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January 20, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.16.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  NBC’s primetime NFL PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 7.32.  In addition, FOR LIFE adjusted to the next tenth.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Although the ratings were lower than in recent days, CNN was again dominant on Saturday cable with 15 of the Top 20 slots, topped by the 2PM hour at 0.33/0.46/2.3M, and with Fox News’s 6PM hour at 0.11/0.15/1M, and MSNBC’s 10AM segment at 0.11/0.19/1.3M.  ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL was at 0.30/0.27/0.19/0.13.  Fox Desportes’ LIGA match was at 0.28.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.05 to 0.21, PIONEER WOMAN gained 0.04 to 0.19, and GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN was up 0.04 to 0.18.  Hallmark’s movie TWO FOR THE WIN was at 0.18.  Adult Swim’s late-night line-up performed as follows:  DRAGON BALL down 0.01 to 0.17/363K, ATTACK ON TITAN up 0.01 to 0.13, SWORD ART UNDERWORLD up 0.01 to 0.12, FIRE FORCE down 0.01 to 0.09, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM down 0.01 to 0.09, SSSS GRIDMAN at 0.09, NARUTO down 0.03 to 0.09/203K, and DEMON SLAYER down 0.02 to 0.08/168K.  Discovery’s UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE was at 0.08. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday January 16, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.33 2,279
2 SITUATION ROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.33 2,358
3 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.30 2,222
4 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: KENTUCKY/AUBURN ESPN 2:11 PM 122 0.30 1,168
5 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.29 2,342
6 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: POSTSEASON NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.29 848
7 SITUATION ROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.29 2,191
8 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.28 2,132
9 LIGA MX: MONTERREY VS AMERICA FOX DEPORTES 9:52 PM 134 0.28 657
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.28 2,338
11 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NORTH CAROLINA/FLORIDA ST ESPN 12:00 PM 131 0.27 986
12 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,906
13 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,317
14 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.26 1,972
15 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,859
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.24 1,877
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.23 1,413
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.22 1,239
19 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,229
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,870
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,601
22 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.19 1,157
23 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 2:06 PM 118 0.19 725
24 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 12:00 PM 270 0.19 596
25 GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.18 1,018
26 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: TWO FOR THE WIN HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.18 2,087
27 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,694
28 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.15 911
29 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 364
30 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: WOLF OF WALL STREET,THE COMEDY CENTRAL 8:00 PM 240 0.13 292
31 SATURDAY MOVIE: FERDINAND FREEFORM 9:30 PM 150 0.13 439
32 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: BAYLOR/TEXAS TECH ESPN 4:13 PM 129 0.13 550
33 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:57 PM 63 0.13 411
34 ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.13 282
35 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,269
36 BIG CITY GREENS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.13 522
37 ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,160
38 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN HISTORY 8:00 PM 239 0.13 593
39 LIGA MX SAT: CRUZ AZUL / PUEBLA TUDN 7:55 PM 125 0.13 297
40 SWORD ART:UNDERWORLD ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.12 276
41 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.12 896
42 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,040
43 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES: N/A ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 120 0.12 524
44 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 988
45 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,983
46 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 12:06 AM 24 0.11 215
47 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 324
48 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 944
49 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 1,344
50 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,344
51 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.11 1,573
52 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 819
53 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,101
54 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,008
55 VELSHI: ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.10 1,358
56 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRIGHTON/LEEDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 131 0.10 319
57 SUPERCROSS: HOUSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 182 0.10 237
58 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 799
59 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.10 1,340
60 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2019 WK 14 BAL VS. BUF NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 160 0.10 416
61 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,798
62 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.10 803
63 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,161
64 NFL REWIND   L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 256
65 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,320
66 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,422
