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April 8, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.5.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND series finale and the entire NBC line-up (BLINDSPOT, THE BLACKLIST and DATELINE) dropped 0.1 in final numbers.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Cinemax’s WARRIOR had an inauspicious start, off the chart at 0.03/157K.

A&E’s LIVE PD led Saturday cable, steady at 0.67, with the preceding clip show hour at 0.30.  ESPN2’s NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT games were at 0.41/0.24.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader WAS AT 0.39/0.38.  On Discovery, GOLD RUSH returned from a week off at 0.36, with the lead-out hour at 0.30, and the lead-in hour at 0.29.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME gained 0.04 to 0.32.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.23/0.31/2.7M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.26/2M, and CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.11/0.15/600K.  On We, MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT rose 0.03 to 0.23, and BRIDEZILLAS was up 0.02 to 0.11.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER lost 0.04 to 0.23.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES shed 0.03 to 0.22.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS slipped 0.02 to 0.22.  On ID, SECRETS OF THE MORGUE ticked up to 0.19.  Bravo’s DON’T BE TARDY was down 0.02 to 0.17.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday April 5, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 196 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.67 2,068
2 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN2 9:20 PM 115 0.41 2,139
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PORTLAND/DENVER ESPN 10:38 PM 141 0.39 952
4 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/INDIANA ESPN 8:13 PM 145 0.38 979
5 GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.36 1,498
6 NBA AFTER THE BUZZER  L ESPN 12:59 AM 15 0.33 740
7 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.32 1,714
8 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:06 PM 52 0.30 1,073
9 NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO L ESPN2 8:57 PM 23 0.30 1,664
10 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 64 0.30 1,229
11 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 13 0.29 712
12 GOLD RUSH:PARK TRAIL SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,291
13 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:14 AM 46 0.28 614
14 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN2 6:59 PM 118 0.24 1,485
15 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 2,565
16 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.23 752
17 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.23 1,447
18 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.23 638
19 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.22 881
20 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.22 463
21 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,293
22 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.22 848
23 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN13 MTV 8:00 PM 31 0.22 474
24 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 12:00 AM 30 0.20 546
25 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 417
26 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 12:30 AM 30 0.19 523
27 SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.19 811
28 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.19 425
29 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 441
30 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 407
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:15 PM 45 0.18 702
32 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,353
33 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 1,785
34 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 402
35 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST COMEDY CENTRAL 9:30 PM 90 0.17 322
36 DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.17 566
37 CRASHLETES NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.17 658
38 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.17 339
39 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 348
40 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,049
41 THOMAS AND FRIENDS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.16 635
42 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-13R1R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.16 460
43 SECRETS OF THE MORGUE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 688
44 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.15 356
45 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,528
46 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 30 0.15 429
47 SYDNEY TO THE MAX DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.15 571
48 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,848
49 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 30 0.14 361
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,542
51 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.14 560
52 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 276
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,571
54 MEG, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 113 0.14 411
55 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,193
56 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 287
57 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,776
58 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,576
59 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 60 0.13 530
60 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 816
61 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 119 0.12 766
62 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 812
63 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 643
64 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,247
65 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,115
66 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 25 0.12 543
67 THIS IS NOT HAPPENING COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 30 0.12 245
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,641
69 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,219
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,398
71 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 119 0.11 572
72 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: I ALMOST MARRIED SRL KLLR LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.11 500
73 GIGANTOSAURUS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 25 0.11 456
74 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,031
75 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,134
76 BRIDEZILLAS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.11 335
77 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:00 PM 130 0.11 295
78 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,491
79 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 612
80 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.10 263
81 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,503
82 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 642
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 625
84 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.09 223
85 ANIMAL CRIBS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.09 328
86 MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 25 0.09 495
87 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 641
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 574
89 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,394
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 606
91 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,095
92 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,251
93 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 683
94 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 577
95 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,192
96 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 604
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 566
98 30 MINUTE MEALS FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.08 349
99 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 478
100 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-13R1R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 AM 120 0.08 215
101 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,003
102 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 505
103 NASCAR M.E. CUP QUALIFY L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.08 395
104 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD: 614 FAMILY BUSINESS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.08 334
105 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.08 284
106 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,077
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 587
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 974
109 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 134 0.07 231
110 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.07 257
111 FANCY NANCY DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 25 0.07 389
112 LIGA MX L: VERACRUZ / ATLAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:30 PM 150 0.07 189
113 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 889
114 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 805
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 887
116 UNDISPUTED L: 644 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 158
117 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 273
118 WYATT CENACS PROBLEM AREA HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 31 0.07 299
119 CAKE MASTERS COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 231
120 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 9:00 PM 60 0.06 312
121 NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO L ESPN2 6:38 PM 21 0.06 303
122 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 815
123 LEGENDARY CATCH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.06 246
124 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 439
125 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 825
126 NFL LIVE ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.06 185
127 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 766
128 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 318
129 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 11:00 PM 60 0.05 305
130 CAKE MASTERS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 151
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 217
132 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 376
133 PGA TOUR: 2019 VALERO TEXAS OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 4:00 PM 180 0.05 409
134 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.05 302
135 NASCAR XFINITY FIN PRAC L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.05 191
136 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 7:00 PM 60 0.05 204
137 CAKE MASTERS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 136
138 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2019 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:01 PM 12 0.05 151
139 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:08 PM 23 0.04 119
140 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 263
141 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 102
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 191
143 UNCOVERED: BEN YAHWEH: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 11:00 PM 120 0.04 162
144 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 104
145 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: OAK AT HOU/CHC AT MIL MLB NETWORK 8:11 PM 183 0.04 186
146 DAYTIME MOVIE: WEDDING CRASHERS FREEFORM 11:00 AM 150 0.04 99
147 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 29 0.04 218
148 JUSTICE LEAGUE: JUSTICE LEAGUE MAXPRIME 7:55 PM 120 0.04 159
149 READY PLAYER ONE: READY PLAYER ONE HBO PRIME 2:10 PM 140 0.04 95
150 SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE: SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE POP 7:00 PM 210 0.04 140

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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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