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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘MasterChef’ Lifts Fox to Young Adults Victory

NBC was on top Wednesday night among total viewers (5.87 million) and adults 25-54 (1.5 rating/5 share).

With two back-to-back episodes of “MasterChef”, Fox won the night among adults 18-49 (1.2/4) and adults 18-34 (0.7/4).

On ESPN2, “U.S. Open Tennis” in prime time (793,000 viewers) went up 10 percent from the year-ago evening (721,000 viewers on Aug. 31. 2016).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, August 30, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/4 2936 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 258 92 1.9/4 2829 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
8:30 Speechless (r) 253 92 1.5/3 2258 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.8/3
9:00 Modern Family (r) 257 92 1.8/3 2756 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:31 American Housewife (r) 253 92 1.6/3 2469 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
10:00 20/20: City Under Water (s) 253 92 2.4/5 3647 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 4160 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
8:00 Big Brother 19 254 92 3.8/7 6200 1.2/7 1.8/8 2.2/8
9:00 Salvation 254 92 2.2/4 3442 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
10:00 Criminal Minds (r) 254 92 1.9/4 2838 0.2/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/7 5871 0.7/4 1.1/5 1.5/5
8:00 America’s Got Talent 244 90 6.6/12 11092 1.2/7 1.9/9 2.6/9
9:01 Marlon 244 90 2.9/5 4557 0.7/4 1.1/4 1.4/5
9:30 Marlon 244 90 2.2/4 3455 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (r) 241 89 1.6/3 2404 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.2/4 3652 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.5/5
8:00 MasterChef 258 92 2.1/4 3508 0.7/4 1.1/5 1.4/5
9:00 MasterChef 258 92 2.3/4 3797 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.5/5
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 662 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Vixen (s) 250 90 0.4/1 662 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1620 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1603 0.5/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.9/2 1519 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1703 0.6/2
10:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.9/2 1637 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 379 0.1/1
7:00 La Candidata 0.2/0 254 0.1/0
8:00 Totalmente Diva (r) 0.2/0 323 0.1/0
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.3/0 427 0.1/1
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.2/0 387 0.1/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1761 0.6/4 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.9/2 1488 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.9/2 1547 0.5/3 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1698 0.6/3 0.7/3
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 2039 0.8/5 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 8/30/17

20/20: City Under Water” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Big Brother 19” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/6
Women 18-49: 2.2/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/7

Salvation” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/7
Women 18-49: 2.2/9
Men 18-49: 1.7/8

Marlon” (NBC, 9:01 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Marlon” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

MasterChef” (Fox, 9 p.m.)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Vixen” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Snowfall” (FX)
0.58 household rating
0.914 million viewers
0.44 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.35
Women 18-49: 0.31
Men 18-49: 0.57

Suits” (USA)
1.03 household rating
1.512 million viewers
0.39 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.28
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.40

The Sinner” (USA)
1.21 household rating
1.837 million viewers
0.52 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.44
Men 18-34: 0.40
Women 18-49: 0.64
Men 18-49: 0.41

Greenleaf” (OWN)
0.98 household rating
1.357 million viewers
0.33 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.08
Women 18-49: 0.46
Men 18-49: 0.20

Younger” (TV Land)
0.62 household rating
0.828 million viewers
0.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.09
Women 18-49: 0.43
Men 18-49: 0.14

Live+3 Days Ratings – Wednesday 8/30/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC THE GOLDBERGS R 0.57 0.59 3% 2834 2902 2%
ABC SPEECHLESS R 0.51 0.52 1% 2259 2281 1%
ABC MODERN FAMILY R 0.66 0.73 10% 2757 2923 6%
ABC AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE-WED R 0.65 0.71 9% 2477 2607 5%
ABC 20/20: CITY UNDER WATER S 0.75 0.81 8% 3648 3976 9%
CBS BIG BROTHER-WED O 1.78 2.25 26% 6134 7353 20%
CBS SALVATION O 0.47 0.61 29% 3362 4391 31%
CBS CRIMINAL MINDS 10PM R 0.38 0.39 2% 2779 2888 4%
NBC AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED O 1.95 2.32 19% 11093 12751 15%
NBC MARLON-1 O 1.09 1.31 20% 4558 5089 12%
NBC MARLON-2 O 0.88 1.09 24% 3455 3940 14%
NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU R 0.49 0.52 8% 2405 2529 5%
FOX MASTERCHEF WED-8P O 1.10 1.48 34% 3508 4610 31%
FOX MASTERCHEF O 1.26 1.62 28% 3798 4887 29%
CW VIXEN S 0.18 0.19 6% 662 701 6%

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 8/30/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, August 30:

