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Sunday Final Nationals: Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS Sink to All-Time Low

With the Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos airing 100 minutes into prime time, Fox won Sunday night in all key figures.

The “69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” hosted by Stephen Colbert was CBS’s top telecast of the week in total viewers but was the event’s lowest viewership historically to-date.

Prime time half-hour breakdowns for “69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” in household rating/share and total viewers (adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 rating/share), were as follows:

8:00 7.1/13, 11.393 million (1.7/8, 2.4/9, 3.2/9)

8:30 6.9/12, 11.212 million (1.8/8, 2.6/9, 3.3/9)

9:00 7.2/12, 11.743 million (1.9/8, 2.7/9, 3.4/9)

9:30 7.1/12, 11.436 million (1.8/8, 2.5/8, 3.2/9)

10:00 7.0/12, 11.205 million (1.8/8, 2.4/8, 3.1/9)

10:30 7.0/13, 11.321 million (1.8/8, 2.4/9, 3.1/9)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Sunday, September 17, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3414 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
7:00 20/20 Special Edition (s) 257 88 3.4/6 5518 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos (r) 254 92 2.3/4 4077 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud (r) 253 92 2.2/4 3633 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:00 Steve Harvey’s Funderdome 260 92 1.8/3 2975 0.4/1 0.6/2 0.8/2
10:00 The $100,000 Pyramid 260 92 1.9/4 2972 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 6.4/11 1.5/7 2.1/7 2.7/8
4:09 NFL Football Post-Gun (s) (thru 4:12) 7.3/16 12471 3.0/17 3.8/17 4.6/17
7:00 60 Minutes 218 69 3.4/7 5353 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
7:23 60 Minutes 255 92 4.9/9 7698 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.5/4
8:00 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (s) (thru 11:04) 256 92 7.0/12 11378 1.8/8 2.5/9 3.2/9
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 9.0 4.6 5.5 6.3
7:00 Football Night in America 222 92 1.4/3 2113 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
7:30 Football Night in America 243 92 2.0/4 3156 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
7:56 Football Night in America 243 92 3.7/7 6176 1.3/6 1.8/6 2.2/7
8:27 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 5.9/10 10254 2.6/11 3.2/11 3.8/11
8:36 Sunday Night Football Green Bay @ Atlanta (thru 11:28) 243 92 11.3/20 20237 6.1/27 7.1/25 8.1/24
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 9.8 4.6 5.9 7.0
4:25 NFL Football Dallas @ Denver or Washington @ L.A. Rams or San Francisco @ Seattle 14.3/28 25969 6.7/33 8.5/33 10.0/33
8:40 NFL Post-Gun (s) 7.8/13 13955 3.6/15 4.7/16 5.6/16
8:48 The Orville 257 92 3.9/7 6631 1.5/6 2.2/7 2.7/7
9:48 The Simpsons (r) (thru 10:18) 224 78 1.6/3 2702 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.2/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1593 0.5/2
7:00 Aquí y Ahora 0.7/1 1106 0.3/1
8:00 Mira Quien Baila (p) 1.1/2 1905 0.6/2
10:00 El Chapo (p) (thru 11:02 p.m.) 0.8/2 1458 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 0.4/1 681 0.3/1
7:00 Cine 3 Days to Kill (2014) 0.4/1 666 0.3/1
9:30 Cine The Protector (2005) 0.4/1 706 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 962 0.3/1 0.3/1
7:00 Noticias Telemundo Huracanes, terremotos, naturaleza en furia (s) (preliminary) 0.5/1 932 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Cine Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) (preliminary) 0.4/1 786 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Cine Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) (preliminary) 0.5/1 1031 0.4/2 0.4/1
10:00 Don Francisco Te Invita (preliminary) 0.6/1 1100 0.3/1 0.4/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 9/17/17

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

NFL Post-Gun” (CBS, 4:09-4:12)
Women 18-34: 2.1/13
Men 18-34: 3.8/20
Women 18-49: 2.7/13
Men 18-49: 4.9/20

60 Minutes” (CBS, 7:00-7:23)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

60 Minutes” (CBS, 7:23-8:00)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 3.0/10
Men 18-49: 2.0/7

Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:00)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:30)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:56)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 1.6/7
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 2.3/8

Sunday Night Pre Kick” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.0/9
Men 18-34: 3.3/14
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 4.2/14

Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 4.3/19
Men 18-34: 7.8/35
Women 18-49: 4.9/17
Men 18-49: 9.4/32

NFL Post-Gun” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.8/12
Men 18-34: 4.3/19
Women 18-49: 3.5/12
Men 18-49: 5.9/20

The Orville” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 1.9/8
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 2.7/9

The Deuce” (HBO)
0.52 household rating
0.839 million viewers
0.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.33

