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September 22, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.19.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Live sports led to lots of adjustments, with ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL at a final 1.1, NBC’s STANLEY CUP FINALS at 0.5, and FOX’s MLB BASEBALL at 0.2.  In addition, 48 HOURS gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Sports was again dominant on Saturday cable, with ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game at 1.44 and its COLLEGE FOOTBALL games at 0.53/0.19, with NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race at 0.32, TUDN’S LIGA match at 0.28, AND USA’s Notre Dame COLLEGE FOOTBALL game at 0.25.  On HGTV, HELP I WRECKED MY HOUSE jumped a tenth to 0.27.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:  DRAGON BALL at 0.08/202K & 0.08/204K and 0.31/557K compared to last week’s 0.05/217K & 0.09/275K and 0.25/506K, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE up 0.05 to 0.26, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM up 0.07 to 0.26, BLACK CLOVER up 0.06 to 0.23/378K, FIRE FORCE up 0.03 to 0.19/308K, NARUTO up 0.06 to 0.18/301K, SAMURAI JACK up 0.05 to 0.16/268K, and GEMUSETTO MACHU PICCHU up 0.04 to 0.11/201K.  Hallmark’s original movie FOLLOW ME TO DAISY HILL was at 0.22.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN ticked down to 0.17, and PIONEER WOMAN also lost a tick to 0.17.  ID’s A DEADLY DOSE was at 0.16/0.14/0.13.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE rose 0.06 to 0.14.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday September 19, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: BOSTON/MIAMI ESPN 8:38 PM 160 1.44 3,810
2 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:18 PM 72 0.62 1,445
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: TULSA/OKLAHOMA STATE ESPN 12:01 PM 206 0.53 1,727
4 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:30 AM 60 0.35 769
5 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: BRISTOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:52 PM 171 0.32 2,121
6 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.31 950
7 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.29 846
8 LIGA MX SAT 2: AMERICA / GUADALAJARA TUDN 9:54 PM 130 0.28 663
9 HELP! I WRECKED MY HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,311
10 JOJOS ADV: GOLDEN WIND ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.26 435
11 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.26 1,362
12 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.26 417
13 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL L: SOUTH FLORIDA/NOTRE DAME USA NETWORK 2:30 PM 196 0.25 957
14 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:32 PM 20 0.24 1,830
15 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.24 539
16 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: FOLLOW ME TO DAISY HILL HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.22 2,172
17 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,673
18 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 3,442
19 HIDDEN POTENTIAL REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,197
20 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:43 PM 17 0.20 989
21 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: TROY/MIDDLE TENNESSEE ESPN 3:30 PM 209 0.19 642
22 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:57 PM 124 0.19 494
23 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:30 AM 30 0.19 417
24 INVISIBLE MAN, THE: INVISIBLE MAN, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 124 0.18 863
25 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 3,020
26 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,500
27 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN 6:59 PM 30 0.18 532
28 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,122
29 NOTRE DAME POST USA NETWORK 5:46 PM 14 0.17 652
30 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.17 1,070
31 DEADLY DOSE, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 769
32 LIGA MX SAT TUDN 7:57 PM 117 0.16 392
33 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.15 350
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,029
35 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:04 PM 28 0.14 964
36 DEADLY DOSE, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 719
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,057
38 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.14 318
39 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 2,053
40 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.14 615
41 LIVE RESCUE: 48 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.14 602
42 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.13 605
43 CNN TONIGHT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,098
44 DEADLY DOSE, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.13 744
45 BIG CITY GREENS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.13 531
46 YOUNG DYLAN NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.13 461
47 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: LOUISIANA/GEORGIA STATE ESPN2 12:00 PM 225 0.13 422
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,091
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 884
50 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,705
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 835
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,020
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 922
54 AMPHIBIA DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.12 446
55 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,574
56 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,190
57 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.11 877
58 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: VACATION COMEDY CENTRAL 7:00 PM 150 0.11 278
59 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,736
60 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: SECRET LIFE CELEBRITY SUR LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.11 606
61 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,156
62 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.10 441
63 NICK UNFILTERED NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.10 332
64 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,524
65 GROUP CHAT NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 30 0.10 259
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 869
