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Sharp Year-to-Year Overnight Declines for the “2016 ESPYS”

'America's Got Talent' Lifts NBC to Wednesday Victory

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, July 13:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.0/11, ABC: 4.3/ 8, CBS: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CW: 0.9/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +114, CW: +29, Fox: -19, CBS: -26, ABC: -28

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.3/ 8 (#2): “THE 2015 ESPYS”: 6.0/11 on 7/14/15
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.5/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.3/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.5/13 (#1)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line it is Anyway?”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.7/13 (#1)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line it is Anyway?” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “American Gothic”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 2016 ESPYS”: 4.1/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “American Gothic”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 3.7/ 7 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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