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June 23, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.21.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  UNITED WE SING, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, the CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD rerun, and the reruns of STARGIRL and SUPERGIRL all lost 0.1 in final numbers (in the case of the CW shows, down to zero in 18-49s). 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was a night of scripted premieres, led by Paramount’s YELLOWSTONE at a remarkable 0.89 (plus 0.08 on CMT and 0.05 on Pop), almost double last year’s 0.45 premiere on a Wednesday (the CMT simulcast was up 0.03 from 2019).  Particularly impressive was that while its 50+ audience was up 68% from 2019, its 18-34 viewers were up 132%.  It was a long way down from there to the season premiere of AMC’s NOS4A2 at 0.12 (plus 0.02/84K on BBCAmerica), down 0.17 from last year’s series premiere (which had FEAR THE WALKING DEAD as a lead-in).  On Showtime, THE CHI returned at 0.11, down 0.02 from last season’s premiere, with PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS up 0.02 to 0.04, and VICE down a tick to 0.01/119K.  On HBO, PERRY MASON arrived at 0.09, nowhere near WESTWORLD’s 0.29 and uncomfortably close to the 0.05 for I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, although PERRY was a draw with older audiences, as evidenced by the fact that although its 18-49 rating was 0.04 below THE CHI, its total viewers metric was 536K higher; LAST WEEK TONIGHT was steady at 0.19.  Meanwhile, THE ESPY AWARDS moved from ABC back to ESPN and crumpled from 0.9 to 0.14 (plus 0.04 on ESPN2).  TBS’s TOURNAMENT OF LAUGHS premiered at 0.13.

Elsewhere in scripted, TNT’s SNOWPIERCER dipped 0.03 to 0.25.  Hallmark’s GOOD WITCH rose 0.06 to 0.20.  Starz’s HIGHTOWN was steady at 0.02/219K. 

Unscripted was topped by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, down 0.08 to 0.84 (the after-show was down 0.03 to 0.35), with SMOTHERED down 0.06 to 0.37.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA climbed 0.05 to 0.32, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY ticked up to 0.21.  On HGTV, RENOVATION ISLAND slipped 0.02 to 0.30, BAHAMAS LIFE was at 0.27/0.27 compared to last week’s 0.27/0.27, and MEXICO LIFE was at 0.22/0.21.  On Discovery, NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.28, compared to last week’s 0.27/0.17/0.16, and WHY WE HATE was at 0.06.  NBC Sports Net’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.24.  Golf Network’s PGA TOUR match was at 0.22.  On ID, ON THE CASE was steady at 0.18, and AMERICAN MONSTER ticked down to 0.16.  Bravo’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE gained 0.03 to 0.14. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday June 21, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 57 0.89 4,232
2 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.84 2,895
3 SMOTHERED TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.37 1,524
4 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.35 1,397
5 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.32 1,165
6 RENOVATION ISLAND HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.30 1,766
7 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.29 1,669
8 FATHERS DAY MOVIE MRATHON: THOR 3: RAGNAROK TBS NETWORK 11:30 AM 165 0.29 827
9 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,244
10 BAHAMAS LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.27 1,331
11 BAHAMAS LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.27 1,306
12 SNOWPIERCER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.25 955
13 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/ASTON VILLA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:07 AM 143 0.24 612
14 FATHERS DAY MOVIE MRATHON: READY PLAYER ONE TBS NETWORK 2:15 PM 180 0.23 590
15 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.22 1,287
16 PGA TOUR: HANDOFF GOLF CHANNEL 7:00 PM 99 0.22 1,261
17 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.21 791
18 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.21 1,362
19 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.20 900
20 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.20 908
21 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,007
22 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.20 762
23 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.19 951
24 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,349
25 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.19 890
26 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.19 765
27 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.19 918
28 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 28 0.19 857
29 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.19 819
30 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: JACK REACHER (2012) PARAMOUNT 6:00 PM 180 0.18 1,016
31 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.18 943
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,353
33 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.17 949
34 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,157
35 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.17 1,046
36 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-2R2R07H TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 120 0.16 486
37 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.16 787
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,230
39 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.16 533
40 FATHERS DAY MOVIE MRATHON: WOLVERINE, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 AM 150 0.15 385
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,233
42 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,178
43 MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.14 444
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,179
45 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.14 900
46 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.14 869
47 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,370
48 ESPY AWARDS: 2020 ESPY AWARDS ESPN 9:00 PM 120 0.14 381
49 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,851
50 PGA TOUR: 2020 RBC HERITAGE GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 120 0.14 935
51 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 559
52 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,206
53 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,884
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 883
55 TOURNAMENT OF LAUGHS TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.13 435
56 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,736
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,143
58 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.13 849
59 BOISE BOYS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 60 0.13 869
60 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,648
61 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 868
62 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,051
63 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,852
64 THE A&E MOVIE: KNOCKED UP – FF A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 148 0.12 322
65 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,177
66 NOS4A2 AMC 10:00 PM 66 0.12 417
67 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,318
68 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.12 1,263
69 GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF CHANNEL 8:39 PM 30 0.12 499
70 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,278
71 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,451
72 FOX NATION PRES:SOCIALISM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,330
73 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.12 1,198
74 CHI, THE S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:04 PM 51 0.11 348
75 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 877
76 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,524
77 GORDON UNCHARTED FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:03 PM 14 0.11 366
78 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 647
79 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.10 651
80 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,470
81 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,067
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.10 366
83 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,109
84 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.10 759
85 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.10 473
86 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 254
87 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SHEFFIELD/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:49 AM 138 0.10 272
88 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 727
89 PERRY MASON HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 56 0.09 884
90 SUPERCROSS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.09 240
91 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 238
92 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.08 688
93 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 952
94 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 272
95 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,184
96 ESPYS COUNTDOWN ESPN 7:30 PM 90 0.08 215
97 YELLOWSTONE CMT 9:00 PM 57 0.08 257
98 POLITICS NATION SPECIAL MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 910
99 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 377
100 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 437
101 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 11:05 PM 58 0.08 473
102 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,043
103 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.07 992
104 FOX NATION PRES:SOCIALISM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.07 603
105 WICKED TUNA COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.07 445
106 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 1,075
107 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 215
108 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,022
109 MECUM SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.07 190
110 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 781
111 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 528
112 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.07 234
113 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 7:00 PM 60 0.07 525
114 BERMUDA TRI: NEW SECRETS: BTNSE-SP01BH TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:00 PM 120 0.06 375
115 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 196
116 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 989
117 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 887
118 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.06 413
119 WHY WE HATE: RECKONING: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.06 251
120 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 PM 15 0.06 192
121 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 25 0.06 290
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 242
123 WWII: RACE TO VICTORY HISTORY 1:03 AM 63 0.06 324
124 E:60 ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 197
125 LOST CITIES OF THE AMAZON SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 395
126 WICKED TUNA OBX EXT FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:17 PM 30 0.05 195
127 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 AM 60 0.05 536
128 CLEOPATRA SEX LIES SECRET SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.05 432
129 THE A&E MOVIE: KNOCKED UP – FF A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 148 0.05 159
130 DISNEY FAM JAM DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 PM 25 0.05 249
131 YELLOWSTONE POP 9:00 PM 60 0.05 261
132 BARNWOOD BUILDERS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.05 324
133 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.05 664
134 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: 504: TOP GUN REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.04 174
135 CLEOPATRA SEX LIES SECRET SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 410
136 PENNY DREADFUL: COA S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 51 0.04 380
137 ESPY AWARDS: 2020 ESPY AWARDS ESPN2 9:00 PM 120 0.04 101
138 PERFORMANCE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.04 118
139 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 133
140 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME: N/A GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 120 0.04 203
141 CORNHOLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:01 PM 119 0.04 99
142 NBC NEWS SPECIAL MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.04 500
143 MARVELS SPIDER-MAN DISNEY XD 9:00 PM 60 0.04 131
144 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 187
145 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 1:00 PM 90 0.03 162
146 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 118
147 TWO GUYS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 AM 30 0.03 162
148 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 146
149 MLB NETWORK PRESENTS MLB NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.03 86
150 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.03 125

