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August 6, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.3.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Local sports preemptions probably caused the across-the-board drops at CW, where the shows were respectively down 0.1/0.2/0.1.  In addition, the rerun AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD led Friday cable, down 0.08 to 0.64, with the preceding clip show down 0.07 to 0.30.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL rose 0.09 to 0.31, HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY was at 0.28, and TINY PARADISE was at 0.23/0.22.  On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returned at 0.28, the season premiere of ANIMALS was at 0.04/165K, and the series premiere of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS was at 0.04/153K.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES climbed 0.08 to 0.28.  On We, MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT edged up 0.02 to 0.26.  On History, ALICIENT ALIENS ticked down to 0.24, and IN SEARCH OF was down 0.04 to 0.19.  MTV’s WILD N OUT shed 0.02 to 0.22.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.21/0.39/2.4M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.31/2.2M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.19/0.27/900K.  Nickelodeon’s noon TOP WING hit # 14 at 0.20.  Travel Channel’s DEAD FILES rose 0.05 to 0.19.  Discovery’s COOPER’S TREASURE returned at 0.16, followed by the premiere of MAD DOG MADE at 0.14, with a lead-in for the night of BATTLEBOTS at 0.13.  On Syfy, WYNONNA EARP dropped 0.02 to 0.10, and KILLJOYS was down 0.04 to 0.05.  Cinemax’s OUTCAST stayed off the chart, steady at 0.02/81K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday August 3, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 135 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.64 1,962
2 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.31 1,502
3 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:06 PM 52 0.30 1,085
4 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.28 1,437
5 HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.28 1,336
6 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.28 938
7 MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.26 829
8 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 1,145
9 TINY PARADISE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.23 1,163
10 TINY PARADISE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.22 1,182
11 NICK CANNON WILDNOUT S11B MTV 11:00 PM 31 0.22 441
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.21 2,421
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.21 540
14 TOP WING NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.20 966
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,246
16 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,485
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 915
18 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 2,169
19 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 637
20 IN SEARCH OF HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.19 927
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 864
22 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 90 0.19 413
23 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 2,168
24 MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY JUNIOR 9:00 AM 25 0.16 601
25 COOPERS TREASURE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 62 0.16 690
26 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 790
27 FANCY NANCY DISNEY JUNIOR 11:00 AM 25 0.16 712
28 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 717
29 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,615
30 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,963
31 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,696
32 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:58 PM 62 0.16 410
33 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.16 352
34 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 759
35 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,649
36 VAMPIRINA DISNEY JUNIOR 10:30 AM 25 0.15 607
37 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 545
38 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,648
39 PGA TOUR: 2018 WGC-BRIDGESTONE INV GOLF CHANNEL 1:28 PM 302 0.15 1,115
40 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 610
41 KINDRED SPIRITS TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 402
42 MAD DOG MADE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 62 0.14 471
43 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.14 710
44 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY JUNIOR 9:30 AM 25 0.14 560
45 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: ILL BE WATCHING LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.14 558
46 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,275
47 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 354
48 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,407
49 BATTLEBOTS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.13 716
50 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,308
51 INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEE ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.13 385
52 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 332
53 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.13 268
54 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.13 299
55 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,571
56 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 691
57 CANADIAN FTBL LEAGUE L: HAMILTON/MONTREAL ESPN2 7:30 PM 178 0.12 406
58 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,354
59 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,440
60 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 263
61 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,186
62 HITMANS BODYGUARD, THE HBO PRIME 5:30 PM 118 0.12 312
63 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,159
64 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,066
65 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,235
66 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,268
67 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 568
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,469
69 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,223
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,288
71 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.11 275
72 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L ESPN 9:00 PM 118 0.11 263
73 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 532
74 CASH CAB DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 436
75 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,065
76 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 236
77 VICE HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 30 0.11 334
78 SHOWCASE GAME: NYY AT BOS/LAA AT CLE MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 142 0.11 468
79 PJ MASKS DISNEY JUNIOR 10:00 AM 25 0.10 533
80 PAYNES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.10 415
81 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,468
82 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 457
83 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 513
84 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,115
85 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 926
86 SPORTSNATION ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.10 226
87 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 729
88 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.10 239
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 562
90 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 660
91 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.09 229
92 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,037
93 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 217
94 KH PRESENTS: NEXT LEVEL COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 30 0.09 211
95 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 866
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 690
97 DAVID TUTERA CELEBRATIONS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.09 316
98 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 5:00 PM 60 0.09 231
99 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 8:30 PM 30 0.09 196
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 657
101 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 902
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 957
103 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF APE: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF APE HBO PRIME 3:05 PM 140 0.08 184
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 639
105 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 595
106 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.08 529
107 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 941
108 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.08 200
109 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.08 278
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 831
111 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 4:00 PM 60 0.08 205
112 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 10:28 PM 30 0.07 227
113 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: MR. DEEDS (2002) PARAMOUNT 12:30 AM 150 0.07 173
114 BIG 3 BASKETBALL L: BOSTON FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 196 0.07 159
115 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 9:33 PM 71 0.07 279
116 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 583
117 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.07 229
118 VICTORIA AND ABDUL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 111 0.07 261
119 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 3:00 PM 60 0.06 174
120 LIGA MX L: VERACRUZ / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 145 0.06 143
121 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 226
122 AMERICA SAYS GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.06 397
123 TERMINAL,THE: TERMINAL,THE HBO PRIME 12:55 PM 129 0.06 223
124 EXTREME CAKE MAKERS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.06 167
125 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 67 0.06 184
126 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.06 150
127 LAND OF THE LOST HBO PRIME 11:10 AM 102 0.06 130
128 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 128
129 CAROLINE & FRIENDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 279
130 UNDISPUTED L: 471 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 132
131 KILLJOYS SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.05 369
132 PGA TOUR: 2018 BARRACUDA CHP GOLF CHANNEL 6:30 PM 150 0.05 254
133 HERD L: 786 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 120
134 NUTTY PROFESSOR, THE HBO PRIME 9:30 AM 95 0.05 111
135 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 114
136 LATE NIGHT SNACK TRUTV 11:30 PM 30 0.05 113
137 VICTORIA AND ABDUL HBO PRIME 7:35 AM 111 0.05 89
138 CAKE WARS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 179
139 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 195
140 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 319
141 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 1:00 AM 60 0.05 145
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 99
143 CASO CERR-MAS ATREVIDOS UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 120
144 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 109
145 INTENTIONAL TALK MLB NETWORK 5:27 PM 33 0.04 172
146 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.04 163
147 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.04 121
148 HOT ROD GARAGE VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.04 200
149 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.04 107
150 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 10:07 PM 60 0.04 122

