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Tuesday Final Nationals: Election Results from Indiana Boosts Cable News Networks to 2-Month High in Primary Coverage

Mixed Results for Final Season Premiere of 'Person of Interest' on CBS

CBS had original programming throughout this Tuesday night and won handedly among total viewers (11.59 million), as well leading among adults 25-54 (2.4 rating/7 share) and tying NBC in adults 18-49 (1.6/6). Their lineup featured the fifth and final season premiere of “Person of Interest” which earned the most total viewers for a originally scheduled CBS scripted drama in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour since Nov. 17, 2015. On the downside, “Person of Interest” was off 30 percent (in total viewers) and 33 percent (in adults 18-49) from its fourth season premiere in the fall of 2014 and down 22 percent (in total viewers) and 20 percent (in adults 18-49) from its fourth season average.

TNT was on top among adults 18-34 with an approximate 1.4 rating due to NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors.

The results of the Indiana Primary was a boon for the cable news networks as it was the most-watched primary night since March 15 (Florida and Ohio primaries). From 8-11 p.m., Fox News Channel averaged 4.27 million viewers and 1.06 million adults 25-54 defeating CNN (2.62 million viewers; 896,000 adults 25-54) and MSNBC (1.55 million viewers; 413,000 adults 25-54). Ratings peaked on each news network (on FNC, during “The Kelly File”) in the 9 p.m. hour when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made his victory speech.

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Programming Insider Tuesday, May 3, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2870 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat 2.7/5 4292 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/5
8:30 The Real O’Neals 2.1/4 3286 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
9:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.8/3 2915 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/3
10:00 Beyond the Tank 1.3/2 1906 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.7/2
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.4/13 11589 0.8/4 1.6/6 2.4/7
8:00 NCIS 9.4/16 14855 1.0/5 1.9/7 3.0/9
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans 8.0/13 12562 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.6/7
10:00 Person of Interest (p) 4.8/9 7350 0.5/2 1.2/4 1.7/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.2/9 8004 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.3/7
8:00 The Voice 5.5/10 8596 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.5/8
9:00 Chicago Med 5.1/8 7622 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.2/6
10:00 Chicago Fire 5.1/9 7793 1.0/4 1.6/6 2.2/7
Fox PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.2/2 1874 0.7/3 0.8/3 0.9/3
8:00 New Girl 1.5/3 2267 0.9/4 1.0/4 1.2/4
8:30 Grandfathered 1.2/2 1837 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
9:00 New Girl (s) 1.3/2 1883 0.8/4 0.9/3 0.9/3
9:30 The Grinder 1.0/2 1507 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.4/2 2379 0.8/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Flash 1.9/3 3335 1.1/5 1.3/5 1.4/4
9:00 Containment 0.9/2 1423 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1818 0.7/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1469 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1852 0.7/3
9:00 Yago 1.0/2 1803 0.7/2
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1797 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 500 0.2/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 257 0.1/1
7:58 Yago (s) 0.1/0 263 0.1/0
9:00 Lady La Vendedora de Rosas 0.3/1 629 0.3/1
10:02 La Viuda Negra 0.3/1 611 0.3/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 4/26/16

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

Beyond the Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Person of Interest” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

New Girl” (Fox, 8:00)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

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

New Girl” (Fox, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

The Grinder” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 1.4/7
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Containment” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.62
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.91
Men 18-49: 0.35

Awkward” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.83
Men 18-34: 0.28
Women 18-49: 0.58
Men 18-49: 0.20

Faking It” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.57
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.15

