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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Battle of the Network Stars’ on ABC Starts OK but Behind ‘Big Brother 19’ CBS Thursday Premiere

The Thursday night premiere of “Big Brother 19” gave CBS its second overall nightly victory. On this night, CBS led in total viewers (4.65 million), adults 18-49 (1.0 rating/5 share) and adults 25-54 (1.3/5). CBS and Fox were in a virtual tie among adults 18-34 (0.6/4).

Within the 9 p.m. hour, the series premiere of ABC’s rebooted “Battle of the Network Stars” ranked a distant runner-up to CBS’s “Big Brother 19” in all key demos; placed third in total viewers, even behind NBC game show “The Wall.”

But as a positive for ABC, “The Gong Show” at 10 p.m. — the hour’s top demo winner — fully retained its adults 18-49 delivery (0.9 rating) and slightly improved its adults 18-34 performance from its week-ago premiere.


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, June 29, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3421 0.5/3 0.8/4 1.1/4
8:00 Boy Band 260 93 1.8/4 2645 0.4/3 0.5/3 0.7/3
9:00 Battle of the Network Stars (p) 252 93 2.5/5 4141 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.4/5
10:00 The Gong Show 252 93 2.1/4 3477 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4651 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.3/5
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 254 93 4.2/9 6586 0.5/4 1.0/5 1.6/7
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 254 93 2.8/6 4542 0.4/3 0.8/4 1.1/4
9:00 Big Brother 19 254 93 3.1/6 5367 1.2/7 1.6/7 1.8/7
10:00 Zoo (p) 254 93 2.0/4 2986 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 4261 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
8:00 Hollywood Game Night 245 93 2.5/5 3985 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/5
9:00 The Wall 245 93 2.8/5 4646 0.6/4 1.0/4 1.3/5
10:00 The Night Shift 245 93 2.6/5 4152 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2761 0.6/4 0.8/4 1.1/4
8:00 Beat Shazam 258 93 1.9/4 3111 0.7/4 0.9/5 1.2/5
9:00 Love Connection 258 93 1.6/3 2411 0.5/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 845 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supernatural (r) 248 84 0.6/1 880 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 248 84 0.6/1 809 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1612 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1649 0.6/3
8:00 Jose de Egipto 1.2/2 2078 0.7/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1608 0.6/3
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.7/1 1152 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 350 0.1/1
7:00 La Candidata 0.1/0 231 0.1/0
7:59 Totalmente Divas 0.2/0 328 0.1/1
9:00 El Bienamado 0.2/0 399 0.1/1
10:00 El Bienamado 0.2/0 323 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/2 1508 0.6/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.9/2 1506 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/2 1432 0.5/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.7/1 1172 0.5/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.0/2 1921 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 6/29/17

Boy Band” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Gong Show” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/7
Women 18-49: 1.9/8
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/4

The Wall” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Beat Shazam” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/5
Women 18-49: 1.0/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

Love Connection” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Queen of the South” (USA)
0.62 household rating
0.904 million viewers
0.31 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.25

Nashville” (CMT)
0.51 household rating
0.777 million viewers
0.20 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.07
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.14


Cable Rankings – Thursday 6/29/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, June 29:

