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March 24, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.22.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  LITTLE BIG SHOTS dropped 0.2 in final numbers, and BOB’S BURGERS, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and the rerun of THE SIMPSONS each lost 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD again led Sunday cable, down 0.02 to 1.21, with TALKING DEAD at 0.46.  Adult Swim’s BALLMASTRZ 9009 was at 0.29/0.23 compared to last week’s 0.31/0.27.  On HBO, the season finale of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM rose 0.08 from last week to 0.25 (down 0.05 from the last finale in 2017), and WESTWORLD was down 0.06 to 0.23. On Hallmark, WHEN CALLS THE HEART edged up 0.02 to 0.22, and WHEN HOPE CALLS was steady at 0.13.  On Showtime, HOMELAND climbed 0.08 to 0.19,  BLACK MONDAY was at 0.03/191K compared to last week’s 0.02/0.01, and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT was steady at 0.02/158K.  On Starz, OUTLANDER gained 0.03 to 0.13.

On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE was up 0.04 to 0.96, and SISTER WIVES rose 0.08 to 0.54.  The major news network hour was 6PM, with Fox News at 0.90/1.34/6.2M, CNN at 0.62/0.89/3.5M, and MSNBC at 0.27/0.40/2.1M.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA grew by 0.07 to 0.68, and FAMILY KARMA was up 0.02 to 0.19.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID climbed 0.12 to 0.34.  On Food Network, BUDDY VS DUFF was at 0.31/0.22 compared to last week’s 0.32/0.26, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was down 0.08 to 0.18.  On HGTV, EXTREME MAKEOVER was at 0.25 compared to last week’s 0.26/0.23, and HOUSE IN A HURRY was at 0.23/0.23.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE gained 0.02 to 0.22, and THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS was down 0.05 to 0.14.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE lost 0.05 to 0.16. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 22, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 73 1.21 3,662
2 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 124 0.96 3,166
3 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.90 6,238
4 SR/CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 28 0.81 5,938
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.68 1,983
6 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.65 4,684
7 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.62 3,461
8 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.59 3,002
9 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:04 PM 56 0.54 2,399
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.52 3,143
11 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.48 3,319
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:13 PM 60 0.46 1,486
13 SITUATION ROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.45 2,595
14 CNN TONIGHT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.44 2,130
15 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.43 3,223
16 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.43 3,262
17 SITUATION ROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.42 2,454
18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.42 2,287
19 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.41 2,554
20 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.41 2,308
21 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.40 2,425
22 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.40 3,091
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.39 2,565
24 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.38 2,866
25 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.37 3,150
26 90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.36 1,488
27 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.35 3,140
28 NAKED AND AFRAID: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.34 1,467
29 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.33 2,913
30 WRESTLEMANIA: 30 ESPN 7:00 PM 240 0.31 839
31 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 62 0.31 1,197
32 AMERICA VS. VIRUS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.30 2,309
33 SITUATION ROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.29 1,644
34 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.29 2,582
35 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,712
36 BALLMASTRZ: 9009 ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.28 529
37 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 5:56 PM 92 0.27 2,085
38 EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME ED HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.25 1,317
39 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 41 0.25 843
40 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.24 1,151
41 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.23 1,117
42 BALLMASTRZ: 9009 ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.23 426
43 NASCAR IRACING SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 112 0.23 903
44 WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 59 0.23 778
45 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.23 1,111
46 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 1,146
47 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.22 757
48 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 2,353
49 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.22 778
50 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.22 927
51 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,422
52 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.21 986
53 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 AM 30 0.21 1,265
54 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.21 1,012
55 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 2,054
56 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.20 576
57 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 30 0.20 1,163
58 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.20 946
59 FX MOVIE PRIME: GREATEST SHOWMAN FX 8:00 PM 120 0.20 645
60 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.20 867
61 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 56 0.19 1,826
62 HOMELAND S8 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:07 PM 52 0.19 1,090
63 FAMILY KARMA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.19 638
64 GIADA ENTERTAINS FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.18 913
65 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:02 PM 30 0.18 741
66 AM JOY MSNBC 11:49 AM 11 0.18 1,581
67 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 12:00 PM 90 0.17 556
68 KASIE DC MSNBC 7:28 PM 92 0.17 1,758
69 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 1,094
70 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:04 AM 45 0.16 1,519
71 FORENSIC FILES II HLN 10:00 PM 30 0.16 551
72 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.16 566
73 FORENSIC FILES II HLN 10:30 PM 30 0.16 595
74 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 410
75 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,380
76 LAKE ERIE MURDERS, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.14 792
77 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.14 1,507
78 LAST OG SPECIAL TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.14 319
79 AMERICA VS. VIRUS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.14 1,007
80 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,031
81 OUTLANDER 5 STARZ PRIMARY 8:03 PM 61 0.13 823
82 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: KILLER DREAM HOME LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.13 704
83 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,462
84 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 4:30 PM 60 0.13 397
85 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.13 640
86 WHEN HOPE CALLS HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,730
87 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 421
88 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.13 1,378
89 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.12 445
90 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 667
91 AM JOY MSNBC 10:00 AM 64 0.12 1,165
92 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 2:15 PM 55 0.11 384
93 LAST OG SPECIAL TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.11 289
94 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,193
95 LAST OG SPECIAL TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.11 296
96 LAST OG SPECIAL TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.11 292
97 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.11 293
98 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 285
99 SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.11 343
100 VIETNAM IN HD: TET OFFENSIVE/ENDLESS WAR HISTORY 8:00 PM 123 0.11 772
101 AQUARIUM, THE ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 61 0.11 430
102 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 803
103 BIGFOOT IS REAL TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 525
104 WHAT’S EATING AMERICA MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,067
105 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.10 192
106 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 309
107 DESCENDANTS REMX DNC PRTY DISNEY CHANNEL 7:33 PM 27 0.10 384
108 TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.10 199
109 RAVENS HOME DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 23 0.10 423
110 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 15 0.09 280
111 ARM WRESTLING ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.09 220
112 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.09 316
113 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 675
114 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 248
115 SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.09 338
116 POWER PLAYERS THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.09 248
117 RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS AMC 12:26 AM 61 0.08 223
118 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 256
119 DISNEY FAM JAM DISNEY CHANNEL 8:23 PM 25 0.08 389
120 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 428
121 VIETNAM IN HD HISTORY 10:05 PM 116 0.08 618
122 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN 6:00 PM 30 0.08 314
123 RICHARD ENGEL ON ASSIGNMT MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 947
124 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 234
125 ATTILAS FORBIDDEN TOMB SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.08 361
126 BEST OF KIDS CHOICE AWARD NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.08 351
127 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 249
128 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 269
129 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICK JR 9:00 AM 30 0.07 367
130 JUST ROLL WITH IT DISNEY CHANNEL 8:48 PM 24 0.07 354
131 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 382
132 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.07 160
133 BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.07 227
134 UNIKITTY THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:30 PM 15 0.07 245
135 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.07 781
136 BEST OF KIDS CHOICE AWARD NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 30 0.07 296
137 ATTILAS FORBIDDEN TOMB SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.07 350
138 DESCENDANTS REMX DNC PRTY DISNEY CHANNEL 9:12 PM 23 0.06 277
139 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.06 358
140 WICKED TUNA: HOOKED UP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.06 304
141 VIETNAM IN HD: TET OFFENSIVE/ENDLESS WAR HISTORY 12:03 AM 121 0.06 321
142 EXTREME RESCUES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.06 280
143 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 208
144 MURDERED BY MORNING OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.06 373
145 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.06 525
146 CURSE OF BERMUDA TRIANGLE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 252
147 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 182
148 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 182
149 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 253
150 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 448

