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May 18, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.15.2020

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD was at the top of Friday cable, down 0.02 to 0.47, with the lead-in hour down 0.03 to 0.21.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE rose 0.08 to 0.33, RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE gained 0.03 to 0.19, and UNTUCKED was steady at 0.11.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.28/0.47/4M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.29/2.8M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.20/0.31/1.4M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES lost 0.04 to 0.27.  We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT ticked up t 0.25.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD jumped 0.09 to 0.22, and GOLD RUSH was at 0.15/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.28/0.21.  HBO’s BETTY fell 0.02 to 0.01/48K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 15, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 295 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.45 1,776
2 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 12 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.33 695
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 3,989
4 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.27 1,096
5 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,610
6 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.26 1,738
7 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.25 1,009
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 3,432
9 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,229
10 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 3,677
11 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 63 0.22 1,229
12 LIVE PD: 295 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 178 0.22 670
13 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.21 3,177
14 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.21 937
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,808
16 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.20 2,220
17 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,420
18 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,514
19 RUPAULS: SECRET CELEBRITY VH1 9:30 PM 90 0.19 478
20 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.19 1,934
21 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 2,192
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,367
23 COLOR OF COVID CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,109
24 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,110
25 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,311
26 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,240
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,403
28 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,177
29 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,684
30 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,963
31 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,756
32 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 2,350
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,195
34 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,907
35 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,879
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,179
37 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.15 686
38 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:03 PM 61 0.15 891
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,213
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,057
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,851
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,915
43 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:04 PM 69 0.14 680
44 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,881
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,823
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 914
47 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,384
48 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,601
49 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 96 0.12 346
50 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,813
51 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,324
52 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,440
53 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 305
54 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,653
55 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,387
56 UNTUCKED 11 VH1 11:00 PM 30 0.11 295
57 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 31 0.11 359
58 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.10 527
59 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 30 0.10 460
60 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 31 0.10 288
61 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,138
62 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.10 464
63 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.10 963
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,550
65 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:13 PM 47 0.10 417
66 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:35 AM 25 0.10 1,210
67 PJ MASKS DISNEY JUNIOR 7:00 PM 50 0.10 446
68 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,216
69 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:16 AM 44 0.09 492
70 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,445
71 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 35 0.09 1,151
72 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: ENGAGED TO A PSYCHO LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.09 472
73 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 736
74 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:16 PM 44 0.08 1,144
75 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 40 0.08 1,249
76 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 24 0.08 380
77 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.08 284
78 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:40 PM 36 0.08 1,133
79 ELEAGUE SUPER PUNCH TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.08 157
80 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.08 348
81 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 1,183
82 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 228
83 PUPPY DOG PALS DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 25 0.08 383
84 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 28 0.07 287
85 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,227
86 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 532
87 DISNEY MOVIE: THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED ESPN 8:30 PM 135 0.07 236
88 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 586
89 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 192
90 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 367
91 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:45 PM 75 0.07 158
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 180
93 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 4:00 PM 20 0.07 153
94 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.07 374
95 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.07 152
96 TIME MACHINE: LIFE AFTER PEOPLE HISTORY 8:00 PM 125 0.07 487
97 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 338
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 169
99 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.06 224
100 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 4:40 PM 20 0.06 179
101 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.06 264
102 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.06 347
103 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.06 544
104 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.06 152
105 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 324
106 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:20 PM 20 0.06 156
107 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.06 239
108 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:04 AM 28 0.06 188
109 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.05 332
110 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 309
111 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 176
112 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 190
113 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 227
114 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 183
115 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.05 234
116 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 318
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 206
118 FRIDAY NIGHT IN AMC 10:00 PM 30 0.05 182
119 UFC LIVE  L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 133
120 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 6:45 PM 45 0.04 170
121 UNDISPUTED SP L: 924 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 113
122 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 2:58 PM 61 0.04 139
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 125
124 TIME MACHINE: LIFE AFTER PEOPLE HISTORY 12:03 AM 125 0.04 309
125 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 230
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 217
127 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 146
128 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.03 204
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 164
130 MAKING MONEY W/C.PAYNE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 259
131 BASKETBALL COUNTY: IN THE SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 52 0.03 104
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 179
133 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 143
134 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.03 293
135 BBCA MOVIE: INFERNO (2016) BBC-AMERICA 5:00 PM 180 0.03 182
136 TIME MACHINE: AFTER ARMAGEDDON HISTORY 10:00 AM 120 0.03 198
137 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.02 58
138 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.02 141
139 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.02 78
140 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.02 275
141 UFC LIVE ESPNEWS 9:00 PM 60 0.02 67
142 CLAMAN COUNTDOWN, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.02 231
143 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.02 130
144 QUIEN DA MAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.02 67
145 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.02 76
146 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.02 99
147 HERD L: 1235 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.02 74
148 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2019 CLASSIC PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 9:30 PM 150 0.02 83
149 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.02 86
150 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.02 86

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Jack

    Do you have the ratings for HBO’s Betty?



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