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May 27, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.24.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  FOX’s NASCAR race and NBC’s 9PM episode of THE WALL lost 0.1 in final numbers. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Adult Swim’s RICK & MORTY led Sunday scripted cable, down a tick to 0.67, with THE SHIVERING TRUTH down 0.02 to 0.29, and JJ VILLARD’S FAIRY TALES steady at 0.25.  ESPN’s LANCE documentary was at 0.31 (plus 0.04 from ESPN2), a far cry from its LAST DANCE numbers.  TNT moved SNOWPIERCER from its normal timeslot to capitalize from the lead-in from THE MATCH (see below), and the show started a half-hour late with a 0.30 rating, compared to last week’s 0.47/0.15 on TNT and TBS.  On HBO, INSECURE lost 0.03 to 0.16, the season finale of RUN held at 0.06, and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE was steady at 0.06.  Hallmark’s GOOD WITCH ticked down to 0.15.  KILLING EVE gained 0.02 to 0.11, and ticked down to 0.09 on BBCAmerica.  On Showtime, BILLIONS was steady at 0.09, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS ticked down to 0.03/369K, and VICE held at 0.01/97K.  On Starz, HIGHTOWN was steady at 0.03/228K, and VIDA remained at 0.02/70K.

TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE was at the top of unscripted, down 0.03 to 1.17, with the return of SMOTHERED at 0.46, and FIND LOVE LIVE down 0.07 to 0.15.  THE MATCH was at 0.79 on TNT, plus 0.32 on TBS, 0.12 on HLN, and 0.08 on Tru.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA fell 0.12 to 0.43, and MARRIED TO MEDICINE was down 0.02 to 0.20.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.30, compared to last week’s 0.33/0.24, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was at 0.19.  On Discovery, NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.29/0.19 compared to last week’s 0.25/0.22.  On ID, ON THE CASE edged up 0.02 to 0.19, and MY FAMILY’S DEADLY SECRET was up 0.04 to 0.19.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 gained 0.03 to 0.19.  HGTV’s HOUSE IN A HURRY fell 0.09 to 0.17. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 24, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 1.17 3,746
2 MATCH: CHAMPIONS, THE: WOODS/MANNING V MICKELSON/BRADY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:41 PM 289 0.79 3,363
3 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.67 1,220
4 MATCH PREGAME, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:00 PM 41 0.58 2,438
5 SMOTHERED TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.46 1,523
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.43 1,403
7 MATCH: CHAMPIONS, THE: WOODS/MANNING V MICKELSON/BRADY TBS NETWORK 3:41 PM 289 0.32 1,365
8 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: LANCE PART 1 ESPN 9:00 PM 120 0.31 724
9 SNOWPIERCER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:30 PM 60 0.30 1,157
10 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,181
11 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 113 0.29 1,209
12 SHIVERING TRUTH, THE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.29 600
13 JJ VILLARDS FAIRY TALES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.25 511
14 MATCH PREGAME, THE TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 41 0.23 919
15 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.22 1,062
16 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.20 755
17 MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.20 753
18 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.20 912
19 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.20 744
20 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.20 855
21 CELEBRITY IOU REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.19 944
22 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.19 754
23 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.19 719
24 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.19 865
25 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.19 789
26 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 897
27 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 726
28 MY FAMILYS DEADLY SECRET INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 707
29 NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:53 PM 65 0.19 919
30 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.19 648
31 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.17 860
32 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:01 PM 29 0.17 987
33 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 450
34 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.17 1,097
35 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.16 734
36 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:04 PM 26 0.16 341
37 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 58 0.16 532
38 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,638
39 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.16 1,084
40 FIND LOVE LIVE TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.15 577
41 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 348
42 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,846
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,269
44 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.14 1,064
45 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-2R2R03H TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 120 0.13 425
46 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 404
47 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,707
48 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,095
49 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.12 576
50 MATCH: CHAMPIONS, THE: WOODS/MANNING V MICKELSON/BRADY HLN 3:42 PM 288 0.12 650
51 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.12 472
52 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,145
53 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.11 307
54 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,342
55 KILLING EVE AMC 9:00 PM 61 0.11 494
56 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 255
57 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,748
58 NASCAR CUP SERIES QUAL L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 65 0.10 641
59 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.10 218
60 WITCH HUNT: FLYNN VINDCTN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,535
61 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.10 322
62 MICKEYS ADV IN WONDERLAND DISNEY JUNIOR 12:30 PM 55 0.10 343
63 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 62 0.10 505
64 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 948
65 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 10:30 PM 60 0.10 360
66 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,513
67 TIME MACHINE: NAVY SEALS: SECRET WARRIORS PT 2 HISTORY 4:00 PM 120 0.10 664
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 778
69 BILLIONS S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:01 PM 57 0.09 625
