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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Scores Most-Watched FX Drama Series Premiere To-Date

CBS was the top network on Tuesday overall. The 2016 edition of “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” hosted by Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee expanded from one hour to two hours delivered its largest audience since the annual special debuted in 2001.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” drew the biggest live+same day total audience for a FX series premiere of a drama in the network’s history surpassing the 4.63 million for “The Shield” in March 2002. (Several season premieres of “Sons of Anarchy” and “American Horror Story”, as well as Charlie Sheen’s sitcom “Anger Management”, though, have all exceeded the 5.11 million mark).

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Programming Insider Tuesday, February 2, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/3 3011 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.1/3
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat 3.3/5 5191 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
8:30 The Muppets 1.8/3 2757 0.4/2 0.9/3 1.1/3
9:00 Marvel’s Agent Carter 1.8/3 2774 0.4/2 0.8/2 1.0/3
10:00 Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.5/3 2286 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.1/10 10126 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.5/7
8:00 Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (r) 6.9/11 11444 1.1/4 2.0/7 2.9/8
10:01 NCIS (r) 4.6/8 7422 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/7 6614 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
8:00 Hollywood Game Night 2.7/4 4124 0.7/3 1.1/3 1.4/4
9:00 Chicago Med 4.9/8 7540 1.0/4 1.6/5 2.1/6
10:00 Chicago Fire 5.3/10 8178 1.1/5 1.8/6 2.4/7
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.5/2 2341 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
8:00 New Girl 1.9/3 2943 1.3/5 1.4/5 1.5/4
8:30 Grandfathered 1.6/3 2533 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4/2 2244 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
9:30 The Grinder 1.1/2 1646 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.6/3 2541 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.1/3
8:00 The Flash 2.2/4 3655 1.2/5 1.4/5 1.5/4
9:00 iZombie 0.9/2 1428 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2051 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.2/2 1946 0.7/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.0/2 1820 0.7/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2296 0.9/3
10:02 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.2/2 2029 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 2/02/16

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

The Muppets” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Marvel’s Agent Carter” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

Primetime: What Would You Do?” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.1/6
Men 18-49: 2.0/7

Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 2.1/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

New Girl” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Grandfathered” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/3
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Grinder” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 1.4/7
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

iZombie” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.5:2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Women 18-34: 1.75
Men 18-34: 1.54
Women 18-49: 2.07
Men 18-49: 1.84

The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.69
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 1.05
Men 18-49: 0.42

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 1.30
Men 18-34: 0.38
Women 18-49: 0.96
Men 18-49: 0.29

Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.72
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.59
Men 18-49: 0.24

Teen Wolf” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.65
Men 18-34: 0.51
Women 18-49: 0.49
Men 18-49: 0.41

Shannara” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.47
Men 18-34: 0.46
Women 18-49: 0.43
Men 18-49: 0.46

Outsiders” (WGN America)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.15
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.32

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 2/02/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Tuesday, February 2:


  1. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX, 10-11:21 p.m., 3.19 household rating): 5.111 million (1.96 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 3.504 (0.82)

  3. “Curse of Oak Island” (History, 9-10 p.m.): 3.413 (1.04)

  4. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.385 (0.33)

  5. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (OWN, 9-10 p.m.): 2.904 (0.74)
  6. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.546 (0.25)

  7. “Fixer Upper” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 2.204 (0.49)

  8. Movie: “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) (FX, 7:30-10 p.m.): 2.141 (0.87)

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.138 (0.80)

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.110 (0.79)
  11. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.063 (0.44)

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.000 (0.79)

  13. “Moonshiners” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 1.998 (0.75)

  14. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.969 (0.95)

  15. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 1.954 (0.70)
  16. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.935 (0.24)

  17. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 1.911 (0.72)

  18. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9-10 p.m.): 1.896 (0.72)

  19. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.762 (0.37)

  20. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.667 (0.77)


  • “Billion Dollar Wreck” (History, 10-11:03 p.m.): 1.620 (0.46)

  • “Dance Moms” (Lifetime, 9-10:06 p.m.): 1.470 (0.53)

  • “Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform, 8-9 p.m.): 1.391 (0.63)

  • “Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 1.373 (0.30)

  • “Little Couple” (TLC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.337 (0.35)

  • “Killing Fields” (Discovery, 10-11:01 p.m.): 1.318 (0.45)

  • “Ice Cold Killers” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 1.190 (0.28)

  • “Chopped” (Food Network, 10-11 p.m.): 1.106 (0.43)

  • “Married at First Sight” (A&E, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.062 (0.43)

  • “College Basketball: Indiana @ Michigan” (ESPN, 9:16-10:59 p.m., 0.72 household rating): 1.042 (0.31)

  • “Teen Wolf” (MTV, 9-10 p.m.): 0.971 (0.45)

  • “The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV, 10-11:01 p.m.): 0.969 (0.44)

  • “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 9-10 p.m.): 0.960 (0.41)

  • “Total Divas” (E!, 9-10 p.m.): 0.840 (0.38)

  • “Outsiders” (WGN America, 9-9:59 p.m.): 0.840 (0.29)

  • “CNN Tonight” (CNN, 10-11 p.m.): 0.828 (0.20)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 0.788 (0.19)

  • “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): 0.698 (0.25)

  • “The Profit” (CNBC, 10-11 p.m.): 0.679 (0.23)

  • “Fit to Fat to Fit” (A&E, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 0.644 (0.33)

  • “Married at First Sight” (FYI, 9-10:15 p.m.): 0.632 (0.27)

  • “What on Earth” (Science, 9:01-10 p.m.): 0.600 (0.21)

  • “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.591 (0.21)

  • “Zoe Ever After” (BET, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.589 (0.22)

  • “Married at First Sight Special” (FYI, 10:15-10:30 p.m.): 0.576 (0.23)

  • “The Expanse” (Syfy, 10 p.m.-midnight): 0.555 (0.20)

  • “Pitch Slapped” (Lifetime, 10:06-11:06 p.m.): 0.513 (0.21)

  • “Just Jillian” (E!, 10-11 p.m.): 0.414 (0.21)


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. BEYOND disgusting that anyone would watch that garbage story about the OJ Murders. Enough is enough with money being made from telling the story about this killer. I mean the families have suffered enough. America has truly reached a NEW LOW and it makes me SICK. Shame, shame, shame shame on you to anyone who watched this FILTH. This mans 15 minutes of fame has come and gone YEARS ago