Articles

April 10, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.8.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS adjusted up 0.1 in finals.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Apr 08.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Both the night’s high-profile premieres received more critical love than audience attention:  BBCAmerica’s KILLING EVE debuted at 0.10, and Starz’s HOWARDS END didn’t even make the chart at a sad 0.03/217K (lead-out ASH VS EVIL DEAD dropped a tick to 0.06).  It should be noted that these networks may be fine with these shows being potential awards magnets, even if the viewers don’t turn up.

Back in more popular territory, AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD rebounded from last week with a 0.18 increase to 2.81, with TALKING DEAD up 0.14 to 1.01, and COMIC BOOK MEN up 0.05 to 0.21.  On Adult Swim, MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES returned from last week’s April Fools break at 0.56, with BALLMASTRZ at 0.40/0.39.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT dropped 0.06 to 0.35, SILICON VALLEY rose 0.04 to 0.28, BARRY ticked up to 0.22, and HERE AND NOW was steady at 0.10.  On Showtime, HOMELAND ticked down to 0.29, and BILLIONS was up 0.02 to 0.26, with the season finale of OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT steady at 0.06/171K.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART ticked up to 0.24.  On E!, THE ARRANGEMENT lost 0.03 to 0.17, and THE ROYALS ticked down to 0.15.  FX’s TRUST shed 0.05 to 0.14.  

Unscripted was led by Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, up 0.18 to 0.94 with a post-“finale” episode, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC was steady at 0.44, and YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING was down 0.02 to 0.31.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.51.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.47.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID edged up 0.02 to 0.41.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES jumped 0.11 to 0.37.  HGTV’s line-up was led by CARIBBEAN LIFE at 0.36/0.33, compared to last week’s 0.37/0.34.  ID began its series THE STAIRCASE at 0.36, with lead-ins EVIL LIVES HERE at 0.33, and DISAPPEARED up 0.03 to 0.26.  On TLC, LONG ISLAND MEDIUM’s season premiere was at 0.32, and LONG LOST FAMILY’s was at 0.24.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE ticked down to 0.28.  USA’s WWE WRESTLEMANIA special was at 0.27.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Apr 08.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
To search for a show: type Ctrl-F and type your show title in the search box.

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday April 8, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 75 2.81 6,665
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:15 PM 60 1.01 2,529
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.94 2,444
4 MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 15 0.56 1,188
5 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: NY METS/WASHINGTON ESPN 8:00 PM 253 0.51 1,576
6 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING L: TEXAS FOX SPORTS 1 1:54 PM 256 0.47 2,823
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.44 1,228
8 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.41 1,407
9 BALLMASTRZ: 9009 ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.40 773
10 BALLMASTRZ: 9009 ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.39 812
11 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.37 994
12 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.36 1,818
13 STAIRCASE:AN AMERICAN MUR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.36 1,266
14 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:03 PM 35 0.35 1,134
15 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.34 1,746
16 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,213
17 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.33 1,730
18 HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.32 1,594
19 LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.32 1,673
20 YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.31 858
21 HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.30 1,518
22 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.30 1,441
23 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.30 1,558
24 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.29 849
25 HOMELAND S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:07 PM 46 0.29 1,242
26 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.28 590
27 SILICON VALLEY HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 29 0.28 624
28 WWE WRESTLEMANIA KICKOFF USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.27 762
29 DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,086
30 BILLIONS S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.26 849
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:13 AM 90 0.25 610
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.25 575
33 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,121
34 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,124
35 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.24 663
36 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 10:05 PM 64 0.24 1,417
37 AMERICAN DYNAST: KENNEDYS CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,532
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.23 578
39 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.22 1,004
40 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: TWIN BETRAYAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.22 885
41 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.22 1,109
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.22 598
43 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 30 0.22 595
44 TIME MACHINE: GOD CODE HISTORY 9:00 PM 123 0.21 1,139
45 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:29 AM 30 0.21 461
46 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.21 901
47 POPE: MOST POWERFUL MAN CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,084
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 432
49 ARRANGEMENT E! 9:00 PM 61 0.17 399
50 E:60                    L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 400
51 MIGHTY RIVERS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.16 645
52 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 11:05 AM 124 0.16 683
53 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.16 557
54 LIM: COUNTDOWN TO NEW SSN: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.16 768
55 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 825
56 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 818
57 LEGENDS & LIES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,159
58 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:25 AM 133 0.16 431
59 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 939
60 PATERNO HBO PRIME 7:10 PM 105 0.16 494
61 JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 HBO PRIME 5:05 PM 122 0.16 473
62 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 462
63 ROYALS, THE E! 10:01 PM 61 0.15 389
64 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 957
65 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,529
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,771
67 TRUST FX 10:00 PM 73 0.14 602
68 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 361
69 GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.14 759
70 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,714
71 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,133
72 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 683
73 NHRA D: LAS VEGAS FOX SPORTS 1 6:10 PM 170 0.13 907
74 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 564
75 FXX MOVIE PRIME: SISTERS FXX 8:00 PM 150 0.12 258
76 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.12 411
77 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 12:30 PM 84 0.12 800
78 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,123
79 YES MAN HBO PRIME 11:15 AM 104 0.12 264
80 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:08 AM 132 0.12 342
81 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.12 666
82 IN ICE COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.12 446
83 LIGA MX L: SANTOS / QUERETARO UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 151 0.12 247
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 577
85 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: GOLDEN STATE/PHOENIX NBA-TV 8:59 PM 131 0.11 420
86 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 69 0.11 227
87 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:06 PM 54 0.11 234
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 657
89 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,209
90 BBCA MOVIE: HUNGER GAMES, THE BBC-AMERICA 5:00 PM 180 0.11 306
91 RG: EXTREME FISHERMAN ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.11 436
92 DEATH ROW STORIES HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 409
93 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 923
94 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 379
95 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,036
96 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 927
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 537
98 HERE AND NOW HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 58 0.10 369
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 524
100 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,182
101 KILLING EVE BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 63 0.10 423
102 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 572
103 WICKED TUNA: HOOKED UP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 479
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 483
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 438
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 483
107 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 370
108 CONSTANTINE: CONSTANTINE HBO PRIME 3:00 PM 121 0.09 304
109 COLL SLAM DUNK & 3PT CHMP: N/A ESPN 2:00 PM 120 0.09 251
110 HEADLINERS MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,151
111 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 8:14 PM 45 0.09 289
112 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.09 225
113 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.09 257
114 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.09 347
115 GONE IN 60 SECONDS HBO PRIME 7:30 AM 118 0.09 207
116 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: ORLANDO CITY SC/PORTLAND ESPN 4:00 PM 126 0.08 181
117 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 619
118 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: LA GALAXY/SPORTING KANSAS CITY FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 150 0.08 229
119 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 599
120 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:30 PM 150 0.08 183
121 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.08 727
122 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.08 712
123 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 795
124 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: ORLANDO/TORONTO NBA-TV 5:48 PM 146 0.08 243
125 RIVERAS, THE S3 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.08 137
126 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 531
127 DEADLY INTELLIGENCE SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.07 293
128 LIVE FROM: MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 6:59 PM 128 0.07 338
129 MEET THE PEETES HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 520
130 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 830
131 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.07 201
132 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 3:00 PM 60 0.07 144
133 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY: MLBT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 4:58 PM 182 0.07 229
134 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.07 179
135 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 443
136 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.07 550
137 OUR CARTOON PRES S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 24 0.06 171
138 UNMASKING A KILLER HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.06 340
139 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 337
140 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.06 144
141 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.06 495
142 ASH VS EVIL DEAD 3 STARZ PRIMARY 9:00 PM 27 0.06 136
143 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  L ESPN2 5:07 PM 113 0.06 173
144 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.06 344
145 BBCA MOVIE: SCREAM BBC-AMERICA 9:30 AM 150 0.06 162
146 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: FLORIDA/ALABAMA ESPN2 3:00 PM 127 0.06 242
147 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: TB AT BOS/BAL AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:08 PM 230 0.06 233
148 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 11:10 PM 80 0.06 166
149 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.06 477
150 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 598

