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February 17, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.16.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY did gain 0.1 in final numbers (leaving it at 2.79 to be more specific), although that still leaves it at a very low level by its standards.  In addition, GREY’S ANATOMY (2.06) and SCANDAL (1.64) adjusted just enough to respectively move up and down 0.1.

 

 

 

 

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Final Bcast 2017 Feb 16.THU

 

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  History went all-SWAMP PEOPLE last night, and it gave the network both of Thursday cable’s Top 2 shows and 3 of the Top 10, with scores of 0.62 at 9PM, 0.60 at 10PM, and 0.40 at 8PM.  TNT’s NBA game was Boston vs. Chicago at 0.51.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP rose 0.04 to 0.46, HOUSE HUNTERS ticked up to 0.37, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was also up a hundredth to 0.34. Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS fell 0.08 to 0.45, and INSIDE JOKES ticked down to 0.28.  Presumably thanks to the morning’s presidential press conference, Fox News and CNN were both in the night’s Top 10, with THE O’REILLY FACTOR at 0.44, and the 8PM hour of ANDERSON COOPER 360 right behind at 0.43 (but as usual Fox News was way ahead in the 50+ demo, which gave it 4.5M total viewers compared to 1.9M). and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW was at 0.35/2.6M.  Bravo’s TOP CHEF gained 0.04 to 0.40.  On A&E, NIGHTWATCH fell 0.05 to 0.32.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY dropped 0.04 to 0.29.  Lifetime’s PROJECT RUNWAY JR lost a tick to 0.26.  USA’s COLONY fell 0.09 to 0.22.  FX’s BASKETS was down 0.03 to 0.19.  CMT’s NASHVILLE ticked up to 0.17, and the subsequent Nick At Nite run was down 0.04 to 0.17/489K.  We’s LA HAIR held at 0.15.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING rose 0.02 to 0.07. IFC’s PORTLANDIA ticked up to 0.06.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Feb 16.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday February 16, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.62 2,549
2 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.60 2,356
3 NBA BASKETBALL: BOSTON/CHICAGO TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 148 0.51 1,449
4 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.46 1,794
5 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.45 831
6 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.44 4,473
7 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.43 1,854
8 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,770
9 TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.40 1,041
10 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.40 1,878
11 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:28 PM 43 0.39 939
12 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.38 1,655
13 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.38 1,040
14 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.38 3,047
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.37 1,583
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.37 3,352
17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.35 2,568
18 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.34 1,513
19 DETECTIVES CLUB:NEW ORLEA INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,156
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.32 1,607
21 NIGHTWATCH A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.32 827
22 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.31 2,301
23 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.30 3,048
24 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.29 920
25 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.29 2,851
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.29 1,613
27 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WISCONSIN/MICHIGAN ESPN 7:00 PM 124 0.29 1,039
28 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 781
29 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.28 563
30 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.28 3,121
31 HISTORY OF COMEDY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,490
32 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.27 3,060
33 PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 92 0.26 1,075
34 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.26 1,442
35 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.26 2,751
36 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.26 1,448
37 ICE COLD KILLERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,227
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.24 1,359
39 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,831
40 RIDE NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 30 0.23 907
41 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.23 873
42 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.23 2,353
43 COLONY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 62 0.22 756
44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,118
45 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.22 647
46 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.22 525
47 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.21 487
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.21 2,053
49 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.21 1,266
50 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.21 1,691
51 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 486
52 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 422
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,752
54 AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.19 967
55 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.19 466
56 BASKETS FX 10:00 PM 32 0.19 463
57 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,957
58 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,575
59 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.19 2,092
60 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,835
61 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,763
62 REVENGE BODY W KHLOE K E! 9:00 PM 60 0.18 366
63 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 33 0.18 366
64 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 64 0.18 832
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 356
66 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:52 PM 68 0.17 406
67 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,929
68 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:04 PM 108 0.17 546
69 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 372
70 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,010
71 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 904
72 WALLYKAZAM! NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.16 708
73 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 631
74 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 762
75 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.16 336
76 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 30 0.16 461
77 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 60 0.16 406
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,279
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 338
80 LA HAIR WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.15 414
81 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.15 306
82 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 835
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 834
84 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 695
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 829
86 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THE TOWN SPIKE TV 4:00 PM 180 0.14 375
87 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 655
88 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.14 305
89 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.14 284
90 BOSS, THE HBO PRIME 8:04 PM 99 0.14 315
91 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.13 569
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 320
93 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,332
94 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,100
95 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 248
96 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 273
97 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 90 0.12 284
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,083
99 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 277
100 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,038
101 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN HBO PRIME 4:05 PM 141 0.11 267
102 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 986
103 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 23 0.11 285
104 ALOHA HOMES HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.11 533
105 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 935
106 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 968
107 CARAOKE SHOWDOWN SPIKE TV 10:30 PM 30 0.11 286
108 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 335
109 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 913
110 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 257
111 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.09 266
112 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:02 PM 47 0.09 221
113 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.09 827
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 822
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 932
116 ACCESS MOVIE: MEET THE FOCKERS IFC TV 7:30 PM 150 0.08 201
117 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 769
118 MEGA HAMMERHEAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 308
119 RESTORATION GARAGE VELOCITY 10:00 PM 30 0.07 338
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 253
121 SHARKATRAZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 332
122 IMPACT WRESTLING: 207 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 325
123 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.07 404
124 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, T POP 6:30 PM 30 0.07 640
125 UEL ROUND OF 32 L: MANCHESTER UNITED/SAINT ETIENNE FOX SPORTS 1 2:53 PM 127 0.07 173
126 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.07 400
127 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.07 319
128 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.07 200
129 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.07 152
130 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.07 321
131 DIVIDED GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.06 408
132 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.06 227
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 236
134 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 332
135 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 380
136 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: COLORADO/BUFFALO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:33 PM 163 0.06 208
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 242
138 PORTLANDIA IFC TV 10:00 PM 30 0.06 145
139 CHEAP EATS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.05 134
140 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:04 PM 118 0.05 235
141 10,000 B.C. HBO PRIME 2:00 PM 109 0.05 168
142 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:30 PM 60 0.05 151
143 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.05 138
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 250
145 NINTH GATE, THE: NINTH GATE, THE MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 133 0.05 117
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 228
147 CRIMSON PEAK HBO PRIME 10:30 PM 119 0.05 118
148 SHARK ALLEY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 256
149 DIVIDED GSN 9:30 PM 30 0.05 342
150 COLL BSKTBL: PAC 12 L FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 118 0.05 185

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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.