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March 15, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.14.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  NBC and CBS were weirdly full of 0.1 declines in final numbers:  respectively for both episodes of FAM and the reruns of THE BIG BANG THEORY and SWAT; and for SUPERSTORE, AP BIO, WILL & GRACE and SVU.  In addition, for the 2nd consecutive week, FOR THE PEOPLE lost 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Basketball continues to exert a hold on viewers.  On the college side, ESPN’s coverage of the ACC TOURNAMENT was at 0.93/0.48, with a PAC 12 game at 0.33.  TNT, meanwhile, aired an NBA doubleheader at 0.40/0.37.  A&E’s 60 DAYS IN dipped 0.06 to 0.41.  On MTV, EX ON THE BEACH gained 0.04 to 0.38, and GAME OF CLONES lost a tick to 0.16.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE rose 0.06 to 0.35, and TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA was up 0.07 to 0.26.  On We, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP climbed 0.04 to 0.33, and GROWING UP HIP-HOP was down 0.02 to 0.22.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS edged up 0.02 to 0.28, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL lost 0.02 to 0.27, and FLIP OR FLOP ticked down to 0.21.  Fox News’s HANNITY tied for the cable news 18-49 lead at 0.27/0.48/3.3M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.27/0.43/3.1M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.20/0.27/1.1M.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY was up 0.02 to 0.27.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE slipped 0.02 to 0.26, and UNTUCKED was down 0.02 to 0.20.  On Bravo, the season finale of TOP CHEF dropped 0.06 to 0.26, and the season (and network) premiere of PROJECT RUNWAY was at 0.24.  On ID, KILLING TIME ticked down to 0.23, and DEAD OF NIGHT ticked down to 0.19.  Discovery’s BUILDING OFF THE GRID grew by 0.07 to 0.22.  On Comedy Central, BROAD CITY gained 0.03 to 0.19, and THE OTHER TWO ticked down to 0.11.  Freeform’s SIREN rose 0.02 to 0.18.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM was steady at 0.17.  On Lifetime, BRING IT dropped 0.03 to 0.15, and THE RAP GAME aired a special that was down 0.09 from last week’s regular episode to 0.12.  FX’s BETTER THINGS was up 0.02 to 0.13.  Off the chart, Showtime’s DESUS & MERO fell a tick to 0.02/32K, and POP’s FLACK was steady at 0.01/52K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday March 14, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: SYRACUSE/DUKE ESPN 9:27 PM 139 0.93 2,449
2 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN 9:05 PM 22 0.65 1,941
3 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: LOUISVILLE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN 7:00 PM 125 0.48 1,546
4 60 DAYS IN REUNION: 511/512 REUNION SPECIAL A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 124 0.41 1,093
5 NBA BASKETBALL: LAKERS/RAPTORS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 147 0.40 1,090
6 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.38 758
7 NBA BASKETBALL: MAVERICKS/NUGGETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:41 PM 141 0.37 931
8 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.35 1,613
9 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.33 775
10 PAC 12 TOURNAMENT  L: OREGON/UTAH ESPN 11:46 PM 120 0.33 823
11 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.28 1,352
12 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,362
13 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,311
14 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.27 935
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,054
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,143
17 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:46 AM 14 0.27 547
18 TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.26 868
19 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 11 VH1 9:00 PM 90 0.26 539
20 TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:30 PM 90 0.26 909
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,693
22 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:20 PM 100 0.26 625
23 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.24 1,015
24 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.24 1,109
25 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 8:00 PM 90 0.24 1,017
26 FX MOVIE PRIME: PASSENGERS FX 7:30 PM 150 0.24 797
27 KILLING TIME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 996
28 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,578
29 BUILDING OFF THE GRID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 874
30 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 593
31 FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.21 1,056
32 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:02 AM 68 0.21 471
33 HUSTLE & SOUL FIRST LOOK WETV 11:00 PM 10 0.21 498
34 NBA TIP-OFF TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.21 634
35 UNTUCKED 10 VH1 10:30 PM 30 0.20 424
36 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.20 1,058
37 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,069
38 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: VIRGINIA TECH/FLORIDA STATE ESPN 3:01 PM 139 0.20 552
39 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.20 404
40 DEAD OF NIGHT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 946
41 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 36 0.19 675
42 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,490
43 BROAD CITY COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.19 327
44 SIREN FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.18 508
45 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,800
46 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT  L: TEXAS/KANSAS ESPN2 9:45 PM 120 0.18 665
47 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.18 1,111
48 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,032
49 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 0.17 622
50 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN2 9:16 PM 29 0.17 683
51 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT  L: WEST VIRGINIA/TEXAS TECH ESPN2 7:00 PM 136 0.17 628
52 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,029
53 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,880
54 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 876
55 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.16 2,329
56 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,923
57 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.16 858
58 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.16 483
59 GAME OF CLONES MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.16 318
