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March 23, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.21.2021 Including TRUtv

 

 

 

NOTE: Sunday ratings for TRU are not available at this time. The cable charts below will be updated when possible. The charts have been updated with TRU programs.

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for 60 MINUTES, CHERRIES WILD and BLESS THE HARTS. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The NCAA TOURNAMENT remained dominant, with TBS games at 1.10/0.85, TNT at 0.82/0.51, and Tru at 0.51.  NatGeo’s limited series GENIUS: ARETHA returned at 0.21/0.19, a major bounce from the show’s 0.08/0.07 start in 2018, and close to the 2017 series premiere at 0.23.  On HBO, after LAST WEEK TONIGHT rose 0.08 to 0.19, Q: INTO THE STORM premiered at 0.11/0.05.  On Starz, the season finale of AMERICAN GODS was steady at 0.03, and THE GLOAMING premiered at 0.02/137K.

AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD ticked down to 0.56, and TALKING DEAD was up 0.02 to 0.18.  Adult Swim’s MOMMA NAMED ME SHERIFF ticked up to 0.21.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART edged up 0.02 to 0.19.  On Showtime, SHAMELESS dropped 0.04 to 0.10, VICE held at 0.02/89K, and DESUS & MERO remained at 0.01/54K. 

On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE rose 0.04 to 0.66, and SISTER WIVES was down 0.03 to 0.28.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA gained 0.02 to 0.35, and MARRIED TO MEDICINE was up 0.06 to 0.25.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN was at 0.30.  On Food Network, TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ticked down to 0.29, and THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE was down 0.04 to 0.16.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA lost 0.05 to 0.23, and MODERN MARVELS was down 0.02 to 0.17.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.22/0.20 compared to last week’s 0.23. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 21, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: OREGON ST VS OKLA ST TBS NETWORK 9:48 PM 160 1.10 3,590
2 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3: RUTGERS VS HOUSTON TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 150 0.85 2,786
3 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 93 0.82 2,565
4 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.66 2,248
5 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:33 PM 19 0.61 2,062
6 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 60 0.56 2,113
7 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: ORAL ROBERTS VS FLA TRUTV 7:38 PM 134 0.51 1,716
8 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4: NORTH TEXAS VS VILLANOVA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:52 PM 124 0.51 1,688
9 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 18 0.45 1,813
10 TBS NCAA BSK POST GAME-SU TBS NETWORK 12:33 AM 52 0.39 1,083
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.35 1,183
12 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.30 2,209
13 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.29 1,139
14 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,424
15 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,690
16 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.25 839
17 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.23 1,072
18 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 61 0.22 1,042
19 GENIUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 68 0.21 1,382
20 FAST FOODIES TRUTV 9:58 PM 38 0.21 544
21 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 678
22 MOMMA NAMED ME SHERIFF ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.21 366
23 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.20 1,038
24 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.19 927
25 GENIUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:08 PM 57 0.19 1,368
26 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,205
27 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 32 0.19 690
28 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 505
29 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.18 932
30 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 808
31 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.17 593
32 SUB 23 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: COSTA RICA / MEXICO TUDN 9:25 PM 128 0.17 447
33 MODERN MARVELS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.17 826
34 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.16 427
35 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.16 662
36 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.16 389
37 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 492
38 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.15 650
39 STANLEY TUCCI CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,400
40 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 429
41 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.14 474
42 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: HIGH POINT/CONNETICUT ESPN 8:02 PM 120 0.12 569
43 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 61 0.12 682
44 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 58 0.11 356
45 TNT NCAA BK CHP-PRE-SU TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 60 0.11 446
46 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.11 373
47 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: MYSTERY 101 KILLER TIMING HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 8:00 PM 120 0.10 1,485
48 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 936
49 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,615
50 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 6:00 PM 55 0.10 182
51 SUB 23 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / USA TUDN 6:55 PM 128 0.10 241
52 SHAMELESS S11 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:04 PM 50 0.10 481
53 WISE GUYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,247
54 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: VC ANDREWS PEARL IN MIST LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.10 649
55 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 259
56 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:52 PM 98 0.09 277
57 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 505
58 LINCOLN CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 980
59 RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS AMC 12:00 AM 61 0.09 229
60 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 917
61 ACCION L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 149
62 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: CENTRAL MICHIGAN/IOWA ESPN 12:00 PM 120 0.08 403
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 723
64 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: MERCER/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 6:02 PM 120 0.08 336
