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March 17, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.16.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  CBS’s end of NCAA TOURNAMENT coverage adjusted to 1.1 in final numbers for the early primetime segment and 1.4 for the later portion.  Elsewhere, THE CATCH and THE BLACK LIST: REDEMPTION both lost 0.1s that they couldn’t spare, leaving them at 0.7.  Let’s also take notice of the fact that with the VAMPIRE DIARIES rerun losing 0.1, the 0.1/0.1 night may well have been the lowest in CW history.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 16.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  March Madness is upon us, and between them, TNT and TBS had 10 of the Top 11 slots on Thursday cable.  The highest rated game belonged to TNT, with 1.09 for Xavier vs. Maryland.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES returned at 0.38, and HUSTLE & SOUL premiered at 0.24.  The final season of Comedy Central’s REVIEW began at 0.15.  CMT’s SUN RECORDS had its first run without a NASHVILLE lead-in, and dipped 0.02 to 0.12.

The top-rated non-basketball telecast of the night was History’s SWAMP PEOPLE, up a tenth to 0.52.  Nickelodeon’s 5PM LOUD HOUSE was at 0.47.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS gained 0.04 to 0.41, FLIP OR FLOP dropped 0.05 to 0.39, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.04 to 0.39.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY edged up 0.02 to 0.33.  A&E’s 60 DAYS IN dropped 0.13 to 0.31.  TLC’s SKIN TIGHT jumped 0.09 to 0.26, and MY 600-LB LIFE was up 0.06 to 0.23.  USA’s COLONY dropped 0.04 to 0.24. MTV’s WILD N OUT was at 0.22, compared to last week’s 0.22/0.19.  FX’s BASKETS fell 0.04 to 0.17.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING gained 0.03 to 0.10.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 16.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday March 16, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH1: XAVIER/MARYLAND TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:38 PM 150 1.09 2,920
2 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH2: FGCU/FLORIDA ST. TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:27 PM 147 0.96 2,287
3 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRTH TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:08 PM 19 0.77 1,881
4 TBS NCAA BK CHP-BRG-DYTH2 TBS NETWORK 6:53 PM 10 0.76 2,071
5 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH1: VCU/ST. MARYS (CA) TBS NETWORK 7:03 PM 174 0.63 1,760
6 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH2: VANDERBILT/NORTHWESTERN TBS NETWORK 4:25 PM 148 0.62 2,021
7 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRTH TBS NETWORK 9:57 PM 19 0.59 1,633
8 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH2: MIDDLE TENN/MINNESOTA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:05 PM 143 0.58 1,660
9 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.52 2,243
10 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH2: NORTH DAKOTA/ARIZONA TBS NETWORK 10:16 PM 139 0.50 1,418
11 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.47 2,055
12 TNT NCAA BK CHP-BRG-DYTH2 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:28 PM 10 0.46 1,215
13 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.41 1,837
14 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH1: VERMONT/PURDUE TRUTV 7:18 PM 138 0.41 1,399
15 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.39 1,724
16 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.39 1,755
17 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,027
18 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH2: NEVADA/IOWA STATE TRUTV 9:56 PM 132 0.37 1,157
19 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.33 3,496
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.33 2,918
21 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.33 1,103
22 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.31 822
23 TBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH1: SOUTH DAKOTA/GONZAGA TBS NETWORK 1:52 PM 138 0.30 1,011
24 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.30 926
25 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH1: UNCW/VIRGINIA TRUTV 12:30 PM 149 0.30 942
26 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.29 2,434
27 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,562
28 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRTH TRUTV 9:36 PM 20 0.29 925
29 TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYTH TBS NETWORK 4:10 PM 15 0.28 745
30 TRU NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH2: ETSU/FLORIDA TRUTV 3:17 PM 141 0.28 922
31 REAL DETECTIVE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,162
32 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.27 2,096
33 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.27 1,342
34 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.26 778
35 MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.25 1,013
36 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,343
37 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.25 440
38 COLONY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.24 783
39 HUSTLE & SOUL WETV 10:00 PM 61 0.24 639
40 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,097
41 COLD CASE FILES A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.24 836
42 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 2,303
43 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,288
44 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.23 805
45 TRU NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYTH TRUTV 2:59 PM 18 0.23 764
46 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.23 478
47 NICK CANNON WILDN OUT S8B MTV 9:00 PM 40 0.22 416
48 TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-DYTH TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:42 PM 23 0.22 676
49 MESSY TRUTH VAN JONES CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,072
50 TNT NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH1: WINTHROP/BUTLER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:22 PM 140 0.21 562
51 GANGLAND UNDERCOVER HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.21 753
52 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,856
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,858
54 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,075
55 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,512
