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January 19, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.15.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There was a significant adjustment (to the next tenth) for WWE SMACKDOWN.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader led Friday cable at 0.70/0.50.  Cable news was topped by CNN’s 1PM hour at 0.42/0.54/2.5M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.31/0.49/4M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.24/0.39/3.1M.  On Discovery, GOLD RUSH dropped 0.12 to 0.41, FREDDY DODGE was at 0.33, and MYSTERY BLIND FROG RANCH was down 0.04 to 0.17.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP rose 0.08 to 0.26.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ticked down to 0.25, and UNTUCKED was also down a tick to 0.17.  History’s THE UNXPLAINED was at 0.19 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.10.  HGTV’s SELF-MADE MANSIONS slipped 0.02 to 0.19.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES dropped 0.06 to 0.17.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returned at 0.17.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE gained 0.04 to 0.16.  On OWN, READY TO LOVE edged up 0.02 to 0.10, and BELLE COLLECTIVE was at 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday January 15, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: NEW ORLEANS/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:08 PM 146 0.70 1,640
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: DALLAS/MILWAUKEE ESPN 7:44 PM 144 0.50 1,306
3 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.42 2,523
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.42 3,056
5 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.42 3,124
6 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.42 3,061
7 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.42 3,051
8 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 67 0.41 2,188
9 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.41 2,502
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.41 2,591
11 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.41 2,811
12 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:34 AM 61 0.40 910
13 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.40 2,636
14 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.39 2,531
15 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.38 2,345
16 DPLUS FL: FREDDY DODGE MR DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:07 PM 61 0.33 1,843
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.32 2,318
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,993
19 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.29 728
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.27 2,063
21 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.26 723
22 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.26 1,759
23 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.25 611
24 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,592
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 3,114
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.24 1,761
27 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.24 757
28 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.23 2,534
29 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.23 3,173
30 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.22 2,777
31 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,723
32 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.22 501
33 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,469
34 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,255
35 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.20 2,451
36 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.19 2,087
37 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,695
38 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:35 AM 60 0.19 441
39 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.19 1,039
40 SELF-MADE MANSIONS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.19 971
41 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,609
42 UNTUCKED 12 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.17 423
43 DDD NATION FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.17 846
44 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 25 0.17 948
45 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 496
46 MYSTERY BLIND FROG RANCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:08 PM 60 0.17 1,166
47 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 55 0.17 1,530
48 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 459
49 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,093
50 LIVE RESCUE: 68 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.16 649
51 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,936
52 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,326
53 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.16 612
54 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,819
55 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,646
56 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.15 1,775
57 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,756
58 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.15 624
59 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,818
60 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,862
61 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,805
62 LIGA MX L: JUAREZ / TIJUANA TUDN 10:30 PM 125 0.14 283
63 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,644
64 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 350
65 DPLUS FL: ONISION: IRL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 504
66 DPLUS FL: 90D DIARIES TLC 10:25 PM 65 0.13 801
67 SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRING DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 67 0.13 519
68 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 382
69 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 300
70 ASTRONAUTS NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.12 438
71 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,369
72 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.12 551
73 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 321
74 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 867
75 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.12 301
76 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.12 294
77 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,435
78 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.11 592
79 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,370
80 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,300
81 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,396
82 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.10 567
83 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 292
84 READY TO LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 353
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,380
86 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 307
87 RENO ITALIANO HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 AM 30 0.10 495
88 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,447
89 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.09 282
90 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 374
91 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / SAN LUIS TUDN 8:00 PM 150 0.08 192
92 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 268
93 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 263
94 BELOW DECK BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.08 263
95 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 10:31 AM 24 0.08 353
96 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,323
97 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,340
98 BELLE COLLECTIVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.07 262
99 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: WRONG MR. RIGHT, THE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.06 337
100 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 268
101 HERD L: 1401 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 163
102 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 1,038
103 B1G WRESTLING L: NEBRASKA / IOWA BIG TEN NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.06 232
104 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.06 778
105 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: WISCONSIN/RUTGERS FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 126 0.06 329
106 FRAMED BY THE KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 2:00 AM 60 0.06 242
107 ROADKILLS JUNKYARD GOLD MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 241
108 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 181
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 828
110 UNDISPUTED L: 1087 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 148
111 LAS VERDADERAS MUJERES DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 129
112 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:35 AM 25 0.05 97
113 FRAMED BY THE KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.05 243
114 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 336
115 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.04 492
116 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.04 149
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 188
118 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.04 534
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 204
120 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1045 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.04 109
121 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 88
122 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.03 533
123 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 151
124 AMERICAN AGENDA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 2:00 PM 180 0.03 423
125 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 364
126 PGA TOUR: SONY OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 6:58 PM 220 0.03 245
127 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 368
128 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 83
129 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 327
130 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.03 77
131 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 97
132 FOX BET LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 30 0.03 94
133 BELOW DECK BRAVO 2:00 AM 60 0.03 122
134 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 10:00 AM 144 0.03 108
135 COLL BSKTBL: MTN WEST L FOX SPORTS 1 11:09 PM 112 0.03 117
136 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.03 79
137 AROUND THE NFL NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 113
138 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 277
139 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 67
140 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.03 432
141 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 30 0.03 115
142 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 56
143 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.03 465
144 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.03 72
145 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 244
146 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.02 76
147 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.02 116
148 NATIONAL REPORT: N/A NEWSMAX TV 9:00 AM 180 0.02 386
149 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.02 255
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 142

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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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