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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.




17 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Totally called that Killjoys drop last week. It’s coming for that zero rating!


    • ChrisM

      Do you watch this? I wonder if the show had stuck to the leads being just bounty hunters (R.A.C. Agents) going after people (aliens?) each week without the “green” and “lady” subplot and Hannah John-Kamen playing two roles in this, it might have fared better. I have to admit that I am a little lost on that, but get the general gist of it. It also might have been cooler if Aaron Ashmore’s real life t\win brother, Shawn, played his brother on the show rather than Luke McFarlane playing his brother. There’s a good, fun show in there somewhere, but not with what they are presenting..


      • Destiny

        I’m afraid not. I think these numbers reflect the discontent from fans over their dreadful cancelation decisions over the years. The negative PR for Syfy over their The Expanse cancelation was staggering. There were no shortage of articles talking about it, and reactions from influencers on social media.

        I don’t think anyone would care if Syfy & Freeform suddenly vanished from cable. They’re two unpopular networks with no real audience.


        • Destiny

          Syfy also don’t have much for the rest of the year.

          – Z Nation Season 5.
          – Van Helsing Season 3
          – Happy Season 2(I think..)
          – The Purge(I believe they’re airing the first and last episodes as its a USA Network series).
          – Nightflyers

          I really can’t see any of these shows rating over a million viewers or close to a 0.4. This is Syfy we’re talking about.


        • ChrisM

          I’m a believer, more and more, that parent companies of networks need to consolidate, not spread themselves thinner and thinner including having, or starting, streaming services.

