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Friday, June 24, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25, & Sunday, June 26

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Ranch: Home of an American Sports Dynasty (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 Gymnastics: P&G Championships


FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)

9:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 The People's List
9:00 20/20: In an Instant

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

9:00 Showtime Boxing on CBS

NBC
8:00 US Olympic Trials: Diving/Gymnastics

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball


SUNDAY
Sunday night is game show night on ABC with a trio of game shows starting with season two of last summer's big hit Celebrity Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey. Then it's series premieres of The $100,000 Pyramid hosted by Michael Strahan and Match Game hosted by Alec Baldwin. This old fashioned Sunday night lineup could a success for ABC or it could be too many game shows, we'll see.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud (Season Premiere)
9:00 The $100,000 Pyramid (SERIES PREMIERE)

10:00 Match Game (SERIES PREMIERE)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 Elementary (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 US Olympic Trials: Diving/Swimming
9:00 Gymnastics: P&G Championships

FOX
7:00 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life #13 "How to Survive Your Birthday" (SERIES FINALE)
7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)

8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 6/22/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:30 The Real O'Neals (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Big Brother

Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 American Gothic
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 The Night Shift
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Wayward Pines
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

On Wednesday night, a perennial summer show - Big Brother - returned for another season. The show, which has been on the air since 2000, was down two tenths in the demo from last summer's premiere but still solid for summer. The same couldn't be said for the series premiere of American Gothic at 10pm, which was ignored with a 0.7 demo. This looks as if it's on the same level as the Monday flop, BrainDead. On NBC, The Night Shift was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on FOX, Masterchef was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo while Wayward Pines was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 6/21/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Uncle Buck
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 To Tell the Truth
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)

Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Maya & Marty
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell

Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Coupled
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Tuesday night, CBS aired the series finale of Person of Interest. The one time top new show for the network and centerpiece of Thursday night ended its five year run very quietly with 6.5 million viewers and a 1.0 demo. As usual, it was NBC on top with America's Got Talent rising two tenths in viewers but dropping three tenths in the demo and Maya & Marty down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. Over on ABC, Uncle Buck was down a big 1.5 million viewers and half a demo point from its surprising premiere while To Tell the Truth was down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's 10pm edition. Finally on FOX, Hotel Hell was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while Coupled was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, June 22 & Thursday, June 23

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday night has the season premiere of Big Brother on CBS followed by the series premiere of new murder mystery American Gothic. It has a better chance to get off to a better start with less competition and a lead-in from the best series CBS summer has to offer.

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)
9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)

10:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
10:30 The Real O'Neals (REPEAT)


CBS
8:00 Big Brother (Season Premiere)
10:00 American Gothic #1 "Arrangement in Grey and Black" (SERIES PREMIERE)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
10:00 The Night Shift #26 "Three-Two-One"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Wayward Pines #15 "Sound the Alarm"

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 BattleBots (Season Premiere)
10:00 Celebrity Family Feud (REPEAT)


CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Life in Pieces (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Code Black (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (REPEAT)
9:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

10:00 Aquarius #16 "Revolution 1"

FOX
8:00 Bones #232 "The Stiff in the Cliff"

9:00 Home Free

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 6/20/16

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 BrainDead
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Houdini & Doyle
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 6/19/16

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
7:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:00 NBA Finals Game 7
Viewers: 31.0 million, 18-49 demo: 11.3

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 BrainDead (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

NBC
7:00 Movie: Despicable Me 2
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 US Open Golf Championship
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Monday, June 20, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette
10:00 Mistresses #42 "Under Pressure"

CBS
8:00 Mom (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
10:00 BrainDead #2 "Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown - A Critique"

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

9:00 Houdini & Doyle #8 "Strigoi"

TUESDAY
Tuesday night has the series finale of Person of Interest, which ends it run quietly after five seasons and 103 episodes. Elsewhere, it will be interesting to see if Uncle Buck can follow up on its strong start last week on ABC.

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
9:00 Uncle Buck #3 "Ride Along"

9:30 Uncle Buck #4 "Brothers"
10:00 To Tell the Truth

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

10:00 Person of Interest #103 "return 0" (SERIES FINALE)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Maya & Marty

FOX
8:00 Hotel Hell

9:00 Coupled

Sunday, June 19, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 6/17/16

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)

Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Dateline: On Assignment
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 US Open Golf Championship

Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 6/16/16

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 NBA Finals Game 6
Viewers: 20.7 million, 18-49 demo: 7.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Life in Pieces (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 The Odd Couple (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Code Black (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Aquarius
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

FOX
8:00 Bones 

Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Home Free
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

Friday, June 17, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, & Sunday, June 19

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank

9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)

9:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 The People's List
9:00 20/20: In an Instant

CBS
8:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (REPEAT)
8:30 Premier Boxing Champions

FOX
8:00 MLB Baseball


SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night

7:30 NBA Countdown
8:00 NBA Finals Game 7: Cleveland at Golden State

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes

8:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 Elementary (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 MOVIE: Despicable Me 2
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)

FOX
7:00 US Open Golf Overrun

7:30 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)

8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)