* 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
86 67 WAHLBURGERS A&E 9:00 PM 30 511 0.19
75 63 WAHLBURGERS A&E 9:30 PM 31 615 0.20
65 34 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 671 0.29
46 15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 844 0.40
44 13 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 882 0.43
31 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1119 0.54
26 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1287 0.63
18 1 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1506 0.77
82 54 AMC MOVIE: ARMAGEDDON AMC 8:00 PM 210 570 0.22
94 98 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: BOYZ N THE HOOD BET 8:00 PM 150 383 0.14
19 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1470 0.54
58 58 VANDERPUMP: JAX & BRITTANY BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 707 0.21
93 82 ODD MOM OUT BRAVO 9:30 PM 30 420 0.16
96 67 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 376 0.19
97 63 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 374 0.20
91 51 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 433 0.23
89 44 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 450 0.25
88 44 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 457 0.25
98 63 BROAD CITY CMDY 10:30 PM 30 362 0.20
23 32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1383 0.31
20 22 CUOMO PRIMETIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 1438 0.33
30 40 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1170 0.27
59 58 MISFIT GARAGE DISC 8:00 PM 60 694 0.21
35 22 MISFIT GARAGE DISC 9:00 PM 62 1058 0.33
29 19 GARAGE REHAB DISC 10:02 PM 61 1183 0.38
49 78 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 818 0.17
47 88 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 9:00 PM 30 838 0.15
92 78 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (0.29 HH, 0.18 A18-34) ESPN 10:13 PM 47 428 0.17
51 67 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME (0.53 HH, 0.12 A18-34) ESPN2 7:00 PM 313 793 0.19
81 82 WORST COOKS 11 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 573 0.16
28 22 WORST COOKS 11 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1208 0.33
43 40 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 912 0.27
2 34 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2822 0.29
4 29 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2634 0.32
3 34 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2667 0.29
87 58 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE WATERBOY FRFM 6:10 PM 130 492 0.21
80 44 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: JUST GO WITH IT FRFM 8:20 PM 160 585 0.25
57 33 FX MOVIE PRIME: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION FX 6:30 PM 210 732 0.30
42 12 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 65 914 0.44
77 88 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 593 0.15
72 82 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 628 0.16
84 88 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 523 0.15
64 88 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 677 0.15
27 37 PROPERTY BROS AT HOME HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1244 0.28
12 22 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1808 0.33
14 22 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1682 0.33
16 29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1535 0.32
38 82 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 980 0.16
22 51 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1385 0.23
24 44 MOUNTAIN MEN FL HIST 10:03 PM 7 1358 0.25
40 67 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:10 PM 59 940 0.19
36 44 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 8:00 PM 60 1022 0.25
13 14 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA ID 9:00 PM 60 1721 0.42
21 16 SHATTERED ID 10:00 PM 60 1432 0.39
85 88 LWLA SHORT LIF 8:50 PM 10 521 0.15
41 37 LW LA: COUPLES RETREAT LIF 9:00 PM 62 926 0.28
9 58 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2067 0.21
1 22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 3178 0.33
5 40 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2574 0.27
99 78 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6B MTV 9:00 PM 60 347 0.17
62 20 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6B MTV 10:00 PM 61 689 0.37
79 88 NFL PRESEASON: INDIANAPOLIS @ PITTSBURGH (0.40 HH, 0.09 A18-34) NFLN 8:00 PM 180 587 0.15
33 63 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1086 0.20
37 67 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 993 0.19
55 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 33 746 0.23
71 54 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:33 PM 30 648 0.22
68 44 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:03 PM 33 654 0.25
68 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:36 PM 33 654 0.24
70 88 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 649 0.15
60 98 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:00 PM 30 693 0.14
62 88 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:30 PM 30 689 0.15
25 22 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 1357 0.33
73 74 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 624 0.18
66 67 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 665 0.19
66 78 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 665 0.17
60 67 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 693 0.19
76 74 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 610 0.18
78 74 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 592 0.18
45 54 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN WICK SYFY 8:00 PM 120 849 0.22
15 11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1538 0.47
10 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 2040 0.64
8 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2177 0.72
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2273 0.76
6 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2278 0.74
39 29 FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 946 0.32
53 88 BABY’S HEAD KEEPS GROWING TLC 9:00 PM 60 757 0.15
56 98 THE BOY WITH NO BRAIN TLC 10:00 PM 60 745 0.14
50 58 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE BOURNE SUPREMACY TNT 8:00 PM 136 809 0.21
54 54 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM TNT 10:16 PM 150 753 0.22
95 82 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:00 PM 30 379 0.16
90 74 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:30 PM 30 438 0.18
48 37 YOUNGER TVL 10:00 PM 33 828 0.28
74 82 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:33 PM 29 622 0.16
100 88 COPA MX – CRUZ AZUL / TIGRES (0.16 HH, 0.10 A18-34) UDN 9:55 PM 125 283 0.15
32 21 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:59 PM 60 1109 0.34
17 16 SUITS USA 8:59 PM 62 1512 0.39
11 10 THE SINNER USA 10:01 PM 61 1837 0.52
34 7 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 3 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1071 0.56
52 16 SIGNED VH1 9:00 PM 60 767 0.39
83 40 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 3 VH1 10:00 PM 60 541 0.27

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Ratings for Family Guy at 11 PM and 11:30 PM and Robot Chicken at 12 AM on Adult Swim?

    • Family Guy (Adult Swim, 8/30 11:00 p.m.-midnight)
      – 1.388 million viewers
      – 0.73 adults 18-49 rating

      Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, Late 8/30-Early 8/31 midnight-12:15 a.m.)
      – 1.203 million viewers
      – 0.63 adults 18-49 rating

      Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, Late 8/30-Early 8/31 12:15-12:30 a.m.)
      – 1.058 million viewers
      – 0.54 adults 18-49 rating

    • Waypoint Presents (Disney XD, 8/30 10:00-10:30 p.m.)
      – 81,000 viewers
      – 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

      Waypoint Presents (Disney XD, 8/30 10:30-11:00 p.m.)
      – 58,000 viewers
      – 0.01 adults 18-49 rating