Ballers” (HBO)
0.60 household rating
0.928 million viewers
0.38 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.29
Women 18-49: 0.28
Men 18-49: 0.48

Vice Principals” (HBO)
0.44 household rating
0.711 million viewers
0.33 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.39

Outlander” (Starz)
0.83 household rating
1.401 million viewers
0.29 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.12
Men 18-34: 0.04
Women 18-49: 0.40
Men 18-49: 0.18

Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
0.26 household rating
0.413 million viewers
0.15 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.15

Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
0.66 household rating
1.047 million viewers
0.26 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.11
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.27

Fear The Walking Dead” (AMC)
1.19 household rating
1.985 million viewers
0.74 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.37
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.73
Men 18-49: 0.74

Talking Dead” (AMC)
0.43 household rating
0.700 million viewers
0.24 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.09
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.25

The Strain” (FX)
0.64 household rating
0.995 million viewers
0.40 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.32
Men 18-49: 0.49

The Last Ship” (TNT)
1.01 household rating
1.580 million viewers
0.34 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.33
Men 18-49: 0.35

Teen Wolf” (MTV, 8:00)
0.27 household rating
0.428 million viewers
0.23 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.25
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.27

Teen Wolf” (MTV, 9:00)
0.24 household rating
0.389 million viewers
0.21 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.25

Live From The Red Carpet: 2017 Primetime Emmys” (E!)
0.60 household rating
0.908 million viewers
0.30 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.45
Men 18-49: 0.15

Live+3 Days Ratings – Sunday 9/17/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS R 0.70 0.73 3% 4078 4172 2%
ABC CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD R 0.63 0.65 2% 3633 3717 2%
ABC STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME O 0.58 0.60 3% 2976 3139 5%
ABC $100,000 PYRAMID O 0.50 0.57 15% 2973 3422 15%
CBS CBS NFL SINGLE POST GUN DC 3.81 3.82 0% 12479 12528 0%
CBS EMMY AWARDS S 2.52 2.63 5% 11394 11892 4%
CBS 60 MINUTES B 0.81 0.84 4% 6802 7044 4%
NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 O 0.89 0.89 0% 3157 3159 0%
NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 O 1.78 1.79 0% 6177 6194 0%
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK O 3.23 3.26 1% 10255 10312 1%
NBC NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL O 7.13 7.16 0% 20240 20335 0%
FOX FOX NFL SUNDAY-PST GN-NAT C 4.71 4.73 0% 13957 14024 0%
FOX THE ORVILLE O 2.17 2.82 30% 6632 8415 27%
FOX THE SIMPSONS-SUN 9P R 0.99 1.00 1% 2702 2745 2%

Cable Rankings – Sunday 9/17/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Sunday, September 17:

