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Wednesday Final Nationals: NBC and Fox Split Leadership, ‘Madoff’ Miniseries on ABC Starts Decent

NBC’s “Women Crush Wednesday” crime drama lineup of “The Mysteries of Laura”, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.” gave the network a total-viewer victory on the night with an average of a little over 7.12 million viewers.

Fox won in all key demos with the combo of “American Idol” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

While older-skewing, Part 1 of the miniseries “Madoff” starring Richard Dreyfuss as the disgraced financial Ponzi schemer led ABC to be the most-watched network from 8-10pm. Part 1 of the 2-part movie held steady throughout its telecast, retaining all of its audience from its first half-hour to its final half-hour in adults 25-54 (1.7/5) and adults 18-49 (1.2/4).

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Programming Insider Wednesday, February 3, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.0/7 5979 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
8:00 Madoff Part 1 (s) 4.7/8 7076 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
10:00 American Crime 2.6/5 3736 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.1/7 6411 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.9/5
8:00 2 Broke Girls 4.0/7 6342 0.8/4 1.6/6 2.3/7
8:31 Mike & Molly 4.2/7 6841 0.8/3 1.6/5 2.4/7
9:01 Criminal Minds (r) 3.6/6 5731 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.6/4
10:00 Code Black 4.5/8 6902 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7125 0.9/4 1.5/5 1.9/6
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura 4.4/7 6847 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
9:00 Law & Order: SVU 4.7/8 7311 1.2/5 1.8/6 2.2/6
10:00 Chicago P.D. 4.6/9 7217 1.0/4 1.7/6 2.1/6
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 4.2/7 6924 1.3/5 1.9/6 2.5/7
8:00 American Idol 5.5/9 9176 1.5/6 2.3/8 3.1/9
9:01 Hell’s Kitchen 2.8/5 4596 1.0/4 1.5/5 1.9/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.4/2 2171 0.6/3 0.8/3 0.9/3
8:00 Arrow 1.6/3 2475 0.8/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
9:00 Supernatural 1.2/2 1866 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2034 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.1/2 1908 0.6/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.0/2 1846 0.7/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2359 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1873 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 2/03/16

Madoff” Part 1 (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

American Crime” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Mike & Molly” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Code Black” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.0/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.9/9
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.2/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Supernatural” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.46
Men 18-49: 0.50

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 2/03/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, February 3:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.364 million (0.31 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “American Pickers” (History, 9-10 p.m.): 2.810 (0.55)

  3. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.757 (0.30)

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.732 (1.00)

  5. “New Hampshire Democratic Candidate Town Hall” (CNN, 9-11 p.m., 1.71 household rating): 2.717 (0.68)
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.602 (0.99)

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.540 (0.91)

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 2.439 (0.90)

  9. “Pawn Stars” (History, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.432 (0.59)

  10. “NBA Basketball: Golden State @ Washington” (ESPN, 8:05-10:36 p.m., 1.48 household rating): 2.257 million (0.94)
  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 2.099 (0.79)

  12. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 1.905 (0.28)

  13. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.852 (0.40)

  14. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.836 (0.85)

  15. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 1.770 (0.40)
  16. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.732 (0.78)

  17. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.703 (0.63)

  18. “Duck Dynasty” (A&E, 9:30-10:01 p.m.): 1.623 (0.59)

  19. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.610 (0.34)

  20. “American Pickers” (History, 8-9 p.m.): 1.591 (0.34)


  • “Suits” (USA, 10-11:02 p.m.): 1.506 (0.48)

  • “Little Women Atlanta” (Lifetime, 10:02-11:02 p.m.): 1.061 (0.42)

  • “Jep & Jessica” (A&E, 10:01-10:32 p.m.): 1.428 (0.54)

  • “NBA Basketball: Minnesota @ L.A. Clippers” (ESPN, 10:36 p.m.-1:14 a.m., 0.93 household rating): 1.414 (0.68)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life” (TLC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.394 (0.52)

  • “Little Women L.A.” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.343 (0.53)

  • “Skin Tight” (TLC, 10-11 p.m.): 1.136 (0.40)

