2834 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.9/2
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 1032 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 0.7/1 1114 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 0.6/1 949 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2218 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 0.9/2 1876 0.7/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.0/2 2217 0.8/3
9:02 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2282 0.8/3
10:04 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2 2147 0.8/3

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 12/16/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, December 16:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.530 million

  2. “Alaskan Bush People” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 3.416

  3. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.996

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.848

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.802

  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.549

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.510

  8. “American Pickers” (History, 9 p.m.): 2.415

  9. “NCIS” (USA, 8 p.m.): 2.252

  10. “NCIS” (USA, 9 p.m.): 2.108

  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.096

  12. “NBA Basketball: Phoenix @ Golden State” (ESPN, 10:37 p.m.-12:59 a.m.; 1.34 household rating): 1.969

  13. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.901

  14. Movie: “The Polar Express” (2004) (ABC Family, 8:15 p.m.): 1.895

  15. “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX, 10 p.m.): 1.846

  16. “Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.841

  17. “NCIS” (USA, 10 p.m.): 1.768

  18. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.757

  19. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 1.750

  20. Movie: “12 Gifts of Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 1.739


  • “NBA Basketball: Memphis @ Chicago” (ESPN, 8:00-10:37 p.m.; 0.88 household rating): 1.277

  • “Men, Women, Wild” (Discovery, 10:01 p.m.): 1.226

  • “Women’s International Friendly: USA vs. China” (FS1, 8:23-10:40 p.m.; 0.37 household rating): 0.709

  • “The Challenge: Bloodlines” (MTV, 10 p.m.): 0.679

  • “NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh @ Boston” (NBCSN, 8:03-10:40 p.m.; 0.37 household rating): 0.626

  • “College Basketball: Tulane @ North Carolina” (ESPN2, 7:00-8:46 p.m.; 0.34 household rating): 0.518


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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