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August 31, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.28.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were 0.1 drops for the AMERICA’S GOT TALENT rerun, DATELINE and the 9:30PM episode of BEING REUBEN (bringing the latter back to zero) in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The Republican Convention wave and civil unrest (and a lack of NBA games) kept Fox News at the top of Friday cable, with all 5 of Friday’s top cable shows, led by TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.39/0.59/4.3M, while MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW was at 0.22/0.38/3M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 was at 0.20/0.31/1.5M. Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES gained 0.03 to 0.25.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP ticked up to 0.23.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.21/0.19, compared to last week’s 0.22/0.19.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD gained a tick to 0.18, and 100 DAYS WILD was up 0.03 to 0.12.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER rose 0.03 to 0.17, and ROOM 104 ticked up to 0.05.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE dropped a tick to 0.15.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S VEGAS REVUE fell 0.06 to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday August 28, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.39 4,273
2 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.34 3,755
3 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.32 3,716
4 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.29 2,243
5 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.28 3,618
6 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,116
7 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.23 720
8 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 55 0.22 2,134
9 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,520
10 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.22 2,347
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,017
12 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: FL TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.21 1,257
13 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.21 1,453
14 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.21 2,202
15 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,981
16 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,513
17 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,265
18 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:03 PM 24 0.20 1,799
19 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,661
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,216
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,311
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,298
23 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.19 1,832
24 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,137
25 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.19 1,344
26 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,267
27 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,386
28 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,136
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,308
30 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 983
31 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,809
32 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,208
33 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 59 0.17 1,181
34 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.16 496
35 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,733
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,033
37 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.15 1,418
38 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.15 1,119
39 LIVE RESCUE: 41 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.15 625
40 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,856
41 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,621
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,002
43 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,579
44 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,874
45 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,295
46 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.14 385
47 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,846
48 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,387
49 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,583
50 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.13 799
51 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 423
52 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,276
53 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:47 PM 13 0.12 1,250
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,284
55 100 DAYS WILD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.12 708
56 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,510
57 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 327
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 925
59 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,250
60 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 22 0.11 415
61 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 1,765
62 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,338
63 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: DAYTONA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:47 PM 140 0.11 876
64 MORNING JOE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,407
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 66 0.10 241
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 919
67 T.O.T.S. DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 23 0.10 373
68 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 247
69 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: ST PAULS EPISCOPAL(AL)/SPANISH FORT(AL) ESPN 7:00 PM 186 0.10 287
70 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: CORNER CANYON (UT)/BINGHAM (UT) ESPN 10:06 PM 156 0.10 258
71 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:06 PM 26 0.10 268
72 LIVE RESCUE AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 376
73 LIGA MX L: MAZATLAN VS. TIGRES UANL TUDN 10:30 PM 124 0.10 242
74 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 259
75 PARANORMAL NIGHTSHIFT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 350
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 217
77 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 240
78 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:32 PM 28 0.09 266
79 PGA TOUR: 2020 BMW CHP GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 266 0.09 785
80 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,182
81 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,159
82 MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.08 292
83 NASCAR XFINITY START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:27 PM 20 0.08 569
84 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 226
85 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 799
86 PARANORMAL WITNESS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 359
87 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.07 249
88 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 225
89 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:42 AM 61 0.07 159
90 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD: 920 IN COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.07 368
91 SAVAGE KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.06 488
92 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 233
93 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN 6:00 AM 34 0.06 168
94 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 632
95 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 7:26 PM 34 0.06 313
96 SHOWCASE GAME: N/A MLB NETWORK 8:42 PM 147 0.06 242
97 SAVAGE KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.06 397
98 SHOWCASE GAME: N/A MLB NETWORK 4:10 PM 151 0.06 221
99 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.06 136
100 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / TOLUCA TUDN 8:00 PM 150 0.05 168
101 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 6:41 PM 13 0.05 208
102 ROOM 104 HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 21 0.05 292
103 JACKIE ROBINSON DAY MLB NETWORK 6:54 PM 17 0.05 170
104 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.05 336
105 ED STAFFORD:FIRST MAN OUT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 60 0.05 340
106 RUPAULS: VEGAS REVUE VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.05 220
107 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 40 0.05 111
108 UNDISPUTED L: 988 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 124
109 BBCA MOVIE: FAST & FURIOUS BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 150 0.05 167
110 MLB GAME RAIN DELAY MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 40 0.04 202
111 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 132
112 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 376
113 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:34 AM 26 0.04 109
114 DALE JR. DOWNLOAD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:15 PM 60 0.04 314
115 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 523
116 HERD L: 1306 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 91
117 PRIME BASEBALL GAME MLB NETWORK 11:09 PM 84 0.04 171
118 THROTTLE OUT MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.04 120
119 CHASING MONSTERS ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.04 185
120 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 250
121 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 259
122 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 235
123 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 331
124 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 294
125 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 294
126 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.04 100
127 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 440
128 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 274
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 186
130 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.03 264
131 NASCAR XF COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 27 0.03 302
132 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.03 286
133 BET NEWS PRESENTS: A MARC: BET NEWS PRESENTS: A MARCH FOR ACTION PR BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 AM 215 0.03 111
134 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 419
135 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 58 0.03 281
136 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 123
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 159
138 HEAD 2 HEAD MOTOR TREND 9:30 PM 30 0.03 106
139 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.03 85
140 MLB GAME RAIN DELAY MLB NETWORK 8:07 PM 26 0.03 185
141 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.03 317
142 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.03 352
143 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: CLEVELAND INDIANS/ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 247 0.03 191
144 KIWI SURVIVAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:01 PM 59 0.03 207
145 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:00 PM 180 0.03 207
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 161
147 ARCA RACING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.03 94
148 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.03 67
149 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 335
150 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 326

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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.




4 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    Poor little Reuben got sandwiched again by the double zeroes….



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