  • “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network, 9-10 p.m.): 1.122 (0.42)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 1.108 (0.22)

  • “Web of Lies” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 1.052 (0.31)

  • “Dual Survival” (Discovery, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.003 (0.35)

  • “Face Off” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.980 (0.36)

  • “Mob Wives” (VH1, 8-9:02 p.m.): 0.979 (0.48)

  • “Shadow of Doubt” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 0.977 (0.27)

  • “The Challenge: Bloodlines” (MTV, 10-11:02 p.m.): 0.791 (0.51)

  • “Guilty Pleasures” (Food Network, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.741 (0.27)

  • “Top 5 Restaurants” (Food Network, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.695 (0.24)

  • “Young & Hungry” (Freeform, 8-8:30 p.m.): 0.648 (0.30)

  • “Younger” (TV Land, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.624 (0.21)

  • “Baby Daddy” (Freeform, 8:30-9 p.m.): 0.620 (0.28)

  • “College Basketball: Kansas State @ Kansas” (ESPN2, 9:06-11:15 p.m., 0.39 household rating): 0.603 (0.18)

  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FXX, 10-10:31 p.m.): 0.563 (0.37)

  • “Criminals at Work” (BET, 10-11 p.m.): 0.471 (0.18)

  • “Teachers” (TV Land, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.458 (0.17)

  • “Newlyweds: The First Year” (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): 0.417 (0.18)

  • “Man Seeking Woman” (FXX, 10:31-11:01 p.m.): 0.251 (0.14)


Miscellaneous


  • “‪SpongeBob‬” (Nickelodeon, 4:30-‪5 p.m.‬): 2.127 million viewers (0.45 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “‪SpongeBob‬” (Nickelodeon, ‪4-4:30‬‪ p.m.‬): 2.093 million viewers (0.47 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “‪Henry Danger‬” (Nickelodeon, 7:30-‪8 p.m.‬): 1.406 million viewers (0.26 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “‪Henry Danger‬” (Nickelodeon, 8-8:30‪ p.m.‬): 1.359 million viewers (0.24 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “The Lion Guard” (Disney Channel, 3:30-4‪ p.m.‬): 0.578 million viewers (0.12 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Gravity Falls” (Disney Channel, 3-3:‪25 p.m.‬): 0.474 million viewers (0.09 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Master P’s Family Empire” (Reelz, 10-10:30‪ p.m.‬): 0.135 million viewers (0.049 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Saturday Morning Fever” (Fuse, 11-11:30‪ p.m.‬): 0.029 million viewers (0.01 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. Do you have ‘Master P’s Family Empire’ (Reelz), and ‘Saturday Morning Fever’ (Fuse) <– not clear why is not airing on Saturdays, but whatever… 🙂 Thanks!!

    • Info also included in the article

      “Master P’s Family Empire” (Reelz, 2/03 10-10:30‪ p.m.‬): 0.135 million viewers (0.049 adults 18-49 rating)

      “Saturday Morning Fever” (Fuse, 2/03 11-11:30‪ p.m.‬): 0.029 million viewers (0.01 adults 18-49 rating)

    • Info also included in the article

      “The Lion Guard” (Disney Channel, 2/03 3:30-4‪ p.m.‬): 0.578 million viewers (0.12 adults 18-49 rating)

      “Gravity Falls” (Disney Channel, 2/03 3-3:‪25 p.m.‬): 0.474 million viewers (0.09 adults 18-49 rating)

    • Info also included in the article

      “‪Henry Danger‬” (Nickelodeon, 2/03 7:30-‪8 p.m.‬): 1.406 million viewers (0.26 adults 18-49 rating)

      “‪Henry Danger‬” (Nickelodeon, 2/03 8-8:30‪ p.m.‬): 1.359 million viewers (0.24 adults 18-49 rating)

        • Info is also included in the article

          “‪SpongeBob‬” (Nickelodeon, 2/03 4:30-‪5 p.m.‬): 2.127 million viewers (0.45 adults 18-49 rating)

          “‪SpongeBob‬” (Nickelodeon, 2/03 ‪4-4:30‬‪ p.m.‬): 2.093 million viewers (0.47 adults 18-49 rating)