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October 5, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.2.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Game 2 of the NBA FINALS adjusted to 2.4, down 50% from 2019’s Game 2 (on a Sunday in June). 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s MLB WILD CARD game was at 0.59.  Cable news was topped by CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.52/0.75/3.1M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.48/0.76/5.1M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.38/0.65/4.1M.  It was a long way to the top non-sports, non-news original, with Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES up 0.02 to 0.25 at #33.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP ticked down to 0.23.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD climbed 0.05 to 0.18, and 100 DAYS WILD was up 0.02 to 0.11.  On HGTV, SELLING THE BIG EASY was at 0.13 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.18.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE dropped 0.04 to 0.11.  FX’s A WILDERNESS OF ERROR was at 0.07/0.05 compared to last week’s 0.07.  HBO’s ROOM 104 ticked down to 0.04/99K. The season premiere Cinemax’s WARRIOR was at 0.01/67K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday October 2, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: ST. LOUIS/SAN DIEGO ESPN 7:00 PM 213 0.59 2,599
2 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.52 3,107
3 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.50 2,942
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.49 3,192
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.48 5,059
6 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.44 5,008
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.43 4,442
8 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.42 3,147
9 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.41 2,593
10 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.39 2,679
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.38 4,122
12 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.38 3,824
13 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.37 4,311
14 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.35 2,354
15 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.34 2,106
16 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.34 3,402
17 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.32 2,096
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.31 1,997
19 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.30 1,938
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.30 1,883
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.29 2,130
22 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.29 3,116
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.28 2,048
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.26 1,925
25 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: TRUMP TAKEN TO WALTER REED MSNBC 4:53 PM 127 0.26 3,119
26 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.26 2,843
27 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 2:00 AM 30 0.26 713
28 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.26 2,307
29 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.26 2,674
30 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 2:30 AM 30 0.26 694
31 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 10:33 PM 27 0.26 1,013
32 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.25 2,543
33 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,032
34 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.25 1,581
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.24 2,736
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.24 1,708
37 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.23 2,133
38 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 84 0.23 662
39 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 2,533
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 2,336
41 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.21 563
42 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,942
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.19 2,282
44 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,392
45 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 2,400
46 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.19 2,187
47 MSNBC PRES CAMPAIGN TRAIL MSNBC 4:31 PM 22 0.19 2,474
48 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,839
49 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,989
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.19 2,057
51 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,828
52 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 542
53 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,129
54 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.18 1,597
55 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: FL TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.18 906
56 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 63 0.18 1,056
57 SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.18 716
58 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,885
59 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 31 0.17 2,467
60 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.17 444
61 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.17 2,200
62 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,947
63 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.16 461
64 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 529
65 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.15 1,904
66 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,732
67 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:34 PM 26 0.14 551
68 SELLING THE BIG EASY HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.14 1,133
69 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,756
70 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: LOUISIANA TECH/BYU ESPN2 9:00 PM 207 0.14 505
71 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 304
72 SELLING THE BIG EASY HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.13 1,202
73 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 331
74 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 865
75 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.12 1,079
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 313
77 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 348
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,506
79 100 DAYS WILD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:03 PM 62 0.11 721
80 LIVE RESCUE: 51 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.11 639
81 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.11 599
82 RENTERVENTION HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.10 486
83 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 240
84 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 256
85 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-4R2R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.09 306
86 UNDISPUTED L: 1013 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 181
87 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 245
88 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 280
89 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 27 0.08 361
90 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.08 350
91 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:32 AM 25 0.08 262
92 MICKEY MOUSE MIXED-UP ADV DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.08 269
93 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.08 196
94 LIGA MX L: LEON / MAZATLAN TUDN 10:30 PM 124 0.08 201
95 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: SEATTLE/LAS VEGAS ESPN2 7:00 PM 120 0.08 344
96 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY DOUBLE CROSS LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.07 311
97 SR/TRUMP CONDITION-COVID FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.07 784
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 219
99 WILDERNESS OF ERROR, A FX 9:00 PM 61 0.07 260
100 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:01 AM 23 0.07 233
101 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 170
102 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 231
103 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 167
104 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 216
105 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:30 AM 30 0.06 158
106 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 219
107 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.06 442
108 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:00 AM 30 0.06 168
109 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 309
110 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 203
111 WILDERNESS OF ERROR, A FX 10:01 PM 66 0.05 193
112 INDYCAR CENTRAL PRE USA NETWORK 3:30 PM 23 0.05 242
113 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 144
114 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / SANTOS TUDN 8:00 PM 150 0.05 137
115 HERD L: 1326 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 127
116 NFL GAMEDAY VIEW NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 156
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 229
118 NFL LIVE ESPN2 12:27 AM 33 0.05 185
119 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.05 159
120 INCREDIBLE DR POL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 535
121 INCREDIBLE DR POL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 450
122 NUESTRO HOGAR EN BAHAMAS DISCOVERY FAMILIA 11:00 PM 30 0.05 96
123 SCOOBY-DOO & GUESS WHO BOOMERANG 7:00 PM 30 0.04 88
124 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 258
125 SPONGEBOB NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.04 123
126 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.04 118
127 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 121
128 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.04 201
129 WEDDING DATE, THE: WEDDING DATE, THE OVATION 9:30 PM 120 0.04 124
130 INCREDIBLE DR POL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 359
131 SCOOBY-DOO & GUESS WHO BOOMERANG 7:30 PM 30 0.04 92
132 PGA TOUR: 2020 SANDERSON CHP GOLF CHANNEL 4:00 PM 180 0.04 268
133 HERMANOS A LA OBRA: DESAF DISCOVERY FAMILIA 10:00 PM 60 0.04 73
134 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 326
135 INDYCAR SERIES L: INDIANAPOLIS USA NETWORK 3:53 PM 121 0.04 221
136 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 119
137 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 64
138 CHASING MONSTERS ANIMAL PLANET 11:00 PM 60 0.03 191
139 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 321
140 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 296
141 NOW OR NEVER ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.03 106
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 139
143 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 331
144 INCREDIBLE DR POL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 439
145 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 80
146 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:34 AM 26 0.03 78
147 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 126
148 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:30 PM 30 0.03 222
149 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 96
150 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 289

