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October 18, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.16.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY  NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 4.9, a full point below last week’s final number.  In addition, NCIS: LA gained 0.1, while THE SIMPSONS lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It seems as though HBO can breathe a sign of relief about WESTWORLD, which may not be a blockbuster, but is shaping up as a significant hit.  Comparisons with last week aren’t exactly apples-to-apples, since HBO made those episodes available in advance online (and much of cable was down last week due to the PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE), but WESTWORLD climbed a big 0.25 to 0.92.  (Of course, next week it will have to face the season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD head-to-head.)  DIVORCE was up a tenth to 0.24, and INSECURE gained 0.04 to 0.15, while LAST WEEK TONIGHT was up 0.07 to 0.49.  Thinking of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, the network aired a 2-hour THE STORY SO FAR recap show, and that garnered a 0.90 rating, making it clear that viewers are still all-in on the show.  On Showtime, SHAMELESS wasn’t damaged by HBO’s gains, up 0.12 to 0.57, and MASTERS OF SEX was up 0.03 to 0.14.  FX’s THE STRAIN slipped 0.02 to 0.34. Disney Channel’s ELENA OF AVALOR returned at 0.34.  Nat Geo’s KILLING REAGAN special was at 0.27.  USA’s EYEWITNESS debuted at a blah 0.20.  On Starz, ASH VS EVIL DEAD ticked up to 0.19, and BLUNT TALK was off the chart, down 0.02 to 0.03/95K. 

Overall, Sunday cable was led by Fox Sports 1’s Dodgers vs. Cubs BASEBALL PLAYOFFS game at 2.13.  VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES rose 0.11 to 0.83.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY jumped 0.14 to 0.63, and MANZOD WITH CHILDREN was up 0.02 to 0.27.  E!’s ROB & CHYNA finale climbed 0.11 to 0.61, and WAGS was up 0.04 to 0.28.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was at 0.58.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE gained 0.13 to 0.54, and was actually outrated by its HAPPILY EVER AFTER after-show, up an impressive 0.22 to 0.56.  On Food Network, HALLOWEEN WARS edged up 0.02 to 0.48, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was up 0.11 to 0.43, and WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA was up 0.04 to 0.38.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE gained 0.03 to 0.28.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday October 16, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES L: LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 178 2.13 7,291
2 WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.92 2,097
3 TWD: THE JOURNEY SO FAR: WALKING DEAD: THE JOURNEY SO FAR AMC 9:00 PM 120 0.90 2,177
4 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.83 1,822
5 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.65 1,533
6 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.63 1,731
7 ROB & CHYNA E! 9:00 PM 61 0.61 1,205
8 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 123 0.58 3,087
9 SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 53 0.57 1,441
10 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 9:03 PM 60 0.56 1,422
11 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 63 0.54 1,349
12 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.52 1,247
13 MLB NLCS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 10:58 PM 62 0.49 1,421
14 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.49 1,343
15 HALLOWEEN WARS 6 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.48 1,413
16 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.43 1,257
17 WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,173
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.35 841
19 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 62 0.34 848
20 ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.34 2,079
21 ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.34 1,375
22 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.32 1,335
23 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.32 1,423
24 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.32 681
25 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.31 1,459
26 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:30 PM 30 0.31 1,510
27 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,284
28 WAGS MIAMI E! 10:01 PM 59 0.28 576
29 90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW: N/A TLC 10:03 PM 120 0.28 714
30 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.28 694
31 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.28 1,300
32 MANZOD WITH CHILDREN BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.27 877
33 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.27 706
34 KILLING REAGAN: KILLING REAGAN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 125 0.27 1,772
35 CATS & DOGS: KITTY GALORE: CATS & DOGS: KITTY GALORE THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.27 984
36 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 861
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.26 1,134
38 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:52 PM 128 0.26 550
39 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.25 1,360
40 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.25 1,356
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.25 1,147
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.25 654
43 MLB NLCS PRE GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 60 0.25 909
44 DIVORCE HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 25 0.24 849
45 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.23 595
46 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.23 823
47 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 973
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.23 945
49 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.23 466
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.22 905
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 915
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 973
53 ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY JUNIOR 7:00 PM 25 0.22 726
54 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,096
55 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.21 504
56 HART OF THE CITY COMEDY CENTRAL 11:30 PM 30 0.20 481
57 THIS IS LIFE CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 730
58 EYEWITNESS USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 765
