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January 7, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.3.2019

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from Thursday’s preliminary ratings.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

NOTE:  At this time, we don’t have Thursday cable ratings lower than the Top 150 on the charts below.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT had the top show of the cable night with its late NBA game at 0.92, while the early game was at 0.71.  Between the two of them were both installments of Lifetime’s SURVIVING R. KELLY at 0.88/0.80.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER provided the night’s fine art, with an official season premiere up 0.31 from last week’s hour to 0.60, and a lead-in hour at 0.28.  A&E’s LIVE PD was at 0.49, with the season premiere of lead-out 60 DAYS IN at 0.47.  On MTV, FLORIBAMA SHORE gained 0.06 to 0.43, and EX ON THE BEACH was up 0.04 to 0.39.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news at 0.39/0.53/3.5M, with CNN’s ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT at 0.22/0.29/1.2M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.21/0.35/2.5M.  Bravo’s TOP CHEF rose 0.04 to 0.35, and MILLION DOLLAR LISTING was at 0.27.  On ID, THE NIGHT THAT DIDN’T END edged up 0.02 to 0.31, and DEAD SILENT was up 0.03 to 0.30.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL climbed 0.09 to 0.28, FLIP OR FLOP was at 0.24, and HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.23.  Tru’s INSIDE CARBONARO rose 0.02 to 0.12.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING ticked up to 0.05.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday January 3, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: ROCKETS/WARRIORS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:39 PM 157 0.92 2,392
2 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 62 0.88 1,971
3 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.80 1,801
4 NBA BASKETBALL: RAPTORS/SPURS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:15 PM 144 0.71 1,814
5 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.60 2,488
6 LIVE PD THU: 173 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.49 1,651
7 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 64 0.47 1,240
8 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:16 AM 58 0.45 980
9 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2B MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.43 787
10 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.39 751
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.36 3,542
12 TOP CHEF BRAVO 8:00 PM 61 0.35 1,132
13 NBA TIP-OFF TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 15 0.35 1,022
14 NIGHT THAT DIDNT END INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,197
15 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.31 858
16 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.30 971
17 DEAD SILENT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,114
18 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.28 1,408
19 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: COUNTD TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,243
20 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:01 PM 90 0.27 830
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.25 1,381
22 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ TLC 10:02 PM 118 0.25 823
23 FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.24 1,116
24 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 573
25 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,704
26 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: PENN STATE/MICHIGAN ESPN 7:00 PM 123 0.23 677
27 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 1,291
28 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,175
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,190
30 TIME MACHINE: HITLERS SECRET TUNNELS HISTORY 9:00 PM 123 0.21 1,073
31 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 154 0.21 542
32 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.21 2,539
33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,079
34 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,269
35 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,475
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,365
37 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,204
38 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 804
39 ABBY HATCHER NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.18 935
40 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.18 504
41 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESPN 9:03 PM 117 0.18 627
42 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,864
43 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 2,534
44 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,830
45 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,232
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,249
47 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 974
48 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.15 386
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,608
50 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 364
51 LIFE OF THE PARTY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 105 0.14 356
52 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,453
53 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 2,230
54 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 452
55 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 948
56 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 318
57 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 352
58 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,820
59 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,355
60 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:01 AM 59 0.14 276
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,072
62 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,655
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,567
64 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.13 306
65 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.13 1,200
66 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 337
67 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,326
68 INSIDE CARBONARO TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.12 269
69 LIFE BELOW: ICE BREAKERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 565
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,439
71 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.12 352
72 LIFE BELOW: ICE BREAKERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.12 592
73 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,756
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,331
75 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,287
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 836
77 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,212
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 798
79 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,774
80 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,209
81 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,641
82 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: STANFORD/UCLA ESPN 11:00 PM 121 0.11 320
83 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 253
84 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 720
85 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,613
86 COUPLES RETREAT HBO PRIME 3:30 PM 114 0.11 218
87 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:01 AM 60 0.11 259
88 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,511
89 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,466
90 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 866
91 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 357
92 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,276
93 EX ON THE BEACH: EX-TRA MTV 7:00 PM 60 0.10 220
94 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,168
95 UNDISPUTED L: 578 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.10 212
96 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,391
97 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 60 0.10 305
98 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 968
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,074
100 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 608
101 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.10 225
102 TIME MACHINE: HITLERS SECRET TUNNELS HISTORY 12:03 AM 123 0.09 409
103 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.09 285
104 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.09 988
105 HERD L: 896 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.09 185
106 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICA GAME ESPN2 6:00 PM 184 0.09 257
107 IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.08 356
108 HOW ITS MADE: SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.08 295
109 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/NY ISLANDERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:32 PM 166 0.08 288
110 TRAFFIC: TRAFFIC HBO PRIME 9:45 PM 147 0.07 223
111 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.07 137
112 F48 HOMICIDE SQUAD ATL FL A&E NETWORK 1:48 PM 12 0.07 276
113 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.07 148
114 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 524
115 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 305
116 MOST HAUNTED TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 280
117 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 4:30 PM 60 0.07 178
118 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:04 PM 56 0.06 179
119 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.06 155
120 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: MY DAUGHTERS RANSOM LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.06 474
121 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.06 416
122 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 167
123 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 244
124 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 3:00 PM 30 0.06 313
125 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: ILLINOIS/INDIANA FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 137 0.06 380
126 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:28 PM 32 0.06 166
127 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 121
128 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 212
129 BREAK HBO PRIME 3:20 PM 10 0.05 118
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 289
131 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 181
132 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 117
133 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 122
134 SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE: SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE POP 7:00 PM 180 0.05 180
135 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:00 PM 54 0.05 134
136 NFL UP TO THE MINUTE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 150
137 IMPACT WRESTLING: 401 POP 10:00 PM 120 0.05 151
138 LIFE OF THE PARTY HBO PRIME 11:30 AM 105 0.05 160
139 GOLIC AND WINGO     L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.05 118
140 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 149
141 PGA TOUR: 2019 SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHP GOLF CHANNEL 5:58 PM 237 0.05 276
142 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.05 155
143 SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.05 313
144 NFL UP TO THE MINUTE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.05 135
145 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 300
146 COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.04 90
147 LOCK IT IN L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 60 0.04 88
148 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 246
149 MUSIC CITY CMT 10:00 PM 30 0.04 139
150 CHARMED POP 5:00 PM 60 0.04 110

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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. Chris

    Impact ratings continued to increase and Pop ditched them. Ridiculous


  2. Louis

    Dear Mr. Metcalf: Will you be able to report viewership ratings next week when Impact Wrestling moves to the Pursuit Channel? Also, do you know what kind of viewership a channel like Pursuit Channel usually brings? Thank you, sir.


  3. Jules

    Do you have Music City on CMT? Thanks!



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