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June 2, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.31.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Again, adjustments were plentiful due to local news coverage.  On ABC, the drops were 0.3 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, 0.2 for CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, 0.3 for PRESS YOUR LUCK and 0.3 for MATCH GAME.  On CBS, 60 MINUTES dropped 0.1 and the INDIANA JONES movie was down 0.2.  On NBC, THE TITAN GAMES was down 0.3, a news special was at 0.5, and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was down 0.2.  On FOX, the reruns were down 0.1/0.1/0.2/0.2/0.2/0.2.  On CW, the STARGIRL rerun was down 0.1, and the SUPERGIRL rerun held its initial number. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

NOTE:  Again, we don’t have cable ratings below the Top 150 at this time, so we won’t be able to provide numbers for lower-rated shows.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of KILLING EVE was at 0.11 on AMC (steady with last week, down 0.01 from last year’s finale), and also at 0.11 on BBCAmerica (up 0.02 from last week, up 0.03 from last year).  The finale was followed on AMC by the premiere of QUIZ at 0.04. On Starz, HIGHTOWN was steady at 0.03/231K, followed by the series finale of VIDA, steady at 0.02/115K.

Adult Swim led Sunday’s scripted cable with RICK & MORTY, up 0.02 to 0.69, followed by THE SHIVERING TRUTH up 0.02 to 0.31, and JJ VILLARD’S FAIRY TALES steady at 0.25.  TNT’s SNOWPIERCER returned to its regular timeslot and gained 0.04 to 0.34.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT, back from a week off, was at 0.26, INSECURE ticked down to 0.15, and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE gained 0.02 to 0.08.  The 2nd half of ESPN’s LANCE documentary was at 0.22, down 0.09 from last week.  Hallmark’s GOOD WITCH edged up 0.02 to 0.17.  The “sneak peek” of USA’s DIRTY JOHN was at 0.13.  On Showtime, BILLIONS ticked down to 0.08, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS fell 0.02 to 0.01/348K, and VICE was steady at 0.01/128K.

Sunday cable overall was topped by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, up 0.08 to 1.25 (the after-show was at 0.38), with SMOTHERED up 0.02 to 0.48.  The chart was again saturated with high-rated news, with CNN’s 10PM CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.96/1.25/3.7M, Fox News’s 10PM hour at 0.50/0.71/3.5M, and MSNBC’s 11PM hour at 0.35/0.47/2M.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.44.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.28/0.17, compared to last week’s 0.29/0.19.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA lost 0.03 to 0.27, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was down 0.03 to 0.15.  ID’s WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN was at 0.23/0.21/0.21.  On HGTV, HOUSE IN A HURRY rose 0.04 to 0.21.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE was at 0.19.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 dropped 0.03 to 0.16.  Bravo’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE fell 0.05 to 0.15. 

