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January 5, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.1.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant upward adjustments (to the next tenth) for the reruns of 20/20 and MAGNUM PI. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  As expected, New Year’s Day cable was dominated by ESPN’s CFP SEMIFINALS games at 4.94/4.46, which compared to last season’s 5.56/4.20.  The network’s earlier coverage of the PEACH BOWL was at 2.09.  In non-football ratings, GOLD RUSH was at 0.39 (last week it aired the spin-off series at 0.16/0.15), followed by MYSTERY BLIND FROG RANCH at 0.26.  The season premiere of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (also simulcast on CW) was at 0.26 on its home network of VH1, with simulcasts at 0.07 on MTV, 0.03 on Pop, 0.02/59K on Logo, and 0.02/40K on MTV2, followed on VH1 by UNTUCKED at 0.15.  NBC Sports Net’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.24.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP was at 0.23.  On HGTV, MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME gained 0.02 to 0.22 HGTV DREAM HOME was at 0.18, and SELF-MADE MANSIONS was at 0.16.  On ID, AMERICAN DETECTIVE was at 0.21.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was at 0.17.  History’s THE UNXPLAINED returned at 0.15.  BBCAmerica’s DOCTOR WHO special was at 0.15.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE dropped 0.03 to 0.13.  On OWN, READY TO LOVE was at 0.10, and PUT A RING ON IT was at 0.08.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday January 1, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: OHIO STATE/CLEMSON ESPN 8:20 PM 203 4.94 18,574
2 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: NOTRE DAME/ALABAMA ESPN 4:21 PM 180 4.46 18,163
3 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN 7:21 PM 25 4.24 16,405
4 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 8:04 PM 16 4.18 15,929
5 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:46 PM 11 3.66 13,397
6 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN 11:43 PM 23 3.63 13,225
7 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 4:07 PM 14 3.12 12,164
8 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 3:48 PM 19 2.56 9,740
9 PEACH BOWL  L: GEORGIA/CINCINNATI ESPN 12:10 PM 218 2.09 8,311
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:06 AM 56 1.31 4,465
11 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:02 AM 58 0.49 1,637
12 GOLD RUSH: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.39 1,953
13 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:07 PM 45 0.38 1,100
14 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 182 0.36 1,200
15 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE: DOCTOR STRANGE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 2:55 PM 132 0.35 1,006
16 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 175 0.29 878
17 MYSTERY BLIND FROG RANCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 60 0.26 1,214
18 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE: BACK TO THE FUTURE III TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 150 0.25 748
19 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.24 561
20 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ASTON VILLA/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:58 PM 134 0.24 603
21 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.23 630
22 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.22 1,233
23 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE: BACK TO THE FUTURE TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 150 0.21 606
24 DPLUS FL: AMERICAN DETECT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 15 0.21 991
25 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 26 0.19 758
26 NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE: BACK TO THE FUTURE II TBS NETWORK 4:30 PM 150 0.19 572
27 MLDH INTL REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.18 968
28 SP HGTV DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,044
29 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,681
30 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,399
31 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.17 741
32 MLDH INTL REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.17 815
33 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,628
34 SELF-MADE MANSIONS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 60 0.16 1,037
35 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,418
36 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,403
37 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.15 993
38 DOCTOR WHO: REV/DALEKS BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 104 0.15 652
39 UNTUCKED 12 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.15 381
40 DPLUS FL: TOW STRIKES BCK TLC 10:26 PM 64 0.14 617
41 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,464
42 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 431
43 GUHH: ATL FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 13 0.14 393
44 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:33 PM 25 0.13 394
45 LIVE RESCUE: 66 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.13 510
46 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/EVERTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:24 PM 129 0.13 415
47 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.12 573
48 DAYTIME MOVIE: COUPLES RETREAT FREEFORM 1:30 PM 150 0.12 287
49 CINE ESPECIAL 3 1/1/21: PADRECITO, EL GALAVISION 4:00 PM 150 0.12 285
50 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: LA LAKERS/SAN ANTONIO NBA-TV 8:02 PM 145 0.11 378
51 FIVE, THE SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,617
52 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 622
53 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THINK LIKE A MAN TOO BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 150 0.10 338
54 AMERICAS NEWSROOM SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,342
55 BELOW DECK BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.10 363
56 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,076
57 READY TO LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 421
58 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 506
59 AMERICAS NEWSROOM SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,325
60 SPCL RPT W/BRET BAIER SPC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,263
