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February 2, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.31.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and the reruns of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, WEAKEST LINK, CALL ME KAT and AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The ratings remained slim for scripted cable.  Showtime’s SHAMELESS returned from a clip show week up 0.07 to 0.15, while YOUR HONOR returned from a rerun week at 0.10, THE CIRCUS climbed 0.04 to 0.07, and the season premiere of DESUS & MERO was at 0.03.  BBCAmerica’s THE WATCH gained 0.02 to 0.04.  HBO’s THE LADY AND THE DALE premiered at a very low 0.03/0.03.  Starz was entirely off the chart, with AMERICAN GODS down 0.03 to 0.02/204K, and IN THE LONG RUN down 0.03 to zero/48K. 

TLC as usual owned the cable night, with 90 DAY FIANCE up 0.02 to 0.68, and UNEXPECTED down a tick to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA ticked down to 0.42.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN rose 0.07 to 0.33.  On Food Network, the primetime WORST COOKS IN AMERICA climbed 0.06 to 0.25, while in the morning, DELICOIUS MISS BROWN lost a tick to 0.22, and GIRL MEETS FARM was down 0.02 to 0.21.   ID’s ON THE CASE ticked up to 0.19.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER gained 0.02 to 0.19.  Fox Desportes’s LIGA match was at 0.19.  ESPN’s X GAMES coverage was at 0.16.  NBA TV, which rarely reaches the Top 20, had a game at 0.16. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday January 31, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:05 PM 115 0.68 2,421
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.42 1,396
3 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:05 PM 55 0.33 2,020
4 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,665
5 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,032
6 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.24 1,050
7 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.22 1,095
8 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.22 792
9 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.21 987
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 59 0.21 547
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 563
12 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 998
13 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,699
14 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:05 PM 121 0.19 1,650
15 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS AMERICA FOX DEPORTES 7:51 PM 133 0.19 407
16 DPLUS FL: 90 DAY JOURNEY TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.17 789
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 508
18 X GAMES                 L: X GAMES ASPEN 2021 ESPN 8:30 PM 160 0.16 412
19 NFL PROGRAMMING: 2021 NFL PRO BOWL CELEBRATION ESPN 3:01 PM 120 0.16 542
20 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: BROOKLYN/WASHINGTON NBA-TV 6:59 PM 156 0.16 477
21 THE A&E MOVIE: JACK REACHER A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.15 840
22 SHAMELESS S11 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:05 PM 53 0.15 574
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,173
24 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 10:04 PM 28 0.15 307
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,341
26 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 9:30 PM 30 0.14 516
27 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 410
28 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,160
29 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 118 0.13 452
30 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:10 PM 90 0.13 350
31 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,395
32 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 984
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,220
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,170
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,141
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 375
37 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,224
38 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,625
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,513
40 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SMU/HOUSTON ESPN 12:59 PM 122 0.12 379
41 ANTHOLOGY-SPORTS ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.12 332
42 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,296
43 LIFETIME SPECIAL: WENDY WILLIAMS: WHAT A MESS! LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 491
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,172
45 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 326
46 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 5:01 PM 59 0.11 420
47 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 2,078
48 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,061
49 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.10 837
50 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO WKND FOX DEPORTES 10:32 PM 28 0.10 222
51 YOUR HONOR SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.10 662
52 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.10 782
53 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,659
54 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.09 376
55 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 996
56 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,326
57 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 778
58 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,003
59 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY L: USA/TRINIDAD&TOBAGO FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 150 0.09 258
60 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,270
61 LIFETIME SPECIAL: WENDY WILLIAMS: WHAT A MESS! LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 123 0.09 306
62 LARA LOGAN INVESTIGATES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,184
63 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 445
64 PGA TOUR: FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 138 0.08 810
65 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/DENVER NBA-TV 3:28 PM 152 0.08 296
66 VENGEANCE: KILLER MILLION HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 306
67 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 584
68 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.08 290
69 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 261
70 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 6:00 PM 59 0.08 203
71 SMUGGLER: SECRET STASH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.08 416
72 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,189
73 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 770
74 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 235
75 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 687
76 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 9:35 PM 58 0.07 225
