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November 6, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.5.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 3.8, up 0.4 from last week’s game.  Elsewhere, THE BACHELORETTE, the ABC news special, and the NBC news special gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Cable news didn’t quite run the table on our Top 50 chart, but it was close.  The first 24 of the day’s ranked shows were news, and CNN had the top 13 of them, peaking with the 7PM hour at 2.04/2.59/7.6M, with Fox News’s THE STORY at 1.10/1.59/5.8M, and MSNBC’s 8PM hour at 0.78/1.11/5.1M.  The top-rated non-news telecast was NFL Network’s share of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, up 0.03 to 0.66.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP dipped 0.03 to 0.26, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL gained 0.02 to 0.16, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.02 to 0.15.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS dropped 0.06 to 0.23, and THE BRADSHAW BUNCH was down 0.07 to 0.14.  Bravo’s SOUTHERN CHARM was steady at 0.22.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.21/0.17 compared to last week’s 0.14.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE held at 0.14, and SUSPICIOUS MINDS was steady at 0.12.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES was at 0.11, and BRIDEZILLAS was up 0.04 to 0.08.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER was at 0.09 compared to last week’s 0.10/0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday November 5, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 2.04 7,613
2 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1.99 6,666
3 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 9:00 PM 60 1.91 6,555
4 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 8:00 PM 60 1.87 6,607
5 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 11:00 PM 60 1.74 5,569
6 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 6:00 PM 60 1.63 6,391
7 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 5:00 PM 60 1.35 5,483
8 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 4:00 PM 60 1.31 5,513
9 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 12:00 AM 60 1.28 4,342
10 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 3:00 PM 60 1.25 5,144
11 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 1:00 PM 60 1.16 4,419
12 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 2:00 PM 60 1.16 4,573
13 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 12:00 PM 60 1.14 4,496
14 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 1.10 5,764
15 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.98 4,098
16 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.95 5,914
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.95 6,024
18 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.88 3,817
19 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.86 5,399
20 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.82 3,067
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.82 5,226
22 DECISION 2020: ELECTION RESULTS 2020 MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 0.78 5,070
23 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.71 3,216
24 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.69 4,016
25 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2020 WK 9 GB VS. SF NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 166 0.66 2,179
26 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.64 5,048
27 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.64 2,364
28 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.60 4,041
29 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.55 2,593
30 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.53 3,101
31 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.52 3,436
32 NFLN THU NT FBALL-SUS NFL NETWORK 11:09 PM 15 0.52 1,497
33 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.47 2,138
34 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.47 3,075
35 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.46 3,061
36 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.45 2,907
37 DECISION 2020: ELECTION RESULTS 2020 MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.44 2,697
38 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.44 2,898
39 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.43 2,858
40 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: ELECTION COVERAGE 2020 MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.43 3,482
41 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.41 3,028
42 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.40 2,647
43 NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:07 PM 16 0.40 1,364
44 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.39 3,016
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.38 2,841
46 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.38 2,665
47 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.37 2,678
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.37 2,791
49 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.36 1,748
50 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.36 1,953
51 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.36 2,245
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.32 2,580
53 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.30 2,246
54 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:28 PM 32 0.26 681
55 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.26 1,311
56 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.26 1,700
57 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.26 1,378
58 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.25 2,067
59 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 37 0.24 780
60 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 59 0.23 605
61 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.22 708
62 MORNING JOE: 2020 PRES ELECTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.21 1,929
63 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.21 731
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.21 1,855
65 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.18 600
66 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.18 548
67 JSFV: ROAD TO VACATION MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 318
68 FIRST 48 CRITICAL MINUTES A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.17 632
69 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.16 1,031
70 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.15 955
71 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 30 0.15 379
72 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.14 536
73 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 661
74 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:29 PM 31 0.14 613
75 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 413
76 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:00 PM 29 0.14 576
77 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.13 388
78 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.12 441
79 SUSPICIOUS MINDS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 610
80 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 312
81 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.11 409
82 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 210
83 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.10 323
84 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.10 225
85 IJ: DINNER PARTY SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.10 205
86 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 426
87 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 249
88 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 220
89 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:48 PM 12 0.10 367
90 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 705
91 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.09 350
92 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 298
93 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 364
94 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.09 212
95 UNLEASHED NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.08 359
96 BRIDEZILLAS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.08 313
97 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 237
98 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 204
99 UNDISPUTED L: 1037 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 171
100 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.08 233
101 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 304
102 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 15 0.08 177
103 HOLZER FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 306
104 MFAKM: FIRST STEPS TLC 10:30 PM 30 0.07 525
105 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 179
106 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 196
107 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 134
108 TOP SECRET VIDEOS TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.06 121
109 KARDS KONFIDENTIAL E! 6:58 PM 62 0.06 165
110 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.06 274
111 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 180
112 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 198
113 COLL FOOTBALL: MTN WEST L: UTAH ST/NEVADA FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 213 0.05 257
114 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.05 90
115 PHANTOM SIGNALS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 221
116 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 146
117 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 329
118 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:56 PM 64 0.05 139
119 BIZ FOODS AMERICA REPACK COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 145
120 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 386
121 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 395
122 INJUSTICE W NANCY GRACE OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.04 277
123 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 205
124 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 285
125 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: BOOKER T. WASH(OK)/BIXBY(OK) ESPN 8:00 PM 176 0.04 136
126 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.04 329
127 HERD L: 1350 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 114
128 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 99
129 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.04 339
130 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.03 125
131 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.03 212
132 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 95
133 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.03 65
134 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.03 359
135 OPERACION ALASKA DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 101
136 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 319
137 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 83
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 192
139 VICE NEWS TONIGHT VICE 11:00 PM 30 0.03 68
140 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 245
141 ACUMULADORES COMPU S4 UNIVERSO 12:00 PM 60 0.03 51
142 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 238
143 ICE ROAD RESCUE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.03 332
144 EVENING EDIT, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 339
145 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.03 235
146 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 61
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.03 147
148 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 66
149 NFL PREGAME FOX DEPORTES 7:30 PM 41 0.03 56
150 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 252

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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 ‘Death in Paradise (10pm on Ovation)’ season three finale ratings, please? Thanks!


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, but we’ve caught on to the fact that the way this show is aired, every week is either a “premiere” or a “finale.” Its ratings are consistently at the zero level, and we’re no longer going to respond to requests for it until it reaches its final finale.


      • Joe

        I just wanted to liven this place up like the old TV BY THE NUMBERS a little with a fun running gag. Disappointed that you missed the humor.


        • Mitch Salem

          The comment itself was fine, and we left up the original one, but It was a little too voluminous to have accompanying every post.


          • Destiny

            I appreciate that you both have been OK with some political posts & commentary over the election period. I usually wouldn’t comment about it but the entire thing is just so ridiculous & toxic. That and there’s very little else on TV to really give an opinion about in terms of ratings.



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