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 5/03/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, May 3:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
66 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 661 0.2
65 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 60 669 0.2
35 STORAGE WARS A&E 10:00 PM 31 1016 0.3
26 STORAGE WARS A&E 10:31 PM 32 1116 0.3
58 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 764 0.3
45 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 909 0.3
28 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1080 0.4
23 THE CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1237 0.5
15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1524 0.7
12 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1688 0.8
79 MOVIE: CASINO ROYALE (2006) AMC 7:00 PM 180 567 0.1
55 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 10:00 PM 80 806 0.2
89 NORTH WOODS LAW APL 8:00 PM 61 537 0.1
127 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:01 PM 122 416 0.1
157 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: JUMPING THE BROOM BET 7:00 PM 180 322 0.1
118 CHASING DESTINY BET 10:00 PM 62 439 0.2
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1677 0.6
34 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1039 0.4
56 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 787 0.3
100 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 495 0.2
93 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 521 0.3
AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: INDIANA PRIMARY CNN 7:00 PM 60 1873 0.4
6 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: INDIANA PRIMARY (1.76 HH) CNN 8:00 PM 60 2673 0.6
5 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: INDIANA PRIMARY (2.16 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 3318 0.8
9 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: INDIANA PRIMARY (1.27 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 1877 0.5
59 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 60 759 0.2
8 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 9:00 PM 63 2208 0.7
21 THE LAST ALASKANS DISC 10:03 PM 60 1294 0.4
39 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 958 0.3
54 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 814 0.2
75 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 575 0.2
82 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 560 0.1
86 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:00 PM 25 544 0.1
85 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 10:30 PM 25 545 0.1
51 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 863 0.1
36 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1010 0.1
27 BUNK’D DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1111 0.1
31 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1059 0.2
43 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 940 0.1
40 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 951 0.1
80 FASHION POLICE WEEKLY E! 8:00 PM 60 563 0.2
163 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 302 0.1
111 BOTCHED E! 10:00 PM 60 460 0.2
30 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1070 0.3
41 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 9:00 PM 60 944 0.3
32 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1050 0.4
154 COPA LIB RD OF 16: PUMAS VS DEP TACHIRA (0.19 HH) FOXD 10:46 PM 124 328 0.2
AEHQ: INDIANA PRIMARY FOXNC 7:00 PM 60 2974 0.3
AEHQ: INDIANA PRIMARY FOXNC 6:00 PM 60 2486 0.2
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (2.73 HH) FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4188 0.5
1 THE KELLY FILE (3.34 HH) FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 5250 0.7
4 HANNITY (2.21 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3381 0.5
81 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER/AZKABAN FRFM 7:00 PM 180 561 0.2
60 FX MOVIE PRIME: LONE SURVIVOR FX 8:00 PM 150 744 0.3
126 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 425 0.1
114 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 450 0.1
121 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 436 0.1
91 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 533 0.1
135 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 378 0.1
144 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 348 0.1
160 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 307 0.1
152 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 331 0.1
158 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 320 0.1
103 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 489 0.1
77 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 569 0.2
77 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 569 0.2
18 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1446 0.4
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1782 0.4
16 GOOD BONES HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1494 0.4
63 COUNTING CARS HIST 8:00 PM 30 709 0.2
57 COUNTING CARS AC HIST 8:30 PM 30 780 0.2
44 TOP GEAR HIST 9:00 PM 63 917 0.4
68 CAR HUNTERS HIST 10:03 PM 30 659 0.2
70 CAR HUNTERS HIST 10:33 PM 30 623 0.2
84 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 549 0.1
47 SEE NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 884 0.2
42 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 10:00 PM 60 943 0.3
87 DANCE MOMS: DANCE & CHAT LIF 8:00 PM 60 543 0.2
19 DANCE MOMS LIF 9:00 PM 96 1414 0.5
99 MOVIE: ENOUGH LMN 8:00 PM 150 497 0.2
14 PLACE FOR POLITICS: DECISION 2016 (1.06 HH) MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 1555 0.2
95 TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 8:00 PM 60 511 0.3
83 TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 9:00 PM 60 554 0.3
64 AWKWARD SSN 5B MTV 10:00 PM 33 703 0.4
106 FAKING IT SSN 3 MTV 10:33 PM 31 472 0.3
46 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 886 0.2
52 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 844 0.2
49 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 874 0.3
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 875 0.3
50 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 3: TAMPA BAY / NY ISLANDERS NBCSN 7:02 PM 190 873 0.3
53 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 3: DALLAS / ST. LOUIS (0.51 HH) NBCSN 10:12 PM 142 837 0.4
24 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1202 0.2
37 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 8:30 PM 30 991 0.2
72 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 597 0.1
71 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 618 0.1
90 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 535 0.1
92 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 525 0.1
118 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 439 0.1
148 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:23 PM 24 336 0.1
62 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 8:00 PM 60 714 0.2
7 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 2303 0.6
61 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:00 PM 60 725 0.2
76 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 8:00 PM 60 573 0.3
161 IMPACT WRESTLING POP 9:00 PM 120 303 0.1
118 INK MASTER SPIKE 9:00 PM 60 439 0.2
20 INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 1312 0.7
22 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:08 PM 22 1249 0.4
17 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1477 0.5
10 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1810 0.7
66 AMERICA’S GREATEST MAKERS TBS 9:30 PM 30 661 0.3
115 SEPARATION ANXIETY TBS 10:00 PM 39 448 0.2
29 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 2: PORTLAND / GOLDEN STATE (0.68 HH) TBS 10:39 PM 29 1071 0.4
143 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 7:04 PM 61 350 0.1
94 JILL & JESSA: COUNTDOWN TLC 8:05 PM 55 512 0.2
25 JILL & JESSA: COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 62 1165 0.4
33 LPBW: SUPERFANS TLC 10:02 PM 62 1041 0.2
3 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 1: MIAMI / TORONTO (2.47 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 183 3760 1.5
NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 2: PORTLAND / GOLDEN STATE TNT 11:03 PM 138 5211 2.2
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 1:21 AM 59 2058 0.9
97 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 504 0.2
73 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 594 0.1
97 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:12 PM 36 504 0.1
87 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 543 0.1
74 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 587 0.1
38 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 986 0.3
107 NHL SEMI FINALS GAME 3: SAN JOSE / NASHVILLE (0.3 HH) USA 9:00 PM 169 470 0.2
95 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 60 511 0.1
69 LAW & ORDER WETV 10:00 PM 60 644 0.1

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Douglas, how did Family Feud (9:30pm ET) and both new runs of Idiotest perform on GSN? Thanks.

    • Family Feud (GSN, 5/03 9:30-10:00 p.m.) 533,000 viewers; 115,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 5/03 10:00-10:30 p.m.) 378,000 viewers; 86,000 adults 18-49

      Idiotest (GSN, 5/03 10:30-11:00 p.m.) 348,000 viewers; 99,000 adults 18-49