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March 7, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.5.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  TIME AFTER TIME needs all the help that it can get, so the fact that it squeezed its way to a 0.65 in final numbers, rounding up to 0.7, makes it slightly less dismal than it was in preliminaries.  In addition, NCIS: LA gained 0.1.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 05.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  FX’s FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN started at 0.52, a fair debut.  It’s notable but not surprising that the series is skewing extremely old, the #2 show of the night in the 50+ demo at 1.42. E!’s premiere of THE ARRANGEMENT (previously available via VOD/streaming) was OK at 0.36, notably below its 0.52 lead-in from a run of the movie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, and somewhat lower than the 0.50 2015 premiere of THE ROYALS, although considerably better than that show’s recent ratings, which have hovered around 0.20.  The Turner networks aired the IHEARTMUSIC AWARDS across several networks, with scores of 0.57 on TNT, 0.43 on TBS, and 0.15 on Tru.  The season premiere of Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.68.  

AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD didn’t have to face the Oscars this week, but that didn’t stop its slide, as it fell another 0.24 to 4.71.  That’s down a scary 1.44 from last year’s post-Oscar week, and while WALKING DEAD is still the highest-rated scripted show on television, it’s hard to dispute its decline. TALKING DEAD fell 0.18 to 1.56, and COMIC BOOK MEN was down 0.04 to 0.34.  On Showtime, HOMELAND like several other shows bounced back from its airing against the Oscars, up 0.22 to 0.51, with BILLIONS up 0.12 to 0.27.  On HBO, BIG LITTLE LIES jumped 0.22 to 0.41, GIRLS was up 0.05 to 0.24, CRASHING gained 0.06 to 0.16, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT had a 0.18 bump to 0.45. Adult Swim’s SUPERMANSION ticked up to 0.40.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART was also up a tick, to 0.21.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS rose 0.06 to 0.19, and THE MISSING remained off the chart, up 0.01 to 0.04/167K.

