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September 22, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.20.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The EMMY AWARDS adjusted to 1.3 in final numbers, down 0.4 from the 2019 edition.  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.2, down a full point from last week’s game.  In addition, on CBS, 60 MINUTES gained 0.3, BIG BROTHER rose 0.2, LOVE ISLAND was up 0.1, and a rerun NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (which didn’t air until 10:50PM in most of the country) was at 0.3.  On FOX, the rerun LAST MAN STANDING lost 0.1 and the rerun THE SIMPSONS was up 0.1. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Adult Swim’s TIGTONE led scripted Sunday cable at 0.25/0.22.  On HBO, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY ticked down to 0.18, and THE VOW was up 0.03 to 0.08.  Starz’s just-renewed POWER BOOK II: GHOST dropped again, down 0.03 to 0.15.  The entire Showtime line-up was off the chart:  THE CIRCUS down a tick to 0.02/213K, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT down 0.02 to 0.01/126K, LOVE FRAUD down 0.02 to an abysmal zero/111K, and DESUS & MERO down 0.02 to 0.01/49K.

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS game topped the cable night overall at 1.25.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE dipped 0.12 to 0.88 (the after-show was steady at 0.32), with DARCEY & STACEY down 0.05 to 0.40.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC ticked up to 0.29.  Food Network’s HALLOWEEN WARS was at 0.28 compared to last week’s 0.23/0.20.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE lost 0.03 to 0.22, EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE was up 0.04 to 0.12, and NAKED & AFRAID: FOREIGN ticked down to 0.06.  On HGTV, WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE rose 0.05 to 0.22, RENOVATION INC gained 0.03 to 0.22, MEXICO LIFE grew by 0.03 to 0.21, and CARIBBEAN LIFE was at 0.19/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.16.  ID’s SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH dropped 0.06 to 0.18.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.05 to 0.08. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 20, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L: NUGGETS/LAKERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 167 1.25 3,170
2 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 123 0.88 3,288
3 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:17 PM 51 0.53 1,309
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.47 1,193
5 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:03 PM 60 0.40 1,699
6 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:03 PM 57 0.32 1,442
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 980
8 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,113
9 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.28 675
10 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.25 470
11 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,969
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.23 594
13 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.22 432
14 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 63 0.22 1,453
15 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.22 1,279
16 OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.22 890
17 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,486
18 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.21 1,303
19 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.19 1,186
20 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.18 755
21 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.18 435
22 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 61 0.18 737
23 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 427
24 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,570
25 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 557
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 453
27 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 1,057
28 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,663
29 POWER BOOK II: GHOST STARZ PRIMARY 8:03 PM 57 0.15 535
30 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.15 430
31 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.15 326
32 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,751
33 US OPEN: WINGED FOOT GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.14 668
34 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,946
35 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 522
36 TRISHAS S. KITCHEN REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 860
37 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: MINNESOTA/CHICAGO CUBS ESPN 7:32 PM 168 0.13 740
38 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.13 503
39 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 30 0.13 375
40 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,865
41 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,353
42 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.12 413
43 SITUATION ROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 995
44 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,819
45 THE A&E MOVIE: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BA A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 148 0.12 753
46 GIRL MEETS FARM REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.12 787
47 EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:03 PM 61 0.12 574
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 315
49 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.11 402
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 757
51 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: HER DEADLY SUGAR DADDY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.11 556
52 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:15 AM 15 0.11 222
53 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 14 0.11 492
54 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.10 518
55 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.10 394
56 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,202
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 702
58 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 896
59 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,211
60 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 15 0.10 202
61 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.10 845
62 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.10 340
63 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 852
64 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,049
65 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,238
66 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: LITTLE FOCKERS COMEDY CENTRAL 2:30 PM 120 0.09 182
67 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,086
68 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 852
69 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.09 578
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 715
71 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L ESPN 1:00 PM 115 0.08 210
72 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.08 351
73 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 836
74 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/LEICESTER NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:00 PM 120 0.08 210
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 696
76 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:38 PM 60 0.08 296
77 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:06 PM 58 0.08 362
78 BAR RESCUE DIRTY TRUTH PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.08 277
79 FANCY NANCY DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 25 0.08 334
80 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 400
81 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 731
82 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 425
83 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 21 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:54 AM 246 0.07 397
84 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,340
85 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.07 300
86 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 443
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 691
88 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 2:25 PM 24 0.07 781
89 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 608
90 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.07 302
91 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 145 0.07 730
92 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.06 143
93 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 827
94 LRC: 2020 PRIMETIME EMMYS: N/A E! 6:00 PM 120 0.06 280
95 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 816
96 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:20 PM 40 0.06 234
97 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:17 PM 60 0.06 259
98 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.06 158
99 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 2:49 PM 11 0.06 772
100 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 295
101 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 253
102 TOUR DE FRANCE PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:01 AM 53 0.06 292
103 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:04 PM 67 0.06 419
104 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 11:00 AM 60 0.06 315
105 COUNTDOWN: 2020 EMMYS E! 4:30 PM 90 0.06 210
106 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.05 577
107 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 434
108 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 257
109 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.05 622
110 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 370
111 ARENA, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:30 PM 60 0.05 170
112 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 123
113 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 247
114 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.05 424
115 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 7:34 PM 50 0.05 175
116 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 590
117 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 10:00 AM 60 0.05 247
118 LIGA MX L: CLUB ATLETICO SAN LUIS / MONTERREY TUDN 7:55 PM 122 0.05 149
119 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:15 PM 15 0.05 157
120 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 15 0.05 153
121 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 211
122 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.05 113
123 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.05 104
124 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 636
125 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 335
126 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:30 AM 30 0.05 82
127 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.04 88
128 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.04 605
129 MLB REGULAR SEASON: YANKEES/RED SOX TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 217 0.04 191
130 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 221
131 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 977
132 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 90 0.04 134
133 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.04 113
134 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 173
135 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 184
136 AMERICAN WRECKERS HISTORY 9:00 AM 60 0.04 209
137 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 2020: 3 – EPISODE 3 MOTOR TREND 6:00 AM 180 0.04 119
138 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 143
139 LIVE FROM: US OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 6:19 PM 123 0.03 171
140 E! AFTER PARTY 20 EMMYS E! 11:05 PM 60 0.03 157
141 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 4:00 PM 60 0.03 198
142 PLAYS OF THE WEEK MLB NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.03 71
143 BRUNCH WITH TIFFANY VH1 11:00 AM 30 0.03 87
144 THE A&E MOVIE: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BA A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 147 0.03 161
145 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 288
146 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.03 229
147 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN2 7:00 PM 34 0.03 233
148 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 132
149 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 154
150 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 127

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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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  1. 69 Road Runner

    The upcoming season of Supergirl was just announced as its last….



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