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September 1, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.30.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and the CHADWICK BOSEMAN TRIBUTE special gained 0.1 in final numbers, while LOVE ISLAND and the reruns of LAST MAN STANDING and DUNCANVILLE lost the same.  In addition, CW posted an MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS RECAP special at 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS were, as usual, simulcast across virtually all Viacom services (this year including CW), and it rated as follows:  on MTV itself, it dropped 0.30 from last year, when it aired on a Monday, to 0.60 (the pre-show was down 0.15 to 0.19), while it was at 0.11 on VH1 (down 0.24), 0.12 on Nickelodeon/Nick At Nite (down 0.04/0.06, which was split between Nick and Nick-At-Nite), 0.06 on Paramount (down 0.09), 0.09 on Comedy Central (down 0.07), 0.07 on BET (down 0.02), 0.04 on MTV 2 (down 0.02), 0.05 on TV Land (down 0.01), 0.04 on CMT (down 0.01), 0.02/45K on MTV Classic (down 0.03), 0.01/56K on Pop, 0.01/52K on BET Her (steady), and zero/9K on Logo (down 0.01).

The highest-rated scripted series on Sunday cable was Adult Swim’s YOLO: CRYSTAL FANTASY at 0.28/0.26, compared to last week’s 0.23/0.18.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT ticked down to 0.20, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY dropped 0.05 to 0.18, and THE VOW was up 0.02 to 0.09.  Starz’s P-VALLEY returned from a week off and halted its upward trajectory, down 0.04 to 0.16.  Syfy’s WYNONNA EARP ticked up to 0.09.  Showtime’s entire line-up was off the chart:  THE CIRCUS steady at 0.02/204K, the premiere of LOVE FRAUD at 0.01/135K, and WE HUNT TOGETHER down 0.01 to 0.01/104K.

