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February 9, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.8.2018

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The WINTER OLYMPICS scratched out a 0.3 increase in adjusted finals, not much of a bump.  

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Feb 08.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Even with the WINTER OLYMPICS on broadcast TV, sports led cable, with ESPN’s Duke vs. North Carolina COLLEGE BASKETBALL game on top at 0.87 (and the late game at 0.31), and TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.64/0.62.  VH1’s RUPAUL’S ALL STARS ticked down to 0.39.  NBC Sports Net’s primetime simulcast of the OLYMPICS was at 0.36, and its late-night coverage was at 0.32.  On A&E, 60 DAYS IN dropped 0.05 to 0.34.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS fell 0.15 to 0.33, and INSIDE JOKES was at 0.21.  There was a demo dead heat in cable news, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.31/0.58/3.3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.31/0.51/2.7M, while CNN’s CNN TONIGHT was at 0.22/0.30/900K.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE dropped 0.08 to 0.30, with a follow-up hour at 0.23.  Bravo’s TOP CHEF dipped 0.02 to 0.29.  On ID, BETRAYED lost 0.11 to 0.28, and PANDORA’S BOX premiered at 0.28.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY shed 0.02 to 0.28.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS fell 0.04 to 0.26, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL dropped 0.07 to 0.25, and FLIP OR FLOP was also down 0.07 to 0.25.  Discovery’s KILLING FIELDS was steady at 0.21.  Paramount’s LIP SYNC BATTLE shrank by 0.03 to 0.19.  Lifetime’s PROJECT RUNWAY ticked down to 0.18.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP held at 0.18.  CMT’s NASHVILLE lost 0.03 to 0.11, and note that TV Land has discontinued its primetime runs of the show.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING ticked up to 0.08.  Freeform’s BEYOND ticked down to 0.07.  IFC’s PORTLANDIA positively zoomed by 0.03 to 0.05/130K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Feb 08.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday February 8, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: DUKE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.87 2,429
2 NBA BASKETBALL: THUNDER/LAKERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:57 PM 120 0.64 1,512
3 NBA BASKETBALL: CELTICS/WIZARDS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 163 0.62 1,632
4 RUPAUL ALL STARS 3 VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.39 738
5 W OLY PRIME: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 210 0.36 1,054
6 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.36 787
7 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.34 892
8 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 63 0.34 791
9 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.33 651
10 W OLY LATE NIGHT: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:30 PM 120 0.32 872
11 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:57 AM 53 0.32 716
12 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,286
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.31 2,735
14 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 10:00 PM 111 0.31 823
15 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.31 939
16 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.30 1,599
17 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.30 682
18 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.30 707
19 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.29 726
20 NBA STUDIO  L: NBA TRADE DEADLINE SPECIAL ESPN 1:30 PM 180 0.29 603
21 TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 797
22 BETRAYED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,214
23 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.28 852
24 PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHING INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,122
25 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.27 1,025
26 60 DAYS IN FL A&E NETWORK 11:03 PM 15 0.27 593
27 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,734
28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 3,003
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,181
30 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 1,271
31 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 32 0.25 588
32 FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,016
33 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:51 PM 69 0.24 505
34 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 32 0.23 540
35 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.23 820
36 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,035
37 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 939
38 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,457
39 W OLY ACCESS WKDY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 90 0.22 674
40 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 465
41 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.21 397
42 KILLING FIELDS: ISLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.21 746
43 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 965
44 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 2:04 AM 34 0.20 498
45 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,089
46 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 428
47 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 464
48 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.19 619
49 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,388
50 LIP SYNC BATTLE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 32 0.19 440
51 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.19 838
52 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,739
53 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 941
54 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.19 404
55 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.19 375
56 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 767
57 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.18 990
58 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,783
59 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.18 401
60 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,196
61 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,589
62 ZOOFARI NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 30 0.18 764
63 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,566
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,950
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 364
66 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,683
67 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 914
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,901
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.17 342
70 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,627
71 FAMILY BY THE TON: SUPERS TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.16 529
72 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,375
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,783
74 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,770
75 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 316
76 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.16 708
77 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.15 1,275
78 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,515
79 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 907
80 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 869
81 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.14 385
82 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 613
83 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI PARAMOUNT 9:30 PM 30 0.14 334
84 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 561
85 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,574
86 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,284
87 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,015
88 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 347
89 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,274
90 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,071
91 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 709
92 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,294
93 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.13 538
94 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 742
95 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.13 361
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 952
97 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,387
98 JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 122 0.12 301
99 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 653
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 661
101 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 495
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 841
103 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 757
104 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.11 364
105 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,451
106 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,032
107 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.11 846
108 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 62 0.11 660
109 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 556
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,017
111 KING ARTHUR: LEGEND SWORD: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND SWORD HBO PRIME 5:20 PM 126 0.10 321
112 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  L ESPN2 5:30 PM 90 0.10 172
113 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 2:00 AM 14 0.10 726
114 MEGA MACHINES: SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.10 379
115 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 953
116 BLACK CARD REVOKED BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 30 0.10 272
117 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 847
118 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.10 186
119 TALK SHOW THE GAME SHOW TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 182
120 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:30 PM 30 0.09 408
121 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 797
122 BUILDING GIANTS SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.09 323
123 IMPACT WRESTLING: 306 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.08 294
124 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 897
125 GIFTED HBO PRIME 10:20 AM 101 0.08 189
126 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 150 0.08 190
127 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 398
128 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 924
129 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.07 216
130 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 875
131 UNDISPUTED L: 354 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 152
132 BEYOND FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.07 246
133 GOLIC AND WINGO     L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.07 186
134 OLYMPIC SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 60 0.06 293
135 MANCAVE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:30 PM 30 0.06 194
136 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.06 101
137 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 69 0.06 162
138 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 293
139 RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 407
140 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 236
141 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GEORGIA TECH/LOUISVILLE ESPN2 7:00 PM 120 0.06 205
142 MUMMY, THE (2017) MAXPRIME 9:40 PM 110 0.06 180
143 E! NEWS E! 10:29 PM 61 0.06 220
144 W OLY DAY: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 AM 240 0.05 214
145 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 241
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 243
147 TRL MTV 4:00 PM 33 0.05 103
148 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.05 118
149 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 225
150 X-MEN ORIGINS:WOLVERINE HBO PRIME 3:30 PM 107 0.05 143

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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.




6 Comments


  1. Ryan

    Yeesh, NBC only went from 3.4 to 3.7 with West Coast factored in. Then again it did run 5-9PM on a weeknight out West. Still, considering West Coast markets usually overindex w/ Olympics ratings…not a great start


    • Ryan

      and I know they’re ultimately posting off of HH ratings (and maybe TAD I guess) but that’s still a soft demo – although not totally unexpected given the trends among A18-34 lately (Super Bowl, major awards shows etc.)


  2. Amaury

    Bad Hunter Street!


  3. Destiny

    Beyond naturally posts its best viewer numbers since the premiere against the Olympics.



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