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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.




21 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Fair to say Yellowstone is well on the way to becoming a Walking Dead/Game of Thrones style hit on Cable. The yearly audience growth is nothing short of impressive but it still hasn’t broken a 1 in the 18-49 demo yet.

    The show also drew some older viewers away from Snowpiercer by the looks of things.


    • Destiny

      That’s also too bad for NOS4A2 as I quite liked the show. But these days anything not in the Breaking Bad or Walking Dead universe is bombing on the network.

      I’m genuinely surprised AMC hasn’t ordered some Breaking Bad spinoffs based on fan fav characters. The show has always drawn big numbers for them.


      • 69 Road Runner

        The Jesse Pinkman Diaries 🙂


      • Raiderguy

        I’m really curious, is this the highest Scripted show for the network going back to the TNN days? I can’t remember anything of this caliber during the TNN/SpikeTV run? Granted it’s because I never watched the network ever (except for MXC 😛 ), so I could be mistaken?


    • John

      You just made your own point. The show hasn’t even hit a one demo yet and it skews very old. The walking dead and game of thrones demo ratings were so much higher by season 3. It’s not even close and they skewed young. It’s not the same type of hit at all. It’s not even close to what true blood or sons of anarchy were too.


  2. Marius

    So 1.78 demo from Deadline was wrong? Or combined multiple airings? A 127% increase like they said would be smth else


  3. Martin

    Do you have Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones special at 6:30 PM on Disney XD? Thanks.


    • Mitch Salem

      We can’t explain why, but for some reason Sunday’s Disney XD listings exclude that half-hour. Sorry.


  4. 69 Road Runner

    All this talk I hear about the strong debut of Perry Mason on HBO and it doesn’t even get a full 0.1 demo rating?


    • Raiderguy

      Considering it’s based off a character from the 50s and 60s, I didn’t see it doing to high a number for the 18-49 demo.


      • ChrisM

        He is not a lawyer in this. It is set in 1932, he’s something of a shady private investigator who was dishonorably discharged, has a kid living with his ex who sends back a Christmas gift he mailed, and now is beginning to investigate a sick and morbid death of an infant child by a bad cop. It is very much style over substance. I have seen a few comments of those who dislike this interpretation and I believe they are younger viewers who do know who the character is.


    • Marius

      Then come the PR guys, “Largest Premiere Night Multi-Platform Viewership For HBO Series In Almost 2 Years”, “1.7 million total viewers across all platforms, surpassing such notable recent HBO series openers as The Outsider and Watchmen. ” :))


    • Ryan

      Demo doesn’t really matter for HBO, they’ll see that 894K figure and be happy


  5. Augus

    Do you have ‘NOS4A2 (BBC America at 9PM)’ ratings, please? Thanks for all!


  6. Ryan

    Can I have ‘Mystic Britain’ & ‘An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates’ (Smithsonian 8pm & 9pm) if they’re not zeroes? Thanks.


  7. Shan

    What about the Yellowstone simulcast on TVLAND numbers?


  8. Tenter

    Do you have the ratings for Abby Hatcher and Butterbean’s Cafe on NickJr? Aired 10AM and 10:30AM respectively.



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