January 12, 2021
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.10.2021

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  NBC’s primetime NFL PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 7.31.  In addition, there were significant upward adjustments (at least to the next tenth) to 60 MINUTES, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, and the 8:30PM rerun of FAMILY GUY.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The top-rated shows on Sunday cable were simulcasts of NFL PLAYOFFS games:  ESPN (simulcast with ABC) at 1.71, and Nickelodeon (simulcast with CBS) at 0.82, the lattere providing a big lead-out for the network’s SPONGEBOB at 0.40.

SPONGEBOB aside, it wasn’t a strong night for scripted cable.  The highest-rated show was Adult Swim’s LAZOR WULF at 0.19/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.15.  On Showtime, SHAMELESS aired a regular episode for the first time in 3 weeks at 0.14, up 0.06 from last week’s clip show, YOUR HONOR ticked down to 0.07, and THE CIRCUS returned at 0.04.  HBO’s TIGER documentary premiered at 0.10.  The Season 3 premiere of Starz’s AMERICAN GODS was at 0.04, down 0.12 from the Season 2 premiere, and IN THE LONG RUN dropped 0.03 to 0.02.  AMC’s THE WATCH ticked down to 0.04. 

The NFL games pushed TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE out of its usual perch, down 0.11 to 0.61, with UNEXPECTED down a tick to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA ticked down to 0.39.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN lost 0.07 to 0.23.  Food Network’s WORST COOKS IN AMERICA shed a tick to 0.21.  On ID, AMERICAN MONSTER fell 0.03 to 0.15, and ON THE CASE was steady at 0.15.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was down 0.04 to 0.12, and CAL FIRE was at 0.06. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday January 10, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL WILDCARD  L: BALTIMORE/TENNESSEE ESPN 1:04 PM 173 1.71 5,578
2 NFL WILD CARD KICKOFF  L ESPN 12:50 PM 14 0.88 2,802
3 NFC WILDCARD PLYOFF-NICK: CHICAGO AT NEW ORLEANS NICKELODEON 4:40 PM 195 0.82 2,061
4 NFC WILD CARD KICK-OFF NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 10 0.67 1,656
5 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.61 2,324
6 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: POSTSEASON NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 170 0.54 1,580
7 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.50 3,319
8 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 3:57 PM 63 0.48 1,520
9 SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 30 0.40 1,054
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.39 1,180
11 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.34 2,441
12 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.33 2,297
13 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.33 2,511
14 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.32 2,280
15 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.31 2,369
16 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.31 2,667
17 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.30 2,033
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.26 1,943
19 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.25 1,490
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.25 1,828
21 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.24 985
22 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.24 763
23 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.23 1,697
24 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 2,035
25 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.22 947
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 594
27 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.21 907
28 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.21 579
29 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 2,155
30 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.21 949
31 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.20 1,155
32 LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.19 334
33 LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.18 317
34 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,446
35 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 9:30 PM 30 0.18 536
36 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,971
37 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,425
38 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.15 698
39 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 729
40 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,175
41 WORST COOKS AMER REPACK FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.15 627
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 430
43 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 2,103
44 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.14 1,568
45 SHAMELESS S11 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 54 0.14 569
46 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.13 1,469
47 NFL REWIND   L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.13 443
48 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.13 942
49 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 126 0.12 1,353
50 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,521
51 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: NANNY MURDERS, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 464
52 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 1,577
53 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 342
54 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.11 1,187
55 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS CRUZ AZUL FOX DEPORTES 7:47 PM 137 0.10 307
56 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,078
57 TIGER PART 1 HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 90 0.10 340
58 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.10 1,411
59 WISE GUYS:AMERICAS FUTURE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,169
60 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 320
61 VENGEANCE: KILLER MILLION HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 355
62 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.10 1,175
63 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.09 358
64 WILD CARD KICK OFF FF FREEFORM 12:50 PM 15 0.09 197