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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.




8 Comments


  1. DC

    Can anyone comment if most of the ESPN2 “Ocho” content on Sunday just didn’t “rate” to be in the Top 150 list here, or was most of the programming not considered new “originals” since many were “reruns” of their August “The Ocho” day?


  2. Alienware

    What a money pit to burn out cash that Westworld turned out to be.
    Loathed by critics, with no major awards buzz and now even with mediocre ratings.


    • Destiny

      Good thing Nielsen ratings are largely irrelevant for Premium cable networks.


    • ChrisM

      I do not think Westworld is “must see TV” for most viewers and therefore not too concerned if it is cancelled or not.

      It should, and could, have been a one-and-done remake movie though. They took a fairly simple premise and turned it into a somewhat overly ambitious and, perhaps, a bit too clever for its own good series where an amusement park is created using interactive, all too human, robots as a secret experiment for human mind transfer into these robots that backfires when the robots gain “sentience” and take over the park then subsequently get out into the human world. You are done at that point, but the ongoing revenge story with Dolores seems weak and pointless using a not so great actress in E. R. Wood to pull it off while the better actress,Thandie Newton, gets the fairly better character, but with a “find my child” subplot that kind of brought her story down. Now they want Newton to hunt down and stop Wood. It has, or had, good elements to it that, I think, should have been better thought through and developed.


  3. Destiny

    Haven’t commented here in quite a long time, but just wanted to stop by and say I don’t think people have much to worry about with Westworld. It’ll get a final season renewal with HBO pushing the streaming numbers.

    HBO renewed Euphoria which had mediocre live numbers and a very high per episode budget of around $10-11 million. Just enjoy the show and don’t worry about it. That announcement will come.



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