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September 9, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.6.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  In final numbers, ABC’s NBA PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 2.0, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS adjusted to 0.8, NBC’s NHL PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 0.5, FOX’s PBC BOXING adjusted to 0.2, and its NFL PREVIEW special gained 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Starz’s POWER BOOK II: GHOST premiered at 0.23.  That compares to 0.44 for the last premiere of POWER, and its series finale at 0.43.  It aired after the season finale of P-VALLEY, down 0.03 to 0.13.

On HBO, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY fell 0.06 to 0.12, and THE VOW was down 0.03 to 0.06.  The Showtime line-up remained off the chart, with THE CIRCUS steady at 0.02/220K, LOVE FRAUD steady at 0.01/142K, and WE HUNT TOGETHER steady at 0.01/126K.

TLC dominated Sunday cable overall, with 90 DAY FIANCE down 0.13 to 0.82 (the after-show was up 0.05 to 0.40, and DARCEY & STACEY down 0.08 to 0.41.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.37.  On Food Network, CHOPPED slipped 0.02 to 0.23, BEAT BOBBY FLAY shed 0.05 to 0.20, and the afternoon SYMON’S DINNER COOKING was down 0.02 to 0.17.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game lost 0.06 to 0.22, and its FORMULA 1 coverage was at 0.17.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC fell 0.05 to 0.21.  Golf Channel’s PGA TOUR coverage was at 0.21.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE dipped 0.04 to 0.20, EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE ticked down to 0.09, and NAKED & AFRAID: FOREIGN ticked down to 0.06.  On HGTV, RENOVATION INC slowed by 0.07 to 0.17, CARIBBEAN LIFE was at 0.17/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.24/0.23, MEXICO LIFE was ta 0.14 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.20, and WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE was at 0.15.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE fell 0.0y to 0.17, and SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH was down 0.06 to 0.14.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE was at 0.16. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 6, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.82 3,164
2 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.41 1,849
3 90 DAY HEA: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.40 1,625
4 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: DARLINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:26 PM 228 0.37 2,434
5 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:03 PM 23 0.26 1,859
6 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.23 984
7 POWER BOOK II: GHOST STARZ PRIMARY 9:00 PM 66 0.23 680
8 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: ST. LOUIS/CHICAGO CUBS ESPN 7:00 PM 208 0.22 1,214
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.21 783
10 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 110 0.21 1,198
11 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.20 1,388
12 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:14 PM 23 0.20 1,193
13 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.20 846
14 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.17 812
15 RENOVATION, INC. HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,421
16 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.17 1,312
17 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: ITALIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 9:05 AM 166 0.17 602
18 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 90 0.17 821
19 GIRL MEETS FARM REPACK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.16 835
20 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 58 0.16 461
21 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.15 1,146
22 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.14 715
23 MEXICO LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.14 1,196
24 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 1,245
25 RELIABLE SOURCES SPL CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,190
26 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN 11:00 AM 480 0.14 824
27 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,067
28 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 545
29 RENOVATION ISLAND REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.13 756
30 WINDSORS CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,150
31 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 385
32 P-VALLEY STARZ PRIMARY 8:08 PM 51 0.13 434
33 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 419
34 STATE OF THE UNION SPL CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,090
35 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,010
36 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,231
37 LOVECRAFT COUNTRY HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 59 0.12 630
38 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 981
39 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:34 PM 29 0.11 941
40 SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.11 354
41 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,768
42 LONE STAR LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 669
43 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:28 PM 32 0.11 440
44 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,122
45 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 7:00 PM 329 0.11 692
46 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,503
47 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,798
48 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,073
49 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,853
50 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.10 416
51 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,335
52 WINDSORS CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,069
53 STATE OF THE UNION SPL CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,142
54 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,646
55 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 971
56 I AM GERALDO: 50 YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,278
57 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 294
58 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,677
59 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 13 0.09 595
60 EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 61 0.09 690
61 FANCY NANCY DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 25 0.09 245
62 BET ET: CHADWICK BOSEMAN BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.09 473
63 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 243
64 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 623
65 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.08 509
66 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 573
67 BETTY BRODERICK:VENGEANCE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.08 416
