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September 13, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.10.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 9.1, up 0.7 from the final number for the 2016 premiere game.  THE ORVILLE’s premiere adjusted up 0.4 to 2.7, but there’s an asterisk because Nielsen counted two plays on the west coast, one simulcast with the east after football, and the other at 8PM Pacific time.  On ABC, both the 20/20 special and the MISS AMERICA PAGEANT lost 0.1 in final numbers.  The rerun of THE SIMPSONS dropped 0.2, and the reruns of FAMILY GUY and NCIS: LA were down 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Sep 10.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was a busy night for cable, although none of the newcomers were at the top of the chart.  On HBO, THE DEUCE premiered at 0.24, below the 0.31 for the premiere of BIG LITTLE LIES, which like THE DEUCE was available in advance via VOD and streaming; BIG LITTLE LIES more than doubled to 0.66 by its finale, and we’ll see if THE DEUCE has those kind of legs.  Lead-out BALLERS ticked down to 0.41, the season finale of INSECURE ticked up to 0.40, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned at 0.36.  On Starz, OUTLANDER premiered its 3rd season at 0.31, down 0.08 from the 2016 premiere (on a Saturday), and SURVIVOR’S REMORSE plunged without its POWER lead-in, down 0.19 to 0.14.  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD returned to AMC with 2 hours at 0.78, considerably down from the 1.18/1.04 for the 2-hour season premiere in June, and even down from July’s 0.93/0.83 midseason finale ratings.  Notably, a 1-hour preview of the next season of THE WALKING DEAD was almost as strong as FEAR at 0.68.  Lead-out TALKING DEAD was at 0.21. The premiere of Sundance’s TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL was off the chart at 0.06/346K.

With the seasons over for GAME OF THRONES and POWER, the strongest show on Sunday cable was clearly RICK & MORTY, the #1 show of the night at 1.32, which was down only 0.05 from its last airing 2 weeks ago, with lead-out TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES at 0.58/0.46.  On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN returned from its week off for the TWIN PEAKS finale, down 0.03 to 0.20, while EPISODES was steady at 0.04/264K, and DICE was up 0.01 to 0.04/183K.  FX’s THE STRAIN dropped 0.04 to 0.34.  TNT’s THE LAST SHIP fell 0.07 to 0.27.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES ticked up to 0.24.  MTV’s TEEN WOLF ticked down to 0.21, and a lead-out special was at 0.10.

