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August 8, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.6.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers, and CANDY CRUSH lost the same. The season finale of AMERICAN GRIT was rated as 2 separate hours in finals, respectively 0.3/0.4.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Aug 06.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Score it at Dragons 1, Sharks 0, as Syfy’s SHARKNADO 5 fell 0.25 from last year’s installment (which faced THE NIGHT OF on HBO) to 0.57.  The era of Kardashian-related programming isn’t over, as E!’s LIFE OF KYLIE premiered with 2 episodes at 0.51/0.49, raising FAMOUSLY SINGLE by a tenth to 0.25.  On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN returned at 0.24, down 0.04 from the 2016 premiere (which aired against the GAME OF THRONES season finale) and down 0.12 from last year’s finale, with the shifted TWIN PEAKS up 0.02 to 0.08, and I’M DYING UP HERE was down 0.01 to 0.04/163K.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES had a 0.24 season premiere.

A dragon-fueled hour of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES continued to amaze, up three-tenths from last week to 4.60, just 0.11 off the pace of its record-setting season premiere.  This continued to be wonderful for the just-renewed BALLERS (down 0.14 to 1.12) and INSECURE (down 0.06 to 0.60), while LAST WEEK TONIGHT was up 0.04 to 0.71.  Adult Swim’s RICK & MORTY lost 0.22 from last week’s season premiere to 1.26, with DECKER: MINDWIPE down 0.14 to 0.41, and APOLLO GAUNTLET down 0.09 to 0.31.  Starz’s POWER eased down by 0.03 to 0.75.  TNT’s CLAWS lost 0.05 to 0.51.  FX’s THE STRAIN jumped a tenth to 0.43.  MTV’s TEEN WOLF dropped 0.03 to 0.23.  

