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October 20, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals ; Network Finals: 10.18.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  NBC’s SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 3.7, down half a point from last week’s final number.  FOX’s MLB PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 2.9.  In addition, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and 60 MINUTES gained 0.1 in finals, and the MOM rerun lost the same, while the WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was broken down into half-hour episodes at zer9/0.1. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On HBO, the season finale of LOVECRAFT COUNTRY was at 0.25, up an impressive 0.11 to 0.25 (by way of comparison, the finale of WATCHMEN was at 0.33), and the season finale of THE VOW was up 0.02 to 0.07, with LAST WEEK TONIGHT at 0.21.On Starz, after THE SPANISH PRISONER dropped 0.02 to 0.02/173K, SEDUCED premiered at 0.01/121K.

Elsewhere in scripted, AMC saw healthy holds for its signature franchise, with FEAR THE WALKING DEAD up 0.03 to 0.44, and WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND up a tick to 0.30.  Adult Swim’s PRIMAL rose 0.07 to 0.25.  FX’s FARGO climbed 0.06 to 0.19.  On Showtime, THE CIRCUS held at 0.03, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT ticked up to 0.03, THE GOOD LORD BIRD ticked down to 0.01/182K, THE COMEDY STORE was steady at 0.01/75K, and DESUS & MERO lost a tick to 0.01/46K. 

