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August 11, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.8.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Sports adjustments put the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP on CBS at 0.5, the NHL game on NBC at 0.3, and PBC Boxing on FOX at 0.2.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Sports was firmly in control of Saturday cable.  There were NBA games on both TNT (0.56/0.40/0.32) and ESPN (0.53), as well as the latter’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP coverage at 0.41, NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race at 0.22, and TUDN’s UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE match at 0.17.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:  DRAGON BALL at 0.08/184K & 0.07/167K and 0.23/452K compared to last week’s 0.08/194K & 0.07/195K and 0.18/335K, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE steady at 0.17, FIRE FORCE at 0.13/229K, BLACK CLOVER down 0.03 to 0.12/212K, NARUTO up 0.01 to 0.12/193K, SAMURAI JACK up 0.02 to 0.11/192K, and GEMUSETTO MACHU PICCHU at 0.10/179K.  The executive order signing ceremony put Fox News’s AMERICA’S NEWS HQ at the top of cable news at 0.22/0.36/2.1M, with CNN NEWSROOM at 0.16/0.25/1.4M, and MSNBC’s AM JOY at 0.08/1.2M.  HGTV’s VACATION HOUSE RULES slipped 0.02 to 0.20.  Hallmark’s original movie LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND was at 0.19.  On Food Network, PIONEER WOMAN was at 0.16, and KITCHEN AT FN was down 0.07 to 0.15.  On History, THE UNXPLAINED lost 0.03 to 0.12 and UNIDENTIFIED was down 0.02 to 0.11.  TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS ticked down to 0.11.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE was steady at 0.09, FAMILY OR FIANCE held at 0.07, and GIRLFRIENDS CHECK IN was up 0.02 to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday August 8, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:49 PM 103 0.56 1,366
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MILWAUKEE/DALLAS ESPN 8:44 PM 175 0.53 1,273
3 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L: THIRD ROUND ESPN 1:00 PM 180 0.41 2,028
4 NBA BASKETBALL: JAZZ/NUGGETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:30 PM 199 0.40 1,089
5 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:39 PM 61 0.34 738
6 NBA BASKETBALL: CLIPPERS/TRAILBLAZERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 150 0.32 811
7 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: MICHIGAN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 167 0.22 1,649
8 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.22 2,115
9 SATURDAY MOVIE: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE J FREEFORM 8:50 PM 160 0.20 778
10 VACATION HOUSE RULES HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.20 1,411
11 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.19 2,163
12 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,790
13 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:30 PM 14 0.18 460
14 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 1,506
15 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT: JODI ARIAS: DIRTY SP EDIT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.17 750
16 JOJOS ADV: GOLDEN WIND ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.17 303
17 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SAT: FC BARCELONA VS SSC NAPOLI TUDN 2:30 PM 150 0.17 400
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,350
19 LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.16 754
20 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.16 999
21 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,450
22 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,240
23 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,862
24 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 500
25 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,095
26 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,747
27 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,724
28 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,265
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,009
30 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L ESPN 8:54 AM 77 0.14 461
31 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,068
32 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,348
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 985
34 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:47 PM 28 0.13 882
35 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:30 PM 30 0.13 414
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 900
37 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,416
38 RICHARD JEWELL: RICHARD JEWELL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 131 0.13 629
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,211
40 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,549
41 UNXPLAINED, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 1,003
42 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 2,174
43 DIESEL BROTHERS SPC: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 180 0.12 449
44 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 2,436
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 905
46 FAST & FURIOUS FILM FEST: 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS AMC 9:30 PM 150 0.12 410
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 946
48 UNIDENTIFIED:INSIDE…UFO HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.11 927
49 CORNHOLE            L: 2020 ACL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ESPN 4:00 PM 126 0.11 386
50 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,349
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 352
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 951
53 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 777
54 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.11 546
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 936
56 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 865
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.10 915
58 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: ROAD AMERICA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:31 PM 269 0.10 779
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 955
60 BIG CITY GREENS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 22 0.10 394
61 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.09 382
62 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,015
63 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.09 807
64 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 652
65 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 58 0.08 382