Some unscripted shows took last week off, so those comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA gained a tenth to 1.15, and FIRST FAMILY OF HIP-HOP was up 0.03 to 0.42.  ESPN’s Oklahoma City vs. Dallas NBA game was at 0.58.  ID’s EVIL LIVES HERE jumped 0.17 from last week’s airing to 0.47, and 2 hours of MURDER IN LEHIGH VALLEY were at 0.38/0.41.  Food Network also aired its line-up last week, yet WORST COOKS IN AMERICA fell 0.08 to 0.45 from its Oscar night airing, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was down 0.06 to 0.35.  TLC was another network with Oscar night programming, and LONG ISLAND MEDIUM bounced back by 0.11 to 0.34, with LONG LOST FAMILY up 0.07 to 0.34, and WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE at 0.24.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.05 from last week to 0.31.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 05.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday March 5, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 62 4.71 10,163
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:02 PM 59 1.56 3,560
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.15 2,591
4 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.68 1,950
5 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: OKLAHOMA CITY/DALLAS ESPN 8:30 PM 150 0.58 1,638
6 IHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS: IHEART MUSIC AWARDS 2017 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 126 0.57 1,422
7 MOVIES WE LOVE: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY E! 7:30 PM 150 0.52 1,227
8 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 10:00 PM 72 0.52 2,256
9 HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 48 0.51 1,437
10 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.47 1,548
11 WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.45 1,465
12 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.45 1,278
13 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 6:30 PM 144 0.44 948
14 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.43 1,690
15 IHEART MUSIC AWARDS: IHEART MUSIC AWARDS 2017 TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 126 0.43 1,122
16 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.43 1,706
17 FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.42 927
18 MURDER IN LEHIGH VALLEY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.41 1,563
19 BIG LITTLE LIES HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 52 0.41 1,040
20 SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.40 740
21 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.40 1,597
22 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.39 1,602
23 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.39 1,563
24 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.39 947
25 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.39 1,567
26 MURDER IN LEHIGH VALLEY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,447
27 ARRANGEMENT E! 10:00 PM 63 0.36 848
28 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.35 846
29 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.35 1,129
30 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.34 1,505
31 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 9:01 PM 61 0.34 1,734
32 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:02 AM 30 0.34 742
33 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.31 805
34 BILLIONS S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:01 PM 56 0.27 851
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.27 637
36 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.26 2,087
37 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.25 2,045
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.25 566
39 THREE DAYS IN HELL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 AM 60 0.25 870
40 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TLC 10:02 PM 64 0.24 1,353
41 GIRLS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 28 0.24 571
42 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,010
43 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:32 PM 58 0.23 642
44 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.23 1,664
45 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,132
46 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,614
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,246
48 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.21 560
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,136
50 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,892
51 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,127
52 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND  L ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.20 507
53 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.20 939
54 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 108 0.20 502
55 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,279
56 BELIEVER CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 787
57 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,469
58 COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L: CAMPBELL/WINTHROP ESPN 1:00 PM 124 0.19 465
59 MASH AMC 11:05 AM 30 0.18 986
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,002
61 FINDING JESUS CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,045
62 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,281
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 896
64 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,554
65 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 116 0.18 1,130
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 932
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 952
68 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,128
69 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.17 457
70 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: ATLANTA UNITED/NEW YORK RED BULLS FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 150 0.17 375
71 GRUMPIER OLD MEN HBO PRIME 8:15 AM 101 0.16 388
72 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: ORLANDO CITY SC/NEW YORK CITY FC ESPN 5:00 PM 152 0.16 411
73 BLACK SAILS 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 60 0.16 448
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 886
75 CRASHING HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 28 0.16 412
76 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY AFFAIR, A LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.16 670
77 COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESPN 3:04 PM 116 0.16 420
78 MASH AMC 11:35 AM 30 0.16 899
79 MASH AMC 10:35 AM 30 0.16 939
80 MASH AMC 10:05 AM 30 0.15 952
81 CRASHLETES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.15 780
82 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 477
83 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 12:30 PM 90 0.15 848
84 IHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS: IHEART MUSIC AWARD 2016 TRUTV 8:00 PM 126 0.15 320
85 MASH AMC 9:35 AM 30 0.15 931
86 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,316
87 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,309
88 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/SUNDERLAND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 122 0.14 412
89 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.14 488
90 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,250
91 MASH AMC 9:05 AM 30 0.14 838
92 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,135
93 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:23 AM 124 0.13 363
94 MASH AMC 8:05 AM 30 0.13 698
95 BREAK HBO PRIME 1:48 PM 12 0.13 298
96 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 511
97 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 892
98 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 7:30 PM 30 0.13 555
99 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.13 944
100 MASH AMC 8:35 AM 30 0.13 768
101 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.12 530
102 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 858
103 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,429
104 JAGGER EATONS MEGA LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.12 645
105 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,069
106 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 819
107 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE: 2017 – DL, LB NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 420 0.12 306
108 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,437
109 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.12 918
110 AMAZING FACTS PRESENTS USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.12 375
111 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:27 AM 30 0.11 301
112 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.11 535
113 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 677
114 PULSE OF AMERICA MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 704
115 HONEYMOON HUNTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:30 PM 30 0.10 349
116 MASH AMC 7:35 AM 30 0.10 587
117 THREE DAYS TO LIVE OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.10 371
118 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 737
119 GRUMPY OLD MEN HBO PRIME 6:30 AM 103 0.10 214
120 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 120 0.10 177
121 BUILDING ALASKA DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 512
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 328
123 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 904
124 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.09 338
125 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.09 314
126 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.09 442
127 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 295
128 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 563
129 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / SANTOS UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:48 PM 132 0.09 162
130 WEATHER GONE VIRAL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 308
131 HAPPENING THE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 20 0.08 196
132 CONCACAF SUB-20 L: ESTADOS UNIDOS / HONDURAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 4:00 PM 150 0.08 161
133 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/SACRAMENTO NBA-TV 6:00 PM 172 0.08 255
134 24/7 GOLOVKIN/JACOBS HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 30 0.08 175
135 BIG TIME RV TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.08 368
136 SIXTH SENSE, THE HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 107 0.08 209
137 MASH AMC 7:05 AM 30 0.08 468
138 BREAK HBO PRIME 6:20 AM 10 0.08 158
139 BOAT BUYERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.08 222
140 BOAT BUYERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.08 238
141 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:59 PM 31 0.08 218
142 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: ST. LOUIS/COLORADO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 154 0.08 225
143 JOYFUL N. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 63 0.07 334
144 DESTINATION WILD NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.07 289
145 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 932
146 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN2 6:46 PM 14 0.07 409
147 ESSENCE BLK WOMEN IN HLYW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.07 284
148 DESTINATION WILD NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.07 338
149 WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESPN2 5:00 PM 106 0.07 442
150 FLEA MARKET FLIP GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY 8:00 PM 30 0.07 253

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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.