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Wednesday Final Nationals: ABC Wins Prime Time with ESPYs

The “2017 ESPYs,” the sports award show produced by ESPN, gave ABC a rare overall Wednesday night victory. This is third year the event has aired on the broadcast network after 22 consecutive years on ESPN. Despite dropping to a three-year low since moving to ABC, it declined a mere 5 percent in total viewers (5.32 million vs. 5.6 million), two ticks in household rating (3.4 vs. 3.6) and 18 percent in adults 18-49 rating (1.4 vs. 1.7) from last year.

Prime time half-hour breakdowns for “2017 ESPYs” in household rating/share and total viewers (adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 rating/share), were as follows:

8:00 3.4/7, 5.281 million (0.8/5, 1.2/6, 1.6/6)

8:30 3.4/7, 5.297 million (1.0/6, 1.4/6, 1.6/6)

9:00 3.5/7, 5.488 million (1.1/6, 1.5/6, 1.8/6)

9:30 3.5/7, 5.523 million (1.1/6, 1.5/6, 1.8/6)

10:00 3.4/7, 5.369 million (1.1/6, 1.5/6, 1.7/6)

10:30 3.2/6, 4.987 million (0.9/5, 1.3/6, 1.5/5)

The second week of oft-promoted FX drama “Snowfall” at 10 p.m. fell from its series premiere telecast of one week ago by 29 percent in live-plus-same-day viewers (0.965 million vs. 1.36 million) and by 33 percent among adults 18-49 (0.39 rating vs. 0.58 rating).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, July 12, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.4/7 5324 1.0/6 1.4/6 1.7/6
8:00 The 2017 ESPYs (s) 251 93 3.4/7 5324 1.0/6 1.4/6 1.7/6
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 4922 0.7/4 1.0/4 1.3/5
8:00 Big Brother 19 254 93 3.8/8 6450 1.4/8 1.9/9 2.3/9
9:00 Salvation (p) 254 93 3.1/6 4897 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
10:00 Criminal Minds (r) 254 93 2.3/5 3418 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/5 3595 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
8:00 Little Big Shots: Forever Young 245 93 3.8/8 6078 0.5/3 1.0/4 1.3/5
9:00 The Carmichael Show 245 93 2.0/4 3146 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
9:30 The Carmichael Show (r) 243 92 1.6/3 2421 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
10:00 This Is Us (r) 243 93 1.3/3 1924 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2713 0.6/3 0.8/4 1.0/4
8:00 MasterChef 258 93 2.2/4 3504 0.7/4 1.0/5 1.3/5
9:00 The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 258 93 1.2/2 1922 0.5/3 0.6/3 0.8/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 680 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 249 90 0.5/1 735 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time (s) 249 90 0.4/1 624 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1658 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1589 0.6/3
8:00 Jose de Egipto 1.2/2 2034 0.6/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1716 0.6/2
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.7/1 1225 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 829 0.3/2
6:00 Cine The Transporter (2002) 0.3/1 508 0.2/1
8:00 40 y 20 (s) 0.2/0 286 0.1/1
8:30 CONCACAF Copa Oro 2017 USA vs. Martinica (s) (thru 11:02 p.m.) 0.5/1 934 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/2 1461 0.5/3 0.6/3
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (preliminary) 0.8/2 1289 0.4/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.7/1 1279 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V (preliminary) 1.0/2 1815 0.7/4 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 7/12/17

The 2017 ESPYs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 1.2/8
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.5/7

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.8/10
Men 18-34: 0.9/7
Women 18-49: 2.3/10
Men 18-49: 1.5/8

Salvation” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/4

The Carmichael Show” (NBC, 9:00 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/5
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters of All Time” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Snowfall” (FX)
0.63 household rating
0.965 million viewers
0.39 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.23
Men 18-34: 0.29
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.49

Queen Sugar” (OWN)
1.05 household rating
1.516 million viewers
0.44 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.15
Women 18-49: 0.66
Men 18-49: 0.22

Suits” (USA)
0.92 household rating
1.398 million viewers
0.36 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.33
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.35
Men 18-49: 0.37

Younger” (TV Land)
0.50 household rating
0.713 million viewers
0.18 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.24
Men 18-49: 0.12

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 7/12/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, July 12:

