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September 15, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.12.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  COLLEGE FOOTBALL on ABC adjusted to 0.9, NBC’s NHL PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 0.5, and FOX’s MLB BASEBALL coverage adjusted to 0.4 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game towered over the rest of Saturday cable sports at 1.41, while the network’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL games were at 0.53/0.33, and its US OPEN coverage was at 0.32.  The highest-rated non-ESPN show was NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race at 0.25.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.05 to 0.23, DELICIOUS MISS BROWN gained 0.02 to 0.18, and PIONEER WOMAN ticked up to 0.18.    Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:  DRAGON BALL at 0.05/217K & 0.09/275K and 0.25/506K compared to last week’s 0.11/289K & 0.10/237K and 0.20/363K, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE up 0.02 to 0.21, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM up 0.01 to 0.19, BLACK CLOVER up 0.02 to 0.17/346K, FIRE FORCE up 0.04 to 0.16/277K, NARUTO up 0.03 to 0.12/233K, SAMURAI JACK up 0.03 to 0.11/206K, and GEMUSETTO MACHU PICCHU down 0.01 to 0.07/135K.  On HGTV, BACKYARD TAKEOVER was at 0.19/0.17 compared to last week’s 0.17, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.19, and HELP I WRECKED MY HOUSE was at 0.17.  TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS ticked up to 0.14.  Paramount’s BELLATOR LIVE was at 0.10.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE was steady at 0.08.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE was at 0.07, and BLACK LOVE was at 0.03 compared to last week’s 0.05/0.05.  HBO’s COASTAL ELITES was at 0.07.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday September 12, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: HOUSTON/LA LAKERS ESPN 8:10 PM 152 1.41 3,720
2 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 10 0.59 1,725
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 10:42 PM 78 0.58 1,429
4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: LOUISIANA/IOWA STATE ESPN 12:01 PM 203 0.53 1,678
5 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.37 1,076
6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L ESPN2 7:36 PM 87 0.33 1,205
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.33 800
8 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: WOMENS FINALS ESPN 4:00 PM 180 0.32 1,855
9 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN 3:24 PM 36 0.25 828
10 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: RICHMOND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:53 PM 177 0.25 1,738
11 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 787
12 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.23 1,260
13 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.23 542
14 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,709
15 JOJOS ADV: GOLDEN WIND ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.21 425
16 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:34 PM 19 0.20 1,532
17 BACKYARD TAKEOVER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,305
18 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.19 1,190
19 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.19 382
20 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,878
21 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.18 993
22 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,616
23 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.18 1,103
24 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: ACRIMONY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 180 0.18 602
25 HELP! I WRECKED MY HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,384
26 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.17 423
27 BACKYARD TAKEOVER HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.17 1,210
28 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 127 0.17 387
29 LIGA MX SAT 2: AMERICA / TOLUCA TUDN 10:00 PM 120 0.16 458
30 HIDDEN POTENTIAL REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.16 945
31 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:31 AM 26 0.15 337
32 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,822
33 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,921
34 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.14 331
35 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: TULANE/SOUTH ALABAMA ESPN2 9:03 PM 124 0.14 516
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,026
37 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.14 841
38 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: UTSA/TEXAS STATE ESPN2 3:35 PM 241 0.14 476
39 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/FULHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 127 0.13 302
40 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: EASTERN KENTUCKY/WEST VIRGINIA FOX SPORTS 1 12:02 PM 216 0.13 408
41 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: COASTAL CAROLINA/KANSAS FOX SPORTS 1 10:14 PM 218 0.13 375
42 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: DERANGED GRANNY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 718
43 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 357
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 969
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,029
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,051
47 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,315
48 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 34 0.11 866
49 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,218
50 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,154
51 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: CHARLOTTE/APPALACHIAN STATE ESPN2 12:00 PM 215 0.11 408
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 998
53 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:04 PM 28 0.11 280
54 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,461
55 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,694
56 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.10 559
57 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 970
58 SYTTD: CLIP SHOW TLC 9:01 PM 59 0.10 644
59 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:50 PM 40 0.10 542
60 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.10 239
61 NICK UNFILTERED NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.10 369
62 BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 246 PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 149 0.10 335
63 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,351
