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March 21, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.19.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  Despite the NCAA TOURNAMENT’s spillover into primetime, the only CBS adjustment was a 0.1 drop for NCIS: LA. Elsewhere, both the new and rerun episodes of LITTLE BIG SHOTS gained 0.1, and the rerun of BOB’S BURGERS lost 0.1. 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar.19 SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On AMC, after THE WALKING DEAD dropped 0.16 to 4.72, INTO THE BADLANDS returned at 1.42.  That’s a very solid number for cable, of course (and even for broadcast these days), but it represented a loss of 70% of its lead-in.  When BADLANDS originally premiered in November 2015, it had a 3.15 rating after a 6.51 WALKING DEAD lead-in, a loss slightly higher than 50%.  That’s not a great sign of audience enthusiasm, although we’ll know more in 3 weeks, when WALKING DEAD is done for the season.  In 2015, after starting at that 3.15, it was down to 0.83 by its season finale without a WALKING DEAD lead-in.  Elsewhere on AMC, TALKING DEAD (moved to 11:05PM to make room for BADLANDS) lost more than half of last week’s rating, down 0.91 to 0.84.

On HBO, BIG LITTLE LIES climbed 0.08 to 0.44, LAST WEEK TONIGHT slipped 0.02 to 0.38, GIRLS fell 0.05 to 0.26, and CRASHING was down 0.06 to 0.11.  On Showtime, HOMELAND ticked up to 0.45, and BILLIONS was down 0.03 to 0.28.  On E!, THE ARRANGEMENT was up 0.06 to 0.38, after KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS rose 0.09 to 0.79.  Adult Swim’s SUPERMANSION fell a tenth to 0.36. FX’s FEUD stabilized after last week’s tumble, down 0.01 to 0.29.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART remained at 0.21.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS fell 0.02 to 0.13, and THE MISSING was up 0.03 to 0.06/183K.  

