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April 27, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.24.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  MAGNUM PI gained 0.1 in final numbers, and the NFL DRAFT lost the same (but was still up 0.2 from last year’s Friday network portion). 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The ESPN portion of the NFL DRAFT was again dominant at 1.52, up 0.54 from 2019 (with 0.36 for the NFL Network telecast).  A&E’s LIVE PD dipped 0.05 to 0.44, and LIVE PD: WANTED was up 0.04 to 0.37.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.36/0.26 compared to last week’s 0.43/0.23/0.18.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE rose 0.06 to 0.35, RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE was at 0.31, and UNTUCKED was down 0.04 to 0.19.  Cable news, in the absence of an extended White House press conference, was led by Fox News’s THE FIVE at 0.30/0.48/4M, with CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.26/0.41/2M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.21/0.34/2.9M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was at 0.29 compared to last week’s 0.34/0.29.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET was steady at 0.28.  We’s MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT climbed 0.04 to 0.27.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME was at 0.23/0.19 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.21.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER dropped 0.05 to 0.16. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday April 24, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL DRAFT               L: ROUNDS 2-3 ESPN 7:00 PM 304 1.52 3,807
2 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:04 AM 56 0.49 1,007
3 LIVE PD: 289 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.44 1,735
4 LIVE PD: WANTED A&E NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.37 1,219
5 GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.36 1,984
6 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.36 983
7 NFL DRAFT: 2020 NFL DRAFT DAY 2 RD 2-3 NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 304 0.36 1,051
8 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 12 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.35 688
9 RUPAULS: SECRET CELEBRITY VH1 9:30 PM 90 0.31 685
10 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.30 1,344
11 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.30 3,962
12 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,129
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 3,724
14 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.28 932
15 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.27 994
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 3,277
17 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.26 2,002
18 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 64 0.26 1,377
19 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.26 653
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.25 1,757
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.24 1,782
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 1,684
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.23 1,595
24 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.23 1,382
25 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 1,555
26 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,931
27 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 3,339
28 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.23 2,356
29 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.23 2,128
30 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.23 1,711
31 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,605
32 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,718
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,691
34 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.21 897
35 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,867
36 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.21 1,305
37 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.21 2,247
38 NFL LIVE                L: N/A ESPN 3:00 PM 120 0.21 567
39 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 577
40 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,705
41 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,404
42 UNTUCKED 11 VH1 11:00 PM 30 0.19 476
43 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.19 1,288
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,518
45 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 448
46 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.17 501
47 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 2,005
48 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 466
49 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,962
50 FX MOVIE PRIME: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE FX 8:00 PM 180 0.17 527
51 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 2,045
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,295
53 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.16 784
54 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 49 0.16 1,303
55 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 2,072
56 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 452
57 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,590
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 2,051
59 SP HGTV SMART HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.15 734
60 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 2,053
61 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 6:00 PM 39 0.14 1,762
62 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 5:39 PM 21 0.14 1,940
63 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.14 2,204
64 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.13 621
65 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:33 AM 37 0.13 1,583
66 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:10 PM 50 0.13 1,789
67 ALASKA: LAST FRONTIER SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:06 PM 60 0.13 972
68 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,896
69 DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 59 0.13 515
70 NFL DRAFT KICKOFF: N/A NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 120 0.13 347
71 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,761
72 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 39 0.12 2,077
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,052
74 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 330
75 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,639
76 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 11:01 AM 24 0.12 518
77 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:39 PM 81 0.12 1,782
78 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 33 0.12 1,266
79 ROCKETEER SERIES DISNEY JUNIOR 5:30 PM 25 0.12 488
80 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,306
81 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.12 510
82 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,480
83 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,672
84 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.11 443
85 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,484
86 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,484
87 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,562
88 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.11 958
89 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:04 AM 60 0.11 330
90 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.10 618
91 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 31 0.10 318
92 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,453
93 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 788
94 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.10 278
95 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 448
96 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.09 407
97 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 398
98 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 424
99 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 31 0.09 235
100 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 232
101 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 399
102 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 423
103 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 28 0.08 328
104 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.08 420
105 FRIDAY NIGHT IN AMC 10:00 PM 30 0.08 263
106 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,106
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 570
108 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:06 PM 54 0.07 453
109 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.07 420
110 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.07 325
111 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.07 359
112 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 330
113 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.06 249
114 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 208
115 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 364
116 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 473
117 UNDISPUTED SP L: 909 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 152
118 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 371
119 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.06 309
120 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 351
121 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:04 AM 28 0.05 175
122 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 120
123 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 640
124 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.05 223
125 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.05 169
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 211
127 NFL DRAFT: 2020 NFL DRAFT: ROUND 1 ESPN2 3:00 PM 240 0.05 145
128 CATCHING SRL: SAM LITTLE: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 5:00 PM 120 0.04 200
129 HERD: COLIN COWHERD L: 1220 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 127
130 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.04 185
131 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 126
132 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 118
133 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 181
134 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 114
135 ACUMULADOR COMPU S4 OV UNIVERSO 2:00 AM 60 0.03 61
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 171
137 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.03 269
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 155
139 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 40 0.03 146
140 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 91
141 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.03 343
142 GOLIC AND WINGO     L ESPN2 6:00 AM 60 0.03 71
143 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 170
144 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.03 165
145 ACUMULADORES COMPU S4 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 61
146 QUIEN DA MAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.03 78
147 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS – S11 UNIVERSO 2:00 PM 30 0.03 84
148 QUIEN DA MAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:30 PM 30 0.03 72
149 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 203
150 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS – S11 UNIVERSO 2:30 PM 30 0.03 88

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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.




3 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    Great night for CBS. And these NFL draft numbers for the later rounds are astonishing.


  2. Fernando

    Both drag race shows were great


  3. Tenter

    Do you have the Nicktoons ratings for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles please aired at 8PM and 8:30PM please? Both were new to Nicktoons.



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