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July 21, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.19.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The rerun PRESS YOUR LUCK and 60 MINUTES gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the PGA overrun lost the same. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s THE ALIENIST: ANGEL OF DARKNESS debuted with back-to-back episodes at 0.26/0.19, considerably below the 0.51 for the Season 1 premiere (and that was after “preview” airings before the official launch), and also a considerable drop from that season’s 0.37 finale.  On Showtime, the season finale of BLACK MONDAY ticked up to 0.03/100K, with THE CHI up 0.03 to 0.15, and OUTCRY up a tick to 0.03.

Paramount’s YELLOWSTONE towered over the rest of scripted, steady at 0.71 (plus 0.10 on CMT, up 0.02).  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN was ta 0.28/0.28, compared to last week’s 0.22/0.20.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned from its summer break at 0.20, with PERRY MASON up 0.03 to 0.11, and I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK was steady at 0.07.  TBS’s TOURNAMENT OF LAUGHS ticked down to 0.09.  NOS4A2 was steady at 0.08 on AMC and rose 0.03 to 0.04 on BBCAmerica.  Starz’s P-VALLEY was steady at 0.07. 

TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE remained in command for cable overall, steady at 0.94 (the after-show dropped 0.06 to 0.31), with SMOTHERED down 0.08 to 0.36.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.38, and a PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.22.  On HGTV, RENOVATION ISLAND ticked up to 0.38, MEXICO LIFE was ta 0.37/0.29, and BEACH AROUND THE WORLD was at 0.24/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.25/0.21.  On Discovery, NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.28/0.14, compared to last week’s 0.20/0.12/0.09.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA fell 0.07 to 0.26, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was down 0.05 to 0.18.  Golf Channel’s PGA coverage was at 0.23.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET returned at 0.22.  On ID, AMERICAN MONSTER was steady at 0.21, and ON THE CASE.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was steady at 0.12.  BET’s SUNDAY BEST held at 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday July 19, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.94 3,285
2 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 59 0.71 3,692
3 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: TEXAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:26 PM 232 0.38 2,731
4 RENOVATION ISLAND HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.38 2,437
5 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.37 1,653
6 SMOTHERED TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.36 1,573
7 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.31 1,437
8 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.29 1,474
9 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.28 540
10 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.28 528
11 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,394
12 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,187
13 ALIENIST, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,334
14 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:18 PM 31 0.26 1,399
15 BEACH AROUND THE WORLD HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.24 1,394
16 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:04 PM 22 0.24 1,844
17 PGA TOUR: 2020 MEMORIAL TOURN GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 156 0.23 1,470
18 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 131 0.22 557
19 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.22 736
20 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 894
21 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN 9:05 AM 146 0.20 703
22 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 30 0.20 860
23 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 76 0.19 1,188
24 ALIENIST, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 64 0.19 1,104
25 BEACH AROUND THE WORLD HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.18 1,263
26 MLB SPRING TRAINING   L: CHICAGO WHITE SOX/CHICAGO CUBS ESPN 8:00 PM 196 0.18 525
27 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.18 809
28 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.18 674
29 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,951
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,085
31 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 621
32 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,151
33 WORLDS BIGGEST TIGER SHAR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 668
34 CHI, THE S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:04 PM 46 0.15 438
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,059
36 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.15 924
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,196
38 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 994
39 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,502
40 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 67 0.14 808
41 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,483
42 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.13 492
43 DEL MISS BROWN REPACK FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 828
44 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,567
45 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: JOHN WICK AMC 7:45 PM 135 0.13 513
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,033
47 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,819
48 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.13 425
49 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.13 802
50 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:38 PM 26 0.13 919
51 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,209
52 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: MILE HIGH ESCORTS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 579
53 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,483
54 HARRIS FAULKNER PRESENTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,560
55 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.12 500
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 945
57 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,120
58 PERRY MASON HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 56 0.11 884
59 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,098
60 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,247
61 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.11 847
62 SUNDAY BEST 10 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 60 0.10 463
63 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.10 355
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,008
65 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 58 0.10 360
66 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:16 PM 59 0.10 255
67 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,072
68 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:00 PM 38 0.10 496
69 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,543
70 VERY SCARY PEOPLE HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 402
71 YELLOWSTONE CMT 9:00 PM 59 0.10 674
72 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 852
73 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.09 631
74 OUTBACK LOCKDOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:07 PM 60 0.09 522
75 VERY SCARY PEOPLE HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 374
76 TOURNAMENT OF LAUGHS TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.09 319
77 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 244
78 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:11 PM 49 0.09 260
79 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 959
80 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.09 946
81 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.09 1,004
82 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS: 3 NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF HISTORY 9:00 PM 125 0.09 563
83 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 15 0.08 284
84 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.08 155
85 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:53 AM 127 0.08 235
86 NOS4A2 AMC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 410
87 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.08 291
88 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 1:00 PM 25 0.08 203
89 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:32 AM 28 0.07 498
90 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,095
91 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS: 1 NEW BEGINNING, A HISTORY 5:00 PM 120 0.07 517
92 ILL BE GONE IN THE DARK HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 56 0.07 451
93 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.07 503
94 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 490
95 P-VALLEY STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 60 0.07 216
96 MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS/VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FOX SPORTS 1 10:34 PM 129 0.07 164
97 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 832
98 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 881
99 BUNKD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 25 0.07 291
100 LEGO CITY ADVENTURES NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.07 276
101 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 868
102 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL: NYM AT NYY MLB NETWORK 7:00 PM 176 0.07 260
103 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 862
104 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 832
105 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:15 AM 15 0.07 228
106 PITCH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.07 290
107 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 852
108 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 15 0.07 222
109 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:45 AM 15 0.07 228
110 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 668
111 ITALIAN SERIE A FTBLL  L: FIORENTINA/TORINO ESPN 1:25 PM 126 0.06 142
112 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.06 915
113 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 290
114 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.06 303
115 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 118 0.06 338
116 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN 7:30 AM 95 0.06 174
117 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 326
118 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS HISTORY 7:00 PM 60 0.06 494
119 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 892
120 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:31 AM 29 0.06 170
121 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 253
122 PITCH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.05 270
123 MLS TOURN BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 10:05 PM 29 0.05 123
124 MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT L: CHICAGO FIRE/SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 125 0.05 130
125 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 644
126 FAST AND FURIOUS WEEKEND: FAST & FURIOUS IFC TV 9:00 PM 150 0.05 152
127 DISNEY FAM JAM DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 PM 25 0.05 222
128 SECRETS OF THE ZOO: TAMPA NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.05 368
129 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 12:00 AM 60 0.05 174
130 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 552
131 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS HISTORY 11:05 PM 59 0.05 236
132 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 610
133 COINS FOR LOVE: COINS FOR LOVE TV ONE 9:00 PM 120 0.04 209
134 NOS4A2 BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.04 101
135 ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY JUNIOR 5:00 PM 25 0.04 239
136 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 212
137 AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HRS HISTORY 12:04 AM 60 0.04 239
138 SNAPPED: 1114 THE CASE CONTINUES: JODI ARIAS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.04 212
139 BABIES OF THE ZOO NAT GEO WILD 10:03 PM 60 0.04 356
140 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 141
141 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA AA POP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 278
142 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 164
143 MUMMY UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 280
144 AUTOPSY (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 201
145 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: FOREVER MY GIRL UP 7:00 PM 120 0.04 335
146 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL: ARZ AT LAD MLB NETWORK 10:00 PM 169 0.03 114
147 UNEARTHED: SEVEN WONDERS SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 335
148 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 125
149 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 381
150 OUTCRY SHOWTIME PRIME 9:55 PM 64 0.03 145