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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.




7 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘800 Words (UPtv at 9PM)’ ratings, please? Thanks!


  2. Destiny

    So I’m guessing CNN on Friday were talking about Trump having Covid right? Predictable and probably mind numbingly boring.

    If Joe Biden wins the election they’re not going to have anything to talk about with Trump out of office.


    • Amaury

      All the more reason to reelect Trump. Hating Trump is the only thing keeping their ratings decent, LOL! But whether Trump leaves in 2021 or 2025, CNN will just be nothing once he leaves. Fox News and MSNBC will still keep pulverizing, especially the former.


    • Bruce

      It is unusual for CNN to have the second-largest total daily-viewers during a workweek (M-F).

      Normally, during the workweek, FNC has the largest total daily-viewers with MSNBC in second. During the weekends, however, MSNBC has such a drastic drop in viewership, CNN easily ascends to second. All three cable-news networks did well during Trump’s COVID on Friday.

      FNC normally averages 38.870 M during the workweek but bumped 17.091 M on Friday for a total of 55.924 M.
      MSNBC averages 23.723 M and bumped 14.748 M for a total of 38.439.
      CNN averages 18.093 M, bumped 24.773 M and totaled 42.812 M (+ 4.373 M over MSNBC).

      During the 4-11 PM timeslots, CNN had the highest average of new viewers at 1.276 M per hour. FNC averaged 578 K per hour. MSNBC 330 K per hour.


  3. Shan

    Warrior numbers on Cinemax, please.


  4. earl

    warrior at 10 on cinemax?



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