* 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
45 42 FIRST 48 MINI A&E 8:00 PM 60 806 0.23
32 30 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 952 0.26
48 60 COLD CASE FILES A&E 10:01 PM 62 789 0.19
64 50 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 554 0.21
44 15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 807 0.32
36 9 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 915 0.39
24 6 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1191 0.51
20 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1295 0.57
18 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1352 0.62
71 70 RAPTOR FEST: THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK AMC 8:00 PM 180 535 0.17
68 54 BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 210 546 0.20
27 11 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1011 0.34
79 87 CYRUS VS. CYRUS: D & C BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 460 0.14
77 70 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 8:00 PM 60 496 0.17
88 50 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 400 0.21
92 70 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 378 0.17
95 77 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 341 0.16
93 45 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 363 0.22
99 60 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 306 0.19
49 54 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 62 777 0.20
23 45 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1217 0.22
21 42 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1259 0.23
22 30 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1238 0.26
75 54 STREET OUTLAWS: NOLA DISC 8:00 PM 180 513 0.20
54 82 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 720 0.15
57 87 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 658 0.14
60 87 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 8:55 PM 25 614 0.14
17 12 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1438 0.33
29 45 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 997 0.22
47 77 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 793 0.16
43 63 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 837 0.18
34 54 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 946 0.20
30 54 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 986 0.20
89 87 BOTCHED E! 8:00 PM 60 397 0.14
94 82 BOTCHED ENT 9:00 PM 60 342 0.15
62 87 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT – EARLY: MINNESOTA @ BOSTON (0.39 HH, 0.11 A18-34) ESPN 7:00 PM 215 562 0.14
83 82 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (0.31 HH, 0.12 A18-34) ESPN 10:35 PM 25 447 0.15
72 70 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 524 0.17
63 77 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 557 0.16
33 25 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 950 0.28
38 30 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 902 0.26
1 30 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2839 0.26
4 34 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2534 0.25
3 18 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2763 0.29
72 45 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: TWILIGHT (2008) FRFM 7:55 PM 185 524 0.22
28 34 FX MOVIE PRIME: TAKEN 3 FX 8:00 PM 150 1009 0.25
52 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: TAKEN 3 FX 10:30 PM 150 739 0.28
96 87 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 329 0.14
100 77 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 302 0.16
74 87 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 514 0.14
61 70 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 603 0.17
69 87 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 540 0.14
31 50 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 966 0.21
25 34 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1144 0.25
12 15 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1531 0.32
19 34 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1330 0.25
14 18 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1518 0.29
13 18 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1530 0.29
26 70 MOUNTAIN MEN AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 1050 0.17
8 12 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 1967 0.33
11 12 ALONE HIST 10:03 PM 60 1540 0.33
56 63 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 8:00 PM 60 674 0.18
42 42 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 9:00 PM 60 868 0.23
46 60 SIN CITY JUSTICE ID 10:00 PM 60 798 0.19
40 25 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 9:00 PM 77 895 0.28
50 39 MAFS SHORT LIF 10:17 PM 15 755 0.24
76 87 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIF 10:32 PM 90 508 0.14
87 87 MOVIE- LFT CO PRO RPT: THE CHEERLEADER MURDERS LMN 10:00 PM 120 415 0.14
9 34 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1953 0.25
2 10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2771 0.36
5 29 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2319 0.27
98 87 FEAR FACTOR MTV MTV 9:00 PM 60 308 0.14
81 54 FEAR FACTOR MTV MTV 10:00 PM 60 453 0.20
15 8 THE PARENT TRAP NAN 8:00 PM 180 1498 0.43
77 82 THE MIST SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 496 0.15
65 77 SYFY MOVIE: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE SYFY 8:30 PM 150 549 0.16
55 39 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 689 0.24
41 18 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 872 0.29
16 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1495 0.50
10 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1886 0.63
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2089 0.73
6 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2173 0.76
70 87 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 60 538 0.14
51 45 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE A-TEAM (2010) TNT 8:00 PM 150 753 0.22
67 50 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE REPLACEMENTS TNT 10:30 PM 150 547 0.21
90 82 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 390 0.15
86 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 418 0.18
84 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 443 0.18
85 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 419 0.18
79 39 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 460 0.24
66 25 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 548 0.28
39 87 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 898 0.14
35 70 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 920 0.17
53 18 MOVIE, USA: FAST AND FURIOUS (2009) USA 8:00 PM 120 725 0.29
37 17 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 61 904 0.31
97 87 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: SELENA VH1 9:00 PM 180 316 0.14
82 63 GUHH BOSSIP FIRST LOOKS WETV 8:47 PM 13 448 0.18
58 18 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 656 0.29
59 18 GUHH BOSSIP FIRST LOOKS WETV 10:00 PM 13 639 0.29
91 63 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 10:13 PM 60 388 0.18

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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