Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons

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Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Created by Bill 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 network HBO
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]

Contents

Episodes

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, JJ 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

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]

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