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July 7, 2020

Updated with Broadcast: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.4.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary July 4th ratings.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s HOT DOG EATING CONTEST led the July 4th cable ratings, but at 0.32 it was down 0.23 from the 2019 edition.  Cable news covered the holiday festivities with Fox News’s FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT at 0.28/0.43/3.4M, CNN’S 4TH IN AMERICA at 0.22/0.33/2.1M, and MSNBC LIVE at 0.10/0.14/900K.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.05 to 0.24, PIONEER WOMAN climbed 0.04 to 0.22, GIADA AT HOME gained 0.03 to 0.20, and BAREFOOT CONTESSA was up 0.02 to 0.15.  NBC Sports Net’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.21/0.20/0.18.  OWN’s IYANLA ticked up to 0.04. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday July 4, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 HOT DOG EATING CONTEST  L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.32 966
2 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 3,381
3 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.24 1,187
4 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.22 1,127
5 CNNS 4TH IN AMERICA CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,084
6 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/WOLVES NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:28 PM 121 0.21 522
7 GIADA AT HOME FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.20 990
8 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BOURNEMOUTH/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:58 AM 132 0.20 519
9 CNNS 4TH IN AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,787
10 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,820
11 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WATFORD/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:57 PM 123 0.18 451
12 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:10 PM 18 0.17 410
13 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,566
14 CNNS 4TH IN AMERICA CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,288
15 CNNS 4TH IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,568
16 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,060
17 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.15 889
18 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,243
19 MIDWAY (2019): MIDWAY (2019) HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 138 0.14 873
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,246
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,093
22 CORNHOLE            L: 2020 ACL PRO INVITATIONAL – OAKS ESPN 1:00 PM 136 0.14 349
23 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,803
24 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,960
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,085
26 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.13 925
27 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:29 PM 28 0.13 360
28 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,185
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,133
30 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,404
31 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,394
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,053
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 907
34 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,168
35 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L ESPN 8:51 AM 79 0.10 357
36 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,679
37 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L: TEAM CP3/PRIMETIME PLAYERS ESPN 10:00 PM 120 0.10 210
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,009
39 WASHINGTON HISTORY 10:03 PM 118 0.10 581
40 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,770
41 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,136
42 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 947
43 COPA POR MEXICO PT SAT 1: UNAM / CRUZ AZUL TUDN 7:30 PM 150 0.09 214
44 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 996
45 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 673
46 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L: BROTHERLY LOVE/STILLWATER STARS ESPN 5:00 PM 120 0.09 199
47 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,378
48 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L ESPN 3:16 PM 104 0.09 187
49 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 980
50 GORDON RAMSAY: OFF MENU NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.09 331
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 241
52 PGA TOUR: 2020 ROCKET MORTGAGE CLS GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 120 0.09 755
53 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,526
54 THESE WOODS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 464
55 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.08 323
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,107
57 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,035
58 COPA POR M?XICO EN 30 TUDN 10:00 PM 30 0.08 160
59 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 721
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 902
61 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.08 294
62 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 175
63 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.08 860
64 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L: HOUSE OF ?PAIGN/WAR TAMPA ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.08 160
65 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 633
66 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.07 1,058
67 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 540
68 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 AM 30 0.07 275
69 WASHINGTON HISTORY 2:05 AM 113 0.07 238
70 SWAMP GHOST, THE HISTORY 8:00 AM 60 0.07 259
71 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.07 1,056
