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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Big Brother 18’ Easily the Night’s Top Telecast, Boosting CBS to Victory

CBS led Wednesday by all measures, thanks to the 2-hour premiere of summer reality stalwart “Big Brother 18.”

Compared to its year-ago premiere (“Big Brother 17” on June 24, 2015 8-9 p.m.), it was down by 10 percent (in total viewers; 6.19 million vs. BB17’s 6.92 million) and by 12 percent (in adults 18-49; 2.35 million vs. BB17’s 2.66 million). However, the 2-hour slot improved upon the same 8-10 p.m. period of that year-ago night (5.79 million viewers; 1.9 million adults 18-49) — the 9-10 p.m. hour of “Big Brother 18” was up 26 percent in total viewers (5.89 million vs. 4.66 million) and a whopping 94 percent in adults 18-49 (2.2 million vs. 1.14 million) from the June 24, 2015 9 p.m. showing of short-lived reality series “The Briefcase”.

Unfortunately for CBS, the series premiere of new drama “American Gothic” couldn’t take advantage of its “Big Brother 18” lead-in, losing about half of BB18’s total viewers and about two-thirds of BB18’s adults 18-49. As a result, it could not best NBC’s “The Night Shift” in the 10-11 p.m. hour.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, June 22, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3115 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Middle (r) 248 95 2.6/5 3832 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 248 95 2.2/4 3335 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
9:00 Modern Family (r) 248 95 2.3/4 3483 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:31 black-ish (r) 248 95 2.1/4 3116 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
10:00 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 248 95 1.8/3 2729 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:30 The Real O’Neals (r) 248 95 1.5/3 2181 0.6/3 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 3.2/6 5271 0.9/5 1.5/6 1.9/6
8:00 Big Brother 18 (p) 254 95 3.7/7 6190 0.4/2 1.9/7 2.3/7
10:00 American Gothic (p) 254 95 2.3/4 3434 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.4/4 3814 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (r) 242 93 2.2/4 3573 1.5/7 1.0/4 1.3/4
10:00 The Night Shift 243 95 2.8/5 4297 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/4 3060 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/4
8:00 MasterChef 254 95 2.4/5 3806 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/5
9:00 Wayward Pines 254 95 1.6/3 2315 0.3/1 0.7/2 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 0.6/1 841 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 246 92 0.5/1 748 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 246 92 0.6/1 934 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.7/3 3391 1.4/6
7:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.8/2 1528 0.6/3
7:31 Copa América Centenario Semifinal Colombia vs. Chile (s) (thru 12:21am) 1.7/3 3391 1.4/6
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 369 0.1/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 312 0.1/1
8:00 El Chavo 0.2/0 301 0.1/0
9:00 Cine: A Salvo (2012) 0.2/0 402 0.2/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 6/22/16

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

American Gothic” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Wayward Pines” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Greenleaf” (OWN, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.33
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.79
Men 18-49: 0.26

Greenleaf” (OWN, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.40
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.85
Men 18-49: 0.26

Royal Pains” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.29

The Challenge: Rivals III” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.81
Men 18-34: 0.47
Women 18-49: 0.63
Men 18-49: 0.39

Young & Hungry” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.24

Baby Daddy” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.37
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.21

