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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.17.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The EMMY AWARDS adjusted to 2.5 in final numbers, down 0.3 from 2016 and a new low.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 7.1, down 2 points from last week’s final rating.  On FOX, NFL adjustment pushed THE ORVILLE down half a point to 2.2, and the rerun of THE SIMPSONS was up 0.2 to 1.0.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Sep 17.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On HBO, VICE PRINCIPALS returned at 0.33, down 0.22 from last year’s series premiere.  Earlier in the evening, the just-renewed THE DEUCE was up 0.04 to 0.28 (the pilot had been made available via VOD/streaming prior to air), and BALLERS slipped 0.03 to 0.38.  The series finale of FX’s THE STRAIN rose 0.06 to 0.40.

Adult Swim’s late-night RICK & MORTY was again unchallenged at the top of Sunday cable, up 0.09 to 1.41, with lead-out TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES at 0.33, compared to last week’s 0.58/0.46.  AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD dropped 0.04 from last week’s 2-hour midseason premiere to 0.74, and TALKING DEAD was up 0.03 to 0.24.  TNT’s THE LAST SHIP climbed 0.07 to 0.34.  On Starz, OUTLANDER dipped 0.02 to 0.29, and SURVIVOR’S REMORSE ticked up to 0.15.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES gained 0.03 to 0.27.  On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN grew by 0.06 to 0.26, EPISODES ticked up to 0.05/264K, but DICE fell 0.03 to 0.01/105K.  MTV’s TEEN WOLF aired 2 episodes at 0.23/0.21, compared to last week’s 0.21, and a TEEN WOLF AWARDS after-show was at 0.09.  

TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE led unscripted at 0.53/0.48 compared to last week’s 0.64/0.62 (that was billed as a “finale,” so these may have been reunion shows), and MY GIANT LIFE premiered at 0.30.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET was steady at 0.42.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.38.  On Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES rose 0.07 to 0.37, and GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE ticked up to 0.34.  On E!, LIFE OF KYLIE gained 0.05 to 0.31, and WAGS ticked down to 0.14.  HGTV’s line-up was topped by ISLAND LIFE at 0.26/0.26, compared to last week’s 0.22/0.22.  Spike’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.08 to 0.15.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Sep 17.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 17, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 1.41 2,510
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 0.74 1,985
3 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.54 1,223
4 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 62 0.53 1,586
5 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW TLC 9:02 PM 61 0.48 1,545
6 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.42 1,118
7 STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 64 0.40 995
8 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: CHICAGOLAND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:16 PM 163 0.38 2,311
9 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 29 0.38 928
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.37 866
11 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.37 1,215
12 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE 8 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,100
13 LAST SHIP, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,580
14 TIM&ERICS BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.33 661
15 VICE PRINCIPALS HBO PRIME 10:33 PM 31 0.33 711
16 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 61 0.31 662
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.31 667
18 LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 30 0.31 564
19 LRC: 2017 PRIMETIME EMMYS: N/A E! 6:00 PM 120 0.30 908
20 MY GIANT LIFE TLC 10:03 PM 64 0.30 1,038
21 OUTLANDER 3 STARZ PRIMARY 8:03 PM 55 0.29 1,401
22 DEUCE, THE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.28 839
23 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.28 679
24 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,724
25 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 65 0.27 983
26 DEADLINE:CRIME WITH TAMRO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,179
27 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.26 1,435
28 RAY DONOVAN S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 47 0.26 1,047
29 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,347
30 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,443
31 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.25 1,252
32 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 1,211
33 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 89 0.24 551
34 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:01 PM 60 0.24 700
35 ADVENTURE TIME THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.24 766
36 MYSTICONS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.24 982
37 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 8:00 PM 62 0.23 428
38 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:54 AM 126 0.23 534
39 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:59 PM 31 0.23 1,279
40 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:48 PM 28 0.22 1,416
41 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.22 1,279
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.22 514
43 TEEN WOLF SSN 6B MTV 9:02 PM 61 0.21 389
44 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: DODGERS/NATIONALS ESPN 8:00 PM 218 0.20 855
45 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 729
46 MOVIE- CO PRO PREM: SEA CHANGE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.19 750
47 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.19 766
48 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.18 375
49 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,596
50 BOBBY AND DAMARIS SHOW FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.18 709
51 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.17 446
52 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 871
53 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.15 422
54 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,247
55 SEX & THE CITY (THE MOVIE: SEX & THE CITY (THE MOVIE HBO PRIME 4:00 PM 145 0.15 362
56 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,489
57 SURVIVORS REMORSE 4 STARZ PRIMARY 10:01 PM 28 0.15 413
58 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:38 PM 22 0.14 405
59 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 705
60 WAGS MIAMI E! 10:00 PM 60 0.14 294
61 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/CHELSEA CNBC 8:23 AM 127 0.14 328
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 591
63 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 703
64 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.13 346
65 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,080
66 LONE STAR RESTORATION HISTORY 12:00 PM 60 0.13 445
67 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,116
68 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,022
69 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.12 407
70 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,072
71 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:21 PM 27 0.12 782
72 E!S LOOK BOOK E! 9:30 PM 30 0.12 242
73 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: NEW YORK RED BULLS/PHILADELPHIA UNION ESPN 1:00 PM 125 0.12 259
74 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 709
75 NORTH WOODS LAW: NH ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 61 0.12 474
76 JASON BOURNE: JASON BOURNE HBO PRIME 1:50 PM 123 0.12 259
77 LA LA LAND: LA LA LAND HBO PRIME 6:46 PM 128 0.11 312
78 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 109 0.11 316
79 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.11 346
80 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 784
81 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD SPIKE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.11 254
82 OBJECTIFIED: JUDGE JUDY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,324
83 E! AFTER PARTY 17 EMMYS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.11 272
84 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 AM 24 0.11 283
85 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 694
86 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 977
87 COUNTDOWN: 2017 EMMYS E! 4:30 PM 90 0.10 316
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 480
89 TIA MOWRY AT HOME FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.10 409
90 MASH AMC 10:30 AM 30 0.10 671
91 MASH AMC 10:00 AM 30 0.10 576
92 FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE: FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE HBO PRIME 9:50 AM 133 0.10 290
93 MASH AMC 11:00 AM 30 0.10 691
94 DEADPOOL MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 108 0.10 259
95 SUNNY DAY NICK JR 12:00 PM 30 0.10 453
96 INDYCAR SERIES L: SONOMA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 136 0.10 528
97 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 830
98 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 812
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 518
100 TEEN WOLF AWARDS MTV 10:03 PM 31 0.09 165
101 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 484
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 519
103 F1 RACING L: SINGAPORE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:27 AM 167 0.09 450
104 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 782
105 MLB REGULAR SEASON: CARDINALS/CUBS TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 256 0.09 303
106 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 625
107 MASH AMC 11:30 AM 30 0.09 602
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 439
109 HOW ITS MADE: SCIENCE 8:00 PM 31 0.08 314
110 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER SPIKE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.08 274
111 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 12:30 PM 30 0.08 414
112 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 629
113 MASH AMC 9:30 AM 30 0.08 488
114 NICE GUYS, THE MAXPRIME 9:50 PM 116 0.08 167
115 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.08 207
116 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 286
117 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 467
118 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.08 583
119 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 426
120 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 452
121 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 272
122 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 585
123 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 354
124 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 422
125 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L ESPN 5:12 PM 119 0.07 254
126 LIGA MX L: VERACRUZ / LOBOS BUAP UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 166 0.07 161
127 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 275
128 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 273
129 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPNU 10:00 AM 60 0.07 212
130 SOMETHINGS KILLING ME HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 493
131 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 354
132 SALVAGE DAWGS DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.07 369
133 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.07 257
134 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.07 260
135 E:60 ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.07 200
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 280
137 SUNDAY FILM FESTIVAL: GREY, THE SUNDANCE TV 6:30 PM 150 0.07 268
138 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 450
139 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.07 218
140 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 289
141 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.07 405
142 TRUCK U VELOCITY 10:30 AM 30 0.07 183
143 NHRA L: CHARLOTTE FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 180 0.06 296
144 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 276
145 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 PM 81 0.06 429
146 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 395
147 MASH AMC 6:00 AM 30 0.06 190
148 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:11 PM 49 0.06 229
149 MASH AMC 9:00 AM 30 0.06 440
150 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 524

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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.