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January 8, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.4.2018

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Jan 04.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s NBA doubleheader led Thursday cable, with the early Golden State vs. Houston game at 0.95, and the late Clippers vs. Oklahoma City at 0.64.  A&E’s 60 DAYS IN made its Thursday debut at 0.43, after lead-in THE FIRST 48 returned at 0.36.  It was another big night for MSNBC’s segment of cable news, and its RACHEL MADDOW SHOW was on top at 0.39/0.58/3.2M, above Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.31/0.51/3.1M and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.29/0.39/1.5M.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING gained 0.07 to 0.38, and TOP CHEF was up 0.04 to 0.36.  On ID, BETRAYED premiered at 0.34, and THE PERFECT SUSPECT ticked down to 0.28.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY rose 0.09 to 0.33.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.32, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.28, and FLIP OR FLOP was also at 0.28.  Tru’s THE CARBONARO EFFECT gained 0.05 to 0.24.  MTV’s WILD N OUT ticked down to 0.24.  Discovery’s KILLING FIELDS was at 0.22/0.20.  CMT’s season premiere of NASHVILLE was at 0.21 (note that we won’t have ratings for the TV Land 10PM airing until Monday).  Lifetime’s PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS returned at 0.19.  USA’s DAMNATION fell 0.05 to 0.16.  On Syfy, the season finale of VAN HELSING slipped 0.02 to 0.14, the season finale of GHOST WARS lost 0.02 to 0.09, and SUPERSTITION ticked down to 0.07.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING was up 0.02 to 0.07.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Jan 04.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday January 4, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: WARRIORS/ROCKETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 141 0.95 2,869
2 NBA BASKETBALL: THUNDER/CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:35 PM 157 0.64 1,543
3 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.49 1,591
4 60 DAYS IN: 402 SHANK ANXIETY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 123 0.43 956
5 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.39 3,217
6 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,095
7 TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.36 957
8 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.36 1,053
9 BETRAYED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.34 1,327
10 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:12 AM 44 0.33 745
11 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.33 1,048
12 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.32 1,531
13 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.32 2,636
14 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.32 981
15 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,142
16 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.31 846
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,505
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 2,910
19 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.28 1,374
20 PERFECT SUSPECT, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,179
21 FLIP OR FLOP FT WORTH HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.28 1,207
22 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,672
23 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.27 2,072
24 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 32 0.26 597
25 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.25 1,251
26 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.25 2,482
27 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.24 549
28 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.24 604
29 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.24 544
30 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.24 756
31 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT 10 MTV 11:00 PM 31 0.24 452
32 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.24 1,728
33 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 32 0.24 534
34 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,198
35 KING ARTHUR: LEGEND SWORD: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND SWORD HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 126 0.23 724
36 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,506
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.22 1,207
38 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 1,058
39 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.22 793
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.22 1,950
41 KILLING FIELDS: ISLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 875
42 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 508
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,932
44 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.21 527
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 1,168
46 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.21 513
47 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,009
48 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 62 0.21 873
49 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,110
50 KILLING FIELDS: ISLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 806
51 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,961
52 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.20 427
53 PARADISE RUN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.20 1,052
54 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.19 858
55 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,469
56 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,185
57 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,399
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,141
59 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,138
60 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.18 425
61 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 7:00 PM 114 0.18 536
62 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,584
63 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,662
64 TOP WING NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.18 816
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 409
66 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARIZONA STATE/UTAH ESPN 9:04 PM 127 0.18 545
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 828
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 392
69 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,622
70 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,001
71 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 406
72 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.18 453
73 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,395
74 TRUMP: ONE YEAR LATER CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 820
75 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN 8:54 PM 10 0.17 497
76 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 819
77 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,346
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 853
79 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.16 390
80 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,289
81 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.16 382
82 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,578
83 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,487
84 DAMNATION USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.16 628
85 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,538
86 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:11 PM 49 0.16 394
87 INTERROGATION ROOM, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 585
88 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,370
89 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,243
90 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 332
91 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,446
92 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 808
93 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,573
94 GOING IN STYLE (2017) HBO PRIME 5:50 PM 96 0.15 347
95 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.15 1,190
96 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 794
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,198
98 VAN HELSING SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 477
99 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: TBA ESPN2 6:00 PM 182 0.14 360
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,094
101 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 872
102 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,098
103 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 306
104 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 622
105 RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 506
106 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 126 0.12 327
107 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 27 0.12 451
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,066
109 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L FOX SPORTS 1 8:01 PM 117 0.12 395
110 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,036
111 MYST MUSEUM: ANDES RESCUE TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 521
112 MECHANIC: RESURRECTION HBO PRIME 10:15 PM 99 0.11 405
113 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.11 174
114 BUILDING GIANTS SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.11 397
115 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 592
116 MEGA MACHINES: SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.10 349
117 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 651
118 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 451
119 ASSASSINS CREED HBO PRIME 3:50 PM 116 0.10 258
120 PRAS SHORT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:50 PM 10 0.10 508
121 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 389
122 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.10 290
123 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,102
124 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 660
125 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 60 0.09 352
126 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 576
127 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 539
128 GHOST WARS SYFY 10:00 PM 61 0.09 338
129 WATERWORLD: WATERWORLD HBO PRIME 1:30 PM 135 0.08 249
130 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: OHIO STATE/IOWA ESPNU 7:00 PM 130 0.08 324
131 GOLIC AND WINGO     L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 191
132 FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 9:58 PM 16 0.08 267
133 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 491
134 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 407
135 BACK TO THE FUTURE HBO PRIME 7:05 AM 116 0.08 203
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 380
137 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 544
138 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 447
139 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 582
140 IMPACT WRESTLING: 301 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 309
141 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.07 178
142 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.07 253
143 E! NEWS: DAILY POP II E! 1:00 PM 60 0.07 156
144 CASO CERR-MAS ATREVIDOS UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.07 158
145 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 355
146 FIGURE SKATING: US CHAMP MENS SHORT NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:30 PM 214 0.07 371
147 POWDER HBO PRIME 9:05 AM 112 0.07 171
148 SUPERSTITION SYFY 11:01 PM 60 0.07 267
149 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.06 165
150 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.06 153

