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July 10, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.8.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  TO TELL THE TRUTH lost 0.1 in final numbers, while the rerun of THE SIMPSONS gained the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Jul 08.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  HBO’s SHARP OBJECTS got off to an encouraging start at 0.45, up 0.14 from last year’s premiere of BIG LITTLE LIES.  LIES went on to do something rare, steadily rising until it more than doubled its premiere with a 0.66 finale, and we’ll see if OBJECTS can show similar appeal.  Lead-out SUCCESSION rose 0.03 to 0.20.  On Showtime, the season finale of I’M DYING UP HERE stayed off the chart and fell a tick to 0.03/162K, with lead-in THE AFFAIR down 0.03 to 0.09.  

The oddest cable news of the night requires some explanation.  While the 8PM premiere airing of Starz’s POWER fell a whopping 0.34 from last week’s season opener to 0.28, the 9PM re-airing (which doesn’t appear on our chart) was at 0.51/1.2M, suggesting that POWER fans really prefer a later start time.  (For those about to ask, last week’s 9PM airing was at 0.26/689K, almost the reverse of this week’s proportion.  We’ll keep an eye on that number in the future.)  Elsewhere, TNT’s CLAWS climbed 0.05 to 0.49.  On Adult Swim, ROBOT CHICKEN dropped 0.05 to 0.43, and MOSTLY 4 MILLENIALS was at 0.23/0.20, compared to last week’s 0.29/0.24.  FX’s POSE rose 0.02 to 0.27.  AMC’s PREACHER gained 0.02 to 0.21.  

