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May 11, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.8.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE BLACKLIST gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD led Friday cable, down a tick to 0.47, with LIVE PD: WANTED down 0.05 to 0.32, and the lead-in hour up 0.02 to 0.24.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT was on top of cable news at 0.34/0.58/4.3M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.20/0.32/1.6M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.17/0.24/2.6M.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was steady at 0.31.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE preview was at 0.30.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH was at 0.28/0.21 compared to last week’s 0.33/0.24, and BERING SEA GOLD was at 0.13.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME was at 0.26/0.24 compared to last week’s 0.26.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE fell 0.09 to 0.25, RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE lost 0.07 to 0.16, and UNTUCKED was steady at 0.11.  We’s MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT ticked up to 0.24.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER gained 0.02 to 0.16, and BETTY held at 0.03.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.10/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.14/0.12/0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday May 8, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 293 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.47 1,747
2 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.34 4,273
3 LIVE PD: WANTED A&E NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.32 1,155
4 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.31 1,160
5 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.30 1,390
6 GR: PARKERS TRAIL SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.28 1,535
7 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.28 3,811
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 4,155
9 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,577
10 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 12 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.25 607
11 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 3,096
12 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.24 1,676
13 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.24 925
14 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.24 983
15 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 67 0.21 1,112
16 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,601
17 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,797
18 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,502
19 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,483
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,394
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.19 1,422
22 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 1,259
23 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 3,053
24 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.18 755
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,344
26 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,356
27 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,445
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,269
29 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,576
30 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 2,469
31 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 2,131
32 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 2,330
33 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.16 798
34 RUPAULS: SECRET CELEBRITY VH1 9:30 PM 90 0.16 426
35 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 53 0.16 1,163
36 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,887
37 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 2,094
38 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 2,062
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,383
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,258
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 2,280
42 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 2,463
43 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 352
44 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 2,108
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,112
46 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 2,184
47 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 30 0.14 674
48 BERING SEA GOLD SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:09 PM 68 0.13 774
49 ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY JUNIOR 1:30 PM 25 0.13 488
50 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.12 871
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,002
52 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.11 413
53 FRIDAY NIGHT IN AMC 10:00 PM 30 0.11 362
54 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,607
55 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 31 0.11 352
56 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,936
57 UNTUCKED 11 VH1 11:00 PM 30 0.11 288
58 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,326
59 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 31 0.11 292
60 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 28 0.11 294
61 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 240
62 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,691
63 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 272
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,618
65 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,603
66 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,462
67 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 266
68 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.10 425
69 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.10 321
70 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 10:00 PM 30 0.10 323
71 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,146
72 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: HACKSAW RIDGE (2016) PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 180 0.10 386
73 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,546
74 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 61 0.09 226
75 ELEAGUE SUPER PUNCH TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.09 210
76 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:04 AM 28 0.09 209
77 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:30 PM 30 0.09 385
78 LOCKUP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 300
79 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 764
80 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,352
81 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:00 PM 22 0.09 1,346
82 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,540
83 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:22 PM 38 0.08 1,313
84 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,247
85 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,280
86 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,215
87 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,184
88 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:17 PM 43 0.08 444
89 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 204
90 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.08 381
91 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 10:30 PM 30 0.08 242
92 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 11:01 AM 24 0.07 344
93 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 203
94 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.07 195
95 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:01 PM 59 0.07 164
96 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 338
97 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 423
98 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.07 575
99 UNDISPUTED SP L: 919 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 157
100 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.07 382
101 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,237
102 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 618
103 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 327
104 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 205
105 DIRT EVERY DAY MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.05 227
106 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.05 191
107 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 313
108 UFC LIVE  L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 142
109 PARKS & REC PANDEMIC SP E! 6:30 PM 26 0.05 117
110 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 481
111 BBCA MOVIE: SAHARA BBC-AMERICA 5:00 PM 180 0.05 280
112 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 299
113 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 219
114 HERD: COLIN COWHERD L: 1230 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 122
115 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 319
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 236
117 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 297
118 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 315
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 182
120 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 589
121 OPTIONS ACTION CNBC 5:30 PM 30 0.04 197
122 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.03 244
123 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 209
124 BETTY HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 29 0.03 172
125 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 77
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 189
127 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 40 0.03 171
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 187
129 FIRST THINGS FIRST-S D FOX SPORTS 1 8:30 AM 60 0.03 55
130 NFL LIVE ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.03 71
131 PALEY CENTER: PARKS & REC E! 7:00 AM 30 0.03 50
132 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 73
133 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 120
134 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.02 158
135 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.02 112
136 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.02 340
137 TOM & JERRY SHOW BOOMERANG 6:00 PM 30 0.02 93
138 MAKING MONEY W/C.PAYNE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.02 265
139 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.02 57
140 AROUND THE NFL NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.02 68
141 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 147
142 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.02 87
143 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.02 124
144 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.02 69
145 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.02 106
146 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JR UNIVERSAL KIDS 6:00 PM 60 0.02 63
147 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.02 102
148 QUIEN DA MAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.02 36
149 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.02 85
150 ACUMULADORES COMPU S4 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.02 62

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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.




One Comment


  1. 69 Road Runner

    It seems Blue Bloods holds up a little better in the late Friday slot for CBS than Magnum does — especially in total viewers….



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