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September 29, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.27.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.3, up 0.1 from last week’s final.  Other changes:  on CBS, BIG BROTHER gained 0.1, and on FOX, THE SIMPSONS lost 0.3 due to afternoon football adjustment.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  FX’s FARGO returned to the air for the first time since 2017 with a heavy-duty 2-episode premiere that ran 2 hours and 45 minutes.  With those points in mind, it had some excuses for coming in at 0.21/0.13 compared to 0.40 for its last premiere.  On Showtime, the first part of THE COMEY RULE  was at a low 0.04, although that still put it above the rest of the line-up, with THE CIRCUS down 0.01 to 0.01/202K, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT steady at 0.01/121K, and the new episode of DESUS & MERO down a tick to a dismal zero/40K.

Sunday scripted was led by HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT, returning from a break at 0.23, with LOVECRAFT COUNTRY up 0.02 to 0.20, and THE VOW up a tick to 0.09.  Adult Swim’s TIGTONE was at 0.19/0.15, compared to last week’s 0.25/0.22.  Starz’s POWER BOOK 2: GHOST gained 0.02 to 0.17. 

ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game topped Sunday cable at 1.36.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE dropped 0.09 to 0.79 (the after-show was down a tick to 0.31), with DARCEY & STACEY up 0.03 to 0.43.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC gained 0.05 to 0.34.  On Food Network, HALLOWEEN WARS ticked down to 0.27, and OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS was at 0.19.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.22.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC was steady at 0.22, CARIBBEAN LIFE was at 0.20/0.19 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.16, MEXICO LIFE dropped 0.05 to 0.16, and WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE was down 0.06 to 0.16.  ID’s JOE EXOTIC was at 0.20.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE slipped 0.02 to 0.20, EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE lost 0.04 to 0.08, and NAKED & AFRAID: FOREIGN ticked down to 0.05.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE rose 0.04 to 0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 27, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: BOSTON/MIAMI ESPN 7:40 PM 148 1.36 3,445
2 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.79 3,219
3 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:08 PM 52 0.55 1,377
4 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.43 1,902
5 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 10 0.41 1,083
6 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.39 1,105
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,091
8 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 PM 190 0.33 1,970
9 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.31 1,453
10 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,058
11 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.25 717
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.25 646
13 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 30 0.23 754
14 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 21 0.22 1,467
15 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,473
16 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.22 581
17 FARGO FX 9:00 PM 83 0.21 1,224
18 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.21 500
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 515
20 JOE EXOTIC: TIGERS, LIES: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.20 869
21 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.20 1,412
22 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 57 0.20 755
23 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.20 1,190
24 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.19 1,077
25 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.19 373
26 OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.19 781
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 2,396
28 LIGA MX PT SUN: CRUZ AZUL / AMERICA TUDN 9:30 PM 150 0.18 454
29 POWER BOOK II: GHOST STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 58 0.17 566
30 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.17 2,394
31 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 2,179
32 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:27 AM 143 0.17 456
33 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.16 1,156
34 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 2,141
35 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.16 1,039
36 TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.15 297
37 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,069
38 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,166
39 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:34 PM 26 0.15 681
40 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,948
41 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NEWCASTLE/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 AM 135 0.15 416
42 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,307
43 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.14 304
44 GIRL MEETS FARM REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.14 857
45 FNC 2020: DEBATE PREVIEW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,710
46 FARGO FX 10:23 PM 82 0.13 788
47 BN/BIDEN ON SCOTUS NOM CNN 12:09 PM 40 0.13 1,044
48 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.13 502
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,044
50 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,570
51 TRISHAS S. KITCHEN REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 781
52 BAR RESCUE DIRTY TRUTH PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 58 0.12 364
53 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.12 371
54 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 7:05 AM 137 0.12 517
55 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 12:00 PM 20 0.12 964
56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,038
57 PARA CAUGHT TP 100 REPACK: TPCC-1R12R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.12 417
58 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,874
59 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.11 362
60 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 502
61 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.10 318
62 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:15 AM 12 0.10 360
63 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 310
64 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.10 372
65 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,512
66 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 57 0.10 535
67 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.10 350
