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May 14, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.12.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  AMERICAN IDOL and the ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES rerun gained 0.1 in final numbers, while THE RED LINE lost the same. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  HBO’s GAME OF THRONES may have set a series record with its 12.5M total viewers (400K more than the Season 7 finale), but it wasn’t quite there in the 18-49 demo, up 0.34 from last week to 5.41, yet 0.29 below that same Season 7 episode–with the series finale still to come, of course.  The network’s BARRY ticked down to 0.80, LAST WEEK TONIGHT was steady at 0.43, and the series finale of VEEP was up a tick to 0.40.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART fell 0.07 to 0.18.  On Showtime, BILLIONS lost 0.03 to 0.15, THE CHI fell 0.05 to 0.13, and the season premiere of OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT was at 0.05.  KILLING EVE gained 0.03 to 0.15 on AMC and dropped 0.06 to 0.07 on BBCAmerica, while A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES slipped 0.02 to 0.11 on AMC and fell 0.06 to 0.02/160K on BBCAmerica.  On Starz, THE SPANISH PRINCESS held at 0.05, and the season (?) finale of NOW APOCALYPSE was steady at 0.01/64K.

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS game easily led unscripted at 2.49.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE was at 0.47/0.37, compared to last week’s 0.50/0.44.  ESPN’s MLB game was at 0.42.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID climbed 0.08 to 0.42.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS rose 0.05 to 0.41, and VERY CAVALLARI was up 0.03 to 0.19.  Univision’s LIGA match was at 0.40.  On Bravo, PORSHA’S BABY lost 0.07 to 0.36, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC was down 0.11 to 0.29.  Food Network’s WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was steady at 0.32.  HGTV’s line-up was led by LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT at 0.32/0.31, compared to last week’s 0.29/0.27.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE edged up 0.02 to 0.27.  ID’s ON THE CASE stayed at 0.22.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 12, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO PRIME 9:03 PM 78 5.41 12,479
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: 76ERS/RAPTORS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 163 2.49 6,935
3 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:43 PM 54 1.34 3,625
4 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:23 PM 29 0.80 1,873
5 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 30 0.76 2,009
6 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.47 1,635
7 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:41 PM 29 0.43 1,158
8 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: CUBS/BREWERS ESPN 7:00 PM 188 0.42 1,712
9 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.42 1,396
10 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 59 0.41 883
11 LIGA MX L: QF: CRUZ AZUL / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 150 0.40 901
12 VEEP HBO PRIME 10:53 PM 46 0.40 1,097
13 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.37 1,353
14 RHOA: PORSHAS BABY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.36 1,143
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:08 PM 52 0.34 981
16 MOTHERS DAY MOVIE MRATHON: INTERN, THE TBS NETWORK 3:15 PM 150 0.33 847
17 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,125
18 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.32 743
19 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.32 1,420
20 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.31 1,529
21 MOTHERS DAY MOVIE MRATHON: BLENDED TBS NETWORK 12:45 PM 150 0.30 749
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 957
23 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.29 1,507
24 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.28 1,460
25 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.27 674
26 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.26 955
27 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.25 761
28 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 1,340
29 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.24 1,407
30 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.23 724
31 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.23 640
32 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,147
33 LIGA MX PLAYOFFS: QF:MONTERREY VS NECAXA FOX DEPORTES 8:44 PM 149 0.21 483
34 E:60 ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 554
35 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.20 990
36 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: KILLER GRANDMA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.20 821
37 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.19 978
38 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/BRIGHTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:53 AM 184 0.19 443
39 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 794
40 VERY CAVALLARI E! 10:00 PM 60 0.19 380
41 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.19 821
42 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,000
43 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 536
44 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.18 1,062
45 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: SPANISH GRAND PRIX ESPN2 9:05 AM 136 0.17 645
46 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.17 581
47 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.16 596
48 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 483
49 JUVENILE LIFERS A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.15 494
50 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 600
51 BILLIONS S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 56 0.15 678
52 KILLING EVE AMC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 615
53 MISSION DECLASSIFIED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 464
54 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 412
55 CHI, THE S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 56 0.13 397
56 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 62 0.13 781
57 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,600
58 THE A&E MOVIE: HELLBOY 2: GOLDEN ARMY A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 148 0.12 403
59 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-13R1R04H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.12 365
60 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:30 PM 30 0.12 279
61 WICKED TUNA: HOOKED UP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 581
62 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 2:00 PM 20 0.12 341
63 DETROIT MUSCLE HISTORY 8:30 AM 30 0.12 386
64 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.12 463
65 NBA AFTER THE BUZZER  L ESPN2 6:18 PM 12 0.11 284
66 DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A AMC 9:00 PM 62 0.11 505
