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August 7, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.5.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER and SHADES OF BLUE gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was an up-and-down night for HBO, where SHARP OBJECTS jumped 0.12 to 0.36, and the season finale of SUCCESSION rose 0.07 to 0.20, but LAST WEEK TONIGHT was down 0.07 to 0.27.  On AMC, a WALKING DEAD preview special for next season was at 0.44, pushing PREACHER up 0.08 to 0.30.  Scripted was led by Starz’s POWER, up 0.03 to 0.56.  TNT’s CLAWS edged up 0.02 to 0.44.  Adult Swim’s VENTURE BROTHERS returned at 0.34.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES returned at 0.21.  On Showtime, WHO IS AMERICA continued to build, up 0.03 to 0.13, a pivotal episode of THE AFFAIR gained 0.02 to 0.10, and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT ticked down to 0.03/101K.  

E!’s season premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS shared the Sunday cable crown at 0.64, in line with last year’s 0.70 premiere, and lead-out VERY CAVALLARI had a one-tenth boost to 0.32.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY  NIGHT game was also at 0.64.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE was at 0.62, compared to last week’s 0.70/0.54, and UNEXPECTED returned at 0.37.  On VH1, a special Sunday BASKETBALL WIVES was at 0.42.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID crashed by 0.27 to 0.41, and ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE premiered at 0.20.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE had a 0.12 leap to 0.38.  On Food Network, FOOD NETWORK STAR lost 0.07 to 0.37, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was down 0.02 to 0.27.  HGTV’s line-up was led by CARIBBEAN LIFE at 0.35/0.34, compared to last week’s 0.36/0.33.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC returned at 0.33.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS was at 0.31/0.30/0.28.  On ID, AMERICAN MONSTER was at 0.27, and ON THE CASE was down 0.05 to 0.26.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday August 5, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 61 0.64 1,364
2 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: RED SOX/ YANKEES ESPN 8:00 PM 294 0.64 2,746
3 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.62 1,814
4 POWER 5 STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 59 0.56 1,326
5 WALKING DEAD S9 PREVIEW AMC 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,258
6 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.44 1,281
7 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 10:00 PM 61 0.42 944
8 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 62 0.41 1,345
9 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 61 0.38 829
10 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 66 0.37 1,099
11 FOOD NETWORK STAR 14 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.37 1,489
12 SHARP OBJECTS HBO PRIME 9:03 PM 52 0.36 1,173
13 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.35 1,704
14 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.34 1,702
15 VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.34 660
16 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.34 1,707
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.33 1,025
18 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.32 1,706
19 VERY CAVALLARI E! 10:01 PM 59 0.32 606
20 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 9:02 PM 31 0.31 729
21 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.31 1,588
22 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:31 PM 31 0.30 682
23 PREACHER AMC 10:00 PM 65 0.30 879
24 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 9:33 PM 31 0.30 712
25 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.29 1,517
26 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:00 PM 31 0.28 650
27 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:10 PM 30 0.27 994
28 YELLOWSTONE LIVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,554
29 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,251
30 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.27 935
31 90 DAY FIANCE: B90D COUNT: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.27 866
32 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,326
33 ULTIMATE SUMMER COOK OFF FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.25 923
34 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.24 903
35 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 56 0.21 1,669
36 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 863
37 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 492
38 TIME MACHINE: RISE & FALL OF PABLO ESCOBAR, THE HISTORY 9:00 PM 125 0.20 815
39 SUCCESSION HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 66 0.20 730
40 ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 61 0.20 688
41 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: SISTERS SECRET, A (2018) LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.19 806
42 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 680
43 HISTORY OF COMEDY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 856
44 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:54 AM 96 0.19 595
45 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 431
46 GC PREGAME LI GOLF CHANNEL 1:45 PM 15 0.17 999
47 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 432
48 2000S CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 638
49 E:60 ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 400
50 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE HBO PRIME 7:00 PM 115 0.15 583
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 375
52 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 11:58 AM 107 0.15 963
53 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.15 459
54 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 349
55 MY HAUNTED HOUSE TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 370
56 WHO IS AMERICA S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 25 0.13 313
57 HAUNTED THINGS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 382
58 RAPUNZELS TANGLED ADV. DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 30 0.13 636
59 THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 397
60 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.13 999
61 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 778
62 ITS COMPLICATED: ITS COMPLICATED HBO PRIME 4:50 PM 120 0.13 387
63 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 308
64 AMAZING PLANET NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 898
65 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.12 442
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,570
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 292
68 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,517
69 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS LEON FOX DEPORTES 8:54 PM 149 0.11 246
70 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 387
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 638
72 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 10:02 PM 61 0.11 469
73 BEACH BITES W/ KATIE LEE FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.11 637
74 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,358
75 OBJECTIFIED: PAM ANDERSON FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,027
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 649
77 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.11 456
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.10 671
79 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 679
80 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,329
81 AFFAIR, THE S4 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 53 0.10 507
82 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: GSM-PANDORAS BOX MURDERS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.10 1,506
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 638
84 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 725
85 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,035
86 MLB REGULAR SEASON: ANGELS/INDIANS TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 204 0.10 294
87 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.10 859
88 SOMETHINGS KILLING ME HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 457
89 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 724
90 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.09 256
91 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,165
92 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,069
93 LIGA MX L: SANTOS / PUEBLA UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 150 0.09 316
94 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,067
95 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 662
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 661
97 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 991
98 IT CAME OUTTA NOWHERE TRAVEL CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 382
99 SECRETS OF THE ZOO NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.08 599
100 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: HOU AT LAD/DET AT OAK MLB NETWORK 4:11 PM 174 0.08 300
101 BREAK HBO PRIME 6:50 PM 10 0.08 226
102 LAND OF THE LOST HBO PRIME 7:45 AM 102 0.08 171
103 BBCA MOVIE: PIRATES/CARIBBEAN:DEAD MA BBC-AMERICA 4:00 PM 210 0.08 293
104 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 903
105 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 704
106 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 586
107 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH PARAMOUNT 10:00 AM 30 0.08 240
108 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE PARAMOUNT 10:30 AM 30 0.08 215
109 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 7:05 PM 55 0.08 260
110 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 1,118
111 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 499
112 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.07 603
113 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 527
114 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.07 345
115 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 564
116 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.07 731
117 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 11:23 PM 37 0.07 112
118 AMATEUR SOFTBALL        L: ASIA PACIFIC/SOUTHWEST ESPN 2:00 PM 134 0.07 218
119 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 671
120 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 705
121 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 745
122 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 774
123 IT CAME OUTTA NOWHERE TRAVEL CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 358
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 247
125 FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE: FATE OF THE FURIOUS, THE MAXPRIME 9:40 PM 136 0.07 177
126 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.07 178
127 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 297
128 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.06 463
129 TED BUNDY: SERIAL MONSTER: PART 1 REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.06 235
130 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.06 788
131 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 60 0.06 187
132 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.06 161
133 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.06 312
134 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 259
135 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 499
136 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.06 157
137 HAPPY DEATH DAY MAXPRIME 10:00 AM 96 0.06 136
138 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.06 131
139 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD PARAMOUNT 9:30 AM 30 0.05 195
140 E:60 ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.05 136
141 BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE MAXPRIME 1:40 PM 108 0.05 170
142 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 127
143 SEGURIDAD DE FRONTERA UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 60 0.05 121
144 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 200
145 HAPPY DEATH DAY MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 96 0.05 120
146 STAR FALLS TEENNICK 9:00 PM 30 0.05 144
147 LIGA MX L: TIJUANA XOLOS/LEON FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 124 0.05 103
148 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.05 123
149 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.05 288
150 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.05 123