67 TIME MACHINE: GOD CODE HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.10 515
68 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.10 1,048
69 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 2:00 AM 28 0.10 275
70 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,524
71 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,176
72 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.09 523
73 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.09 620
74 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-5R1R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.09 306
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 771
76 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.09 587
77 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 835
78 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,362
79 POWER RANGERS BM NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.09 299
80 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 285
81 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.09 391
82 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,311
83 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 2:06 AM 58 0.08 330
84 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,346
85 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 10:30 AM 30 0.08 325
86 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 20 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:57 AM 284 0.08 455
87 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: STEPHEN F AUSTIN/UTSA ESPN2 3:45 PM 201 0.08 248
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,277
89 LIGA MX L: ATLAS / PACHUCA TUDN 5:55 PM 122 0.08 193
90 TIME MACHINE: JEUSUS STRAND: A SEARCH FOR DNA HISTORY 2:00 PM 120 0.08 442
91 SMERCONISH CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 637
92 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.07 330
93 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 1,144
94 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 34 0.07 481
95 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 214
96 LICENSE TO KILL OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 358
97 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 759
98 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 12:04 AM 60 0.06 157
99 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 540
100 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 481
101 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 710
102 TWO AND A HALF MEN AMC 11:00 AM 30 0.06 301
103 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 11:09 PM 60 0.06 241
104 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 427
105 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 7:06 PM 24 0.06 195
106 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.06 816
107 AMA MOTOCROSS: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 PM 120 0.06 173
108 I QUIT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 146
109 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 163
110 BREEDERS CUP CHALLENGE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:01 PM 59 0.05 216
111 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 866
112 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:30 PM 27 0.05 169
113 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: LOUISIANA TECH/SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI ESPN2 7:30 PM 219 0.05 282
114 KILLING OF JONBENET AC: HER FATHER SPEAKS A&E NETWORK 2:00 PM 120 0.05 257
115 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 933
116 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.05 281
117 ANIMAL BABIES BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 70 0.04 275
118 IFC MOVIE: GOONIES, THE IFC TV 8:00 PM 150 0.04 104
119 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 1:30 AM 60 0.04 115
120 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.04 623
121 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 208
122 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 123
123 DAILY POP WEEKEND E! 11:00 AM 60 0.04 114
124 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.04 153
125 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: LIBERTY/WESTERN KENTUCKY ESPNU 12:00 PM 201 0.04 117
126 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 210
127 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 7:30 AM 30 0.04 90
128 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 7:00 AM 30 0.04 89
129 POP TV MOVIES: SAFE HAVEN POP 10:25 AM 155 0.04 108
130 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 8:00 AM 30 0.04 88
131 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.04 332
132 UNTOLD STORY, THE: HUNTING JONBENETS KILLER A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 120 0.03 165
133 INSIDE AMER SECRET MISSIO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.03 269
134 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.03 297
135 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 2:30 AM 60 0.03 98
136 SUND MOVIE: NOVEMBER MAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 3:30 PM 150 0.03 176
137 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 12:11 AM 60 0.03 78
138 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 2020: 2 – EPISODE 2 MOTOR TREND 6:00 PM 720 0.03 110
139 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPNU 9:00 AM 180 0.03 76
140 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.03 411
141 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 51 0.03 150
142 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 6:30 AM 30 0.03 86
143 CHIPS MAXPRIME 9:26 PM 101 0.03 96
144 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.03 96
145 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 290
146 SOCIO S4, EL UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.03 47
147 SAVED BY THE BELL IFC TV 6:00 AM 30 0.03 83
148 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 2020: 1 – EPISODE 1 MOTOR TREND 7:30 AM 630 0.03 147
149 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.03 142
150 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 60

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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 ‘Dalas & Robo (SYFY at 12:30AM)’ series finale ratings? Thanks!


  2. Marcus

    Do you have Big Noon Kickoff on Fox from 10:00 am to noon? Would like to know their ratings for last week too. Thanks.


  3. Martin

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



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