PREVIOUS SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS SUNDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

###



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.




20 Comments


  1. Amaury

    * Game Shakers: Terrible
    * School of Rock: Terrible


  2. Amaury

    Simulcast ratings for the season and series finale of School of Rock at 7:30 PM on TeenNick and Nicktoons? Thanks.

    And that’ll be the last request on that for quite a while.


  3. Destiny

    That actually wasn’t a bad Walking Dead episode, it served well as the penultimate episode in the war arc. Maybe AMC will have learned their lesson about dragging out arcs, which ultimately tanked the shows ratings. Two things that I thought played out well this episode, the Savior drama & the letter Carl wrote to Negan finally being delivered.


    • Destiny

      Timeless looks dead to me, I don’t think all the money in the world can convince NBC to give it another chance. It’s just too low in viewers and 18-49 demo at this point.


      • FlopWatch

        It’s even worse in unrounded numbers:

        Episode 1: Timeless ………………………….. 0.801 … (0.876 … 0.726).
        Episode 2: Timeless ………………………….. 0.704 … (0.732 … 0.676).
        Episode 3: Timeless ………………………….. 0.646 … (0.666 … 0.625).
        Episode 4: Timeless ………………………….. 0.603 … (0.659 … 0.547).


        • Destiny

          I agree, NBC would be justfied to outright cancel at this point.


          • FlopWatch

            They really shouldn’t have renewed it to begin with, same with other bombs like Taken and Great News, it did not help them out at all.


    • FlopWatch

      Hopefully they stop dragging things out, viewers aren’t going to stick around if it’s just non stop stalling between premieres/finales.


      • Destiny

        Agreed. I’ve lost all interest in this arc in general. The one thing I’m interested to see is how they move Morgan to Fear The Walking Dead as the main series is several years ahead in terms of timeline since the outbreak. I am also a bit nervous as Scott Gimple who tanked the main series numbers is now the showrunner for FTWD.


        • FlopWatch

          FTWD seems like a reboot to make it more like TWD, basically with Morgan’s focus and the direction it seems to be heading in.


        • Fred

          There is. Time jump on FTWD. Its actually only 3 years ahead. The seasons is not played like years. On the show time moved slower. So 3 years tops was TWD ahead of FTWD


    • Shan

      Walking Dead and any zombie show are for the Brain Dead. At least the some viewers have reclaimed some of their brains by the drop.


  4. Martin

    Do you have Guardians of the Galaxy at 8 & 8:30 AM and MECH-X4 at 10:30 AM on Disney XD?


  5. Dean

    Do you have numbers for Aerial Cities? A series premiere on Smithsonian Channel, premiered at 8pm. Thanks!


  6. timmy

    Move Potomac back to 9 pm!


  7. Lily

    Anything rating wise on Howard’s End from Starz?



Leave a Reply to Lily Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>