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Wednesday Final Nationals: NBC Continues 10 p.m. Time Slot Winning Streak Among Adults 18-49 with ‘Chicago P.D.’

Yet another close Wednesday race to the top: CBS was the night’s most-watched network with an average of 7.97 million total viewers and tied for No. 1 with Fox among adults 25-54 (2.3 rating/6 share).

Fox tied ABC for No. 1 among adults 18-49 (1.7/6) and adults 18-34 (1.1/5).

The season finale of “Code Black” on CBS grew by double-digit percent in all figures (including viewers and all key demos) from its previous week but NBC, with “Chicago P.D.”, still extended its winning streak at 10 p.m. among adults 18-49 against regular network programming to 31 consecutive regular-slot originals.

Also on CBS, “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” improved upon the total audience of its season premiere telecast but lost out at 8 p.m. head-to-head to a live edition of “American Idol” on Fox.

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Programming Insider Wednesday, February 24, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/6 5852 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.2/6
8:00 The Middle 4.5/8 7295 1.2/5 1.9/7 2.5/7
8:30 The Goldbergs 3.9/6 6447 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.5/7
9:00 Modern Family 4.9/8 8101 1.8/7 2.5/8 3.2/9
9:31 black-ish 3.9/7 6179 1.2/5 1.9/6 2.4/6
10:00 American Crime 2.4/4 3514 0.6/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/9 7972 1.0/4 1.7/6 2.3/7
8:00 Survivor: Kaoh Rong 5.2/9 8391 1.1/5 1.9/7 2.7/8
9:00 Criminal Minds 5.6/9 8636 1.0/4 1.8/6 2.4/7
10:00 Code Black (f) 4.6/8 6890 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 6656 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura 4.5/7 6516 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:00 Law & Order: SVU 4.4/7 6467 1.1/4 1.5/5 1.9/5
10:00 Chicago P.D. 4.6/8 6985 1.0/4 1.6/5 2.1/6
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.9/6 6614 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.3/6
8:00 American Idol 5.2/9 8917 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.8/8
9:01 Hell’s Kitchen 2.6/4 4233 0.8/3 1.3/4 1.6/5
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.4/2 2271 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 Arrow 1.7/3 2696 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
9:00 Supernatural 1.2/2 1845 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2079 0.8/3
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.2/2 1986 0.7/3
8:03 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.1/2 1965 0.7/2
9:03 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.3/2 2283 0.9/2
10:04 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1964 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 2/24/16

The Middle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/5

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/8
Men 18-34: 1.5/7
Women 18-49: 2.9/9
Men 18-49: 2.1/7

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

American Crime” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Code Black” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

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

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.35
Men 18-34: 0.45
Women 18-49: 0.50
Men 18-49: 0.50

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 2/24/16

What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, February 24:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.282 million viewers (0.30 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.792 (0.94)

  3. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.739 (0.97)

  4. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.744 (0.31)

  5. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.718 (0.37)
  6. “American Pickers” (History, 9-10 p.m.): 2.525 (0.51)

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 2.508 (0.86)

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.473 (0.80)

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 2.382 (0.85)

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 2.136 (0.76)
  11. “Pawn Stars” (History, 10-10:32 p.m.): 1.964 (0.46)

  12. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 1.890 (0.50)

  13. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.809 (0.87)

  14. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.743 (0.37)

  15. “Suits” (USA, 10-11:02 p.m.): 1.733 (0.50)
  16. “NCIS” (USA, 8-9 p.m.): 1.687 (0.31)

  17. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.665 (0.74)

  18. “American Pickers” (History, 8-9 p.m.): 1.659 (0.32)

  19. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.637 (0.40)

  20. “NCIS” (USA, 9-10 p.m.): 1.589 (0.28)


  • “Little Women Atlanta” (Lifetime, 10:02-11:02 p.m.): 1.450 (0.63)

  • “Little Women L.A.” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.426 (0.58)

  • “Duck Dynasty” (A&E, 9:30-10:02 p.m.): 1.366 (0.49)

  • “Mob Wives” (VH1, 7:59-9 p.m.): 1.256 (0.59)

  • “Jep & Jessica” (A&E, 10:02-10:33 p.m.): 1.190 (0.42)

  • NBA Basketball: San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings” (ESPN, 10:35 p.m.-12:51 a.m., 0.77 household rating): 1.126 million viewers (0.43 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life” (TLC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.111 (0.40)

  • “Evil Stepmothers” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 1.084 (0.29)

  • “Dual Survival” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 1.071 (0.39)

  • “Web of Lies” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.950 (0.24)

  • NBA Basketball: Washington Wizards @ Chicago Bulls” (ESPN, 8:05-10:35 p.m., 0.67 household rating): 0.944 million viewers (0.36 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Face Off” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.920 (0.40)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 0.899 (0.18)

  • “Venom Brothers” (Discovery, 10-11 p.m.): 0.876 (0.31)

  • “CNN Tonight” (CNN, 10-11 p.m.): 0.853 (0.18)

  • “Fat Chance” (TLC, 10-11:02 p.m.): 0.788 (0.29)

  • “Catfish: The TV Show” (MTV, 10-11:02 p.m.): 0.768 (0.43)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life-Extended” (TLC, 8-9 p.m.): 0.741 (0.22)

  • “Younger” (TV Land, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.705 (0.23)

  • “Broad City” (Comedy Central, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.633 (0.40)

  • “Young & Hungry” (Freeform, 8-8:30 p.m.): 0.623 (0.31)

  • “Baby Daddy” (Freeform, 8:30-9 p.m.): 0.591 (0.26)

  • NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins” (NBCSN, 7:33-10:09 p.m., 0.36 household rating): 0.585 million viewers (0.22 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FXX, 10-10:31 p.m.): 0.515 (0.32)

  • “Newlyweds: The First Year” (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): 0.428 (0.18)


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, may you please post The Newlywed Game and Family Feud numbers from 7:30pm-10pm ET on 2/24? Thank you 🙂

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