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September 5, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.2.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game adjusted up to 2.0.  On CBS, BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers, but the rest of the line-up lost the same.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  POWER tied for the Sunday cable lead, down a tick to 0.58, and AMERICA TO ME ticked down to 0.07.  AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD fell 0.13 to 0.48, and TALKING DEAD, now at 10PM, rose 0.05 to 0.17.  HBO made both BALLERS and INSECURE available on Friday via streaming and VOD due to the holiday weekend, and the linear runs were respectively down 0.09 to 0.33, and down 0.17 to 0.19.  Adult Swim’s VENTURE BROTHERS climbed 0.02 to 0.31.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES was down 0.05 to 0.16.  

TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE was the other leader of the night, down 0.18 to 0.58, and UNEXPECTED was down a tenth to 0.30.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.35.  VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES lost 0.08 to 0.40.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE was at 0.36, compared to last week’s 0.50/0.33.  ESPN’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.31.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS was at 0.27/0.26/0.25/0.24.  HGTV’s line-up was led by CARIBBEAN LIFE at 0.27, compared to last week’s 0.35/0.32.  Food Network’s WORST COOKS IN AMERICA fell a tenth to 0.26.  Bravo’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE was at 0.25.  ID’s ON THE CASE fell a tenth to 0.24, and AMERICAN MONSTER was at 0.20.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 2, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.58 1,913
2 POWER 5 STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 59 0.58 1,418
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 0.48 1,521
4 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: DARLINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:15 PM 232 0.44 2,664
5 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 10:00 PM 61 0.40 857
6 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.36 2,008
7 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:22 PM 53 0.35 2,190
8 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 24 0.33 874
9 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN 11:00 AM 493 0.31 1,526
10 VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.31 640
11 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 64 0.30 1,033
12 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:49 PM 101 0.28 675
13 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 9:01 PM 30 0.27 671
14 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.27 1,618
15 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:30 PM 31 0.26 620
16 WORST COOKS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,032
17 FX MOVIE PRIME: NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING FX 8:00 PM 120 0.26 530
18 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 9:31 PM 31 0.25 605
19 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.25 741
20 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.25 1,203
21 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.25 608
22 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.24 563
23 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,253
24 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:33 PM 49 0.22 1,337
25 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA ANGELS/HOUSTON ESPN 8:00 PM 229 0.22 975
26 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 7:10 PM 260 0.22 1,065
27 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 1,449
28 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.22 1,203
29 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.21 1,452
30 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.21 1,410
31 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 7:02 PM 58 0.21 786
32 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:55 AM 127 0.21 495
33 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 532
34 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,173
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 446
36 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:32 PM 30 0.19 474
37 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 115 0.18 1,335
38 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L ESPN2 5:12 PM 118 0.17 460
39 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:04 PM 60 0.17 623
40 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 56 0.16 1,596
41 E:60                    L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 487
42 MUMMY, THE (2017) HBO PRIME 8:05 PM 110 0.16 704
43 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: HES WATCHING LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.15 740
44 BEACH BITES W/ KATIE LEE FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.15 730
45 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:31 AM 24 0.15 356
46 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 6:00 PM 62 0.15 498
47 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:13 PM 47 0.15 620
48 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:07 PM 53 0.14 748
49 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: ITALIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 9:06 AM 123 0.13 601
50 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 6:00 AM 60 0.13 292
51 MLB REGULAR SEASON: CUBS VS PHL PHILLIES TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 231 0.13 455
52 FOOD BOATS FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.13 508
53 LIGA MX L: LOBOS BUAP / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 4:55 PM 125 0.12 284
54 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.12 309
55 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:05 PM 114 0.12 482
56 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:09 AM 51 0.12 347
57 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/CARDIFF NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:23 AM 128 0.12 349
58 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.12 1,060
59 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,434
