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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘Better Late Than Never’ on NBC Maintains its Strong Ratings

NBC won Tuesday night with the combo of “America’s Got Talent” and reality/comedy “Better Late Than Never.” From its series premiere telecast of one week prior, the latter program — featuring Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman together on a global tour — maintained 100% of its adults 18-49 rating and dropped by a mere 22,000 total viewers.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, August 30, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3398 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.1/4
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise 248 94 3.5/6 5035 1.1/5 1.4/6 1.7/6
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise 247 94 2.4/4 3422 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
10:00 The Middle (r) 250 94 1.3/2 1807 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:30 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 249 94 1.1/2 1668 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/7 5647 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 NCIS (r) 254 94 4.8/9 7456 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
9:00 Zoo 254 94 3.1/5 4675 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.1/3
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (r) 254 94 3.2/6 4811 0.4/2 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 6.3/11 10630 1.4/7 2.3/9 3.0/10
8:00 America’s Got Talent 244 94 7.2/13 12282 1.6/8 2.6/10 3.5/11
10:00 Better Late Than Never 243 93 4.4/8 7327 0.9/5 1.6/6 2.1/7
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1397 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (r) 255 94 1.0/2 1509 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:30 New Girl (r) 255 94 0.8/1 1101 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
9:01 Lucifer (r) 255 94 1.0/2 1496 0.3/2 0.4/1 0.5/1
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 790 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 248 92 0.5/1 876 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 MADtv 248 92 0.4/1 703 0.2/1 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 1620 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.1/2 1966 0.7/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo (p) 1.0/2 1864 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 2016 0.7/3
10:00 Narcos 0.6/1 980 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 472 0.1/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 383 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 579 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 504 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 332 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1770 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.0/2 1435 0.4/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/1 1434 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1813 0.8/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2 2062 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 8/30/16

Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/7
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/8
Men 18-34: 1.5/8
Women 18-49: 2.9/10
Men 18-49: 2.4/10

Better Late Than Never” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

MADtv” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.68
Men 18-34: 0.37
Women 18-49: 1.07
Men 18-49: 0.52

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 1.57
Men 18-34: 0.36
Women 18-49: 1.09
Men 18-49: 0.27

Dead of Summer” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.10

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.55
Men 18-34: 0.90
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 1.10

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.57
Men 18-34: 0.59
Women 18-49: 0.74
Men 18-49: 0.66

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams” (HBO)
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.44

U.S. Open Tennis: First Round” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 0.13
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 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 18-49 and total viewers for Idiotest and Family Feud on GSN? In addition, please reply to my requests from 8/16, 8/18, 8/23 and 8/25 as soon as possible please.

    • Douglas, from August 30th, what were the exact 18-49 and total viewers for Family Feud and Idiotest on GSN? Thank you in advance.

    • GSN 8/30, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 419k (137k)
      8:30 Family Feud 476k (155k)
      9:00 Idiotest 315k (90k)
      9:30 Idiotest 276k (97k)
      10:00 Idiotest 237k (78k)
      10:30 Idiotest 253k (59k)