 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 31, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 1.25 4,056
2 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:05 PM 55 0.96 3,731
3 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.75 2,890
4 I CANT BREATHE: BLACK MEN LIVING AND DYING IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 125 0.69 3,052
5 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.69 1,299
6 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.56 2,579
7 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.56 2,375
8 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.50 3,536
9 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.49 3,246
10 SMOTHERED TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.48 1,605
11 SITUATION ROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.48 2,208
12 SITUATION ROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.46 2,122
13 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.46 2,351
14 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.44 3,218
15 NASCAR CUP SERIES L: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS 1 3:30 PM 246 0.44 2,932
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.43 2,142
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.43 2,098
18 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 3,084
19 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.39 2,390
20 90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.38 1,424
21 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.36 1,592
22 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.35 2,031
23 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.34 2,684
24 SNOWPIERCER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 59 0.34 1,224
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.33 1,749
26 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.33 1,738
27 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.32 2,336
28 SHIVERING TRUTH, THE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.31 582
29 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.30 1,709
30 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.30 2,478
31 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.29 1,732
32 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 57 0.28 1,160
33 MSNBC NEWS HOUR: A COUNTRY ON THE BRINK MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 0.27 1,941
34 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,144
35 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.26 1,052
36 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.26 1,522
37 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.26 1,849
38 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:09 PM 30 0.26 829
39 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.26 2,424
40 JJ VILLARDS FAIRY TALES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.25 467
41 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,364
42 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.25 2,416
43 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.24 2,008
44 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.24 2,206
45 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.23 2,199
46 WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 954
47 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.23 845
48 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.23 2,128
49 WE REMEMBER CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.23 1,267
50 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.23 852
51 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: LANCE PART 2 ESPN 9:00 PM 120 0.22 640
52 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.22 1,080
53 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.21 2,082
54 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.21 1,208
55 WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 839
56 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.21 1,288
57 WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.21 875
58 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.21 1,050
59 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.20 1,278
60 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,272
61 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:11 PM 32 0.20 1,755
62 SR/G.FLOYD PROTEST CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.20 1,204
63 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.19 955
64 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.19 881
65 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.19 870
66 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.19 558
67 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.19 838
68 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.18 943
69 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,684
70 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.17 834
71 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.17 1,060
72 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,853
73 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.17 1,088
74 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 12:43 PM 77 0.17 1,515
75 NAKED & AFRAID:WATCHPARTY DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 62 0.17 872
76 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,407
77 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.17 849
78 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,255
79 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 58 0.16 500
80 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 12:00 PM 11 0.16 1,484
81 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.16 706
82 NASCAR RACE HUB SP D FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 30 0.16 1,084
83 AM JOY MSNBC 11:22 AM 38 0.16 1,397
84 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 660
85 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.15 764
86 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.15 746
87 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:04 PM 31 0.15 384
88 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,269
89 MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.15 499
90 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 10:31 AM 51 0.15 1,330
91 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,246
92 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.14 791
93 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.14 1,209
94 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.14 679
95 AM JOY MSNBC 10:00 AM 31 0.14 1,254
96 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,178
97 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,159
98 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.13 638
99 DIRTY JOHN SNEAK PEEK USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 47 0.13 546
100 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.12 567
101 KILLING EVE AMC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 495
102 KILLING EVE BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 63 0.11 393
103 BUNDESLIGA L: PADERBORN/DORTMUND FOX SPORTS 1 11:50 AM 130 0.11 250
104 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: MY HUSBANDS DEADLY PAST LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.09 605
105 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-2R2R04H TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 120 0.09 332
106 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 246
107 GORDON UNCHARTED FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 10 0.08 361
108 BILLIONS S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:04 PM 57 0.08 519
109 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.08 553
110 I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.08 391
111 VELSHI: NATIONWIDE PROTESTS-FLOYD MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.08 882
112 POWER PLAYERS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.08 173
113 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 414
114 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 412
115 TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.07 146
116 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.07 349
117 MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 60 0.07 361
118 DEADLY CULTS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.06 379
119 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.06 733
120 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.06 141
121 DETAIL ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 144
122 FORBIDDEN HISTORY SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 287
123 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 AM 60 0.05 556
124 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:13 PM 60 0.05 242
125 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.05 180
126 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 135
127 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 159
128 BUNDESLIGA L: BORUSSIA MG/UNION BERLIN FOX SPORTS 1 9:20 AM 130 0.05 118
129 UNEARTHED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 340
130 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 141
131 DETAIL ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 94
132 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: LANCE PART 2 ESPN2 9:00 PM 123 0.05 156
133 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 228
134 KILLER TRUTH HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 290
135 SECRETS ZOO: KT MINIS NAT GEO WILD 9:30 PM 33 0.04 340
136 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 243
137 CYCLING: LANCE ARMSTRONG: TOUR DE FRANCE MOMENTS ESPN 5:00 PM 120 0.04 105
138 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 232
139 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 237
140 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 224
141 SECRETS ZOO: KT MINIS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 30 0.04 297
142 QUIZ AMC 10:03 PM 65 0.04 244
143 SUPERCROSS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.04 150
144 PERFORMANCE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.04 145
145 DETAIL ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.04 98
146 SECRETS ZOO: KT MINIS NAT GEO WILD 8:30 PM 30 0.04 265
147 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 132
148 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 158
149 DETAIL ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 72
150 SECRETS ZOO: KT MINIS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 30 0.03 273

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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.




3 Comments


  1. Rilm

    Snowpiercer with a very nice recovery


  2. Destiny

    I think they waited way too long to premiere Dirty John. The drop from the finale(Which aired on Bravo) is frightening. It lost like five tenths and 1.3 million viewers.



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