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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘The Night Shift’ on NBC Concludes Season Above its Average

NBC was Wednesday’s top network among total viewers (7.46 million), adults 18-49 (1.4 rating/5 share) and adults 25-54 (1.9/6). Leading out of the “America’s Got Talent” results show, “The Night Shift” concluded its summer run at above its season average level (5 million viewers/0.98 adults 18-49 rating) in viewership and demos.

Fox earned an adults 18-34 win (0.9/4) with a double dose of cooking competition “MasterChef.”

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, August 31, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2746 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 244 93 2.3/4 3367 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 244 93 2.0/4 2956 0.4/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:00 Modern Family (r) 244 93 1.9/3 3003 0.4/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:31 black-ish (r) 244 93 1.6/3 2408 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 Modern Family (r) 244 93 1.6/3 2474 0.5/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:31 The Middle (r) 244 93 1.5/3 2237 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
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 3972 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Big Brother 18 254 94 3.9/7 6288 1.3/7 1.9/8 2.3/8
9:00 Criminal Minds (r) 253 94 2.1/4 3122 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
10:00 American Gothic 254 94 1.8/3 2507 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7464 0.8/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
8:00 America’s Got Talent (r) 240 92 4.0/7 6461 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.7/6
9:00 America’s Got Talent 242 92 6.3/11 10503 1.2/6 2.0/7 2.8/8
10:00 The Night Shift (f) 242 92 3.4/7 5427 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/4 4169 0.9/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
8:00 MasterChef 254 94 2.5/5 4204 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
9:00 MasterChef 254 94 2.4/4 4133 1.0/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1556 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 248 92 1.0/2 1783 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 248 92 0.8/1 1341 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 248 92 0.7/1 1319 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1496 0.5/2
7:00 Despertar Contigo (s) 0.8/2 1457 0.5/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 1.0/2 1749 0.6/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1740 0.6/2
10:00 Narcos 0.6/1 999 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 497 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 440 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.3/1 583 0.2/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/0 510 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 398 0.1/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1744 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.0/2 1649 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/1 1441 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1772 0.8/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2 2020 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 8/31/16

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.6/8
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.3/9
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

American Gothic” (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, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Masterchef” (Fox, 8:00)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Masterchef” (Fox, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Greenleaf” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.59
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.98
Men 18-49: 0.47

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.35
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.48
Men 18-49: 0.45

Mr. Robot” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.31

Tyrant” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.24
Men 18-49: 0.24

NFL Preseason: Washington @ Tampa Bay” (NFL Network)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.42
Women 18-49: 0.21
Men 18-49: 0.45

MLB Baseball: Pittsburgh @ Chicago Cubs” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.29
Women 18-49: 0.11
Men 18-49: 0.31

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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