72 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.06 921
73 AM JOY SPECIAL: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 1,193
74 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 591
75 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:39 AM 19 0.06 185
76 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.06 499
77 FIRECRACKER COMEDY  SAT: GROWN UPS IFC TV 9:00 PM 135 0.06 215
78 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:10 AM 50 0.06 151
79 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:30 AM 30 0.06 246
80 GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 118 0.06 241
81 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 30 0.06 252
82 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 893
83 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 513
84 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.05 431
85 COAST GUARD: MISSION CRIT HISTORY 7:00 AM 60 0.05 151
86 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.05 706
87 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:30 PM 30 0.05 258
88 FIRECRACKER COMEDY  SAT IFC TV 11:15 PM 105 0.05 148
89 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.05 519
90 NATHANS FAMOUS HOT DOG ESPN2 4:12 PM 48 0.05 173
91 COPA POR M?XICO EN 30 TUDN 10:30 PM 30 0.05 120
92 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.05 356
93 GERMAN CUP SOCCER   L: BAYER LEVERKUSEN/BAYERN MUNICH ESPN2 1:45 PM 147 0.05 108
94 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:30 PM 30 0.05 216
95 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:30 PM 30 0.05 212
96 ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 291
97 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 205
98 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: TWISTED NANNY, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.05 335
99 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 213
100 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 30 0.05 222
101 SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 108 0.04 124
102 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 PM 30 0.04 208
103 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 214
104 OPEN SOURCE MONEY SCIENCE 10:00 AM 30 0.04 90
105 GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 118 0.04 277
106 FIRECRACKER COMEDY  SAT IFC TV 1:00 AM 15 0.04 126
107 BREEDERS CUP CHALLENGE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 126
108 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 126
109 IYANLA:WHERE ARE THEY NOW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 170
110 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.04 400
111 KOREAN BASEBALL   L: LG TWINS/SAMSUNG LIONS ESPN 3:55 AM 125 0.04 81
112 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 217
113 CAMINA A LA GLORIA TUDN 11:00 PM 60 0.04 75
114 POP TV MOVIES: TIME TO KILL, A POP 12:00 AM 180 0.04 137
115 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 94
116 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRIGHTON/NORWICH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 135 0.03 123
117 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.03 82
118 STACEY DAVIDS GEARZ MOTOR TREND 6:30 AM 30 0.03 116
119 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S3 UNIVERSO 12:05 PM 25 0.03 51
120 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN2 6:00 AM 64 0.03 136
121 IMSA WEATHERTECH SC CHAMP: DAYTONA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 230 0.03 160
122 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 74
123 SESAME STREET HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 26 0.03 87
124 NATHANS FAMOUS HOT DOG ESPNEWS 2:00 PM 60 0.03 161
125 FUREVER HOME FAMILY ANIMAL PLANET 8:30 AM 30 0.03 143
126 HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 457
127 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 61
128 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 AM 60 0.03 495
129 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S3 UNIVERSO 8:00 AM 30 0.03 45
130 ROCKETEER SERIES DISNEY JUNIOR 7:15 AM 25 0.03 137
131 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: TWISTED NANNY, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 121 0.03 180
132 L&M: HUNTSVILLE COUPLES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.03 136
133 SEGURID FRONTERA AUS – S5 UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 30 0.03 48
134 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.03 62
135 SEGURID FRONTERA AUS – S5 UNIVERSO 4:30 PM 30 0.03 63
136 SEGURID FRONTERA AUS – S5 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.03 59
137 QUIEN DA MAS S5 UNIVERSO 7:30 PM 30 0.03 68
138 LIGA PREMIER: MANCHESTER UNITED VS BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSO 9:52 AM 133 0.03 48
139 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 172
140 GOMER PYLE, USMC SUNDANCE TV 8:30 AM 30 0.02 183
141 HARD KNOCKS NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.02 81
142 GOMER PYLE, USMC SUNDANCE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.02 194
143 KOREAN BASEBALL   L: KIWOOM HEROES/KT WIZ ESPN 6:00 AM 171 0.02 71
144 IFC MOVIE: SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 3 IFC TV 9:45 AM 120 0.02 89
145 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S3 UNIVERSO 12:30 PM 30 0.02 38
146 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.02 102
147 HARD KNOCKS NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.02 68
148 GOMER PYLE, USMC SUNDANCE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.02 209
149 HARD KNOCKS NFL NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.02 62
150 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L ESPNEWS 3:00 PM 27 0.02 66

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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. DG

    Do you have the numbers for the following:
    Super Rugby Aotearoa on ESPN2 at 11:30pm ET
    AFL on FS1 at 11pm ET



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