59 ASH VS EVIL DEAD 2 STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 29 0.19 321
60 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,687
61 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:50 PM 100 0.18 408
62 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,819
63 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,473
64 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.17 497
65 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,654
66 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,369
67 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 949
68 MOVIE: WHO KILLED MY HUSBAND LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.16 659
69 JOY (2015): JOY (2015) HBO PRIME 6:50 PM 124 0.16 450
70 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.16 452
71 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,528
72 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.15 380
73 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,356
74 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 28 0.15 458
75 SP SANDRA HAUNTED HLLWN FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.15 551
76 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: MINNESOTA/LOS ANGELES ESPN 8:30 PM 140 0.14 513
77 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD SPIKE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.14 343
78 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,264
79 MASTERS OF SEX S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.14 506
80 GUYS BIG BITES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.14 563
81 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: A. TEA-THE JULIUS HOUSE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.14 1,182
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 397
83 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,130
84 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.13 333
85 JURASSIC WORLD: JURASSIC WORLD HBO PRIME 10:05 AM 124 0.12 332
86 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 761
87 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.12 801
88 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.12 785
89 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.12 229
90 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,135
91 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,104
92 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:56 AM 125 0.11 282
93 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 773
94 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WATFORD/MIDDLESBROUGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 AM 126 0.11 236
95 MLB NLCS GM2 – IN: DODGERS VS CUBS FOX DEPORTES 8:00 PM 180 0.11 291
96 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.10 360
97 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 869
98 JOYFUL N. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 60 0.10 328
99 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 AM 26 0.10 210
100 PERINO & STIREWALT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 905
101 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 631
102 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.10 317
103 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,013
104 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 703
105 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.09 297
106 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 12:08 AM 90 0.09 255
107 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 316
108 HAUNTED CASE FILES DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.09 250
109 PULSE OF AMERICA MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 688
110 POKER ESPN2 9:30 PM 60 0.09 412
111 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 538
112 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.08 244
113 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.08 237
114 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 293
115 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 9:30 AM 30 0.08 290
116 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 312
117 LIFT EVERY VOICE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 30 0.08 356
118 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 259
119 SOMOS LMX UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 60 0.08 169
120 POKER ESPN2 8:00 PM 90 0.08 369
121 MONSTERS VS. ALIENS HBO PRIME 8:00 AM 94 0.08 208
122 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.08 189
123 NASCAR VICTORY LANE P FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 AM 30 0.08 221
124 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.08 271
125 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: PORTLAND/COLORADO ESPN 5:19 PM 131 0.08 178
126 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: MONTREAL/TORONTO ESPN 3:00 PM 139 0.07 161
127 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 6:00 AM 30 0.07 211
128 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:20 PM 48 0.07 178
129 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 743
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 220
131 KRAMPUS MAXPRIME 8:20 PM 98 0.07 153
132 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / UNAM UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:45 PM 135 0.07 148
133 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 9:00 AM 30 0.07 225
134 MIA AND ME NICK JR 8:00 AM 30 0.07 389
135 CIRCUS, THE SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 28 0.06 217
136 SALVAGE DAWGS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.06 372
137 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKTOONS 9:30 AM 30 0.06 258
138 UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 AM 30 0.06 174
139 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 52 0.06 134
140 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.06 101
141 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 103
142 TRANSPORTER, THE HBO PRIME 1:15 PM 92 0.05 131
143 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 505
144 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.05 98
145 DUMB AND DUMBER TO HBO PRIME 2:50 PM 109 0.05 129
146 UNWRAPPED 2 0 COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.05 174
147 NHRA L: DALLAS FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 180 0.05 291
148 CINE ESPECIAL SUN 930P: THE WITCHES OF OZ GALAVISION 9:30 PM 180 0.05 91
149 BROTHERS GRIMM, THE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 119 0.05 126
150 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 245

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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.