* 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
62 85 STORAGE WARS AC A&E 8:00 PM 243 737 0.15
58 43 ADVENTURE TIME TOON 7:00 PM 60 766 0.24
77 33 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 597 0.26
64 14 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 720 0.36
28 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1048 0.55
16 4 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1228 0.62
6 2 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1560 0.83
2 1 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1823 0.94
82 93 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6:57 PM 123 516 0.14
1 3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 1985 0.74
68 43 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:01 PM 60 700 0.24
75 59 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: A MADEA CHRISTMAS BET 8:00 PM 180 629 0.20
23 8 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1118 0.42
81 73 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 553 0.17
93 78 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: TALLADEGA NIGHTS CMDY 5:45 PM 160 323 0.16
85 50 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: THE LONGEST YARD CMDY 8:25 PM 155 475 0.22
53 59 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 7:00 PM 60 800 0.20
19 50 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 180 1199 0.22
45 68 DUCKTALES (2017) DSNY 7:00 PM 55 858 0.18
49 78 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DSNY 7:55 PM 30 841 0.16
42 23 LRC: 2017 PRIMETIME EMMYS (0.60 HH, 0.28 A18-34) E! 6:00 PM 120 908 0.30
100 93 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 8:30 PM 30 280 0.14
79 22 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 30 564 0.31
97 93 WAGS MIAMI E! 10:00 PM 60 294 0.14
46 59 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT: L.A. DODGERS @ WASHINGTON (0.55 HH, 0.18 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 218 855 0.20
52 39 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 7:00 PM 60 816 0.25
17 13 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1215 0.37
25 17 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 8 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1100 0.34
80 78 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RALLY FOOD 10:00 PM 60 562 0.16
37 10 SUNDAY MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES FRFM 4:45 PM 160 962 0.39
33 10 SUNDAY MOVIE: FROZEN FRFM 7:25 PM 150 1014 0.39
72 39 SUNDAY MOVIE: DESPICABLE ME FRFM 9:55 PM 125 646 0.25
71 30 FX MOVIE WEEKEND AFTERNOON: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS FX 4:30 PM 179 656 0.27
60 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: SPY FX 7:29 PM 151 760 0.29
34 9 THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 64 995 0.40
8 33 HALLMARK MOVIE: THE PERFECT BRIDE HALL 7:00 PM 120 1485 0.26
3 30 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 9:00 PM 60 1724 0.27
50 29 THE DEUCE HBO 9:01 PM 59 839 0.28
39 12 BALLERS HBO 10:02 PM 29 928 0.38
66 19 VICE PRINCIPALS HBO 10:33 PM 31 711 0.33
24 46 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:00 PM 30 1110 0.23
22 53 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 7:30 PM 30 1159 0.21
15 39 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1252 0.25
14 50 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1279 0.22
9 33 ISLAND LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1443 0.26
10 33 ISLAND LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1435 0.26
12 33 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1347 0.26
18 39 MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1211 0.25
55 93 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 60 795 0.14
54 78 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 796 0.16
46 68 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 855 0.18
51 59 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 834 0.20
65 68 CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY ID 7:00 PM 60 719 0.18
57 68 CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY ID 8:00 PM 60 790 0.18
44 59 CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY ID 9:00 PM 60 860 0.20
21 30 DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL ID 10:00 PM 60 1179 0.27
55 46 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: STALKERS PREY LIF 6:00 PM 120 795 0.23
61 66 MOVIE- CO PRO PREM: SEA CHANGE LIF 8:00 PM 122 750 0.19
84 93 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: RUNNING AWAY LIF 10:02 PM 120 483 0.14
82 100 MOVIE- LFT ACQUIRED RPT: MY HUSBAND IS MISSING LMN 6:00 PM 120 516 0.13
96 78 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN5 MTV 7:00 PM 60 307 0.16
86 46 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 62 428 0.23
90 53 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 9:02 PM 61 389 0.21
58 66 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NGC 10:00 PM 60 766 0.19
20 25 HENRY DANGER NICK 7:00 PM 30 1186 0.29
31 53 HENRY DANGER NICK 7:30 PM 30 1028 0.21
35 73 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 975 0.17
38 78 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 949 0.16
70 73 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 670 0.17
69 73 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 672 0.17
72 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 646 0.21
74 46 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 642 0.23
29 33 RAY DONOVAN S5 SHO 9:02 PM 47 1047 0.26
92 85 BAR RESCUE SPIKE 8:00 PM 60 360 0.15
88 78 BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 60 413 0.16
87 85 BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 422 0.15
11 25 OUTLANDER 3 STARZ 8:03 PM 55 1401 0.29
88 85 SURVIVOR’S REMORSE 4 STARZ 10:01 PM 28 413 0.15
67 53 SYFY MOVIE: MALEFICENT SYFY 9:00 PM 120 707 0.21
78 43 TBS PRIME MOVIE: VACATION TBS 8:00 PM 120 588 0.24
95 85 TBS PRIME MOVIE: GET HIM TO THE GREEK TBS 10:00 PM 135 310 0.15
63 59 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TO LOVE TLC 7:00 PM 60 729 0.20
4 6 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 62 1586 0.53
7 7 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW TLC 9:02 PM 61 1545 0.48
30 23 MY GIANT LIFE TLC 10:03 PM 64 1038 0.30
13 15 SAN ANDREAS TNT 6:30 PM 150 1319 0.35
5 17 THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 60 1580 0.34
91 68 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 7:30 PM 30 373 0.18
99 93 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 283 0.14
76 93 REBA TVL 7:30 PM 30 627 0.14
46 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 855 0.15
40 73 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 927 0.17
41 59 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 914 0.20
43 53 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 873 0.21
31 21 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 60 1028 0.32
36 25 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 963 0.29
27 19 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1068 0.33
26 15 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 60 1084 0.35
98 85 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: MENACE II SOCIETY VH1 7:01 PM 120 290 0.15
94 85 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: BABY BOY VH1 9:01 PM 151 314 0.15

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. Do you have ratings for FOOD’s reruns of ‘Trisha’s Southern Kitchen’ (12P) and ‘The Kitchen’ (1P), please? Thanks in advance!

    • Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network, 9/17 12:00-12:30 p.m.)
      – 738,000 viewers
      – 0.18 adults 18-49 rating

      The Kitchen (Food Network, 9/17 1:00-2:00 p.m.)
      – 556,000 viewers
      – 0.11 adults 18-49 rating

  2. Hi Doug. Seems we’ve done this a time or three — can you post the numbers for the Ninja Steel encore at 8 a.m. on Nick? Thanks.