 

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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.




16 Comments


  1. Destiny

    The Alienist did well considering it was off the air for 2 years and 4 months. Good thing also there’s no more material to base further seasons on so I would this one to be ended rather than straight up canceled.

    Sure that won’t stop clickbait media websites calling it canceled for that precious ad revenue but still.


    • Destiny

      Yellowstone I think is gearing itself up for a series high, possibly with the season finale. Its so stable with a vast timeshifted audience. I’m kinda looking forward to seeing the show hit that 1 18-49 demo number.


    • Raiderguy

      Yeah I see it “ending” here. I watched a behind the scenes of the show and boy do they put a lot of CGI and detail into this show. It has to be a high budgeted show for all that goes into it. Not that I’m saying it’s not worth while, I’m just thinking TNT doesn’t want to do these types of shows to often, which is why it’s been a few years in between seasons.


    • Mike

      Do not thin kAlienist is getting cancelled its getting more and more popular around the globe and these numbers is quite good. And this is only the broadcast numbers. Its big on streaming and digital.


    • ChrisM

      If they watched and learned anything from Game of Thrones, they should end it.


  2. Augus

    Do you know if BET Her aired Pitch too? If it aired, do you have the ratings? Thanks, Mitch!


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, that’s a rerun of a FOX series, so we’re not going to provide any ratings that don’t find themselves on the chart.


  3. Ryan

    Can I have ‘Mystic Britain’ (Smithsonian, 8pm) and ‘Mighty Trains’ (Smithsonian, 9pm)? Thank you!


  4. Ryan

    Also I know the bar probably can’t get any lower, but I’m impressed by the numbers for P-Valley. Recent Starz premieres have pulled some dreadful numbers and a 0.07 isn’t terrible in comparison


  5. Raiderguy

    HGTV must be high fiving with that Renovation Island. Considering it’s just a rehash of a Canadian broadcast from a few years ago. Money in the bank.


  6. Ryan

    I commented earlier asking for ratings for ‘Mystic Britain’ & ‘Mighty Trains’ (Smithsonian, 8pm & 9pm), but it looks like my comment got removed ??


    • Mitch Salem

      As we’ve explained before, we sometimes unapprove queries while we try to track down off-chart numbers. But now we’re starting to regret having made an exception and providing the zero rating you requested.


      • Ryan

        No malice intended Mitch, I took a couple years off from tracking the ratings and forgot that this was the system. The zero ratings you provide are always appreciated 🙂


  7. mark

    Syfy ran a promo for Wynonna Earp – July 26. Direct TV guide has it airing July 26.

    That’s unusual for the show to air on a Sunday. I’M NOT COMPLAINING! ;0)

    I’m hoping it makes the top 150. I don’t see it getting .03. Time will tell.


  8. Chris

    Anything for Major League Lacrosse on ESPN2?



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