68 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 9 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 180 0.08 493
69 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 849
70 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,227
71 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.08 990
72 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,246
73 THE A&E MOVIE: PACIFIC RIM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.08 341
74 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,214
75 KASIE DC MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 875
76 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: DARLINGTON FOX SPORTS 1 1:54 PM 153 0.07 595
77 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.07 218
78 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.07 225
79 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,061
80 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT: IF THERE BE THORNS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.07 488
81 INSIDE POLITICS SPECIAL CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 825
82 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.07 971
83 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 887
84 PROVING GROUNDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:37 PM 30 0.07 350
85 CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN HBO PRIME 6:08 PM 114 0.07 230
86 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 191
87 I AM GERALDO: 50 YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 548
88 NEW DAY SUNDAY SPL CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 553
89 RESPCT HUSTLE DOUBLE FEAT: AMERICAN HUSTLE IFC TV 10:00 PM 180 0.06 176
90 VOW, THE HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 57 0.06 341
91 NAKED AND AFRAID: FOREIGN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 67 0.06 458
92 NASCAR CUP SERIES PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 34 0.06 476
93 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.06 804
94 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 305
95 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 324
96 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 887
97 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 739
98 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 234
99 ROAD TO RECOVERY MSNBC 6:30 PM 30 0.05 714
100 NEW DAY SUNDAY SPL CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 605
101 MLB BONUS GAME   L: MILWAUKEE/CLEVELAND ESPN2 1:00 PM 206 0.05 233
102 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 181
103 MLB REGULAR SEASON: ASTROS/ANGELS TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 224 0.05 178
104 MAJOR LEAG SOCCER PT SUN: LA GALAXY / LAFC TUDN 10:30 PM 125 0.05 115
105 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.05 170
106 TOUR DE FRANCE – BONUS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:13 AM 47 0.04 240
107 TRUCK U MOTOR TREND 10:30 AM 30 0.04 159
108 PROVING GROUNDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:07 PM 30 0.04 148
109 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 3:00 PM 60 0.04 119
110 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE SUN 1: ESPANA VS. UCRANIA TUDN 2:30 PM 150 0.04 119
111 VELSHI: DISINFORMATION EPIDEMIC MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.04 803
112 WIDE WORLD OF SPEED: 1 – VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS FROM SYDN MOTOR TREND 1:00 PM 120 0.04 86
113 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 91 0.04 116
114 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 186
115 WICKED TUNA OBX CPL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:16 PM 60 0.04 347
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 226
117 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA COMP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 371
118 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 6:00 PM 30 0.03 727
119 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 773
120 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN2 5:11 PM 49 0.03 95
121 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: I CAN ONLY IMAGINE UP 7:00 PM 150 0.03 426
122 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.03 307
123 NHRA L: INDIANAPOLIS FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 120 0.03 271
124 SARATOGA LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 4:27 PM 93 0.03 164
125 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:16 PM 30 0.03 291
126 LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.03 187
127 MOVIE- FEATURE RPT: IF THERE BE THORNS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 121 0.03 178
128 MISION EUROPA L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.03 69
129 SHOWCASE GAME: COL AT LAD MLB NETWORK 10:10 PM 225 0.03 157
130 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION L: CODY CROWLEY/JOSH TORRES FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 120 0.03 152
131 LIGA MX EN 60 TUDN 7:00 PM 60 0.03 77
132 FORMULA 1 STUDIO L ESPN2 7:30 AM 95 0.03 113
133 CURIOUS LIFE AND DEATH OF SMITHSONIAN 9:00 PM 60 0.03 173
134 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: INTER MIAMI/NASHVILLE FC FOX SPORTS 1 9:20 PM 160 0.03 78
135 BARNWOOD BUILDERS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 207
136 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 140
137 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 1:55 AM 60 0.03 63
138 OPERATIVE, THE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 27 0.02 69
139 SOCIO S4, EL UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 60 0.02 73
140 MONSTER JAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:37 PM 53 0.02 70
141 CLASSICS COLL FTBL GAME: 1991: IOWA/BYU ESPNU 12:00 PM 120 0.02 51
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 191
143 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 118
144 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE   L: IRELAND/FINLAND ESPNEWS 11:50 AM 130 0.02 66
145 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 175
146 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE L: HUNGRIA VS. RUSIA TUDN 12:00 PM 120 0.02 78
147 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.02 164
148 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.02 69
149 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX: ITALIAN GRAND PRIX ESPNEWS 7:00 PM 150 0.02 73
150 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.02 162

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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. Destiny

    An OK debut for the Power Book(Lets be honest here, the naming is terrible for the spinoff) on Starz. Lovecraft Country lost some younger viewers live, I guess the NBA playoffs impacted.


  2. Ryan

    If its not too late, can I have the numbers for ‘Air Disasters’ (Smithsonian, 8pm) and ‘The Curious Life and Death of’ (Smithsonian, 9pm)? Thanks!


  3. John

    HBO started streaming their Sunday shows at least a day early due to the holiday weekend. I watched Lovecraft Country on Saturday morning as soon as I spotted it on the HBO app.



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