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September 4, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.31.2019

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game adjusted to 1.9.  In addition, DATELINE gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Although technically it was an interstitial episode of COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD that won the cable day at 0.72, ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL games dominated at 0.64/0.60/0.58/0.55.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:   DRAGON BALL at 0.36 and 0.12/323K & 0.14/337K compared to 0.33 and 0.1/293K & 0.13/306K, GEN LOCK up 0.03 to 0.23, DR STONE up 0.03 to 0.21, FIRE FORCE up 0.03 to 0.20, FOOD WARS up 0.05 to 0.19, BLACK CLOVER up 0.02 to 0.17/315K, BORUTO up 0.04 to 0.17, NARUTO up 0.04 to 0.15/277K, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM up 0.03 to 0.17, LUPIN THE 3RD up 0.02 to 0.15, and MY HERO ACADEMIA down 0.01 to 0.14/275K.  ESPN2’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.33.  NBC Sports Net’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.21.  Fox Sports 1’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL games were at 0.20/0.14.  On Food Network, the morning KITCHEN AT FN ticked up to 0.20, and PIONEER WOMAN was also up a tick to 0.17, while the primetime RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE was at 0.17/0.17/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.20/0.17/0.14.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS ticked up to 0.17.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTER RENOVATION was at 0.16.  Hallmark’s original movie MY ONE & ONLY was at 0.16.  TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS dipped 0.02 to 0.15.  ID’s THE CASE THAT HAUNTS ME dropped 0.05 to 0.11.  On OWN, BLACK LOVE rose 0.04 to 0.09, and BLACK WOMEN OWN THE CONVERSATION ticked up to 0.06.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday August 31, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN 7:06 PM 24 0.72 2,093
2 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 180 0.64 1,768
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: SOUTH ALABAMA/NEBRASKA ESPN 12:00 PM 211 0.60 1,780
4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: GEORGIA/VANDERBILT ESPN 7:30 PM 209 0.58 1,822
5 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L ESPN 3:35 PM 6 0.55 1,775
6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: FRESNO STATE/USC ESPN 10:59 PM 203 0.55 1,649
7 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.36 746
8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: BOISE STATE/FLORIDA STATE ESPNEWS 12:00 PM 249 0.33 1,194
9 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: THIRD ROUND ESPN2 6:54 PM 246 0.33 1,833
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 2:22 AM 60 0.31 759
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.23 667
12 GEN:LOCK ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.23 463
13 DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.21 419
14 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SHEFFIELD/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 123 0.21 506
15 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 L: MIAMI (OH)/IOWA FOX SPORTS 1 7:48 PM 190 0.20 707
16 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,069
17 FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.20 382
18 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,316
19 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: GEORGIA STATE/TENNESSEE ESPNU 3:38 PM 208 0.19 702
20 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,288
21 FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.19 349
22 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN14 MTV 8:00 PM 31 0.17 440
23 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,222
24 BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.17 296
25 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.17 900
26 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.17 920
27 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:RED CM ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 30 0.17 301
28 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.17 1,126
29 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.16 899
30 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,085
31 LIGA MX SAT 2: CRUZ AZUL / GUADALAJARA TUDN 10:05 PM 128 0.16 361
32 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 975
33 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: MY ONE & ONLY HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.16 2,015
34 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 486
35 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,110
36 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,081
37 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: THIRD ROUND ESPN2 11:00 AM 474 0.16 1,045
38 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,077
39 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 800
40 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / LEON TUDN 8:00 PM 125 0.15 376
41 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 58 0.15 908
42 LUPIN THE 3RD: PART 5 ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 30 0.15 278
43 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 852
44 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.15 856
45 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 886
46 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 737
47 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: NORTHERN IOWA/IOWA ST FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 246 0.14 493
48 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,044
49 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 762
50 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 392
51 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.14 427
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 931
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 999
54 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 915
55 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 32 0.13 335
56 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.13 524
57 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,586
58 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.12 559
59 VET LIFE, THE ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 61 0.12 717
60 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 848
61 ZOO, THE: SAN DIEGO ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.12 852
62 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,533
63 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.12 312
64 CASE THAT HAUNTS ME, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 791
65 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.11 713
66 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 915
67 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,083
68 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 969
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 823
