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February 28, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.26.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  As we noted yesterday, the final rating for the ACADEMY AWARDS was 9.1.  The LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET pre-show ratings were released in half-hour increments at 2.2/3.5/5.2. In addition, the NCIS: LA rerun fell 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Feb 26.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The Oscars didn’t dent AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD too badly.  It dropped 0.33 to 4.95, with TALKING DEAD down 0.08 to 1.74, and COMIC BOOK MEN up 0.02 to 0.38.  Adult Swim’s SUPERMANSION fell a tenth to 0.39.  Showtime’s HOMELAND slipped 0.04 to 0.29, while BILLIONS (previously available via streaming/VOD) was down 0.05 to 0.15.  Nickelodeon’s 9AM TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES was at 0.29.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT took a 0.16 hit to 0.27, while the rest of the network’s Sunday line-up had been made available via streaming/VOD, leaving the linear versions of BIG LITTLE LIES down 0.12 to 0.19, GIRLS down 0.08 to 0.19, and CRASHING down 0.07 to 0.10.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART lost 0.03 to 0.20.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS ticked up to 0.13, and THE MISSING held at 0.03/179K.  

E!’s Academy Awards PRE-SHOW and POST-SHOW were respectively at 0.66 and 0.60.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA fell 0.08 to 0.53, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was down 0.06 to 0.41.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE gained 0.02 to 0.36.  ID’s EVIL LIVES HERE lost a tenth to 0.30.  TLC’s LOST LONG FAMILY was steady at 0.27, but LONG ISLAND MEDIUM plunged 0.18 to 0.23.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Feb 26.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday February 26, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 69 4.95 10,423
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:09 PM 59 1.74 3,937
3 LRC 17 ACADEMY AWARDS: N/A E! 5:30 PM 120 0.66 2,032
4 RCR: 17 ACADEMY AWARDS E! 7:30 PM 60 0.60 1,737
5 WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.53 1,519
6 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.41 1,191
7 SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.39 754
8 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:16 AM 30 0.38 823
9 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.36 784
10 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,143
11 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.29 1,228
12 HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 43 0.29 899
13 MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING HBO PRIME 7:20 PM 99 0.28 529
14 RHBH FIRST LOOK BRAVO 10:37 PM 23 0.27 698
15 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 30 0.27 724
16 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 9:01 PM 60 0.27 1,314
17 NASCAR RACEDAY L: DAYTONA FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 120 0.25 1,094
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.24 586
19 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.23 1,049
20 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: NEW ORLEANS/OKLAHOMA CITY NBA-TV 7:00 PM 159 0.23 579
21 LIGA MX L: JAGUARES / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:39 PM 141 0.22 491
22 E! AFTER PARTY 17 OSCARS E! 12:16 AM 74 0.22 551
23 CRASHLETES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.21 1,159
24 MASH AMC 10:15 AM 30 0.21 1,019
25 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: NANNY SEDUCTION LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.21 724
26 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: ST. LOUIS/CHICAGO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:33 PM 151 0.20 594
27 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,862
28 MASH AMC 9:45 AM 30 0.19 946
29 MASH AMC 10:45 AM 30 0.19 1,040
30 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.19 454
31 PBA BOWLING             L: N/A ESPN 1:00 PM 125 0.19 791
32 FINDING BIGFOOT ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.19 836
33 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 1,105
34 MASH AMC 8:15 AM 30 0.19 737
35 BIG LITTLE LIES HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 54 0.19 555
36 GIRLS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 27 0.19 383
37 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 994
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 420
39 MASH AMC 11:15 AM 30 0.18 1,110
40 GIADA ENTERTAINS FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.18 819
41 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.18 427
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,795
43 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,110
44 COUNTDOWN 2017 OSCARS: N/A E! 1:30 PM 240 0.18 527
45 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CHARLOTTE/LA CLIPPERS NBA-TV 9:39 PM 172 0.18 435
46 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,765
47 MASH AMC 9:15 AM 30 0.18 850
48 PGA TOUR: 2017 HONDA CLS GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 127 0.18 978
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 840
50 MASH AMC 8:45 AM 30 0.17 818
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 416
52 LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE HBO PRIME 9:35 AM 110 0.17 463
53 JAGGER EATONS MEGA LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.17 833
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 715
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 844
56 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.16 477
57 MASH AMC 7:45 AM 30 0.16 635
58 BILLIONS S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 55 0.15 512
59 MASH AMC 7:15 AM 30 0.15 504
60 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.15 350
61 PREMIER LEAGUE L: STOKE/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 AM 127 0.15 354
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 691
63 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.13 615
64 BLACK SAILS 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:03 PM 57 0.13 448
