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April 6, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.4.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, THE EQUALIZER, and the new ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Note that Nielsen listed WHEN CALLS THE HEART as a rerun, but it appears to have been a new episode, down a tick to 0.20/2.27M.

The season finale of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD was at 0.60, up 0.05 from last week, but down 0.53 from the 2020 finale; it was followed by the linear premiere of GANGS OF LONDON at 0.17, and TALKING DEAD (which aired at 11:24PM) down 0.04 to 0.09.  Adult Swim’s BIRDGIRL was at 0.22.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned from a week off at 0.19, and the finale episodes of Q: INTO THE STORM were at 0.04/0.04 compared to last week’s 0.08/0.06.  On Showtime, the penultimate episode of SHAMELESS lost 0.03 to 0.11, CITY ON A HILL fell 0.03 to 0.03, and VICE was steady at 0.01/23K.  The shortened, pre-taped SAG AWARDS were at 0.11/0.11 on TNT and TBS, compared with last year’s 0.26/0.16.  On Starz, THE GLOAMING ticked up to 0.01/75K, and MEN IN KILTS dropped a fatal tick to zero/135K.

The overall winner on Sunday cable was ESPN’s coverage of the WOMEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP game at 0.92, and the network’s first SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL game of the season was at 0.49, with an afternoon game at 0.19.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE dipped 0.04 to 0.66, and SISTER WIVES was down 0.04 to 0.27.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA dropped 0.07 to 0.37, and MARRIED TO MEDICINE was down 0.03 to 0.24.  On Food Network, the primetime TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS was at 0.29/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.34/0.17, and THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE was down 0.04 to 0.12, while earlier in the day DELICIOUS MISS BROWN was at 0.20 and GIRL MEETS FARM was at 0.19.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.24/0.23 compared to last week’s 0.20.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN fell 0.04 to 0.22.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA was at 0.20/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.22, and MODERN MARVELS was steady at 0.15.  NBC Sports Net’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.19/0.13/0.13.  On ID, ON THE CASE was at 0.15, and EVIL LIVES HERE was at 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 April 4, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN 6:00 PM 79 0.92 4,077
2 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.66 2,287
3 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 74 0.60 2,124
4 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: CHICAGO WHITE SOX/LA ANGELS ESPN 8:28 PM 249 0.49 1,611
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.37 1,172
6 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.29 1,211
7 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.27 1,430
8 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 0.24 737
9 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 91 0.24 1,147
10 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,005
11 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.22 1,769
12 BIRDGIRL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.22 429
13 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 621
14 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.20 895
15 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.20 1,151
16 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 32 0.19 728
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.19 625
18 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRIGHTON/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:28 PM 123 0.19 494
19 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.19 939
20 MLB OPENING DAY      L: ATLANTA/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 1:00 PM 180 0.19 593
21 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 538
22 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.18 1,374
23 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.18 694
24 GANGS OF LONDON AMC 10:14 PM 70 0.17 656
25 SUNDAY MOVIE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2017 FREEFORM 8:15 PM 190 0.16 455
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 525
27 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:08 PM 78 0.16 1,095
28 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:37 AM 90 0.16 388
29 LIGA MX L: LEON / TOLUCA TUDN 10:08 PM 120 0.16 350
30 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 891
31 MODERN MARVELS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.15 811
32 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.15 781
33 BLUEY DISNEY JUNIOR 9:00 AM 25 0.14 434
34 PREMIER LEAGUE L: FULHAM/ASTON VILLA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:27 AM 134 0.13 382
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 388
36 NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 597
37 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 61 0.13 687
38 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,368
39 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.13 358
40 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 AM 127 0.13 314
41 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:07 AM 20 0.12 316
42 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.12 344
43 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.12 583
44 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 773
45 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:41 PM 47 0.12 288
46 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:01 PM 30 0.12 440
47 SHAMELESS S11 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:07 PM 52 0.11 522
48 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 588
49 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 12:55 PM 50 0.11 324
50 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 6:30 PM 30 0.11 215
51 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.11 452
52 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.11 505
53 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 952
54 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 947
55 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,216
56 HIGH SCHOOL STUDIO ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 338
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 722
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.10 596
59 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,401
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 671
61 MADEAS BIG HAPPY FAM PLAY: MADEAS BIG HAPPY FAM PLAY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 180 0.09 391
62 TALKING DEAD AMC 11:24 PM 60 0.09 397
63 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 778
64 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: GOLDEN STATE/ATLANTA NBA-TV 7:30 PM 160 0.09 312
65 WICKED TUNA FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.09 467
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 538
67 AMITYVILLE HORROR HOUSE: UXVD-101H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 407
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 705
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 599
70 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 259
71 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,343
72 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 399
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 619
74 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: ORLANDO/DENVER NBA-TV 10:10 PM 136 0.07 212
75 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: ARI AT SD/HOU AT OAK MLB NETWORK 4:11 PM 200 0.07 260
76 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 7:00 PM 50 0.07 260
77 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 949
78 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 7:31 PM 59 0.06 193
79 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: DALLAS/CAROLINA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 153 0.06 201
80 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: COLOR OF LOVE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.06 580
81 LIGA MX L: QUERETARO / TIGRES TUDN 7:30 PM 158 0.06 174
82 BATTLE IN THE HOLY LAND FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 814
83 ANCIENT UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 279
84 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 383
85 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,168
86 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:19 AM 41 0.06 633
87 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 570
88 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 998
89 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT: MAHALIA SP EDIT LIFETIME TELEVISION 5:30 PM 150 0.06 511
90 SECRETS ZOO DOWN UNDER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 253
91 RUNNING WILD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.05 223
92 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: WHEN WE LAST SPOKE UP 7:00 PM 150 0.05 482
93 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 679
94 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.05 634
95 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.05 656
96 IF WE BUILT IT TODAY SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 252
97 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 798
98 NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO L ESPN2 8:30 PM 33 0.05 185
99 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 433
100 LALIGA SANTANDER-L: SEVILLA VS. ATLETICO DE MADRID BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:58 PM 124 0.04 134
101 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:08 AM 37 0.04 124
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 307
103 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.04 831
104 VATICAN EASTER MASS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 19 0.04 430
105 LPGA TOUR: ANA INSPIRATION GOLF CHANNEL 4:56 PM 240 0.04 308
106 PBA BOWLING L: USBC MASTERS FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 132 0.04 249
107 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:36 PM 54 0.04 97
108 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 393
109 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.04 624
110 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:59 PM 60 0.04 212
111 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.04 365
112 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 463
113 MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 378
114 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 529
115 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / PACHUCA TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.04 105
116 SECRETS ZOO DOWN UNDER NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 276
117 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 617
118 Q: INTO THE STORM HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 58 0.04 199
119 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.04 85
120 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN2 7:30 PM 60 0.04 120
121 RUGBY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:31 PM 119 0.04 96
122 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.04 69
123 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 502
124 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 443
125 RUTAS MORTALES S2 UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 60 0.03 117
126 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 142
127 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:26 AM 64 0.03 104
128 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 132
129 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 452
130 DRIVE CHIP & PUTT: NATIONAL FINALS GOLF CHANNEL 8:00 AM 308 0.03 204
131 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY: MLBT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 1:00 PM 191 0.03 116
132 YUM AND YUMMER COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.03 111
133 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.03 166
134 CHILDREN THAT PAY MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 402
135 HITMEN PURSUIT CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.03 67
136 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 460
137 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN TUDN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 90
138 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 131
139 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 179
140 MOTOGP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 PM 90 0.03 100
141 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.03 168
142 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.03 613
143 CITY ON A HILL S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.03 353
144 FUT-EST-CHIVAS-TEL-UNVSO: GUADALAJARA VS SANTOS UNIVERSO 5:55 PM 131 0.03 74
145 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.03 470
146 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 PM 60 0.03 179
147 TWO GUYS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 AM 30 0.03 155
148 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.03 55
149 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 93
150 NHL LIVE PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 33 0.03 68

