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February 22, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.19.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary numbers for Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Feb 19.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Considering its pedigree, HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES had an unexciting debut at 0.31, although its total viewers number was a bit better because it skewed rather old (its 50+ demo number was 0.63, more than double that demo for lead-out GIRLS). The latter show did get a modest boost, up 0.03 to 0.27, with the night’s other newcomer CRASHING at a mild 0.17, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT down a tick to 0.43.  On Showtime, after HOMELAND rose 0.02 to 0.33 despite the new competition, BILLIONS returned at 0.20, not far from last year’s series premiere at 0.24, although more steeply down from the 0.32 season finale.  (Note:  both premieres were available via VOD/streaming before linear airing.)  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART returned at 0.23.  On E!, the season finale of THE ROYALS rose 0.03 to 0.20.  TLC’s LONG ISLAND MEDIUM had a 0.41 season premiere, followed by LONG LOST FAMILY up 0.03 to 0.27 and its AFTER-SHOW down 0.03 to 0.20.  

AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD was of course the night’s giant, down 0.44 from last week’s midseason premiere to 5.28, with TALKING DEAD down 0.33 to 1.82, and COMIC BOOK MEN down 0.04 to 0.36. Adult Swim’s SUPERMANSION gained 0.11 to 0.49.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS dropped 0.03 to 0.12, and THE MISSING dropped off the chart, down 0.03 to 0.03/156K.  