77 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.07 155
78 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.07 1,030
79 CICELY TYSON: IN HER OWN BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 PM 30 0.07 386
80 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 429
81 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.07 1,050
82 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.07 1,095
83 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 230
84 CIRCUS, THE S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 27 0.07 359
85 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 447
86 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: BARCELONA VS. ATHLETIC BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:50 PM 130 0.07 188
87 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.07 478
88 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 938
89 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 11 0.06 411
90 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 832
91 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.06 307
92 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 425
93 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 904
94 CENTRAL FOX WKND FOX DEPORTES 11:00 PM 60 0.06 131
95 IMSA WEATHERTECH SC CHAMP: DAYTONA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 AM 480 0.06 252
96 NARCO WARS SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:11 PM 60 0.06 263
97 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 420
98 DR. K: GLOVES OFF! NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.06 280
99 PBA BOWLING D: PBA CHAMPIONSHIP SOUTHWEST FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 120 0.05 287
100 VENGEANCE: KILLER MILLION HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.05 272
101 NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN2 8:00 PM 60 0.05 208
102 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 367
103 TRACK & FIELD           L: N/A ESPN2 2:00 PM 120 0.04 254
104 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.04 865
105 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.04 405
106 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.04 386
107 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.04 140
108 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.04 388
109 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 186
110 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 346
111 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.04 737
112 LAS ULTIMAS 24 HORAS DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 111
113 HOW DID THEY BUILD THAT? SMITHSONIAN 9:00 PM 60 0.04 201
114 B1G WRESTLING L: ILLINOIS / IOWA BIG TEN NETWORK 12:00 PM 120 0.04 135
115 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 58 0.04 232
116 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 337
117 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 145
118 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.04 133
119 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 81
120 CARIBBEAN WORLD SERIES  L: PUERTO RICO/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ESPN DEPORTES 5:25 PM 180 0.04 91
121 WATCH, THE (SRS) BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 61 0.04 233
122 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / ATLAS TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.04 112
123 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.04 391
124 DISASTERS AT SEA SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 211
125 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 139
126 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 293
127 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 10:30 PM 60 0.03 110
128 LADY AND THE DALE, THE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 55 0.03 206
129 SECRETS OF VIKING STONE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 289
130 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 281
131 AEROPUERTO DE SAO PAULO DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 7:00 PM 30 0.03 95
132 PRO BOWL: THE MADDEN NFL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.03 150
133 CARIBBEAN WORLD SERIES  L: MEXICO/COLOMBIA ESPN DEPORTES 10:00 PM 261 0.03 52
134 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 103
135 COLL BSKTBL: MTN WEST L FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 PM 109 0.03 123
136 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 631
137 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 93
138 DESUS & MERO S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:00 PM 27 0.03 105
139 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 30 0.03 89
140 WILD LIFE OF DR. OLE NAT GEO WILD 10:03 PM 60 0.03 228
141 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.03 414
142 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 3:00 PM 28 0.03 78
143 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 170
144 LADY AND THE DALE, THE HBO PRIME 9:56 PM 56 0.03 139
145 CONTROL DE FRONTERAS: ESP DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 30 0.03 75
146 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 262
147 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 6:04 PM 116 0.03 132
148 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.03 247
149 BREAKING THE BAND: 302: AEROSMITH REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.03 274
150 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: LOVE IS A PIECE OF CAKE UP 7:00 PM 120 0.03 174

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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.




8 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have simulcast ratings for the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl Celebration at 3 PM on Disney XD? Thanks.


  2. Destiny

    And yet Charmed will be renewed solely on the merit of it being a CBS production. That’s really embarrassing to be fair, the folk working on the show are producing something zero people will care about after its cancelled. If they had any sense the cast worth anything would abandon ship and join a show folk actually watch.


    • 69 Road Runner

      I noticed the new Walker series on The CW is a CBS production. That show may never be canceled with its relatively high viewership levels.


    • That show actually does much better in digital viewing like many of the CW entries, especially those that skew to the younger demo. And the third season rule kicks in for that one this year. A fourth season gets it to a syndication-friendly count of episodes (where shows really turn a profit), so it will almost certainly get renewed despite the ratings.


    • Rita L.

      C’mon.
      To be honest, these third-rate actors belong on the CW. They’ll never get into a decent viewable show, so they’re stuck on this pathetic network. XD


  3. Ryan

    American Gods & In the Long Run ? Thanks.



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