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September 15, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.13.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.2, down 1.3 from the final rating for last year’s Sunday night opener.  Afternoon football brought plenty of other adjustments:  on CBS, 60 MINUTES lost 0.1, while BIG BROTHER gained the same, and on FOX, the MASKED SINGER preview special gained 0.3, while the FALL PREVIEW special lost 0.1. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  HBO’s LOVECRAFT COUNTRY jumped 0.07 from its Labor Day Weekend score (that episode had previously been available online) to 0.19, but THE VOW ticked down to 0.05.  Starz’s POWER BOOK II: GHOST sank 0.05 from last week’s series premiere to 0.18.  Adult Swim’s TIGTONE was at 0.17/0.15.  On Showtime, THE CIRCUS ticked up to 0.03, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT returned at 0.03, LOVE FRAUD gained a tick to 0.02/149K, the finale of WE HUNT TOGETHER was steady at 0.01/110K, and DESUS & MERO was at 0.03/55K.

TLC remained in charge of Sunday cable in general, with 90 DAY FIANCE up 0.18 to 1.00 (the afer-show was down 0.08 to 0.32), and DARCEY & STACEY up 0.04 to 0.45.  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game, facing NFL football, was comparatively low at 0.45, the network’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.23, and MLB SUNDAY NIGHT was at 0.19.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC climbed 0.07 to 0.28.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE rose 0.05 to 0.25, EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE ticked down to 0.08, and NAKED & AFRAID: FOREIGN ticked up to 0.07.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE gained 0.07 to 0.24, and SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH was up a full tenth to 0.24.  Food Network’s HALLOWEEN WARS returned at 0.23/0.20.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC edged up 0.02 to 0.19, MEXICO LIFE was 0.04 livelier at 0.18, CARIBBEAN LIFE was at was at 0.17/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.14, and WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE was up 0.02 to 0.17.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE lost 0.03 to 0.13. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 13, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 1.00 3,799
2 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.54 1,362
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: LA CLIPPERS/DENVER ESPN 1:09 PM 157 0.45 1,304
4 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.45 1,831
5 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.32 1,508
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,017
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.25 626
8 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.25 1,552
9 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 90 0.24 986
10 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.24 895
11 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: MENS FINALS ESPN 4:00 PM 275 0.23 1,476
12 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.23 882
13 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN 3:46 PM 14 0.21 660
14 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 879
15 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:05 PM 55 0.20 581
16 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 531
17 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: HOUSTON/LA DODGERS ESPN 8:35 PM 150 0.19 896
18 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,446
19 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.18 480
20 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.18 744
21 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.18 1,380
22 POWER BOOK II: GHOST STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 57 0.18 564
23 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.17 380
24 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.17 449
25 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: N/A ESPN2 9:05 AM 190 0.17 627
26 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.17 1,258
27 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.17 1,261
28 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 559
29 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 1,134
30 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.15 336
31 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 2,076
32 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 2,056
33 GIRL MEETS FARM REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.14 920
34 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.14 541
35 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 58 0.13 455
36 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,273
37 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,735
38 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,046
39 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,669
40 TRISHAS S. KITCHEN REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 847
41 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L ESPN2 12:15 PM 45 0.13 242
42 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.12 578
43 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 374
44 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: SINFIDELITY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 600
45 THE A&E MOVIE: MAGNIFICENT 7, THE A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.12 598
46 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.12 413
47 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 422
48 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 589
49 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.11 352
50 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 447
51 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,023
52 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,379
53 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 416
54 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.10 366
55 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.10 417
56 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 931
57 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,484
58 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 AM 15 0.10 200
59 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/WEST BROM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:54 AM 125 0.10 268
60 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 15 0.09 183
61 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 763
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 758
63 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,106
64 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.09 306
65 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 374
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 761
67 SITUATION ROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 861
68 SITUATION ROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 837
69 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS CRUZ AZUL FOX DEPORTES 9:53 PM 128 0.08 192
70 MODERN WARRIORS: 9/11 GEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,164
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 844
72 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.08 364
73 LIGA MX L: QUERETARO / LEON TUDN 7:30 PM 150 0.08 170
74 EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 61 0.08 596
75 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 899
76 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 91 0.08 185
77 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 11:00 AM 60 0.08 331
78 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.07 157
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 678
80 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 67 0.07 447
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 611
82 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 9:00 AM 60 0.07 282
83 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:59 AM 31 0.07 211
84 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,118
85 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,112
86 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 436
87 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 298
88 SUPERCHARGED SUNDAY: JOHN WICK BBC-AMERICA 5:45 PM 135 0.07 249
89 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 15 0.07 177
90 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 11 0.06 385
91 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 998
92 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 1,036
93 MLB REGULAR SEASON: CUBS/BREWERS TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 187 0.06 233
94 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.06 115
95 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:25 PM 60 0.06 217
96 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 512
97 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.06 541
98 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 887
99 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 291
100 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 10:00 AM 60 0.06 320
101 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.06 326
102 RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 535
103 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 15 CNBC 8:00 AM 240 0.06 404
104 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 11:30 PM 60 0.05 174
105 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 727
106 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 643
107 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 58 0.05 304
108 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.05 197
109 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:15 AM 15 0.05 159
110 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 203
111 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 576
112 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 55 0.05 87
113 MAJOR LEAGU SOCCER LF SUN: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES / LA GALAXY TUDN 11:00 PM 127 0.05 102
114 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN2 8:00 PM 36 0.05 299
115 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPNEWS 10:00 AM 180 0.05 108
116 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN2 7:30 AM 95 0.04 148
117 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 222
118 PGA TOUR: 2020 SAFEWAY OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 6:17 PM 168 0.04 413
119 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 12:01 AM 29 0.04 83
120 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / SAN LUIS TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.04 97
121 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 696
122 MODERN WARRIORS: 9/11 GEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 512
123 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 284
124 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 80
125 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 238
126 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 603
127 FA WOMENS SUPER LEAGUE: ARSENAL/WEST HAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:30 AM 120 0.04 100
128 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 161
129 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.04 747
130 AIR DISASTERS SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 205
131 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN TUDN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 65
132 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.03 350
133 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 113
134 CIRCUS, THE S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 29 0.03 278
135 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.03 749
136 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.03 603
137 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 265
138 DOUBLE FEATURE: BAD BOYS II SUNDANCE TV 9:30 PM 180 0.03 82
139 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 131
140 OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:30 PM 28 0.03 173
141 MOTOGP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:30 PM 90 0.03 126
142 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA COMP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 308
143 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:14 PM 60 0.03 185
144 BARNWOOD BUILDERS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 295
145 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 194
146 LIGUE 1 – L: PARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. MARSEILLE BEIN SPORT 2:54 PM 130 0.03 67
147 FOOD & THE PANDEMIC MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 496
148 UNITED VETS OF AMERICA NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.03 311
149 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.03 68
150 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 218

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."




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