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March 20, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.17.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  The primetime NCAA TOURNAMENT games on CBS adjusted to 1.3/1.3 in final numbers.  Elsewhere, DATELINE fell 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 17.FRI

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Friday cable was once again all about the NCAA TOURNAMENT, with 15 of the Top 20 slots going to games or related programming.  The top-rated honors technically went to a 12-minute transition piece on TBS with 0.88, but the top game was TNT’s Michigan State vs. Miami at 0.77.  Discovery broke into the basketball with a special episode of GOLD RUSH, which was down 0.48 from last week’s regular episode to 0.57.  Lifetime’s BRING IT and THE RAP GAME were both at 0.42, respectively up 0.02 and down 0.02, and the network again ran an episode of THE POP GAME out of primetime, up 0.02 to 0.24. We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT jumped a tenth to 0.39. A&E’s LIVE PD ticked up to 0.37.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was steady at 0.33. HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME fell a tenth to 0.25.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS slipped 0.03 to 0.23.  On TLC, A HAUNTING returned at 0.15, with lead-out GHOST BROTHERS also at 0.15.  HBO’s adult-animated ANIMALS returned at 0.08, not helped by the fact that REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER had the week off.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 17.FRI

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday March 17, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TBS NCAA BK CHP-BRG-DYFR2 TBS NETWORK 6:54 PM 12 0.88 2,129
2 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: MICHIGAN ST/MIAMI TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:19 PM 131 0.77 2,298
3 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1: TROY/DUKE TBS NETWORK 7:06 PM 142 0.75 2,216
4 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: RHODE ISLAND/CREIGHTON TBS NETWORK 4:29 PM 145 0.73 1,923
5 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: MARQUETTE/SOUTH CAROLINA TBS NETWORK 9:47 PM 136 0.61 1,835
6 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1: UC DAVIS/KANSAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:41 PM 137 0.58 1,729
7 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.57 2,186
8 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: TX. SOUTH/NORTH CAROLINA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:05 PM 137 0.51 1,560
9 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: KENT ST/UCLA TRUTV 10:03 PM 131 0.51 1,509
10 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRFR TBS NETWORK 9:28 PM 19 0.45 1,389
11 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:48 PM 17 0.44 1,247
12 BRING IT! LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.42 1,097
13 RAP GAME LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.42 1,056
14 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: SETON HALL/ARKANSAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:22 PM 146 0.40 1,130
15 TNT NCAA BK CHP-BRG-DYFR2 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:22 PM 19 0.39 1,143
16 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 10:00 PM 65 0.39 1,117
17 LIVE PD: 24 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.37 1,202
18 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: SOUTHERN CAL/SMU TRUTV 3:02 PM 141 0.36 1,088
19 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRFR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:58 PM 21 0.34 991
20 TRU NCAA BSK POST GAME-FR TRUTV 12:18 AM 58 0.34 807
21 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.33 1,221
22 TNT NCAA POST GUN-FR1 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:30 PM 10 0.33 901
23 SHIMMER AND SHINE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.32 1,176
24 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRFR TRUTV 9:47 PM 16 0.31 973
25 MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.30 1,036
26 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: USA VS. PUERTO RICO MLB NETWORK 10:09 PM 191 0.29 682
27 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1: KANSAS ST/CINCINNATI TRUTV 7:25 PM 142 0.29 963
28 LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 25 0.29 1,173
29 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TBS NETWORK 4:12 PM 17 0.28 659
30 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.28 1,268
31 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,351
32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,067
33 POP GAME LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:06 PM 60 0.24 582
34 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,354
35 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 8:00 PM 33 0.23 485
36 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.23 869
37 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.22 491
38 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.22 2,183
39 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,034
40 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.21 478
41 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DISNEY CHANNEL 5:30 PM 30 0.21 973
42 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.21 2,254
43 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,199
44 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.21 421
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,749
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.21 1,167
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.21 1,105
48 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,053
49 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 6:00 PM 30 0.20 1,107
50 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,700
51 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,579
52 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.20 1,192
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,863
54 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.20 444
55 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.20 1,533
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,827
57 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 PM 15 0.19 814
58 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: IONA/OREGON TBS NETWORK 1:52 PM 140 0.19 518
59 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.19 1,106
60 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,447
61 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 929
62 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 954
63 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 388
64 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,693
65 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 825
66 FIVE, THE SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,360
67 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,482
68 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 411
69 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,265
70 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,060
71 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.17 1,734
72 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 974
73 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,730
74 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 788
75 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: NEW MEXICO ST/BAYLOR TRUTV 12:30 PM 140 0.16 530
76 HAUNTING, A TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 500
77 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 299
78 GHOST BROTHERS TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 477
79 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 748
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 857
81 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,439
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 370
83 COLLEGE WRESTLING   L: NCAA WRSTLNG CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN 8:00 PM 203 0.15 443
84 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.15 387
85 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,567
86 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,703
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 852
88 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TRUTV 2:50 PM 12 0.14 449
89 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,998
90 NASCAR M.E. CUP QUALIFY L FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 90 0.14 613
91 AMC MARCH MOVIE MADNESS: HERO (2004) AMC 10:00 PM 120 0.14 411
92 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 647
93 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,147
94 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,008
95 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-PRFR TRUTV 7:00 PM 25 0.12 376
96 TBS RD TO FNL FOUR- FRI TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 22 0.12 253
97 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 1:20 AM 70 0.12 228
98 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 906
99 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 493
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 873
101 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,106
102 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 226
103 TNT RD TO FNL FOUR- FRI TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 22 0.11 282
104 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 917
105 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.11 230
106 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.10 227
107 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 60 0.10 336
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 884
109 NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 30 0.10 385
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 809
111 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 786
112 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 985
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.09 861
114 LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE HBO PRIME 5:30 PM 110 0.09 337
115 SYFY MOVIE: LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS SYFY 9:00 AM 120 0.09 364
116 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:23 PM 37 0.09 223
117 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 723
118 VICE HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 30 0.09 272
119 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 200
120 UNBREAKABLE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 107 0.08 235
121 NCAA PRESS CONFERENCES TRUTV 6:50 PM 10 0.08 248
122 ANIMALS. HBO PRIME 11:31 PM 28 0.08 275
123 LIGHTS OUT MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 81 0.07 217
124 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.07 188
125 BREAK HBO PRIME 9:47 PM 13 0.07 206
126 PITCH BLACK MAXPRIME 9:25 PM 108 0.06 178
127 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-DYFR TRUTV 12:00 PM 30 0.06 160
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 248
129 BREAK HBO PRIME 7:20 PM 10 0.06 163
130 TENNIS: ATP TOUR MASTER L: BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2017 ESPN 3:00 PM 120 0.06 148
131 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.06 178
132 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 185
133 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 184
134 NASCAR XFINITY FIN PRAC L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.05 267
135 IT TAKES A KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 11:00 PM 31 0.05 228
136 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 161
137 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 215
138 BUILDING HAWAII HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 AM 30 0.05 153
139 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 246
140 PGA TOUR: 2017 ARNOLD PALMER INVIT GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 180 0.05 427
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 263
142 HAIRSPRAY HBO PRIME 10:30 AM 116 0.05 107
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 217
144 MICHAELA HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 217
145 CESAR MILLANS DOG NATION NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 219
146 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 254
147 WORLD STAR TV MTV2 11:00 PM 30 0.05 85
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 197
149 NASCAR M.E. CUP PRAC L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 90 0.04 251
150 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 348

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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.