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Tuesday Final Nationals: Sanders-Cruz Healthcare Debate Lifts CNN to Top Cable News in Key Prime Time Demos

CBS and NBC shared Tuesday leadership. CBS led in total viewers (11.79 million) as NBC was best in all key demos: adults 18-49 (1.8 rating/7 share), adults 18-34 (1.1/4) and adults 25-54 (2.4/7).

The special 109-minute debate on the topic of healthcare between former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz helped give CNN a win in key demos — especially in the coveted adults 25-54 demographic for news programming — over their cable news counterparts, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, in prime time (8-11 p.m.):

Adults 25-54 rating: CNN 0.65, FNC 0.61, MSNBC 0.32

Adults 18-49 rating: CNN 0.52, FNC 0.39, MSNBC 0.23

Adults 18-34 rating: CNN 0.36, FNC 0.23, MSNBC 0.15

Still, Fox News Channel was the dominant prime time leader in average total viewers with 3.598 million, well above CNN (2.082 million) and MSNBC (1.75 million),

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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 3766 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:00 The Middle 250 93 4.0/7 6420 0.9/5 1.6/6 2.1/7
8:30 American Housewife 250 93 3.2/5 5399 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat 249 93 2.3/4 3816 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
9:30 The Real O’Neals 249 93 1.7/3 2790 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
10:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 250 93 1.3/2 2084 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.8/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.2/13 11786 0.6/3 1.3/5 2.1/6
8:00 NCIS 254 93 9.5/16 15569 0.8/4 1.7/6 2.7/8
9:00 Bull 254 93 6.6/11 10780 0.6/3 1.3/4 2.0/6
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans 254 93 5.7/11 9010 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.7/5
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/8 7526 1.1/5 1.8/7 2.4/7
8:00 The Wall 246 93 3.7/6 6142 0.8/4 1.5/5 1.9/6
9:00 This Is Us 246 93 6.0/10 9565 1.6/7 2.6/9 3.3/9
10:00 Chicago Fire 246 93 4.4/8 6871 1.0/5 1.5/6 2.0/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2704 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 New Girl 258 93 1.5/2 2230 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.1/3
8:31 The Mick 258 93 1.6/3 2478 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
9:01 Bones 258 93 2.0/3 3067 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/2 2340 0.8/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Flash 247 90 1.7/3 2906 1.0/5 1.1/4 1.2/4
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow 247 90 1.1/2 1774 0.6/2 0.7/2 0.7/2
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2051 0.7/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1787 0.6/3
8:00 Pequeños Gigantes USA 1.0/2 1977 0.6/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2149 0.7/2
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.2/2 2027 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 694 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 605 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1342 0.5/2
9:00 La Viuda Negra 0.2/0 454 0.2/1
10:00 Blue Demon 0.1/0 286 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/1 1458 0.6/3 0.6/2
8:00 La Fan (preliminary) 0.7/1 1186 0.4/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.8/1 1454 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:00 El Chema (preliminary) 0.9/2 1732 0.7/4 0.8/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 2/07/17

The Middle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

American Housewife” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Bull” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Wall” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

This Is Us” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 3.4/11
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Mick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Bones” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 2/07/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, February 7:

