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March 22, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.19.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The NCAA TOURNAMENT games on CBS adjusted to 0.99/0.98, which compared to 0.9/1.2 for the first round in 2019.  In addition, WWE SMACKDOWN adjusted up to the next tenth.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The NCAA TOURNAMENT accounted for 10 of Friday’s Top 11 cable telecasts, with games on TBS at 0.84/0.61/0.49/0.20, on TNT at 0.73/0.68/0.24/0.16, and on Tru at 0.28/0.25/0.18/0.12.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.32/0.23 compared to last week’s 0.34/0.25/0.18.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE slipped 0.02 to 0.24, and UNTUCKED was down 0.02 to 0.17.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME gained 0.03 to 0.22, and EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE was at 0.21/0.20.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES dropped 0.05 to 0.16.  We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT returned at 0.15.  A&E’s RESCUE CAM was at 0.13.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER fell 0.04 to 0.10.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN rose 0.03 to 0.08.  OWN’s BELLE COLLECTIVE was at 0.06.  Syfy’s WYNONNA EARP was down 0.05 to 0.04. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday March 19, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1 TBS NETWORK 6:28 PM 114 0.84 2,677
2 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1: NORTH TEXAS VS PURDUE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:17 PM 159 0.73 2,347
3 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: WINTHROP VS VILLANOVA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:03 PM 146 0.68 1,968
4 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: RUTGERS VS CLEMSON TBS NETWORK 9:12 PM 140 0.61 1,983
5 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: GA TECH VS LOYOLA-CHI TBS NETWORK 4:09 PM 130 0.49 1,703
6 TNT NCAA BK CHP-PRE-PRFR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:47 PM 17 0.42 1,279
7 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: OREGON ST VS TENNESSEE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:27 PM 140 0.41 1,470
8 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRFR TBS NETWORK 8:54 PM 18 0.40 1,434
9 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 108 0.32 1,935
10 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR2: MOREHEAD ST VS WEST VIRGINIA TRUTV 10:22 PM 140 0.28 1,006
11 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: COLGATE VS ARKANSAS TRUTV 12:30 PM 158 0.25 878
12 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.24 582
13 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: UTAH ST VS TEXAS TECH TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:30 PM 145 0.24 729
14 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:48 PM 67 0.23 1,470
15 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.22 1,333
16 EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.21 1,307
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,860
18 EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.20 1,374
19 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR1: DREXEL VS ILLINOIS TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 142 0.20 791
20 TRU NCAA BSK POST GAME-FR TRUTV 12:46 AM 53 0.19 550
21 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYFR2: HARTFORD VS BAYLOR TRUTV 3:24 PM 137 0.18 648
22 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,549
23 UNTUCKED 12 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.17 391
24 LIGA MX LF FRI: MAZATLAN / AMERICA TUDN 10:57 PM 126 0.16 384
25 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:55 PM 32 0.16 639
26 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:03 AM 22 0.16 587
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.16 2,540
28 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.16 971
29 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.16 872
30 ARE YOU AFRAID NEW NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.15 487
31 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.15 670
32 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,818
33 COLLEGE WRESTLING   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 PM 180 0.14 436
34 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TBS NETWORK 3:22 PM 47 0.13 562
35 RESCUE CAM A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.13 550
36 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,072
37 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.12 614
38 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 370
39 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.12 2,226
40 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 991
41 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.12 490
42 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 928
43 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRFR1: CLEVELAND ST VS HOUSTON TRUTV 7:07 PM 145 0.12 421
44 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:30 AM 60 0.11 340
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 810
46 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 850
47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,068
48 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.11 373
49 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,047
50 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 919
51 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,690
52 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.10 294
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 830
54 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.10 412
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 953
56 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.10 353
57 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRFR TRUTV 9:32 PM 50 0.10 435
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 955
59 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,463
60 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 322
61 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 59 0.10 1,051
62 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYFR TRUTV 3:08 PM 16 0.10 437
63 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,516
64 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 5:49 PM 22 0.10 1,751
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 981
66 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,164
67 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 3:40 PM 55 0.09 329
68 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 705
69 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,110
70 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 25 0.09 364
71 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,582
72 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 23 0.09 332
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,324
74 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.09 1,310
75 SYDNEY TO THE MAX DISNEY CHANNEL 8:24 PM 24 0.09 363
76 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 783
77 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,127
78 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 638
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 702
80 JUST ROLL WITH IT DISNEY CHANNEL 8:48 PM 23 0.08 353
81 RAVENS HOME DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 24 0.08 323
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 234
83 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,352
84 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.08 560
85 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,257
86 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,527
87 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:11 PM 49 0.08 1,478
88 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 94 0.08 329
89 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / FC JUAREZ TUDN 8:30 PM 147 0.07 181
90 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 109 0.07 1,530
91 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,348
92 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,161
93 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: ALEC BALDWIN COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 120 0.07 252
94 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.07 238
95 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 275
96 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.07 1,364
97 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.06 551
98 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,032
99 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.06 217
100 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 1,174
101 UNDISPUTED L: 1132 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 144
102 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,234
103 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-DYFR TRUTV 12:00 PM 30 0.06 200
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 943
105 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 1,011
106 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 305
107 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY EXCU: KIDNAP BEACH LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.06 335
108 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 857
109 BELLE COLLECTIVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 218
110 DOUBLE CROSS TRUTV 1:39 AM 30 0.06 194
111 HERD L: 1447 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 136
112 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: DALLAS/PORTLAND NBA-TV 10:00 PM 148 0.05 181
113 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.05 283
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 1,022
115 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 1,130
116 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 350
117 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.05 1,007
118 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.05 335
119 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 170
120 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 1,088
121 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 472
122 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 314
123 ENGINE MASTERS MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.05 263
124 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 227
125 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 319
126 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.04 202
127 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-PRFR TRUTV 6:30 PM 7 0.04 152
128 LWATL UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:34 PM 30 0.04 235
129 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 170
130 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 368
131 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.04 326
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 222
133 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 954
134 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.04 194
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 194
136 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 228
137 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.04 186
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 149
139 SUB 23 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: HONDURAS / HAITI TUDN 5:55 PM 127 0.04 93
140 PGA TOUR: HONDA CLS GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 240 0.04 498
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 184
142 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 278
143 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 78
144 DOUBLE CROSS TRUTV 5:41 PM 30 0.03 141
145 NIGHTWATCH SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.03 159
146 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 126
147 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.03 151
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 161
149 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:28 AM 62 0.03 107
150 COMBATE AMERICAS TUDN 1:03 AM 90 0.03 63

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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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  1. 69 Road Runner

    College Hoop-Dee-Doo



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