December 2, 2015
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.28.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 
NETWORK UPDATE:  FOX’s Notre Dame vs. Stanford COLLEGE FOOTBALL game adjusted up to 2.0 in final numbers, while ABC’s Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State game stayed at 1.4.  In addition, DATELINE lost 0.1.

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Finals Broadcast 2015 Nov SAT.28

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN and COLLEGE FOOTBALL were in virtually sole possession of Saturday cable, with games (led by the primetime Florida vs. Florida State game at 1.44) and their associated programming occupying 8 of the Top 10 slots (really Top 9, since HBO listed the theatrical movie KINGSMAN as an “original”).  The only exception was Hallmark’s holiday movie of the night A CHRISTMAS DETOUR at 0.67.  HBO’s BOXING telecast, as usual, issued separate ratings for various segments at 0.35, 0.34, 0.33, 0.30, 0.26 and 0.17.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN and PIONEER WOMAN were both at 0.32, which was down 0.02 for KITCHEN, and a primetime CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE was at 0.30.  On BBCAmerica, Part 1 of the DOCTOR WHO season finale upticked to 0.30, and THE LAST KINGDOM season finale was up 0.04 to 0.09.  On Starz, ASH VS EVIL DEAD dropped 0.05 to 0.15, and DAVINCI’S DEMONS fell 0.02 to 0.02/191K.  Esquire’s SPOTLESS was up 0.01 in the demo to 0.03, but fell heavily to 41K total viewers.  (We should note once again that when discussing ratings at this microscopic level, inconsistencies are more likely to be related to the tiny sample size than to wide variances in viewing.)  Sundance’s THE RETURNED was more consistent, up 0.01 in the demo to 0.03 and with 92K total viewers.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Finals Cable 2015 Nov SAT.28