68 THE A&E MOVIE: AMERICAN SNIPER A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.10 364
69 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.10 705
70 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 941
71 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 448
72 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 889
73 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.09 371
74 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,388
75 CNN FILMS CNN 9:00 PM 118 0.09 799
76 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.09 519
77 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 920
78 TWD UNIVERSE PREVIEW AMC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 524
79 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 57 0.09 318
80 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.08 288
81 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.08 285
82 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SAT TUDN 9:00 PM 30 0.08 205
83 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: UNDERCOVER CHEERLEADER LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.08 408
84 MIRACULOUS WORLD: NEW YOR DISNEY CHANNEL 11:05 AM 70 0.08 320
85 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 33 0.08 612
86 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,153
87 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,414
88 EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 61 0.08 504
89 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: LAS VEGAS/CONNECTICUT ESPN 1:00 PM 120 0.08 251
90 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: J.L. FAMILY RANCH WEDDING HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 121 0.07 1,105
91 WEEK W/ JOSHUA JOHNSON: N/A MSNBC 8:00 PM 120 0.07 1,215
92 ALASKA 911 A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.07 354
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 616
94 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:40 PM 60 0.07 227
95 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.07 159
96 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 687
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 508
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 563
99 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.06 322
100 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 744
101 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 13 0.06 370
102 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.06 872
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 714
104 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:50 PM 10 0.05 152
105 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 953
106 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 534
107 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.05 329
108 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 408
109 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 67 0.05 345
110 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 309
111 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 222
112 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN2 6:00 AM 65 0.05 136
113 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:15 AM 15 0.05 180
114 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 91 0.05 135
115 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.05 765
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 211
117 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 117
118 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:15 PM 15 0.05 123
119 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 15 0.05 132
120 FNC 2020: DEBATE PREVIEW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 658
121 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 15 0.04 145
122 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 437
123 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEEDS/SHEFFIELD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.04 136
124 BRUNCH WITH TIFFANY VH1 11:00 AM 60 0.04 139
125 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: UNDERCOVER CHEERLEADER LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 121 0.04 158
126 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:16 PM 60 0.04 215
127 MLB REGULAR SEASON: CUBS/WHITE SOX TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 235 0.04 176
128 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.04 629
129 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 214
130 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.04 99
131 LIGA MX L: CLUB ATLETICO SAN LUIS / LEON TUDN 5:55 PM 125 0.04 118
132 COMEY RULE, THE SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 93 0.04 415
133 DATELINE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.04 442
134 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 99
135 BARNWOOD BUILDERS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 320
136 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 510
137 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 63 0.03 117
138 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 12:30 AM 60 0.03 125
139 WEATHER GONE VIRAL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 203
140 WEATHER GONE VIRAL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 241
141 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 9:22 AM 38 0.03 82
142 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 589
143 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:00 PM 30 0.03 107
144 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.03 187
145 AIR DISASTERS SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.03 176
146 MSNBC LIVE W/GIBSN&REISER: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 120 0.03 339
147 UEFA SUPER CUP EN 60 TUDN 5:00 PM 55 0.03 58
148 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 1:30 AM 60 0.03 111
149 ATHLETES UNLTD SOFTBALL L: BLUE/ORANGE ESPN2 1:00 PM 143 0.02 71
150 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 132

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have Marvel’s Spider-Man at 9 PM on Disney XD? Thanks.


  2. Destiny

    Good premiere numbers for Fargo considering how long the show has been off the air. Lovecraft Country also stable in viewership.


  3. ChrisM

    Last Week Tonight is scripted? Is it not, technically, a reality news show with comedic elements? I thought scripted was reserved for fictional dramas and comedies. All new shows have scripted content for hosts/anchors to present the events of the day.


    • Bruce

      I think “scripted” as in subscription; however, Adult Swim isn’t a subscription service. Although Adult Swim is on the Cartoon Network, Adult Swim is a separate “network” for marketing and ratings purposes. Perhaps this is why Adult Swim is associated with HBO and Starz: non-traditional marketing.



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