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October 5, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.4.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 4.3, down half a point from last week’s game.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s share of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.07 from last week to 1.04.  MTV’s JERSEY SHORE dropped 0.14 to 0.61.  The MLB PLAYOFFS are in gear, including a 0.57 rating on MLB Network, and 0.52 on Fox Sports 1.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.40/0.65/3.9M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.30/0.44/2.8M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.23/0.33/1.3M.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS aired episodes at 0.35/0.25, compared to last week’s 0.29.  We’s BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES jumped 0.11 to 0.31, and BOSSIP was up 0.03 to 0.14.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.27/0.20, and NIGHTWATCH NATION was at 0.24.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP gained 0.02 to 0.26, HOT PROPERTIES was at 0.22, HOUSE HUNTERS lost 0.03 to 0.21, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.20.  History’s MOUNTAIN MEN was at 0.22/0.17.  ID’s TO CATCH A KILLER returned at 0.19, and THE CORONER was at 0.18.  BET’s THE GRAND HUSTLE climbed 0.06 to 0.16.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY slipped 0.02 to 0.14, and BITE CLUB held at 0.13.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET fell 0.16 to 0.11.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING ticked down 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 October 4, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2018 WK 5 IND VS. NE NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 161 1.04 2,788
2 NFLN THU NT FTBLL-SUS NFL NETWORK 11:04 PM 32 1.04 2,629
3 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.61 1,053
4 DIVISION SERIES GAME: 2018 NLDS ATL AT LAD GM 1 MLB NETWORK 8:38 PM 193 0.57 2,123
5 MLB NL DIVISION SERIES L: COLORADO ROCKIES/MILWAUKEE BREWERS 1 FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 257 0.52 2,459
6 NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:05 PM 18 0.51 1,507
7 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:39 PM 31 0.45 988
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.40 3,929
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.39 4,222
10 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.38 3,939
11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.35 645
12 MLB NLDS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 9:17 PM 15 0.32 1,154
13 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.32 3,243
14 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 65 0.31 898
15 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.30 3,082
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.30 2,763
17 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 3,473
18 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.28 2,407
19 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.27 700
20 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.27 905
21 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 35 0.26 767
22 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.26 2,524
23 SP FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,215
24 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.25 480
25 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.24 2,370
26 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.24 2,509
27 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.24 2,499
28 NIGHTWATCH NATION A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.24 791
29 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.24 491
30 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.23 2,808
31 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,301
32 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.23 2,289
33 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.23 490
34 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,303
35 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.23 2,479
36 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.23 2,582
37 HOT PROPERTIES SAN DIEGO HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.22 1,040
38 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:10 AM 60 0.22 487
39 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.22 1,719
40 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.22 2,529
41 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.22 531
42 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.21 1,294
43 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,211
44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,110
45 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 54 0.20 483
46 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.20 1,122
47 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 435
48 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.20 387
49 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 1,265
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,879
51 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,043
52 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.20 610
53 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 368
54 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:30 PM 30 0.19 472
55 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.19 353
56 TO CATCH A KILLER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 894
57 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,779
58 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 409
59 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.18 850
60 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 980
61 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.17 713
62 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 393
63 MLBT DIVISION POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 11:51 PM 89 0.17 506
64 I AM FRANKIE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.17 812
65 MAX AND RUBY NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.17 527
66 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.17 1,517
67 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,674
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 321
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 924
70 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: TULSA/HOUSTON ESPN 7:54 PM 216 0.16 562
71 GRAND HUSTLE, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.16 343
72 RUSTY RIVETS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.16 642
73 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.16 814
74 I AM FRANKIE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.15 743
75 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 316
76 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.15 335
77 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,536
78 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.15 652
79 LOCK IT IN L FOX SPORTS 1 9:32 PM 28 0.15 403
80 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.15 435
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,024
82 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,548
83 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 947
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 881
85 BOSSIP WETV 10:05 PM 60 0.14 468
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,009
87 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 923
88 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,615
89 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.14 584
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.14 1,484
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,252
92 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 978
93 DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 13 CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.13 345
94 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,393
95 BITE CLUB FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.13 528
96 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.13 407
97 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 766
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,075
99 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 270
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 844
101 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.12 276
102 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,047
103 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.12 494
104 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,115
105 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 622
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,012
107 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,068
108 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.11 278
109 HAUNTING TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 312
110 LAFF MOBB TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.10 235
111 HAUNTING REPACK: MASKS OF GHOST TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.10 304
112 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: PHILLY/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:16 PM 148 0.10 227
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,121
114 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 996
115 BLAZE NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.09 475
116 GUHH: ATL FIRST LOOK WETV 7:50 PM 10 0.09 259
117 NBA PRESEASON   L: SACRAMENTO/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 10:30 PM 166 0.09 232
118 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.09 307
119 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NASHVILLE/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:34 PM 162 0.08 194
120 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.08 193
121 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 311
122 BLACK-ISH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 5:00 PM 30 0.08 172
123 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 500
124 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 250
125 UNDISPUTED L: 514 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 156
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 303
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 266
128 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.07 157
129 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:44 AM 36 0.07 114
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 253
131 BLACK-ISH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 5:30 PM 30 0.07 150
132 LIFE BELOW: ICE BREAKERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 393
133 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 4:30 PM 30 0.06 354
134 CONCACAF WOMENS CHAMPS L: USA / MEXICO UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 120 0.06 134
135 HERD L: 833 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 118
136 IMPACT WRESTLING: 340 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.05 190
137 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.05 242
138 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 132
139 MLBT DIVISION PREGAME MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 87 0.05 252
140 GHOSTBUSTERS: GHOSTBUSTERS POP 10:00 PM 150 0.05 128
141 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.05 102
142 MLB NLDS PRE GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 60 0.05 229
143 CONCACAF WOMENS CHAMP L: USA/MEXICO FOX SPORTS 2 7:30 PM 120 0.05 131
144 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 114
145 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN2 7:00 PM 115 0.05 113
146 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.05 237
147 SPLICE MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 104 0.04 115
148 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.04 102
149 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:16 AM 14 0.04 111
150 NBA PRESEASON   L: INDIANA/HOUSTON NBA-TV 8:00 PM 150 0.04 131

