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September 8, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.4.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The MACGYVER rerun gained 0.1 in final numbers.  BEING REUBEN remained at twin zeros. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The NBA PLAYOFFS kept their hold on cable, with ESPN’s Lakers vs. Houston game at 1.58, and TNT’s Milwaukee vs. Miami game at 0.85.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.29/0.25.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.27/0.45/3.8M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.25/0.41/3.6M, and CNN NEWSROOM at 0.16/0.25/1.3M.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP ticked up to 0.24.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES ticked down to 0.24.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS was at 0.17.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.17/0.15, compared to last week’s 0.21/0.19.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD fell 0.07 to 0.11, and 100 DAYS WILD was down 0.03 to 0.09.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE dropped 0.05 to 0.10.  FX’s NY TIMES PRESENTS was at 0.07.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S VEGAS REVUE was steady at 0.05.  With a rerun lead-in, HBO’s ROOM 104 lost 0.03 to 0.02/152K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday September 4, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: HOUSTON/LA LAKERS ESPN 9:10 PM 154 1.58 3,896
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: BUCKS/HEAT TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 131 0.85 2,222
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:44 PM 77 0.67 1,549
4 NHL SEMI FINALS L: VANCOUVER/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:57 PM 167 0.29 829
5 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 59 0.29 732
6 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,825
7 NHL SEMI FINALS L: DALLAS/COLORADO USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 199 0.25 653
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,611
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 3,461
10 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: LOVE AFTER LOCKUP 03-08 WETV 9:00 PM 121 0.24 771
11 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.24 1,018
12 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,748
13 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,786
14 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: FL TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.20 1,112
15 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 11:01 PM 10 0.19 664
16 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,481
17 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,015
18 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.18 865
19 RACHEL MADDOW SPECIAL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.17 2,706
20 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.17 460
21 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.17 425
22 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.17 1,341
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,343
24 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,982
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,284
26 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,192
27 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:40 PM 20 0.15 1,806
28 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.15 1,238
29 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 303
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 994
31 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 996
32 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,184
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,035
34 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,092
35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,316
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 895
37 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.13 1,166
38 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,177
39 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 30 0.13 390
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,770
41 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 12:55 PM 45 0.13 1,694
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,129
43 REIDOUT: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.13 1,974
44 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,592
45 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRNT SPCL CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,119
46 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 2,019
47 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,200
48 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,592
49 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,575
50 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,413
51 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 55 0.12 1,430
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,594
53 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: THIRD ROUND ESPN 12:00 PM 420 0.12 563
54 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,619
55 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: THIRD ROUND ESPN 7:00 PM 123 0.11 541
56 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 63 0.11 911
57 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,656
58 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 2,055
59 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:44 PM 34 0.11 317
60 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,679
61 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,475
62 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 294
63 PGA TOUR: 2020 TOUR CHP GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 319 0.10 829
64 LIVE RESCUE: 43 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.10 601
65 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,702
66 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 755
67 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 30 0.09 285
68 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,187
69 100 DAYS WILD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:03 PM 62 0.09 616
70 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,358
71 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 229
72 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:30 AM 30 0.08 263
73 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 1:04 AM 60 0.08 340
74 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 784
75 BLUEY DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 22 0.08 366
76 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,299
77 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.08 288
78 LIVE RESCUE AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.08 398
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,213
80 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.07 831
81 LIGA MX L: JAUREZ / SANTOS TUDN 10:30 PM 123 0.07 171
82 UNDISPUTED L: 993 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 150
83 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 558
84 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,218
85 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.07 505
86 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.07 153
87 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,242
88 NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS FX 10:00 PM 81 0.07 250
89 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.06 169
90 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / LEON TUDN 8:00 PM 150 0.06 162
91 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.06 181
92 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.06 161
93 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.06 172
94 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 238
95 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 6:19 PM 30 0.05 389
96 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: THIRD ROUND ESPN2 7:00 PM 372 0.05 307
97 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD: 922 VENDETTA OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.05 331
98 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 311
99 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 2:30 PM 30 0.05 128
100 MONSTERQUEST AC HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.05 540
101 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 314
102 RUPAULS: VEGAS REVUE VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.05 166
103 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN 6:00 AM 34 0.05 144
104 PARANORMAL NIGHTSHIFT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 274
105 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 177
106 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: MARSHALL (2017) PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 180 0.04 247
107 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 298
108 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.04 115
109 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 7 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 223 0.04 315
110 NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:30 PM 27 0.04 189
111 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 312
112 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 431
113 THROTTLE OUT MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.04 167
114 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 128
115 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 162
116 PARANORMAL WITNESS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 306
117 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 292
118 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 182
119 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:33 AM 27 0.04 85
120 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 264
121 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 6:44 PM 31 0.04 134
122 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 180
123 KENTUCKY OAKS: 2020 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 185 0.04 184
124 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN2 8:55 AM 99 0.04 136
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 159
126 ALASKAS DEADLIEST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.03 423
127 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S2 UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 30 0.03 54
128 LIVE RESCUE AC A&E NETWORK 2:00 AM 58 0.03 150
129 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 180
130 FRONTERA S5 UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 60 0.03 44
131 HEAD 2 HEAD MOTOR TREND 9:30 PM 30 0.03 150
132 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 173
133 LAKEFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.03 221
134 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 12:22 AM 78 0.03 92
135 PRIME BASEBALL GAME/JIP MLB NETWORK 10:45 PM 97 0.03 87
136 ELEAGUE SUPER PUNCH TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.03 87
137 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 189
138 LAKEFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 241
139 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.03 72
140 TOUR DE FRANCE – BONUS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 36 0.03 231
141 TRACK & FIELD: IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:18 AM 120 0.02 73
142 IFC MOVIE: ENVY IFC TV 3:00 PM 120 0.02 66
143 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS MONTERREY FOX DEPORTES 9:55 PM 133 0.02 90
144 ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 4:00 PM 60 0.02 217
145 SHOWCASE GAME: WAS AT ATL/CIN AT PIT GAME 1 MLB NETWORK 4:11 PM 153 0.02 109
146 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.02 171
147 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.02 84
148 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 30 0.02 177
149 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.02 87
150 ACUMULADORES COMPU S7 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.02 42

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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.




3 Comments


  1. Erik Ganzerli

    I know it’s not an original, but do you have the Dynamite rerun at 10pm on TNT rating? Thanks.


  2. Gen

    Did you have the viewership/rating for AEW on TNT at 10pm? It was a repeat but technically it was advertised as a catch up viewing so I’m not sure what the classification is there.


    • ChrisM

      It’s a repeat. I do not believe this site answers for those, let alone sports programming in general, if not already in the list.



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