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Thursday Final Nationals: Nearly 20 Million Tune In to James Comey Testimony Across Various Networks

As a foreshadowing of positive ratings to come for ABC on June 11 (Sunday), ABC was Thursday night’s most-watched network with an average of 5.46 million viewers with reruns of their Sunday night game shows “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The $100,000 Pyramid”.

NBC led the night in all key demos with Game 5 of the “2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final” that featured Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-0 blowout win over the Nashville Predators.

Approximately 19.5 million viewers across the various broadcast and cable networks watched former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time. Comey, abruptly fired by President Trump on May 9, was questioned about Trump’s possible collusion with Russia.

ABC led all outlets in coverage with 3.295 million viewers, followed by CBS (3.286 million viewers), Fox News Channel (3.096 million), CNN (3.049 million), NBC (2.73 million), MSNBC (2.719 million), Univision (624,000), Fox Business Network (210,000), CNBC (164,000) and HLN (140,000). The hearing was also carried by Telemundo, PBS and was offered to Fox broadcast affiliates, which had the option to air it.

The viewership figures do not factor those who tuned in via online streaming nor at bars, restaurants, or outdoor gatherings.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, June 8, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/7 5459 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.6/6
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud (rs) 252 93 3.5/7 5361 0.6/3 1.0/5 1.4/5
9:00 Celebrity Family Feud (rs) 252 93 4.0/7 6247 0.9/5 1.5/6 1.9/6
10:00 The $100,000 Pyramid (rs) 252 93 3.1/6 4769 0.6/4 1.1/5 1.5/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/6 4425 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 253 93 4.1/8 6174 0.7/4 1.0/5 1.5/6
8:31 Superior Donuts (r) 253 93 2.9/6 4402 0.4/3 0.7/3 1.1/4
9:01 Mom (r) 253 93 2.8/5 4212 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
9:30 Life in Pieces (r) 253 93 2.4/5 3716 0.3/2 0.6/3 1.0/3
10:00 Bull (rs) 253 93 2.7/5 3989 0.3/2 0.6/2 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 2.6/5 4380 1.2/7 1.5/7 1.7/6
8:10 NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Nashville @ Pittsburgh (s) (thru 11:00) 244 93 2.6/5 4382 1.2/7 1.5/7 1.7/6
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 2736 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 Beat Shazam 258 93 1.8/4 2937 0.6/4 1.0/5 1.3/5
9:00 Love Connection 258 93 1.6/3 2534 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 844 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supernatural (r) 248 89 0.6/1 835 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 248 89 0.6/1 854 0.2/1 0.2/1 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 1613 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1502 0.5/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 1.0/2 1651 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1750 0.6/2
10:03 La Piloto 0.8/2 1422 0.5.2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/2 1542 0.7/3
7:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.2/0 376 0.1/1
7:39 Unimas+UDN Concacaf eliminatorias Copa del Mundo 2018 USA vs. Trinidad y Tobago (s) 0.5/1 920 0.4/2
9:52 Unimas+UDN Concacaf eliminatorias Copa del Mundo 2018 México vs. Honduras (s) (thru 12:00 a.m.) 1.3/3 2600 1.//5
10:30 40 y 20 (s) (thru 11:04) 0.2/0 506 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 988 0.2/1 0.4/2
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.5/1 891 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 994 0.3/1 0.4/2
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 1080 0.3/2 0.4/2

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 6/08/17

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 1.5/10
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 1.8/8

Beat Shazam” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Love Connection” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Nashville” (CMT)
0.49 household rating
0.694 million viewers
0.19 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.17


Cable Rankings – Thursday 6/08/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, June 8:

* 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
60 62 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 612 0.19
43 32 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 61 827 0.27
46 45 COLD CASE FILES A&E 10:01 PM 62 765 0.22
62 67 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 600 0.18
51 41 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 704 0.25
39 15 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 877 0.36
36 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 972 0.44
28 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1083 0.49
22 3 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1263 0.59
49 71 AMC MOVIE: FURY AMC 8:00 PM 180 715 0.17
94 91 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: SET IT OFF BET 8:00 PM 185 311 0.14
80 91 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 436 0.14
32 22 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1009 0.32
93 67 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 328 0.18
97 79 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 286 0.16
100 91 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 258 0.14
98 79 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 279 0.16
89 50 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 387 0.21
87 50 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 393 0.21
55 62 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 62 694 0.19
81 86 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 434 0.15
8 9 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1830 0.43
11 11 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1727 0.40
13 13 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1557 0.37
61 45 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 8:00 PM 150 610 0.22
72 62 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 10:30 PM 120 511 0.19
49 79 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 715 0.16
57 86 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:30 PM 25 661 0.15
69 91 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:55 PM 25 534 0.14
68 100 LION GUARD DISJR 9:45 PM 25 555 0.13
42 86 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 841 0.15
40 79 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 876 0.16
37 67 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 953 0.18
34 71 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 985 0.17
35 79 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 979 0.16
47 45 MLB THURSDAY NIGHT – EARLY: BOSTON / N.Y. YANKEES (0.52 HH, 0.16 A18-34) ESPN 7:00 PM 216 749 0.22
76 71 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (0.32 HH, 0.12 A18-34) ESPN 10:36 PM 24 457 0.17
65 79 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 582 0.16
52 50 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 700 0.21
38 37 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 892 0.26
41 37 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 847 0.26
3 30 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3287 0.28
4 37 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2904 0.26
1 24 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3351 0.31
67 45 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE FRFM 7:15 PM 225 578 0.22
45 13 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: USA / TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (0.43 HH, 0.28 A18-34) FS1 7:47 PM 132 797 0.37
96 91 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: MEXICO / HONDURAS (0.18 HH, 0.14 A18-34) FS1 9:59 PM 121 293 0.14
66 50 FX MOVIE PRIME: PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 FX 8:00 PM 120 580 0.21
84 91 FX MOVIE PRIME: PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 FX 10:00 PM 120 419 0.14
99 91 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 273 0.14
95 71 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 305 0.17
74 62 MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN HBO 8:00 PM 127 498 0.19
18 32 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1322 0.27
20 37 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1269 0.26
17 22 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1414 0.32
21 32 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1268 0.27
16 26 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1423 0.29
12 20 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1594 0.33
14 50 MOUNTAIN MEN SPECIALS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1474 0.21
7 26 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 2000 0.29
19 32 ALONE SPECIALS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1278 0.27
56 71 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 8:00 PM 60 689 0.17
30 26 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 9:00 PM 60 1024 0.29
33 17 SIN CITY JUSTICE ID 10:00 PM 60 1003 0.34
70 71 MAFS SHORT LIF 8:45 PM 15 531 0.17
31 17 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 9:00 PM 77 1022 0.34
6 25 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2115 0.30
2 4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 3349 0.58
5 10 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2808 0.42
91 79 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 9:30 PM 30 343 0.16
90 86 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 10:00 PM 31 347 0.15
83 45 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 10:31 PM 31 424 0.22
25 32 ICE AGE NAN 8:00 PM 90 1136 0.27
48 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 741 0.21
78 91 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THE MUMMY SPIKE 7:00 PM 180 446 0.14
71 67 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THE MUMMY RETURNS SPIKE 10:00 PM 180 519 0.18
44 41 SYFY MOVIE: MALEFICENT SYFY 8:00 PM 120 811 0.25
59 44 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 613 0.24
54 41 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 698 0.25
29 15 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1044 0.36
15 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1447 0.49
9 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1798 0.62
10 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1795 0.64
73 86 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 7:00 PM 120 506 0.15
53 50 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 122 699 0.21
63 50 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: RUSH HOUR 2 TNT 8:00 PM 120 598 0.21
58 30 AMERICAN SNIPER TNT 10:00 PM 180 651 0.28
87 71 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 393 0.17
84 71 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 419 0.17
75 59 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 476 0.20
81 59 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 434 0.20
79 59 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 441 0.20
77 50 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 452 0.21
26 5 SELECCION MEXICO 6/8/17: MEXICO / HONDURAS (0.54 HH, 0.47 A18-34) UDN 9:52 PM 128 1088 0.52
27 20 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1087 0.33
23 17 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1256 0.34
24 11 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 10:00 PM 61 1248 0.40
92 91 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: FORREST GUMP VH1 8:00 PM 210 332 0.14
64 26 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 591 0.29
86 62 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 10:00 PM 60 408 0.19

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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