65 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,395
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,277
67 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.08 309
68 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/ASTON VILLA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:26 PM 124 0.08 253
69 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 735
70 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 9:15 PM 55 0.08 286
71 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 1,324
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 680
73 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: LAS VEGAS/LOS ANGELES NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:03 PM 161 0.07 254
74 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 608
75 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,400
76 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 392
77 NIGHTWATCH SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.07 273
78 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 322
79 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: LA LAKERS/PHOENIX NBA-TV 10:02 PM 145 0.07 203
80 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: WASHINGTON/BROOKLYN NBA-TV 7:00 PM 142 0.07 184
81 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 60 0.07 147
82 IN ICE COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 360
83 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.07 279
84 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,111
85 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 9:03 PM 22 0.06 196
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 604
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 714
88 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: NORTH CAROLINA/NC STATE ESPN 4:02 PM 120 0.06 246
89 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: REAL SOCIEDAD VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 3:51 PM 129 0.06 159
90 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 212
91 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,478
92 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 693
93 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 11:33 PM 27 0.06 129
94 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / PUEBLA TUDN 1:30 PM 150 0.06 129
95 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 60 0.06 312
96 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.06 250
97 IN ICE COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 318
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 645
99 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:59 PM 57 0.05 224
100 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.05 281
101 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 522
102 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 203
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 677
104 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS LEON FOX DEPORTES 8:49 PM 139 0.05 126
105 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:22 PM 40 0.05 150
106 CONCACAF OLYM QUAL L: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/USA FOX SPORTS 1 6:55 PM 128 0.05 202
107 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.05 673
108 CONCACAF OLYM QUAL L: COSTA RICA/MEXICO FOX SPORTS 1 9:24 PM 130 0.05 125
109 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 965
110 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 895
111 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 999
112 HAUNTING REPACK: TAHN-10R2R04H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.05 285
113 HIDDEN FIGURES: HIDDEN FIGURES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 180 0.05 337
114 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 419
115 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 115 0.05 640
116 WISE GUYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 439
117 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 865
118 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN 10:02 PM 110 0.04 186
119 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 586
120 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.04 888
121 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 465
122 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.04 479
123 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 26 0.04 117
124 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: IDAHO STATE/KENTUCKY ESPN 2:00 PM 122 0.04 228
125 EXPRESS WEEKEND – BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 3:32 PM 19 0.04 108
126 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.04 719
127 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.04 625
128 ANCIENT UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 325
129 HEARTLAND DOCS COMPS NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.04 240
130 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 501
131 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 162
132 SPRING TRAINING: NYY AT TOR MLB NETWORK 1:08 PM 202 0.04 217
133 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 151
134 FOX & FRIENDS FIRST FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.03 434
135 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.03 505
136 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.03 78
137 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 319
138 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.03 123
139 MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 350
140 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.03 270
141 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 274
142 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 126
143 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: TENNESSEE/ALABAMA ESPNU 2:01 PM 121 0.03 116
144 AMERICAN GODS 3 STARZ PRIMARY 8:06 PM 52 0.03 182
145 LALIGA SANTANDER-L: ATLETICO DE MADRID VS. ALAVES BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 1:21 PM 131 0.03 87
146 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 642
147 NHL LIVE PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 33 0.03 97
148 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: FLORIDA GULF COAST/MICHIGAN ESPN2 2:59 PM 126 0.03 151
149 SECRETS OF VIKING STONE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 266
150 FOX & FRIENDS FIRST FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.03 312

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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.




3 Comments


  1. LJ

    I think this chart is missing the Oral Roberts/Florida game on TruTV.


  2. Augus

    Do you have ‘Love At Sunset Terrace (UPtv at 9PM)’ original movie and ‘Doctor Who: Far From The Fury (BBC America at 6PM)’ ratings, please? Thanks!



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