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Thursday Final Nationals: CBS Earns Overall Prime Time Victory

Thanks to a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” (the night’s most-watched TV telecast) and the season’s first live eviction episode of “Big Brother 18” (the night’s top telecast in all key demos), CBS was Thursday’s No. 1 network among total viewers (5.13 million), adults 18-49 (1.3 rating/5 share), adults 18-34 (0.9/5) and adults 25-54 (1.7/6).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, June 30, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 4039 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.3/5
8:00 Battlebots 248 95 2.2/4 3589 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Greatest Hits (p) 248 95 3.0/6 4856 0.5/2 1.1/4 1.5/5
10:00 Match Game (r) 248 95 2.4/5 3673 0.4/2 0.9/3 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 3.3/6 5130 0.9/5 1.3/5 1.7/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 252 95 4.6/9 7076 0.8/5 1.4/7 2.1/8
8:31 Life in Pieces (r) 252 95 3.3/6 5052 0.7/4 1.1/5 1.6/6
9:00 Big Brother 18 252 95 3.6/7 5866 1.4/7 1.8/7 2.3/8
9:59 Code Black (r) 252 95 2.3/4 3466 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3630 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 U.S. Olympic Trials Swimming Finals (s) 242 95 3.3/7 5297 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.5/6
9:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge 244 95 2.2/4 3710 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
10:00 Aquarius 244 95 1.3/2 1882 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/3 2202 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 Bones (r) 253 95 1.6/3 2468 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Home Free 254 95 1.2/2 1937 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 760 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 247 92 0.5/1 761 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Beauty and the Beast 247 92 0.5/1 759 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1912 0.7/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.7/2 1271 0.4/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1825 0.6/3
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1709 0.6/3
10:02 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 1.3/2 2218 0.9/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 323 0.1/0
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 190 0.1/0
8:00 El Chavo 0.2/0 327 0.1/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.2/0 341 0.1/0
10:00 Cine: Encuentro Explosivo (1946) (thru 12:00am) 0.2/0 307 0.1/0

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 6/30/16

Battlebots” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/5

Greatest Hits” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.8/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/6
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/5

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Aquarius” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Home Free” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Beauty and the Beast” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.1/1

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.44
Men 18-34: 0.55
Women 18-49: 0.59
Men 18-49: 0.68

Queen of the South” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 0.47
Men 18-49: 0.48

Cable Rankings – Thursday 6/30/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, June 30:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
46 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 818 0.24
21 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 1376 0.44
34 THE FIRST 48 A&E 10:01 PM 62 1093 0.36
53 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 774 0.25
40 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 914 0.35
27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1247 0.48
22 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1354 0.54
13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1786 0.75
8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1923 0.83
49 LONE STAR LAW APL 10:02 PM 61 787 0.16
73 BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 210 572 0.20
87 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 444 0.15
33 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 75 1098 0.39
99 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 354 0.18
88 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 431 0.25
77 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 540 0.31
78 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 532 0.29
61 EIGHTIES CNN 9:00 PM 60 669 0.17
54 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 746 0.18
20 TIGER BEACH DISC 8:00 PM 60 1434 0.62
9 NUCLEAR SHARKS DISC 9:00 PM 61 1915 0.80
7 JUNGLE SHARK DISC 10:01 PM 60 1947 0.79
58 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 684 0.17
65 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 658 0.18
67 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 9:00 PM 25 627 0.17
68 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 610 0.16
71 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 10:00 PM 25 599 0.15
70 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:30 PM 25 603 0.17
35 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 8:00 PM 30 998 0.18
32 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1123 0.19
31 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1174 0.20
29 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1194 0.21
28 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1238 0.19
25 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1280 0.22
86 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:01 PM 60 450 0.19
84 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY (0.33 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 90 465 0.20
97 OBSTACLE COURSE (0.23 HH) ESPN 9:30 PM 60 359 0.16
83 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.32 HH) ESPN 10:30 PM 91 469 0.23
52 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 783 0.23
44 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 858 0.24
41 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 904 0.28
39 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 943 0.32
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3196 0.23
2 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2903 0.22
3 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2428 0.23
79 SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL FX 10:00 PM 32 529 0.22
98 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:00 PM 30 357 0.17
96 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 366 0.18
95 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 379 0.20
92 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 392 0.21
91 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 397 0.20
100 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 340 0.17
56 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 699 0.17
66 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 649 0.19
24 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1302 0.35
18 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1478 0.37
4 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 2155 0.51
12 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1824 0.43
14 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1712 0.38
16 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1622 0.35
48 ALONE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 794 0.19
15 ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1698 0.40
6 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:03 PM 60 2034 0.42
64 EVIL STEPMOTHERS ID 8:00 PM 60 660 0.17
45 48 HOURS ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 826 0.23
36 DEADLY SINS ID 10:00 PM 60 959 0.28
90 MY CRAZY EX LIF 8:00 PM 60 399 0.17
76 MY CRAZY EX LIF 9:00 PM 62 543 0.23
81 I LOVE YOU… BUT I LIED LIF 10:02 PM 60 491 0.18
17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1505 0.21
26 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1279 0.17
62 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 8:00 PM 30 666 0.31
57 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 8:30 PM 30 689 0.33
59 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 9:00 PM 30 674 0.32
62 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 9:30 PM 30 666 0.30
43 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 10:00 PM 31 868 0.40
37 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7B MTV 10:31 PM 31 954 0.44
11 NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 180 1837 0.55
47 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS (0.50 HH) NBCSN 9:00 PM 30 799 0.22
60 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 672 0.16
42 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 10:00 PM 31 872 0.39
75 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:31 PM 29 546 0.25
89 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 120 420 0.19
85 SYFY MOVIE SYFY 9:00 PM 120 457 0.19
74 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 562 0.17
55 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 733 0.20
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1442 0.40
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1863 0.56
30 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1184 0.37
38 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 951 0.32
80 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 60 502 0.15
72 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 165 598 0.20
82 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:45 PM 165 489 0.18
94 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 31 381 0.16
51 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 786 0.17
5 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.28 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2080 0.63
23 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 60 1352 0.48
93 R&R PICTURE SHOWS VH1 9:00 PM 180 386 0.17
49 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 787 0.31
69 MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN WETV 10:00 PM 60 608 0.23

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. Douglas, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewers for Family Feud and Winsanity on GSN? Thank you

    • Douglas, I know you may be on vacation (we all deserve one), but as soon as possible (ASAP), may you please acknowledge my GSN ratings requests for June 28th, 29th, 30th and July 5th, 6th and 7th?

    • GSN 6/30, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 616k (162k)
      8:30 Family Feud 699k (215k)
      9:00 Winsanity 368k (142k)
      9:30 Winsanity 287k (122k)
      10:00 Family Feud 357k (108k)
      10:30 Family Feud 507k (150k)