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March 30, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, 60 MINUTES (up 0.2), THE EQUALIZER, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD slipped a tick to 0.55, and TALKING DEAD was down 0.05 to 0.13.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART gained 0.02 to 0.21.  TBS again followed its NCAA games with a “sneak peek’ at CHAD, this time at 0.17.  On Showtime, SHAMELESS rose 0.04 to 0.14, followed by the season premiere of CITY ON A HILL at 0.06, down 0.01 from the 2019 series premiere (which had been available digitally for the previous week) and steady with the Season 1 finale, with VICE down a tick to 0.01/87K.  On HBO, Q: INTO THE STORM was at 0.08/0.06 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.05.  On Starz, THE GLOAMING fell 0.02 to zero/76K, MEN IN KILTS was at 0.01/146K, and the finale of THE LUMINARIES was at zero/63K.

TBS’s NCAA TOURNAMENT games galloped over Sunday cable at 1.72/1.43.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE gained 0.04 to 0.70, and SISTER WIVES was up 0.03 to 0.31.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA jumped 0.09 to 0.44, and MARRIED TO MEDICINE was up 0.0 to 0.27.  On Food Network, TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS was at 0.34/0.17 compared to last week’s 0.29, and THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE was steady at 0.16.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 coverage was at 0.26.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN lost 0.04 to 0.26.  TUDN’s OLYMPICS QUALIFIER match was at 0.26.  ESPN’s NIT TOURNAMENT coverage was at 0.25.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA ticked down to 0.22, and MODERN MARVELS was down 0.02 to 0.15.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.20 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.20.  ID’s AMERICAN MONSTER returned at 0.19/0.12/0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 28, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP SU 1: UCLA VS ALABAMA TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 174 1.72 6,513
2 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP SU 2: OREGON VS USC TBS NETWORK 9:54 PM 122 1.43 4,785
3 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.70 2,311
4 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 62 0.55 1,938
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.44 1,321
6 TBS NCAA BSK POST GAME-SU TBS NETWORK 12:01 AM 50 0.38 1,216
7 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.34 1,269
8 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP SU 2 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:40 PM 18 0.34 1,022
9 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,430
10 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.27 836
11 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 10:55 AM 134 0.26 879
12 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,981
13 SUB 23 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: MEXICO / CANADA TUDN 8:55 PM 129 0.26 573
14 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: MISSISSIPPI STATE/MEMPHIS ESPN 12:00 PM 125 0.25 827
15 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.22 950
16 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,330
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 495
18 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,017
19 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 485
20 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 832
21 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,371
22 CNN SPECIAL REPORT: COVID WAR: THE PANDEMIC DRS SPEAK OUT CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.18 1,979
23 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.17 536
24 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.17 675
25 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 507
26 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.17 929
27 CHAD SNEAK PEEK TBS NETWORK 12:51 AM 34 0.17 531
28 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.16 628
29 MODERN MARVELS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.15 773
30 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: OREGON/LOUISVILLE ESPN 7:00 PM 122 0.15 689
31 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 668
32 SHAMELESS S11 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:07 PM 52 0.14 590
33 WICKED TUNA FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.14 602
34 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,725
35 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:02 PM 60 0.13 620
36 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,364
37 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,021
38 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.12 380
39 COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESPN 2:05 PM 54 0.12 382
40 PGA TOUR: WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 271 0.12 1,007
41 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.12 638
42 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 8:07 PM 48 0.12 272
43 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 646
44 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,695
45 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: TEXAS/MARYLAND ESPN 9:02 PM 126 0.12 744
46 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,411
47 CONCACAF OLYM QUAL L: SEMI:HONDURAS/USA FOX SPORTS 1 5:54 PM 136 0.11 330
48 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,337
49 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.11 365
50 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 28 0.10 561
51 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 61 0.10 551
52 FANCY NANCY DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 25 0.10 398
53 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.10 368
54 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: LOUISIANA TECH/COLORADO STATE ESPN 2:59 PM 127 0.10 314
55 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 350
56 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 505
57 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,135
58 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: VC ANDREWS HIDDEN JEWEL LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.09 660
59 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:08 PM 90 0.09 318
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 757
61 EL TRI EN 60 TUDN 11:04 PM 60 0.09 179
62 SUB 23 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: HONDURAS / USA TUDN 5:55 PM 132 0.09 267
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 822
64 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.09 356
65 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS: 52ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ENC2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 6:00 PM 120 0.08 275
66 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 202
67 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 764
68 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,289
69 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 564
70 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L: ST CLOUD STATE/BOSTON COLLEGE ESPN2 5:55 PM 139 0.08 214
