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April 9, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.7.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The 7PM rerun of THE SIMPSONS gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the rerun ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  There’s been a lot of spin around, but it stood to reason that the Season 2 premiere of KILLING EVE was going to get the show’s highest ratings to date, now that it’s being simulcast on AMC, a network with a much larger daily audience than original platform BBCAmerica.  In fact, it seems fair to call the result distinctly disappointing with that in mind, considering that the BBCAmerica Season 1 finale was at 0.13, and AMC only managed 0.15 despite enormous marketing, with the BBCAmerica telecast adding 0.10.  Adding insult to injury, the far less heralded linear premiere of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES (available for months via streaming) was at 0.17 on AMC, although that was much lower on BBCAmerica, off the chart at 0.03/225K.  

The rest of scripted was subdued, as all of pop culture awaits next week’s return of GAME OF THRONES.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT edged up 0.02 to 0.28, BARRY ticked down to 0.15, and VEEP was down 0.03 to 0.15.  Adult Swim’s LAZOR WULF was at 0.25/0.20.  On Showtime, BILLIONS rose 0.03 to 0.19, the season premiere of THE CHI was at 0.13, down 0.06 from last year’s season premiere, and down a disheartening 0.19 from the Season 1 finale, and ACTION gained 0.02 to 0.03/133K.  On Starz, AMERICAN GODS nudged down 0.02 to 0.08, and NOW APOCALYPSE was steady off the chart at 0.02/85K.   