The NBA ALL-STAR GAME was fairly steady with last year’s edition, down 0.09 to 2.63, with the TBS simulcast down 0.13 to 0.46.  The TIP OFF special on TNT was down 0.23 to 1.30, with the TBS simulcast down 0.09 to 0.32.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA rose 0.05 to 1.05, and FIRST FAMILY OF HIP-HOP was up 0.05 to 0.39.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.61, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES jumped 0.16 to 0.47, and CAKE WAR CHAMPIONSHIP ticked up to 0.32.  ID’s EVIL LIVES HERE gained 0.06 to 0.40.  Fox Sports 1’s morning NASCAR race was at 0.39, and the primetime UFC FIGHT NIGHT was at 0.34.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Feb 19.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday February 19, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 66 5.28 11,075
2 2017 NBA ALL STAR GAME: EAST/WEST TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:32 PM 147 2.63 6,513
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:06 PM 59 1.82 4,054
4 NBA ALLSTAR TIP OFF TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 92 1.30 3,205
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.05 2,603
6 WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.61 1,663
7 SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.49 981
8 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.47 1,402
9 2017 NBA ALL STAR GAME: EAST/WEST TBS NETWORK 8:32 PM 147 0.46 1,238
10 LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE HBO PRIME 7:05 PM 108 0.46 1,392
11 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:05 PM 30 0.43 1,245
12 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.41 1,708
13 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.40 1,522
14 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING L: THE CLASH AT DAYTONA FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 120 0.39 1,849
15 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.39 1,720
16 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.39 1,651
17 FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.39 935
18 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:10 AM 30 0.36 754
19 UFC FIGHT NIGHT L: LEWIS/BROWNE FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 183 0.34 907
20 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.34 1,657
21 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.34 1,491
22 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.34 752
23 HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 42 0.33 1,069
24 CAKE WARS CHAMPS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.32 908
25 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.32 1,553
26 NBA ALLSTAR TIP OFF TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 32 0.32 906
27 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.31 904
28 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.31 1,470
29 BIG LITTLE LIES HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 51 0.31 1,134
30 NASCAR CUP POST L FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 30 0.30 1,540
31 GIRLS HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 27 0.27 708
32 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 9:01 PM 60 0.27 1,389
33 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM L: LEWIS/BROWNE FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 120 0.26 760
34 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 108 0.25 670
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.25 531
36 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.25 1,009
37 LIM: COUNTDOWN TO NEW SSN TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.24 1,062
38 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 2,192
39 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.22 1,782
40 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 1,039
41 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.22 1,261
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.22 466
43 HUNTSMAN, THE:WINTERS WAR HBO PRIME 5:10 PM 114 0.21 597
44 BEYOND THE HEADLINES LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:01 PM 61 0.21 527
45 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.21 498
46 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.20 460
47 MASH AMC 10:48 AM 30 0.20 1,090
48 ROYALS, THE E! 10:00 PM 61 0.20 520
49 BILLIONS S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:03 PM 53 0.20 753
50 LONG LOST FAMILY:WHAT HAP TLC 10:01 PM 63 0.20 1,100
51 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,842
52 MASH AMC 10:18 AM 30 0.19 1,037
53 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.19 412
54 MASH AMC 11:48 AM 30 0.18 1,066
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 897
56 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,107
57 PBA BOWLING             L: N/A ESPN 1:00 PM 121 0.18 705
58 MASH AMC 11:18 AM 30 0.18 1,020
59 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/BUFFALO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:58 PM 158 0.17 560
60 CRASHING HBO PRIME 10:30 PM 33 0.17 540
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 890
62 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,586
63 CRASHLETES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.17 926
64 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,811
65 MASH AMC 9:48 AM 30 0.16 885
66 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.16 537
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 858
68 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,509
69 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 358
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 925
71 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,434
72 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,354
73 BLAZE NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.15 643
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 916
75 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 4:00 PM 118 0.15 491
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,014
77 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L: N/A ESPN 5:58 PM 122 0.15 395
78 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 760
79 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,382
80 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.14 835
81 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 90 0.14 1,027
82 FINDING BIGFOOT ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.14 690
83 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,549
84 HUNTSMAN, THE:WINTERS WAR HBO PRIME 8:30 AM 114 0.14 334
85 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,325
86 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: BOSTON/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:36 PM 170 0.14 421
87 MASH AMC 12:18 PM 30 0.14 932
88 42: 42 HBO PRIME 3:00 PM 128 0.14 368
89 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.14 507
90 MASH AMC 9:18 AM 30 0.13 832
91 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS ESPN 9:00 PM 120 0.13 366
92 MASH AMC 8:48 AM 30 0.13 709
93 MASH AMC 8:18 AM 30 0.13 569
94 JAGGER EATONS MEGA LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.13 673
95 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 1:48 PM 10 0.13 382
96 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.13 463
97 BLACK SAILS 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:04 PM 60 0.12 483
98 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POST L FOX SPORTS 1 12:03 AM 57 0.12 249
99 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,183
100 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 688
101 FA CUP RD 5 L: FULHAM/TOTTENHAM FOX SPORTS 1 8:48 AM 132 0.11 305
102 GC PREGAME LI GOLF CHANNEL 2:30 PM 28 0.11 805
103 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 741
104 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: SSD: HIGHER GROUND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.11 1,114
105 PGA TOUR: HANDOFF GOLF CHANNEL 7:00 PM 67 0.10 654
106 MASH AMC 7:48 AM 30 0.10 509
107 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 421
108 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 908
109 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 536
110 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SYRACUSE/GEORGIA TECH ESPNU 6:30 PM 124 0.10 436
111 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: FANATIC LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.09 401
112 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 448
113 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 814
114 FA CUP RD 5 L: BLACKBURN/MANCHESTER UNITED FOX SPORTS 2 11:00 AM 151 0.09 195
115 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 923
116 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 777
117 AMAZING FACTS PRESENTS USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.09 313
118 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 671
119 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.09 480
120 MASH AMC 7:18 AM 30 0.09 425
121 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 5:38 PM 82 0.09 233
122 MASH AMC 6:48 AM 30 0.09 348
123 OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 250
124 WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW: 2017 KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW – DAY 2 NAT GEO WILD 7:00 PM 180 0.08 414
125 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 604
126 MASH AMC 6:18 AM 30 0.08 256
127 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / JAGUARES UNIVISION DEPORTES 4:31 PM 149 0.08 173
128 PULSE OF AMERICA MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 645
129 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 519
130 TRAINWRECK: TRAINWRECK MAXPRIME 1:40 PM 125 0.07 155
131 ANIMAL COPS PHOENIX ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 AM 60 0.07 356
132 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 305
133 PITCH BLACK MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 108 0.07 170
134 TOP 10 ULTIMATE STORMS THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 254
135 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 234
136 P.S. I LOVE YOU: P.S. I LOVE YOU HBO PRIME 6:20 AM 126 0.06 147
137 RING, THE MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 115 0.06 166
138 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 118 0.06 301
139 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: GEORGETOWN/CREIGHTON FOX SPORTS 1 3:36 PM 122 0.06 254
140 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.06 289
141 NBA GAMETIME LIVE: NBA GAMETIME ASW SUNDAY NBA-TV 5:00 PM 120 0.06 174
142 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / TIJUANA UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:45 PM 135 0.06 128
143 TED 2 MAXPRIME 11:40 AM 115 0.06 119
144 ASW NBA LEGENDS BRUNCH NBA-TV 1:00 PM 90 0.05 141
145 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 8:07 PM 60 0.05 191
146 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 383
147 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 219
148 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:26 PM 34 0.05 142
149 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 475
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 223

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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.