70 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:34 AM 23 0.11 269
71 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 586
72 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,193
73 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:25 AM 129 0.10 301
74 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: GOOD BURGER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:05 PM 145 0.10 263
75 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,128
76 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.10 488
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 888
78 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,221
79 SYTTD: NORTHERN EDITION TLC 8:58 PM 62 0.10 630
80 FS1 CFB EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 1 10:58 PM 32 0.10 294
81 SR/ODESSA,TX SHOOTING CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,356
82 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 114 0.09 485
83 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: MISSISSIPPI STATE/LOUISIANA ESPNU 12:00 PM 218 0.09 370
84 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY,A BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 125 0.09 306
85 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,269
86 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 1:00 AM 60 0.09 363
87 SR/ODESSA,TX SHOOTING CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,448
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 823
89 CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 106 0.09 566
90 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.09 786
91 BLACK LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 290
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 722
93 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,535
94 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 525
95 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 1,123
96 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,303
97 ZOMBIE HOUSE FLIPPING A&E NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.08 382
98 BLAZE NICK JR 9:00 AM 30 0.08 314
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 603
100 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.08 1,048
101 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.08 218
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.07 524
103 INJUSTICE W NANCY GRACE OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 413
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 625
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 797
106 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 864
107 THOMAS & FRIENDS NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.07 263
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 716
109 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 723
110 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 855
111 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK METS/PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES FOX SPORTS 1 4:06 PM 222 0.07 245
112 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 12:00 PM 60 0.07 338
113 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 780
114 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 793
115 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 705
116 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 411
117 NASCAR CUP SERIES QUAL L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:01 PM 59 0.06 548
118 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 732
119 NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – KC VS. GB NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.06 274
120 BLACK WOMEN OWN THE CONV OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 246
121 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.06 178
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 261
123 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 215
124 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 2:00 AM 60 0.06 196
125 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 612
126 NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:32 PM 58 0.06 292
127 DR. POL: DEJA MOO! NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.06 538
128 FEATURE PRIME PRESENT.: MRS. DOUBTFIRE WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 180 0.06 165
129 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 706
130 ESPN GOAL LINE  L: N/A ESPNEWS 4:09 PM 386 0.06 158
131 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 654
132 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.05 214
133 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 353
134 LIGA MX EF SAT: NECAXA / TIJUANA TUDN 5:55 PM 125 0.05 147
135 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPNU 9:00 AM 180 0.05 139
136 TINY HOUSE NATION A&E NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.05 220
137 NASCAR AMERICA PRAC/QUAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:30 PM 31 0.05 347
138 LEGO BRICKUMENTARY, A HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 85 0.05 115
139 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 235
140 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.05 379
141 NEW DAY CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.05 438
142 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.05 926
143 AARON HERNANDEZ UNCOVERED: 101 PART 1 OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 120 0.05 207
144 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 2:04 AM 112 0.05 191
145 ADDICTION UNPLUGGED A&E NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.05 144
146 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS: ODESSA, TX SHOOTING MSNBC 5:45 PM 195 0.04 698
147 ADDICTION UNPLUGGED A&E NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.04 159
148 ESPN GOAL LINE: N/A ESPNU 7:06 PM 204 0.04 159
149 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 555
150 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.04 306

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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.




10 Comments


  1. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 11:30AM on Discovery Family?


  2. Augus

    ‘Maigret’ (Ovation) series premiere at 7PM, please? Thanks!


  3. Jason

    Do you have anything for the UFC Fight Night Prelims from China on ESPN which was on at 12AM PT Saturday?


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, we don’t provide numbers here for sporting events that are too low rated both both the weekly Skedball post or the night’s Top 150. There are just too many.


  4. VindicateD

    Nice job, Toonami!! It’s hard to beat College Football, but the entire 2-hour span from 11 PM-1 AM actually beat all the Hurricane Dorien coverage! And Mobile Suit Gundam: (The Origin) Red Comet actually cracked 300K (and 0.2 18-34) for the first time ever–at 3 AM!


  5. Martin

    Do you have Beybade Burst at 8 AM, Inazuma Eleven Ares at 8:30 AM and Pokemon at 9 AM on Disney XD?


  6. A

    Do you have ‘Maigret’ on Ovation?



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