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 911
65 INDYCAR CENTRAL PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.09 598
66 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.09 445
67 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,524
68 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,435
69 PAW PATROL NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.09 350
70 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.09 1,341
71 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L ESPN2 8:54 AM 76 0.09 369
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 884
73 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,115
74 BIG CITY GREENS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.09 379
75 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 709
76 LIVE RESCUE: 46 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.08 487
77 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,210
78 CNN/SESAME ST TOWN HALL CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 567
79 INDYCAR SERIES L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 92 0.08 624
80 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / SANTOS TUDN 7:57 PM 123 0.08 214
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 696
82 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: RICHMOND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:22 PM 128 0.08 766
83 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-5R1R06H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 259
84 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 852
85 HOTEL PARANORMAL TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 264
86 AMPHIBIA DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.08 359
87 INDYCAR CENTRAL POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:32 PM 28 0.08 466
88 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.07 416
89 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.07 563
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 811
91 GROUP CHAT NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.07 329
92 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 591
93 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 1,119
94 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 93 0.07 660
95 LIGA MX L: ATLAS / MAZATLAN TUDN 5:55 PM 122 0.07 173
96 COASTAL ELITES HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 87 0.07 402
97 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.06 560
98 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 1,113
99 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:04 AM 56 0.06 202
100 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.06 931
101 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.06 437
102 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.06 210
103 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.06 1,048
104 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 525
105 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.06 852
106 NASCAR XFINITY START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:02 PM 20 0.06 587
107 ONE OFF SPECIALS: LUCILLE BALL: WE LOVE LUCY REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.06 376
108 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.06 178
109 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 915
110 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.05 397
111 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 189
112 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.05 440
113 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 196
114 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.05 813
115 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 9:00 AM 30 0.05 112
116 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.05 204
117 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 842
118 LICENSE TO KILL OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 333
119 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 407
120 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 14 CNBC 8:00 AM 270 0.05 352
121 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:10 AM 50 0.05 152
122 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 6:30 AM 30 0.05 116
123 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 216
124 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 11:30 AM 30 0.04 74
125 I QUIT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 197
126 SIT IN:  BELAFONTE-TNT SH: BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW MSNBC 10:00 PM 120 0.04 610
127 BARGAIN MANSIONS DIY NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.04 237
128 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN 6:00 AM 64 0.04 150
129 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 8:30 AM 30 0.04 95
130 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 899
131 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.04 375
132 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.04 541
133 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 7:00 AM 30 0.04 99
134 PROVING GROUNDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:30 PM 30 0.04 154
135 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 7:30 AM 30 0.04 101
136 LPGA TOUR: 2020 ANA INSPIRATION GOLF CHANNEL 1:58 PM 243 0.04 409
137 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 212
138 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 6:00 AM 30 0.04 101
139 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 8:00 AM 30 0.03 95
140 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 11:00 AM 30 0.03 63
141 NASCAR XF COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:30 PM 32 0.03 307
142 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.03 153
143 PGA TOUR: 2020 SAFEWAY OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 6:01 PM 179 0.03 420
144 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: ATL AT WAS/PHI AT MIA MLB NETWORK 6:05 PM 184 0.03 171
145 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 11:55 PM 60 0.03 136
146 BLACK LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 214
147 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 10:30 AM 30 0.03 47
148 ANIMAL BABIES BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 70 0.03 236
149 SHOWCASE GAME: BAL AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:10 PM 193 0.03 215
150 MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE L FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 60 0.03 81

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘Secret State (Ovation at 7PM)” series premiere ratings, please? Thanks!


  2. Martin

    Do you have Beyblade Burst at 8 AM on Disney XD? Thanks.


  3. Marcus

    Big Noon Kickoff on FOX?



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