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April 9, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.6.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  AGENTS OF SHIELD gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Apr 06.FRI

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s afternoon MASTERS TOURNAMENT coverage topped Friday cable at 0.73, with primetime coverage at 0.32.  A&E’s LIVE PD returned from a rerun week at 0.60.  On Discovery, GOLD RUSH rose 0.04 to 0.43, and BERING SEA GOLD ticked up to 0.34.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER came back from a week off at 0.38.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS climbed 0.09 to 0.32, MY LOTTERY DREAM HOUSE ticked up to 0.28, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.04 to 0.27.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES ticked down to 0.29.  Nickelodeon’s early evening LOUD HOUSE gained 0.03 to 0.29, and lead-outs SPONGEBOB and ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS were respectively down 0.06 to 0.26, and down 0.04 to 0.23.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT tied MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW in the demo at 0.22, with CARLSON at 0.32/2.3M in 25-54s and Total Viewers, and Maddow at 0.35/2.5M, both above CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.19/0.25/1.1M.  On We, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP ticked up to 0.20, and BRIDEZILLAS ticked up to 0.12.  Paramount’s BELLATOR LIVE was at 0.14.  The season finale of Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK was up 0.01 to 0.03/95K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Apr 06.FRI

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday April 6, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT L: SECOND ROUND ESPN 3:00 PM 286 0.73 3,913
2 LIVE PD: 107 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.60 1,900
3 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:46 PM 14 0.55 1,848
4 GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.43 2,086
5 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.38 1,840
6 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.34 1,507
7 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.33 1,300
8 MASTERS GOLF TOURN (RPT): SECOND ROUND ENCORE PRESENTATION ESPN 8:00 PM 180 0.32 1,048
9 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.32 1,416
10 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,025
11 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 30 0.29 1,330
12 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,590
13 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.28 1,485
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,317
15 SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 30 0.26 1,205
16 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.26 981
17 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.23 1,075
18 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.23 660
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 2,267
20 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.22 803
21 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,526
22 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.21 911
23 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 25 0.20 902
24 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,840
25 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 65 0.20 538
26 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.20 1,220
27 BIZAARDVARK DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.19 1,140
28 KEEP IT SPOTLESS NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.19 1,040
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,121
30 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,760
31 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 513
32 PJ MASKS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 25 0.18 802
33 OK K.O.! LETS BE HEROES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:25 PM 35 0.18 809
34 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 25 0.18 860
35 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 863
36 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.17 436
37 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 1,562
38 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 684
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 772
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,681
41 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CLEVELAND/PHILADELPHIA NBA-TV 7:00 PM 163 0.17 461
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 770
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 729
44 TANKED ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.16 500
45 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,769
46 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,221
47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 812
48 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,513
49 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,443
50 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,151
51 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,167
52 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,416
53 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,603
54 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,032
55 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.15 298
56 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 560
57 LIGA MX L: TIJUANA / ATLAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:55 PM 130 0.14 299
58 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 748
59 BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 196 PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 127 0.14 420
60 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.14 678
61 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,271
62 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 972
63 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 729
64 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,430
65 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.14 377
66 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.14 1,058
67 PAYNES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.13 512
68 JOSH GATES DEST TRUTH TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 654
69 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 703
70 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 639
71 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 25 0.13 541
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 668
73 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,371
74 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,077
75 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 385
76 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.12 298
77 BRIDEZILLAS WETV 10:05 PM 60 0.12 360
78 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,251
79 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 593
80 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,177
81 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,165
82 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,028
83 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 888
84 LOCKDOWN COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 336
85 REVOLUTION MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,251
86 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,115
87 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:43 PM 51 0.11 336
88 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 916
89 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 686
90 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 952
91 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 924
92 THIS IS NOT HAPPENING COMEDY CENTRAL 12:00 AM 30 0.10 237
93 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 762
94 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 611
95 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 808
96 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 288
97 MECHANIC: RESURRECTION HBO PRIME 8:20 PM 99 0.10 311
98 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.09 229
99 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 640
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 545
101 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 145 0.09 193
102 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MINNESOTA/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 10:34 PM 143 0.09 240
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 573
104 BELLATOR KICKBOXING: 301 – BUDAPEST PARAMOUNT 11:07 PM 129 0.09 238
105 E! NEWS E! 12:29 AM 61 0.09 248
106 X-MEN ORIGINS:WOLVERINE HBO PRIME 3:41 PM 107 0.09 247
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 506
108 GET UP ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 170
109 ROADKILL CLASSICS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.08 288
110 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 467
111 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 553
112 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:00 PM 90 0.08 201
113 VICE HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 49 0.08 268
114 DOGS PURPOSE, A SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 100 0.07 287
115 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.07 133
116 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.07 152
117 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: BAL AT NYY/CIN AT PIT MLB NETWORK 7:09 PM 321 0.07 363
118 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 478
119 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.06 149
120 ATOMIC BLONDE HBO PRIME 5:30 PM 115 0.06 226
121 ROADKILL CLASSICS VELOCITY 9:30 PM 30 0.06 236
122 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 419
123 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.06 145
124 MYSTERIES & SCANDALS OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.06 261
125 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:05 AM 55 0.06 127
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 253
127 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.06 135
128 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 2:30 PM 60 0.06 129
129 UNDISPUTED L: 396 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 155
130 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 409
131 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 330
132 NASCAR M.E. CUP QUALIFY L FOX SPORTS 1 5:30 PM 65 0.05 315
133 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 142
134 COLL BKBL AWARDS   L ESPN2 8:00 PM 101 0.05 150
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 247
136 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 7:00 AM 60 0.05 97
137 MLB INTENTIONAL TALK  L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.05 98
138 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 12:30 AM 67 0.05 144
139 OVERBOARD: OVERBOARD POP 8:00 PM 180 0.04 207
140 NFL MOCK DRAFT LIVE NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.04 103
141 AFRICAS DEADLIEST COMP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 218
142 SP IWT CNSMR ELCT SH HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 AM 60 0.04 159
143 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:57 AM 63 0.04 101
144 UNDERWORLD: UNDERWORLD MAXPRIME 11:50 PM 121 0.04 79
145 NHRA FRIDAY NITRO LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 60 0.03 215
146 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 183
147 LIVE FROM: MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 7:46 PM 121 0.03 195
148 SPLIT HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 117 0.03 109
149 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: KC AT CLE/ATL AT COL MLB NETWORK 4:12 PM 162 0.03 176
150 AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR HBO PRIME 2:00 PM 101 0.03 113