The cable night was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE steady at 0.76 (the after-show down a tick to 0.26), with DARCEY & STACEY down 0.04 to 0.41.  Fox Sports 1’s MLB PLAYOFFS game (shared with FOX broadcast) was at 0.64.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC lost 0.04 to 0.27.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA returned at 0.19, and FREAKSHOW CAKES was at 0.12.  On ID, SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH rose 0.04 to 0,18, and EVIL LIVES HERE was at 0.18.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE fell 0.07 to 0.18 and ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was at 0.10.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC dropped 0.04 to 0.13.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE climbed 0.05 to 0.13. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday October 18, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.76 2,803
2 MLB NLCS FOX L: GM 7: ATLANTA/LA DODGERS FOX SPORTS 1 8:11 PM 228 0.64 2,274
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 65 0.44 1,546
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.43 1,243
5 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.41 1,781
6 MLB NLCS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 11:59 PM 72 0.32 880
7 WALKING DEAD:WORLD BEYOND AMC 10:05 PM 68 0.30 1,040
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.27 929
9 90 DAY OTHER WAY: PILLOW TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.26 1,241
10 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 60 0.25 881
11 GENNDY TARTAKOVKSY PRIMAL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.25 464
12 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 3,495
13 MLB NLCS FOX PREGAME L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 11 0.24 932
14 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 30 0.21 805
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 575
16 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 2,624
17 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.19 827
18 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 86 0.19 738
19 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,376
20 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 522
21 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.18 875
22 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.18 897
23 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,537
24 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.18 1,061
25 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 2,172
26 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,020
27 INSIDERS THE CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,909
28 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,317
29 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 2,108
30 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.16 387
31 SR/TRUMP RALLY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:19 PM 41 0.16 2,167
32 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.16 523
33 FIRST LADIES CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,516
34 TRISHAS S. KITCHEN REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.15 893
35 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,269
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,440
37 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.15 966
38 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.15 325
39 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:24 AM 131 0.15 385
40 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 405
41 THE A&E MOVIE: AMERICAN SNIPER A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.14 416
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 2,002
43 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.13 697
44 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,250
45 MLB WORLD SERIES ON FOXD: GM7: BRAVES VS DODGERS FOX DEPORTES 8:06 PM 233 0.13 359
46 BAR RESCUE DIRTY TRUTH PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.13 371
47 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 365
48 FREAKSHOW CAKES FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.12 534
49 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,585
50 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,136
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 279
52 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: A. TEA-REUNITED FEEL DEAD HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 121 0.11 1,561
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,134
54 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.11 338
55 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,419
56 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 959
57 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:10 PM 50 0.10 1,346
58 FREAKSHOW CAKES FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.10 415
59 ALASKA: LAST FRONTIER SPC: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 121 0.10 893
60 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,144
61 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,144
62 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 90 0.10 600
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 946
64 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,609
65 SR/BIDEN-NC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 10 0.10 1,339
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,513
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 812
68 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,091
69 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 15 0.09 159
70 PARA CAUGHT TP 100 REPACK: TPCC-1R12R04PH TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 336
71 DC HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.08 318
72 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.08 281
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 759
74 PGA TOUR: 2020 CJ CUP GOLF CHANNEL 5:00 PM 181 0.08 589
75 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.08 295
76 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 608
77 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.08 296
78 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.08 363
79 PARA CAUGHT TP 100 REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 333
80 PARA CAUGHT TP 100 REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 352
81 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 737
82 DC HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 8:46 PM 25 0.08 288
83 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 673
84 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 30 0.07 246
85 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.07 214
86 MYST OF ABANDONED: ANIMAL ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 60 0.07 418
87 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.07 109
88 WORLDS MOST UNEX REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 294
89 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 12:00 AM 90 0.07 272
90 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:03 PM 56 0.07 360
91 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,074
92 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:15 AM 15 0.07 116
93 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 24 0.06 167
94 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: WHO IS KILLING CHEERLEAD LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.06 478
95 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 11:59 PM 37 0.06 192
96 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 884
97 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.06 218
98 SUPERCHARGED SUNDAY: HOBBIT: DESOLATION SMAUG BBC-AMERICA 4:15 PM 225 0.06 213
99 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.06 253
100 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.06 366
101 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.06 808
102 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 800
103 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.05 269
104 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 390
105 MIRACULOUS WORLD: NEW YOR DISNEY CHANNEL 4:16 PM 69 0.05 226
106 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.05 129
107 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 218
108 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 60 0.05 167
109 2020 MIRACLES XMAS PREVIE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 11:01 PM 60 0.05 589
110 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:35 PM 25 0.05 149
111 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 75 0.05 171
112 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 918
113 MLB LCS ON FOXD – PRE FOX DEPORTES 7:39 PM 27 0.05 115
114 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.04 695
115 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.04 784
116 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.04 727
117 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 141
118 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 106
119 SUPERCHARGED SUNDAY: HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED JOURNE BBC-AMERICA 12:15 PM 240 0.04 138
120 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 2:30 PM 30 0.04 98
121 PRECIO DE HISTORIA UNIVERSO 3:30 PM 30 0.04 100
122 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 2:00 PM 30 0.04 87
123 CARNIVAL EATS REPACK COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 124
124 NHRA QUALIFYING D FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 60 0.04 182
125 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 60 0.04 161
126 PRECIO DE HISTORIA UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 30 0.04 91
127 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.04 338
128 SOCIO S4, EL UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 60 0.04 96
129 CIRCUS, THE S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 30 0.03 278
130 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / TOLUCA TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.03 81
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 170
132 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 60 0.03 139
133 OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:31 PM 28 0.03 154
134 ACUMULADORES COMPU S6 UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 60 0.03 77
135 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.03 452
136 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 8:15 PM 15 0.03 134
137 DATELINE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.03 385
138 SOCIO S4, EL UNIVERSO 12:00 PM 60 0.03 81
139 GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.03 129
140 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:58 PM 32 0.03 134
141 AIR DISASTERS SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.03 192
142 HEROES NOCTURNOS UNIVERSO 11:00 AM 60 0.03 85
143 TWO GUYS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 AM 30 0.03 172
144 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO WKND FOX DEPORTES 7:00 PM 39 0.03 75
145 TOP RANK BOXING: LOMACHENKO/LOPEZ ESPN2 5:34 PM 178 0.03 118
146 GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS ESPN2 10:01 PM 59 0.03 113
147 ITALIAN SERIE A FTBLL  L: AS ROMA/BENEVENTO ESPN 2:30 PM 150 0.03 83
148 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.03 154
149 UEFA NTN LGUE HIGHLIGHTS ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.03 70
150 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 136

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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.




6 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Both World Beyond and FTWD pretty much even from the previous week. That’s a good result for both shows.(0.01 gain for World Beyond, 0.03 gain for FTWD).


    • Destiny

      Lovecraft Country also with a nice increase for the season finale. If you’re not a flop on premium cable your finale should always get a modest increase.


  2. Ben Miller

    Hi Mitch. For the NLCS game, is the 9.6 million listed on Fox the Fox-only number, or the combined viewers between Fox and FS1? Thank you.


  3. Bruce

    Sundays are oh-hum for cable news but Mark Levin scored high with Rudy Giuliani. Levin was 1.5 M over his running average.



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