Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons

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Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Created by Bill Simmons
Presented by Bill Simmons
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Production
Executive producer(s) Stuart Miller
Eric Weinberger
Kim Gamble
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network HBO
Original release June 22 (2016-06-22) – November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)

Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons is 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[edit]

No.Guest(s)Original air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1
Ben Affleck, Charles Barkley
June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)0.260[4]
2
Bill Hader, Mark Cuban, Malcolm Gladwell
June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)0.362[5]
3
Joe Rogan, Chris Bosh, Anthony Anderson
July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)0.276[6]
4
Aaron Rodgers
July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13)0.191[7]
5
Danny McBride, Christina Hendricks, Michael K. Williams
July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)0.163[8]
6
Caitlyn Jenner, J. J. Redick, Lamorne Morris
August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)0.247[9]
7
Seth Rogen, Ricky Williams, Rembert Browne
August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)0.220[10]
8
Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau, Wesley Morris
August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)0.204[11]
9
Jay Glazer, DeMaurice Smith, Malcolm Gladwell
September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)0.217[12]
10
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cris Carter, Amy Trask
September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)0.148[13]
11
Kevin Durant, Nas, Vince Staples
September 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)0.159[14]
12
Abby Wambach, Charlamagne Tha God
September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)0.144[15]
13
Doug Baldwin, Joel McHale, Michael Rapaport
October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)0.267[16]
14
Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Vince Staples
October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)0.115[17]
15
Wayne Gretzky, Bill Burr, Larry Wilmore
October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)0.082[18]
16
Jay Glazer, Paul Pierce
November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)N/A
17
Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla
November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)0.167[19]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  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. 
  4. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  5. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.29.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  6. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.6.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  7. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.13.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.27.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.3.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.17.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  12. ^ "UPDATED with BROADCAST: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.7.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  13. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.14.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  14. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.21.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  15. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.28.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  16. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.5.2016". Showbuzz Daily. 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. 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. 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.com. 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.