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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.




14 Comments


  1. Jacob

    Do you have Nashville encore on SPYKE&TVLAND?


  2. Amaury

    1.05M for Paradise Run compared to 1.58M on January 4 last year. :(


  3. Ryan

    Maddow beating Fox News in 18-49, 25-54 AND Total viewers! Love it!!


    • Destiny

      Trump fans will no doubt complain that Maddow is winning too much again. Her show’s winning too much they can’t take it anymore.


      • Mike

        I voted for Trump, but I don’t call myself a “Trump fan”. I don’t watch Maddow so for me her ratings don’t matter. It’s sad how political ratings have become in the first place, both sides use ratings and movie box office to show their side is “winning”.
        As for me voting for Trump, by no means was he my first choice in the GOP primaries, but i could never vote for a Democrat since i’d be voting against my own self-interest


  4. Destiny

    Good start for Nashville. It’s still the highest rated scripted show on CMT I believe.


    • ChrisM

      It’s currently the only scripted show on the network. It may be their first too, but not sure. I also get Comcast’s Digital Preferred package and they completely pulled CMT (standard or HD) from it just a few years ago, so I and anyone else getting the same can’t watch anything let alone Nashville.


      • Destiny

        I think I remember they had a show like Sun Records, so I thought maybe they had more. Perhaps not..


        • Shangela

          They also had the sitcom “Still the King” which did good in its first season and flopped in its second one this past summer.


      • ChrisM

        Correction, sort of: You can watch CMT shows through On Demand, but I do wonder how it may hurt the network not making CMT available to those who subscribe as I do. Oddly, we do get their music channel.


    • FlopWatch

      And the only one left, as it’s ending because of the Viacom networks mess.



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