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January 24, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.21.2017

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NOTE TO READERS:  Beginning with the Monday cable post this afternoon, and for the rest of the week, charts will be posted as usual, but text (and responses to Comments) will be much delayed if they appear at all, due to our Sundance coverage.

NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s NBA game adjusted to 1.2. 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Jan 21.SAT

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The top 2 Saturday cable telecasts were at demographic extremes, with Lifetime’s remake of BEACHES topping 18-49s with 0.64 and dominating with women (an AFTER-SHOW was at 0.34), while Spike’s BELLATOR LIVE was at 0.55 with 18-49s and the heavy favorite with men (preceded by COPS at 0.52).  Coverage of the Women’s Marches throughout the world boosted CNN, which had 5 of the Top 10 telecasts, led by the 3PM hour at 0.54.  (In the reverse of Inauguration Day, Fox News lagged in the 18-49 demo with 0.45 for its highest hour, although it continued to lead in Total Viewers at 3.6M vs. 2.4M.)  ESPN’s early evening COLLEGE BASKETBALL game, featuring South Carolina vs. Kentucky, was at 0.47.  Note that we don’t currently have those Adult Swim shows listed by Nielsen as reruns, but DRAGON BALL SUPER plunged three-tenths to 0.28, DRAGON BALL Z was down 0.14 to 0.43, JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE was down a tenth to 0.34, and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM fell 0.08 to 0.30.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION rose 0.07 to 0.35.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN lost 0.08 to 0.30, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN was down 0.08 to 0.24, and PIONEER WOMAN dropped 0.16 to 0.23. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Jan 21.SAT