          SyFy could go and maybe NBC/Universal/Comcast could devote more effort into putting money and time into better known sci-fi and fantasy properties for NBC itself. I’ve not watched, or cared to watch, anything on SyFy for a while now. I am sticking with Killjoys. I decided holding off 12 Monkeys fourth season to possibly watch from the beginning someday. I also like Dark Matter, but am watching that on Netflix – or will for season 2.

          I have mixed thoughts on Disney. Sometimes I think they should just combine Disney, Disney XD (no one knows what XD really stands for), and Freeform into one Disney Family channel. Maybe Disney itself should go back to being a premium channel like they once were and show their classics including Mickey Mouse cartoons, Wonderful World of Disney, etc. Current films like Star wars and Marvel stuff could be exclusive. Right now they have let Turner Classic Movies show some of their classic films and shows on one night about every three months hosted by critic Leonard Maltin. Can’t understand why Disney does not do this for themselves. TCM is not even owned by them. Take the best of the thrre channels and create Disney Family – Cartoons on mornings, the comedy stuff like Bunk’d and Raven’s Home for early primetime then young adult and family stuff later in primetime.

          Neither will happen though.


          • Destiny

            NBCU did shut down Chiller, maybe they would do the same with Syfy if it continues to underperform?


  2. TC

    Animals on HBO?


  3. D.

    Wow, that’s Battlebots’ worst showing yet. It doesn’t do that great when it’s lead-in is Cash Cab, but instead, BattleBots reruns! Hope Discovery learned their lesson, but somehow I doubt they did…

    Yep, still its lead-in. Well, we’ll see how this week goes…


  4. ChrisM

    Is anyone having the comments section not remember your name and e-mail when posting? This apparently started today. I have to input each time whereas before I only needed to do so the first time. Could it be related to the slow loading issue of the past few days?


    • Maru

      I haven’t even been able to comment since after my last comment on Thursday’s ratings. I’ve tried a different email—my Gmail—to no avail. My comments will not submit. No idea if it’s also related to this change you mentioned. The page will reload instantly, and it usually takes a few seconds when submitting comments. It will show the “comment#” portion in the URL, but my comment is not there. However, when I tried twice yesterday, it said my comment after the second attempt was a duplicate, despite no comments from me being on here. If my comments were awaiting approval because I posted more than one link, which wasn’t the case, I would still be able to see it myself with a message stating it was awaiting approval.

      I’m going to try a different name this time and see if that goes through. Maybe my name’s been blacklisted for some reason, though I can’t imagine why? I did email Showbuzz Daily, and now it seems like it’s just me after seeing other people here comment. No idea how to fix that.

      This is Amaury, by the way.


      • Destiny

        That’s shocking Amaury. Maybe you’ve been caught in the spam filter somehow? I don’t believe that Mitch would ban anyone as he’s always been about the free speech on here in the past and has let a lot of stuff slide(From what I understand he would only censor openly abusive posts..).


        • Maru

          If it is a spam filter, it’s probably an automatic thing. I would never, ever believe it to be intentional.

          I just tried again with “Amaury” to reply to you to no avail, but I was able to comment just fine as Maru on Saturday. So it seems to be it’s definitely something with using “Amaury” for the name field. In the email field, it’s fine. (Also, I even tried a different browser yesterday to no avail.)

          No idea. But as long as I can still comment with a different name, not a major deal. Hopefully it can be fixed, though.


          • Maru

            I should also note I’m not the only one. My friend Nick and More tried to post a comment on my behalf saying pretty much what I said above, and he also had the same issues.


      • Mitch Salem

        Just as a general note, I’m pleased to say that I don’t think we’ve ever had to blacklist anyone from this site.


    • Destiny

      I’ve noticed it for a few days now. I didn’t bother mentioning as no one cared enough to comment on the slow loading issue so I felt like it would be a waste of time saying anything.


      • ChrisM

        I only had the slow loading issue for one day, then it was fine when it seemed you were still having a problem, then I did have like a moment where it slowed again then was fine.

        One thing I’ve noticed lately are pages not loading right for other sites. One is for Deadline and the other for an online seller. I use Firefox and wonder if it’s having issues.



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