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Wednesday Final Nationals: CBS and Fox Lead Final Night of 2016-17 Traditional TV Season

The 134-minute 34th season finale of “Survivor” — the evening’s most-watched program — followed by the 46-minute live reunion special put CBS on top Wednesday night among total viewers (7.8 million), adults 18-49 (1.7 rating/7.0 share) and adults 25-54 (2.4/8).

The night’s top telecast among all key demos — the third season finale of “Empire” — gave Fox the Wednesday win among adults 18-34 (1.4/7). Although Fox also scored a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49, the network (6.7) was just 0.3 behind CBS (7.0) in adults 18-49 share.

With the 2016-17 traditional TV season in the books, CBS was the most-watched network in total viewers (9.7 million) — a feat they’ve accomplished for nine consecutive years and for 14 of the past 15 years. NBC became the first network in five years to win the season’s adults 18-49 (2.1 rating, 2.7 million) and adults 25-54 crowns without the benefit of a Super Bowl or an in-season Olympics.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, May 24, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/8 6613 0.9/5 1.4/5 1.7/6
8:00 Dirty Dancing (s) 253 93 4.3/8 6613 0.9/5 1.4/5 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 4.5/8 7804 1.0/5 1.7/7 2.4/8
8:00 Survivor: Game Changers (f) 252 92 4.9/9 8478 1.1/6 1.9/8 2.6/9
10:14 Survivor: Game Changers Reunion (s) 253 93 3.4/7 5843 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.8/6
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/7 5418 0.7/4 1.1/4 1.5/5
8:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (rs) 243 91 2.6/5 4010 0.5/3 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (f) 246 93 4.0/7 6123 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.3/6 5178 1.4/7 1.7/7 2.0/7
8:00 Shots Fired (f) 258 93 2.2/4 3414 0.7/4 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Empire (f) 258 93 4.3/8 6943 2.1/10 2.5/9 2.9/9
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1318 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
8:00 Arrow (f) 247 90 1.1/2 1723 0.5/3 0.6/3 0.7/3
9:00 The 100 (f) 247 90 0.6/1 914 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 0.9/2 1621 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1607 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2 1527 0.5/2
9:01 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1680 0.6/2
10:02 La Piloto 0.9/2 1659 0.6/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1201 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 587 0.2/1
8:04 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (thru 10:00) 0.6/1 1210 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 880 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.5/1 886 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 838 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 917 0.3/1 0.4/1

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 5/24/17

Dirty Dancing” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Survivor: Game Changers – Finale” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/7

Survivor: Game Changers – Reunion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Shots Fired” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.3/10
Men 18-34: 1.8/10
Women 18-49: 3.1/11
Men 18-49: 1.9/8

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Fargo” (FX)
0.66 household rating
1.041 million viewers
0.24 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.11
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.17
Men 18-49: 0.31

Archer” (FXX)
0.27 household rating
0.415 million viewers
0.23 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.31

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 5/24/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, May 24:

* 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
43 59 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:00 PM 30 862 0.20
39 55 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 914 0.21
23 26 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 30 1189 0.28
22 21 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:30 PM 31 1208 0.30
29 26 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 1038 0.28
34 36 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 951 0.26
58 47 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 682 0.23
55 21 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 761 0.30
33 9 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 964 0.40
27 7 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1099 0.50
44 10 SAMURAI JACK ADSM 10:00 PM 30 856 0.39
25 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1133 0.54
41 32 AMC MOVIE: TOMBSTONE AMC 8:00 PM 180 881 0.27
20 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1254 0.42
76 76 THEN AND NOW W/ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 497 0.16
91 55 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 386 0.21
82 40 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 446 0.24
85 40 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 416 0.24
79 25 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 90 485 0.29
89 83 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 406 0.15
16 17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1378 0.32
19 19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1285 0.31
15 15 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1388 0.34
77 76 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 60 488 0.16
71 65 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 61 552 0.18
63 65 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 10:01 PM 61 617 0.18
65 65 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 7:50 PM 25 584 0.18
67 83 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:15 PM 25 573 0.15
78 89 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:40 PM 25 486 0.14
52 89 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 810 0.14
49 89 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 825 0.14
47 76 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 845 0.16
30 65 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 992 0.18
44 32 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 856 0.27
81 59 E:60 ESPN 8:00 PM 90 460 0.20
88 65 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: BELIEVELAND ESPN 9:30 PM 90 413 0.18
59 62 CHOPPED ALL-STARS FOOD 8:00 PM 60 655 0.19
70 83 BAKERS VS FAKERS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 557 0.15
57 55 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 687 0.21
1 32 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2828 0.27
4 21 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2572 0.30
3 26 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2601 0.28
68 59 BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 8:30 PM 150 564 0.20
92 83 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 10:00 PM 60 380 0.15
35 47 FX MOVIE PRIME: JACK REACHER FX 6:59 PM 181 938 0.23
28 40 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 65 1041 0.24
99 83 FXX MOVIE PRIME FXX 7:30 PM 150 279 0.15
86 47 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 415 0.23
100 98 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:30 PM 30 246 0.13
61 76 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 637 0.16
75 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 510 0.14
69 98 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 558 0.13
73 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 528 0.14
66 89 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 578 0.14
25 52 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1133 0.22
11 14 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1571 0.35
13 15 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1462 0.34
14 17 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1403 0.32
24 62 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1175 0.19
17 36 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1377 0.26
96 98 FORENSIC FILES HLN 10:30 PM 30 339 0.13
53 65 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 790 0.18
36 40 HEAR NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 925 0.24
46 36 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 851 0.26
80 65 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 475 0.18
37 11 LITTLE WOMEN ATL REUNION LIF 9:00 PM 62 918 0.36
72 76 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 10:04 PM 58 543 0.16
9 39 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2023 0.25
2 11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2697 0.36
5 19 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2189 0.31
74 26 CATFISH: STILL HOOKED MTV 8:00 PM 61 518 0.28
95 62 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 61 344 0.19
18 47 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1286 0.23
21 55 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1212 0.21
38 52 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 915 0.22
42 40 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 869 0.24
40 26 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 892 0.28
48 32 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 833 0.27
83 83 SPIKE TV MOVIE: FORREST GUMP SPIKE 10:30 PM 210 424 0.15
93 76 SYFY MOVIE: UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS SYFY 9:00 PM 120 364 0.16
12 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1552 0.55
10 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1915 0.68
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2103 0.71
6 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2129 0.71
8 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2090 0.72
32 11 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 981 0.36
31 21 MY 600-LB LIFE: WHERE ARE TLC 8:00 PM 121 986 0.30
51 47 BIG & LITTLE TLC 10:01 PM 61 812 0.23
54 26 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: EDGE OF TOMORROW TNT 8:00 PM 150 789 0.28
62 52 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: EDGE OF TOMORROW TNT 10:30 PM 150 632 0.22
64 89 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 591 0.14
84 65 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 419 0.18
86 65 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 415 0.18
90 65 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 405 0.18
97 75 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 333 0.17
50 89 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 813 0.14
60 40 MOVIE, USA: G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA USA 8:00 PM 150 646 0.24
56 40 MOVIE, USA: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION USA 10:30 PM 150 689 0.24
94 76 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 8:00 PM 60 351 0.16
98 89 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE VH1 9:00 PM 150 315 0.14

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 5/24/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dirty Dancing …………. 1.35 … 1.60
    Survivor …………………. 1.85 … 2.44
    Survivor-Reunion ……. 1.27 … 1.78
    Law & Order: SVU-rs .. 0.70 … 0.72
    Law & Order: SVU …… 1.32 … 2.00
    Shots Fired …………….. 0.90 … 1.17
    Empire …………………… 2.49 … 3.46
    Arrow …………………….. 0.61 … 0.92
    The 100 …………………. 0.33 … 0.49

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dirty Dancing ………….. 6578 … 7503
    Survivor …………………. 8376 .. 10175
    Survivor-Reunion …….. 5710 … 7315
    Law & Order: SVU-rs .. 4000 … 4110
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 6122 … 8277
    Shots Fired ……………… 3439 … 4255
    Empire ……………………. 6965 … 9193
    Arrow ……………………… 1723 … 2429
    The 100 ……………………. 914 … 1326

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