Unscripted was led by Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, up 0.06 to 0.87, with MARRIED TO MEDICINE down 0.02 to 0.35.  ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP game was at 0.75, and its MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.48.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS dropped 0.09 to 0.53, and VERY CAVALLARI ticked down to 0.26.  Food Network’s BUDDY VS DUFF rose 0.05 to 0.44.  FOx Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.42.  On TLC, SISTER WIVES edged up 0.02 to 0.35, and SEEKING SISTER WIFE was steady at 0.25.  Discovery’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN was at 0.34.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE climbed 0.06 to 0.33, and MADELINE MCCANN: AN ID MYSTERY was at 0.30.  HGTV’s line-up was led by HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH at 0.33/0.31, compared to last week’s 0.30/0.27.  USA’s WWE WRESTLEMANIA KICKOFF special was at 0.26.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.07 to 0.25.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday April 7, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.87 2,346
2 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L: NOTRE DAME/BAYLOR ESPN 6:15 PM 128 0.75 3,689
3 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 59 0.53 1,125
4 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA DODGERS/COLORADO ESPN 8:32 PM 238 0.48 1,498
5 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,452
6 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING L: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS 1 1:46 PM 205 0.42 2,806
7 MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,070
8 SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.35 1,473
9 EXP UNKNOWN: EGYPT LIVE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 128 0.34 1,467
10 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.33 1,333
11 HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.33 1,299
12 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN 6:00 PM 15 0.32 1,674
13 HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.31 1,244
14 MEDITERRANEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.31 1,293
15 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.30 1,214
16 MADELEINE MCCANN: AN ID M: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.30 1,213
17 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.29 1,243
18 NASCAR ME CUP POST L FOX SPORTS 1 5:11 PM 19 0.29 1,761
19 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:02 PM 29 0.28 921
20 SEEKING SISTER WIFE: N/A TLC 9:01 PM 123 0.28 1,062
21 MEDITERRANEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,209
22 VERY CAVALLARI E! 10:00 PM 60 0.26 537
23 WWE WRESTLEMANIA KICKOFF USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.26 749
24 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.25 530
25 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.25 743
26 LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.25 550
27 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.23 908
28 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.22 988
29 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.22 496
30 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 505
31 LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.20 454
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 492
33 30 MINUTE MEALS FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.19 906
34 BILLIONS S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:01 PM 58 0.19 886
35 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.18 1,029
36 GIADA ENTERTAINS FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.18 788
37 DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A AMC 9:00 PM 63 0.17 853
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 425
39 E:60                    L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 435
40 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 451
41 THE A&E MOVIE: STEP BROTHERS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 120 0.16 350
42 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.16 538
43 SISTER WIVES: MORE TO LOV TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 672
44 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 30 0.16 477
45 RAINBOW BUTTERFLY UNICORN NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.15 652
46 KILLING EVE AMC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 769
47 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 397
48 VEEP HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 29 0.15 473
49 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 30 0.15 424
50 USA SOCCER WOMEN        L: USA/BELGIUM ESPN2 9:00 PM 128 0.15 439
51 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 11:30 PM 61 0.15 456
52 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.14 710
53 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 30 0.14 417
54 MEG, THE HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 113 0.13 461
55 CHI, THE S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:01 PM 56 0.13 454
56 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.13 451
57 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/EVERTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:58 AM 135 0.13 381
58 NCAA WBKBL CHAMP STUDIO L ESPN 5:02 PM 58 0.12 600
59 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 2:10 PM 50 0.12 472
60 SP FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 AM 60 0.12 406
61 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.11 387
62 BUSH YEARS CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 541
63 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,437
64 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 12:30 PM 76 0.11 782
65 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 490
66 VERY SCARY PEOPLE HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 523
67 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,433
68 SAVAGE KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 517
69 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,031
70 EXP UNKNOWN: EGYPT LIVE: TEUEL-101H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 128 0.10 523
71 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 9:35 PM 146 0.10 291
72 SUNDAY MOVIE: REAL STEEL FREEFORM 8:45 PM 185 0.10 287
73 TRICKY DICK CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 680
74 KILLING EVE BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 60 0.10 403
75 MISSION DECLASSIFIED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:08 PM 56 0.10 427
76 NHRA D: LAS VEGAS FOX SPORTS 1 5:30 PM 181 0.10 713
77 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 15 0.10 243
78 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 693
79 SHIMMER AND SHINE NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.10 382
80 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:13 AM 47 0.10 282
81 MURDER FOR HIRE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.10 431
82 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 696
83 NUN, THE HBO PRIME 8:15 PM 97 0.10 283
84 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 975
85 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.09 261
86 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,230
87 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,339
88 BBCA MOVIE: MR AND MRS SMITH BBC-AMERICA 5:30 PM 150 0.09 255
89 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 6:59 PM 60 0.09 478
90 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.09 248
91 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,152
92 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 775
93 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:09 PM 26 0.09 254
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 592
95 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 12:47 PM 62 0.09 346
96 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 1:49 PM 62 0.09 374
97 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.09 789
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 606
99 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: FC CINCINNATI/SPORTING KANSAS CITY ESPN 2:56 PM 126 0.08 239
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 567
101 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 4:55 PM 62 0.08 415
102 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 2:51 PM 62 0.08 368
103 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.08 266
104 EVAN GOES WILD ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 60 0.08 403
105 AMERICAN GODS 2 STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 55 0.08 306
106 E:60 ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.08 159
107 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,105
108 LADYGANG E! 11:00 PM 30 0.08 202
109 WICKED TUNA: HOOKED UP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 359
110 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:01 AM 59 0.08 160
111 VERY SCARY PEOPLE HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 411
112 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 969
113 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHOENIX/HOUSTON NBA-TV 7:03 PM 126 0.08 212
114 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.08 240
115 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 1:32 AM 60 0.08 264
116 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,353
117 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 3:53 PM 62 0.08 368
118 EXP UNKNOWN: EGYPT LIVE: N/A SCIENCE 8:00 PM 128 0.08 411
119 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:07 PM 74 0.08 645
120 SCANDALOUS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 841
121 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 598
122 AFTERNOON BASEBALL/JIP MLB NETWORK 5:15 PM 85 0.07 303
123 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.07 392
124 LIGA MX L: SANTOS / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 123 0.07 209
125 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 30 0.07 381
126 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.07 202
127 KILLING EVE BONUS MARA AMC 5:57 PM 62 0.07 408
128 AUTOPSY (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 398
129 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 528
130 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,345
131 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN2 8:35 PM 25 0.07 230
132 AMERICA UNEARTHED TRAVEL CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 390
133 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 30 0.07 363
134 RAPUNZELS TANGLED ADV. DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 AM 30 0.07 347
135 ALIEN PLANET: PROMETHEUS IFC TV 7:00 PM 180 0.06 271
136 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 6:40 PM 80 0.06 231
137 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 444
138 AMC MOVIE AMC 1:00 AM 96 0.06 226
139 NATIVE SON HBO PRIME 6:25 PM 69 0.06 200
140 EGYPTS UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 10:08 PM 58 0.06 392
141 RAPUNZELS TANGLED ADV. DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 AM 30 0.06 348
142 GO AWAY UNICORN DISNEY CHANNEL 6:00 AM 30 0.06 346
143 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 164
144 AMC MOVIE AMC 12:06 AM 54 0.06 260
145 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 298
146 FINDING JUSTICE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 229
147 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 391
148 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 257
149 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.06 350
150 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 276

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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. Martin

    Do you have Go Away, Unicorn at 6:30 AM on Disney Channel, please?


  2. Joe

    Do you know what the 3X3U National Championship at 3pm on ESPN2 drew?


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, we don’t provide ratings here for sports telecasts that are too low for either the weekly Skedball post or the daily Top 150. There are just too many of them.


  3. ChrisM

    Did Discovery of Witches simulcast on BBC America not make the chart?


  4. Red

    Woah. DC Super Hero Girls got quite a big bump compared to the previous three weeks. MAYBE it has some hope of surviving after all…. too bad that now the show is going on hiatus….


  5. Patrick

    Was the Indycar race on NBCSN too low to make the list? It was reported elsewhere as having 296000 viewers.


  6. Naomi B

    Mitch, Thanks for those words re: Killing Eve. I was thinking the same, but was reading the hype on other sites so figured I was off or misunderstanding something. It isn’t only the simulcast, but also the awards and hype the show got that it didn’t get a bump off of. I realized I was correct in my assumptions.


  7. Cornys

    Patrick: IndyCar on NBCSN did get 296,000 viewers with a .20 rating.

    It’s 18-49 rating must have been lower than .06



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