60 NCAA FOOTBALL          L: PRAIRIE VIEW A&M/NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL ESPN2 12:00 PM 227 0.11 362
61 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,505
62 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L ESPN2 3:47 PM 85 0.11 339
63 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,176
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 617
65 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 550
66 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 809
67 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 467
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 675
69 OBJECTIFIED: JACLYN SMITH FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,116
70 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:18 PM 15 0.10 742
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 640
72 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:02 PM 28 0.10 267
73 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 809
74 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 746
75 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 774
76 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 354
77 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 61 0.10 454
78 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,165
79 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 757
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 638
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 585
82 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.09 282
83 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,160
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 633
85 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 784
86 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 896
87 LETS EAT FOOD NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.09 353
88 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.09 882
89 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.09 817
90 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,051
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 548
92 SNAPPED: 9905 NOTORIOUS: THE BTK SERIAL KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 120 0.08 310
93 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,002
94 50 FIRST DATES (2004) MAXPRIME 9:40 PM 99 0.08 211
95 WHEN SHARKS ATTACK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 274
96 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 808
97 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 686
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 732
99 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 407
100 AMERICA TO ME STARZ PRIMARY 10:00 PM 60 0.07 206
101 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 261
102 AMERICAN MADE HBO PRIME 6:00 PM 115 0.07 238
103 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 887
104 SOMOS LMX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 60 0.06 134
105 BBCA MOVIE: BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE BBC-AMERICA 7:00 PM 150 0.06 232
106 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.06 344
107 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: D.C. UNITED/ATLANTA UNITED FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 150 0.06 155
108 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 824
109 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.06 558
110 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 478
111 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 809
112 INDYCAR SERIES L: PORTLAND NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:10 PM 128 0.06 529
113 NFL PRESEASON: 2018 – GB VS. KC NFL NETWORK 10:00 AM 180 0.06 223
114 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN2 8:30 AM 36 0.06 238
115 KASIE DC MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 794
116 WEB.COM TOUR: 2018 DAP CHP GOLF CHANNEL 2:55 PM 128 0.05 274
117 TV1 ORIGINAL MOVIE: DINNER FOR TWO TV ONE 7:00 PM 120 0.05 136
118 TIME TO KILL, A: TIME TO KILL, A MAXPRIME 1:20 PM 149 0.05 222
119 GIRL NEXT DOOR, THE MAXPRIME 11:20 PM 109 0.05 136
120 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.05 363
121 MURDER ON THE ORIENT-2017 HBO PRIME 11:45 AM 114 0.05 164
122 BREAK HBO PRIME 7:55 PM 10 0.05 239
123 WMNS COLL VBALL REG SSN L: NOTRE DAME/PURDUE ESPNU 2:00 PM 141 0.05 158
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 283
125 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.05 308
126 MORNING DRIVE GOLF CHANNEL 11:36 AM 24 0.05 247
127 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 502
128 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 60 0.05 100
129 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 284
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 256
131 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 249
132 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 245
133 STATE OF PLAY: STATE OF PLAY HBO PRIME 3:20 PM 127 0.04 187
134 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 194
135 MICKEY BLUE EYES HBO PRIME 8:00 AM 102 0.04 99
136 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 723
137 NFL PRESEASON NFL NETWORK 6:00 AM 90 0.04 125
138 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 636
139 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.04 260
140 PREMIER LEAGUE SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.04 133
141 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM ESPNEWS 9:00 AM 60 0.04 122
142 FUTBOL CENTRAL L UNIVISION DEPORTES 4:00 PM 55 0.04 69
143 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 146
144 PAID PROGRAMMING CNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.04 76
145 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 212
146 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 174
147 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV VELOCITY 8:30 AM 30 0.03 172
148 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 204
149 FUTBOL CENTRAL SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 PM 30 0.03 60
150 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.03 109

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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.




22 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Personally I feel no real desire to watch FTWD anymore. These character focused episodes do nothing for me. And it looks like many people feel the same way given the continued decline of the show.