61 AMERICAS NEWSROOM SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,213
62 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 832
63 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.09 453
64 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: NOTRE DAME/ALABAMA ESPN2 4:21 PM 180 0.09 493
65 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PORTLAND/GOLDEN STATE NBA-TV 10:27 PM 153 0.09 305
66 BELOW DECK BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.09 285
67 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 4:07 PM 14 0.09 516
68 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: GODFATHER PART II,THE PARAMOUNT 11:45 AM 255 0.09 450
69 PUT A RING ON IT OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.08 300
70 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN2 7:21 PM 25 0.08 444
71 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 1,341
72 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.08 370
73 BELOW DECK BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.08 259
74 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,025
75 CINE ESPECIAL 2 1/1/21: GRAN HOTEL. GALAVISION 1:30 PM 150 0.08 195
76 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 8:04 PM 16 0.08 459
77 OUTNUMBERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,190
78 ASTRONAUTS NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 30 0.08 312
79 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 371
80 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 3:48 PM 19 0.07 434
81 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 1,150
82 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 686
83 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 868
84 ROSE PARADE NEWYEAR CELEB: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 11:00 AM 120 0.07 509
85 CINE ESPECIAL 1 1/1/21: CONSERJE EN CONDOMINIO GALAVISION 11:00 AM 150 0.07 156
86 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 120 0.07 220
87 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: GODFATHER,THE PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 165 0.07 331
88 BELOW DECK BRAVO 4:00 PM 60 0.07 275
89 BELOW DECK BRAVO 12:00 PM 60 0.07 249
90 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:12 PM 33 0.07 185
91 MICKEY MOUSE MIXED-UP ADV DISNEY JUNIOR 8:30 AM 25 0.07 389
92 NOSOTROS LOS GUAPOS1/1/21 GALAVISION 6:30 PM 30 0.07 144
93 BELOW DECK BRAVO 2:00 PM 59 0.06 233
94 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: OHIO STATE/CLEMSON ESPN2 8:20 PM 203 0.06 359
95 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 834
96 LBZ NEXT GEN COMP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 411
97 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,046
98 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 7:46 PM 11 0.06 391
99 BELOW DECK BRAVO 1:00 PM 60 0.06 231
100 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 428
101 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.06 1,048
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE SPCL CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 418
103 COST, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,030
104 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 635
105 BELOW DECK BRAVO 2:59 PM 61 0.06 251
106 PORT PROTECTION FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 30 0.06 336
107 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 984
108 FIRST LOOK: DPLUS TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 30 0.06 225
109 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 362
110 YOUR WORLD W/CAVUTO SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 829
111 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:30 PM 30 0.06 196
112 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 12:00 PM 10 0.06 174
113 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 989
114 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 1,265
115 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 313
116 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.05 175
117 BELOW DECK BRAVO 11:00 AM 60 0.05 183
118 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 277
119 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 755
120 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 269
121 UNDISPUTED L: 1077 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 117
122 BELOW DECK BRAVO 10:00 AM 60 0.05 140
123 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 944
124 LIVE RESCUE SPECIALS: TOP 20 MOMENTS OF 2020 A&E NETWORK 8:00 AM 120 0.05 146
125 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 1,053
126 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 299
127 THREES COMPANY IFC TV 11:30 PM 30 0.05 120
128 THREES COMPANY IFC TV 11:00 PM 30 0.05 116
129 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN2 11:43 PM 23 0.05 274
130 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.05 127
131 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.05 343
132 SPCL RPT W/BRET BAIER SPC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.04 645
133 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 327
134 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 61 0.04 423
135 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 4:00 PM 60 0.04 329
136 PEACH BOWL MEGACAST L: GEORGIA/CINCINNATI ESPN2 12:10 PM 218 0.04 253
137 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 295
138 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.04 181
139 KIDS BAKING CHAMP COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 169
140 KIDS BAKING CHAMP COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 173
141 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 192
142 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 129
143 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 621
144 VENGEANCE SNEAK PEEK HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 287
145 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 842
146 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 258
147 KIDS BAKING CHAMP COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 160
148 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 1:00 AM 60 0.03 133
149 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.03 481
150 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 POP 8:00 PM 90 0.03 116

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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.




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