* 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
80 55 INTERVENTION A&E 8:00 PM 55 533 0.24
78 51 INTERVENTION: CODEPEND AC A&E 8:55 PM 65 540 0.25
83 59 ESCAPING POLYGAMY AC A&E 10:00 PM 62 525 0.23
68 44 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 655 0.28
67 40 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 674 0.29
47 23 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 931 0.43
32 15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1129 0.53
29 11 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1361 0.65
27 10 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1412 0.67
53 50 AMC DOUBLE FEATURE: MAN ON FIRE AMC 8:00 PM 180 844 0.26
50 27 BEING MARY JANE S4 BET 10:00 PM 60 896 0.38
74 83 LADIES OF LONDON BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 575 0.18
28 18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1401 0.49
68 69 IMPOSTERS BRAVO 10:00 PM 62 655 0.21
98 77 TOSH.O CMDY 7:56 PM 32 343 0.19
97 83 TOSH.O CMDY 8:28 PM 32 347 0.18
95 64 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 422 0.22
90 59 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 439 0.23
57 21 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 822 0.46
88 59 DETROITERS CMDY 10:30 PM 30 447 0.23
24 31 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1468 0.34
8 12 DEBATE NIGHT (1.59 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 109 2452 0.63
19 29 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:49 PM 11 1769 0.37
42 37 MOONSHINERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 999 0.32
22 15 MOONSHINERS DISC 9:00 PM 60 1550 0.53
34 31 KILLING FIELDS DISC 10:00 PM 60 1089 0.34
38 90 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1025 0.17
40 83 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1024 0.18
37 83 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1029 0.18
33 77 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1110 0.19
38 90 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1025 0.17
41 83 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1010 0.18
44 40 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: LSU @ KENTUCKY (0.63 HH) ESPN 9:04 PM 112 970 0.29
51 51 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 885 0.25
48 46 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 9:00 PM 60 906 0.27
43 35 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 975 0.33
1 22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4182 0.45
2 27 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3569 0.38
5 31 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3044 0.34
66 46 THE FOSTERS FRFM 8:00 PM 60 675 0.27
79 64 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 9:00 PM 60 536 0.22
36 31 TABOO FX 10:00 PM 84 1069 0.34
96 75 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 415 0.20
89 69 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 442 0.21
92 77 THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR HBO 8:00 PM 114 436 0.19
18 20 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1811 0.48
4 4 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 3161 0.78
12 18 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 2022 0.49
16 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1819 0.39
26 37 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 1415 0.32
3 2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 9:00 PM 63 3242 0.85
21 14 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 10:03 PM 60 1692 0.56
45 44 WEB OF LIES ID 8:00 PM 60 962 0.28
34 40 WEB OF LIES ID 9:00 PM 60 1089 0.29
31 35 SHADOW OF DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 1139 0.33
77 98 DANCE MOMS: DANCE & CHAT LIF 8:00 PM 60 547 0.16
52 46 DANCE MOMS LIF 9:00 PM 62 878 0.27
75 90 DANCE MOMS FAN TAKEOVER LIF 10:02 PM 61 567 0.17
25 77 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1428 0.19
13 40 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2009 0.29
17 69 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1813 0.21
86 46 CHALLENGE: HALL OF FAME CT MTV 8:30 PM 30 460 0.27
64 24 CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 61 694 0.41
70 25 CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 10:01 PM 60 654 0.39
71 83 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 650 0.18
62 75 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 734 0.20
54 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 837 0.25
55 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 832 0.25
49 90 RIDE NICK 8:00 PM 30 905 0.17
46 69 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 8:00 PM 60 952 0.21
6 8 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 60 2749 0.71
56 55 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 10:00 PM 60 827 0.24
76 77 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 564 0.19
72 59 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 632 0.23
85 90 CAMPUS PD SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 476 0.17
81 83 CAMPUS PD SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 531 0.18
73 64 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 606 0.22
63 55 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 717 0.24
60 39 FACE OFF SYFY 9:00 PM 60 767 0.30
20 13 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1739 0.62
15 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1963 0.70
10 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2035 0.76
14 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2001 0.76
9 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2193 0.84
11 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2027 0.75
59 55 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 806 0.24
30 30 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 62 1216 0.35
65 64 TATTOO GIRLS TLC 10:02 PM 62 682 0.22
58 64 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE LINCOLN LAWYER TNT 8:00 PM 150 817 0.22
82 90 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: CONTAGION TNT 10:30 PM 150 529 0.17
93 98 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:00 PM 30 430 0.16
91 98 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:30 PM 30 437 0.16
87 69 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 458 0.21
94 69 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 424 0.21
100 90 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 336 0.17
99 90 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 338 0.17
83 59 LIGA MX: JAGUARES / AMÉRICA (0.26 HH) UDN 8:54 PM 126 525 0.23
7 1 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.59 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2627 0.91
23 17 MOVIE, USA: JOHN WICK USA 10:00 PM 120 1545 0.52
61 77 OUTSIDERS WGNA 9:00 PM 60 747 0.19

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 2/07/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle ……………… 1.55 … 1.99
    American Housewife … 1.52 … 2.01
    Fresh Off the Boat ……. 1.18 … 1.52
    Real O’Neals …………… 0.91 … 1.16
    Agents of SHIELD ……. 0.69 … 1.27
    NCIS ………………………. 1.67 … 2.23
    Bull ………………………… 1.26 … 1.82
    NCIS: New Orleans ….. 1.01 … 1.59
    The Wall …………………. 1.47 … 1.59
    This Is Us ……………….. 2.55 … 4.52
    Chicago Fire ……………. 1.51 … 2.28
    New Girl …………………. 0.94 … 1.39
    The Mick ………………… 0.95 … 1.42
    Bones …………………….. 0.75 … 1.16
    The Flash ……………….. 1.10 … 1.55
    Legends/Tomorrow ….. 0.67 … 1.00

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle ……………. 6381 … 7641
    American Housewife . 5387 … 6691
    Fresh Off the Boat ….. 3816 … 4650
    Real O’Neals …………. 2790 … 3413
    Agents of SHIELD ….. 2085 … 3503
    NCIS ………………….. 15571 .. 18304
    Bull ……………………. 10781 .. 13582
    NCIS: New Orleans .. 9010 .. 12185
    The Wall ……………….. 6141 … 6572
    This Is Us …………….. 9565 .. 14579
    Chicago Fire …………. 6868 … 9876
    New Girl ……………….. 2187 … 2880
    The Mick ………………. 2456 … 3648
    Bones ………………….. 3067 … 4675
    The Flash ……………… 2906 … 4012
    Legends/Tomorrow …1774 … 2585