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March 16, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.12.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  Since at this point Nielsen is issuing preliminary ratings and finals simultaneously as they catch up on their missing nights, we’ll skip to the finals and provide analysis here:

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (1.0) and ONCE UPON A TIME (0.9) held at last week’s numbers.  TIME AFTER TIME was down 0.1 to 0.6, and the season premiere of AMERICAN CRIME was grim at 0.5.

NBC:  After a 0.7 rerun of LITTLE BIG SHOTS, the night’s new episode was down 0.3 to 1.7.  CHICAGO JUSTICE slipped 0.1 to 1.2, and SHADES OF BLUE was also down 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX:  The night started with a 0.7 BOB’S BURGERS rerun, then the night’s new episode held at 0.8.  THE SIMPSONS was steady at 1.1, but MAKING HISTORY fell 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 0.7.  FAMILY GUY (1.1) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (0.9) were each down 0.1.

CBS:  60 MINUTES gained 0.1 to 1.2.  NCIS: LA fell 0.2 to 1.1, then MADAM SECRETARY (0.8) and ELEMENTARY (0.6) were steady.

On both broadcast and cable, tonight (Thursday) is notable for the multi-network start of the NCAA TOURNAMENT.  In addition, Comedy Central premieres the final season of REVIEW.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 12.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD stabilized, rising 0.17 from last week to 4.88, with TALKING DEAD up 0.19 to 1.75, and COMIC BOOK MEN steady at 0.34.  On E!, the season premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS provided a 0.70 lead-in (0.18 above last week’s timeslot number) to THE ARRANGEMENT, which nevertheless declined 0.04 to 0.32.  Adult Swim’s SUPERMANSION climbed 0.06 to 0.46.  On Showtime, HOMELAND fell 0.07 to 0.44, and BILLIONS was up 0.04 to 0.31.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT lost 0.05 to 0.40, BIG LITTLE LIES was down 0.05 to 0.36, GIRLS rose 0.07 to 0.31, and the just-renewed CRASHING ticked up to 0.17.  FX’s FEUD took a heavy hit with its 2d episode, down a whopping 0.22 to 0.30.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART remained at 0.21.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS dropped 0.04 to 0.15, and THE MISSING was down 0.01 to 0.03/158K.  

Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA topped unscripted, up a tick to 0.16, with lead-out FIRST FAMILY OF HIP-HOP up 0.02 to 0.44.  ESPN had both NBA and COLLEGE BASKETBALL, the former featuring Cleveland vs. Houston at 0.92, and the latter with Arkansas vs. Kentucky at 0.80. Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID dropped 0.06 to 0.62.  HGTV’s CARIBBEAN LIFE hit the Top 10 at 0.49/0.48.  Food Network’s SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP arrived at 0.44/0.42, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was steady at 0.35.  On TLC, LONG ISLAND MEDIUM gained 0.05 to 0.39, LONG LOST FAMILY dipped 0.02 to 0.32, and WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE held at 0.24.  ID’s EVIL LIVES HERE, which had jumped up 0.17 last week, dropped 0.14 this week back to 0.33.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE ticked up to 0.32.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS was at 0.26.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 12.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 12, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 67 4.88 10,676
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:07 PM 59 1.75 3,963
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.16 2,658
4 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: CLEVELAND/HOUSTON ESPN 9:00 PM 154 0.92 2,335
5 SEC TOURNAMENT  L: ARKANSAS/KENTUCKY ESPN 12:56 PM 134 0.80 2,672
6 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 62 0.70 1,480
7 COLLEGE GAMENIGHT       L: BRACKETOLOGY ESPN 7:00 PM 120 0.62 1,664
8 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 61 0.62 1,804
9 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:34 PM 90 0.52 1,139
10 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.49 1,902
11 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.48 2,036
12 SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.46 872
13 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.45 1,971
14 HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 51 0.44 1,274
15 FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.44 969
16 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.44 1,832
17 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,535
18 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.42 1,741
19 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.42 1,481
20 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.41 1,995
21 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:02 PM 30 0.40 1,122
22 COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESPN 12:00 PM 56 0.40 1,038
23 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.39 1,697
24 AAC TOURNAMENT  L ESPN 3:13 PM 118 0.38 1,211
25 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.37 897
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.37 877
27 BIG LITTLE LIES HBO PRIME 9:03 PM 52 0.36 1,042
28 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.35 1,114
29 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:12 AM 30 0.34 757
30 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,406
31 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,024
32 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.32 719
33 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 9:01 PM 61 0.32 1,775
34 ARRANGEMENT E! 10:02 PM 60 0.32 714
35 GIRLS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 30 0.31 703
36 BILLIONS S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 56 0.31 981
37 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 10:00 PM 69 0.30 1,320
38 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 5:11 PM 109 0.30 913
39 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: CANADA VS. USA MLB NETWORK 7:08 PM 181 0.26 815
40 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 8:00 PM 30 0.26 516
41 NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RIS HBO PRIME 7:20 PM 92 0.25 485
42 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND  L ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.25 580
43 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.24 1,331
44 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.23 590
45 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.23 524
46 MASH AMC 11:30 AM 30 0.22 1,182
47 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,213
48 MASH AMC 11:00 AM 30 0.20 1,118
49 MASH AMC 12:30 PM 30 0.20 1,056
50 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/LIVERPOOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:53 AM 130 0.19 434
51 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: FORGOTTEN EVIL LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.19 872
52 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,040
53 BELIEVER CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 878
54 BREAK HBO PRIME 8:52 PM 11 0.19 507
55 MASH AMC 10:00 AM 30 0.19 889
56 MASH AMC 12:00 PM 30 0.19 1,143
57 MASH AMC 10:30 AM 30 0.19 1,038
58 MASH AMC 1:00 PM 30 0.19 1,041
59 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VS. COLOMBIA MLB NETWORK 12:30 PM 298 0.19 515
60 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.18 815
61 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC MLB NETWORK 5:28 PM 58 0.18 458
62 MASH AMC 9:30 AM 30 0.17 728
63 CRASHING HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 29 0.17 444
64 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,588
65 PORT PROTECTION COMP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 663
66 FINDING JESUS CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 853
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 940
68 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 90 0.15 330
69 BLACK SAILS 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 59 0.15 505
70 BBCA MOVIE: LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK BBC-AMERICA 12:00 PM 180 0.15 557
71 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 6:26 PM 34 0.15 387
72 WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKI HBO PRIME 3:30 PM 114 0.14 361
73 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,357
74 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 925
75 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,288
76 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,418
77 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 925
78 MASH AMC 9:00 AM 30 0.13 623
79 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NY RANGERS/DETROIT NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 148 0.13 443
80 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,551
81 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 976
82 UNBREAKABLE HBO PRIME 5:25 PM 107 0.13 329
83 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: MINNESOTA UNITED/ATLANTA UNITED ESPN2 5:00 PM 130 0.12 278
84 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,194
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 696
86 COLLEGE GAMENIGHT       L ESPN2 9:09 PM 111 0.12 340
87 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.12 889
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 760
89 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,282
90 SHANGHAI NOON HBO PRIME 11:40 AM 110 0.12 244
91 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 90 0.12 730
92 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.11 465
93 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 858
94 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 381
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 705
96 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 796
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 758
98 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 871
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 626
100 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 812
101 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 733
102 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 285
103 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,006
104 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: LA GALAXY/PORTLAND TIMBERS FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 150 0.10 223
105 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: MEXICO VS. VENEZUELA MLB NETWORK 10:15 PM 281 0.10 258
106 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,078
107 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.10 499
108 NATIONAL PARKS TOP 10 TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:30 PM 30 0.10 435
109 EXTRA GEAR BBC-AMERICA 9:30 PM 30 0.10 228
110 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MIAMI/INDIANA NBA-TV 6:00 PM 162 0.10 289
111 AMAZING FACTS PRESENTS USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.10 311
112 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 917
113 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 642
114 COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD ESPN2 7:10 PM 119 0.09 362
115 MASH AMC 8:30 AM 30 0.09 583
116 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 917
117 FA CUP RD 6 L: TOTTENHAM/MILLWALL FOX SPORTS 1 9:54 AM 126 0.09 266
118 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.09 407
119 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 11:00 PM 32 0.09 221
120 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 541
121 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 284
122 NATIONAL PARKS TOP 10 TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:00 PM 30 0.09 386
123 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 545
124 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 119 0.09 583
125 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.09 225
126 COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L: YALE/PRINCETON ESPN2 12:00 PM 125 0.09 289
127 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 621
128 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:03 PM 27 0.08 198
129 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD SPIKE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.08 246
130 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.08 348
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 229
132 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.08 203
133 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.08 265
134 NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT: CLEVELAND/HOUSTON ESPN2 1:00 AM 120 0.07 158
135 MASH AMC 8:00 AM 30 0.07 512
136 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.07 421
137 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.07 227
138 MASH AMC 6:30 AM 30 0.07 380
139 JOYFUL N. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 64 0.07 271
140 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 685
141 DESTINATION WILD NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.07 295
142 ESPN FC ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.07 134
143 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 397
144 MASH AMC 6:00 AM 30 0.07 326
145 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 486
146 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 480
147 ANIMAL COPS PHOENIX ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 AM 60 0.07 353
148 COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESPN2 2:05 PM 112 0.07 229
149 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 368
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 232

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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.




18 Comments


  1. Russell

    Wow, most of my predictions were right! I’m really surprised. I hope “American Crime” isn’t pulled.


    • FlopWatch

      Probably played out especially in the slot it’s in and it only has 8 episodes.

      ABC is a disaster, they desperately need a revamp.


  2. Haris Papagi

    Kardashians are down 0.3 from the last season premiere in 18-49 and 0.7 down in total.Pretty disappointing


  3. Milic

    TVMOJOE reporting 1.1 for Justice and 0.8 for Shades? What is true here


  4. Fred

    Now waiting on monday, tuesday and wednesday lol


  5. Destiny

    ABC is more dead on Sundays than an average Walker in The Walking Dead.


    • FlopWatch

      ABC is going to continue to get worse if they don’t do something soon.


      • Destiny

        The season finale title for OUAT has a very series finale feel about it. The final battle was teased in the pilot of the show. If this is the final battle as teased in the pilot(It likely is), the show would have come full circle so to speak.


  6. Fred

    Have you heard anything new about Monday, tuesday and wednesday ?


  7. Guy

    Sorry Ryan, Feud is just not very good.
    A million viewers did not return to watch.
    I’m a fan but the show is dull.


  8. belle

    Can someone help me understand how to read these charts? What do the decimals stand for?



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