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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.




18 Comments


  1. Andrea

    These can’t be right. Where is Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls The Heart”? There’s no way it isn’t in the top 150


    • Mitch Salem

      Nielsen listed it as a rerun. The rating will be in the post’s text.


      • Jeffra Page

        It was a new episode episode 7 of season 8 why was it not mentioned in the lineup


        • Destiny

          To be fair, the Mitch duo have no way of knowing if something listed as a rerun is an original if they don’t watch the show in question.


      • Jeffra Page

        Where is the ratings for When Calls the Heart episode 7 of season 8 and what is the post text


        • Mitch Salem

          It’s the text that accompanies the post when we update it. It’s up now. PS, there’s no need to send the same request 3 times in 10 minutes. If we were going to provide the requested rating, we would respond to the first request.


  2. Tobi

    Hello,. where is Hallmarks When Calls The Heart?

    Thank you


  3. LC

    I thought Gangs of London would do better by airing right after the Walking Dead finale


    • Joan

      AMC shoots itself in the foot by releasing TWD episodes early on AMC+ – I do watch episodes early but would actually prefer to have my first watch Be live with the TWD fandom- then when they introduce news shows that would help that as well – I think the latest episode with Negan and Lucile would have rocked the live ratings had they not released it so early – still did pretty well for an episode that so many already watched before – but the streaming hurt the live numbers for Gangs – I’m
      not even sure AMC cares about live ratings anymore.


      • LC

        I know live ratings are less important now, but AMC+ is more of a niche service.

        That being said, Gangs of London was released in the UK a whole year ago, so it’s nowhere near being a new show. 600k for a late premiere isn’t bad if it remains steady.

        I DVR’d it and wasn’t a huge fan personally, but I’ll keep watching it.


  4. ntscuser

    When Calls the Heart on Hallmark 8.00pm please Mitch.

    It WAS a new episode whatever Nielsen says.


  5. Eric Lopez

    What did college baseball on espn 2 at 1230 draw for viewers?


  6. Jeffra Page

    Where is When Calls the Heart I’m sure a lot of people watched it on Sunday night


  7. Raiderguy

    Mitch I know you already posted it, but for the love of god I need the numbers for WHEN CALLS THE HEART ON HALLMARK! IT WAS ON AT 8PM! PLEASE I NNEEEEED IT! DO IT NOOOWWWWW!

    I can’t…


  8. Joan

    AMC+ (streaming service) releases the TWD & FTWD episodes early – the first episode was a week early – with AMC + there is no telling how many people are actually watching TWD these days .. it seems like Sunday Night Live ratings do not mean much these days anymore .. once TWD has a real new season I am sure the live view ratings will pick up- especially with it being the final season and the Commonwealth- I miss the days of the 17 million live views..



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