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November 17, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.15.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 4.6, down half a point from last week’s game.  In addition, after NFL adjustments, 60 MINUTES fell half a point, NCIS: LA dropped 0.4, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS lost 0.1, while THE SIMPSONS and BLESS THE HARTS each gained 0.1  Elsewhere, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS rose 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS: On HBO, the season finale of LAST WEEK TONIGHT dropped 0.07 from last week’s post-election episode to 0.22, THE UNDOING was up 0.03 to 0.15, and MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH premiered at 0.07.  On Showtime, THE REAGANS premiered at 0.01/176K, the finale of THE GOOD LORD BIRD was steady at 0.03/317K, a primetime DESUS & MERO was at zero/32K, and MOONBASE 8 ticked up to 0.01/61K.

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS was somewhat oddly outrated by its own pre-show on its E! home network, 0.09 vs. 0.08, and also had the following simulcasts:  0.11 on Bravo, 0.07 on USA, and 0.03/103K on Syfy.

Hallmark’s original movie A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS was the night’s highest-rated scripted telecast at 0.40.  On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD slipped 0.03 to 0.32, and WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND ticked down to 0.20.  On Adult Swim, THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW was at 0.17/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.20, and DREAM CORP LLC was at 0.12/0.12 compared to 0.18/0.17.  FX’s FARGO dipped 0.02 to 0.13.  On Starz, THE SPANISH PRINCESS was steady at 0.03/234K.

Sunday cable’s top-rated show overall was TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, up 0.04 to 0.70 (the after-show was up 0.02 to 0.26), with I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY down 0.04 to 0.33.  Discovery’s SPACE LAUNCH coverage peaked at 0.48, and ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was down 0.02 to 0.16  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC rose 0.07 to 0.36.  On Food Network, HOLIDAY WARS gained 0.05 to 0.32, CANDY LAND was at 0.32/0.24, and KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP was at 0.31.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC edged up 0.02 to 0.21, and BIZARRE BUILDS was at 0.14/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.16.  On ID, THE KILLER IN QUESTION ticked up to 0.15. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday November 15, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.70 2,711
2 SPACE LAUNCH: LIFT OFF DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:26 PM 12 0.48 2,209
3 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: TIMELESS CHRISTMAS,A HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.40 3,379
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.36 925
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.36 1,105
6 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: CREW-1 DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:38 PM 22 0.35 1,635
7 I LOVE A MAMAS BOY TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.33 1,332
8 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 62 0.32 1,270
9 HOLIDAY WARS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 1,146
10 CANDY LAND FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.32 1,125
11 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.31 1,168
12 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.27 1,920
13 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,679
14 90 DAY OTHER WAY: PILLOW TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.26 1,098
15 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,506
16 CANDY LAND FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.24 746
17 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.23 1,789
18 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.23 1,853
19 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.22 1,171
20 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.22 930
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,275
22 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.21 1,278
23 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,721
24 WALKING DEAD:WORLD BEYOND AMC 10:02 PM 62 0.20 783
25 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.20 444
26 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 2,078
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,364
28 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 570
29 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,618
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,433
31 BAREFOOT CONTESSA REPACK FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.18 1,037
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,070
33 ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.17 327
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,186
35 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,587
36 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.16 1,442
37 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,941
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,199
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,271
40 KILLER IN QUESTION: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.15 742
41 UNDOING, THE HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 50 0.15 1,122
42 EVERYTHING BUT HOUSE RPK HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 30 0.15 702
43 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.15 1,012
44 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.14 372
45 BIZARRE BUILDS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.14 927
46 ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.14 281
47 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,272
48 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 9:02 PM 63 0.14 677
49 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 333
50 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 74 0.13 824
51 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 382
52 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.13 292
53 SPACE LAUNCH: LIFT OFF SCIENCE 7:26 PM 12 0.13 761
54 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 11:05 PM 58 0.13 591
55 BIZARRE BUILDS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 30 0.13 851
56 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.12 356
57 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L ESPN 6:00 AM 110 0.12 440
58 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 8:00 PM 62 0.12 644
59 DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 20 0.12 235
60 DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 12:50 AM 15 0.12 230
61 THE A&E MOVIE: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.12 521
62 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.12 808
63 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 376
64 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,461
65 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 2020: N/A BRAVO 9:00 PM 131 0.11 379
66 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: CREW-1 SCIENCE 7:38 PM 22 0.11 617
67 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.11 650
68 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 5:00 PM 26 0.11 615
69 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: CHRISTMAS EDITION, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.10 731
70 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,379
71 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: IDENTITY THIEF COMEDY CENTRAL 3:00 PM 145 0.10 251
72 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 12:03 AM 62 0.10 416
73 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 991
74 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 791
75 SR/NASA-SPACEX CAPSULE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:19 PM 25 0.09 1,268
76 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.09 1,015
77 COUNTING CARS SPECIAL HISTORY 1:00 PM 60 0.09 409
78 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 794
79 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:11 PM 30 0.09 245
80 LRC: 2020 PEOPLES CHOICE: N/A E! 7:00 PM 120 0.09 320
81 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 431
82 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:21 PM 60 0.09 254
83 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.09 376
84 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS DOCTOR,THE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 10:00 PM 121 0.08 1,171
85 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 938
86 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 1:05 AM 61 0.08 288
87 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 2020: N/A E! 9:00 PM 131 0.08 359
88 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,063
89 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.08 449
90 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 374
91 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.08 1,103
92 REAL LIFE NIGHTMARE HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 372
93 MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.07 355
94 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.07 340
95 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.07 332
96 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 960
97 ACTION PACKED SUNDAYS: 2012 IFC TV 8:00 PM 210 0.07 242
98 WWII: HELL UNDER THE SEA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:01 PM 60 0.07 458
99 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.07 240
100 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE   L: BELGIUM/ENGLAND ESPN 2:30 PM 150 0.07 215
101 WWII: HELL UNDER THE SEA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 61 0.07 470
102 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:50 AM 10 0.07 256
103 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.07 324
104 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 816
105 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 635
106 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.07 841
107 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 366
108 FANCY NANCY DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 25 0.07 312
109 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE SUN 1: BELGICA / INGLATERRA TUDN 2:30 PM 150 0.07 159
110 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 666
111 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 1:30 PM 60 0.07 222
112 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 2020: N/A USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 131 0.07 277
113 TALKING TO GOATS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 768
114 SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:05 AM 95 0.06 220
115 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.06 259
116 CANDY LAND FOOD NETWORK 1:30 AM 30 0.06 253
117 WWII: HELL UNDER THE SEA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 455
118 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 903
119 FUTBOL CENTRAL DT SUN TUDN 2:03 PM 27 0.06 135
120 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 720
121 NASA & SPACEX: COUNTDOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 350
122 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.06 792
123 HUNTING HITLER SPECIALS: FINAL CHAPTER, THE HISTORY 4:00 PM 120 0.06 338
124 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.06 114
125 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.05 694
126 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.05 382
127 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 265
128 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 819
129 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 282
130 UNEARTHED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 321
131 SECRETS OF THE LOST SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 240
132 SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: N/A SCIENCE 5:00 PM 146 0.04 246
133 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.04 114
134 NASA & SPACEX: COUNTDOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 298
135 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE L: GALES / IRELANDA TUDN 11:50 AM 133 0.04 127
136 TALKING TO GOATS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 415
137 RICHARD ENGEL ON ASSIGNMT MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 605
138 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.04 179
139 COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L: CAL/UCLA FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 197 0.04 234
140 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.04 153
141 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 119
142 CARNIVAL EATS REPACK COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 118
143 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 199
144 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.04 567
145 FUT INTL AMISTOSO: FECHA FIFA:GUATEMALA VS HONDURAS FOX DEPORTES 11:41 AM 142 0.03 68
146 SECRETS ZOO: NC FL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 11 0.03 186
147 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 AM 59 0.03 105
148 MEGA MONSTERS REPACK: MGMNS-1R5R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 120 0.03 247
149 STORM STORIES: TNC THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 193
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 209

