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September 3, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.30.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  MASTERS OF ILLUSION dropped 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  COLLEGE FOOTBALL dominated Friday cable, with games on ESPN at 0.61/0.46, and games on Fox Sports 1 at 0.25/0.24.  A&E’s LIVE PD was a rerun, but its clip-show hour was down 0.09 to 0.24.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.23.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME ticked down to 0.23, HOUSE HUNTERS lost 0.2 to 0.21, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down a tick to 0.20.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCK-UP slipped 0.02 to 0.22.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was at 0.17/0.14 in its primetime run (it actually scored better with a 1AM rerun) compared to last week’s 0.21/0.20.  ESPN2’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.18, and ESPN’s afternoon telecast was at 0.14.  On History, THE UNXPLAINED ticked up to 0.16, and ANCIENT ALIENS was steady at 0.14.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS dropped 0.04 to 0.15.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING was at 0.14.  ID’s MURDER BOARD was at 0.13.  On Discovery, BATTLEBOTS fell 0.06 to 0.13.  HBO’s A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW rose 0.05 to 0.12.  Syfy’s KILLJOYS shed 0.02 to 0.04.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday August 30, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: WISCONSIN/SOUTH FLORIDA ESPN 7:52 PM 198 0.61 1,801
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: COLORADO STATE/COLORADO ESPN 11:10 PM 177 0.46 1,284
3 COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L: OKLAHOMA ST/OREGON ST FOX SPORTS 1 10:35 PM 228 0.25 789
4 LIVE PD AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.24 1,129
5 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 52 0.24 685
6 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 L: TULSA/MICHIGAN ST FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 198 0.24 939
7 LIGA MX FRI: ATLAS / AMERICA TUDN 9:56 PM 137 0.23 543
8 SP MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.23 1,288
9 FS1 CFB EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 1 10:18 PM 17 0.22 767
10 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 568
11 SP HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.21 1,101
12 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 1,183
13 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:07 AM 53 0.20 515
14 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 1:00 AM 30 0.18 558
15 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: THIRD ROUND ESPN2 7:02 PM 308 0.18 999
16 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.17 684
17 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 12:00 AM 30 0.16 551
18 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.16 955
19 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 823
20 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,434
21 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 919
22 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,022
23 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN14 MTV 8:00 PM 31 0.15 390
24 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 869
25 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.14 659
26 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 2,197
27 DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 14 CMT 9:00 PM 60 0.14 382
28 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,995
29 ALL ELITE WRESTLING SPCL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.14 390
30 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: EARLY ROUND ESPN 12:00 PM 360 0.14 882
31 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 411
32 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 791
33 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 675
34 MURDER BOARD INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.13 753
35 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 780
36 BATTLEBOTS: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.13 796
37 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 734
38 BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 26 0.12 278
39 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 792
40 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 2,325
41 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 669
42 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.12 434
43 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 344
44 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 348
45 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 619
46 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.11 818
47 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 817
48 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,153
49 RACHEL MADDOW SPECIAL MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,882
50 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 654
51 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 877
52 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 12:10 AM 50 0.11 312
53 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 787
54 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,324
55 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 772
56 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 779
57 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 850
58 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,555
59 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,503
60 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,407
61 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,088
62 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 711
63 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 680
64 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 763
65 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,458
66 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 393
67 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 60 0.09 430
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,532
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 619
70 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 755
71 GHOST BROTHERS HAUNTED TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 463
72 COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST: JUSTIN BIEBER COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 130 0.09 237
73 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 663
74 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,252
75 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,293
76 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,359
77 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,030
78 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: WHO STOLE MY DAUGHTER LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.08 460
79 44 CATS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.08 387
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 609
81 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,383
82 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.08 427
83 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,787
84 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 776
85 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.08 235
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 594
87 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,467
88 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.08 182
89 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.08 304
90 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPNEWS 10:43 PM 30 0.08 242
91 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,252
92 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,153
93 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 167
94 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 671
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 690
96 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,165
97 NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – TB VS. DAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.07 372
98 44 CATS NICK JR 4:00 PM 30 0.07 257
99 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 642
100 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 378
101 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 813
102 SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 405
103 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.07 182
104 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 371
105 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 940
106 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.07 181
107 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:13 AM 47 0.07 163
108 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 530
109 GIGANTOSAURUS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 25 0.07 242
110 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.07 585
111 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 589
112 LIGA MX L: MONARCAS / VERACRUZ TUDN 7:30 PM 146 0.06 187
113 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 62 0.06 410
114 UNDISPUTED L: 744 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 157
115 PJ MASKS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.06 230
116 HOW DO ANIMALS DO THAT ANIMAL PLANET 8:30 PM 30 0.06 485
117 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 976
118 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 28 0.06 218
119 SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.06 388
120 SHOWCASE GAME: OAK AT NYY/CLE AT TB MLB NETWORK 7:09 PM 184 0.06 325
121 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.06 193
122 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 647
123 HERD L: 1059 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 149
124 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 488
125 HOW DO ANIMALS DO THAT ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 30 0.05 425
126 RACING WIVES CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.05 152
127 HOT ROD GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 205
128 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN2 1:00 PM 30 0.05 120
129 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 131
130 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 1,013
131 WILD BEAR RESCUE ANIMAL PLANET 11:00 PM 30 0.05 232
132 DAHMER:SERIAL KILLER: 100 2 HOUR SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.05 193
133 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 96
134 GIRLFRIENDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:28 PM 33 0.05 124
135 WILD BEAR RESCUE ANIMAL PLANET 11:30 PM 30 0.04 228
136 NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – TEN VS. PHI NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 180 0.04 145
137 KILLJOYS SYFY 10:00 PM 58 0.04 258
138 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 738
139 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 821
140 NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – NYG VS. NE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 180 0.04 223
141 NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – LAR VS. HOU NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 180 0.04 126
142 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 129
143 SP TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 346
144 NOW OR NEVER ESPN2 2:00 AM 30 0.04 97
145 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 113
146 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.04 90
147 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.04 172
148 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:30 AM 30 0.04 283
149 RAINBOW BUTTERFLY UNICORN NICKTOONS 8:30 PM 30 0.04 129
150 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 748

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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. VindicateD

    Dang, BattleBots took a BIG hit this week! I guess that’s just what happens when you go head to head with College Football though! Maybe Season 4 should begin in May…



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