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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.16.2015

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Check out our searchable table for the top 100 cable originals at the bottom of the post.

NETWORK UPDATE:  Sunday is one of the few nights without any local football preemptions, so these adjustments are to the Monday preliminary numbers.  Thanks to CBS’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP coverage as its lead-in, 60 MINUTES retained its preliminary 1.5 rating, and BIG BROTHER rose 0.1 to 2.1.  The MADAM SECRETARY rerun, however, lost 0.1 to 0.6. 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  HBO put its “prestige” hat on for the short late-August run of David Simon’s SHOW ME A HERO, and as often happens with Simon’s critically acclaimed shows, viewers largely stayed away, giving the opening 2 hours a 0.15 rating in 18-49s.  That’s far lower than TRUE DETECTIVE had been doing in the slot, which probably helped push BALLERS down by a tenth to 0.77, although THE BRINK recovered and actually gained a hundredth to 0.40, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT rose by 0.07 to 0.45.  On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN was probably helped by the lesser competition on HBO, and it jumped a tenth to 0.54, while MASTERS OF SEX gained 0.02 to 0.17.  TNT’s THE LAST SHIP dropped 0.07 to 0.69, and FALLING SKIES lost a tenth to 0.44.  On FX, THE STRAIN rose 0.03 to 0.60.  The season finale of HUMANS (AMC) lost 0.07 to 0.35. Adult Swim’s RICK & MORTY edged down 0.02 to 0.95, and YOUR PRETTY FACE dropped 0.06 to 0.43.

On the unscripted side, Discovery’s NAKED AND AFRAID was down a tick to 1.13 to win the night.  Sports had 3 slots in the Top 10:  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.80, NFL Network’s coverage of the day’s Indianapolis vs Philadelphia NFL PRESEASON game was at 0.65, and ESPN’s SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL was at 0.57.  FOOD NETWORK STAR was up 0.04 to 0.77, and CUTTHROAT KITCHEN also gained 0.04 to 0.48, with GUY’S GROCERY GAMES at 0.42.  VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES fell 0.07 to 0.65.  Bravo’s DON’T BE TARDY premiered at 0.56, with lead-in MARRIED TO MEDICINE up 0.06 to 0.44 and lead-out MANZOD WITH CHILDREN at 0.39.  On E!, I AM CAIT ticked down to 0.53, and STEWARTS & HAMILTONS ticked up to 0.14.  BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK (POP) was at 0.06/148K.  Some reader requests:  DAPHNE’S DISHES (Food) at 0.12/653K, DIGIMON (NickToons) at 0.06/238K

 

Top 40 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 40 Cable SUN.16 Aug 2015

Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday August 16, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 62 1.13 2,831
2 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.95 1,962
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE L: MICHIGAN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 02:48 PM 179 0.80 4,288
4 FOOD NETWORK STAR 11 FOOD NETWORK 09:00 PM 60 0.77 2,800
5 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 29 0.77 1,569
6 LAST SHIP, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 09:00 PM 60 0.69 2,806
7 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 4 VH1 09:00 PM 60 0.65 1,244
8 NFL PRESEASON: 2015 – IND VS. PHI NFL NETWORK 01:00 PM 188 0.65 1,894
9 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 63 0.60 1,435
10 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA ANGELS/KANSAS CITY ESPN 08:00 PM 204 0.57 1,902
11 DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.56 1,375
12 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 04:08 PM 22 0.56 1,478
13 INTERVENTION A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.55 1,171
14 RAY DONOVAN S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 09:03 PM 49 0.54 1,614
15 AQUA TEEN HUNGER FOREVER ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.53 1,147
16 I AM CAIT E! 08:00 PM 60 0.53 1,322
17 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 02:30 PM 18 0.52 2,858
18 NASCAR SPRINT CUP POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 05:47 PM 23 0.52 2,658
19 ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HISTORY 09:00 PM 63 0.48 1,955
20 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.48 1,314
21 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 09:00 PM 60 0.46 1,040
22 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.45 1,010
23 BEACH FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 09:00 PM 60 0.45 1,922
24 FALLING SKIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.44 1,937
25 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 09:00 PM 60 0.44 1,127
26 YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.43 936
27 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.42 1,779
28 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 08:00 PM 60 0.42 1,499
29 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:24 PM 96 0.41 871
30 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 08:30 PM 30 0.41 1,951
31 BRINK, THE HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 23 0.40 935
32 ISLAND HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.40 1,757
33 MANZOD WITH CHILDREN BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.39 937
34 CATCH A CONTRACTOR SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.37 921
35 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 08:00 PM 30 0.36 1,582
36 K.C. UNDERCOVER DISNEY CHANNEL 08:00 PM 30 0.36 1,892
37 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 128 0.36 818
38 RHOC FIRST LOOK BRAVO 08:19 PM 11 0.36 825
39 HUMANS AMC 09:00 PM 60 0.35 1,078
40 ISLAND HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.35 1,524
41 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.35 860
42 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: N/A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 AM 180 0.34 1,794
43 CAMP CUTTHROAT FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.34 815
44 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.33 780
45 LIV AND MADDIE DISNEY CHANNEL 09:00 PM 30 0.33 1,896
46 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 09:00 PM 60 0.33 1,131
47 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.32 1,311
48 RHNY FIRST LOOK BRAVO 08:45 PM 15 0.32 812
49 NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 02:01 PM 29 0.31 1,749
50 DEADLINE:CRIME WITH TAMRO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,253
51 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 08:30 PM 30 0.30 1,669
52 FRIENDS OF HEARTLAKE CITY DISNEY CHANNEL 09:00 AM 30 0.28 1,215
53 FLIPPING OUT FIRST LOOK BRAVO 08:30 PM 15 0.28 625
54 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.27 1,267
55 VACATION HOUSE FOR FREE HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 60 0.27 1,103
56 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISNEY CHANNEL 06:40 AM 15 0.27 1,118
57 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TLC 09:00 PM 60 0.26 1,252
58 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: CRANSTON, RI/BEDFORD, NH ESPN 01:00 PM 131 0.26 838
59 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.25 587
60 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: LEWISBERRY, PA/JACKSON, NJ ESPN 04:00 PM 129 0.24 792
61 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 07:00 PM 60 0.23 700
62 SUNDAY BEST 8 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 08:00 PM 60 0.23 1,000
63 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DISNEY CHANNEL 07:00 AM 25 0.23 1,011
64 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 08:00 AM 60 0.22 484
65 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 09:30 AM 30 0.21 570
66 ICE LAKE REBELS ANIMAL PLANET 10:03 PM 61 0.21 840
67 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:33 AM 24 0.21 435
68 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN 09:00 AM 30 0.21 538
69 MOBSTEEL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 06:10 PM 60 0.21 965
70 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISNEY CHANNEL 06:00 AM 35 0.20 1,017
71 NORTH WOODS LAW: REPACK ANIMAL PLANET 08:00 PM 62 0.20 864
72 GIADA IN ITALY FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.19 817
73 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 08:23 AM 130 0.19 417
74 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 06:09 PM 51 0.19 564
75 TIME MACHINE: QUEST FOR THE LOST ARK HISTORY 03:00 PM 120 0.19 870
76 BREAK HBO PRIME 09:51 PM 10 0.19 458
77 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 03:11 PM 49 0.19 504
78 DINNER AT TIFFANIS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.19 647
79 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 01:05 PM 25 0.18 481
80 TIME MACHINE: HOLY GRAIL IN AMERICA HISTORY 01:00 PM 120 0.18 933
81 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 01:30 PM 31 0.17 898
82 PORT PROTECTION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 645
83 MASTERS OF SEX S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 56 0.17 734
84 HOBBIT, THE: THE BATTLE O: HOBBIT, THE: THE BATTLE O HBO PRIME 01:00 PM 144 0.16 348
85 HUNT CNN 09:00 PM 60 0.16 771
86 DEATH ROW STORIES CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 595
87 GREATEST STEAKS OF AMERIC TRAVEL CHANNEL 01:00 PM 60 0.16 418
88 STEWARTS & HAMILTONS E! 09:00 PM 60 0.15 480
89 AMERICA SECRET SWIM HOLES TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 498
90 SHOW ME A HERO HBO PRIME 08:01 PM 110 0.15 443
91 WOMENS INTL FRIENDLY L: USA/COSTA RICA FOX SPORTS 1 01:49 PM 131 0.14 315
92 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 09:00 AM 60 0.14 1,160
93 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.14 249
94 ANSWERED PRAYERS TLC 02:00 PM 60 0.14 512
95 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 08:30 PM 30 0.14 446
96 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 07:00 AM 30 0.13 355
97 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 09:00 AM 60 0.13 285
98 BIKINIS & BOARDWALKS TRAVEL CHANNEL 09:00 PM 30 0.13 400
99 TRUMP CAMPAIGN, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 09:00 PM 60 0.13 1,100
100 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 10:00 AM 30 0.13 234

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About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.