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday January 21, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MOVIE- LOM PREM: BEACHES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.64 2,211
2 BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 170 SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 191 0.55 1,374
3 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.54 2,448
4 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.52 2,262
5 COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:30 PM 30 0.52 1,622
6 BOSS, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 99 0.49 1,373
7 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.49 2,233
8 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.49 2,311
9 COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 30 0.48 1,555
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.48 2,148
11 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SOUTH CAROLINA/KENTUCKY ESPN 6:09 PM 125 0.47 1,633
12 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.46 2,179
13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.46 2,141
14 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.45 3,596
15 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,995
16 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.44 2,154
17 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.43 3,200
18 SMERCONISH CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.43 2,090
19 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.43 3,505
20 DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.43 925
21 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.40 3,446
22 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.40 1,754
23 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.40 1,524
24 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MIAMI (FL)/DUKE ESPN 8:14 PM 126 0.40 1,374
25 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.39 3,598
26 POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.38 1,530
27 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.37 2,995
28 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.37 3,205
29 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.37 2,252
30 THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.37 1,866
31 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.36 2,909
32 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.36 3,413
33 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.36 2,529
34 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.35 1,427
35 LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:01 PM 60 0.34 1,180
36 JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.34 760
37 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LOUISVILLE/FLORIDA ESPN 2:03 PM 139 0.34 1,107
38 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 4:22 PM 107 0.33 1,088
39 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: THE BIRTHDAY WISH HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.33 2,439
40 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.33 2,713
41 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.33 2,644
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.33 1,624
43 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.32 1,367
44 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.32 2,615
45 YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.32 1,248
46 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.32 1,274
47 LIGA MX SAT: AMERICA / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 125 0.32 747
48 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.31 639
49 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.30 1,271
50 MOBILE SUIT GUN/UNICORN ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.30 648
51 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.30 2,605
52 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.29 1,574
53 LIGA MX 2 SAT: GUADALAJARA / TIJUANA UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 126 0.29 682
54 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.29 2,436
55 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.28 1,648
56 NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT: SAN ANTONIO/CLEVELAND ESPN 3:00 AM 120 0.28 539
57 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.28 1,594
58 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 30 0.28 700
59 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 120 0.27 695
60 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.27 1,604
61 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 5:00 AM 30 0.27 511
62 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.27 1,752
63 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.26 1,646
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.26 1,263
65 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:20 PM 39 0.26 737
66 POKEMON THE SERIES XYZ THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.25 703
67 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 60 0.25 958
68 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:59 PM 61 0.25 662
69 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.25 624
70 LIGA MX L: MONTERREY / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:50 PM 125 0.25 534
71 ZHUZHUS DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 30 0.24 1,163
72 SWEETIE PIES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 796
73 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.24 577
74 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.24 1,116
75 REGAL ACADEMY NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 30 0.24 557
76 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.23 1,215
77 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SYRACUSE/NOTRE DAME ESPN 12:00 PM 123 0.23 829
78 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS: WOMEN IN WASHINGTON DC AND WORLDWIDE MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.23 1,636
79 JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 15 0.22 654
80 SPY: SPY HBO PRIME 6:00 PM 120 0.22 524
81 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.22 616
82 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 678
83 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,407
84 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.22 1,306
85 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.21 584
86 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/STOKE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 122 0.21 487
87 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,425
88 BARRETT JACKSON: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 300 0.20 890
89 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,859
90 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICKELODEON 9:00 PM 30 0.20 1,226
91 CONJURING 2, THE: CONJURING 2, THE MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 134 0.19 403
92 STAR WARS REBELS DISNEY XD 8:30 PM 30 0.18 481
93 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WEST VIRGINIA/KANSAS STATE ESPN2 6:09 PM 139 0.17 595
94 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.17 696
95 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 887
96 BOSS, THE HBO PRIME 12:45 AM 99 0.16 363
97 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.16 984
98 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:59 AM 33 0.16 360
99 BARRETT JACKSON: N/A VELOCITY 8:00 PM 120 0.15 737
100 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.15 679
101 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,202
102 GUARDIANS ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 60 0.14 663
103 FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL HBO PRIME 10:45 PM 111 0.14 308
104 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: BEAUTY SHOP VH1 10:30 PM 120 0.14 439
105 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR L: ANAHEIM FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 186 0.14 313
106 BARRETT JACKSON: N/A VELOCITY 10:00 PM 120 0.13 606
107 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.13 639
108 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 730
109 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 9:00 PM 360 0.12 539
110 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:28 AM 29 0.12 279
111 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,178
112 AM JOY: WOMEN MARCH/TRUMP AT NATL PRAYER SERVICE MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 956
113 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 8:28 PM 32 0.10 355
114 MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH SCIENCE 9:01 PM 61 0.10 314
115 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 824
116 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SWANSEA/LIVERPOOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 124 0.10 255
117 CHOPPED COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 297
118 AFTERNOON MOVIE 2: HOMEFRONT IFC TV 3:45 PM 135 0.09 350
119 ACCESS MOVIE: SAFE (2012) IFC TV 6:00 PM 120 0.09 370
120 CONJURING, THE MAXPRIME 8:05 PM 112 0.09 246
121 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.09 577
122 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:06 AM 60 0.09 186
123 EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME: 2017 EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 173 0.09 381
124 CNN SPECIAL REPORT HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 311
125 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN ESPN2 10:03 AM 117 0.09 367
126 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 340
127 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES(2013): BEAUTIFUL CREATURES(2013) HBO PRIME 12:05 PM 124 0.08 241
128 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 258
129 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 289
130 PGA TOUR: 2017 CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 240 0.08 635
131 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 2:30 PM 30 0.08 275
132 DR. SEUSS HORTON HEARS A HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 86 0.08 173
133 LIGA MX SAT 8P: LEON / UNAM GALAVISION 8:00 PM 125 0.07 173
134 UNBREAKABLE HBO PRIME 2:10 PM 107 0.07 215
135 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 245
136 SCANDAL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.07 208
137 DR. POL: DEJA MOO! NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.07 563
138 TINY HOUSE NATION FYI 9:00 PM 91 0.07 324
139 PUPPY DAYS NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.07 311
140 NUMBER 23, THE HBO PRIME 2:30 AM 98 0.07 152
141 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 3:00 AM 180 0.06 276
142 FIRST TIME FLIPPERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.06 242
143 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 293
144 BARRETT JACKSON: N/A VELOCITY 12:00 AM 300 0.06 196
145 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: IOWA STATE/OKLAHOMA ESPN2 2:11 PM 140 0.06 219
146 E! NEWS E! 10:00 AM 60 0.06 156
147 EMERILS FLORIDA COOKING CHANNEL 2:30 PM 30 0.06 215
148 DAYCATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:30 PM 30 0.06 279
149 LAST MAN STANDING (1996) MAXPRIME 12:15 AM 101 0.06 140
150 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 4:31 PM 98 0.06 235

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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.