Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons

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Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Created byBill Simmons
Presented byBill Simmons
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17
Production
Executive producersStuart Miller
Eric Weinberger
Kim Gamble
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJune 22 (2016-06-22) –
November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)

Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons was an American talk show hosted by Bill Simmons. The series premiered on June 22, 2016, on HBO.[1][2] On November 4, 2016, HBO announced it had canceled the series.[3]

Episodes

No.Guest(s)Original air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)0.260[4]
2June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)0.362[5]
3July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)0.276[6]
4July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13)0.191[7]
5July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)0.163[8]
6August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)0.247[9]
7August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)0.220[10]
8August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)0.204[11]
9September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)0.217[12]
10September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)0.148[13]
11September 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)0.159[14]
12September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)0.144[15]
13October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)0.267[16]
14October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)0.115[17]
15October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)0.082[18]
16November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)N/A
17November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)0.167[19]

Reception

Ratings

According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, through its first fifteen weeks, Any Given Wednesday averaged 203,667 live viewers per episode.[20] HBO announced that the show averaged a total of 2.4 million weekly views across all platforms during that same time period.[21]

Critical

Any Given Wednesday was met with negative to mixed reviews.[22][23][24] Review aggregation website Metacritic gives the show a 51 out of 100, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[25] As of September 2016, it held a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[26] Bill Simmons was quoted as saying "We loved making that show, but unfortunately it never resonated with audiences like we hoped. And that's on me."[27]

Cancellation

On November 4, 2016, the series was canceled by HBO. The final episode aired on November 9, 2016.[3] Bill Simmons also issued a statement regarding the cancellation acknowledging the failure of the series.[27]

References

  1. ^ Michael O'Connell (2016-04-26). "Bill Simmons' HBO Show, 'Any Given Wednesday,' Arrives in June". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  2. ^ Sonia Saraiya (2016-06-23). "Review: Bill Simmons' 'Any Given Wednesday' Premieres on HBO". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  3. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (2016-11-04). "HBO Cancels Bill Simmons Talk Show 'Any Given Wednesday'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
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  5. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.29.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-06-30. Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  6. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.6.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-07-07. Archived from the original on 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  7. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.13.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-07-14. Archived from the original on 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
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  10. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-08-11. Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
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  13. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.14.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-15. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  14. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.21.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-22. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  15. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.28.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-29. Archived from the original on 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  16. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.5.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-10-06. Archived from the original on 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  17. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.19.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-10-20. Archived from the original on 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  18. ^ "Rockets-Lakers, Thunder-76ers, America-Guadalajara top cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday October 26, 2016". Sports TV Ratings. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  19. ^ "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.9.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-11-10. Archived from the original on 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  20. ^ "Ratings for Bill Simmons's HBO show have hit rock bottom". Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  21. ^ "Bill Simmons' HBO show is tanking, and the clock is ticking (Update: HBO responds)". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  22. ^ Calvario, Liz (2016-06-23). "'Any Given Wednesday' Review Roundup: Critics See Potential in Bill Simmons' Outspoken Talk Show". Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  23. ^ "The reviews for Bill Simmons' new show are brutal, but they are also premature". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  24. ^ D'Addario, Daniel. "Review: HBO's 'Any Given Wednesday' Brings Out the Worst in Host Bill Simmons". Time. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  25. ^ Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, Metacritic, retrieved 2016-08-06
  26. ^ Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons: Season 1, Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2016-08-06
  27. ^ a b "Bill Simmons' HBO Show Canceled After 4 Months". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-04.