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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ Starts Off Well for CBS

Michigan-Tulsa on truTV Draws 2nd Best 'First Four' Game Audience To-Date

CBS was the all-around winner on this Wednesday night.

For the fourth consecutive week, “Survivor Kaoh Rong” rose in total viewers from its respective previous week’s telecast to yet another new season-high.

Criminal Minds” drew its most-watched telecast in live+same day viewers since its season premiere from Sep. 30, 2015.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, starring the return of Gary Sinise to CBS prime time, scored good debut ratings at 10 p.m. retaining 91 percent (in total viewers), 84 percent (in adults 18-49) and 85 percent (in adults 25-54) of its lead-in, its parent show “Criminal Minds”.

On cable, college basketball’s “Michigan vs. Tulsa” on truTV drew 2.162 million viewers — the second most-watched NCAA “First Four” game ever, behind only Iowa-Tennessee from Mar. 19, 2014 (2.227 million).

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Programming Insider Wednesday, March 16, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.9/7 6101 1.0/5 1.7/6 2.2/7
8:00 The Middle 4.5/8 7153 1.0/5 1.7/7 2.4/8
8:30 The Goldbergs 4.1/7 6690 1.1/5 2.0/7 2.6/8
9:00 Modern Family 5.0/9 8140 1.6/7 2.5/9 3.3/9
9:31 black-ish 3.9/7 6119 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.4/7
10:00 Nashville 3.0/5 4220 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.8/10 9394 1.0/5 1.9/7 2.7/8
8:00 Survivor: Kaoh Rong 5.6/10 9499 1.3/6 2.1/8 3.0/10
9:00 Criminal Minds 6.1/10 9801 1.0/4 1.9/7 2.7/8
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (p) 5.7/10 8881 0.8/4 1.6/6 2.3/7
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4363 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (r) 3.1/6 4715 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (r) 2.9/5 4288 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.2/3
10:00 Chicago P.D. (r) 2.7/5 4086 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.3/4 3648 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Rosewood 2.4/4 3724 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:00 Hell’s Kitchen 2.2/4 3571 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 904 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 0.6/1 968 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 0.5/1 841 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1944 0.7/3
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.0/2 1927 0.7/3
8:01 Sueño de Amor 1.0/2 1863 0.7/3
9:01 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2144 0.8/3
10:04 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.0/2 1801 0.7/2

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 3/16/16

The Middle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.9/8
Men 18-34: 1.4/7
Women 18-49: 2.9/9
Men 18-49: 2.1/8

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Nashville” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.7/7
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.6/9
Men 18-49: 1.6/7

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Rosewood” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Americans” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.31

Underground” (WGN America)
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.24

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 3/16/16

What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, March 16:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.411 million viewers (0.34 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.774 (0.35)

  3. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): 2.621 (0.92)

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): 2.567 (0.95)

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 2.471 (0.89)
  6. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.464 (0.36)

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 2.380 (0.90)

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 2.352 (0.87)

  9. College Basketball: NCAA Men’s Tournament First Four: Memphis vs. Tulsa” (truTV, 9:07-11:25 p.m., 1.37 household rating): 2.162 million viewers (0.74 adults 18-49 rating)

  10. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 2.161 (0.56)
  11. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.983 (0.89)

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.980 (0.70)

  13. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 10-11 p.m.): 1.871 (0.50)

  14. “American Pickers” (History, 9-10:03 p.m.): 1.806 (0.31)

  15. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.762 (0.75)
  16. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 8-9 p.m.): 1.537 (0.36)

  17. “American Pickers” (History, 8-9 p.m.): 1.437 (0.23)

  18. College Basketball Bridge” (truTV, 8:49-9:07 p.m., 0.93 household rating): 1.412 million viewers (0.45 adults 18-49 rating)

  19. “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.396 (0.20)

  20. “Little Women L.A.” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.363 (0.55)


  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 1.304 (0.27)

  • “Little Women Atlanta” (Lifetime, 10:02-11:02 p.m.): 1.294 (0.54)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life” (TLC, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.281 (0.40)

  • “CNN Tonight” (CNN, 10-11 p.m.): 1.229 (0.27)

  • NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets” (ESPN, 9:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m., 0.83 household rating): 1.221 million viewers (0.49 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 1.208 (0.28)

  • “Mob Wives” (VH1, 8-9 p.m.): 1.134 (0.51)

  • “The Americans” (FX, 10-11:12 p.m.): 1.113 (0.28)

  • “Underground” (WGN America, 10-10:57 p.m.): 0.989 (0.27)

  • “Evil Stepmothers” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 0.952 (0.25)

  • “Face Off” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.913 (0.30)

  • “Web of Lies” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.912 (0.24)

  • “Restaurant Impossible” (Food Network, 9-10 p.m.): 0.911 (0.27)

  • “Venom Hunters” (Discovery, 10-11 p.m.): 0.857 (0.32)

  • “Dual Survival Special” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 0.837 (0.29)

  • “Wahlburgers” (A&E, 9-9:30 p.m.): 0.788 (0.34)

  • “Wahlburgers” (A&E, 9:30-10:01 p.m.): 0.759 (0.33)

  • NHL Hockey: Philadelphia Flyers @ Chicago Blackhawks” (NBCSN, 8:02-10:36 p.m., 0.45 household rating): 0.730 million viewers (0.24 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life-Extended” (TLC, 8-9 p.m.): 0.689 (0.21)

  • “Donny Loves Jenny” (A&E, 10:01-10:31 p.m.): 0.685 (0.29)

  • CONCACAF: Santos vs. America” (Univision Deportes, 9:55-11:57 p.m., 0.32 household rating): 0.670 million viewers (0.35 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Younger” (TV Land, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.654 (0.24)

  • “Fat Chance” (TLC, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 0.646 (0.22)

  • “Donny Loves Jenny” (A&E, 10:31-11:02 p.m.): 0.644 (0.25)

  • “Broad City” (Comedy Central, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.640 (0.37)

  • “Family Therapy” (VH1, 9-10 p.m.): 0.621 (0.28)

  • “Baby Daddy” (Freeform, 8:30-9 p.m.): 0.530 (0.24)

  • “Young & Hungry” (Freeform, 8-8:30 p.m.): 0.518 (0.26)

  • “My Crazy Ex” (LMN, 9-10 p.m.): 0.474 (0.19)

  • “Catfish: The TV Show Special” (MTV, 10:05-11:06 p.m.): 0.428 (0.25)


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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