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August 23, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.20.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  OLYMPICS coverage gained 0.3 in final numbers to 3.8.  Elsewhere, NFL Preseason games made for lots of changes.  On ABC, the LAST MAN STANDING, DR KEN and 20/20 reruns were all down 0.2, and BOSTON EMS fell 0.3.  On CBS, the final burned-off RUSH HOUR episode dropped 0.2, and 48 HOURS was down 0.1.  FOX’s HOTEL HELL reruns lost 0.2.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2016 Aug SAT.20

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Saturday cable was sports-heavy, with 8 of the Top 10 slots going to sports-related programming, although several of those were for a NASCAR rain delay on NBC Sports Net. Fox Sports 1 led the way with 0.64 for UVC PRELIMS.  RIO SUMMER OLYMPICS coverage peaked with 0.41 for daytime coverage on NBC Sports Net, with USA at 0.21 and Golf Channel at 0.08.  On Adult Swim, DRAGON BALL Z gained a tenth to 0.61/1.267M, ONE-PUNCH MAN was steady at 0.50, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM held at 0.41, HUNTER X HUNTER was up 0.03 to 0.40/771K, NARUTO rose 0.06 to 0.37/706K, ONE PIECE was up 0.07 to 0.30/621K, and PARASYTE gained 0.03 to 0.24/530K.  A 6PM Cartoon Network TEEN TITANS GO was just outside the Top 10 at 0.35.  NFL Network’s NFL PRESEASON Giants vs. Buffalo game was at 0.35, with the late Kansas City vs. LA Rams game at 0.29.  Spike’s original COPS edged up 0.02 to 0.33, and JAIL: BIG TEXAS was up 0.03 to 0.24.  On the original movie front, Lifetime’s BOY IN THE ATTIC was at 0.29, and Hallmark’s SUMMER LOVE was at 0.27. HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION climbed 0.06 to 0.28.  On Food Network, PIONEER WOMAN rose 0.03 to 0.27, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN was up 0.02 to 0.24, VALERIE’S HOME KITCHEN was at 0.24 KITCHEN AT FN held at 0.23.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2016 Aug SAT.20

