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June 2, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.30.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  As expected, adjustments were extreme due to the local preemptions for news coverage.  ABC’s LAST DANCE fell 0.2/0.3 in final numbers, CBS was down 0.2/0.2/0.2, NBC’s airing of DESPICABLE ME dropped 0.2 and the network added a news special at 0.2 in the 10PM hour, and FOX’s reruns were were down 0.1/0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

NOTE:  At this time, we don’t have ratings below the Top 150, so we won’t be able to respond to requests for lower-rated shows.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Despite the amount of news dominating the day, the top-rated shows of the day were Discovery’s coverage of the SPACE LAUNCH at 1.29/1.05/0.52.  Otherwise, it was mostly news, with the 10PM CNN TONIGHT at 0.90/1.22/3.9M, Fox News’s 10PM hour at 0.53/0.85/4M, and MSNBC’s 9PM telecast at 0.26/0.35/1.8M.  ESPN’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT was at 0.42.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN ticked up to 0.21, PIONEER WOMAN gained 0.04 to 0.19, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN dropped 0.04 to 0.19, and BAREFOOT CONTESSA was down 0.02 to 0.16.  We only have limited Adult Swim numbers, where JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE ticked down to 0.14.  Lifetime’s movie THE CAPTIVE NANNY was at 0.12, and Hallmark’s movie THE STORY OF US was at 0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday May 30, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: LAUNCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:22 PM 11 1.29 4,633
2 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AFTER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:33 PM 27 1.05 3,754
3 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.90 3,873
4 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.86 3,230
5 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.80 2,877
6 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.74 3,317
7 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.68 3,408
8 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.64 2,974
9 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.59 2,703
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.58 2,796
11 CNN TONIGHT CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.57 2,051
12 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.53 4,005
13 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.53 4,494
14 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.52 3,482
15 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2:00 PM 82 0.52 2,067
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.51 2,863
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.50 2,659
18 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.43 3,827
19 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.43 2,602
20 UFC FIGHT NIGHT  L: WOODLEY/BURNS ESPN 9:04 PM 172 0.42 1,021
21 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.40 3,643
22 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.38 3,105
23 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.37 1,403
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.37 2,104
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.35 2,141
26 SITUATION ROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.34 2,048
27 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.33 1,802
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.32 1,711
29 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.30 2,917
30 SITUATION ROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.29 1,988
31 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.28 990
32 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 2,763
33 RAMPAGE: RAMPAGE TBS NETWORK 8:45 PM 130 0.27 1,090
34 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.27 2,449
35 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.26 1,372
36 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: NATIONWIDE PROTESTS-FLOYD MSNBC 9:00 PM 120 0.26 1,908
37 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: LAUNCH SCIENCE 3:22 PM 11 0.26 1,292
38 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.25 1,464
39 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,531
40 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.25 2,501
41 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.25 2,228
42 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.23 2,173
43 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.22 1,228
44 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS L: WOODLEY/BURNS ESPN 6:00 PM 184 0.22 615
45 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.22 2,263
46 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.22 2,243
47 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.22 888
48 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AFTER SCIENCE 3:33 PM 27 0.21 1,058
49 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,065
50 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: NATIONWIDE PROTESTS-FLOYD MSNBC 11:00 PM 120 0.21 1,418
51 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,055
52 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 2,198
53 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 AM 60 0.19 1,015
54 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.19 1,082
55 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.19 1,039
56 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,564
57 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,535
58 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.17 852
59 AM JOY MSNBC 10:00 AM 98 0.17 1,586
60 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.17 858
61 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,606
62 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 32 0.16 920
63 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,762
64 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,423
65 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 27 0.15 608
66 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 12:15 PM 57 0.15 1,371
67 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.15 863
68 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:38 AM 37 0.14 1,428
69 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 1:12 PM 25 0.14 1,246
70 JOJOS ADV: GOLDEN WIND ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.14 271