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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.




12 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    The Simpsons are loving their NFL lead.

    Nice numbers for the Discovery space launch.


  2. Destiny

    Nice rebound for The Undoing. It made a lot of sense that the audience were watching news networks when the show plunged to new lows. It attracts a really old audience, the sort who would be partial to CNN or Fox News during election season.


  3. Joe

    Good. Cable news needs to keep moving down the chart. Not 1 hit .30 Waste of time and unhealthy.


  4. Martin

    Do you have Lego Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum at 9 PM on Disney XD? Thanks.


  5. ChrisM

    I can’t understand why Hallmark Channel movies do far better than the ones on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies channel when, as I understand it, they reach the same number of households unless that’s wrong or Hallmark is in a different price package for some than the Mysteries and Movies one.

    It sort of saddens me that so many watch these movies, as they are ALWAYS, basically, the same story over and over again and you would think they would be tired of it after 20 years. However, they are fell good movies and, in these times, I suppose they are desired with some that are fairly decent when so many are not. Also, on the plus side, they have, after all this time, moved on to having more racial diversity and mixed relationships for the first time and that may be due to growing criticism and a new African-American head of programming.


    • 69 Road Runner

      My elderly father loves Hallmark Channel! He doesn’t like their Mysteries channel nearly as much because he prefers the simple romantic comedies to the murder mysteries, although at this time of year, both channels are playing basically the same exact selection of holiday flicks. And HM&M is much further down the channel selections in his cable guide than regular Hallmark, so HM&M requires additional scrolling to get all the way down to it.


      • ChrisM

        I would think men would prefer the HM&M channel while women prefer Hallmark, but there is still some romantic crossover in the mystery films.

        Our Hi-Def subscription package has the channels two clicks away from each other while the standard package does space them 43 channels apart. However, many remotes have that button to switch between your two last watched channels.



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