The NCAA TOURNAMENT took up most of the night’s remaining non-AMC top slots, led by TNT’s South Carolina vs. Duke game at 2.11. More details about the weekend games can be found in this week’s Skedball post.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA still found a place in the Top 10, down 0.11 to 1.05, with lead-out FIRST FAMILY OF HIP-HOP down 0.08 to 0.36. Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was steady at 0.62.  On Food Network, SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP gained 0.03 to 0.47, CAKE WAR CHAMPIONSHIP arrived at 0.37, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES ticked down to 0.34. TLC’s LONG LOST FAMILY rose 0.04 to 0.36, LONG ISLAND MEDIUM lost a tenth to 0.29, and WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE was up 0.02 to 0.26.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE gained 0.02 to 0.34.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar.19 SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 19, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 65 4.72 10,318
2 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: SOUTH CAROLINA/DUKE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:44 PM 158 2.11 5,956
3 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:27 PM 17 1.62 4,548
4 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3: ARKANSAS/NORTH CAROLINA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 143 1.55 4,536
5 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 10:05 PM 60 1.42 3,435
6 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: CINCINNATI/UCLA TBS NETWORK 9:47 PM 124 1.27 3,429
7 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3: RHODE ISLAND/OREGON TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 145 1.11 3,056
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.05 2,482
9 TNT NCAA POST GUN SUN 1 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:22 PM 11 0.97 2,376
10 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TBS NETWORK 9:29 PM 18 0.84 2,243
11 TALKING DEAD AMC 11:05 PM 59 0.84 1,970
12 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 61 0.79 1,587
13 TBS NCAA BSK POST GAME-SU TBS NETWORK 11:56 PM 54 0.70 1,805
14 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: SOUTHERN CAL/BAYLOR TRUTV 7:53 PM 137 0.63 1,876
15 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 61 0.62 1,765
16 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.47 1,454
17 HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 44 0.45 1,258
18 BIG LITTLE LIES HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 52 0.44 1,170
19 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.43 1,759
20 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.41 1,777
21 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.40 1,695
22 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.40 1,419
23 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.39 1,714
24 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.38 1,030
25 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.38 1,589
26 ARRANGEMENT E! 10:01 PM 60 0.38 799
27 CAKE WARS CHAMPS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,008
28 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 9:01 PM 61 0.36 1,683
29 FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.36 862
30 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.36 1,525
31 SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.36 696
32 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.35 911
33 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.34 792
34 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.34 1,060
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.34 761
36 TRU NCAA POST GUN SUN 1 TRUTV 10:10 PM 12 0.30 778
37 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.29 1,386
38 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 10:00 PM 69 0.29 1,076
39 BILLIONS S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 54 0.28 857
40 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,108
41 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.27 624
42 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.27 1,007
43 GIRLS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 28 0.26 576
44 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.26 1,385
45 CRASHLETES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.24 949
46 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.24 528
47 LAST WITCH HUNTER, THE HBO PRIME 7:05 PM 107 0.23 644
48 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.22 472
49 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.22 1,125
50 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:08 AM 133 0.21 478
51 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 12:30 PM 144 0.21 430
52 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,011
53 TNT NCAA BK CHP-PRE-SU TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 60 0.20 566
54 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.20 922
55 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:18 PM 102 0.20 465
56 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.20 947
57 FINDING JESUS CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 920
58 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 962
59 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,386
60 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.19 1,596
61 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.19 1,392
62 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.19 449
63 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.18 824
64 JAGGER EATONS MEGA LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.18 792
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 869
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 877
67 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,169
68 BELIEVER CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 759
69 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:21 PM 11 0.16 356
70 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 1:45 PM 135 0.16 317
71 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,522
72 PORT PROTECTION COMP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 704
73 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: A. TEA-DEAD OVER HEELS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.16 1,312
74 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.15 455
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 791
76 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,070
77 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 808
78 TRU RD TO FNL 4-SUN-1 TRUTV 7:30 PM 23 0.15 417
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 682
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 780
81 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,178
82 LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD HBO PRIME 4:55 PM 129 0.14 422
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 722
84 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:54 PM 126 0.14 293
85 MASH AMC 9:00 AM 30 0.14 632
86 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 726
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 685
88 MASH AMC 8:00 AM 30 0.13 542
89 BLACK SAILS 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 59 0.13 473
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 697
91 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: BELMONT/GEORGIA TECH ESPN 12:00 PM 120 0.13 354
92 MASH AMC 8:30 AM 30 0.12 574
93 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/MIDDLESBROUGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:54 AM 134 0.12 300
94 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 436
95 CRASHING HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 28 0.11 321
96 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 886
97 MASH AMC 7:00 AM 30 0.11 415
98 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,112
99 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.10 361
100 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 817
101 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.10 450
102 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.10 477
103 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 553
104 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 936
105 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: PURDUE/NOTRE DAME ESPN 9:10 PM 128 0.10 471
106 MASH AMC 7:30 AM 30 0.10 395
107 EXTRA GEAR BBC-AMERICA 9:30 PM 30 0.10 211
108 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 409
109 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,112
110 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 756
111 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.09 341
112 MASH AMC 6:30 AM 30 0.09 387
113 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 7:30 PM 30 0.09 463
114 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CLEVELAND/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 9:32 PM 146 0.09 279
115 EMPIRE TV ONE 8:05 PM 60 0.09 305
116 BOAT BUYERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.09 319
117 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.09 259
118 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 90 0.09 214
119 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 263
120 EMPIRE TV ONE 7:05 PM 60 0.09 313
121 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 693
122 MASH AMC 6:00 AM 30 0.08 315
123 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 261
124 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: TCU/IOWA ESPN2 5:00 PM 143 0.08 424
125 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: ARIZONA STATE/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 7:10 PM 120 0.08 455
126 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.08 331
127 THREE DAYS TO LIVE OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 310
128 EMPIRE TV ONE 6:05 PM 60 0.08 298
129 TENNIS: ATP TOUR MASTER L: BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2017 ESPN 2:00 PM 310 0.08 414
130 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: VARIOUS TEAMS/TIMES ESPN2 2:30 PM 144 0.08 458
131 MOVIE- LMN THEATRICAL PRM: WILDFLOWER (2016) LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 AM 120 0.07 319
132 NHRA L: GAINESVILLE FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 188 0.07 439
133 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 263
134 EMPIRE TV ONE 9:05 PM 60 0.07 291
135 BBCA MOVIE: SPEED BBC-AMERICA 5:30 PM 150 0.07 274
136 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN2 12:00 PM 118 0.07 374
137 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 394
138 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS/NEW YORK RED BULLS FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 150 0.07 184
139 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 10:00 AM 30 0.07 225
140 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 740
141 SOMOS LMX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.07 121
142 HOW THE WORLD ENDS AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 277
143 AMAZING FACTS PRESENTS USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.07 237
144 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 242
145 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: SUPREME CONFIRMATION CLASH MSNBC 5:00 PM 120 0.06 621
146 ANIMAL COPS PHOENIX ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 AM 60 0.06 333
147 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 388
148 EMPIRE TV ONE 10:05 PM 60 0.06 243
149 EMPIRE TV ONE 5:05 PM 60 0.06 240
150 CAFFEINE & OCTANE VELOCITY 9:00 AM 30 0.06 155

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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.