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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.




17 Comments


  1. Nickandmore!

    Do you have the 2nd new “Star Falls” at 9:30pm on TeenNick? (The 9pm premiere is already on the chart.)

    Thanks. (Am asking for Amaury, who says they are having issues trying to comment here since Thursday’s ratings post.)


  2. Maru

    Do you have the 9:30 PM Star Falls on TeenNick? Thanks!

    (Looks like the last comment eventually posted. Hopefully this one does, too.)


    • ChrisM

      Is it because of the new name? That would be strange. Are you gonna stick with it or go back to Amaury?


      • Maru

        See my latest posts on the Friday finals. “Amaury” currently seems to be the issue.


        • ChrisM

          Very strange, but at least you found a solution for now. I still think it has something to do with needing to sign in now for each post. It’s too coincidental.


          • Maru

            That’s what I’m thinking as well. And I’m thinking that was changed as a possible solution to the slowdown we were having earlier.

            See here: https://i.imgur.com/x3H7Ltl.png

            The left is how it used to be, and the right is how it is now.


          • ChrisM

            Funny – I never noticed that. I suppose if they fixed the slow-down issue, that included flipping the comment box. Unless the two were unrelated and this is just a coincidence. Still strange.


  3. Jonathan

    Sad to see Mega Man launch DOA, but I guess it’s to be expected when you have such a great broadcast partner like Cartoon Network. Sundays. 6:30 AM. Zero promotion.


    • Russell

      6:30am on a Sunday? That’s a horrible timeslot. Saturday mornings would make more sense.


      • Jonathan

        That would get in the way of the Teen Titans and Gumball re-runs. Besides, they already have a new Transformers show they’re going to dump on Saturdays at 6:30 AM.


        • Russell

          Cartoon Network reruns those shows enough, I don’t think giving those slots to originals would hurt them too much.


  4. Destiny

    This bodes really well for the upcoming Preacher & FTWD pairing. If Preacher can respond this well to a weak TWD special, it should do better with FTWD. Which means we could be seeing the show back over a million viewers and maybe, just maybe a 0.4.



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