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Wednesday Final Nationals: Most-Viewed Season Premiere Telecast of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC

NBC was the No. 1 network on Wednesday night among total viewers (5.84 million), adults 18-49 (1.5 rating/6 share), adults 18-34 (0.9/4), and adults 25-54 (2.0/6).

Despite the move from its regular Monday night slot, the season premiere of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” drew an 8 percent increase in total viewers from its year-ago premiere (5.87 million on 5/25/15). It ranked as the night’s top show on TV overall in all key measures.

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Programming Insider Wednesday, June 1, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 3879 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 500 Questions (s) 2.9/5 4506 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
10:00 Modern Family (r) 2.0/4 3018 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:31 The Goldbergs (r) 1.5/3 2205 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4449 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
8:00 Undercover Boss (r) 2.8/5 4381 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Criminal Minds (r) 3.2/6 4861 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (r) 2.7/5 4104 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/6 5836 0.9/4 1.5/6 2.0/6
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (p) 3.7/7 6350 1.0/5 1.7/7 2.3/7
10:00 The Night Shift (p) 3.1/6 4806 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.1/4 3163 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 MasterChef (p) 2.4/5 3809 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.5/5
9:00 Wayward Pines 1.7/3 2517 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.5/1 723 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party (s) 0.5/1 679 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 0.5/1 768 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1689 0.6/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/1 1276 0.4/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.0/2 1829 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1964 0.7/2
10:03 Yago 0.7/1 1237 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1191 0.5/2
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 489 0.2/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 420 0.2/1
9:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.4/1 774 0.3/1
9:52 Fútbol: Partido Amistoso Mexico vs. Chile (s) (thru 12:12am) 1.2/2 2328 1.1/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 6/01/16

500 Questions” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Wayward Pines” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

The Americans” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 0.31
Men 18-49: 0.31

Royal Pains” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.23

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2: San Jose Sharks @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.65
Men 18-34: 0.97
Women 18-49: 0.69
Men 18-49: 1.22

