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May 31, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.27.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  CAUGHT ON CAMERA and both reruns of MASTERS OF ILLUSION lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2016 May FRI.27

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’S final NBA PLAYOFFS game of the season, in which Cleveland took care of Toronto, topped Friday at 2.15. Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE gained 0.11 to 0.68. History’s ANCIENT ALIENS ticked up to 0.32.  The night was so low-rated that HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER made it into the Top 10 with a 0.28 rating, with lead-out VICE at 0.16.  OWN’s FOR BETTER OR WORSE rose 0.02 to 0.26.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was at 0.23/0.22, following lead-in BUDDY’S FAMILY VACATION at 0.16/0.15.  Even on such a quiet night, Syfy’s WYNONNA EARP couldn’t make it past the extended list, down 0.04 from last week to 0.08.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2016 May FRI.27

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 27, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: CLEVELAND/TORONTO ESPN 8:29 PM 160 2.15 5,711
2 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:09 PM 52 1.33 3,169
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 59 0.68 1,612
4 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.68 3,027
5 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 59 0.50 1,216
6 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.50 1,070
7 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.39 787
8 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.32 1,105
9 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.32 780
10 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.28 1,138
11 FOR BETTER OR WORSE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.26 819
12 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 90 0.24 523
13 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.23 735
14 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.22 748
15 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.22 527
16 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.21 450
17 SPORTSNATION ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.20 449
18 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.18 353
19 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.17 306
20 I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.17 700
21 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 347
22 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.17 399
23 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,938
24 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 377
25 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 396
26 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 90 0.16 370
27 VICE HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 27 0.16 488
28 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 385
29 BUDDYS FAMILY VACATION FOOD NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.16 578
30 BUDDYS FAMILY VACATION FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.15 607
31 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 342
32 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.15 395
33 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,480
34 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.15 357
35 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:30 PM 60 0.14 369
36 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,173
37 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,321
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,382
39 THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 2,004
40 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 826
41 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.14 344
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,448
43 URBAN PREDATOR: LION ON T ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 61 0.13 594
44 KILLER SWARMS ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 61 0.13 542
45 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,874
46 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 473
47 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,080
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,326
49 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,339
50 SP HGTV DREAM HM GIVEAWAY HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 30 0.12 451
51 REAL STORY W/G.CARLSON FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,246
52 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,287
53 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: WASHINGTON/ALABAMA ESPN2 9:00 PM 197 0.12 364
54 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,680
55 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,202
56 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:00 PM 60 0.11 240
57 ELEAGUE: WEEK 1: GROUP PLAY VALVES COUNTER-STRIKE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 255 0.11 255
58 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 260
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 598
60 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 715
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 573
62 PAN HBO PRIME 6:05 PM 111 0.11 233
63 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,228
64 E! NEWS E! 10:30 PM 62 0.10 306
65 LEGAL VIEW CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 553
66 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 555
67 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 586
68 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 504
69 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 212
70 SHOWCASE GAME: LAD AT NYM/STL AT WAS MLB NETWORK 7:00 PM 200 0.10 317
71 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 497
72 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 666
73 WWE RAW: WWE RAW SYFY 8:00 PM 120 0.09 403
74 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 633
75 MEGYN KELLY PRESENTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,278
76 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 811
77 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 283
78 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 548
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 508
80 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD HBO PRIME 1:00 AM 120 0.08 205
81 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 225
82 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 271
83 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.08 391
84 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: FLORIDA/GEORGIA ESPN2 5:00 PM 128 0.08 230
85 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 190
86 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 273
87 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 579
88 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 390
89 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 470
90 KNIGHTS TALE, A: KNIGHTS TALE, A HBO PRIME 12:05 PM 132 0.07 172
91 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 10:20 PM 67 0.07 171
92 UNINVITED THE HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 87 0.07 149
93 LATE MOVIE: SMART HOUSE FREEFORM 12:00 AM 120 0.07 135
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 510
95 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 736
96 LONGEST RIDE, THE: LONGEST RIDE, THE HBO PRIME 2:20 PM 128 0.07 132
97 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 440
98 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 8:00 PM 60 0.07 160
99 UFC RELOADED: 194:ALDO/MCGREGOR FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 180 0.06 265
100 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 249
101 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.06 147
102 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN2 7:08 PM 52 0.06 220
103 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 534
104 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 550
105 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.06 394
106 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: LSU/JAMES MADISON ESPNU 3:00 PM 141 0.06 189
107 NBA TONIGHT     L ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.06 109
108 PGA TOUR: 2016 DEAN & DELUCA INVIT GOLF CHANNEL 4:00 PM 193 0.06 567
109 MLB TONIGHT PRIME MLB NETWORK 11:27 PM 93 0.05 128
110 RUMBO FINAL DE LA UEFA CL FOX DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.05 81
111 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 221
112 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.05 130
113 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 443
114 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 12:17 AM 43 0.05 124
115 COUNTERFEIT CAT PREVIEW DISNEY XD 9:00 PM 30 0.05 232
116 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 1:30 AM 30 0.05 93
117 ANIMALS GONE WILD NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 210
118 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE/OKLAHOMA ESPNU 9:24 PM 137 0.05 198
119 ARE YOU AFRAID OF DARK TEENNICK 12:04 AM 32 0.05 119
120 AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 94 0.05 119
121 GEO BEE 2016 NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.05 146
122 SHAUN THE SHEEP BOOMERANG 11:00 AM 30 0.04 127
123 AMISTOSO INTERNACIONAL: ARGENTINA / HONDURAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:59 PM 126 0.04 102
124 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.04 446
125 LPGA TOUR: 2016 VOLVIK CHP GOLF CHANNEL 7:13 PM 120 0.04 260
126 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY L: ENGLAND/AUSTRALIA FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 150 0.04 117
127 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 382
128 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 87
129 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 373
130 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: INDIANAPOLIS – 5/18/16 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 PM 240 0.04 208
131 PEANUTS BOOMERANG 11:30 AM 15 0.04 149
132 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 224
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 183
134 FUTBOL MLS – L: SPORTING KANSAS CITY / DC UNITED UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:30 PM 178 0.04 91
135 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 1:00 AM 60 0.04 93
136 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 195
137 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 390
138 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 399
139 COMPETITION READY VELOCITY 7:30 PM 30 0.04 167
140 NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP L NBA-TV 11:07 PM 89 0.04 92
141 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:05 PM 25 0.04 74
142 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 234
143 NOTICIERO CON J. DORIGA GALAVISION 11:32 PM 53 0.03 96
144 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 227
145 ESPNU STUDIO   L ESPNU 11:41 PM 19 0.03 136
146 EAGLE EYE HBO PRIME 9:15 AM 118 0.03 97
147 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.03 381
148 WWE RAW – EN ESP: N/A NBC UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 180 0.03 86
149 TORQUE HBO PRIME 7:45 AM 84 0.03 111
150 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 365

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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.