56 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.19 410
57 FIRST 48 MINI A&E NETWORK 8:45 PM 15 0.19 766
58 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,530
59 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,587
60 TRU NCAA BSK POST GAME-TH TRUTV 12:13 AM 58 0.19 460
61 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,030
62 CLOUDY THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.19 811
63 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,104
64 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 878
65 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.18 1,603
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,813
67 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,131
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,662
69 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.17 470
70 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 403
71 BASKETS FX 10:00 PM 35 0.17 391
72 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,648
73 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,069
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,077
75 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,366
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 869
77 REVIEW COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.15 267
78 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 724
79 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,258
80 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 390
81 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,692
82 2017 MTVU WOODIE AWARDS MTV 11:00 PM 60 0.14 237
83 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: VENEZUELA VS. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MLB NETWORK 10:00 PM 260 0.14 337
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 757
85 MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 99 0.13 319
86 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.13 312
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 879
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 708
89 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,655
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,109
91 SUN RECORDS CMT 10:00 PM 61 0.12 530
92 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 281
93 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 741
94 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 679
95 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 731
96 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:01 AM 59 0.12 267
97 TBS RD TO FNL FOUR- THU TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 22 0.12 248
98 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.12 318
99 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 355
100 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/CLEVELAND NBA-TV 7:00 PM 147 0.11 303
101 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 271
102 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 287
103 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.11 248
104 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 593
105 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 611
106 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.11 255
107 COLLEGE WRESTLING   L: NCAA WRSTLNG CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN 7:00 PM 200 0.11 303
108 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 7:00 PM 31 0.11 286
109 SECRET LIFE OF TIGERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 465
110 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 282
111 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.10 211
112 TNT RD TO FNL FOUR- THU TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 22 0.10 297
113 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 935
114 SECRET LIFE OF TIGERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 510
115 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 471
116 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 61 0.10 252
117 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-PRTH TRUTV 7:00 PM 18 0.10 272
118 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:16 AM 15 0.10 189
119 IMPACT WRESTLING: 211 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.10 344
120 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 24 0.09 307
121 MIKE THE KNIGHT NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.09 530
122 SPORTSNATION ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.09 195
123 GRUMPIER OLD MEN HBO PRIME 5:45 PM 101 0.09 343
124 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 230
125 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,021
126 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,013
127 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,019
128 SECRET LIFE OF TIGERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 505
129 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 814
130 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 856
131 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 825
132 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:20 PM 100 0.09 205
133 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 792
134 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.08 306
135 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 211
136 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 871
137 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: SPACE JAM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:30 AM 150 0.08 161
138 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.08 166
139 TRU NCAA BK CHP-PRE-DYTH TRUTV 12:00 PM 30 0.08 179
140 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 754
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 224
142 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.07 277
143 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 922
144 DIVIDED GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.07 337
145 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.07 188
146 UEL ROUND OF 16 L: MANCHESTER UNITED/ROSTOV FOX SPORTS 1 3:54 PM 127 0.07 187
147 SECRETS OF WILD INDIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 345
148 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO PRIME 1:15 PM 108 0.07 183
149 AMERICARNA VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.07 297
150 RESTORATION GARAGE VELOCITY 10:00 PM 30 0.07 286

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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.