65 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: SOUTH CAROLINA/KENTUCKY ESPN 5:00 PM 120 0.09 309
66 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,455
67 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 901
68 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 975
69 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.08 129
70 DPLUS FL: MOUNTAIN MONSTE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 356
71 PALEY: L&O BEFORE STARS USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.08 287
72 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 206
73 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 3:50 PM 70 0.08 386
74 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 940
75 DPLUS FL: EXP BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 510
76 YOUR HONOR SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 55 0.07 500
77 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.07 1,034
78 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 2:30 PM 114 0.07 344
79 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.07 1,238
80 PGA TOUR: SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHPS GOLF CHANNEL 5:58 PM 164 0.07 592
81 VENGEANCE: KILLER MILLION HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 311
82 WISE GUYS:AMERICAS FUTURE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 565
83 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 368
84 CAL FIRE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:06 PM 60 0.06 452
85 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / QUERETARO TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.06 134
86 THE A&E MOVIE: JACK REACHER A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.06 395
87 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 234
88 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 312
89 MIRACULOUS WORLD: NEW YOR DISNEY CHANNEL 2:35 PM 70 0.06 203
90 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 844
91 FLORIDA MAN MURDERS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 405
92 FLORIDA MAN MURDERS OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 381
93 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 297
94 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.05 230
95 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 212
96 NFL WILD CARD KICKOFF  L ESPN2 12:50 PM 14 0.05 159
97 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:44 PM 60 0.05 165
98 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN TUDN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 91
99 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 113
100 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 846
101 AMERICAN GODS 3 STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 56 0.04 209
102 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.04 612
103 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 133
104 TRAFFICKED FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 15 0.04 150
105 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.04 179
106 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 3:57 PM 33 0.04 128
107 ESPNU STUDIO ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.04 143
108 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 139
109 NARCO WARS SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:15 PM 60 0.04 140
110 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/DETROIT NBA-TV 3:06 PM 154 0.04 95
111 CIRCUS, THE S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 52 0.04 314
112 HOW DID THEY BUILD THAT? SMITHSONIAN 9:00 PM 60 0.04 196
113 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.04 120
114 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: MARYLAND / ILLINOIS BIG TEN NETWORK 8:08 PM 126 0.04 251
115 UNEARTHED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 221
116 WATCH, THE (SRS) BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 248
117 NBA GAMETIME LIVE: NBA GAMETIME LIVE 2 NBA-TV 8:00 PM 150 0.04 93
118 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.04 63
119 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 194
120 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 146
121 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.04 78
122 LAS ULTIMAS 24 HORAS DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 84
123 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 86
124 ESPNU STUDIO ESPN 7:30 PM 30 0.03 96
125 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 10:30 PM 73 0.03 66
126 NFL WILD CARD FF: BALTIMORE/TENNESSE FREEFORM 1:05 PM 180 0.03 67
127 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 6:47 PM 13 0.03 79
128 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 668
129 JUGADA, LA LF SUN B TUDN 12:45 AM 15 0.03 54
130 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.03 60
131 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.03 167
132 CONTROL DE FRONTERAS: ESP DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 30 0.03 60
133 NFL WILDCARD  L: BALTIMORE/TENNESSEE ESPN2 1:04 PM 173 0.03 92
134 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 5:40 PM 67 0.03 66
135 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 196
136 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 8:00 PM 30 0.03 58
137 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.03 259
138 NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN2 11:00 AM 110 0.03 114
139 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 8:30 PM 30 0.03 80
140 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 10:04 PM 56 0.03 69
141 DR. K: GLOVES OFF! NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.02 189
142 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.02 52
143 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 4:30 PM 30 0.02 69
144 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 30 0.02 57
145 IN THE LONG RUN S3 STARZ PRIMARY 9:01 PM 23 0.02 66
146 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.02 119
147 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 5:30 PM 30 0.02 64
148 PRECIO DE HISTORIA UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 30 0.02 55
149 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 30 0.02 75
150 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2020 WC BAL VS. TEN NFL NETWORK 12:44 AM 136 0.02 87

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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.