66 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.08 1,223
67 NICK UNFILTERED NICKELODEON 8:05 PM 30 0.08 328
68 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.08 1,110
69 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,208
70 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:11 AM 49 0.08 252
71 NASCAR XFINITY START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:03 PM 28 0.08 520
72 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.08 467
73 OWL HOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:44 PM 21 0.08 346
74 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.07 359
75 LIGA MX SAT: CRUZ AZUL / LEON TUDN 7:30 PM 150 0.07 177
76 BELIEVERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 427
77 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 1,098
78 MISION EUROPA SAT TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 184
79 AMPHIBIA DISNEY CHANNEL 8:22 PM 22 0.07 319
80 SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 60 0.07 382
81 ALL THAT NEW NICKELODEON 8:35 PM 25 0.07 260
82 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,026
83 LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:59 AM 60 0.07 310
84 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.07 284
85 FAMILY OR FIANCE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 327
86 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 576
87 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 958
88 PAW PATROL NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.06 342
89 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.06 530
90 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 477
91 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.06 369
92 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 851
93 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: SF AT LAD/COL AT SEA MLB NETWORK 9:10 PM 175 0.06 237
94 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 240
95 HOTEL PARANORMAL TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 274
96 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 886
97 EVERYDAY DRIVER MOTOR TREND 7:30 AM 30 0.05 157
98 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:31 AM 29 0.05 382
99 DR. POL: DEJA MOO! NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.05 618
100 FUTBOL CENTRAL SAT TUDN 2:00 PM 30 0.05 101
101 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 323
102 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 822
103 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: CLE AT CWS/NYY AT TB MLB NETWORK 2:11 PM 192 0.05 188
104 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.05 207
105 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 921
106 GIRLFRIENDS CHECK IN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.05 239
107 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 931
108 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 211
109 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 12:00 PM 30 0.05 88
110 RAVEN ABOUT BUNK?D DISNEY CHANNEL 10:29 AM 59 0.05 254
111 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 11:00 AM 30 0.04 85
112 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.04 395
113 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.04 460
114 LICENSE TO KILL OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.04 266
115 KOREAN BASEBALL   L: LOTTE GIANTS/DOOSAN BEARS ESPN 3:55 AM 125 0.04 108
116 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 133
117 MLBN GAME BRIDGE SHOW MLB NETWORK 8:39 PM 31 0.04 161
118 NASCAR XF COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:30 AM 33 0.04 198
119 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: ATL AT PHI/BAL AT WAS MLB NETWORK 6:07 PM 152 0.04 144
120 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 11:30 AM 30 0.04 76
121 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.04 163
122 EARTHFLIGHT BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 70 0.04 184
123 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.04 114
124 COUNTDOWN SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 90 0.04 111
125 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT: JODI ARIAS: DIRTY SP EDIT LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:59 AM 121 0.03 149
126 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 12:05 AM 60 0.03 118
127 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.03 405
128 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.03 64
129 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 7:02 PM 58 0.03 145
130 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 10:00 AM 30 0.03 77
131 UEFA CHAMP LEAG 20 DT SAT: BAYERN MUNICH VS CHELSEA GALAVISION 2:30 PM 151 0.03 84
132 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 6:00 PM 60 0.03 92
133 BEYBLADE: BURST DISNEY XD 8:00 AM 30 0.03 135
134 NBA REGULAR SN L BONUS NBA-TV 6:04 PM 49 0.03 66
135 LEGO CITY ADVENTURES NICKTOONS 9:00 AM 30 0.03 102
136 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.03 493
137 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 379
138 LEGO CITY ADVENTURES NICKTOONS 9:30 AM 30 0.03 99
139 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 9:30 AM 30 0.03 43
140 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION L: MYKAL FOX/LUCAS SANTAMARIA FOX SPORTS 1 11:11 PM 122 0.03 127
141 KOREAN BASEBALL   L ESPN 6:00 AM 50 0.03 77
142 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 3:30 AM 30 0.03 100
143 UEFA CHAMPS EN 60 TUDN 1:00 PM 60 0.03 83
144 LIGA MX: MONTERREY VS SANTOS FOX DEPORTES 7:53 PM 131 0.02 83
145 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SAT TUDN 7:00 PM 30 0.02 74
146 LIVE FROM: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 PM 120 0.02 111
147 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS FOX DEPORTES 11:11 PM 118 0.02 60
148 PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:15 PM 90 0.02 92
149 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 10:30 AM 30 0.02 56
150 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 2:00 PM 11 0.02 132

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PREVIOUS SATURDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

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.




9 Comments


  1. Tenter

    Do you post any ratings when it comes to shorts like 5 min, like Danger Force airing at 8PM on Nickelodeon?


  2. Russell

    Do you have the ratings for the “Danger Force” 5-minute episode that aired at 8PM?


  3. Augus

    Do you have ‘The Code (Ovation at 7PM)” ratings, please? Thanks!


  4. mark

    Gutfeld said he would be number 1 at 10 pm after they cancelled Live PD. He’s been right 2 out of 3 times. O:) I think CNN beat him the first week.



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