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,028
71 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.09 421
72 TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.09 196
73 POWER PLAYERS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.09 208
74 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 270
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 850
76 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,677
77 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,374
78 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.09 360
79 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,365
80 KILLING EVE BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 61 0.09 357
81 DEADLY CULTS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.09 434
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 30 0.09 763
83 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 203
84 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,769
85 MATCH: CHAMPIONS, THE: WOODS/MANNING V MICKELSON/BRADY TRUTV 3:41 PM 289 0.08 289
86 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,066
87 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: GIRL IN THE BUNKER:ENC LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 529
88 BBCA MOVIE: TWISTER BBC-AMERICA 6:30 PM 150 0.08 315
89 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.08 331
90 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.08 244
91 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 169
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 764
93 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 759
94 MATCH PREGAME, THE TRUTV 3:00 PM 41 0.07 221
95 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.07 963
96 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 3:00 PM 90 0.07 247
97 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,231
98 TRIBUTE TO ANDRE HARRELL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 PM 60 0.07 226
99 MODERN WARRIORS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 878
100 BUNDESLIGA L: KOLN/FORTUNA FOX SPORTS 1 11:50 AM 130 0.07 205
101 TIME MACHINE: NAVY SEALS: SECRET WARRIORS PT 1 HISTORY 2:00 PM 120 0.07 632
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 640
103 100,000 CAMERAS FOX SPORTS 1 3:05 PM 30 0.07 424
104 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 332
105 RUN (SRS) HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 25 0.06 211
106 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 748
107 I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 60 0.06 314
108 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 229
109 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 549
110 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 302
111 WITCH HUNT: FLYNN VINDCTN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 838
112 FORBIDDEN HISTORY SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 370
113 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 12:26 PM 94 0.06 806
114 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 173
115 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 657
116 MATCH PREGAME, THE HLN 3:00 PM 42 0.06 381
117 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.06 201
118 UNEARTHED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 282
119 TIME MACHINE: WWII IN HD: THE AIR WAR HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.06 652
120 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.05 275
121 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:00 PM 26 0.05 846
122 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 561
123 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 471
124 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: ESCAPING NXIVM CULT:SP ED LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:00 PM 120 0.05 280
125 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 433
126 BUNDESLIGA L: MAINZ/LEIPZIG FOX SPORTS 1 9:25 AM 125 0.05 130
127 KILLER TRUTH HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 271
128 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.05 726
129 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 910
130 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 225
131 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 1,105
132 BBCA MOVIE: ERIN BROCKOVICH BBC-AMERICA 12:30 PM 180 0.04 194
133 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 225
134 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 702
135 DEATH ROW STORIES HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.04 162
136 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.04 666
137 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 984
138 MORNING JOE-SPC MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.04 554
139 AMERICAS DAY AT RACES L: 70 FOX SPORTS 1 3:35 PM 145 0.04 187
140 F1 ESPORTS PRO SERIES L ESPN2 1:00 PM 90 0.04 86
141 MODERN WARRIORS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 451
142 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: LANCE PART 1 ESPN2 9:00 PM 120 0.04 133
143 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 134
144 F1 ESPORTS PRO SERIES L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.04 75
145 BARNWOOD BUILDERS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 379
146 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.03 85
147 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 208
148 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: GIRL IN THE BUNKER:ENC LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 123 0.03 220
149 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 621
150 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.03 731

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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.




6 Comments


  1. Destiny

    That’s such a terrible drop from the premiere for Snowpiercer.


    • Rilm

      Memorial Day Sunday and always a drop off on second week – we’ll see what happens next week!


    • Raiderguy

      Yeah now that we have the drop off from the premier, let’s see what it does moving forward. I suspect a rounded average of 0.3 isn’t impossible, especially since it has a second season in the pipe line. TNT will be happy with that.


  2. 69 Road Runner

    Wow! That little slapdash golf match on TNT did better (over nearly 5 hours) than any primetime show on broadcast!


    • Raiderguy

      I watched every minute of it! The PGA tour could learn a thing or two from this little match to improve ratings in tournaments. Mic em up! Make Chuck a correspondent for all tournaments! Add in player achievements like longest drive and closest to the pin challenges. I think it would draw a ton of young viewers to golf and I don’t think it would tarnish the game in any way?


      • 69 Road Runner

        I love how Chuck Barkley trash-talked Tom Brady,and then on his next swing TB holed out from 150 yards away! Nice retort!



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