* 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
58 90 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 782 0.16
36 51 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 31 1114 0.22
52 90 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 9:31 PM 30 861 0.16
59 74 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 775 0.18
62 74 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 728 0.18
81 63 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 573 0.20
61 28 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 731 0.30
46 14 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 914 0.38
34 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1155 0.51
26 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1339 0.62
20 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1481 0.70
56 43 AMC MOVIE: TOMBSTONE AMC 8:00 PM 180 810 0.24
15 7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1545 0.52
80 56 ODD MOM OUT BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 577 0.21
95 63 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 399 0.20
88 74 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 494 0.18
31 35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1174 0.27
38 56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1071 0.21
40 56 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1027 0.21
27 37 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 60 1322 0.26
9 11 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPECIAL DISC 9:00 PM 60 2108 0.42
16 23 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISC 10:00 PM 60 1543 0.33
64 84 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 707 0.17
68 90 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 685 0.16
35 63 CINDERELLA STORY: IF SHOE DSNY 7:00 PM 100 1115 0.20
55 84 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:40 PM 25 838 0.17
49 74 ANDI MACK DSNY 9:05 PM 30 890 0.18
45 84 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:35 PM 25 962 0.17
41 74 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1022 0.18
42 74 ANDI MACK DSNY 10:30 PM 30 989 0.18
77 63 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 9:00 PM 60 589 0.20
76 90 WORLD SERIES OF POKER: 2017 MAIN EVENT DAY 2 (0.39 HH, 0.13 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 121 592 0.16
97 100 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL: MILWAUKEE / SACRAMENTO (0.22 HH, 0.15 A18-34) ESPN2 8:35 PM 115 348 0.15
79 34 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL: PHILADELPHIA / L.A. LAKERS (0.39 HH, 0.26 A18-34) ESPN2 10:30 PM 120 585 0.28
74 84 IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD 8:00 PM 60 609 0.17
83 70 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 566 0.19
60 39 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 765 0.25
3 43 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2493 0.24
7 43 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2315 0.24
4 48 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2478 0.23
84 56 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE FRFM 6:15 PM 225 540 0.21
57 17 CONCACAF GOLD CUP: USA / MARTINIQUE (0.47 HH, 0.23 A18-34) FS1 8:44 PM 139 800 0.36
37 17 FX MOVIE PRIME: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES FX 7:00 PM 180 1084 0.36
44 12 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 73 965 0.39
72 84 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 620 0.17
98 90 THE DEFIANT ONES HBO 9:00 PM 59 342 0.16
33 30 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1159 0.29
14 23 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1570 0.33
12 30 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1630 0.29
13 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1597 0.32
28 74 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 53 1292 0.18
19 51 AMERICAN PICKERS FL HIST 8:53 PM 7 1495 0.22
17 63 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HIST 9:00 PM 63 1521 0.20
24 51 MOUNTAIN MEN FL HIST 10:03 PM 8 1351 0.22
39 70 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:11 PM 59 1040 0.19
53 70 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 859 0.19
30 25 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 1238 0.32
25 21 MURDER BY NUMBERS ID 10:00 PM 60 1347 0.35
66 56 LWLA SHORT LIF 8:50 PM 10 694 0.21
32 12 LITTLE WOMEN LA REUNION LIF 9:00 PM 62 1168 0.39
78 56 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT: TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS LIF 10:02 PM 120 588 0.21
11 51 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1853 0.22
1 17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2819 0.36
2 35 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2498 0.27
65 15 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6B MTV 10:00 PM 61 701 0.37
22 22 ICE AGE NICK 8:00 PM 60 1382 0.34
29 15 ICE AGE NAN 9:00 PM 30 1275 0.37
51 37 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 883 0.26
50 39 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 884 0.25
54 39 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 839 0.25
70 90 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 670 0.16
18 9 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 10:00 PM 60 1516 0.44
86 90 BATTLEBOTS SCI 10:04 PM 62 538 0.16
86 48 SPIKE TV MOVIE: PITCH PERFECT SPIKE 7:00 PM 150 538 0.23
85 56 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 539 0.21
69 28 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 676 0.30
92 84 SYFY MOVIE: FAST AND FURIOUS SYFY 8:00 PM 120 433 0.17
23 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1357 0.44
10 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1862 0.61
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2168 0.71
5 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2411 0.82
6 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2382 0.81
47 27 FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 913 0.31
43 39 I AM JAZZ TLC 9:00 PM 63 982 0.25
73 70 HAIR GODDESS TLC 10:03 PM 63 616 0.19
82 63 INSURGENT TNT 8:00 PM 150 568 0.20
67 51 EXP UNKNOWN REPACK TRAV 9:00 PM 60 686 0.22
94 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 428 0.20
89 43 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 473 0.24
91 48 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 459 0.23
90 43 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:30 PM 30 467 0.24
100 90 I’M SORRY TRU 10:00 PM 30 311 0.16
63 74 YOUNGER TVL 10:00 PM 33 713 0.18
92 74 COPA ORO 2017 10 UNIMAS: USA / MARTINIQUE (0.23 HH, 0.17 A18-34) UDN 8:32 PM 150 433 0.18
48 30 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 892 0.29
21 17 SUITS USA 9:00 PM 64 1398 0.36
71 90 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:04 PM 60 651 0.16
75 30 BLACK INK CREW SPECIALS VH1 8:00 PM 60 599 0.29
96 74 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 9:05 PM 62 379 0.18
99 90 BLACK INK CREW SPECIALS VH1 10:07 PM 61 312 0.16

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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