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Monday Final Nationals: 22.5 Million Tune in to First Night of Republican National Convention Across Six Networks

ABC and NBC shared victory on Monday night.

ABC was Monday’s most-watched network with an average of 5.69 million viewers, as well as winning among adults 18-34 (1.3 rating/6 share). NBC led among adults 25-54 (1.9/6). ABC and NBC tied for the lead among adults 18-49 (1.5/6).

The first night of the four-day “2016 Republican National Convention” featuring speeches from former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and the now-infamous appearance of Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump drew a combined 22.527 million viewers in the 10 p.m. hour on ABC (3.635 million), CBS (2.693 million), NBC (3.913 million), Fox News Channel (6.348 million), CNN (3.943 million) and MSNBC (1.995 million). This marks a 19-percent increase from the 2008 GOP convention (18.88 million on Sep. 1, 2008) when all six networks carried the event’s first night on a Monday.

Comparing it to when the six networks first covered the 2012 GOP convention (on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012), 2016 also drew an increase of 10 percent in viewership (22.53 million vs. 20.55 million).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, July 18, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.8/7 5693 1.3/6 1.5/6 1.8/6
8:00 The Bachelorette 249 95 4.5/8 6722 1.7/8 1.9/7 2.2/7
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 246 95 2.5/4 3635 0.6/3 0.7/3 1.0/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3325 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
8:00 Mom (r) 254 95 2.7/5 3933 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:30 2 Broke Girls (r) 254 95 2.4/4 3448 0.4/2 0.6/2 1.0/3
9:00 Scorpion (r) 254 95 2.5/4 3591 0.3/1 0.6/2 1.0/3
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 255 95 1.9/3 2693 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/5 5303 1.0/5 1.5/6 1.9/6
8:00 American Ninja Warrior 244 95 3.4/6 5997 1.2/5 1.8/6 2.2/7
10:00 2016 Republican National Convention (s) 244 95 2.5/4 3913 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.6/3 2661 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 255 95 1.6/3 2661 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.5/1 714 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Movie: 10 Years (2011) 246 92 0.5/1 714 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1934 0.7/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/1 1315 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1986 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1835 0.7/2
10:02 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 1.1/2 1986 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 488 0.2/1
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 512 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 606 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/0 523 0.2/1
10:00 Como Dice el Dicho 0.2/0 335 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 7/18/16

The Bachelorette” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.6/11
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.9/10
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

2016 Republican National Convention” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

2016 Republican National Convention” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

2016 Republican National Convention” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.69
Men 18-49: 0.35

Major Crimes” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.22
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.65
Men 18-49: 0.34

Angie Tribeca” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.30

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.27

Devious Maids” (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.27
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.16

UnReal” (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.12

The Fosters” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.51
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.49
Men 18-49: 0.17

2016 Republican National Convention” (Fox News, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.62
Men 18-34: 0.58
Women 18-49: 0.88
Men 18-49: 1.00

2016 Republican National Convention” (CNN, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.44
Men 18-34: 0.58
Women 18-49: 0.66
Men 18-49: 0.92

