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Thursday Final Nationals: Significant Week Two Declines for ‘Shades of Blue’ and ‘Angel from Hell’

Fox Business Network Was TV's Top Draw from 9-11 p.m. with Sixth Republican Debate for 2016

CBS’s 8.74 million total viewers edged past Fox’s 8.72 million to become Thursday night’s most-watched network. Fox did clearly win, though, in key demos.

The second weeks of each NBC’s “Shades of Blue” and CBS’s “Angel from Hell” saw significant declines from each of their premiere telecasts of one week prior:

NBC’s “Shades of Blue
-21% in total viewers (6.664 million vs. 8.550 million)
-28% in adults 18-49 (1.3 rating vs. 1.8 rating)

CBS’s “Angel from Hell
-14% in total viewers (6.992 million vs. 8.134 million)
-19% in adults 18-49 (1.3 rating vs. 1.8 rating)

Although it was the least-watched Republican Presidential debate of the 2016 election season to-date, the sixth GOP debate on Fox Business Network still towered over its broadcast competition starting from 9 p.m. Only “Big Bang Theory” outdrew the debate on the entire night.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/4 2774 0.5/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
8:00 Beyond the Tank 2.8/5 4102 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
9:00 My Diet is Better Than Yours 1.4/2 2110 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.5/9 8738 1.0/4 1.9/6 2.7/8
8:00 Big Bang Theory 9.5/16 15751 2.3/10 3.8/13 5.5/16
8:31 Life in Pieces 5.6/9 9146 1.2/5 2.0/7 2.9/8
9:01 Mom 5.2/8 8326 0.8/3 1.7/5 2.6/7
9:30 Angel from Hell 4.5/7 6992 0.6/2 1.3/4 2.1/6
10:00 Elementary 3.9/7 5982 0.5/2 1.1/4 1.6/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.9/7 5982 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.8/5
8:00 Heroes Reborn 2.5/4 3834 0.6/2 1.0/3 1.3/4
9:00 The Blacklist 4.7/8 7472 0.9/3 1.6/5 2.2/6
10:00 Shades of Blue 4.4/8 6641 0.8/3 1.3/5 1.9/6
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 5.3/9 8716 1.5/6 2.2/7 3.0/8
8:00 American Idol 5.3/9 8716 1.5/6 2.2/7 3.0/8
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1209 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 World Dog Awards (s) 0.8/1 1209 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2146 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.3/2 2185 0.8/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.2/2 2076 0.8/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder (thru 11:00) 1.2/2 2181 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 1/14/16

Beyond the Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

My Diet is Better Than Yours” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.5/10
Men 18-34: 2.0/10
Women 18-49: 4.2/14
Men 18-49: 3.4/12

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.1/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Angel from Hell” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Elementary” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Heroes Reborn” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Shades of Blue” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.0/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 2.8/9
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

World Dog Awards” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Republican Presidential Debate” (Fox Business Network)
Women 18-34: 0.96
Men 18-34: 1.41
Women 18-49: 1.47
Men 18-49: 2.24

Colony” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.43
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.51

Cable Rankings – Thursday 1/14/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Thursday, January 14:


  1. “Republican Presidential Debate” (Fox Business Network, 9-11:27 p.m., 6.48 household rating): 11.094 million (1.85 adults 18-49)

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.064 (0.29)

  3. “NBA Basketball: Cleveland @ San Antonio” (TNT, 8:13-10:49 p.m., 1.91 household rating): 2.934 (1.24)

  4. “NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers @ Golden State” (TNT, 10:49 p.m.-1:13 a.m., 1.53 household rating): 2.355 (1.07)

  5. “WWE SmackDown” (USA, 8 p.m., 1.45 household rating): 2.332 (0.70)
  6. “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (Fox Business Network, 8 p.m.): 2.296 (0.31)

  7. “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 10 p.m.): 2.288 (1.04)

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 1.989 (0.78)

  9. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.747 (0.48)

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 1.559 (0.61)
  11. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.522 (0.75)

  12. “NBA Basketball Pre-Game Show” (TNT, 8:00-8:13 p.m., 1.04 household rating): 1.529 (0.52)

  13. “The First 48” (A&E, 9 p.m.): 1.496 (0.54)

  14. “American Pickers” (History, 8 p.m.): 1.469 (0.32)

  15. “2 Broke Girls” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.446 (0.59)
  16. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.445 (0.40)

  17. Movie: “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004) (Nick at Nite, 8 p.m.): 1.434 (0.37)

  18. “Nightwatch” (A&E, 10:01 p.m.): 1.406 (0.54)

  19. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.364 (0.30)

  20. “Colony” (USA, 10 p.m.): 1.359 (0.44)


  • “Republican Presidential Debate” (Fox Business Network, 6-7:03 p.m.): 2.059 million (0.16)

  • “College Basketball: Iowa @ Michigan State” (ESPN, 7:00-8:52 p.m., 0.74 household rating): 1.107 (0.34)

  • “College Basketball: Pittsburgh @ Louisville” (ESPN, 9:04-11:08 p.m., 0.53 household rating): 0,766 (0.25)


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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