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October 2, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.1.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER and THE WALL gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the FAMILY GUY rerun lost 0.2, and LET’S BE REAL, PRESS YOUR LUCK, MATCH GAME and the MASKED SINGER rerun were down 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL dropped 0.14 to 1.76, still easily the top-rated programming of the night.  ESPN’s MLB WILD CARD games were at 0.58/0.56/0.45/0.36, with ESPN2’s game at 0.27.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.47/0.78/5M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.29/0.46/2.3M and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.27/0.47/3.5M.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS lost 0.05 to 0.22, and THE BRADSHAW BUNCH was down 0.07 to 0.14.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS gained 0.04 to 0.21 and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.03 to 0.19, with FLIPPING 101 down 0.07 to 0.13.  On MTV, DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE fell 0.07 to 0.21.  On TLC, DR PIMPLE POPPER was at 0.16/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.20/0.16.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.14.  On ID, THE KILLER BESIDE ME shed 0.03 to 0.14, and IMPACT OF MURDER was down 0.02 to 0.10.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC (presumably a clip show or something similar) plunged 0.16 to 0.13, and SOUTHERN CHARM was at 0.12.  On We, GET YA LIFE edged up 0.02 to 0.10, and BRIDEZILLAS ticked down to 0.08.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AUSTRALIA was at 0.08/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.05/0.05, and COUPLES CAM was at 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 October 1, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2020 WK 4 DEN VS. NYJ NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 196 1.76 5,405
2 TNF SUSTAINER NFL NETWORK 11:39 PM 12 1.52 4,499
3 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 23 0.75 2,325
4 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:53 PM 28 0.68 1,771
5 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: ST. LOUIS/SAN DIEGO ESPN 7:21 PM 247 0.58 2,331
6 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN 11:28 PM 100 0.56 1,848
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.47 5,004
8 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: CHICAGO WHITE SOX/OAKLAND ESPN 3:14 PM 247 0.45 1,928
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.39 4,808
10 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: CINCINNATI/ATLANTA ESPN 12:00 PM 194 0.36 1,380
11 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:21 AM 31 0.34 933
12 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.33 3,610
13 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,295
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,493
15 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN2 10:00 PM 90 0.27 1,011
16 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,982
17 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.26 3,609
18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.25 1,664
19 CNN TONIGHT CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.25 1,701
20 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.25 750
21 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:08 AM 63 0.24 663
22 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.23 2,914
23 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 2:00 AM 30 0.23 552
24 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.23 1,989
25 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,556
26 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 59 0.22 569
27 MOM NICK-AT-NITE 2:30 AM 30 0.22 495
28 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,907
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.21 1,228
30 DOUBLE SHOT S2 REUNION P1 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.21 427
31 CNN TONIGHT CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.21 1,432
32 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,703
33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.20 1,482
34 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.19 1,166
35 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.19 2,360
36 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.18 1,618
37 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.18 1,792
38 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.18 574
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,259
40 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,907
41 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.16 1,118
42 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,956
43 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,686
44 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: BEFORE TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.16 1,224
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,955
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,122
47 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.15 1,190
48 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,367
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,102
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,326
51 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,895
52 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,422
53 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.14 535
54 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.14 382
55 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,926
56 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 2:11 AM 49 0.14 371
57 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,396
58 MFAKM: FIRST STEPS TLC 10:30 PM 30 0.14 998
59 KILLER BESIDE ME, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 664
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,372
61 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,887
62 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.14 887
63 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,674
64 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,696
65 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:00 PM 30 0.14 542
66 FLIPPING 101 W/TAREK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.13 1,066
67 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.13 502
68 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,171
69 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.13 323
70 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.13 404
71 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 372
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 2,022
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 999
74 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,732
75 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,263
76 BEE MOVIE NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 60 0.12 453
77 SR/TRUMP TEST POS-COVID FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.12 1,227
78 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.12 2,129
79 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,612
80 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.12 415
81 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,417
82 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.12 666
83 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN2 7:00 PM 23 0.11 516
84 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 833
85 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 310
86 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.11 876
87 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,385
88 BEE MOVIE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.11 514
89 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,457
90 TAMAR BRAXTON:GET YA LIFE WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.10 318
91 SR/TRUMP TEST POS-COVID FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.10 1,035
92 IMPACT OF MURDER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 564
93 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.10 309
94 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,339
95 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN2 3:08 PM 13 0.10 291
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 892
97 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:30 PM 30 0.09 359
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 219
99 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,279
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,348
101 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: ADDAMS FAMILY,THE PARAMOUNT 7:00 PM 120 0.09 378
102 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 14 0.09 678
103 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 95 0.08 515
104 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.08 242
105 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 809
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,178
107 MAFS: AUS SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:35 PM 14 0.08 472
108 BRIDEZILLAS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.08 277
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 1,181
110 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:14 PM 60 0.08 551
111 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,240
112 GHOST ADV: SCREAMING ROOM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 273
113 MAFS: AUS FIRST LOOK LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:49 PM 14 0.07 445
114 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:00 AM 30 0.07 198
115 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 677
116 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.07 206
117 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.06 163
118 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:23 PM 37 0.06 265
119 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.06 204
120 HERD L: 1325 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 158
121 SECRETS IN THE ICE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 277
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 526
123 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.06 246
124 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:30 AM 30 0.06 180
125 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 277
126 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 165
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 271
128 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN2 3:00 PM 47 0.05 112
129 HITLERS TEEN KILLERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:14 PM 60 0.05 319
130 UNDISPUTED L: 1012 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 156
131 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 434
132 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.05 318
133 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 2:30 PM 30 0.05 96
134 SCOOBY-DOO & GUESS WHO BOOMERANG 7:00 PM 30 0.05 147
135 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 90 0.05 101
136 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.04 122
137 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 275
138 SCOOBY-DOO & GUESS WHO BOOMERANG 7:30 PM 30 0.04 124
139 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 283
140 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 254
141 KARDS KONFIDENTIAL E! 6:59 PM 61 0.04 160
142 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 288
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 214
144 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.04 95
145 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 302
146 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 280
147 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 266
148 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 11:30 PM 60 0.03 135
149 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 974 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 83
150 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 321

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘CripTales (BBC America at 10PM)’ and ‘Death in Paradise (Ovation at 7, 8, 9 and 10PM)’ ratings, please? Thanks!



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