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 6/22/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, June 22:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
104 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:03 PM 27 517 0.2
91 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:30 PM 30 582 0.2
80 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:03 PM 27 621 0.2
72 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:30 PM 31 676 0.3
66 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 10:01 PM 31 721 0.3
84 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 10:32 PM 31 610 0.2
58 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 821 0.3
52 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 883 0.3
36 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1132 0.5
33 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1240 0.5
17 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1769 0.9
14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1925 0.9
76 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND AMC 8:00 PM 150 660 0.2
109 AMC MOVIE: THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE AMC 10:30 PM 150 488 0.2
102 TREEHOUSE MASTERS: OUT ON APL 8:00 PM 61 526 0.2
98 TREEHOUSE MASTERS APL 9:01 PM 61 542 0.2
100 TREEHOUSE MASTERS APL 10:02 PM 61 534 0.1
105 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 505 0.1
28 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1383 0.4
43 BEFORE THEY WERE HOUSEWIVES BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 973 0.3
136 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:50 PM 33 430 0.2
135 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:23 PM 33 433 0.2
117 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:56 PM 32 462 0.3
116 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:28 PM 32 468 0.3
144 ANOTHER PERIOD CMDY 10:00 PM 30 385 0.2
140 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 402 0.2
111 JAY LENO’S GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 484 0.1
64 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 776 0.1
50 CNN LIBERTARIAN TOWN HALL (0.65 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 75 929 0.2
63 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:15 PM 45 782 0.2
90 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 588 0.2
53 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 9:00 PM 62 882 0.3
108 SHARK WEEK SHARKTACULAR DISC 10:02 PM 60 490 0.2
59 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 807 0.2
70 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 698 0.1
95 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 9:00 PM 25 557 0.1
93 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 564 0.1
79 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 10:00 PM 25 626 0.1
75 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:30 PM 25 664 0.1
6 DESPICABLE ME DSNY 8:00 PM 105 2380 0.6
19 DESCENDANTS: WICKED WORLD DSNY 9:45 PM 30 1671 0.3
22 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:15 PM 25 1504 0.3
23 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:40 PM 25 1491 0.3
74 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: UC SANTA BARBARA / ARIZONA ESPN 7:00 PM 185 665 0.2
54 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT: WASHINGTON / LA DODGERS (0.53 HH) ESPN 10:05 PM 223 858 0.3
166 NBA DRAFT PREVIEW ESPN2 10:00 PM 60 312 0.1
60 CHOPPED TOURNAMENT FOOD 8:00 PM 60 802 0.3
62 CTK TIME WARP FOOD 9:00 PM 60 795 0.3
88 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 30 599 0.2
70 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 698 0.3
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3059 0.2
2 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2614 0.2
9 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2141 0.2
77 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 30 632 0.3
84 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:30 PM 30 610 0.3
COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO SEMIFINAL: COLOMBIA / CHILE (0.55 HH) FS1 7:48 PM 153 971 0.4
68 COPA WEATHER DELAY: SEMIFINAL – COLOMBIA / CHILE DELAY (0.39 HH) FS1 9:24 PM 121 710 0.3
27 FX MOVIE PRIME: WHITE HOUSE DOWN FX 8:00 PM 180 1415 0.4
81 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 619 0.1
65 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 733 0.1
83 SKIN WARS GSN 9:00 PM 60 613 0.1
127 SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT GSN 10:00 PM 60 452 0.1
142 THE MARTIAN HBO 7:35 PM 142 387 0.2
ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY HBO 10:00 PM 27 260 0.1
31 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1314 0.3
10 BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 2083 0.4
16 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1890 0.4
20 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1638 0.4
30 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1359 0.2
5 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 2410 0.4
12 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1946 0.4
25 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1443 0.4
61 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 800 0.2
48 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 941 0.2
40 AMERICAN MONSTER ID 10:00 PM 60 1012 0.3
125 BONANZA INSP 8:00 PM 60 453 0.0
122 JAG INSP 9:00 PM 60 455 0.0
99 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 538 0.1
118 MOVIE: TYLER PERRY’S FAMILY THAT PREY LIF 8:00 PM 122 459 0.1
73 MOVIE: TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL LIF 10:02 PM 120 671 0.2
34 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1176 0.1
21 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1598 0.2
18 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1730 0.3
131 MTV MOVIES: RUSH HOUR 3 MTV 8:00 PM 120 449 0.2
54 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 61 858 0.5
46 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 949 0.2
51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 884 0.2
41 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1003 0.3
37 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1109 0.3
148 DRUGS, INC. NGC 8:00 PM 60 373 0.2
94 DRUGS, INC. COMPILATION NGC 9:00 PM 60 559 0.2
114 DRUGS, INC. NGC 10:00 PM 60 469 0.2
35 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1173 0.2
39 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 8:30 PM 30 1040 0.2
82 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 616 0.1
89 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 595 0.1
87 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 607 0.1
66 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 721 0.2
97 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 552 0.1
105 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:23 PM 24 505 0.1
151 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:47 PM 25 351 0.1
56 GREENLEAF OWN 8:00 PM 60 834 0.2
13 GREENLEAF OWN 9:00 PM 60 1930 0.5
11 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 2046 0.6
24 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1446 0.5
15 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1922 0.6
8 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2192 0.7
7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2238 0.8
4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2449 0.9
3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2455 0.9
86 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 609 0.1
38 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 1062 0.3
42 I AM JAZZ TLC 10:01 PM 61 987 0.3
46 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 949 0.2
44 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 971 0.2
45 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 10:00 PM 60 953 0.2
124 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 8:00 PM 60 454 0.1
49 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 9:00 PM 60 938 0.3
103 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 525 0.1
163 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:00 PM 30 315 0.1
147 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:30 PM 30 375 0.1
130 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:00 PM 30 450 0.2
96 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:30 PM 30 555 0.2
78 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 627 0.2
109 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:30 PM 31 488 0.2
146 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 8:00 PM 30 376 0.1
157 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 8:30 PM 30 337 0.1
120 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 31 458 0.1
92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:31 PM 29 565 0.1
143 LOPEZ TVL 10:00 PM 30 386 0.1
162 THE SOUL MAN TVL 10:30 PM 30 322 0.1
69 COPA AMERICA 2016 30 UNI: COLOMBIA / CHILE UDN 7:30 PM 100 707 0.3
57 COPA AMERICA RAIN DELAY (0.41 HH) UDN 9:10 PM 124 829 0.4
32 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1297 0.4
29 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 1370 0.5
26 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00 PM 61 1428 0.3
125 LAW & ORDER WETV 8:00 PM 60 453 0.1
133 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 60 435 0.1
100 LAW & ORDER WETV 10:00 PM 60 534 0.1

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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