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February 22, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.19.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for SHARK TANK, MACGYVER and WWE SMACKDOWN.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.49/0.33/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.42/0.34/0.24.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.41/0.31.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE gained 0.04 to 0.25, and UNTUCKED was steady at 0.16.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES ticked down to 0.24.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.20/0.33/2.7M, with CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.190.27/1.4M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.27/2.6M.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP was at 0.22/0.19 compared to last week’s 0.18.  On History, ANCIENT ALIENS dropped 0.04 to 0.16, and THE UNXPLAINED was at 0.14.  A&E’s RESCUE CAM edged up 0.02 to 0.12.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN gained 0.02 to 0.09.  FX’s HIP-HOP UNCOVERED was at 0.09/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.10/0.10.  OWN’s BELLE COLLECTIVE was at 0.06.  HBO’s PAINTING WITH JOHN ticked down to 0.02/89K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday February 19, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 68 0.49 2,226
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: UTAH/LA CLIPPERS ESPN 10:06 PM 153 0.41 1,245
3 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:08 PM 67 0.33 1,691
4 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: CHICAGO/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:44 PM 142 0.31 972
5 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.25 605
6 DDD NATION FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.24 921
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:39 AM 56 0.23 637
8 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.22 692
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,726
10 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,356
11 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,504
12 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 10:01 PM 11 0.19 601
13 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,467
14 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,782
15 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,224
16 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,784
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,517
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,305
19 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 1,341
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,554
21 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.17 593
22 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,532
23 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.16 998
24 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.16 587
25 UNTUCKED 12 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.16 416
26 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,310
27 GOLD RUSH:WHITE WATER SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:15 PM 67 0.16 810
28 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.16 459
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,366
30 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,603
31 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 2,005
32 FROZEN IN TIME REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:03 PM 30 0.15 968
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,139
34 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,886
35 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,122
36 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,895
37 SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRING DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 24 0.14 540
38 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 972
39 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.14 382
40 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,878
41 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 363
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,014
43 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.13 344
44 FROZEN IN TIME REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:33 PM 30 0.13 821
45 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 2,001
46 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 356
47 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:35 AM 60 0.12 342
48 RESCUE CAM A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.12 477
49 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 284
50 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 295
51 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:03 AM 22 0.12 513
52 PATRICE ONEAL KILLING IS: PATRICE ONEAL KILLING IS EASY COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 120 0.12 268
53 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 307
54 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.12 285
55 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 809
56 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 948
57 LIGA MX L: FC JUAREZ / MAZATLAN TUDN 10:29 PM 124 0.11 256
58 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,578
59 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,641
60 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.11 824
61 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.11 486
62 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 2,035
63 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: DAYTONA ROAD COURSE FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 187 0.11 628
64 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.10 522
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 243
66 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.10 576
67 PGA TOUR: GENESIS INVITATIONAL GOLF CHANNEL 1:58 PM 242 0.10 709
68 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 361
69 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,256
70 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,439
71 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,306
72 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,634
73 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,267
74 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 1,371
75 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / MONTERREY TUDN 8:00 PM 149 0.10 208
76 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 227
77 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 93 0.09 346
78 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 244
79 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.09 363
80 ARE YOU AFRAID NEW NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.09 321
81 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.09 1,591
82 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 371
83 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 3:19 PM 32 0.09 1,287
84 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 19 0.09 1,196
85 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 221
86 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,472
87 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,253
88 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 636
89 HIP HOP UNCOVERED FX 10:18 PM 78 0.09 200
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,162
91 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 12:00 AM 60 0.08 213
92 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY JUNIOR 7:30 PM 25 0.08 356
93 LWATL UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:33 PM 30 0.08 291
94 MICKEY MOUSE MIXED-UP ADV DISNEY JUNIOR 6:00 PM 25 0.08 319
95 HIP HOP UNCOVERED FX 9:00 PM 78 0.08 162
96 BELOW DECK BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.08 201
97 DEER SQUAD NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.08 260
98 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 417
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,444
100 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,340
101 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,355
102 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.07 379
103 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,229
104 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,208
105 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,499
106 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,340
107 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,082
108 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,429
109 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 23 0.06 337
110 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:33 AM 27 0.06 105
111 DEER SQUAD NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.06 311
112 BELLE COLLECTIVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 218
113 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 507
114 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.06 739
115 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 199
116 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.05 210
117 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 276
118 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 496
119 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 544
120 UNDISPUTED L: 1112 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 131
121 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 195
122 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 260
123 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 167
124 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 779
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 181
126 GET A CLUE GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.05 380
127 COLL BSKTBL: MTN WEST L FOX SPORTS 1 10:37 PM 96 0.04 148
128 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 159
129 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.04 151
130 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 569
131 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 507
132 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: HIS KILLER FAN LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.04 304
133 HERD L: 1428 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 135
134 LBZ NEXT GENERATION FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 12 0.04 524
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 214
136 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 324
137 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 266
138 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 138
139 NASCAR RACEDAY:TRCKS L FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 60 0.04 242
140 GOLF CENTRAL-POST: N/A GOLF CHANNEL 6:00 PM 120 0.04 243
141 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 286
142 PORT PROTECT ALASKA SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:12 PM 60 0.04 383
143 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 119
144 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 94
145 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.04 214
146 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN: MENS SEMIFINAL ESPN2 2:00 PM 180 0.04 156
147 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 287
148 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L ESPN 6:00 AM 15 0.03 180
149 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 6:15 AM 45 0.03 165
150 ENGINE MASTERS MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.03 182

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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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