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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘Legion’ on FX Debuts as Night’s Top Original Scripted Cable Telecast

The Big-4 each had a share in Wednesday night leadership. CBS was tops among total viewers (6.05 million), while ABC was the outright leader in adults 18-49 (1.5 rating/6 share) and adults 25-54 (2.0/6). ABC, NBC and Fox were tied for No. 1 in adults 18-34 (0.8/4).

The highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed series premiere of Marvel’s “Legion” on FX, developed by “Fargo” TV scribe Noah Hawley, delivered 1.62 million viewers and a 0.69 adults 18-49 rating, ranking as the top original scripted telecast on cable for the evening. Among adults 18-49, only the NBA matchup of Chicago-Golden State on ESPN (0.79 rating) rated above “Legion” on cable for an original telecast in prime time.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, February 8, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 5256 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.0/6
8:00 The Goldbergs 250 93 3.7/7 6194 1.0/5 1.8/7 2.3/7
8:30 Speechless 250 93 3.3/6 5538 0.9/4 1.6/6 2.1/6
9:00 Modern Family 250 93 4.4/7 7337 1.3/6 2.3/8 2.8/8
9:31 black-ish 250 93 3.4/6 5314 0.8/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
10:00 Match Game 250 93 2.3/4 3543 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.3/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.8/7 6045 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.6/5
8:00 Hunted 254 93 3.3/6 5367 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.7/5
9:00 Criminal Minds 254 93 4.3/7 6700 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
10:00 Code Black 254 93 3.9/7 6068 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.8/7 5951 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Blindspot 246 93 3.0/5 4641 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 246 93 4.4/8 6926 1.1/5 1.6/6 2.1/6
10:02 Chicago P.D. 246 93 4.0/8 6265 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/5
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 5202 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Lethal Weapon 257 93 3.9/7 6249 0.7/4 1.3/5 1.8/5
9:01 Star 258 93 2.6/4 4119 1.0/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
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 1311 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.5/1
8:00 Arrow 248 91 1.0/2 1608 0.5/3 0.6/2 0.7/2
9:00 The 100 248 91 0.7/1 1013 0.4/2 0.4/1 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2170 0.7/3
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1906 0.6/3
8:00 Pequeños Gigantes USA 1.1/2 2115 0.6/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.1/2 2221 0.7/2
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.2/2 2174 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1271 0.6/2
6:00 Cine Los Indestructibles (2010) 0.2/0 453 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.5/1 918 0.3/1
9:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.4/1 804 0.3/1
9:34 Fútbol Internacional
México vs. Islandia (s) (thru 12:09 a.m.)
0.8/2 1557 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/1 1414 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 La Fan (preliminary) 0.7/1 1116 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.8/1 1427 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:00 El Chema (preliminary) 0.9/2 1698 0.6/3 0.7/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 2/08/17

The Goldbergs” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Speechless” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Modern Family” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.7/9
Men 18-49: 1.9/7

black-ish” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Match Game” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Hunted” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Criminal Minds” (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

Code Black” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Law & Order: SVU” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Chicago P.D.” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Lethal Weapon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Star” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Arrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Legion” (FX, 10:00-11:31 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.43
Men 18-34: 0.62
Women 18-49: 0.54
Men 18-49: 0.86

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 2/08/17

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, February 8:

* 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
87 95 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:00 PM 29 549 0.16
80 72 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:31 PM 29 588 0.20
85 72 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:00 PM 30 559 0.20
76 54 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:33 PM 30 619 0.24
77 58 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 10:03 PM 31 602 0.23
79 61 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 10:34 PM 31 594 0.22
74 61 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 626 0.22
71 52 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 643 0.25
44 18 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1043 0.45
31 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1290 0.61
28 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1401 0.71
17 1 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1569 0.84
54 24 THE QUAD BET 10:00 PM 60 842 0.35
94 79 GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 442 0.18
99 72 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:56 PM 32 357 0.20
96 72 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:28 PM 32 404 0.20
95 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 412 0.21
98 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 401 0.21
97 58 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 10:00 PM 30 403 0.23
24 37 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1448 0.30
38 47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1169 0.26
40 52 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1100 0.25
29 33 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 60 1390 0.32
4 11 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 60 2802 0.63
21 18 BERING SEA GOLD DISC 10:00 PM 60 1485 0.45
50 54 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 883 0.24
58 61 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 797 0.22
60 65 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:55 PM 25 734 0.21
68 79 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 9:20 PM 25 689 0.18
83 85 PJ MASKS DISJR 9:45 PM 25 574 0.17
48 95 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 966 0.16
47 85 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 976 0.17
43 85 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1047 0.17
39 79 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1135 0.18
37 85 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1174 0.17
41 85 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1089 0.17
20 12 NBA REGULAR SEASON: L.A. CLIPPERS @ NEW YORK (0.95 HH) ESPN 8:01 PM 157 1541 0.62
10 3 NBA REGULAR SEASON: CHICAGO @ GOLDEN STATE (1.19 HH) ESPN 10:38 PM 140 1958 0.79
56 41 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 8:00 PM 60 819 0.29
52 43 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 9:00 PM 60 872 0.28
53 47 BAKERS VS FAKERS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 855 0.26
1 21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 4251 0.40
2 36 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3326 0.31
3 28 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3081 0.34
36 17 FX MOVIE PRIME: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST FX 7:00 PM 180 1182 0.49
16 8 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 91 1622 0.69
92 65 FXX MOVIE PRIME: JUST GO WITH IT FXX 7:29 PM 151 466 0.21
86 28 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 10:00 PM 30 551 0.34
21 24 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1485 0.35
11 22 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1876 0.37
15 37 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1646 0.30
23 47 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1459 0.26
30 37 TIME MACHINE HIST 8:00 PM 120 1339 0.30
18 22 SIX HIST 10:00 PM 60 1550 0.37
35 43 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 1238 0.28
34 43 I, WITNESS ID 9:00 PM 60 1243 0.28
19 33 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 10:00 PM 60 1545 0.32
89 79 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 542 0.18
42 20 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 9:00 PM 62 1066 0.44
78 54 VIVICA’S BLACK MAGIC LIF 10:02 PM 60 596 0.24
26 85 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1437 0.17
9 47 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2013 0.26
14 65 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1678 0.21
84 28 TEEN MOM BEING THE EDWARD MTV 8:00 PM 60 571 0.34
73 24 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 5 MTV 9:00 PM 60 631 0.35
100 99 AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL MTV 10:00 PM 60 262 0.15
66 77 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 694 0.19
63 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 701 0.21
57 54 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 809 0.24
59 43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 785 0.28
65 47 NHL REGULAR SEASON: CHICAGO @ MINNESOTA (0.41 HH) NBCSN 8:03 PM 174 696 0.26
74 85 ALASKA STATE TROOPERS NGC 10:00 PM 60 626 0.17
45 61 RIDE NICK 8:00 PM 30 1042 0.22
51 79 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 873 0.18
70 95 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 8:00 PM 30 651 0.16
64 99 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 699 0.15
69 95 BLAZE NKJR 10:48 PM 24 681 0.16
91 85 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THOR SPIKE 8:00 PM 150 483 0.17
93 77 SPIKE TV MOVIE: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE SPIKE 10:30 PM 150 460 0.19
49 24 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 9:00 PM 60 913 0.35
81 79 THE EXPANSE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 587 0.18
12 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1817 0.66
6 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 2264 0.79
8 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2164 0.74
5 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2332 0.80
7 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2177 0.76
25 14 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1440 0.52
27 15 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 120 1421 0.50
46 41 TOO CLOSE TO HOME TLC 10:00 PM 64 1027 0.29
61 58 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE HELP TNT 8:00 PM 180 726 0.23
82 85 EXP UNKNOWN REPACK TRAV 9:00 PM 60 579 0.17
88 65 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 545 0.21
90 72 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:30 PM 30 532 0.20
55 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 838 0.17
72 28 SELECCION MEXICANA 2/8: MEXICO / ISLANDIA (0.35 HH) UDN 9:34 PM 155 634 0.34
13 15 MOVIE, USA: JOHN WICK USA 8:00 PM 120 1735 0.50
32 33 SUITS USA 10:00 PM 63 1275 0.32
33 9 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1259 0.67
66 28 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 9:00 PM 60 694 0.34
62 37 AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 23 VH1 10:00 PM 60 708 0.30

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Wednesday 2/08/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 1.76 … 2.38
    Speechless …………….. 1.62 … 2.02
    Modern Family ………… 2.26 … 3.42
    black-ish ………………… 1.55 … 2.21
    Match Game …………… 0.96 … 1.16
    Hunted …………………… 1.22 … 1.54
    Criminal Minds ………… 1.17 … 1.87
    Code Black …………….. 0.93 … 1.50
    Blindspot ……………….. 0.95 … 1.54
    Law & Order: SVU …… 1.64 … 2.56
    Chicago PD ……………. 1.30 … 2.05
    Lethal Weapon ………… 1.30 … 1.81
    Star ……………………….. 1.31 … 1.84
    Arrow …………………….. 0.56 … 0.91
    The 100 ………………….. 0.37 … 0.59

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Goldbergs ………………. 6195 … 7563
    Speechless …………….. 5539 … 6516
    Modern Family ……….. 7338 .. 10339
    black-ish ………………… 5315 … 7130
    Match Game …………… 3543 … 4246
    Hunted …………………… 5369 … 6292
    Criminal Minds ……….. 6702 … 9273
    Code Black …………….. 6068 … 8746
    Blindspot ………………… 4641 … 6682
    Law & Order: SVU ……. 6926 … 9539
    Chicago PD …………….. 6265 … 9306
    Lethal Weapon ………… 6249 … 8071
    Star ……………………….. 4119 … 5345
    Arrow …………………….. 1608 … 2387
    The 100 ………………….. 1013 … 1536