71 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 57 0.08 277
72 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,031
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 702
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 740
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 722
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 715
77 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 977
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 697
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 645
80 WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SPEAK FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 959
81 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: ATLANTA/DENVER NBA-TV 9:02 PM 128 0.07 174
82 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L: MINNESOTA STATE/MINNESOTA ESPN2 8:14 PM 142 0.07 216
83 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 5:06 PM 54 0.07 191
84 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 9:30 AM 85 0.07 276
85 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 226
86 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 358
87 CONCACAF OLYM QUAL L: SEMI:MEXICO/CANADA FOX SPORTS 1 8:54 PM 132 0.06 165
88 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 881
89 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.06 344
90 CITY ON A HILL S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.06 372
91 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:59 PM 57 0.06 231
92 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 179
93 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.06 543
94 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 484
95 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 959
96 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,065
97 RAINBOW RANGERS NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.06 185
98 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 152
99 RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS AMC 12:04 AM 61 0.06 149
100 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: NUTTY PROFESSOR II, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:25 AM 145 0.06 184
101 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NASHVILLE/CHICAGO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:18 PM 140 0.05 198
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 459
103 UEFA EUR QLF DT SUN: RUMANIA / ALEMANIA TUDN 2:35 PM 145 0.05 156
104 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.05 213
105 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NEW JERSEY/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:40 PM 158 0.05 205
106 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 148
107 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.05 313
108 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 767
109 HAUNTING REPACK: TAHN-10R2R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.05 243
110 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 8:36 PM 26 0.05 105
111 FUTBOL CENTRAL DT SUN 2 TUDN 2:00 PM 35 0.05 100
112 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 438
113 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:04 AM 41 0.04 108
114 SECRETS OF VIKING STONE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 292
115 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 28 0.04 219
116 ANCIENT UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 291
117 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.04 776
118 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 322
119 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 287
120 CONCACAF OQ MATCH DAY L FOX SPORTS 1 8:10 PM 44 0.04 129
121 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.04 293
122 SECRETS ZOO DOWN UNDER NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 280
123 SECRETS ZOO DOWN UNDER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.04 282
124 PGA TOUR: CORALES PUNTACANA CHP GOLF CHANNEL 2:31 PM 179 0.04 255
125 SELECCION EE.UU. DT SUN: IRLANDA DEL NORTE VS. ESTADOS UNIDO TUDN 11:25 AM 155 0.04 123
126 MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 385
127 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.04 155
128 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L ESPNU 8:00 PM 18 0.04 90
129 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 670
130 FUTBOL CENTRAL DT SUN TUDN 11:00 AM 25 0.03 93
131 VELSHI: THE TRIAL OF DEREK CHAUVIN MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.03 494
132 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.03 676
133 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: ALABAMA/KENTUCKY ESPN2 3:30 PM 145 0.03 177
134 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 11:10 PM 77 0.03 68
135 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.03 76
136 JUGADA, LA LF SUN B TUDN 12:45 AM 15 0.03 95
137 AERIAL BRITAIN SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.03 149
138 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:38 PM 52 0.03 71
139 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: COLUMBUS/DETROIT NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 160 0.03 165
140 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 493
141 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 445
142 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 268
143 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 205
144 SPRING TRAINING BRIDGE MLB NETWORK 3:51 PM 15 0.02 148
145 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.02 386
146 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.02 526
147 FA WOMENS SUPER LEAGUE: CHELSEA/ASTON VILLA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:30 AM 121 0.02 63
148 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 172
149 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.02 312
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 205

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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.




11 Comments


  1. Anthony

    Bless The Harts at series low, Walking Dead steady, but down in viewers from last week. Zoey is at a series low in viewers, but the first series low was back in season 1, which was also 0.3


  2. Augus

    Do you have ‘The Chosen (UPtv at 9 and 10PM)’ series premiere ratings? Thanks


  3. Destiny

    City on a Hill being even with its finale(0.06) and only 0.01 down from its premiere isn’t that bad considering its been off the air for about a year and a half. I guess Showtime gives it a final season if it doesn’t get embarrassingly low.


    • LC

      Premium cable doesn’t rely on live viewership anymore. Showtime puts its shows on demand at midnight, plus it’s also a streaming app

      I’m not sure what the total viewership is, but I hope it’s good because I like that show


  4. NaBUru38

    F1 on ESPN2 had more viewers than any other program on ESPN. That’s quite unusual.


  5. Arnold

    New to these numbers. Under P2+, if it says 150, does it mean that particular program had 150,000 viewers? Thanks.


  6. John Houston

    Women’s soccer has been agitating for more money. Look at the ratings, they’re lucky if they even get fed to play.



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