Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The numbers for Wednesday, including steady premieres of two unscripted shows and a scripted series suffering some declines:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.7/7 6.27
Masterchef (FOX) – P 1.1/5 3.76
Undercover Boss (CBS) – R 0.9/4 4.48
500 Questions (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.8/3 4.48
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.75
9 p.m. Wayward Pines (FOX) 0.9/3 2.69
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.9/3 4.76
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.76
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) – P 1.1/4 4.89
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.11
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.02
10:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/2 2.22


The season premiere of “American Ninja Warrior” put up solid numbers for NBC Wednesday. Its 1.7 in adults 18-49 was within one tenth of the 1.8  for its 2015 debut. “Masterchef” on FOX was also pretty steady, as its 1.1 was a tenth off of its premiere last summer.

The news was not as good for “The Night Shift,” which opened its third season with a 1.1, below each of its previous two premieres (one summer and one in-season).

The finale of “500 Questions” on ABC drew a 0.8, even with Tuesday’s airing. FOX’s “Wayward Pines” was also steady at 0.9.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.8/3  0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.81 3.23 4.45 3.86 0.75


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.6/3, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 0.9/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3

An earlier version of this post misstated the 18-49 rating for “American Ninja Warrior.” It was 1.7.

: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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