Sunday cable was dominated by History’s EVEL LIVE special at 0.91.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE was steady at 0.52, followed by a live after-show special at 0.43.  On VH1, a special BASKETBALL WIVES was at 0.50.  On Food Network, FOOD NETWORK STAR gained 0.05 to 0.39, and IRON CHEF AMERICA was up 0.04 to 0.23.  HGTV’s line-up was led by LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT at 0.37/0.33, compared to last week’s 0.30/0.28.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.32.  E!’s TOTAL BELLAS returned at 0.32, and VERY CAVALLARI premiered at 0.16.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC held at 0.31, KANDI KOATED NIGHTS was down 0.02 to 0.15, and YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING ON US was at 0.07.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID fell two-tenths to 0.31.  ID’s AMERICAN MONSTER was at 0.27, and SCENE OF THE CRIME was down 0.03 to 0.24.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.14 to 0.20.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Jul 08.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday July 8, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TIME MACHINE: CARWEEK: EVEL LIVE HISTORY 8:00 PM 180 0.91 3,476
2 JUSTICE LEAGUE: JUSTICE LEAGUE HBO PRIME 6:55 PM 120 0.54 1,412
3 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 8:00 PM 64 0.52 1,671
4 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.50 1,060
5 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.49 1,314
6 SHARP OBJECTS HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 61 0.45 1,539
7 90 DAY FIANCE HEA LIVE AF TLC 9:04 PM 62 0.43 1,604
8 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 15 0.43 900
9 FOOD NETWORK STAR 9 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.39 1,445
10 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.37 1,685
11 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.37 1,798
12 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.35 1,816
13 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.34 1,751
14 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.33 1,450
15 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA DODGERS/LA ANGELS ESPN 8:00 PM 172 0.32 1,388
16 TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.32 719
17 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.32 1,695
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.31 882
19 NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPC: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 121 0.31 1,055
20 POWER 5 STARZ PRIMARY 8:00 PM 58 0.28 702
21 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,232
22 POSE FX 9:00 PM 74 0.27 594
23 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 7:00 PM 58 0.25 1,266
24 SCENE OF THE CRIME W/TONY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,060
25 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: MURDERED AT 17 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.24 898
26 IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.23 825
27 2000S: THE PLATINUM AGE OF TELEVISION CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.23 815
28 MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.23 515
29 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T TLC 7:03 PM 57 0.22 731
30 PREACHER AMC 10:00 PM 61 0.21 773
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:52 PM 98 0.21 577
32 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 2,063
33 MLB ALL-STAR SELECTION L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 675
34 MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.20 466
35 FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE: FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE HBO PRIME 11:31 AM 133 0.20 474
36 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 974
37 SUCCESSION HBO PRIME 10:05 PM 59 0.20 673
38 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.20 521
39 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 1:20 AM 36 0.19 558
40 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 982
41 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.18 574
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,848
43 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 1:56 AM 35 0.18 518
44 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: BRITISH GRAND PRIX ESPN 9:05 AM 144 0.17 620
45 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,581
46 KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE: KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 141 0.17 511
47 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 376
48 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,065
49 POKER   L: 2018 WSOP: MAIN EVENT ESPN 2:30 PM 210 0.16 522
50 BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUS HBO PRIME 9:45 AM 106 0.16 379
51 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 983
52 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,225
53 VERY CAVALLARI E! 10:00 PM 60 0.16 347
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 978
55 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.15 748
56 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 30 0.15 393
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 829
58 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 903
59 KANDI KOATED NIGHTS BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.15 433
60 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 90 0.14 381
61 SUMMER PRO BBALL LEAGUE L ESPN2 11:45 PM 105 0.14 340
62 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,240
63 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,360
64 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,357
65 SUMMER PRO BBALL LEAGUE L: N/A ESPN2 5:31 PM 120 0.13 314
66 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 330
67 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,334
68 SUMMER PRO BBALL LEAGUE L: N/A ESPN2 7:31 PM 123 0.13 356
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 759
70 OBJECTIFIED: DR. PHIL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,468
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 794
72 RAPUNZELS TANGLED ADV. DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 30 0.12 588
73 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:29 AM 31 0.12 316
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 750
75 FXX MOVIE PRIME: 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZ FXX 8:01 PM 180 0.12 406
76 ESPYS NOMINATION SPECIAL ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 288
77 EXTINCT OR ALIVE ANIMAL PLANET 9:01 PM 61 0.12 561
78 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 780
79 BAKED IN VERMONT FOOD NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.11 408
80 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T TLC 6:00 PM 63 0.11 451
81 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 261
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 647
83 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 530
84 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN 8:30 AM 35 0.11 343
85 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 10:02 PM 61 0.11 509
86 SUMMER PRO BBALL LEAGUE L: N/A ESPN2 9:34 PM 131 0.10 279
87 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 641
88 THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 295
89 MY HAUNTED HOUSE TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 253
90 BARBERSHOP HBO PRIME 8:00 AM 102 0.10 213
91 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 107 0.10 847
92 VET GONE WILD ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 61 0.10 557
93 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.09 831
94 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,302
95 HAUNTED THINGS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 275
96 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 971
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.09 693
98 MY HAUNTED HOUSE TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 244
99 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 80 0.09 219
100 AFFAIR, THE S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 54 0.09 470
101 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,072
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 586
103 STATE OF PLAY: STATE OF PLAY HBO PRIME 1:45 PM 127 0.08 314
104 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 405
105 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,209
106 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.08 580
107 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 518
108 COUPLES RETREAT MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 114 0.08 237
109 MLB REGULAR SEASON: BRAVES/BREWERS TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 223 0.08 275
110 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.08 655
111 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 808
112 SUMMER PRO BBALL LEAGUE L: N/A ESPN2 3:30 PM 121 0.08 185
113 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.08 413
114 INSIDE EVIL HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 443
115 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 366
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 311
117 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.07 537
118 PARTIDO AMISTOSO L: AMERICA / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 128 0.07 182
119 GC PREGAME LI GOLF CHANNEL 2:45 PM 15 0.07 728
120 YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING BRAVO 9:30 PM 60 0.07 210
121 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.07 360
122 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 661
123 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 640
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 223
125 WEDDING AND A MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 330
126 INDYCAR SERIES L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:42 PM 118 0.06 452
127 MY HAUNTED HOUSE TRAVEL CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 226
128 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2018 STAGE 2 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 240 0.06 281
129 MATTER OF FACT W/ SOLEDAD A&E NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 127
130 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 241
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 256
132 MY HAUNTED HOUSE TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 209
133 STORY OF COOL MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 381
134 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 257
135 TWO GUYS GARAGE VELOCITY 10:00 AM 30 0.05 177
136 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV) L NBA-TV 11:00 PM 110 0.05 104
137 DOUBLE DARE NEW TEENNICK 7:00 AM 30 0.05 102
138 LAWN AND ORDER DIY NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.05 243
139 WRONG MAN STARZ PRIMARY 11:03 PM 52 0.05 169
140 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 452
141 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.05 273
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 291
143 LAWN AND ORDER DIY NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.05 200
144 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 492
145 BEST THING I EVER ATE COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 117
146 SUND MOVIE SUNDANCE TV 6:00 PM 30 0.05 162
147 JUPITER ASCENDING: JUPITER ASCENDING MAXPRIME 3:50 PM 128 0.05 170
148 LOSERS, THE MAXPRIME 9:55 PM 97 0.04 163
149 TRUCK U VELOCITY 10:30 AM 30 0.04 168
150 E:60 ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 142

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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.




9 Comments


  1. John

    Sorry but I refuse to believe the MLS game RBNY vs. NYCFC at 7pm on FS1 did not hit the top 150 in cable ratings. Hell you don’t have a single program on FS1 in the top 150!!!


  2. Russell

    Do you have the ratings for World’s Wildest Weather on The Weather Channel


  3. Destiny

    So how did Power lose over half of its audience in one episode? Was the premiere really THAT bad everyone bailed? Claws was the star performer for scripted for the night.

    Speaking of Preacher, as far as I’m aware the show is a co production between Sony & AMC. I wouldn’t rule out a final season all things considered.


    • ...

      Starz releases every episode early on their app, as they’ve done with The Girlfriend Experience, Ash vs Evil Dead, etc.. Power has a very young, very hungry audience who watches it before it airs on TV.

      They do this because they only really care about subscriber numbers and because they’re trying to get more people to use their app.


  4. Fred

    Sharp objects started good


  5. MM

    Great to see FX ‘POSE’ succeed!



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