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October 11, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.9.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  Note that because the PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ran without commercials, Nielsen doesn’t cover it in its final numbers for the broadcast networks.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.9, down 0.8 from last week’s game.  Elsewhere, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS fell 0.3 to 0.9 (probably its early number was inflated by a sports event), ONCE UPON A TIME lost 0.1 to 1.2, and thanks to the national NFL overrrun, 60 MINUTES dropped half a point to 2.6.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Nielsen does include DEBATE ratings for cable networks, and it’s fair to assume that Trump voters were less interested in this round than Clinton’s, since CNN not only won in 18-49s (its 3.99 was higher than the preliminary numbers for any of the broadcast networks, and beat Fox News’s 1.94 handily), but unusually it also beat Fox News in total viewers, 11.4M vs. 9.9M.  MSNBC trailed at 1.17/5.6M

HBO made its entire line-up (except for LAST WEEK TONIGHT) available online before Sunday, so its numbers may not be indicative of where its shows will be next week.  But for now, WESTWORLD held well, down a tenth from last week’s premiere to 0.67.  The news was much more dire for the high-profile DIVORCE, which launched at just 0.14.  With that lead-in, INSECURE didn’t look so bad at 0.11.  LAST WEEK TONIGHT was steady at 0.42.

On Showtime, SHAMELESS slipped 0.04 to 0.45, and MASTERS OF SEX lost 0.04 to 0.11.  On Starz, the already-renewed ASH VS EVIL DEAD dropped 0.03 from last week’s premiere to 0.18, and BLUNT TALK ticked down to 0.05/135K.  FX’s THE STRAIN added a tick to 0.36.  The season finale of CHESAPEAKE SHORES dropped 0.03 to 0.30. 

The only non-debate telecast to break into the Top 10 for the night was VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES, down 0.08 to 0.72.  On E!, ROB & CHYNA fell two-tenths to 0.50, and WAGS was down 0.15 to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY fell 0.21 to 0.49, and MANZOD WITH CHILDREN was down 0.11 to 0.25.  On Food Network, HALLOWEEN WARS lost 0.09 to 0.46, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was down 0.03 to 0.32, and WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA ticked up to 0.32.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE edged down 0.03 to 0.41, with the HAPPILY EVER AFTER after-show down 0.09 to 0.34.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE shrank by 0.04 to 0.25. 

