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March 29, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.26.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for MAGNUM PI and WWE SMACKDOWN.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.30/0.28.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE gained 0.02 to 0.26, and UNTUCKED ticked up to 0.18.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.24/0.36/2.9M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.18/0.31/3.6M and CNN NEWSROOM at 0.13/0.18/1M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES rose 0.05 to 0.1.  HGTV’s EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE was at 0.20/0.19 compared to last week’s 0.21/0.20.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.18 compared to last week’s 0.31/0.23.  Nickelodeon’s LOUD HOUSE was at 0.16, with CASAGRANDES at 0.14.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.15.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER climbed 0.03 to 0.13.  We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT dipped 0.02 to 0.13.  Syfy’s WYNONNA EARP gained 0.02 to 0.06.  OWN’s BELLE COLLECTIVE fell 0.03 to 0.03. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday March 26, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/MILWAUKEE ESPN 7:44 PM 140 0.30 940
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: ATLANTA/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:04 PM 141 0.28 918
3 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 13 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.26 610
4 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:25 AM 35 0.24 636
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,886
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,566
7 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.21 938
8 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.21 584
9 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 439
10 EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.20 1,230
11 EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.19 1,107
12 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.19 1,179
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,599
14 UNTUCKED 12 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.18 463
15 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 68 0.18 1,194
16 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.16 468
17 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.16 531
18 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.16 2,653
19 INGRAHAM ANGLE TOWN HALL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,587
20 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.15 542
21 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: JUSTIN BIEBER COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 120 0.15 330
22 BABY SHARK?S BIG SHOW! NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.14 526
23 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.14 446
24 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.14 959
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 971
26 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.13 363
27 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 55 0.13 1,246
28 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,191
29 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.13 572
30 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,680
31 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY JUNIOR 6:00 PM 25 0.12 439
32 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,026
33 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,407
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.12 787
35 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 388
36 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.12 573
37 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.12 340
38 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.12 322
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 951
40 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,005
41 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:02 AM 22 0.11 423
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 900
43 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,506
44 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,416
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 756
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 842
47 DELICIOUSNESS SSN2 MTV 7:30 PM 30 0.11 252
48 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 879
49 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,391
50 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,320
51 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,733
52 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,513
53 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,411
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 814
55 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.10 522
56 NASCAR CUP SERI FIN PRA L FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 60 0.10 498
57 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.10 571
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 773
59 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 291
60 PGA TOUR: WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 370 0.09 654
61 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.09 307
62 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 266
63 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.09 320
64 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 634
65 DELICIOUSNESS SSN2 MTV 7:00 PM 30 0.09 211
66 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,485
67 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,548
68 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 757
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 661
70 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 869
71 NASCAR TRUCKS FIN PRAC L FOX SPORTS 1 5:30 PM 60 0.08 335
72 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 1,147
73 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 9:35 AM 55 0.08 303
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 676
75 RAVENS HOME DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 23 0.08 260
76 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 277
77 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,019
78 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.07 597
79 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,139
80 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,337
81 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,024
82 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 909
83 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRAC L FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 60 0.07 444
84 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.07 185
85 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 890
86 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.07 385
87 SYDNEY TO THE MAX DISNEY CHANNEL 8:23 PM 23 0.07 257
88 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,020
89 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 617
90 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.07 189
91 NEW AIR FORCE ONE: FLYING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 438
92 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-17R6R01PH TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 297
93 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.07 297
94 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.06 1,167
95 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 230
96 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 207
97 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,348
98 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: NUTTY PROFESSOR, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:10 PM 170 0.06 245
99 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 907
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 955
101 BABY SHARK?S BIG SHOW! NICK JR 3:30 PM 30 0.06 221
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 901
103 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 190
104 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,390
105 LIFETIME SPECIAL: WENDY WLLMS WHT A MSS LMN EN LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 10:00 PM 121 0.06 213
106 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 1,174
107 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 296
108 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.06 171
109 NIGHTWATCH SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.06 178
110 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L: WISCONSIN/BEMIDJI STATE ESPN2 1:00 PM 160 0.06 137
111 FIRST TAKE ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.06 127
112 UNDISPUTED L: 1137 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 130
113 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 23 0.05 281
114 NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 30 0.05 295
115 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 314
116 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 471
117 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 182
118 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.05 303
119 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 169
120 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 112
121 JUST ROLL WITH IT DISNEY CHANNEL 8:46 PM 24 0.05 223
122 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.05 112
123 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 286
124 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 215
125 ENGINE MASTERS MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.04 189
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 180
127 HERD L: 1452 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 126
128 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 156
129 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 276
130 BARRETT JACKSON LIVE: SCOTTSDALE AUCTION 2021 D3 P2 HISTORY 4:00 PM 180 0.04 356
131 NASCAR TRUCKS PRACTICE L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.04 267
132 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 468
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 158
134 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 73
135 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 352
136 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 126
137 CROSSROADS CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.04 135
138 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 235
139 PATH TO THE DRAFT: PRO DAY SPECIAL: BYU NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 120 0.03 100
140 AMHQ EARLY THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 145
141 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPNU 7:25 AM 69 0.03 113
142 BELLE COLLECTIVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.03 180
143 SOCIO S5, EL UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 91
144 LAST DROP, THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 196
145 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPNU 10:55 AM 69 0.03 105
146 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.03 342
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 126
148 SNAPPED: 1114 THE CASE CONTINUES: JODI ARIAS OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 120 0.03 152
149 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.03 603
150 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 1:02 PM 58 0.03 184

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Have you stopped including NewMax TV? And, if so….why?


    • Mitch Salem

      Its ratings appear when the shows are within the day’s Top 150 cable originals. We don’t report on any news programming below that threshold.



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