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Wednesday Final Nationals: Freshman Series Hold Up Well on Second Wednesday of 2016-17

Fox was the overall winner on Wednesday. “Empire”, which featured a police brutality storyline, remained as Wednesday night’s top telecast. Earlier in the evening, week two of cop-buddy action-dramedy “Lethal Weapon” retained much of its ratings from its week-ago series premiere telecast:

Episode #2 of “Lethal Weapon” (Fox) erosion from series premiere:
Total Viewers: -9 percent (7.234 million from 7.932 million)
Adults 18-49: -9 percent (2.0 rating from a 2.2 rating)

ABC’s new comedy “Speechless” also maintained well…

Episode #2 of “Speechless” (ABC) erosion from series premiere:
Total Viewers: -13 percent (6.431 million from 7.383 million)
Adults 18-49: -10 percent (1.8 rating from a 2.0 rating)

… And although “Designated Survivor” took a bit more of a negative hit percentage-wise compared to ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Speechless’, …

Episode #2 of “Designated Survivor” (ABC) erosion from series premiere:
Total Viewers: -21 percent (7.966 million from 10.037 million)
Adults 18-49: -18 percent (1.8 rating from a 2.2 rating)

… the new Kiefer Sutherland drama still easily prevailed for ABC in the 10 p.m. hour.

Over on CBS, the addition of Rob Lowe to its cast didn’t boost “Code Black” which its second season premiered on-par to its inaugural season figures.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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 6999 1.1/5 1.9/7 2.5/7
8:00 The Goldbergs 249 94 3.9/7 6580 1.1/5 1.9/8 2.5/8
8:30 Speechless 249 94 3.9/7 6431 0.9/4 1.8/7 2.4/7
9:00 Modern Family 249 94 4.5/8 7413 1.4/6 2.3/8 3.0/8
9:31 black-ish 249 94 3.5/6 5576 1.0/4 1.6/5 2.2/6
10:00 Designated Survivor 249 94 5.0/9 7966 1.0/4 1.8/6 2.4/7
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 8151 1.0/5 1.7/6 2.3/7
8:00 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X 254 94 5.5/10 9164 1.3/6 2.1/8 2.9/9
9:00 Criminal Minds (p) 254 94 5.6/9 8924 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.5/7
10:00 Code Black (p) 254 94 4.2/8 6366 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.9/7 5944 1.1/5 1.5/5 1.8/5
8:00 Blindspot 244 94 3.6/6 5604 0.9/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
9:00 Law & Order: SVU 244 94 4.0/7 6090 1.3/6 1.6/5 1.9/5
10:00 Chicago PD 244 94 3.9/7 6139 1.1/5 1.5/5 1.8/6
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 8442 2.2/10 2.8/10 3.3/10
8:00 Lethal Weapon 255 94 4.5/8 7234 1.4/6 2.0/8 2.5/8
9:00 Empire 255 94 5.8/10 9650 3.1/13 3.7/12 4.1/12
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1181 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (r) 245 85 0.8/1 1261 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 245 85 0.7/1 1167 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 245 85 0.6/1 1035 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 1.0/2 1818 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1473 0.5/2
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/2 1569 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.2/2 2155 0.7/3
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.0/2 1731 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 465 0.1/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 375 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 612 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 497 0.1/0
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 286 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1801 0.8/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1674 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/2 1426 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.1/2 1850 0.8/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2 2128 1.0/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 9/28/16

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 2.0/7

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Designated Survivor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.4/9
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

Criminal Minds” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Code Black” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Chicago PD” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Lethal Weapon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.5/6
Men 18-34: 1.2/6
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 1.8/7

Empire” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 4.0/16
Men 18-34: 2.1/10
Women 18-49: 4.8/15
Men 18-49: 2.6/9

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
Women 18-34: 2.39
Men 18-34: 1.53
Women 18-49: 1.97
Men 18-49: 1.41

South Park” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.67
Men 18-34: 2.15
Women 18-49: 0.53
Men 18-49: 1.66

Legends” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.22
Men 18-34: 0.64
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.53

Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.68
Men 18-49: 0.22

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
Women 18-34: 0.45
Men 18-34: 0.35
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.58

MLB Baseball: Colorado @ San Francisco” (ESPN)
0.34 household rating
0.463 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.05
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.06
Men 18-49: 0.27

Copa MX Octavos de Final: América vs. Veracruz” (UDN)
0.27 household rating
0.459 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.12
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.13
Men 18-49: 0.35

Presidential Town Hall” (CNN)
1.21 household rating
1.768 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.23
Women 18-49: 0.37
Men 18-49: 0.44

Ultimate Fighter” (FS1)
0.20 household rating
0.301 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.11
Men 18-49: 0.18

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 9/28/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, September 28:

* 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
84 84 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:00 PM 28 589 0.15
81 93 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:28 PM 28 609 0.13
78 90 STORAGE WARS XTRA A&E 8:56 PM 5 645 0.13
86 92 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:01 PM 28 582 0.13
81 87 STORAGE WARS XTRA A&E 9:29 PM 5 609 0.14
76 85 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:34 PM 28 665 0.15
77 88 STORAGE WARS XTRA A&E 10:02 PM 5 655 0.14
73 77 STORAGE WARS A&E 10:07 PM 29 698 0.17
74 67 STORAGE WARS A&E 10:36 PM 30 690 0.20
68 42 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 30 718 0.27
50 23 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 848 0.35
31 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1215 0.50
21 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1340 0.60
87 94 AMC MOVIE: OPEN RANGE AMC 7:00 PM 180 580 0.12
98 78 AMC MOVIE: TRUE GRIT (2010) AMC 10:00 PM 150 511 0.17
56 20 DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 811 0.35
22 33 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1338 0.30
11 18 CNN PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL CNN 9:00 PM 77 1768 0.40
23 32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:17 PM 43 1330 0.31
72 19 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 704 0.38
65 17 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 744 0.42
52 14 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 842 0.48
37 7 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 1025 0.61
10 2 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 1786 1.09
80 21 LEGENDS CMDY 10:30 PM 30 615 0.35
99 81 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 509 0.16
63 45 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 9:00 PM 61 768 0.27
30 36 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS DSNY 7:00 PM 95 1256 0.29
38 57 ELENA OF AVALOR DSNY 8:35 PM 25 1016 0.23
42 71 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 981 0.19
51 89 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 844 0.14
41 79 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 988 0.17
44 82 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:30 PM 30 974 0.16
69 54 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 717 0.23
70 58 SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISJR 8:25 PM 5 713 0.22
75 66 MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH DISJR 8:30 PM 25 668 0.20
90 83 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 8:55 PM 25 557 0.16
43 30 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 979 0.31
57 46 BOTCHED BY NATURE E! 9:00 PM 60 801 0.25
96 76 BOTCHED: POST-OP E! 10:00 PM 30 529 0.18
55 28 WORST COOKS 9 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 817 0.32
25 15 WORST COOKS 9 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1301 0.46
61 38 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 772 0.29
1 22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3548 0.35
3 26 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3062 0.34
4 40 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2562 0.28
64 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: THOR: THE DARK WORLD FX 7:29 PM 151 762 0.34
2 1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 60 3078 1.69
93 86 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 545 0.15
95 74 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 540 0.18
92 70 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 548 0.19
32 51 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1212 0.24
23 43 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 60 1330 0.27
39 37 PAWN STARS HIST 10:00 PM 31 1012 0.29
47 31 PAWN STARS HIST 10:31 PM 32 959 0.31
27 24 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1295 0.35
15 27 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1545 0.32
17 34 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1522 0.29
16 29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1535 0.31
36 47 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 1043 0.24
39 50 BETRAYED ID 9:00 PM 60 1012 0.24
45 44 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 10:00 PM 60 972 0.27
49 41 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 887 0.27
19 11 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1449 0.51
28 10 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 10:02 PM 60 1283 0.53
26 72 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1299 0.18
9 55 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1845 0.23
12 69 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1658 0.19
97 39 CATFISH S5B UNTOLD STORIES MTV 10:00 PM 61 516 0.28
85 91 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 587 0.13
91 95 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:30 PM 30 554 0.11
89 96 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:00 PM 30 562 0.11
54 61 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 833 0.22
66 64 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 738 0.20
93 80 YOUNGER NAN 10:00 PM 34 545 0.16
34 60 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1165 0.22
33 52 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1195 0.24
13 16 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 10:00 PM 60 1593 0.45
67 53 GHOST HUNTERS SYFY 9:00 PM 60 732 0.23
88 75 PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 60 566 0.18
20 12 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1441 0.50
8 6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1913 0.67
6 4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2241 0.84
5 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2359 0.88
7 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2135 0.78
18 9 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1502 0.58
46 48 REGULAR SHOW TOON 8:00 PM 30 960 0.24
62 73 STEVEN UNIVERSE TOON 8:30 PM 30 769 0.18
100 68 TODDLERS & TIARAS: GAME O TLC 8:00 PM 60 508 0.20
79 59 TODDLERS & TIARAS TLC 9:00 PM 61 620 0.22
48 56 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 941 0.23
53 62 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 837 0.21
59 63 CASTLE TNT 10:00 PM 60 781 0.21
60 97 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:00 PM 30 776 0.11
83 100 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:30 PM 30 607 0.08
71 99 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 711 0.10
58 98 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 786 0.10
14 35 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1563 0.29
29 49 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1265 0.24
35 65 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1142 0.20

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 09/28/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 1.93 … 2.54
    Speechless …………….. 1.81 … 2.36
    Modern Family ………… 2.28 … 3.52
    black-ish ………………… 1.62 … 2.27
    Designated Survivor …. 1.79 … 3.27
    Survivor ………………….. 2.09 … 2.59
    Criminal Minds ………… 1.86 … 2.70
    Code Black …………….. 1.18 … 1.79
    Blindspot ………………… 1.29 … 1.97
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 1.56 … 2.38
    Chicago PD …………….. 1.51 … 2.29
    Lethal Weapon ………… 1.99 … 2.62
    Empire ……………………. 3.69 … 5.09
    Penn&Teller:Fool Us-r .. 0.30 … 0.30
    Whose Line ……………… 0.35 … 0.45
    Whose Line-r …………… 0.32 … 0.36

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 6581 … 8040
    Speechless …………….. 6342 … 8051
    Modern Family ……….. 7414 .. 10392
    black-ish ………………… 5577 … 7304
    Designated Survivor … 7967 .. 13538
    Survivor …………………. 9166 .. 10803
    Criminal Minds ……….. 8926 .. 11819
    Code Black …………….. 6367 … 9146
    Blindspot ……………….. 5602 … 7821
    Law & Order: SVU …… 6056 … 8416
    Chicago PD ……………. 6139 … 9038
    Lethal Weapon ……….. 7234 … 9196
    Empire …………………… 9650 .. 12839
    Penn&Teller:Fool Us-r . 1261 … 1275
    Whose Line …………….. 1167 … 1395
    Whose Line-r ………….. 1035 … 1114