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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Sunday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.20.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
Check out our searchable table for the top 100 cable originals at the bottom of the post.

NETWORK UPDATE:  THE EMMY AWARDS gained 0.4 in final numbers to 3.6, and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted up to 9.7.  After football adjustment, 60 MINUTES fell 0.4 to 1.2, and the MADAM SECRETARY rerun was down 0.2.  

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD was once again on top of Sunday cable, although down 0.31 from last week to 3.31.  RICK & MORTY (Adult Swim) slipped 0.03 to 0.97, and YOUR PRETTY FACE similarly was down 0.05 to 0.45.  VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES dropped 0.04 to 0.64.  THE STRAIN (FX) climbed 0.07 to 0.63.  KEEPING UP THE KARDASHIANS returned to E! at 0.57, with DASH DOLLS at 0.23 and HOUSE OF DVF at a dismal 0.09.  A NASCAR race on NBC Sports Net was at 0.55.  On Bravo, DON’T BE TARDY was up 0.03 to 0.47, MARRIED TO MEDICINE jumped 0.11 to 0.46, and MANZOD WITH CHILDREN grew by 0.03 to 0.38.  TLC’s SISTER WIVES was at 0.35.  On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN edged down 0.02 to 0.43, and MASTERS OF SEX ticked up to 0.13.  HBO may have swept the Emmys, but its early-fall line-up continues to founder, as PROJECT GREENLIGHT lost a hundredth to 0.04 with 113K total viewers, and DOLL AND EM was even worse, down 0.04 to 0.02, with 65K total viewers.    BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK (POP) was at 0.03/96K.

Top 40 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 40 Cable SUN.20 Sep 2015

Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 20, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 3.31 6,623
2 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 1.00 2,143
3 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.97 1,789
4 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.79 1,597
5 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 4 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.64 1,306
6 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 71 0.63 1,419
7 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.61 1,304
8 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 60 0.57 1,289
9 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE L: CHICAGOLAND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:23 PM 172 0.55 3,224
10 DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.47 1,086
11 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.46 1,080
12 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:46 PM 104 0.46 989
13 SISTER WIVES TLC 9:00 PM 61 0.45 1,448
14 YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.45 965
15 RAY DONOVAN S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 42 0.43 1,454
16 LRC: 2015 PRIMETIME EMMYS E! 6:00 PM 60 0.43 1,342
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.40 959
18 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:30 AM 90 0.40 767
19 LIV AND MADDIE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.39 2,103
20 ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.39 1,781
21 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,069
22 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 6 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,123
23 MANZOD WITH CHILDREN BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.38 848
24 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: NY YANKEES/NY METS ESPN 8:00 PM 226 0.37 1,571
25 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.36 1,816
26 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.35 1,152
27 SISTER WIVES: CLIP SHOW TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.35 1,125
28 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.35 2,094
29 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.31 1,398
30 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 120 0.31 629
31 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 AM 30 0.31 1,406
32 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.30 616
33 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.30 1,151
34 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.30 690
35 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.29 752
36 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:57 PM 26 0.28 1,930
37 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.28 1,235
38 AUSTIN & ALLY DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.28 1,827
39 NASCAR SPRINT CUP POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:15 PM 45 0.27 1,541
40 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.26 473
41 OPEN CONCEPT HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:00 PM 60 0.26 1,167
42 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.23 576
43 DASH DOLLS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.23 570
44 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.22 498
45 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 724
46 VACATION HOUSE FOR FREE HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 60 0.21 1,056
47 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.21 504
48 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: NY LIBERTY/WASH.MYSTICS ESPN 1:00 PM 120 0.20 512
49 MARVELS AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DISNEY XD 8:30 AM 30 0.19 523
50 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.19 534
51 GIADA IN ITALY FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.18 694
52 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 12:30 PM 90 0.17 311
53 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 90 0.17 333
54 RUGGED JUSTICE ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 61 0.17 590
55 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 10:25 AM 31 0.16 336
56 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:08 PM 52 0.15 494
57 LIGA MX (EF) SUN: GUADALAJARA / QUERETARO UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:50 PM 130 0.15 339
58 COUNTDOWN: 2015 EMMYS E! 4:30 PM 90 0.15 462
59 ICE LAKE REBELS ANIMAL PLANET 10:02 PM 61 0.14 569
60 MASTERS OF SEX S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 51 0.13 548
61 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 8:00 PM 30 0.13 465
62 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM:SECRE HBO PRIME 8:15 PM 97 0.13 352
63 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.13 442
64 F1 RACING L: SINGAPORE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:30 AM 165 0.13 510
65 NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:32 PM 25 0.13 908
66 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.13 440
67 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: MINNESOTA/LOS ANGELES ESPN 3:00 PM 131 0.13 356
68 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NORWICH CITY/LIVERPOOL USA NETWORK 10:56 AM 124 0.13 320
69 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.12 353
70 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CRYSTAL PALACE/TOTTENHAM USA NETWORK 8:23 AM 122 0.12 304
71 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.12 316
72 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.12 349
73 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.12 337
74 PORT PROTECTION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 575
75 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 333
76 CENTER STAGE HBO PRIME 8:00 AM 115 0.11 205
77 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 5:11 PM 117 0.11 299
78 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.11 348
79 2016 HORSERACE:WHO WON WK FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 863
80 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.11 226
81 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,145
82 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 582
83 LARRYMANIA S4 NBC UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.10 139
84 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD SPIKE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.10 276
85 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.09 339
86 HOUSE OF DVF E! 10:00 PM 60 0.09 268
87 UCL MAGAZINE FOX SPORTS 2 1:30 PM 30 0.09 165
88 SNAPPED: SHE MADE ME FL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 15 0.09 322
89 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY L: N/A ESPNU 8:00 AM 120 0.09 243
90 LARRYMANIA S4 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.08 131
91 ALASKA HAUNTING DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.08 255
92 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 113 0.08 597
93 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 632
94 LARRYMANIA S4 NBC UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.08 111
95 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.08 265
96 PRIME MOVIE 1: FACE/OFF IFC TV 8:00 PM 180 0.08 153
97 BELLE HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 103 0.08 160
98 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.08 170
99 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 279
100 USA SOCCER WOMEN        L: USA/HAITI ESPN2 3:00 PM 127 0.08 173

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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.