    • Abus

      Same.
      If that was their idea to bring more viweres to Fear or at worst, to stop decline, they failed imo. Sure, it was a long weekend, but that doesn’t change the fact that this season sucks and when you take into account expectations, ratings are hardly impressive.

      at this point I’m like..90% sure, that old FTWD crew would be able to have the same demo.


      • Destiny

        There’s a good show in there somewhere, it’s just let down by poor writing & creative direction. If the show had a competent writing staff from its first season onward it would have gained viewers rather than bleeding them at an alarming rate.


        • ChrisM

          The show is pointless. I stopped watching it, but a few weeks ago, I watched AMC’s marathon from where I left off that aired before the show’s return. I mainly wanted to see how Lennie James came on. I still have yet to see Walking Dead after they found Carl dying. I decided to continue with it knowing it was kind of stupid in some respects.

          This past week, I watched the Alicia and Charlie episode and could not really believe how dull it was. it’s made worse by the free pass they are giving Charlie for killing Alicia’s brother. Maybe because she’s a kid, they can’t, or won’t, punish her in a more severe (gruesome) way? I don’t know, but it bothers me.

          Anyway, why this show exists is beyond me. It’s literally Walking Dead with “Fear” in front of it. I think most people see past that b.s. and realize they can just stick with Walking Dead. There’s absolutely nothing new here. Any good ideas, and possibly characters, are being wasted that could be possibly used on Walking Dead. Creator, Robert Kirkman, should be ashamed he did this, or allowed AMC, if not others, to go ahead with it.


  2. Big Lou

    Do you have any viewership numbers for All In: Zero Hour special that aired on WGN America this past Sunday at 6:00 pm?


  3. Angelo

    Do you have ratings for Italian Serie A football on ESPN News and ESPN Deportes
    Sunday at 2:25? Thanks . Also for previous weeks 8/19 at noon and 8/25 at noon?


  4. Amaury

    Season finale of Star Falls at 9:00 PM on TeenNick? Thanks!


  5. Ryan

    Can I have figures for Smithsonian’s ‘Air Warriors’ (8pm) and ‘Mighty Planes’ (9pm)? Thanks!


  6. Angelo

    Italian serie a football on Espn News and espn deportes Sunday at 2:25 ratings?
    And last weeks as well espn deportes noon 9/25 and noon 9/19 thanks


  7. Angelo

    Sorry wrong dates,
    Italian serie a football Sampdoria v Napoli 9/2 at 2:25pm Espn News and Espn Deportes ratings?
    Italian serie a football Juventus v Lazio 8/25 at 11:55 espn2 and espn deportes ratings?
    Italian serie a football Torino v Roma 8/19 at 11:55 espn news and espn deportes ratings thanks.


  8. Jonathan

    Given the numbers from the rest of Cartoon Network’s lineup, Mega Man’s 6:30 AM viewership really isn’t that bad.


  9. Ryan

    I don’t know why my comments keep getting removed? Can someone please advise??

    Looking for the 8pm and 9pm Smithsonian Channel listings: ‘Air Warriors’ and ‘Mighty Planes’. Thanks.


    • Destiny

      I’ve never seen a comment of yours be removed before Ryan. I think you may be tripping a spam filter or something which would put your post in moderation.


      • Ryan

        Yeah, I hadn’t had it happen before either, but it happened once last week, where it disappeared for several hours, and then reappeared later. And it just happened today again. I requested that Smithsonian information in a comment a few hours ago, but the post is nowhere to be seen now. Been requesting data here for over 3 years now from the same computer and same network, so not sure what’s going on….


        • Destiny

          It may just be the site glitching or something. Amaury had an issue posting here with his name but could post under another name. That seems to have resolved itself now. I wouldn’t worry about it.


        • Mitch Salem

          When the request comments briefly disappear, it’s because we’re trying to get the answers to those queries.


  10. superstorm

    FTWD to be canceled in 3.. 2.. 1..



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