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 9, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 2ND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 9:03 PM 94 3.99 11,356
2 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:37 PM 83 2.14 7,054
3 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:03 PM 94 1.94 9,938
4 PRES DEBATE/ANALYSIS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:37 PM 23 1.74 8,593
5 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 63 1.31 4,519
6 DEBATE MSNBC 9:04 PM 93 1.17 5,575
7 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 1.02 5,177
8 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.85 3,169
9 BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.72 1,608
10 MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MSNBC 10:37 PM 143 0.71 3,409
11 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.67 1,519
12 WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.67 1,496
13 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.62 3,192
14 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.57 2,350
15 MLB DIVISION SERIES: RANGERS/BLUE JAYS TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 223 0.57 2,121
16 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.57 1,253
17 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.53 3,546
18 ROB & CHYNA E! 9:00 PM 61 0.50 1,042
19 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.49 1,373
20 HALLOWEEN WARS 6 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.46 1,359
21 SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 47 0.45 1,105
22 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:04 PM 40 0.42 1,079
23 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.41 1,168
24 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.39 877
25 MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 124 0.37 2,259
26 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 60 0.36 815
27 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.35 1,494
28 MLB NL DIVISION SERIES L: LA DODGERS/WASHINGTON 2 FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 248 0.35 1,242
29 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.34 1,308
30 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.34 910
31 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.34 697
32 MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 1:00 AM 64 0.33 1,631
33 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 1,136
34 WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.32 917
35 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.31 1,269
36 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,718
37 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.29 700
38 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,061
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.27 1,368
40 GHOST PATROL DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,268
41 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.26 1,311
42 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.26 1,009
43 MANZOD WITH CHILDREN BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.25 698
44 RIDE ALONG 2 HBO PRIME 7:15 PM 101 0.25 570
45 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.25 585
46 WAGS MIAMI E! 10:01 PM 59 0.24 507
47 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.23 1,249
48 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.23 441
49 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.23 564
50 REGULAR SHOW THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.23 864
51 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 813
52 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.23 510
53 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 11 0.23 1,141
54 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.21 453
55 NASCAR SPRINT NBC/NBCSN L: CHARLOTTE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:11 PM 233 0.21 1,148
56 ON THE RECORD WITH BRIT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,959
57 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.21 528
58 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,272
59 CAST AWAY: CAST AWAY HBO PRIME 9:30 AM 144 0.20 403
60 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.19 1,053
61 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,086
62 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,040
63 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,496
64 INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 11:13 PM 47 0.18 456
65 ASH VS EVIL DEAD 2 STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 27 0.18 333
66 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,213
67 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 986
68 HART OF THE CITY COMEDY CENTRAL 11:30 PM 30 0.17 373
69 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,445
70 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.17 693
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,059
72 NASCAR XFINITY START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:10 PM 47 0.16 813
73 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 916
74 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,482
75 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,387
76 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: CHARLOTTE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:57 PM 124 0.16 905
77 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.16 935
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,081
79 NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:43 AM 17 0.16 786
80 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 824
81 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 522
82 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,132
83 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNBC 9:00 PM 96 0.15 396
84 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.15 471
85 MARVELS AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DISNEY XD 8:30 AM 30 0.15 422
86 MOVIE: WATCHER, THE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.15 546
87 DIVORCE HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 33 0.14 570
88 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,073
89 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,331
90 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,035
91 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 862
92 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.14 384
93 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,132
94 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:47 PM 96 0.14 324
95 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.14 950
96 GUYS BIG BITES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.14 630
97 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.13 433
98 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,059
99 WALLYKAZAM! NICK JR 7:30 PM 30 0.13 692
100 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,521
101 WALLYKAZAM! NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.13 671
102 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 923
103 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,164
104 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 609
105 NASCAR XFINITY POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:01 PM 17 0.12 597
106 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.12 370
107 YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE CNBC 10:36 PM 14 0.12 330
108 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,081
109 MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 60 0.12 443
110 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.12 363
111 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 660
112 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:35 PM 28 0.11 371
113 MASTERS OF SEX S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.11 341
114 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.11 634
115 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 553
116 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,316
117 BRIDE WARS HBO PRIME 1:00 PM 89 0.10 335
118 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:03 PM 94 0.10 572
119 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 991
120 FOOD PARADISE INTERNATNL TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 340
121 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.10 310
122 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,063
123 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 806
124 WORLD CUP QUAL MATCHES  L: ICELAND/TURKEY ESPN 2:30 PM 150 0.09 194
125 LIFT EVERY VOICE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 31 0.09 355
126 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 589
127 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 13 0.09 192
128 POKER ESPN 8:30 PM 90 0.09 333
129 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 562
130 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: GD-DEATH AL DENTE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.09 825
131 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.09 300
132 SEVENTH SON HBO PRIME 6:15 AM 102 0.09 204
133 JOYFUL N. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 60 0.09 314
134 POKER ESPN 6:30 PM 60 0.08 342
135 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 315
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 357
137 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 522
138 HAUNTED CASE FILES DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.08 205
139 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 739
140 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 324
141 PRES DEBATE ANALYSIS FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:37 PM 23 0.08 443
142 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 43 0.08 464
143 POKER ESPN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 312
144 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 525
145 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 596
146 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.08 417
147 POKER ESPN 5:00 PM 90 0.07 229
148 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.07 354
149 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 17 0.07 179
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 360

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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.