Sunday cable overall was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, down 0.03 to 0.95 (the after-show was down 0.06 to 0.35), with DARCEY & STACEY steady at 0.49.  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS games were at 0.90/0.63, and TNT’s game was at 0.79.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.28.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC dipped 0.03 to 0.26.  On Food Network, CHOPPED was steady at 0.25, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was up 0.03 to 0.25.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC lost 0.03 to 0.24, CARIBBEAN LIFE was at 0.24/0.23 compared to last week’s 0.26/0.25, and MEXICO LIFE was at 0.22/0.20 compared to last week’s 0.26.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE slipped 0.02 to 0.24, EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE ticked down to 0.10, and NAKED & AFRAID: FOREIGN was at 0.07.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE ticked down to 0.23, and SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH was down 0.04 to 0.20.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.21/0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday August 30, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.95 3,388
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: LA CLIPPERS/DALLAS ESPN 3:43 PM 149 0.90 2,318
3 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: NUGGETS/JAZZ TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:44 PM 157 0.79 1,982
4 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: BOSTON/TORONTO ESPN 1:10 PM 153 0.63 1,680
5 2020 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS MTV 8:00 PM 134 0.60 1,315
6 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.49 2,025
7 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:30 PM 14 0.43 1,037
8 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:12 PM 48 0.39 950
9 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:21 PM 56 0.36 913
10 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.35 1,530
11 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 1:00 PM 10 0.29 758
12 YOLO: CRYSTAL FANTASY ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.28 521
13 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: ATLANTA/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:00 PM 262 0.28 988
14 YOLO: CRYSTAL FANTASY ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.26 472
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.26 913
16 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,022
17 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,023
18 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.24 1,862
19 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.24 1,493
20 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.24 1,618
21 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 90 0.23 955
22 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.23 1,396
23 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 30 0.22 1,578
24 NHL SEMI FINALS L: COLORADO/DALLAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 167 0.21 715
25 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 29 0.20 833
26 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.20 859
27 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.20 1,517
28 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.19 922
29 2020 VMA PRESHOW MTV 6:30 PM 60 0.19 481
30 RENOVATION ISLAND REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,168
31 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 58 0.18 747
32 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: BELGIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN 9:05 AM 133 0.17 675
33 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 110 0.16 1,042
34 P-VALLEY STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 56 0.16 384
35 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,994
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,057
37 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: SECRETS IN THE WOODS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.15 835
38 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 379
39 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:22 PM 90 0.14 352
40 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 2,348
41 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.14 769
42 YARD CRASHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 AM 30 0.14 694
43 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,105
44 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,866
45 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 591
46 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 531
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,254
48 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,855
49 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,640
50 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 2,393
51 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,376
52 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,384
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,005
54 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 134 0.12 323
55 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS VH1 8:00 PM 134 0.11 267
56 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 600
57 NHL SEMI FINALS L: LAS VEGAS/VANCOUVER NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 PM 167 0.11 390
58 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,006
59 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,341
60 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,376
61 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 595
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 825
63 EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 61 0.10 695
64 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,002
65 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,230
66 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:18 AM 42 0.10 303
67 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS COMEDY CENTRAL 8:00 PM 134 0.09 210
68 YARD CRASHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 AM 30 0.09 455
69 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.09 386
70 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 452
71 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 13 0.09 508
72 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NICK-AT-NITE 10:14 PM 133 0.09 234
73 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 61 0.09 342
74 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 56 0.09 338
75 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,006
76 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,358
77 MLB REGULAR SEASON: METS/YANKEES TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 214 0.09 381
78 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 806
79 MLB BONUS GAME   L: NY YANKEES/NY METS ESPN2 4:00 PM 248 0.08 303
80 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 924
81 YARD CRASHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 AM 30 0.08 507
82 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 2 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 279 0.08 459
83 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.08 383
84 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.08 141
85 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 757
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 847
87 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 15 0.07 241
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 943
89 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 67 0.07 477
90 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.07 249
91 RAVEN ABOUT BUNK?D DISNEY CHANNEL 10:26 AM 59 0.07 345
92 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 135 0.07 267
93 LIGA MX: MONTERREY VS JUAREZ FOX DEPORTES 10:08 PM 133 0.07 194
94 YARD CRASHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 AM 30 0.07 339
95 INDYCAR SERIES L: GATEWAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:37 PM 126 0.07 545
96 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:15 AM 15 0.07 232
97 RAVEN ABOUT BUNK?D DISNEY CHANNEL 8:44 PM 48 0.06 288
98 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 840
99 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 888
100 INDYCAR CENTRAL POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:43 PM 17 0.06 349
101 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 134 0.06 213
102 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.06 227
103 SUPERCHARGED SUNDAY: DAYS OF THUNDER BBC-AMERICA 12:30 PM 150 0.06 157
104 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 676
105 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: GATEWAY FOX SPORTS 1 11:58 AM 152 0.06 434
106 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 340
107 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:17 AM 24 0.06 170
108 KORN FERRY TOUR: 2020 KORN FERRY TOUR CHP GOLF CHANNEL 2:50 PM 130 0.06 205
109 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: ATLANTA/PHILADELPHIA ESPN2 8:08 PM 195 0.05 216
110 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 140
111 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:32 PM 28 0.05 338
112 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 185
113 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:16 PM 60 0.05 278
114 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 681
115 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.05 843
116 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 4:05 PM 47 0.05 850
117 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 861
118 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:39 PM 141 0.05 320
119 TOUR DE FRANCE – BONUS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:18 AM 42 0.05 226
120 AMERICAN FLAT TRACK NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:47 PM 60 0.05 152
121 GOLDEN STATE KILLER: MAIN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 1:00 AM 120 0.05 194
122 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 658
123 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 751
124 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS TV LAND 8:00 PM 134 0.05 224
125 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS QUERETARO FOX DEPORTES 7:45 PM 143 0.05 126
126 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 361
127 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: PIKERNGTN NTH (OH)/PIKERNGTN CTRL (OH) ESPN2 12:00 PM 154 0.04 186
128 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.04 784
129 GRANT: 3 FREEDOMS CHAMPION A&E NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.04 357
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 186
131 SOCIO S3, EL UNIVERSO 12:00 PM 60 0.04 97
132 GRANT: 1 UNLIKELY HERO A&E NETWORK 2:00 PM 120 0.04 303
133 TRUCK U MOTOR TREND 10:30 AM 30 0.04 181
134 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / TIJUANA TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.04 95
135 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 499
136 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS MTV2 8:00 PM 134 0.04 113
137 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN 7:30 AM 95 0.04 154
138 GRANT: 2 LINCOLNS GENERAL A&E NETWORK 4:00 PM 120 0.04 359
139 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2020 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS CMT 8:00 PM 134 0.04 123
140 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 741
141 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS/LAFC FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 154 0.04 117
142 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 779
143 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 167
144 SOCIO S3, EL UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 60 0.03 75
145 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 180
146 INDYCAR CENTRAL PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 37 0.03 316
147 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA AA POP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 350
148 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 435
149 SOCIO S4, EL UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 56
150 RAVEN ABOUT BUNK?D DISNEY CHANNEL 11:22 PM 59 0.03 195

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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. Anthony Guidetti

    Interesting how the VMAs aired on a network, and the MTV airing had the most viewers. I mean, it’s the MTV VMAs, so it makes total sense the MTV airing would have the most viewers, but it shows that the networks aren’t as strong as they once were.


  2. Destiny

    In terms of overall viewers Lovecraft Country has done fairly well so far. P-Valley also did well considering it had a random two week break.


  3. Shan

    MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS numbers on POP and MTV please.


  4. Dan

    Is the recap the first time CW has ever aired anything in the 10pm hour in the network’s existence?


  5. Dan

    Hi Mitch, are you sure it aired on MTV Classic? It was not one of the networks ViacomCBS said it would be on.


  6. Dan

    Do you know if it ended up airing on MTV Live (VMAs)?


  7. Shawn

    It seems pointless to keep having these awards. Seeing still pics if those millionaire “musicians” in those bizzare expensive clothes while so many people are suffering was pretty disgusting as well.


  8. Bruce

    Are music videos still a thing? If so, where are they? Do they play instruments? Can they “sing” without auto-tune? Why am I commenting on this?



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