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Wednesday Final Nationals: CBS and Fox Split Victory

CBS and Fox once again shared top honors on Wednesday night. CBS, which devoted its entire prime time to the season finale of “Survivor Kaoh Rong”, was tops in total viewers (8.73 million) while Fox — featuring the season finale of hit serial drama “Empire” — led in all key demographics: adults 18-49 (2.7 rating/10 share), adults 18-34 (2.4/10), and adults 25-54 (3.2/9).

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Programming Insider Wednesday, May 18, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/6 5410 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
8:00 The Middle (f) 4.3/8 6728 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.2/7
8:30 The Goldbergs (f) 4.0/7 6393 1.1/5 1.9/7 2.4/7
9:00 Modern Family (f) 4.3/7 6791 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.6/7
9:31 black-ish (f) 3.3/5 5052 0.9/3 1.5/5 1.9/5
10:00 Nashville 2.7/5 3718 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 8725 1.3/6 1.9/7 2.7/8
8:00 Survivor: Kaoh Rong (f) 5.5/9 9540 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.9/8
10:13 Survivor: Kaoh Rong Reunion (s) 3.9/7 6419 1.0/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/7 5524 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
8:00 Heartbeat 2.7/5 3860 0.4/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
9:00 Law & Order: SVU 3.9/7 5778 0.9/3 1.3/4 1.7/5
10:00 Chicago P.D. 4.6/8 6933 1.0/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 4.8/8 7823 2.4/10 2.7/10 3.2/9
8:00 Rosewood 3.1/6 4766 1.1/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
9:00 Empire (f) 6.6/11 10880 3.7/15 4.1/13 4.6/13
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.1/2 1768 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
8:00 Arrow 1.3/2 1944 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.8/2
9:00 Supernatural 1.0/2 1591 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2055 0.9/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1415 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.2/2 2016 0.7/3
9:00 Univision+UDN Fútbol Mexicano America vs. Monterrey (s) (thru 11:30) 1.1/2 2164 1.0/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 587 0.3/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 146 0.1/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 261 0.2/1
9:00 La Viuda Negra (thru 11:00) 0.3/1 356 0.3/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 5/18/16

The Middle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Nashville” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.8/6

Survivor: Kaoh Rong Reunion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Heartbeat” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Rosewood” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 4.9/18
Men 18-34: 2.5/11
Women 18-49: 5.5/17
Men 18-49: 2.7/9

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Supernatural” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

The Americans” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.31

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.84
Men 18-34: 2.24
Women 18-49: 1.00
Men 18-49: 2.21

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 1.94
Men 18-34: 3.97
Women 18-49: 2.01
Men 18-49: 4.24

NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Tampa Bay Lightning” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.61
Women 18-49: 0.45
Men 18-49: 0.85

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 5/18/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, May 18:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
87 A&E MOVIE: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN A&E 8:00 PM 243 539 0.2
40 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 909 0.3
37 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 973 0.4
31 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1065 0.5
26 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1221 0.5
14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1732 0.8
9 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1848 0.9
92 AMC MOVIE: HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER AMC 10:00 PM 180 503 0.1
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1297 0.4
103 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:52 PM 32 474 0.3
94 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:56 PM 32 500 0.3
97 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:28 PM 32 493 0.3
92 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 503 0.3
91 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 505 0.3
58 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 766 0.1
74 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 609 0.1
108 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 454 0.1
85 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 8:00 PM 60 548 0.2
28 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 9:00 PM 61 1177 0.4
39 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 10:01 PM 60 925 0.3
56 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 778 0.2
64 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 681 0.1
75 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 606 0.1
78 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 572 0.1
101 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:00 PM 25 484 0.1
42 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 894 0.2
45 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:30 PM 30 878 0.2
46 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 848 0.1
44 JESSIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 889 0.2
46 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 848 0.1
50 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:30 PM 30 826 0.1
79 MLB WED NIGHT: WASHINGTON / NEW YORK METS ESPN 7:00 PM 233 569 0.2
76 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 30 595 0.2
59 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 30 741 0.3
70 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 627 0.2
66 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 636 0.2
63 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 30 687 0.2
73 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 615 0.2
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3132 0.3
3 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2530 0.2
4 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2160 0.3
65 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: MRS. DOUBTFIRE FRFM 8:00 PM 180 645 0.3
51 FX MOVIE PRIME: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE FX 8:00 PM 120 823 0.3
52 THE AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 68 817 0.2
98 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 492 0.1
89 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 524 0.1
SKIN WARS GSN 9:00 PM 60 212 0.0
SKIN WARS GSN 10:00 PM 60 392 0.1
29 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1161 0.3
17 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1632 0.4
16 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1661 0.3
20 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1498 0.3
22 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1336 0.3
6 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 2024 0.4
19 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1569 0.4
30 PAWN STARS HIST 10:36 PM 28 1157 0.3
55 20/20 ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 786 0.2
48 MURDER U ID 9:00 PM 60 845 0.2
32 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 10:00 PM 60 1064 0.3
100 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 485 0.0
72 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 617 0.2
36 LITTLE WOMEN LA SPECIAL LIF 9:00 PM 62 975 0.4
38 LITTLE WOMEN NY LIF 10:02 PM 60 938 0.3
82 MOVIE: UNDERCOVER WIFE LMN 8:00 PM 120 558 0.1
49 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 836 0.1
33 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1051 0.1
54 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 809 0.1
60 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 61 735 0.4
34 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 1026 0.3
35 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1001 0.3
43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 893 0.2
41 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 901 0.3
12 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 3: PITTSBURGH / TAMPA BAY (1.05 HH) NBCSN 8:08 PM 170 1752 0.6
95 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBCSN 10:58 PM 62 497 0.2
81 SOUTHERN JUSTICE NGC 9:00 PM 60 561 0.1
24 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1306 0.2
27 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1179 0.2
66 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 636 0.2
69 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 629 0.1
62 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 690 0.1
68 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 632 0.1
99 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 487 0.1
96 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:23 PM 24 494 0.1
104 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:47 PM 25 466 0.1
104 SYFY MOVIE: THE LONE RANGER SYFY 6:00 PM 180 466 0.1
61 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN CARTER (2012) SYFY 9:00 PM 180 718 0.2
21 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1394 0.5
18 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1601 0.6
15 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1724 0.6
8 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1894 0.7
5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2054 0.7
7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1956 0.7
83 MY 600 LB. LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 60 556 0.2
57 MY 600 LB. LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 122 774 0.2
11 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME SHOW: (1.19 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 62 1809 0.7
1 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 2: OKLAHOMA CITY / GOLDEN STATE (4.71 HH) TNT 9:02 PM 156 7573 3.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:38 PM 37 3408 1.5
THE DUNK KING TNT 12:15 AM 91 1691 0.8
80 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 9:00 PM 60 562 0.1
112 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 440 0.1
83 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 556 0.2
86 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:00 PM 30 543 0.1
90 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:30 PM 30 520 0.1
88 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 528 0.1
77 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 588 0.1
110 LOPEZ TVL 10:00 PM 30 442 0.1
53 LIGA MX 5/18: SF: AMERICA / MONTERREY (0.43 HH) UDN 9:00 PM 150 815 0.4
13 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1737 0.3
10 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1828 0.3
23 ROYAL PAINS USA 10:00 PM 61 1333 0.2
71 FAMILY THERAPY VH1 8:00 PM 60 621 0.3

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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