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June 1, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.29.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary Sunday numbers.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2016 May SUN.29

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Even mighty HBO felt the drain of Memorial Day weekend, as GAME OF THRONES sank by 0.71 to 3.25.  The rest of the line-up fared better, with SILICON VALLEY down 0.06 to 0.88, and VEEP actually up a tick to 0.43.  On Showtime, HOUSE OF LIES slipped 0.01 to 0.09, and PENNY DREADFUL was downright impressive, rising 0.03 to 0.20.  Starz’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE dropped off the chart, down 0.03 to 0.03/161K.  Meanwhile, AMC’s experiment with the 2d week of PREACHER didn’t impress, with a 0.20/643K rerun of the pilot followed by a new TALKING PREACHER at 0.15.  On Adult Swim, MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES dropped 0.12 to 0.51, and MR PICKLES ticked down to 0.48.  Hallmark’s GOOD WITCH was steady at 0.23.  USA’s MOTIVE rose 0.02 to 0.20.

On the unscripted side, Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID fell 0.09 to 0.62.  A Univision LIGA soccer match hit the Top 10 at 0.52.  ESPN’s MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL game was also in the Top 10 at 0.46.  On Food Network, FOOD NETWORK STAR held at 0.43, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was at 0.32, and CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT was at 0.26.  It’s worth noting that fans of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS were so desperate for their weekly fix that a 12-minute “first look” on E! had a 0.42 rating, after which RICH KIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS was down 0.01 to 0.25.  On TLC, a 2-hour SISTER WIVES rose 0.05 to 0.40, and SINGLE DAD SEEKING gained 0.07 to 0.27.  Bravo’s THICKER THAN WATER dropped 0.06 to 0.18.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2016 May SUN.29