Unscripted was led by NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race at 0.62.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE ticked up to 0.52, with an AFTER-SHOW at 0.41, and SPOUSE HOUSE was up 0.03 to 0.23. Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID slipped 0.02 to 0.48.  On Food Network, FOOD NETWORK STAR rose 0.06 to 0.48, preceded by a related special at 0.43.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET gained 0.03 to 0.46.  HGTV’s line-up was led by ISLAND HUNTERS at 0.42/0.39, compared to last week’s 0.37/0.36.  On ID, ON THE CASE climbed 0.09 to 0.37, and AMERICAN MONSTER was up 0.05 to 0.34.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE edged up 0.02 to 0.27.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Aug 06.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday August 6, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO PRIME 9:04 PM 49 4.60 10,167
2 BREAK HBO PRIME 8:52 PM 12 1.74 3,864
3 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 1.26 2,313
4 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 29 1.12 2,280
5 POWER 4 STARZ PRIMARY 9:01 PM 58 0.75 1,686
6 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:02 PM 30 0.71 1,746
7 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: WATKINS GLEN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:28 PM 128 0.62 3,250
8 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 30 0.60 1,158
9 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: SHARKNADO 5:GLOBAL SWARM SYFY 8:00 PM 121 0.57 1,883
10 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 8:00 PM 63 0.52 1,667
11 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.51 1,339
12 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 30 0.51 1,115
13 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:30 PM 30 0.49 1,083
14 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 62 0.48 1,553
15 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 28 0.48 2,542
16 FOOD NETWORK STAR 13 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.48 1,854
17 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.46 1,179
18 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 60 0.43 1,169
19 FN STAR SPECIAL FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.43 1,564
20 ISLAND HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.42 1,833
21 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.41 1,902
22 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 9:03 PM 63 0.41 1,305
23 DECKER: MINDWIPE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.41 861
24 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA DODGERS/NY METS ESPN 8:00 PM 188 0.41 1,605
25 ISLAND HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.39 1,800
26 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.38 1,885
27 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,353
28 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.36 1,804
29 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.35 1,723
30 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,241
31 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: TRAPPED SISTERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.33 1,274
32 APOLLO GAUNTLET ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.31 676
33 NINETIES CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,002
34 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:36 PM 54 0.30 1,597
35 CHI-TOWN FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:00 PM 30 0.29 1,180
36 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.27 641
37 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.27 967
38 COLLATERAL BEAUTY HBO PRIME 7:15 PM 97 0.26 717
39 FAMOUSLY SINGLE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.25 530
40 HISTORY OF COMEDY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 975
41 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.24 1,047
42 RAY DONOVAN S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 50 0.24 1,125
43 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,870
44 SPOUSE HOUSE, THE TLC 10:06 PM 63 0.23 678
45 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.23 470
46 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:08 PM 90 0.23 611
47 BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF: BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF HBO PRIME 4:40 PM 152 0.21 477
48 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:25 PM 35 0.21 1,303
49 TANGLED: THE SERIES DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.20 869
50 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 549
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.18 469
52 E:60 ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 447
53 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.18 670
54 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.17 615
55 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,268
56 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.16 645
57 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 731
58 MLB REGULAR SEASON: NATIONALS/CUBS TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 213 0.16 462
59 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 434
60 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 956
61 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,479
62 LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE HBO PRIME 9:55 AM 110 0.15 462
63 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 835
64 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SPORTING KANSAS CITY/ATLANTA UNITED FOX SPORTS 1 8:05 PM 145 0.14 323
65 TIA MOWRY AT HOME FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.14 507
66 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 357
67 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,446
68 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 841
69 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.13 457
70 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,157
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 621
72 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,030
73 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 891
74 FA COMMUNITY SHIELD L: ARSENAL/CHELSEA FOX SPORTS 1 8:49 AM 154 0.13 324
75 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 PM 85 0.13 855
76 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 795
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 614
78 NASCAR CUP SERIES QUAL L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.13 738
79 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,070
80 FOOD PARADISE REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 395
81 TALKING W/ CHRIS HARDWICK AMC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 303
82 MASH AMC 9:00 AM 30 0.12 687
83 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,068
84 UNSUNG TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.12 294
85 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: GSM-THE BEACH MURDER HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.12 1,587
86 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 920
87 MASH AMC 9:30 AM 30 0.11 698
88 MASH AMC 7:00 AM 30 0.11 441
89 BREAK HBO PRIME 2:50 AM 10 0.11 238
90 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES HBO PRIME 8:05 AM 105 0.11 262
91 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 856
92 BBCA MOVIE: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN BBC-AMERICA 4:00 PM 240 0.11 381
93 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH SPIKE TV 10:00 AM 30 0.11 329
94 LEGENDS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:30 PM 30 0.10 236
95 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 348
96 RING, THE HBO PRIME 2:40 PM 115 0.10 255
97 MASH AMC 6:30 AM 30 0.10 396
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 554
99 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 724
100 HUNT HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.10 484
101 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 620
102 NASCAR VICTORY LAP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 60 0.10 536
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 604
104 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: NEW YORK CITY/NEW YORK RED BULLS FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 125 0.10 240
105 MASH AMC 7:30 AM 30 0.10 429
106 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,067
107 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,073
108 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: PORTLAND/LA GALAXY ESPN 2:00 PM 131 0.09 265
109 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 595
110 MASH AMC 8:30 AM 30 0.09 590
111 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.09 300
112 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 643
113 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 751
114 MASH AMC 6:00 AM 30 0.09 267
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.09 658
116 XTREME WATERPARKS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.09 295
117 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 509
118 MASH AMC 8:00 AM 30 0.09 511
119 TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 284
120 E:60 ESPN2 1:12 PM 48 0.09 183
121 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DISNEY XD 8:30 AM 30 0.09 269
122 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.09 237
123 LAST BOY SCOUT, THE MAXPRIME 6:10 PM 105 0.08 217
124 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 545
125 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 513
126 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.08 185
127 VICE SPECIAL REPORT: HBO PRIME 11:45 AM 83 0.08 210
128 LIGA MX L: VERACRUZ / PUEBLA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 150 0.08 190
129 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DISNEY XD 8:00 AM 28 0.08 259
130 SOMOS LMX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:30 PM 60 0.08 156
131 TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN SHOWTIME PRIME 8:03 PM 58 0.08 280
132 INCREDIBLE EDIBLE AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 PM 30 0.08 209
133 TOP GEAR AMERICA BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 60 0.08 235
134 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 518
135 XTREME WTRPARKS: POP-UP TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.07 215
136 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 90 0.07 553
137 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.07 149
138 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 524
139 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 781
140 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.07 188
141 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 476
142 INCREDIBLE EDIBLE AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:30 PM 30 0.07 199
143 XTREME WTRPARKS: POP-UP TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.07 211
144 INSIDE TRAINING CAMP LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.06 177
145 WES CRAVEN PRESENTS THEY HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 20 0.06 173
146 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.06 242
147 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 466
148 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 11:23 AM 37 0.06 269
149 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 565
150 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.06 210

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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.