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday August 20, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 UFC PPV PRELIMS L: 202:DIAZ/MCGREGOR 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.64 1,300
2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:09 PM 23 0.63 2,501
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:55 PM 25 0.63 2,620
4 NASCAR RAIN DELAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:21 PM 83 0.54 1,951
5 NASCAR RAIN DELAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 49 0.53 2,124
6 NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:21 PM 34 0.50 1,674
7 ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.50 1,077
8 S OLY WKND PM: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 441 0.41 1,225
9 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.41 822
10 NASCAR RAIN DELAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:55 PM 65 0.41 1,236
11 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.35 1,503
12 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2016 – NYG VS. BUF NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 191 0.35 1,048
13 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 7:11 PM 117 0.35 1,043
14 COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 30 0.33 1,049
15 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2016 – KC VS. LA NFL NETWORK 9:08 PM 189 0.29 809
16 POINT BREAK (2015) HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 114 0.29 743
17 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: BOY IN THE ATTIC LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.29 1,177
18 POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.28 1,230
19 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,261
20 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.27 1,220
21 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: SUMMER LOVE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.27 1,771
22 POKEMON THE SERIES XYZ THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.26 873
23 REGAL ACADEMY NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.25 937
24 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.24 1,092
25 JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 30 0.24 852
26 AMC PREMIERE EVENT AMC 1:00 AM 30 0.24 696
27 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.24 800
28 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.23 942
29 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,071
30 NFL PRESEASON: 2016 – SF VS. DEN NFL NETWORK 12:17 AM 137 0.23 528
31 UFC PPV PREFIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 30 0.23 523
32 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 687
33 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 180 0.22 444
34 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: ENDERS GAME AMC 11:00 PM 120 0.22 699
35 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 123 0.21 416
36 S OLY WKND PM: N/A USA NETWORK 12:00 PM 301 0.21 806
37 SMOLLETT EATS FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.21 647
38 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.21 403
39 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 30 0.20 858
40 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: SAN NICOLAS, MEXICO/EMILIA, ITALY ESPN 12:00 PM 182 0.20 656
41 NEXO KNIGHTS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.20 696
42 HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR HUSB INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 676
43 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/LEICESTER CNBC 12:27 PM 124 0.19 397
44 S OLY PRIME: N/A USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 240 0.19 658
45 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 59 0.18 415
46 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: JOHN CARTER AMC 8:00 PM 180 0.18 706
47 LIGA MX 2 SAT: GUADALAJARA / ATLAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:57 PM 125 0.18 408
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 407
49 FXX MOVIE PRIME: MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN FXX 8:00 PM 120 0.17 496
50 HOME AFLOAT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 AM 30 0.17 937
51 S OLY WKND AM: N/A USA NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.17 548
52 UFC PPV POST FIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 12:29 AM 91 0.16 320
53 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 340
54 MAKE IT POP NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,074
55 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.15 511
56 INDYCAR QUALIFYING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 AM 90 0.15 382
57 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,628
58 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 122 0.15 367
59 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: CHULA VISTA, CA/SAN ANTONIO, TX ESPN 8:00 PM 121 0.15 705
60 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.15 737
61 DR. DEE: ALASKA VET ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 61 0.15 865
62 POINT BREAK (2015) HBO PRIME 11:30 PM 114 0.14 366
63 HOME AFLOAT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 30 0.14 845
64 MUTT & STUFF NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.14 660
65 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:29 AM 28 0.13 264
66 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO CNBC 12:07 PM 20 0.13 229
67 NFL PRESEASON: 2016 – NO VS. HOU NFL NETWORK 2:34 AM 146 0.13 301
68 BULLS & BEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.13 1,396
69 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: WILLEMSTAD,CURACAO/TOKYO, JAPAN ESPN 6:00 PM 120 0.13 623
70 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: MIAMI VICE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 145 0.13 416
71 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,404
72 MTV SPECIAL MTV 4:50 PM 35 0.12 279
73 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE CNBC 2:31 PM 29 0.12 225
74 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,424
75 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:02 AM 60 0.12 225
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 660
77 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/STOKE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 125 0.11 258
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 766
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 816
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 707
81 CAVUTO ON BUSINESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.11 1,281
82 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,300
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 830
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 766
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 794
86 LIGA MX L: CRUZ AZUL / SANTOS UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:50 PM 125 0.11 258
87 TRAINWRECK: TRAINWRECK HBO PRIME 2:00 AM 125 0.11 214
88 S OLY WKND PM: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 300 0.11 375
89 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: NEW YORK CITY FC/LA GALAXY ESPN 3:02 PM 148 0.11 219
90 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,393
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 716
92 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 485
93 RENOVATION REALITIES DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.10 241
94 RENOVATION REALITIES DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.10 230
95 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,692
96 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 10:01 PM 59 0.10 304
97 FORBES ON FOX FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.10 1,281
98 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,074
99 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 995
100 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,166
101 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,006
102 FLEX AND SHANICE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 288
103 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 61 0.09 252
104 CASHIN IN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.09 1,208
105 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 964
106 PERFORMANCE TV VELOCITY 9:30 AM 30 0.09 185
107 OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.09 338
108 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.09 646
109 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,077
110 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 489
111 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/WATFORD CNBC 10:00 AM 127 0.08 150
112 S OLY WKND PM: N/A GOLF CHANNEL 11:13 AM 127 0.08 691
113 DR. DOLITTLE 2 HBO PRIME 11:45 AM 87 0.08 223
114 MURDER MADE ME FAMOUS REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 218
115 COPYCAT KILLERS REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 191
116 E! NEWS E! 10:00 AM 60 0.08 221
117 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: SCHOOL DANCE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 AM 120 0.08 157
118 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 264
119 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.08 190
120 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.08 230
121 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 634
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 344
123 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 934
124 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 652
125 TOP 5 RESTAURANTS FOOD NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.08 289
126 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 920
127 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 485
128 NHRA QUALIFYING: BRAINERD FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 120 0.07 274
129 BROOKLYN HBO PRIME 3:30 PM 112 0.07 225
130 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.07 267
131 INTO THE BADLANDS BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.07 163
132 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 433
133 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 656
134 INTO THE BADLANDS BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.07 177
135 GUILTY PLEASURES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.06 229
136 K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER: K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 138 0.06 228
137 CUP, THE HBO PRIME 5:10 AM 50 0.06 120
138 PABLO ESC – SIN CENSURA NBC UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 140
139 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 361
140 NBC UNIVERSO MOVIE: WHITE HOUSE DOWN NBC UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 180 0.06 119
141 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 99 0.06 420
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 303
143 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.06 408
144 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK METS/SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 210 0.06 318
145 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 254
146 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.05 323
147 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.05 302
148 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 202
149 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 AM 24 0.05 143
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 245

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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.