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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.




11 Comments


  1. Amaury

    I Am Frankie fairly steady with the last two episodes of the second season!


    • ChrisM

      There was just the one new episode at 8pm, right? The second was a repeat?


      • Amaury

        No, both were new, at 8:00 and 8:30 PM. There was a last-minute scheduling change, which moved the I Am Frankie season finale originally scheduled for today to yesterday and Sunday’s new Double Dare at 7:00 PM to today at 8:00 PM, with Double Dare now airing new episodes on Fridays instead of Sundays,


        • ChrisM

          Thanks. That means that at 8:30pm the finale lost viewers. It makes you wonder if people thought it was going to be a repeat, and those not knowing of this stupid last minute change, tuned out. It kind of shows the roller coaster ride the show seemed to have this season with some huge drops and gains.


          • Amaury

            Just thought of this reply, but the I Am Frankie premieres were always followed by a SpongeBob repeat. Although I would agree it would have made more sense to show a repeat of the previous I Am Frankie episode. Nickelodeon right now, though, isn’t known for balanced scheduling.


  2. Chris

    That IMPACT rating 😟😢
    It was a great show too


  3. Ryan

    If you’re still providing zero-level premieres and finales, could I please have the finale episodes of: Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty” (Ovation, 10pm & 10:30pm), and the premiere of “Man at Arms: Art of War” (El Rey, 8pm)? Thanks!


  4. Shan

    No surprise as the sitcom reboots continue to not pick up viewers with Will and Grace on last season’s low and Murphy still falling. The Conners spinoff should start dropping after the first ep.


  5. Amaury

    As much as I like my series on the broadcast networks, the way they handle things is dumb, in that they basically don’t give you any easy options to watch ended series you want to check out or previous seasons of a series you got into during a later season. There are some exceptions, like The Middle which aired repeats on other networks, which allowed me to binge the series since I didn’t start it until season 7 was airing. Modern Family and The Goldbergs are other exceptions.

    I now want to watch The Good Doctor, but all the season one episodes on the ABC website have expired. On-demand has the entire first season, but it’s on this thing called 1998 TV Shows which costs $2.99 per episode. My only other option is Amazon, which also costs money, but I can buy the entire season for $24.99 instead of each individual episode, saving $28.83. I also missed the S2 premiere.


    • Amaury

      CBS’ Me, Myself, and I is another series I wanted to check out, but Amazon is my only option for the aforementioned reasons.


    • ChrisM

      Good Doctor is on hulu.com. Ever heard of it? I pay for commercial free hulu, but most shows are free with commercials. If it turns out you have to pay, you can do so for the minimum $7.99, which is still cheaper, and get Goldbergs too. Modern Family and the Middle are not available, apparently.

      Even joining Netflix could be a cheaper option – check DVD rentals too.



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