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November 9, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.6.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The CBS news special gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the rerun MASTERS OF ILLUSION lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  News occupied the Top 30 slots on our chart, and CNN was again in the lead, peaking in the 9PM hour at 1.77/2.26/6.5M, with MSNBC’s LAST WORD WITH LAURENCE O’DONNELL at 0.90/1.12/4.9M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.61/0.88/4.8M.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was the top-rated non-news original, up 0.11 to 0.52, with the lead-out hour up 0.11 to 0.32.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.49.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP gained 0.04 to 0.30.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES dipped 0.05 to 0.21.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER rose 0.03 to 0.21, and HOW TO fell 0.04 to 0.04.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.17/0.13, and MY BIG ITALIAN ADVENTURE dropped 0.06 to 0.14.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE lost 0.04 to 0.12.  OWN’s READY TO LOVE was at 0.08, and PUT A RING ON IT was at 0.06.  Cinemax’s WARRIOR was steady at 0.02/83K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday November 6, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 9:00 PM 60 1.77 6,451
2 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1.72 6,267
3 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 8:00 PM 60 1.68 6,171
4 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 1.59 5,659
5 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 6:00 PM 60 1.45 5,265
6 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 5:00 PM 60 1.41 5,550
7 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 11:00 PM 60 1.35 4,987
8 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 3:00 PM 60 1.35 5,332
9 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 1:00 PM 60 1.34 5,017
10 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 2:00 PM 60 1.32 5,027
11 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 4:00 PM 60 1.28 5,246
12 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 12:00 PM 60 1.20 4,761
13 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 11:00 AM 60 1.18 4,690
14 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 10:00 AM 60 1.14 4,716
15 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 9:00 AM 60 1.03 4,210
16 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.82 3,228
17 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.80 4,941
18 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.76 3,350
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.74 4,970
20 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.72 2,759
21 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.72 4,574
22 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.62 2,718
23 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.62 4,109
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.61 4,777
25 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.58 4,781
26 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.57 3,817
27 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.57 4,021
28 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.55 4,206
29 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.55 2,054
30 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: ELECTION COVERAGE 2020 MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.54 4,158
31 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 67 0.52 2,274
32 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.51 3,375
33 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.51 2,101
34 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.49 3,460
35 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.49 3,464
36 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: MIAMI/NC STATE ESPN 7:25 PM 227 0.49 1,866
37 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.49 3,348
38 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.48 3,360
39 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.47 3,196
40 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.43 2,545
41 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.42 2,742
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.42 2,492
43 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.38 2,231
44 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.38 2,891
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.37 2,608
46 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.37 3,456
47 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.37 2,379
48 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.35 2,344
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.33 2,514
50 MORNING JOE: 2020 PRES ELECTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 240 0.33 2,656
51 GOLD RUSH:WHITE WATER SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:07 PM 66 0.32 1,380
52 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.32 2,265
53 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.30 852
54 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.30 2,264
55 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.30 2,154
56 DECISION 2020: ELECTION RESULTS 2020 MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.28 2,117
57 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.28 1,638
58 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.26 2,135
59 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.21 796
60 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 58 0.21 1,509
61 COLL FOOTBALL: MTN WEST L: BYU/BOISE ST FOX SPORTS 1 9:59 PM 211 0.20 680
62 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:12 PM 48 0.19 626
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.18 1,545
64 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 25 0.18 608
65 LIGA MX FRI: FC JUAREZ / AMERICA TUDN 10:30 PM 125 0.18 420
66 90 DAY OTHER WAY: FL TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.17 900
67 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.17 1,160
68 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.15 589
69 MY BIG ITALIAN ADVENTURE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.14 1,099
70 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.14 342
71 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.13 1,038
72 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.12 541
73 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.12 535
74 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.12 525
75 LIVE RESCUE: 59 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.12 564
76 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 368
77 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.12 331
78 90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.11 545
79 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.11 265
80 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.10 384
81 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.09 227
82 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.09 236
83 ALL ELITE WRESTLING SPCL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 PM 60 0.09 245
84 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA FC / CLUB ATLETICO DE SAN LUIS TUDN 8:00 PM 150 0.09 197
85 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 15 0.09 206
86 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-4R2R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 270
87 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: CHRISTMAS YULE BLOG, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 895
88 READY TO LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.08 297
89 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 219
90 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: PHOENIX FOX SPORTS 1 7:52 PM 127 0.08 493
91 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 272
92 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 225
93 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 66 0.08 188
94 RAVENS HOME DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 25 0.07 345
95 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.07 232
96 JUST ROLL WITH IT DISNEY CHANNEL 8:27 PM 24 0.07 282
97 HERD L: 1351 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 160
98 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.07 210
99 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 181
100 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:31 AM 23 0.06 234
101 PUT A RING ON IT OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 212
102 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 204
103 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 230
104 AMER GREED BONUS ED CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 225
105 UNDISPUTED L: 1038 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 143
106 MICKEY MOUSE MIXED-UP ADV DISNEY CHANNEL 9:01 AM 25 0.06 204
107 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 176
108 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 171
109 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.04 143
110 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.04 157
111 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.04 138
112 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:35 AM 25 0.04 104
113 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 370
114 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 232
115 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 103
116 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 145
117 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1000 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.04 83
118 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.04 137
119 TMZ SPORTS FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 AM 30 0.04 88
120 POP TV MOVIES: RUNAWAY BRIDE POP 9:00 PM 150 0.04 141
121 HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 25 0.04 288
122 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 262
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 116
124 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 99
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 178
126 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 269
127 PGA TOUR: 2020 HOUSTON OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 1:02 PM 178 0.03 254
128 FOX BET LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 30 0.03 56
129 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 80
130 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 56
131 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.03 161
132 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.03 94
133 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 104
134 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 147
135 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 130
136 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.03 167
137 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.03 60
138 ROADKILLS JUNKYARD GOLD MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.03 162
139 CHAMPIONS TOUR: 2020 CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHP GOLF CHANNEL 4:00 PM 160 0.03 207
140 NFL LIVE ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.03 76
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 150
142 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 207
143 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.02 144
144 TERROR EN CASA DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 60 0.02 95
145 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.02 154
146 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.02 61
147 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.02 78
148 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.02 63
149 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.02 250
150 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 161