Unscripted continued to be dominated by Weather Channel’s WEATHER CENTER LIVE, which had all 14 slots below RICK & MORTY, led by the 10AM hour at 1.22.  On TLC, the season finale of 90 DAY FIANCE was at 0.64/0.62, compared to last week’s 0.60/0.57, and the season finale of SPOUSE HOUSE was down 0.03 to 0.24.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET was at 0.42.  Food Network’s GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE was steady at 0.33, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was also steady at 0.30.  HGTV’s line-up was led by BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT at 0.28/0.26, compared to last week’s 0.25/0.24.  On E!, LIFE OF KYLIE ticked down to 0.26, WAGS gained 0.02 to 0.15, and E!’S LOOK BACK was at 0.13.  ID’s AMERICAN MONSTER fell 0.07 to 0.24, and DEADLINE CRIME was down 0.05 to 0.24.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE ticked up to 0.23. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Sep 10.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 10, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 1.32 2,375
2 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 1.22 4,954
3 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 1.16 4,829
4 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 1.14 4,871
5 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 1.09 4,082
6 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 1.09 4,831
7 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 1.06 4,126
8 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 1.00 4,442
9 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.96 3,791
10 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.95 4,511
11 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.94 3,988
12 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.92 3,629
13 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.90 4,010
14 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.88 3,882
15 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.84 3,954
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.79 3,455
17 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: 309/310 MINOTAUR/THE DIVINER AMC 9:00 PM 123 0.78 2,139
18 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.77 3,206
19 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.76 3,339
20 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.73 3,078
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.72 2,735
22 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.70 3,041
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.69 2,816
24 WALKING DEAD S8 PREVIEW AMC 8:00 PM 60 0.68 1,923
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.67 2,711
26 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.67 2,718
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.65 2,581
28 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.65 2,473
29 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 8:00 PM 63 0.64 1,922
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.63 2,501
31 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 9:03 PM 62 0.62 1,764
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.61 2,680
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.61 2,739
34 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.60 2,429
35 TIM&ERICS BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.58 1,079
36 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.57 2,413
37 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.54 2,769
38 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.53 3,241
39 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.52 3,145
40 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.51 1,952
41 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.51 1,194
42 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.51 3,100
43 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.51 3,020
44 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.50 2,673
45 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.49 2,141
46 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.49 1,915
47 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.49 3,082
48 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.48 3,008
49 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.47 2,702
50 TIM&ERICS BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.46 868
51 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.43 2,803
52 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.43 2,713
53 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.42 2,568
54 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.42 1,592
55 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.42 1,199
56 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.42 1,803
57 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 31 0.41 930
58 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.41 1,936
59 INSECURE HBO PRIME 11:04 PM 40 0.40 806
60 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.39 2,484
61 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.38 1,467
62 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.36 750
63 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:46 PM 30 0.36 968
64 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.35 1,259
65 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.34 2,339
66 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.34 1,176
67 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 64 0.34 837
68 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.33 2,532
69 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.33 1,360
70 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 8 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,079
71 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.31 2,144
72 OUTLANDER 3 STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 54 0.31 1,493
73 HIDDEN FIGURES: HIDDEN FIGURES HBO PRIME 6:46 PM 127 0.31 886
74 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.30 907
75 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 AM 60 0.30 1,035
76 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.29 681
77 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.29 966
78 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.28 1,162
79 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.28 1,020
80 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:07 PM 53 0.28 669
81 LAST SHIP, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,461
82 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: MENS FINALS ESPN 4:00 PM 210 0.27 1,483
83 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 5:00 PM 180 0.27 1,740
84 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.27 2,023
85 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.26 1,116
86 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 30 0.26 559
87 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,134
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.26 1,624
89 EARLY START CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.25 838
90 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 8:00 AM 180 0.25 1,514
91 SPOUSE HOUSE, THE TLC 10:05 PM 65 0.24 750
92 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.24 585
93 DEADLINE:CRIME WITH TAMRO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,081
94 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 0.24 1,576
95 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,799
96 DEUCE, THE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 84 0.24 830
97 NEW DAY CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.24 877
98 MYSTICONS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.24 1,046
99 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.24 1,028
100 EARLY START CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.24 799
101 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,055
102 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.23 1,426
103 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 11:00 AM 360 0.23 1,677
104 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.23 548
105 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.22 1,116
106 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: BALTIMORE/CLEVELAND ESPN 8:00 PM 187 0.22 982
107 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:30 PM 30 0.22 1,070
108 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.22 1,086
109 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.22 1,054
110 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 11:03 PM 60 0.21 638
111 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.21 423
112 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.21 519
113 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.21 482
114 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 465
115 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: MORE T TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 612
116 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.20 389
117 RAY DONOVAN S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 49 0.20 1,081
118 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,171
119 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.18 1,063
120 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 30 0.18 606
121 SUNDAY MOVIE: FAST FIVE FREEFORM 6:00 PM 180 0.18 429
122 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.17 528
123 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,333
124 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 374
125 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.16 819
126 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 150 0.16 371
127 WAGS MIAMI E! 10:00 PM 60 0.15 330
128 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 240 0.15 388
129 SURVIVORS REMORSE 4 STARZ PRIMARY 10:00 PM 27 0.14 388
130 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:18 PM 90 0.14 310
131 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NEWCASTLE/SWANSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 126 0.13 294
132 LONE STAR RESTORATION HISTORY 12:00 PM 60 0.13 397
133 E!S LOOK BOOK E! 9:30 PM 30 0.13 337
134 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.12 764
135 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 AM 60 0.12 733
136 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:33 AM 24 0.11 205
137 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: HURRICANE IRMA MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.11 824
138 LIGA MX L: SANTOS / TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 150 0.11 250
139 SOMETHINGS KILLING ME HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 442
140 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 515
141 BOBBY AND DAMARIS SHOW FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.10 533
142 TEEN WOLF:FIERCEST FEMALE MTV 9:01 PM 31 0.10 186
143 E:60 ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.10 241
144 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CRYSTAL PALACE/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:23 AM 130 0.09 200
145 FOX & FRIENDS FIRST FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.09 807
146 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 15 0.09 425
147 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 61 0.09 469
148 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 12:30 PM 30 0.09 439
149 TIA MOWRY AT HOME FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.09 324
150 FOX & FRIENDS FIRST FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.09 731

PREVIOUS SUNDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS SUNDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

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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. Douglas from Brazil

    Others outlets are reporting 2.8 for Orville but here it is 2.7 so what is the correct one?


  2. Martin

    Do you have All Hail King Julien at 8:30 pm and the Series Premiere of Nowhere Boys at 10 & 10:30 pm on Universal Kids (formerly Sprout)? I don’t know if Nielsen recognizes the channel’s name change, but I have no doubt that All Hail King Julien will air better than It’s Initual 1 AM premiere on Saturday.


    • Mitch Salem

      King: 0.01/50K
      Boys: 0.01/30K & 0.01/31K

      Again, as a general rule we won’t be responding to requests for this network.


      • Martin

        I think the reason is that Sprout used to be a 24-Hour preschool channel, and they added new programming and a new Name along with that which would turn off previous viewers who watched the Sprout channel. Secondly, None of the premiere ratings I’ve mentioned haven’t even fell below a zero level, that these were only ratings for Series Premieres and nothing more. But, I respect your opinion.


        • Mitch Salem

          When we get a multitude of requests for ratings at the 0.01 level, our rule for the lowest we’ll report rises. If it’s any consolation, at that level any fluctuation in ratings is all but meaningless, because the size of the Nielsen sample tuning in is microscopic.


  3. KevinY

    The Deuce was amazing! It has overwhelmingly positive reviews so I expect the ratings to grow once most people discover it. Margarita Levieva and Emily Meade are amazing!


  4. Shan

    Top of the Lake on Sundance, numbers please.


  5. Russell

    Great for Rick & Morty! It’s really strong in Men 12-34 as well.


  6. Jeff Anthony

    Do you know what the ratings were for ESPN’s 1pm MLS game on 9/10 — Columbus vs Sporting KC?



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