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 717
66 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,532
67 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 304
68 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 809
69 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,318
70 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,455
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 688
72 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN HBO PRIME 12:50 PM 141 0.12 325
73 SOLITARY:INSIDE RED ONION HBO PRIME 11:25 AM 82 0.12 295
74 MASH AMC 6:45 AM 30 0.12 427
75 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,512
76 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,260
77 MOVIE- LMN THEATRICAL PRM: GIRL IN PROGRESS LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 12:00 PM 120 0.12 413
78 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.12 723
79 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 710
80 COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD: N/A ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.11 374
81 SPIDER-MAN 2: SPIDER-MAN 2 HBO PRIME 5:10 PM 127 0.11 262
82 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 701
83 NHRA D: PHOENIX FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 180 0.11 546
84 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 290
85 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,154
86 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 880
87 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,097
88 SHIMMER AND SHINE NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.10 562
89 CRASHING HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 29 0.10 203
90 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.10 369
91 PBA BOWLING             L ESPN 3:05 PM 115 0.10 571
92 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,137
93 SP BLD OFF GRID YSTONE RV DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.10 559
94 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHOENIX/MILWAUKEE NBA-TV 3:30 PM 150 0.10 278
95 MASH AMC 6:14 AM 31 0.10 378
96 EFL CUP: FINAL-MANCHESTER UNITED VS. SOUTHAMPTON BEIN SPORT 11:25 AM 125 0.10 226
97 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 553
98 MONSTER  JAM FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 PM 60 0.09 243
99 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 685
100 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 239
101 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 6:00 PM 60 0.09 251
102 NASCAR VICTORY LANE P FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 30 0.09 367
103 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:31 AM 43 0.09 178
104 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD SPIKE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.09 258
105 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.09 208
106 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 10:30 AM 30 0.09 185
107 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 868
108 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 10:00 AM 30 0.08 172
109 CHEERLEADING ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.08 199
110 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GEORGIA TECH/NOTRE DAME ESPNU 6:30 PM 124 0.08 408
111 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 331
112 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 914
113 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:31 AM 29 0.08 196
114 TDL FIRST LOOK OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 11 0.08 293
115 AMAZING FACTS PRESENTS USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 272
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 291
117 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 253
118 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 292
119 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:30 PM 30 0.07 115
120 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:04 PM 56 0.07 202
121 ANIMAL COPS PHOENIX ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 AM 60 0.07 332
122 MASH AMC 6:00 AM 14 0.07 301
123 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 255
124 PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.07 148
125 EXPRESS WEEKEND-L BEIN SPORT 1:30 PM 30 0.07 180
126 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / PUEBLA UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:45 PM 135 0.07 162
127 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: TENNESSEE/MISSISSIPPI ST ESPN2 5:00 PM 124 0.07 243
128 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 11:30 AM 90 0.07 258
129 FUTBOL CENTRAL L UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:00 PM 39 0.06 143
130 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: VILLAREAL VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT 2:35 PM 130 0.06 151
131 PULSE OF AMERICA MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 611
132 CHEERLEADING ESPN2 12:30 PM 30 0.06 245
133 CHEERLEADING ESPN2 12:00 PM 30 0.06 217
134 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 577
135 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 370
136 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 3:00 PM 60 0.06 129
137 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 630
138 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 460
139 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.06 560
140 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.06 267
141 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 196
142 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WASHINGTON/WASHINGTON ST ESPNU 8:34 PM 123 0.06 202
143 SPRING TRAINING: DET AT NYM MLB NETWORK 1:00 PM 169 0.06 249
144 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 428
145 HOW THE WORLD ENDS AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 229
146 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 423
147 AFRICAS DEADLIEST NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 257
148 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 203
149 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 222
150 DINNER AT TIFFANIS COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.05 126

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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.