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday November 28, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: FLORIDA STATE/FLORIDA ESPN 7:32 PM 222 1.44 4,280
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: PENN STATE/MICHIGAN STATE ESPN 3:30 PM 213 1.25 4,503
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: CLEMSON/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 12:01 PM 209 0.96 2,943
4 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN 7:03 PM 29 0.88 2,794
5 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:14 PM 46 0.84 2,142
6 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.82 2,267
7 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERV: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERV HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 128 0.70 1,999
8 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: A CHRISTMAS DETOUR HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.67 4,778
9 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.54 1,240
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.44 939
11 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 6:08 PM 12 0.35 987
12 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 5:19 PM 49 0.34 1,038
13 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.33 680
14 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 11:50 PM 48 0.33 901
15 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.32 1,479
16 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.32 1,332
17 SP XMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,198
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 120 0.30 763
19 HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.30 1,624
20 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 11:13 PM 33 0.30 772
21 SP ALL-STAR GINGERBREAD HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.30 1,175
22 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: GEORGIA/GEORGIA TECH ESPN2 12:00 PM 179 0.30 1,023
23 MOVIE- CO PRO PREM: GIFT WRAPPED CHRISTMAS, A LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.30 1,444
24 DOCTOR WHO SEASON 9 BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.30 895
25 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,284
26 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,187
27 POWER RANGERS DINO NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.28 1,165
28 POKEMON THE SERIES XY THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.28 785
29 GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.28 1,603
30 FARMHOUSE RULES FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.26 1,273
31 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 10:20 PM 49 0.26 676
32 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.25 541
33 LIGA MX SAT: JAGUARES / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:55 PM 125 0.23 526
34 FATAL VOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 766
35 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.21 454
36 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: OLE MISS/MISSISSIPPI STATE ESPN2 7:14 PM 198 0.20 930
37 SP ALL STAR GINGERBREAD FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.20 810
38 PATRICIA HEATON PARTIES FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.19 1,061
39 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.19 1,686
40 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.18 782
41 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,292
42 HALF HOUR COMEDY CENTRAL 12:00 AM 30 0.17 380
43 WCB: 11/28/15  W. KLITSCH HBO PRIME 4:45 PM 34 0.17 490
44 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 32 0.17 363
45 DEAD FILES REVISITED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 432
46 KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERV: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERV HBO PRIME 3:35 AM 128 0.16 387
47 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 2:59 PM 34 0.16 461
48 HALF HOUR COMEDY CENTRAL 12:30 AM 30 0.15 324
49 ASH VS EVIL DEAD STARZ PRIMARY 9:00 PM 26 0.15 430
50 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:53 AM 127 0.15 341
51 WALLYKAZAM! NICK JR 12:00 PM 30 0.15 627
52 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.14 883
53 SWEETIE PIES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.14 574
54 RAISING WHITLEY OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.14 499
55 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF APE: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF APE HBO PRIME 1:15 PM 130 0.14 290
56 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: VIRGINIA TECH/VIRGINIA ESPNU 12:00 PM 218 0.14 454
57 20, THE VH1 10:00 AM 60 0.13 299
58 MUTT & STUFF NICK JR 11:30 AM 30 0.13 616
59 BLADES OF GLORY HBO PRIME 6:25 PM 93 0.13 282
60 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: IOWA STATE/WEST VIRGINIA FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 209 0.12 471
61 20, THE VH1 9:00 AM 60 0.12 263
62 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: VARIOUS ESPN2 3:33 PM 216 0.12 380
63 BULLS & BEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.12 1,505
64 MASTER P FAMILY EMPIRE REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.12 285
65 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 5:45 AM 13 0.12 234
66 MSNBC INVESTIGATES MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 328
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 912
68 TINY HOUSE HUNTING FYI 9:30 PM 30 0.11 266
69 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: THE WORLDS END COMEDY CENTRAL 5:15 PM 165 0.11 264
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 585
71 CAVUTO ON BUSINESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.11 1,333
72 CASHIN IN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.11 1,062
73 MASTER P FAMILY EMPIRE REELZCHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.11 201
74 FUTBOL LIGA MX: LEON VS. AMERICA 11/28 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 125 0.11 287
75 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 933
76 3 1/2 MINUTES, 10 BULLETS HBO PRIME 11:30 AM 98 0.11 226
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 861
78 TINY HOUSE HUNTING FYI 9:00 PM 30 0.10 311
79 GUYS GROCERY GAMES COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 224
80 NORBIT HBO PRIME 9:45 AM 102 0.10 280
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 633
82 COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L: ARIZONA ST/CAL FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 219 0.10 337
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 757
84 AFTERNOON MOVIE 2: RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE IFC TV 3:15 PM 120 0.10 186
85 AFTERNOON MOVIE 3 IFC TV 6:00 PM 75 0.10 229
86 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 292
87 GUYS GROCERY GAMES COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 227
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 532
89 HHOF COLLECTION: CHRISTMAS IN CONWAY HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.09 514
90 FORBES ON FOX FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.09 1,219
91 LAST KINGDOM BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 75 0.09 371
92 TINY HOUSE WORLD FYI 10:00 PM 30 0.09 257
93 REAL HOUSEWIVES CHESHIRE BRAVO 12:00 PM 60 0.09 208
94 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.09 233
95 RIO 2 HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 101 0.09 173
96 AFTERNOON MOVIE 3 IFC TV 5:15 PM 45 0.09 189
97 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 354
98 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 510
99 ACCESS MOVIE: RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE IFC TV 7:15 PM 135 0.09 184
100 GUYS GROCERY GAMES COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 207
101 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 266
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 554
103 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKTOONS 10:30 PM 30 0.08 290
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 568
105 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 10:32 PM 13 0.08 345
106 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:45 PM 70 0.08 141
107 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 512
108 TINY HOUSE WORLD FYI 10:30 PM 31 0.08 262
109 FOX COLLEGE EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 1 3:29 PM 31 0.08 269
110 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 3:00 AM 60 0.08 191
111 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 232
112 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.08 273
113 TOP CHEF FIRST LOOK BRAVO 9:49 AM 11 0.08 214
114 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 689
115 SHO CH BOX: 2015 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:29 AM 52 0.07 269
116 FORENSIC FILES HLN 9:30 PM 30 0.07 318
117 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 876
118 AFTERNOON MOVIE 1: RESIDENT EVIL IFC TV 1:00 PM 135 0.07 149
119 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 902
120 RAILROAD ALASKA DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.07 509
121 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 563
122 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 492
123 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DISNEY XD 9:30 PM 30 0.07 299
124 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 761
125 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: NEVADA/SAN DIEGO STATE ESPN2 10:45 PM 196 0.07 347
126 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 767
127 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 626
128 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: KANSAS STATE/KANSAS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 203 0.07 264
129 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.07 298
130 WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WR SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.07 214
131 SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES HBO PRIME 7:45 AM 101 0.07 154
132 FOX SPORTS LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 1:39 AM 60 0.07 178
133 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.06 325
134 FORENSIC FILES HLN 9:00 PM 30 0.06 319
135 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN2 9:00 AM 180 0.06 206
136 BREAK HBO PRIME 4:34 PM 11 0.06 169
137 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 2:01 AM 59 0.06 182
138 THAT 70S SHOW IFC TV 12:30 PM 30 0.06 139
139 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 187
140 NICKY RICKY DICKY DAWN TEENNICK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 203
141 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 657
142 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: NORTHWESTERN/ILLINOIS ESPNU 3:38 PM 198 0.06 224
143 TAKING LIVES MAXPRIME 7:15 PM 102 0.06 131
144 THAT 70S SHOW IFC TV 8:30 AM 30 0.06 97
145 SAFARI LIVE NAT GEO WILD 11:00 PM 60 0.06 230
146 SHO CH BOX: 2015 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:06 AM 23 0.06 191
147 RENOVATION REALITIES DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.06 148
148 FUGITIVOS DE LA LEY LA NBC UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 60 0.06 154
149 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: CONNECTICUT/TEMPLE ESPNU 7:03 PM 184 0.06 278
150 OTHER WOMAN, THE (2014) MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 109 0.06 184

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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.