71 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:56 PM 59 0.14 365
72 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,193
73 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,228
74 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE SCIENCE 2:00 PM 82 0.13 725
75 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.13 843
76 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 1:37 PM 23 0.12 1,133
77 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 62 0.12 710
78 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CAPTIVE NANNY, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 604
79 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.11 442
80 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,189
81 BUNDESLIGA L: BAYERN MUNICH/FORTUNA FOX SPORTS 1 12:20 PM 122 0.11 246
82 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,251
83 HALLMARK MOVIE: THE STORY OF US HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.11 1,033
84 FITNESS ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 239
85 VELSHI: NATIONWIDE PROTESTS-FLOYD MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.10 1,078
86 GROUP CHAT NICKELODEON 8:27 PM 33 0.10 432
87 ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 437
88 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 1:00 PM 30 0.08 389
89 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 2:00 PM 30 0.08 369
90 MOUNTAIN MEN AC HISTORY 8:00 PM 59 0.08 871
91 MY PARANORMAL NIGHTMARE TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 307
92 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 218
93 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 2:30 PM 30 0.08 370
94 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 409
95 LAUNCH AMERICA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 407
96 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 1:30 PM 30 0.08 340
97 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 388
98 THESE WOODS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 342
99 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 12:30 PM 30 0.07 272
100 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 331
101 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.06 334
102 MARK OF A KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.06 431
103 ALASKA TRIANGLE REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 413
104 CORNHOLE            L: 2020 ACL PRO INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER ESPN 1:00 PM 121 0.06 168
105 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 11:30 AM 30 0.06 253
106 BUNDESLIGA L: SCHALKE/WERDER BREMEN FOX SPORTS 1 9:20 AM 131 0.06 130
107 KOREAN BASEBALL   L: LOTTE GIANTS/DOOSAN BEARS ESPN 12:55 AM 263 0.06 149
108 SAVED BY THE BARN ANIMAL PLANET 9:02 PM 60 0.06 543
109 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 148
110 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 313
111 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 176
112 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.06 700
113 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 12:00 PM 30 0.05 268
114 HELLTOWN: HLLT-SP01FH TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 120 0.05 281
115 CORNHOLE            L: 2020 ACL PRO INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER ESPN 3:01 PM 130 0.05 164
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 212
117 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 329
118 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 147
119 LUCY IN THE SKY: LUCY IN THE SKY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 125 0.05 445
120 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 10:30 AM 30 0.05 213
121 MOUNTAIN MEN AC HISTORY 12:03 AM 59 0.05 410
122 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 11:00 AM 30 0.04 204
123 HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 413
124 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 AM 60 0.04 505
125 SAMS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 AM 30 0.04 160
126 KOREAN BASEBALL   L ESPN 6:00 AM 77 0.04 82
127 MY CLASSIC CAR MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.04 178
128 HEARTLAND DOCS COMPS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.04 329
129 FLEA MARKET FLIP DIY NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.04 252
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 179
131 CRONICAS DT SAT 1 GALAVISION 12:00 PM 60 0.04 107
132 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.04 163
133 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 127
134 SPECIAL: SPACEX LAUNCH THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 351
135 900 SERIES, THE MOTOR TREND 7:00 AM 30 0.04 130
136 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 2:02 AM 58 0.04 132
137 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 2:04 AM 114 0.03 180
138 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:30 AM 30 0.03 156
139 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 240
140 RESCUE BOTS ACADEMY DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL 9:15 AM 15 0.03 48
141 FLEA MARKET FLIP DIY NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.03 230
142 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 10:00 AM 30 0.03 177
143 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS: GOODLETTSVILLE, TN/PETALUMA, CA ESPN2 9:00 PM 180 0.03 101
144 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 243
145 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 172
146 RESCUE BOTS ACADEMY DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 15 0.03 42
147 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 84
148 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 3:00 AM 30 0.03 114
149 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS: JAPAN/PENNSYLVANIA ESPN2 5:00 PM 120 0.03 121
150 SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.03 64

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NEWS & LATE NIGHT BROADCAST RATINGS

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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. 69 Road Runner

    Space Launch Live renewed for next season! 😉


  2. Augus

    Do you have “Frankie Drake Mysteries” (Ovation at 7PM) ratings, please? Thanks!


  3. ChrisM

    Hallmark Channel movies for the past two or three weeks have been repeats and not the usual premieres for Saturday. I think they start new ones in a week or two – this month anyway.



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