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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.




9 Comments


  1. Amaury

    I’ll take that for Stuck in the Middle and Bizaardvark. Yay! But yikes! Even Nickelodeon animation is being affected now.


    • Destiny

      Nickelodeon is doing well with Spongebob & Loud House. They’re both consistently near the top of the charts on Friday.


      • It's Lori Loud! She's the leader of M.A.S.K.!

        You enjoy coming up with excuses, don’t you?

        Both shows are steady for now, but you never know if one ends up having the total misfortune of a steep drop. Slow drops will extend your shelf life, no doubt about that. However, the inevitable will eventually happen if you can’t maintain the numbers for the earlier episodes. Never forget that!

        As for Spongebob, what works in Spongebob’s favor is an old saying from the original Vice City iteration of Flash FM where a voiceover will sometimes say “We tell you what’s good. Then we pl(repeated noises of the pl)ay it ’til you like it.” In other words, Nickelodeon bias that will prevent Spongebob from having a steep ratings drop. But remember, Nickelodeon’s bias won’t save the show forever as the inevitable will happen.

        The Louds don’t have that luxury. I mean, sure Nickelodeon is supportive of The Louds, but not to the degree of Spongebob (see the last couple of Nickelodeon kids choice awards). Nickelodeon would definitely back The Louds off of a cliff in order to save Spongebob if they have to. The Louds are lucky that the Savino scandal didn’t cause them to have a steep drop, but the current ratings for this season while steady, are worse than the first two seasons (the recent Fandom Pains episode is the lowest rated episode to date) so far. Don’t forget the real test, the post Savino era (and possibly the upcoming toyline though I think people are complete retards if they think failed toylines is the main and ONLY reason for a show’s failure). With the changes the Hollywood types will make to soothe their own egos instead of doing what’s best for business (see the new season of Reboot), I wouldn’t be surprised if Savino’s successor is “Disney” to Savino’s “George Lucas: The Washed Up Years”.

        Such a shame that a successor that can IMPROVE the show to a genre that would really mean something instead of this god awful Being Ian/Johnny Test hybrid won’t happen since this generation of retards aren’t going adjust to a “Jonny Quest” or “M.A.S.K.” type show. The Loud children deserve better. So does Bobby and Ronnie-Anne Santiago with their upcoming show, as Nickelodeon will most likely make the same stupid mistake of taking the “Joey” route (like The Cleveland Show and The Amazing Spiez did) of continuing the formula of the show you spun off from rather than the “Frasier” route of reinventing yourself from the show you spun off from. Heck, I’d rather see edits made to such great cartoons like “The Magician” and “The Centurions” where you take an episode and find a scene with a bunch of random no name civilians (like Laura Branigan’s dead husband) and replace them with The Louds (or anybody else noteworthy for that matter such as “Guilty Gear’s” Elphelt Valentine). Better to have a cameo (with no dialogue) on a great cartoon than being on a cartoon who’s formula is drying up fast (with way too many 10-minute episodes) and is starting to make the huge mistake of making real world references (political or not such as that “Teacher’s Union” episode) instead of focusing on crafting a good FICTIONAL story that the “Galaxy Rangers” and “Swat Kats” of the world does. People talk about the “edgyness” of having Lily swear, the relationship of Clyde’s dads or Luna’s love for another woman, I say forget all that and mimic the 1964 season of “Jonny Quest” instead! Not just is that more edgier than what The Loud House is doing (by today’s messed up standards), but it’s a better formula too.

        When various fanfics such as Trustworthy (which features a scene straight out of The Magician episodes “Cold Sweat” and “Multi-Flames”) and even “sinful” ones like The Loud Comic and Forbidden Desires are better than the actual episodes, that’s quite the problem. Better hope that they don’t become too well known…


  2. Destiny

    AoS matched the most recent 18-49 rating of Designated Survivor, and on a Friday too. OUAT lost around 100k viewers from its preliminary number.


  3. SKershaw

    Why do all the CBS shows do so much better with 50+ ?


    • Destiny

      CBS just attracts a really old audience. It’s not unusual to see a median age of 60+ with their shows.


  4. KevinY

    Taken’s awful performance at 8 pm should further solidify a renewal for Blindspot! Also Dynasty topping the 700k mark is probably a mini-bump from the renewal announcement.



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