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Sunday Final Nationals: Notre Dame-Texas on ABC Sets New College Football Kickoff Weekend Viewership Record

Sunday night’s double-overtime thriller between Notre Dame and Texas on ABC and WatchESPN delivered a total live audience measurement (TV + Streaming) of 11.093 million average viewers, the most-watched college football kickoff weekend game on record across all networks*. This bests the previous total audience record that had been set one year prior: ESPN’s Ohio State and Virginia Tech on September 7, 2015 (10.76 million).

The streaming audience for the Longhorns’ 50-47 victory set new ESPN records for a regular season college football game, with an average minute audience of 194,000 and a total of 786,000 unique viewers viewing 49.9 million minutes overall.

Sunday night’s ABC audience peaked at 13.522 million average viewers between 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ET as the fourth quarter came to a conclusion and overtime began.

*Records date back to 1990 for ESPN and 1996 for ABC. Competitive networks include CBS, Fox, FS1, FX, NBCSN and TBS. Data goes back as far to 1996 with CBS. TV data based on Fast Nationals

(Source: ESPN)
 

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Sunday, September 4, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 5.6/11 10106 2.1/11 2.8/12 3.3/12
7:00 ABC Fall Preview (s) 244 94 2.3/5 1857 0.6/4 0.9/4 1.1/4
7:30 College Football Pregame (s) (thru 7:35) 3.0/7 4905 0.9/6 1.3/7 1.6/7
7:30 College Football Notre Dame @ Texas (s) (thru 11:52) 246 94 6.4/13 10945 2.6/14 3.3/14 3.8/13
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 2.9/6 4415 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
7:00 60 Minutes (r) 254 94 4.8/10 7323 0.3/2 0.6/3 1.0/4
8:01 Big Brother 18 254 94 3.2/6 5150 1.0/5 1.4/6 1.6/6
9:00 Madam Secretary (r) 254 94 1.9/4 2817 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 BrainDead 254 94 1.6/3 2333 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 2.9/6 4637 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.4/5
6:32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Darlington) (s) (thru 10:30) 242 94 2.8/6 4637 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.3/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1185 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
7:00 The Simpsons (r) 255 94 0.7/2 1091 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/2
7:29 Bob’s Burgers (r) 255 94 0.7/1 1121 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
7:59 The Simpsons (r) 255 94 0.8/2 1291 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (r) 255 94 0.8/1 1192 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:01 Family Guy (r) 254 94 0.9/2 1377 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (r) 255 94 0.7/1 1035 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1975 0.6/3
7:00 Aqui y Ahora 1.1/2 1938 0.6/3
8:00 Va Por Ti 1.1/2 2062 0.6/3
10:05 Sal y Pimienta (thru 11:05) 1.1/2 1803 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.4/1 618 0.2/1
6:00 Cine Robos en Cadena (2002) 0.4/1 599 0.2/1
7:30 Cine Un Buen Hombre (2014) 0.5/1 802 0.3/1
9:30 La Embajada 0.2/0 356 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 9/04/16

ABC Fall Preview” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/5
Women 18-49: 0.8/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/5

College Football Pregame” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/7
Women 18-49: 1.0/5
Men 18-49: 1.6/9

College Football: Notre Dame @ Texas” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.0/10
Men 18-34: 3.2/18
Women 18-49: 2.3/9
Men 18-49: 4.3/18

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.2/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/7
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

BrainDead” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race: Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Darlington)” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.93
Men 18-34: 1.04
Women 18-49: 1.22
Men 18-49: 1.25

Talking Dead” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.46
Men 18-49: 0.43

The Last Ship” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.45
Men 18-49: 0.51

Murder in the First” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.30
Men 18-49: 0.24

Power” (Starz)
Women 18-34: 0.82
Men 18-34: 0.66
Women 18-49: 0.98
Men 18-49: 0.77

Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.26
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.33

The Strain” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.46

MLB Baseball: Washington @ N.Y. Mets” (ESPN)
Household rating: 0.60
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.32

U.S. Open Tennis: Round of 16” (ESPN2)
Household rating: 0.63
Women 18-34: 0.11
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.21

Cable Rankings – Sunday 9/04/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Sunday, September 4:

* 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
64 55 HOARDERS AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 843 0.24
70 58 HOARDERS AC A&E 9:00 PM 60 798 0.23
61 32 ESCAPING POLYGAMY A&E 10:00 PM 61 860 0.30
98 57 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 651 0.23
67 28 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 816 0.32
47 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 992 0.40
29 9 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1218 0.51
17 6 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1520 0.66
10 4 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1636 0.72
82 60 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7:59 PM 61 694 0.23
1 1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 2991 1.24
36 13 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:01 PM 59 1130 0.45
88 96 YELLOWSTONE: BATTLE FOR LIFE APL 9:01 PM 122 684 0.10
99 64 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY BET 6:10 PM 165 638 0.21
93 68 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN BET 8:55 PM 185 667 0.20
87 17 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 685 0.39
76 14 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 752 0.43
86 52 FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 60 689 0.24
79 87 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 7:00 PM 30 734 0.14
69 84 WALK THE PRANK DSNY 7:30 PM 30 808 0.15
52 75 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 948 0.18
50 66 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 8:30 PM 30 963 0.20
23 38 ADV IN BABYSITTING (2016) DSNY 9:00 PM 105 1350 0.29
28 47 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:45 PM 25 1241 0.26
96 74 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 7:00 PM 25 663 0.18
100 43 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 60 637 0.28
15 5 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 61 1528 0.68
53 50 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: WASHINGTON / NY METS (0.60 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 191 947 0.25
41 76 TENNIS: US OPEN AFTERNOON: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 11:00 AM 490 1089 0.18
49 77 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: ROUND OF 16 (0.63 HH) ESPN2 7:10 PM 313 979 0.18
84 70 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 7:00 PM 60 692 0.19
32 21 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1200 0.35
31 18 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 7 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1203 0.38
43 31 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1062 0.31
42 98 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOXNC 7:00 PM 60 1072 0.09
62 99 LEGENDS & LIES FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 859 0.08
73 97 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 757 0.09
63 93 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 857 0.11
16 7 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 FRFM 5:30 PM 210 1521 0.65
5 3 SUNDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 FRFM 9:00 PM 180 1820 0.77
34 11 FX MOVIE WEEKEND AFTERNOON: TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON FX 4:00 PM 209 1147 0.48
55 19 FX MOVIE PRIME: THOR: THE DARK WORLD FX 7:29 PM 151 919 0.38
48 15 THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 63 987 0.42
19 62 HALLMARK MOVIE: TULIPS IN SPRING HALL 7:00 PM 120 1497 0.22
2 30 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 9:00 PM 60 2213 0.31
83 100 MYSTERY MOVIE: GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT HMM 9:00 PM 120 693 0.06
38 53 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 60 1128 0.24
25 59 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1344 0.23
13 48 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 57 1552 0.26
7 27 AMERICAN PICKERS XTRA HIST 9:57 PM 3 1701 0.33
46 33 OZZY & JACK’S WORLD DETOUR HIST 10:00 PM 63 1001 0.30
22 29 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 30 1409 0.32
20 24 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 30 1492 0.34
18 35 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1498 0.30
8 37 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1669 0.29
14 42 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1538 0.28
12 39 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1566 0.29
9 34 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1658 0.30
6 22 ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1769 0.35
71 78 BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS ID 7:00 PM 60 780 0.17
59 72 DATELINE ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 883 0.19
37 65 DATELINE ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 1129 0.21
30 54 ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN ID 10:00 PM 60 1211 0.24
80 80 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND LIF 7:00 PM 120 718 0.17
66 67 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: BACKSTABBED LIF 9:00 PM 122 825 0.20
89 83 HITLER’S G.I. DEATH CAMP NGC 7:00 PM 60 683 0.16
75 86 24 HOURS AFTER HIROSHIMA NGC 8:00 PM 60 756 0.14
78 82 POPE VS. HITLER NGC 9:00 PM 120 739 0.16
90 88 BLAZE NKJR 7:00 PM 30 679 0.14
92 90 BLAZE NKJR 7:30 PM 30 671 0.13
97 91 HEY DUGGEE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 657 0.12
58 61 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 888 0.23
54 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 941 0.25
64 56 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 843 0.23
57 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 892 0.25
44 79 THUNDERMANS NICK 7:00 PM 30 1054 0.17
45 71 THUNDERMANS NICK 7:30 PM 30 1036 0.19
39 69 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1124 0.19
33 63 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1198 0.22
35 10 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 8:58 PM 4 1141 0.51
4 2 POWER 3 STARZ 9:02 PM 58 1987 0.88
27 8 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 10:00 PM 2 1285 0.53
51 23 SURVIVORS REMORSE 3 STARZ 10:02 PM 28 951 0.34
76 41 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 10:30 PM 2 752 0.28
84 73 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! SYFY 7:00 PM 120 692 0.18
95 81 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS SYFY 9:00 PM 120 665 0.17
56 46 STEVEN UNIVERSE TOON 6:00 PM 120 911 0.27
72 45 MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 9:00 PM 122 775 0.27
60 36 PACIFIC RIM TNT 6:15 PM 165 861 0.30
3 12 THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 60 2130 0.48
11 44 MURDER IN THE FIRST TNT 10:00 PM 60 1612 0.27
93 95 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 667 0.11
81 94 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 706 0.11
73 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 757 0.12
68 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 813 0.14
40 40 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 60 1109 0.28
26 25 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1298 0.34
24 26 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1345 0.33
21 20 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 60 1441 0.37
91 89 CSI MIAMI WETV 10:00 PM 60 675 0.13

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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