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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘American Horror Story’ on FX Concludes Season Atop Cable Prime Time, Up from Previous Year

Fox won Wednesday night overall. “Empire” rose a bit from its series-low figures of last week (Nov. 9).

The sixth season finale of FX anthology “American Horror Story” ranked No. 1 on cable for the day among adults 18-49 (1.33 rating), adults 18-34 (1.37) and adults 25-54 (1.22). At 2.45 million live-plus-same day viewers, it represented an increase of 9 percent from the show’s fifth season finale from Jan. 13, 2016 (2.245 million) and a rise of 18 percent among adults 18-49 (1.712 million vs. 1.453 million).

However, the telecast had only outdrawn two of the prior five original season finale telecasts of the series, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day data.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, November 16, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.8/7 6022 0.8/4 1.6/6 2.2/6
8:00 The Goldbergs 249 94 4.0/7 6453 0.9/4 1.9/7 2.4/8
8:30 Speechless 249 94 3.5/6 5722 0.9/4 1.7/6 2.1/6
9:00 Modern Family 249 94 4.5/7 7328 1.3/6 2.2/8 2.9/8
9:31 black-ish 249 94 3.4/6 5523 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.1/6
10:00 Designated Survivor 249 94 3.5/7 5524 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7260 0.7/3 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X 255 94 5.2/9 8486 1.0/5 1.8/6 2.6/8
9:00 Criminal Minds 255 94 4.8/8 7616 0.7/3 1.4/5 2.0/6
10:00 Code Black 255 94 3.7/7 5678 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/7 5741 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
8:00 Blindspot 245 94 3.3/6 4999 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
9:00 Chicago PD 245 94 3.9/7 6112 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 7496 1.9/8 2.4/8 2.8/8
8:00 Lethal Weapon 254 94 4.1/7 6804 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.1/6
9:00 Empire 254 94 5.0/9 8389 2.6/11 3.1/11 3.5/10
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1417 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 Arrow 247 91 1.2/2 1860 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
9:00 Frequency 247 91 0.6/1 973 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1824 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1784 0.6/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/1 1464 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2085 0.7/2
10:03 El Color de la Pasión 1.2/2 1915 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 445 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 469 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.4/1 738 0.3/1
9:00 La Viuda Negra 0.2/0 358 0.1/0
10:00 Bloque de Búsqueda 0.1/0 238 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1841 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1843 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/2 1533 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.1/2 1948 0.8/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2 2042 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 11/16/16

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.9/7

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Designated Survivor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Code Black” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Chicago PD” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Lethal Weapon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 3.4/14
Men 18-34: 1.8/9
Women 18-49: 4.0/13
Men 18-49: 2.2/9

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

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

American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
1.37 household rating
2.450 million viewers
Women 18-34: 1.67
Men 18-34: 1.08
Women 18-49: 1.50
Men 18-49: 1.17

Queen Sugar” (OWN)
1.10 household rating
1.643 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 0.23

South Park” (Comedy Central)
1.03 household rating
1.788 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.75
Men 18-34: 1.97
Women 18-49: 0.61
Men 18-49: 1.55

Legends” (Comedy Central)
0.34 household rating
0.577 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.54
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.42

The Real World: Bad Blood” (MTV)
0.22 household rating
0.322 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.25
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.15

Lip Sync Battle” (Spike)
0.29 household rating
0.463 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.28
Men 18-49: 0.17

Duck Dynasty” (A&E)
0.76 household rating
1.288 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.43
Men 18-49: 0.53

Going Si-Ral” (A&E)
0.63 household rating
1.092 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.35
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.42

Wahlburgers” (A&E, 10:01)
0.47 household rating
0.738 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.19
Women 18-49: 0.32
Men 18-49: 0.24

Wahlburgers” (A&E, 10:32)
0.40 household rating
0.612 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.17

NBA Regular Season: Golden State @ Toronto” (ESPN, 8:04-10:46 p.m.)
1.27 household rating
1.999 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.37
Men 18-34: 1.27
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 1.17

NBA Regular Season: Memphis @ L.A. Clippers” (ESPN, 10:46 p.m.-1:28 a.m.)
1.05 household rating
1.614 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 1.23
Women 18-49: 0.30
Men 18-49: 1.10

NHL Regular Season: Pittsburgh @ Washington” (NBCSN, 7:33-10:30 p.m.)
0.27 household rating
0.463 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.10
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. Males demo holding Speechless from having near perfect retention of The Goldbergs. It still did well!

  2. Interesting how Arrow skews much older but not that great a difference for Frequency. Of course Arrow would skew more male, but again Frequency has almost equal male to female.

  3. About American Horror Story, it should be pointed out that 2.5 million viewers doesn’t even get it above an O’Reilly telecast, which I’m not saying to hype O’Reilly…

  4. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 11/16/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 1.85 … 2.41
    Speechless …………….. 1.67 … 2.09
    Modern Family ………… 2.23 … 3.35
    black-ish ………………… 1.55 … 2.16
    Designated Survivor …. 1.19 … 2.44
    Survivor ………………….. 1.76 … 2.37
    Criminal Minds ………… 1.38 … 2.18
    Code Black …………….. 0.95 … 1.42
    Blindspot ………………… 1.08 … 1.68
    Chicago PD …………….. 1.23 … 1.98
    Lethal Weapon ………… 1.69 … 2.28
    Empire ……………………. 3.11 … 4.22
    Arrow ……………………… 0.66 … 1.00
    Frequency ……………….. 0.30 … 0.41

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    Total Viewers
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 6.454 … 7.738
    Speechless …………….. 5.723 … 6.837
    Modern Family ……….. 7.329 … 10.278
    black-ish ………………… 5.524 … 7.044
    Designated Survivor … 5.525 … 10.322
    Survivor …………………. 8.489 … 10.312
    Criminal Minds ……….. 7.618 … 10.295
    Code Black …………….. 5.679 … 8.347
    Blindspot ………………… 4.999 … 6.994
    Chicago PD …………….. 6.113 … 8.893
    Lethal Weapon ………… 6.604 … 8.532
    Empire …………………… 8.389 … 11.075
    Arrow …………………….. 1.860 … 2.651
    Frequency ………………. 0.973 … 1.343