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May 26, 2020

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.22.2020

 

 

 

Analysis to follow.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD led Friday cable, up 0.05 to 0.52, with the lead-in hour up 0.08 to 0.30.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES gained 0.03 to 0.30.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE “first look” special was at 0.30.  On Adult Swim, RELAXING OLD FOOTAGE WITH JOE PERA was at 0.26.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD rose 0.04 to 0.26.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, dropped 0.08 to 0.25.  Cable news was topped by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.25/0.45/3.7M, with CNN NEWSROOM at 0.21/0.30/1.3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.31/2.7M.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returned at 0.17, and BETTY climbed 0.02 to 0.03.  WE’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT fell 0.09 to 0.16.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.12.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING special was at 0.10.  FX’s AKA JANE ROE documentary was at 0.09. Sundance’s THE SPLIT was at 0.01/133K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 22, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 297 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.52 2,014
2 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.30 1,086
3 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.30 1,256
4 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.30 1,152
5 RELAXING/FOOTAGE JOE PERA ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.26 496
6 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 63 0.26 1,250
7 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 12 VH1 8:00 PM 91 0.25 597
8 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.25 3,679
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 3,218
10 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,336
11 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.21 1,341
12 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.20 768
13 RACHEL MADDOW SPECIAL MSNBC 9:00 PM 90 0.20 2,691
14 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,233
15 MAMA JUNE FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 12 0.19 764
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,650
17 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 2,108
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,117
19 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,841
20 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 59 0.17 1,140
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 2,364
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,229
23 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,417
24 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,928
25 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,283
26 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 2,174
27 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 10:12 PM 60 0.16 652
28 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,199
29 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,431
30 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,980
31 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,113
32 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,131
33 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,553
34 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 10:30 PM 90 0.13 1,775
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,628
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,044
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,002
38 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,818
39 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:05 PM 116 0.12 605
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,007
41 SP HGTV DREAM HM GIVEAWAY HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 30 0.12 489
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 986
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,759
44 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 321
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,665
46 ALL ON THE LINE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:03 PM 64 0.12 676
47 ALL IN W. C HAYES SPEC MSNBC 7:30 PM 90 0.11 1,575
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,883
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,893
50 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.10 1,067
51 ALL ELITE WRESTLING SPCL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.10 344
52 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 331
53 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.10 309
54 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.10 521
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 841
56 FX MOVIE PRIME: RED SPARROW FX 6:00 PM 180 0.10 464
57 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 10:30 PM 30 0.10 255
58 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,269
59 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.09 711
60 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:01 PM 59 0.09 220
61 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,173
62 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 202
63 BEAT W/ ARI MELBER SPEC MSNBC 6:00 PM 90 0.09 1,343
64 AKA JANE ROE: AKA JANE ROE FX 9:00 PM 120 0.09 403
65 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,311
66 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:25 AM 35 0.09 908
67 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,098
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 225
69 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 186
70 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:04 AM 21 0.08 1,046
71 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 622
72 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-8R1R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 390
73 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 386
74 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,394
75 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 402
76 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,680
77 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:00 PM 61 0.08 242
78 RICKY ZOOM NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.08 382
79 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,271
80 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 185
81 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 499
82 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 996
83 ELEAGUE SUPER PUNCH TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.07 166
84 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 528
85 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:07 PM 69 0.07 459
86 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 178
87 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 58 0.06 1,007
88 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 757
89 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 367
90 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:22 PM 38 0.06 964
91 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.06 331
92 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 1:58 PM 24 0.06 1,032
93 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.06 210
94 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 362
95 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 24 0.06 340
96 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 225
97 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 318
98 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 4:40 PM 20 0.06 188
99 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 266
100 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.05 163
101 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:16 PM 44 0.05 369
102 BEST BAKER IN AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 206
103 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 177
104 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:20 PM 20 0.05 158
105 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.05 573
106 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 284
107 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 276
108 FRIDAY NIGHT IN AMC 10:00 PM 30 0.05 196
109 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 194
110 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 268
111 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.04 275
112 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 302
113 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 4:00 PM 20 0.04 147
114 BEST BAKER IN AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 202
115 UNDISPUTED SP L: 929 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 88
116 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.04 196
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 196
118 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 418
119 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.04 141
120 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC: 800 100TH EPISODE SPECIAL BRAVO 12:40 AM 120 0.04 151
121 BEST BAKER IN AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 179
122 EVELYN X EVELYN HBO PRIME 8:20 AM 14 0.04 66
123 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.03 238
124 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.03 513
125 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 80
126 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 148
127 BETTY HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 29 0.03 192
128 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 127
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 227
130 BEST BAKER IN AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 122
131 HERD L: 1241 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.03 77
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 164
133 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 45 0.03 158
134 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 12:00 PM 60 0.03 85
135 FN CHALLENGE COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.03 112
136 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.03 92
137 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.02 77
138 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 172
139 BUNDESLIGA L: HERTHA BERLIN/UNION BERLIN FOX SPORTS 2 2:20 PM 127 0.02 58
140 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.02 158
141 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.02 180
142 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.02 325
143 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.02 182
144 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:30 PM 30 0.02 55
145 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 141
146 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.02 299
147 FAST MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 129
148 SAFE AT HOME FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 30 0.02 35
149 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.02 76
150 CELEBRITY PAGE REELZCHANNEL 1:00 AM 30 0.02 55

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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. Augus

    Do you have ‘The Split’ (Sundance TV) ratings at 12AM, please? Thanks!


  2. 69 Road Runner

    Are the ratings snapshots missing from the top of this page?!



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