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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.




9 Comments


  1. Augus

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


  2. Zee

    Can you include OAN and NewsMax in your Cable Network viewers?


  3. David

    Do you have Side Hustle (Nickelodeon) ratings, please?


  4. Bruce

    Anyone notice this is the 3rd consecutive day CNN has exceeded Fox News with total 24-hour viewers? For the past 2 years, CNN has only exceeded Fox News 4 times: Presidential Debates, Mass Shootings in TX & OH and Trump at Walter Reed for COVID.

    On Wednesday after the Election, FNC totaled 96.4 M and CNN 107 M (+ 11%)…on Thursday, FNC 71.2 M and CNN 96.4 M (+ 35%)…and Friday, FNC 51.9 M and CNN 95.5 M (+84%).

    Are Fox viewers defecting to CNN?


    • Destiny

      It’s more likely a post election win bounce. That and I believe a lot of Republicans feel unhappy that Fox News anchors(not the usual three) are so dismissive of the election fraud claims. Sorta gives the impression that Fox News may be steering back toward the left with the Trump era seemingly at an end.

      Had things gone differently Fox News would likely be topping these charts. And I’m sure once the euphoria of beating Trump has worn off they will do again.


      • Destiny

        And yes I know these are Friday numbers but most normal folk would have judged long ago that Biden had won this election. The postal ballots were trending heavily in his direction and by Friday I think everyone knew this election was done even if the msn wanted to drag it out for ratings

        That’s why I think CNN won the night because to most it was a done deal.


      • Bruce

        It’s definitely a post-election bounce for both networks, but CNN is dominating this bounce. Fox News has an average of 33 M over its weekday viewers but CNN is over by 80 M.

        I don’t think ex-Fox viewers are that fickle to go back, and NewsMax needs to step up their game to exploit the exodus. I see Rob Schmitt left Fox News for a morning show on NewsMax. He’s not a big-get but Hannity was probably not a big-get for Fox back in ’96.

        Fox News definitely took a swerve but this swerve was way before the election. Perhaps the Election was the last straw.



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