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January 15, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.14.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE, THE CHASE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and the reruns of YOUNG SHELDON and MOM. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was another big night for CNN, this time with 12 of the Top 14 cable slots, led by ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.64/0.89/4M, and with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.47/0.72/4.3M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.27/0.48/3.3M.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.58 (Golden State vs. Denver)/0.38 (Houston vs. San Antonio).  On MTV, JERSEY SHORE dipped 0.03 to 0.36, and REVENGE PRANK was at 0.15 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.16.  TBS’s GO-BIG SHOW dropped 0.07 to 0.29.  Bravo’s SOUTHERN CHARM lost 0.02 to 0.26.  On Food Network, BEAT BOBBY FLAY ticked up to 0.26.  On Discovery, BATTLEBOTS gained 0.04 to 0.24.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.24/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.28/0.16, and KILLER CASES was steady at 0.17.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL edged up 0.02 to 0.22, FLIP OR FLOP fell 0.07 to 0.22, and FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA was down 0.02 to 0.17.  E!’s TOTAL BELLAS was down 0.03 to 0.17.  On ID, FEAR THY ROOMMATE fell 0.06 to 0.15, and A TIME TO KILL was down 0.08 to 0.11.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP lost 0.02 to 0.12, and REAL BLAC CHYNA was at 0.06.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE was at 0.11/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.13, and MOUNTAIN MEN was down 0.02 to 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday January 14, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.64 4,015
2 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.62 3,857
3 NBA BASKETBALL: WARRIORS/NUGGETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:10 PM 144 0.58 1,487
4 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.56 3,164
5 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.50 3,393
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.47 4,319
7 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.45 3,057
8 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.45 2,997
9 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.43 2,685
10 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.43 2,453
11 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.42 2,348
12 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.41 2,171
13 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.41 2,847
14 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.40 2,702
15 NBA BASKETBALL: ROCKETS/SPURS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:45 PM 145 0.38 1,055
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.37 2,435
17 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S4 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.36 670
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.36 2,243
19 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.33 3,141
20 GO-BIG SHOW TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.29 991
21 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.29 3,301
22 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.28 2,888
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,277
24 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,007
25 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.26 933
26 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.26 2,805
27 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.26 850
28 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:34 AM 65 0.25 533
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.25 1,849
30 BATTLEBOTS: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.24 910
31 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.24 852
32 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.22 3,045
33 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:02 PM 31 0.22 1,253
34 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 31 0.22 1,277
35 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,999
36 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 690
37 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 2,779
38 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,215
39 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,515
40 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 15 0.18 430
41 FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.17 958
42 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,691
43 KILLER CASES A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.17 635
44 TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 59 0.17 381
45 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.16 469
46 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,079
47 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 388
48 IJ: DINNER PARTY SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.16 331
49 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,956
50 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,978
51 FEAR THY ROOMMATE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 710
52 REVENGE PRANK MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.15 351
53 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.15 1,819
54 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,136
55 FIRST 48 CRITICAL MINUTES A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.14 582
56 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 391
57 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,960
58 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,916
59 DPLUS FL: BOBBY GIADA ITA FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.14 594
60 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 944
61 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,901
62 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 349
63 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,759
64 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,984
65 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,483
66 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,320
67 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,300
68 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,260
69 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 337
70 TOP SECRET VIDEOS TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.12 228
71 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.12 317
72 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 659
73 NICK UNFILTERED NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.11 428
74 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.11 971
75 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,374
76 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 262
77 DPLUS FL: UFO WITNESS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 480
78 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,387
79 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: PURDUE/INDIANA FOX SPORTS 1 7:13 PM 136 0.10 537
80 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 260
81 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.10 231
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 249
83 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:04 PM 56 0.10 282
84 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.10 1,120
85 SUBSTITUTE, THE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.10 384
86 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 253
87 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 250
88 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,050
89 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,381
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,302
91 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: PEPPERDINE/GONZAGA ESPN 9:03 PM 121 0.09 396
92 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 569
93 PORT PROTECT ALASKA SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:11 PM 61 0.09 460
94 LBZ NEXT GENERATION FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 11 0.09 558
95 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,283
96 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,270
97 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CRYSTAL PALACE/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 133 0.08 228
98 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 253
99 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.08 623
100 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.08 320
101 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 224
102 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.07 379
103 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.07 298
104 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:49 PM 11 0.07 321
105 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.07 810
106 CONSPIRACIES DECODED SCIENCE 10:06 PM 60 0.07 364
107 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: OREGON/ARIZONA ESPN 7:00 PM 123 0.07 213
108 HERD L: 1400 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 169
109 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 218
110 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.07 591
111 UNDISPUTED L: 1086 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 148
112 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.07 530
113 REAL BLAC CHYNA WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.06 247
114 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 852
115 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 398
116 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.06 628
117 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 174
118 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S12 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.06 132
119 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 166
120 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.06 453
121 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 66 0.06 397
122 NATIONAL REPORT: N/A NEWSMAX TV 9:00 AM 180 0.05 409
123 FS1 COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 1 9:29 PM 31 0.05 216
124 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 358
125 GET A CLUE GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.05 363
126 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 31 0.05 89
127 FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 6:53 PM 20 0.05 235
128 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.05 454
129 AMERICAN AGENDA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 2:00 PM 180 0.04 390
130 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.04 112
131 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S12 UNIVERSO 9:30 PM 30 0.04 82
132 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 337
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 190
134 ALASKA: HOMBRES PRIMITIVO DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 94
135 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.04 202
136 MOVIE SHOW, THE SYFY 11:00 PM 30 0.04 102
137 PGA TOUR: SONY OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 6:58 PM 212 0.03 244
138 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 91
139 BIZ FOODS AMERICA REPACK COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.03 128
140 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.03 85
141 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S12 UNIVERSO 10:30 PM 30 0.03 82
142 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 91
143 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.03 102
144 FOX BET LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 30 0.03 98
145 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S12 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 30 0.03 80
146 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 61
147 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 137
148 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 100
149 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 93
150 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 283

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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. Augus

    Do you have ‘King (Ovation at 8AM, 9AM and 10AM)’ ratings, please? Thanks!


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, but Ovation’s business plan seems to be based on running series marathons. That, plus the fact that its ratings are among the lowest on all of television (all your requests today were at zero) means that we’re no longer going to respond to requests for that network’s ratings other than single-episode premieres/finales.


  2. Luis

    Hi Mitch,

    Do you have any idea on adjustments for the shows with an X.X5 rating? In this case, Call Me Kat. Seems that there’s no way to know.


  3. Ben Miller

    Hello. Thank you for this site.

    Do you have ratings for the Cari & Jemele episode on Vice w/ Steve Austin as a guest?



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