60 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 385
61 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: NC STATE/VIRGINIA ESPN 12:30 PM 127 0.15 437
62 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.15 291
63 CORN AND PEG NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.15 655
64 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.15 731
65 BRING IT! LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.15 422
66 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN 2:37 PM 24 0.14 416
67 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.14 464
68 KINDRED SPIRITS (O) TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 598
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 320
70 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,691
71 DOUBLE DARE NEW NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.13 563
72 BETTER THINGS FX 10:00 PM 34 0.13 337
73 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 30 0.13 321
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,623
75 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,282
76 PGA TOUR: 2019 PLAYERS GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 361 0.12 907
77 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 520
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,493
79 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,632
80 RAP GAME SPECIALS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.12 306
81 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,724
82 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,631
83 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 328
84 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.12 404
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,473
86 EX ON THE BEACH: EXTRA ED MTV 7:00 PM 60 0.12 253
87 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,590
88 OTHER TWO, THE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.11 216
89 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:45 PM 75 0.11 317
90 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,139
91 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 749
92 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,349
93 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 716
94 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,101
95 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,242
96 CORN AND PEG NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.11 459
97 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,456
98 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,249
99 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 718
100 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 664
101 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 735
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 717
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 570
104 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,360
105 SKYSCRAPER HBO PRIME 5:45 PM 102 0.09 255
106 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.09 301
107 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 15 0.09 234
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 695
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 943
110 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 567
111 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,113
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 656
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,055
114 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.08 434
115 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN2 1:00 AM 45 0.08 225
116 TAG HBO PRIME 9:45 PM 101 0.08 160
117 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,025
118 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 22 0.08 373
119 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 627
120 BRING IT! FAN CHAT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.08 200
121 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,024
122 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,002
123 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 5:02 PM 88 0.07 221
124 DATE NIGHT HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 88 0.07 187
125 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 994
126 SR/N.ZEALAND MOSQUE SHTNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:28 AM 27 0.07 587
127 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.07 203
128 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 526
129 UNDISPUTED L: 628 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 152
130 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.06 167
131 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.06 173
132 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.06 160
133 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 2:34 AM 16 0.06 603
134 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.06 128
135 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.06 172
136 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.06 160
137 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:43 AM 17 0.06 325
138 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 176
139 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.06 129
140 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 9:00 PM 60 0.06 316
141 BRING IT! FAN CHAT LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.06 168
142 CONCACAF LC – L: SPORTING KANSAS CITY (USA) / INDEPENDIEN UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 123 0.06 131
143 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 7:01 PM 119 0.06 263
144 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 442
145 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 161
146 BUSY TONIGHT E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 149
147 BIG EAST CBB TOURN L: QTRFNL3: ST. JOHNS/MARQUETTE FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 135 0.05 185
148 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.05 307
149 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 227
150 EGYPT WITH WORLDS GREATES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 347

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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. Shan

    Flack on Pop numbers, please


  2. Raiderguy24

    Hey Mitch, in your text you wrote that Will and Grace fell a point, it was actually B99 that fell the point. Will and Grace held.


    • Shan

      No last week was 0.7, this week is 0.6. And viewers of 2.462M is very close the series low of 2.351M on February 28, 2018


  3. Guy

    Expected Runway to be higher…
    Not a good sign



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