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 6/01/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, June 1:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
88 ROOTS PART 2B A&E 8:00 PM 60 561 0.2
28 ROOTS PART 3 A&E 9:00 PM 141 1167 0.3
49 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 902 0.3
40 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 1006 0.4
27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1210 0.5
20 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1351 0.6
16 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1680 0.8
13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1773 0.8
78 AMC CELEBRATES: BLACK HAWK DOWN AMC 8:00 PM 180 597 0.2
55 LAIR OF THE KILLER CROCS APL 8:00 PM 62 846 0.2
65 ATTACK OF THE KILLER DRAG APL 9:02 PM 61 712 0.2
73 RIVER MONSTERS: UNHOOKED: MONSTER SIZED APL 10:03 PM 67 646 0.2
74 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 631 0.2
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1608 0.6
105 THERE GOES THE MOTHERHOOD BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 492 0.2
125 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:52 PM 32 421 0.3
108 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:24 PM 32 485 0.3
114 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:56 PM 32 470 0.2
101 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:28 PM 32 502 0.3
82 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 584 0.3
96 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 530 0.3
143 SHARK TANK CNBC 8:00 PM 60 374 0.1
87 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 562 0.2
51 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 875 0.2
59 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 758 0.2
66 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 689 0.1
77 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 8:00 PM 60 598 0.2
18 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 9:00 PM 62 1467 0.4
19 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 10:02 PM 60 1379 0.4
60 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 748 0.2
79 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 595 0.1
90 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 544 0.1
106 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 9:30 PM 25 488 0.1
104 SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DISJR 10:00 PM 25 493 0.1
115 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 10:30 PM 25 456 0.1
25 SPY KIDS 3: GAME OVER DSNY 8:00 PM 90 1274 0.2
36 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1096 0.2
42 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 985 0.1
44 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 969 0.1
50 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT: LA DODGERS / CHICAGO CUBS (0.61 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 162 885 0.2
67 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.43 HH) ESPN 10:42 PM 78 688 0.3
76 CUTTHROAT SABOTAGE 2 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 608 0.2
52 CTK TIME WARP FOOD 9:00 PM 60 859 0.4
70 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 10:00 PM 60 676 0.3
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2910 0.2
6 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2263 0.2
11 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1944 0.3
93 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 30 534 0.3
85 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:30 PM 30 573 0.3
127 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: BRING IT ON FRFM 9:00 PM 120 419 0.2
140 ULTIMATE FIGHTER: 607: NO EASY FIGHT (0.24 HH) FS1 10:00 PM 59 377 0.2
53 FX MOVIE PRIME: WORLD WAR Z FX 7:29 PM 151 858 0.3
47 THE AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 64 929 0.3
102 SKIN WARS GSN 9:00 PM 60 501 0.2
100 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 503 0.1
102 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 501 0.1
125 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 421 0.1
99 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 505 0.1
81 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 591 0.2
92 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 536 0.2
22 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1314 0.3
8 BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 2132 0.4
10 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1979 0.4
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1722 0.4
75 ROOTS PART 2B HIST 8:00 PM 60 629 0.2
12 ROOTS PART 3 HIST 9:00 PM 141 1843 0.5
137 FORENSIC FILES HLN 10:00 PM 60 382 0.1
56 20/20 ON ID PRSN:HOMICIDE ID 8:00 PM 60 826 0.3
41 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 992 0.3
37 AMERICAN MONSTER ID 10:00 PM 60 1087 0.3
116 BONANZA INSP 8:00 PM 60 445 0.0
133 JAG INSP 9:00 PM 60 397 0.0
98 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 510 0.1
94 ROOTS PART 2B LIF 8:00 PM 60 531 0.1
29 ROOTS PART 3 LIF 9:00 PM 141 1164 0.3
151 ROOTS PART 2B LMN 8:00 PM 60 350 0.1
84 ROOTS PART 3 LMN 9:00 PM 141 581 0.1
45 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 952 0.1
24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1293 0.2
39 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1078 0.1
150 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN3 MTV 9:00 PM 60 351 0.2
61 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 62 738 0.4
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 924 0.3
31 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1143 0.4
38 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1081 0.4
43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 976 0.3
2 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2: SAN JOSE / PITTSBURGH (1.44 HH) NBCSN 8:08 PM 187 2507 1.0
112 SOUTHERN JUSTICE NGC 8:00 PM 60 480 0.1
63 SOUTHERN JUSTICE NGC 9:00 PM 60 714 0.2
144 YARD NGC 10:00 PM 60 369 0.1
21 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1344 0.3
35 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1108 0.3
67 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 688 0.1
79 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 595 0.1
64 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 713 0.2
62 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 725 0.2
90 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 544 0.1
110 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:23 PM 24 483 0.1
146 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:47 PM 25 363 0.1
113 SYFY MOVIE: THE MUMMY (1999) SYFY 6:30 PM 150 479 0.2
89 SYFY MOVIE: THE MUMMY RETURNS SYFY 9:00 PM 180 553 0.1
15 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1711 0.5
9 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 2099 0.7
7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2191 0.7
5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2290 0.8
3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2484 0.9
4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2352 0.8
54 TRANSGENDER KIDS TLC 8:00 PM 60 857 0.3
57 TRANSGENDER KIDS CAMP TLC 9:00 PM 60 825 0.3
58 I AM JAZZ: FAM TELLS ALL TLC 10:00 PM 60 783 0.2
30 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 1160 0.2
33 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 1109 0.2
46 CASTLE TNT 10:00 PM 60 950 0.2
118 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 8:00 PM 60 441 0.2
69 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 9:00 PM 60 678 0.2
120 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 436 0.1
139 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:00 PM 30 378 0.1
124 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:30 PM 30 424 0.1
123 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:00 PM 30 426 0.1
97 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:30 PM 30 526 0.2
72 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 661 0.3
86 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:30 PM 31 567 0.2
132 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 8:00 PM 30 399 0.1
130 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 8:30 PM 30 407 0.1
82 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 584 0.1
71 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 662 0.1
120 LOPEZ TVL 10:00 PM 30 436 0.1
33 NATIONAL TEAM (PT) WED: MEXICO / CHILE (0.56 HH) UDN 9:52 PM 140 1109 0.5
23 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1299 0.3
32 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1132 0.4
26 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00 PM 60 1260 0.3
127 LAW & ORDER WETV 8:00 PM 60 419 0.1
117 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 60 442 0.1
94 LAW & ORDER WETV 10:00 PM 60 531 0.1

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, please provide full 18-49 and total viewer numbers for Skin Wars (8pm and 9pm ET) when possible. Thank you!

      • Douglas: Thank you very much! I cannot find these figures anywhere else on the internet. I will be in touch Friday for GSN’s Winsanity, which premieres on Thursday. Big premiere!!

    • Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 10:00-10:30 p.m.) 293,000 viewers; 94,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 10:30-11:00 p.m.) 277,000 viewers; 83,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 11:00-11:30 p.m.) 238,000 viewers; 75,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 11:30 p.m.-midnight) 293,000 viewers; 83,000 adults 18-49

    • Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 10:00-10:30 p.m.) 293,000 viewers; 94,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 10:30-11:00 p.m.) 277,000 viewers; 83,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 11:00-11:30 p.m.) 238,000 viewers; 75,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 6/01 11:30 p.m.-midnight) 293,000 viewers; 83,000 adults 18-49