67 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,547
68 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 15 0.11 357
69 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.11 379
70 MYST MUSEUM: POMPEII TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 525
71 OK K.O.! LETS BE HEROES THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:30 PM 15 0.11 362
72 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.11 441
73 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,510
74 TRUCK TECH HISTORY 8:00 AM 30 0.10 279
75 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 AM 30 0.10 343
76 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,234
77 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 308
78 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 949
79 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 15 0.10 222
80 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 838
81 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 11:13 PM 47 0.10 172
82 ITALIAN SERIE A FTBLL  L: AS ROMA/JUVENTUS ESPN 2:20 PM 133 0.10 246
83 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,398
84 MYST MUSEUM: LOCH NESS TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 461
85 GO AWAY UNICORN DISNEY CHANNEL 6:30 AM 30 0.10 306
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 472
87 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 AM 30 0.09 350
88 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,219
89 EGYPTS UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.09 353
90 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 741
91 MURDER FOR HIRE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.09 429
92 MOMS MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 868
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 529
94 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,059
95 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 850
96 OK K.O.! LETS BE HEROES THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:45 PM 15 0.08 328
97 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 444
98 LADYGANG E! 11:00 PM 30 0.08 185
99 FORBIDDEN HISTORY SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.08 348
100 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: HDM-PRESC FOR MURDER HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.08 1,076
101 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 107 0.08 746
102 GC PREGAME LI GOLF CHANNEL 2:45 PM 15 0.08 660
103 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,344
104 FISH OR DIE ANIMAL PLANET 10:03 PM 61 0.08 322
105 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 302
106 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.08 155
107 SAVAGE KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 386
108 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 894
109 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 565
110 KILLING EVE BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 402
111 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 472
112 ENGINE POWER HISTORY 7:30 AM 30 0.07 212
113 REDEMPTION PROJECT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 366
114 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN2 8:30 AM 35 0.07 214
115 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 70 0.07 328
116 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:57 PM 63 0.07 154
117 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 367
118 ESPNU SELECTION SPECIAL L ESPN2 9:00 PM 60 0.07 213
119 SHIMMER AND SHINE NICK JR 9:00 AM 30 0.07 355
120 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: D.C. UNITED/SPORTING KANSAS CITY FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 150 0.06 184
121 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 487
122 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 696
123 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: NYY AT TB/SEA AT BOS MLB NETWORK 1:10 PM 179 0.06 336
124 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CARDIFF/MANCHESTER UNITED USA NETWORK 9:59 AM 123 0.06 143
125 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/TOTTENHAM SYFY 9:59 AM 123 0.06 142
126 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 113 0.06 154
127 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 549
128 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 272
129 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 777
130 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 771
131 FUTBOL CENTRAL L UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 60 0.05 153
132 TOMORROWS WORLD TODAY SCIENCE 8:00 AM 30 0.05 147
133 WORLDS WILDEST WEATHER THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 225
134 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 235
135 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 5:33 PM 27 0.05 148
136 DR. K: GLOVES OFF! NAT GEO WILD 10:10 PM 60 0.05 221
137 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 225
138 MOMS MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.05 634
139 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 169
140 UP WITH DAVID GURA MSNBC 8:00 AM 119 0.05 522
141 OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 27 0.05 158
142 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 4:33 PM 60 0.05 120
143 TRACK & FIELD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.05 227
144 SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 57 0.05 398
145 MLBT GAME DELAY MLB NETWORK 3:51 PM 40 0.04 271
146 TOMORROWS WORLD TODAY SCIENCE 8:30 AM 30 0.04 117
147 BASSMASTERS ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.04 165
148 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.04 87
149 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.04 455
150 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 204

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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.




7 Comments


  1. VindicateD

    This is Game of Thrones’ highest number yet, besting Season 7’s finale by 407K viewers!!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones#Viewer_numbers


  2. Red

    Oh my god this stinks…. DC Super Hero Girls’ ratings have crumbled even more.

    From the 450k of the previous ep, we’ve dropped to 350k now…. This series will be short lived, just like Justice League Action. It’s pratically granted now…


    • Robert

      CN likes the show enough to air a rerun of it yesterday after the newest Teen Titans GO episode. They’re trying to help the show out this way, because they know lots of people watch Teen Titans GO. They don’t do this with shows that they want to cancel.


  3. Martin

    Do you have Guardians of the Galaxy at 9:30 & 10 PM on Disney XD?


  4. Augus

    “A Discovery of Witches” (BBC America)
    “Now Apocalypse” (Starz)
    Ratings, please?


  5. ChrisM

    I wonder if When Calls the Heart fell because of Lori Loughlin’s write-off or fans disappointed in her scandal tuned out or both or if it’s just a normal drop of some other kind.



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