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May 14, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.11.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The season finale of BLUE BLOODS gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the MEGHAN MARKLE: AN AMERICAN PRINCESS special lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 May 11.FRI

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD rose 0.06 to 0.63.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.45.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER ticked down to 0.31, and WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS was up 0.02 to 0.09.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL climbed 0.07 to 0.27, HOUSE HUNTERS grew by 0.04 to 0.25, and MY LOTTERY DREAM HOUSE returned at 0.25.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD edged up 0.02 to 0.26, and lead-in BATTLEBOTS was at 0.26 as well.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES ticked up to 0.25.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was steady at 0.24, and TESLA FILES held at 0.20.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.24/0.41/2.5M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.22/0.34/2.1M, and CNN’s CNN TONIGHT at 0.14/0.18/700K.  On iD, THE LAST 24 was at 0.21/0.19.  Cartoon Network’s 8:15AM MIGHTY MAGISWORDS was in the Top 17 at 0.20.  On We, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP remained at 0.19.  Cinemax’s RELLIK stayed well off the chart at 0.01/62K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 May 11.FRI

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 11, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 117 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.63 1,839
2 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: WASHINGTON/TAMPA BAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 166 0.45 1,348
3 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.31 1,520
4 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,385
5 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 60 0.26 1,003
6 BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.26 1,032
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,310
8 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,308
9 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 920
10 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 1,174
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,545
12 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.22 604
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,130
14 LAST 24, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.21 919
15 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: CELTICS/LAKERS (PART 3) ESPN 9:00 PM 120 0.20 528
16 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,099
17 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:15 AM 15 0.20 444
18 TESLA FILES, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.20 854
19 LAST 24, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 904
20 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 65 0.19 569
21 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,616
22 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,781
23 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 417
24 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 2,074
25 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,224
26 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 406
27 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,687
28 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.17 1,578
29 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,957
30 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 440
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 400
32 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 403
33 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 370
34 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 352
35 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:49 PM 71 0.16 373
36 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,699
37 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,367
38 PJ MASKS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 25 0.16 564
39 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 452
40 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,447
41 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 297
42 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,362
43 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.15 621
44 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,264
45 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.15 375
46 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.15 328
47 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,609
48 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,420
49 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 652
50 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,609
51 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,513
52 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,572
53 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 307
54 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.14 1,112
55 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 781
56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 21 0.13 682
57 TANKED ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 63 0.13 443
58 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 351
59 JOSH GATES DEST TRUTH TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 574
60 90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 180 0.13 481
61 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,059
62 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,303
63 FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE: FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE HBO PRIME 5:10 PM 136 0.13 349
64 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.13 368
65 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,388
66 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,420
67 DUCKTALES (2017) DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.13 677
68 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 674
69 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,238
70 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,300
71 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.12 668
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 706
73 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,196
74 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.12 262
75 NCWTS RACING L: KANSAS FOX SPORTS 1 8:24 PM 146 0.12 589
76 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 680
77 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.11 343
78 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 9:21 PM 39 0.11 579
79 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 566
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 713
81 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 505
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 937
83 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 635
84 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 314
85 PGA TOUR: 2018 PLAYERS GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 360 0.10 971
86 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.10 250
87 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 687
88 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 621
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 676
90 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 744
91 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 321
92 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:02 PM 59 0.10 325
93 NASCAR M.E. CUP QUALIFY L FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 90 0.10 472
94 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.10 204
95 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.10 336
96 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 863
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 681
98 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.09 225
99 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: MOMMY BE MINE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.09 408
100 TASKMASTER COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 30 0.09 149
101 NASCAR RACEDAY: NCWTS L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 24 0.09 411
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 744
103 WYATT CENACS PROBLEM AREA HBO PRIME 11:30 PM 27 0.09 269
104 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 622
105 DAVID TUTERA CELEBRATIONS WETV 10:05 PM 60 0.09 314
106 KONG: SKULL ISLAND HBO PRIME 2:06 PM 118 0.08 260
107 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 722
108 BRIDGET JONES DIARY HBO PRIME 8:15 PM 98 0.08 234
109 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 907
110 VICE HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 30 0.08 246
111 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 63 0.08 239
112 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 799
113 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:26 AM 35 0.08 276
114 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 7:30 PM 60 0.08 166
115 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 606
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 244
117 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 258
118 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:10 AM 16 0.07 248
119 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 448
120 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:41 PM 29 0.06 250
121 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.06 110
122 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:58 PM 31 0.06 209
123 TASKMASTER COMEDY CENTRAL 11:30 PM 30 0.06 105
124 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:29 PM 12 0.06 226
125 E! NEWS E! 12:30 AM 60 0.06 145
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 241
127 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 1:01 AM 10 0.06 187
128 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.05 106
129 MLB WHIPAROUND L FOX SPORTS 1 10:50 PM 70 0.05 144
130 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 14 0.05 145
131 OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.05 93
132 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 131
133 HARRY POTTER & HALF-BLOOD: HARRY POTTER & HALF-BLOOD HBO PRIME 9:40 AM 153 0.05 140
134 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 7:00 AM 60 0.05 94
135 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: BOS AT TOR/OAK AT NYY MLB NETWORK 7:09 PM 234 0.05 305
136 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:14 PM 32 0.05 159
137 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:46 PM 12 0.05 165
138 LIVE FROM: PLAYERS CHP GOLF CHANNEL 7:00 PM 120 0.05 292
139 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.05 157
140 IRON RESURRECTION VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.05 206
141 DIRT EVERY DAY VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.05 163
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 94
143 ACCOUNTANT, THE: ACCOUNTANT, THE MAXPRIME 5:50 PM 128 0.04 133
144 MLB TONIGHT PRIME: MLBT PRIME MLB NETWORK 11:03 PM 126 0.04 149
145 SHOBOX: NEW GEN 2018 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 14 0.04 107
146 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 101
147 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 210
148 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.04 348
149 AMC MOVIE: DESCENDANTS, THE AMC 11:50 AM 150 0.04 204
150 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.04 75

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Looks like it was a slow night if a 0.27 was in the top five.


    • Destiny

      We’re at the end of the broadcast season and soon enough the cable networks will premiere their scripted. Fridays will become more relevant in the near future.


  2. Philip

    Do you have the univision deportes mma fight at 11p?


  3. D. Blazer

    That’s not a bad start for Battlebots–not bad at all!!!



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