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 29, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO PRIME 9:04 PM 51 3.25 6,710
2 SILICON VALLEY HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 28 0.88 1,619
3 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 63 0.62 1,899
4 LIGA MX 5/29: MONTERREY / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:24 PM 132 0.52 1,093
5 MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 15 0.51 1,080
6 MR. PICKLES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.48 1,010
7 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA DODGERS/NY METS ESPN 8:00 PM 196 0.46 1,660
8 REPUBLICA DEP EXTRA 5/29 UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:36 PM 24 0.46 944
9 FOOD NETWORK STAR 12 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.43 1,533
10 VEEP HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 28 0.43 975
11 FIRST LOOK: KARDASHIANS E! 9:48 PM 12 0.42 910
12 SISTER WIVES: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.40 1,349
13 INTERN, THE: INTERN, THE HBO PRIME 6:55 PM 121 0.40 1,047
14 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 1,042
15 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:16 PM 91 0.31 828
16 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.31 1,452
17 UFC FIGHT NIGHT L: ALMEIDA/GARBRANDT FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 198 0.30 757
18 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.29 1,365
19 YETI OR NOT: N/A ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 125 0.29 1,061
20 SINGLE DAD SEEKING… TLC 10:01 PM 63 0.27 911
21 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,035
22 CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.26 985
23 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.26 570
24 RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS E! 10:00 PM 60 0.25 517
25 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND  L ESPN 9:00 AM 30 0.24 616
26 LOST IN THE WEST 2 NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,197
27 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 2,045
28 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.23 538
29 CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.23 801
30 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE SPIKE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.22 524
31 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 571
32 EMPIRE TV ONE 10:09 PM 60 0.21 615
33 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.20 491
34 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN 9:30 AM 30 0.20 544
35 EMPIRE TV ONE 8:09 PM 60 0.20 563
36 PENNY DREADFUL S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 51 0.20 656
37 MOTIVE USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.20 901
38 JUDGMENT DAY:PRISON OR PA INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.19 705
39 EMPIRE TV ONE 11:09 PM 60 0.19 585
40 EMPIRE TV ONE 9:09 PM 60 0.19 557
41 FUTBOL CENTRAL 5/29 UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 24 0.19 431
42 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.18 668
43 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM L: ALMEIDA/GARBRANDT FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 120 0.18 469
44 THICKER THAN WATER BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.18 470
45 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: MICHIGAN/MISSOURI ESPN 12:00 PM 152 0.18 599
46 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L ESPN 2:32 PM 119 0.18 654
47 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: RUNNING FOR HER LIFE LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 122 0.17 686
48 DINNER AT TIFFANIS FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.17 647
49 EMPIRE TV ONE 7:09 PM 60 0.17 476
50 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.17 627
51 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 590
52 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POST L FOX SPORTS 1 12:18 AM 28 0.16 364
53 TALKING PREACHER AMC 10:30 PM 61 0.15 538
54 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.15 304
55 AMC MOVIE: HELLBOY AMC 7:00 PM 120 0.15 443
56 TIA MOWRY AT HOME FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.15 563
57 KITCHEN SINK, THE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.14 664
58 EMPIRE TV ONE 6:09 PM 60 0.14 422
59 BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUS HBO PRIME 10:10 AM 106 0.14 296
60 EMPIRE TV ONE 5:07 PM 62 0.14 419
61 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:30 PM 30 0.14 285
62 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:46 PM 14 0.13 320
63 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.13 330
64 EMPIRE TV ONE 4:06 PM 61 0.13 384
65 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 410
66 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.12 396
67 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: NYC FC/ORLANDO CITY SC ESPN 4:31 PM 135 0.12 316
68 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,217
69 MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 116 0.12 310
70 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,006
71 27 DRESSES HBO PRIME 5:00 PM 111 0.12 311
72 EMPIRE TV ONE 2:03 PM 61 0.12 334
73 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,249
74 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 965
75 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 90 0.11 731
76 EMPIRE TV ONE 3:04 PM 62 0.11 350
77 PAN HBO PRIME 3:00 PM 111 0.11 240
78 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 90 0.11 663
79 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.11 254
80 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 900
81 UFC 200 GREATEST FIGHTERS FOX SPORTS 1 12:46 AM 57 0.10 253
82 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.10 264
83 PAN HBO PRIME 8:15 AM 111 0.10 217
84 EMPIRE TV ONE 1:01 PM 62 0.10 264
85 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 516
86 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,000
87 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.10 339
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 523
89 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 632
90 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: OREGON/UCLA ESPN2 7:00 PM 164 0.10 408
91 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 611
92 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 292
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 460
94 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 326
95 HOUSE OF LIES S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:01 PM 24 0.09 243
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 482
97 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.08 272
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 578
99 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 280
100 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 235
101 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L ESPNU 5:57 PM 93 0.08 306
102 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 917
103 RED, WHITE & FOOD TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 PM 30 0.08 222
104 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 652
105 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN2 9:44 PM 35 0.08 289
106 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.08 234
107 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 774
108 UFC BAD BLOOD FOX SPORTS 1 1:43 AM 27 0.08 189
109 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.08 328
110 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 477
111 GHOST ASYLUM DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.08 278
112 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 538
113 NAT GEO MOVIE: RED TAILS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 7:30 PM 150 0.07 398
114 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,100
115 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 10:00 AM 30 0.07 151
116 RED, WHITE & FOOD TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:30 PM 30 0.07 219
117 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 199
118 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 344
119 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 253
120 TWO BROTHERS HBO PRIME 6:30 AM 105 0.07 139
121 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 10:30 AM 30 0.07 165
122 COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REG L: UCLA/OREGON ESPN2 10:19 PM 135 0.07 303
123 GC PREGAME LI GOLF CHANNEL 2:30 PM 28 0.07 450
124 EMPIRE TV ONE 12:00 PM 61 0.07 202
125 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 315
126 MISSING DIAL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 239
127 BASSMASTERS ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.06 150
128 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: FLORIDA/TEXAS A&M ESPN2 3:00 PM 214 0.06 258
129 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: STL AT WAS/NYY AT TB MLB NETWORK 1:30 PM 201 0.06 242
130 ESPNU STUDIO   L ESPNU 5:19 PM 38 0.06 173
131 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 5:30 PM 90 0.06 186
132 FRONTERA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.06 91
133 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 718
134 BLITZKRIEG SHARKS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.06 262
135 POINT OF NO RETURN MAXPRIME 12:40 PM 108 0.05 113
136 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.05 364
137 LBX NICKTOONS 10:00 AM 30 0.05 225
138 FORBIDDEN HISTORY AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 193
139 UNIVISON DEPORTES FC: N/A UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 150 0.05 136
140 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 369
141 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 587
142 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 7:00 PM 31 0.05 144
143 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 1:00 AM 60 0.05 94
144 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY: MLBT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 4:51 PM 189 0.05 161
145 F1 ON NBC POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:58 AM 37 0.05 199
146 FRONTERA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 88
147 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:26 PM 34 0.05 237
148 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L ESPN2 11:00 AM 30 0.04 150
149 UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FOX SPORTS 1 2:10 AM 27 0.04 119
150 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 387

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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.