13 Comments


  1. Destiny

    I doubt they produced that Game of Thrones episode for less than $10 million, there’s no way.

    Anyway lol Showtime. Ray Donovan proving that there was nothing wrong with that 9pm slot.


    • FlopWatch

      There’s nothing wrong with that slot, there is something wrong with the bombs it’s surrounded with.


      • Destiny

        Showtime should be happy with those Ray Donovan numbers, the 18-49 rating isn’t hugely important as they’re premium cable, but the audience levels are fine. It was up against heavy competition from Game of Thrones, Claws and Power. And once these shows come to a close in the near future, the numbers should pick up some more.

        Websites like Deadline are reporting that there were no talks for another Twin Peaks revival, well no duh LOL. I think going forward that they need to put any future revival on a streaming service like Netflix exclusively or go along the direct to DVD movie route.


        • FlopWatch

          Agreed, there’s no good reason to bring back Twin Peaks, it bombed spectacularly and it’s not exactly cheap to produce, especially after all the hurdles to get this one off the ground and getting Lynch on board.


        • MAX

          Why would Showtime give a shit about live ratings when they don’t have commercials? It’s not 1992 anymore, that’s not the only quantifiable metric to measure a show’s success.They care about subscribers. Les Moonves just came out and said it boosted CBS’ revenue. David Nevins said the same thing. To call it a bomb is disingenuous and misleading.


          • Mitch Salem

            It’s true that there’s a less direct relationship between ratings and success for pay networks, but you’re giving Moonves and Nevins the benefit of the doubt in a big way. Suffice to say that network executives are lucky that none of the things they say at TCA are subject to audit.


          • Destiny

            Mitch wouldn’t you agree that people should pay attention to what networks do, rather than what they say? Every network is guilty of talking up failing/failed shows for PR purposes. It’s all just a game of spin in the end.


          • Mitch Salem

            TV networks are all part of multi-billion dollar conglomerates, and like any of those, they spin their news in the way that will make Wall Street happy. In defense of Showtime and Twin Peaks, they certainly generated plenty of media and social media for the summer, and staked a claim as an auteur-friendly platform. Whether that was worth the tens of millions it cost to produce and market is much more debatable.


          • Destiny

            It never fails to surprise me the number of people out there who are unable to tell the difference between what’s spin and what’s not. I know it doesn’t help that the usual entertainment sites like Deadline, Variety, TVLine are basically network mouthpieces, but you’d think people would question more.


    • JamesG

      They say $10 million is the average cost per episode, so yeah that one was way on the high end of the range. Some episodes are mostly people talking inside castles to save up for the dragon madness.

      It’s the highest viewership for Game of Thrones yet in L+SD, slightly above this season’s premiere.


      • Destiny

        It felt like they were given a blank check with the VFX and things like that. I wonder if we’ll ever find out how much the episode really cost? It’s not really something that gets widely talked about is it?

        HBO must be feeling super confident about doing spinoffs now, because even if they’re only half as successful as GOT, they’d still have huge numbers for cable.


  2. Amaury

    Not shows I watch, but one thing I’ve found interesting with networks is that the general demographic rating can’t really foretell the total viewers. I know that’s always been true, but, like, I’ve always seen the higher total viewers be with a higher demographic rating and such. For example, here with a CBS, 60 minutes got a 0.7 rating with 6.55 million total viewers while Big Brother got a 2.0 rating with 6.46 million total viewers. The demographic ratings have a huge 1.3 (65%) difference, with Big Brother doing a lot better, but for total viewers, 60 Minutes actually got 0.06 million total viewers more, about 1%.

    Same with cable networks. While I know this isn’t their targeted audience for kid networks, on July 28, Bizaardvark received 1.47 million total viewers with a 0.27 rating, but on Friday, Raven’s Home received a 0.28 rating, 0.01 higher than Bizaardvark the previous week (July 28), yet only got 1.20 million total viewers. Back in 2014 when Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn premiered, you were seeing something like a 0.18 rating with 1.79 million viewers. Now you see that many total viewers when it’s more like a 0.30 rating or higher. In most cases, as looking at School of Rock from Saturday, it only received 1.32 million viewers with a 0.31 rating.

    Sorry for the rambling. Just find it interesting. :)


  3. Russell

    Great for Rick & Morty! Actually, its Male 12-34 rating was at 2.10, which is up from last week’s 1.94 rating.



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