67 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.09 200
68 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 6:22 PM 64 0.09 343
69 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,167
70 FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.09 203
71 SSSS.GRIDMAN ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 30 0.09 202
72 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.09 772
73 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:52 PM 22 0.09 409
74 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 249
75 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN HISTORY 12:03 AM 233 0.09 300
76 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,018
77 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: APOLLO 13 (1995) PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 150 0.08 225
78 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: EVIL TWIN, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 548
79 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:08 PM 24 0.08 247
80 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,076
81 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:32 PM 58 0.08 236
82 UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 256
83 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,138
84 ONE DEADLY MISTAKE OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.08 373
85 MY CLASSIC CAR MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.07 316
86 KILL BILL: VOL. 2: KILL BILL: VOL. 2 HBO PRIME 9:51 PM 137 0.07 248
87 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.07 1,024
88 1000-LB SISTERS:SUPERSIZE TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 350
89 PAW PATROL NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.07 304
90 KILLER SIBLINGS OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 324
91 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 252
92 KILL BILL: VOL. 1 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 111 0.07 230
93 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.06 403
94 PIKWIK PACK DISNEY JUNIOR 8:30 AM 25 0.06 202
95 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 10:03 PM 114 0.06 288
96 MONSTER PREACHER: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.06 220
97 EVERYDAY DRIVER MOTOR TREND 7:30 AM 30 0.06 193
98 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.06 192
99 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 188
100 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.06 558
101 TECH GARAGE MOTOR TREND 8:00 AM 30 0.06 201
102 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 954
103 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.06 347
104 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST BROM/WOLVES NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 128 0.05 154
105 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 202
106 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:32 AM 25 0.05 182
107 FIGURE SKATING: US CHAMP DANCE FREE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:02 PM 178 0.05 250
108 LA ULT PALABRA WKND FOX DEPORTES 12:30 AM 60 0.05 91
109 DR. POL: DEJA MOO! NAT GEO WILD 10:03 PM 60 0.05 449
110 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.05 780
111 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.05 116
112 FRAMED BY THE KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 12:00 AM 60 0.05 181
113 SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.05 153
114 SATURDAY MOVIE: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE FREEFORM 9:00 AM 125 0.04 147
115 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 143
116 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.04 98
117 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CHARLOTTE/TORONTO NBA-TV 7:25 PM 155 0.04 130
118 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 8:04 PM 119 0.04 165
119 UFC COUNTDOWN ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.04 128
120 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.04 161
121 MONSTER PREACHER: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.04 334
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 184
123 LIGA PREMIER: FULHAM VS CHELSEA UNIVERSO 12:22 PM 133 0.04 84
124 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 700
125 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 92
126 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 112
127 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 2:28 AM 61 0.04 105
128 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.04 117
129 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: HOUSTON/SAN ANTONIO NBA-TV 5:02 PM 143 0.04 93
130 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: CREIGHTON/BUTLER FOX SPORTS 1 2:09 PM 137 0.04 123
131 NFL NFC DIVISIONAL FD: LA RAMS VS GREEN BAY FOX DEPORTES 4:31 PM 186 0.04 70
132 CENTRAL FOX WKND FOX DEPORTES 1:30 AM 60 0.04 59
133 AROUND THE NFL NFL NETWORK 8:00 AM 60 0.04 100
134 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2018 WK 9 KC VS. CLE NFL NETWORK 8:30 PM 151 0.03 105
135 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.03 103
136 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: FLORIDA/MISSISSIPPI STATE ESPN2 4:04 PM 130 0.03 153
137 PEPPA PIG NICK JR 7:30 AM 30 0.03 119
138 ESPECIALISTAS EN PIES DISCOVERY FAMILIA 8:00 PM 60 0.03 89
139 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.03 162
140 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 201
141 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 9:37 PM 28 0.03 99
142 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.03 72
143 COLECCION DISCOVERY DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 1:00 PM 30 0.03 50
144 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 465
145 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.03 122
146 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.03 228
147 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:29 PM 60 0.03 131
148 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 5:00 AM 60 0.03 363
149 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 166
150 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GEORGIA/OLE MISS ESPN2 12:00 PM 126 0.03 123

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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.




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