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May 4, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.1.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary Friday ratings.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD led Friday cable, up 0.04 to 0.48, with LIVE PD: WANTED steady at 0.37, and the lead-in hour up a tick to 0.22.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ticked down to 0.34, RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE was down 0.08 to 0.23, and UNTUCKED fell 0.08 to 0.11.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.33/0.24 compared to last week’s 0.36/0.26.  Cable news was topped by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.31/0.49/4M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.26/0.39/2.8M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.25/0.38/1.7M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES edged up 0.02 to 0.31.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME gained 0.03 to 0.26.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET dropped 0.04 to 0.24.  We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT dipped 0.04 to 0.23.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.14/0.12/0.11.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER slipped 0.02 to 0.14, and BETTY premiered at 0.03. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 1, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 291 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.48 1,851
2 LIVE PD: WANTED A&E NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.37 1,316
3 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 12 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.34 701
4 GOLD RUSH:PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 73 0.33 1,886
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.31 3,967
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 4,013
7 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.31 1,033
8 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,465
9 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 11:00 PM 30 0.26 997
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.26 2,783
11 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.25 1,704
12 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.25 1,412
13 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:13 PM 121 0.24 1,174
14 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.24 912
15 RUPAULS: SECRET CELEBRITY VH1 9:30 PM 90 0.23 551
16 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 3,222
17 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.23 962
18 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.23 2,311
19 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 1,378
20 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,411
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,599
22 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,477
23 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.22 2,855
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.22 1,346
25 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.22 917
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.22 1,390
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.21 1,468
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 1,448
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,501
30 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,421
31 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,295
32 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 2,094
33 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,248
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,368
35 E:60 ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.19 517
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,336
37 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,889
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,091
39 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 2,028
40 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 2,105
41 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,590
42 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 2,181
43 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 2,054
44 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,676
45 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 31 0.14 396
46 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,543
47 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 180 0.14 636
48 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,807
49 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,925
50 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.14 577
51 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.14 544
52 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 48 0.14 1,197
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,929
54 FLASHBACK FRIDAY: COCKTAIL AMC 10:30 PM 120 0.13 394
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 897
56 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 28 0.13 316
57 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.13 1,630
58 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 262
59 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.12 640
60 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,337
61 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 254
62 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,761
63 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 263
64 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,191
65 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,125
66 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,129
67 DISNEY MOVIE: SECRETARIAT ESPN 8:30 PM 135 0.11 628
68 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,402
69 UNTUCKED 11 VH1 11:00 PM 30 0.11 304
70 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.11 618
71 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,236
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,224
73 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:38 AM 25 0.11 1,147
74 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,294
75 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 314
76 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 307
77 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:03 PM 57 0.10 1,182
78 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 312
79 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.10 426
80 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 258
81 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,501
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 38 0.10 1,087
83 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 25 0.10 399
84 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:00 PM 61 0.09 257
85 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 716
86 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.09 193
87 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 10:59 AM 24 0.09 413
88 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,398
89 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:14 PM 46 0.09 556
90 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 398
91 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:01 PM 2 0.09 200
92 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:02 PM 28 0.09 212
93 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 31 0.08 258
94 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 268
95 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 371
96 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 227
97 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 230
98 DIRTY DANCING: DIRTY DANCING POP 8:00 PM 150 0.07 213
99 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.07 169
100 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 224
101 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:45 PM 75 0.07 227
102 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 588
103 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 435
104 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.06 354
105 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 321
106 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 363
107 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:04 AM 28 0.06 195
108 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 192
109 LATE MOVIE: FRIDAY FREEFORM 12:00 AM 120 0.06 111
110 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.05 383
111 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 317
112 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 569
113 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 363
114 UNDISPUTED SP L: 914 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 113
115 HOT CHICK, THE HBO PRIME 12:45 PM 104 0.05 117
116 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.05 255
117 FRIDAY NIGHT IN AMC 10:00 PM 30 0.04 181
118 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.04 220
119 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 285
120 HERD: COLIN COWHERD L: 1225 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 112
121 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 215
122 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.04 167
123 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.04 166
124 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 131
125 ACUMULADORES COMPU S4 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.04 75
126 MLB THE SHOW 20 FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.04 70
127 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 457
128 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.04 86
129 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 140
130 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.04 148
131 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 72
132 BUDDY VS DUFF COOKING CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.03 128
133 E:60 ESPNEWS 10:00 PM 60 0.03 74
134 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:45 AM 55 0.03 95
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 189
136 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 94
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 168
138 GEORGIA RULE: GEORGIA RULE POP 10:30 PM 150 0.03 95
139 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 148
140 HIDDEN KINGDOMS OF CHINA NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 292
141 BETTY HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 27 0.03 158
142 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 40 0.03 165
143 HIDDEN KINGDOMS OF CHINA NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 241
144 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 69
145 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 164
146 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 155
147 MLB THE SHOW 20 FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 PM 60 0.02 46
148 PATH TO THE DRAFT NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.02 80
149 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.02 64
150 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.02 292

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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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