2016 Republican National Convention” (MSNBC, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.31

Cable Rankings – Monday 7/18/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, July 18:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
76 90 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 532 0.16
67 67 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 60 629 0.22
60 57 THE FIRST 48 A&E 10:00 PM 63 710 0.24
54 42 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 766 0.27
47 33 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 832 0.29
29 16 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1317 0.53
22 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1556 0.63
19 10 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1764 0.76
13 6 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 2001 0.91
61 75 AMC MOVIE AMC 7:30 PM 150 696 0.20
74 81 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 566 0.19
16 12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1798 0.67
58 42 ODD MOM OUT BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 735 0.27
96 70 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:51 PM 33 381 0.21
92 70 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:24 PM 33 406 0.21
87 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:57 PM 32 480 0.26
88 53 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:29 PM 31 473 0.25
84 57 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 484 0.24
75 42 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 537 0.27
10 13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 3172 0.63
7 9 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (2.35 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 3695 0.79
5 7 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (2.49 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 3943 0.88
43 29 MISFIT GARAGE DISC 8:00 PM 60 957 0.32
27 19 MISFIT GARAGE DISC 9:00 PM 61 1399 0.50
40 24 FAT N FURIOUS DISC 10:01 PM 61 1028 0.37
64 98 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 676 0.15
25 70 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1433 0.21
24 57 BAD HAIR DAY DSNY 8:30 PM 105 1522 0.24
31 70 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:15 PM 25 1291 0.21
34 85 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:40 PM 25 1171 0.18
89 88 BOTCHED E! 8:00 PM 60 455 0.17
93 90 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 399 0.16
84 90 BASEBALL TONIGHT (0.34 HH) ESPN 10:07 PM 53 484 0.16
97 98 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: MINNESOTA / CHICAGO (0.25 HH) ESPN2 9:00 PM 126 366 0.15
56 62 CUPCAKE WARS CELEBRITY FOOD 8:00 PM 60 750 0.23
48 30 CAKE WARS 3 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 824 0.30
53 53 CAKE HUNTERS FOOD 10:00 PM 30 767 0.25
63 62 CAKE HUNTERS FOOD 10:30 PM 30 691 0.23
2 13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 5091 0.63
3 11 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 5067 0.72
1 5 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ: RNC (3.93 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 6348 0.94
49 27 THE FOSTERS FRFM 8:00 PM 60 822 0.33
32 24 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 120 1260 0.37
44 49 FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 120 880 0.26
100 98 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:00 PM 30 301 0.15
99 88 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 323 0.17
98 85 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 354 0.18
94 70 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 396 0.21
79 90 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 512 0.16
72 75 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 592 0.20
66 62 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 643 0.23
68 57 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 617 0.24
39 37 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1085 0.28
34 37 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1171 0.28
30 37 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1296 0.28
26 30 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1413 0.30
20 22 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1742 0.39
21 27 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1660 0.33
33 42 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1199 0.27
28 37 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 60 1355 0.28
36 37 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:00 PM 63 1167 0.28
46 81 TRUE CRIME W/ APHRODITE ID 9:00 PM 60 871 0.19
38 49 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE ID 10:00 PM 60 1113 0.26
78 67 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT LIF 8:00 PM 60 517 0.22
51 42 DEVIOUS MAIDS LIF 9:00 PM 60 818 0.27
77 75 UNREAL LIF 10:00 PM 63 524 0.20
18 57 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.20 HH) MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1784 0.24
14 42 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.33 HH) MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1996 0.27
15 33 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE (1.29 HH) MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1995 0.29
91 62 TEEN MOM II SSN5B MTV 8:00 PM 60 412 0.23
59 21 TEEN MOM SPECIAL MTV 9:00 PM 61 727 0.41
62 24 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 4 MTV 10:01 PM 62 692 0.37
55 81 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 764 0.19
45 62 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 877 0.23
41 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 981 0.27
42 30 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 970 0.30
80 81 BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT SPIKE 8:00 PM 60 511 0.19
86 85 BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 483 0.18
73 33 AMERICAN DAD TBS 8:30 PM 30 581 0.29
71 53 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS 9:00 PM 30 595 0.25
82 67 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 486 0.22
69 33 FAMILY GUY TBS 10:00 PM 30 609 0.29
70 53 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 605 0.25
83 90 40 YEAR OLD CHILD: A NEW TLC 8:00 PM 60 485 0.16
65 75 GIRLS WHO DONT AGE TLC 9:00 PM 60 655 0.20
52 49 TALLEST TEENS TLC 10:00 PM 60 816 0.26
23 75 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 8:00 PM 60 1527 0.20
4 18 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 9:00 PM 60 4052 0.52
6 19 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:00 PM 60 3719 0.50
90 90 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:00 PM 30 429 0.16
95 90 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 393 0.16
81 75 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 495 0.20
57 90 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 749 0.16
9 2 WWE RAW (1.96 HH) USA 8:00 PM 60 3204 1.18
8 3 WWE RAW (1.99 HH) USA 9:00 PM 60 3236 1.16
11 4 WWE RAW (1.84 HH) USA 10:00 PM 69 2960 1.05
12 1 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2818 1.40
17 8 T.I. AND TINY 5 VH1 9:00 PM 30 1791 0.86
37 16 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 9:30 PM 60 1139 0.53
50 23 T.I. AND TINY 5 VH1 10:30 PM 30 821 0.38

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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    TELEMUNDO’S UNPRECEDENTED THREE-HOUR FINALE OF “EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS” FOURTH SEASON REACHES NEARLY FIVE MILLION VIEWERS

    Fueled by the Finale, TELEMUNDO Outperformed Univision from 8-11pm by +37% Among Total Viewers, +67% Among Adults 18-49 and +96% Among Adults 18-34

    The Finale for “El Senor de los Cielos” Ranked as the #1 Most Social Primetime Program in Broadcast Across All Networks, Regardless of Language

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    During its full run, “El Señor de los Cielos” averaged 1,968,000 total viewers and 1,143,000 adults 18-49. The Super Series helped TELEMUNDO rank as the #1 broadcast network Monday-Friday at 10pm during regular programming among adults 18-34 and #2 among all networks behind Adult Swim. “El Señor de los Cielos” illustrates the innovative concept of the TELEMUNDO SUPER SERIES™ – faster paced, action-packed and shorter scripted drama series designed to return for multiple seasons, placing TELEMUNDO at the forefront of Spanish-language television in the United States.

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    The finale for “El Señor de los Cielos” ranked as the #1 most social primetime program in broadcast across all networks, regardless of language. It also reached a total of 51,200,000 global Facebook users and generated a total of 2,600,000 views from a Facebook Live integration during a first ever watch-party with cast. On the day of its finale “El Señor de los Cielos” reached 167,000 unique users across digital platforms, +132% vs. season three, +35% vs. season two, and +159% vs. season one.

    During its full run, the Super Series reached 502,000,000 global Facebook users across social media platforms, and generated 38,000,000 actions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, it also reached 2,700,000 U.S. unique users across all digital platforms.

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