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March 1, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.26.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no significant adjustments to the preliminary Friday ratings.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.49/0.30.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.38/0.26/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.49/0.33/0.16.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP was at 0.25 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.19.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.20/0.26/2.9M, with CNN’s ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT at 0.19/0.26/1.4M and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.27/2.4M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES dropped 0.04 to 0.20.  A&E’s RESCUE CAM gained 0.03 to 0.15.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE fell 0.11 to 0.14.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was at 0.13, and PAINTING WITH JOHN was up 0.02 to 0.04.  On History, THE UNXPLAINED was at 0.12/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.14, and ANCIENT ALIENS was down 0.04 to 0.12.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN ticked up to 0.10.  FX’s HIP-HOP UNCOVERED was at 0.07/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.09/0.08.  OWN’s BELLE COLLECTIVE ticked down to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday February 26, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PORTLAND/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:12 PM 145 0.49 1,348
2 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 69 0.38 2,145
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: INDIANA/BOSTON ESPN 7:44 PM 148 0.30 949
4 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:37 AM 60 0.28 751
5 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:09 PM 69 0.26 1,596
6 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.25 694
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,852
8 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.20 944
9 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,405
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,159
11 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,542
12 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,211
13 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,181
14 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.17 480
15 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,204
16 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,123
17 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,172
18 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.16 740
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,406
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,165
21 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,678
22 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,577
23 RESCUE CAM A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.15 646
24 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.15 2,697
25 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.15 818
26 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 377
27 RUPAULS DRAG RACE SPECIAL VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.14 448
28 FROZEN IN TIME REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.14 763
29 DPLUS FL: FEAR THY NEIGHB INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 604
30 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.14 567
31 LIGA MX L: MAZATLAN / QUERETARO TUDN 10:27 PM 120 0.13 288
32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,007
33 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:18 PM 65 0.13 759
34 TS MADISON: FL WETV 10:01 PM 16 0.13 401
35 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.13 462
36 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY JUNIOR 6:00 PM 25 0.13 406
37 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 2,040
38 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 57 0.13 1,111
39 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.12 404
40 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:37 AM 58 0.12 362
41 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 1,129
42 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.12 345
43 SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRING DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 25 0.12 517
44 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.12 944
45 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.12 943
46 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 11:00 PM 90 0.12 873
47 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,926
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 972
49 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,638
50 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.11 368
51 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,836
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 931
53 FROZEN IN TIME REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.11 754
54 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,414
55 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,584
56 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:03 AM 22 0.10 508
57 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 93 0.10 438
58 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,416
59 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 288
60 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 310
61 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.10 361
62 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.10 534
63 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,700
64 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 302
65 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,507
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 971
67 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.10 409
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,505
69 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.09 336
70 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.09 288
71 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,172
72 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,367
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,317
74 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 251
75 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 263
76 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 836
77 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.09 316
78 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 23 0.08 376
79 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,166
80 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,235
81 PGA TOUR: WGC-MEXICO GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 300 0.08 612
82 ARE YOU AFRAID NEW NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.08 296
83 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.08 318
84 LWATL UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:33 PM 30 0.08 338
85 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 325
86 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.08 1,885
87 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:27 AM 33 0.07 141
88 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,222
89 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,861
90 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 248
91 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,338
92 HIP HOP UNCOVERED FX 9:00 PM 84 0.07 176
93 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:30 AM 30 0.07 492
94 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,133
95 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 196
96 HIP HOP UNCOVERED FX 10:24 PM 85 0.07 157
97 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: BRUTAL BRIDESMAIDS LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.07 366
98 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 874
99 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 24 0.06 381
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 1,165
101 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 241
102 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.06 1,285
103 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:05 AM 26 0.06 1,009
104 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 475
105 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / NECAXA TUDN 8:00 PM 147 0.06 177
106 SOCIO S5, EL UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.06 135
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 553
108 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 1,179
109 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 1,129
110 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 1,162
111 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 6:00 PM 30 0.05 283
112 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 1,209
113 BELLE COLLECTIVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.05 187
114 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 319
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:31 AM 29 0.04 992
116 HERD L: 1433 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 128
117 UNDISPUTED SP L: 1117 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 102
118 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 2:00 PM 60 0.04 193
119 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 150
120 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 119 0.04 253
121 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.04 494
122 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 1,098
123 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 331
124 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 3:00 PM 60 0.04 185
125 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 366
126 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 360
127 PAINTING WITH JOHN HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 24 0.04 209
128 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.04 117
129 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 112
130 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 175
131 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.04 123
132 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 328
133 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.03 462
134 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 166
135 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 802
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 155
137 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.03 147
138 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.03 526
139 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.03 216
140 LPGA TOUR: GAINBRIDGE GOLF CHANNEL 6:30 PM 120 0.03 216
141 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 236
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 136
143 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 298
144 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1074 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 78
145 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.03 490
146 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.03 233
147 DEER SQUAD NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.03 121
148 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.03 116
149 B1G MENS LACROSSE L: MARYLAND / PENN STATE BIG TEN NETWORK 5:30 PM 125 0.03 46
150 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 4:00 PM 60 0.03 203

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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.




13 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    ABC is kicking butt and taking names on Friday nights!!


  2. augus

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


  3. Jordan

    Do you have the ratings for “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” on Nick at 12:30 PM?


  4. 69 Road Runner

    Are there ratings available for the OTA subnetworks? Ones like:

    ION
    MeTV
    Grit
    COVI
    Charge
    Bounce
    Laff
    Movies
    Decades
    StartTV
    ION Plus (RIP!)


    • ChrisM

      I think you mean COZI with a “Z”. Unless there is a new pandemic channel?

      You forgot Heroes and Icons, Antenna, there’s a new one called TBD, Comet, we have one called THIS for movies, and there may be an FETV, but that was on cable only and since has been discontinued even though they are still around in other markets.

      And, no, I know not where you might find ratings for these channels since everything is old movies and TV. Many, if not all, of these channels are disappointments anyway.


      • 69 Road Runner

        Yes, I got a little too Cozy with the COVID and conflated the two. I like the ION channel, especially after a friend of mine got a bit part in one of their original Xmas movies a couple years back. I wasn’t trying to make a comprehensive list above but just listing a few that were representative. I like H-and-I, plus Comet and Circle. But out of all of them, Quest is probably my favorite….


      • 69 Road Runner

        I was mostly just curious about the general viewership levels for these netlets aggregated across the country and not specific ratings for any particular show


  5. Tenter

    Also what are the ratings on NickJr for The Adventures of Paddington airing at 8:30PM please?



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