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March 3, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.2.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  WHEN WE RISE fell another 0.1 in final numbers, putting it at 0.4 and ignominiously even below the documentary hour that preceded it.  The LIFE IN PIECES rerun also dropped 0.1.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 02.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s NBA doubleheader topped Thursday cable, with Golden State vs. Chicago at 0.96, and Oklahoma City vs. Portland at 0.75.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE had a 0.14 bump to 0.59.  Bravo’s TOP CHEF finale jumped 0.13 to 0.50.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP climbed 0.08 to 0.49, and HOUSE HUNTERS rose 0.13 to 0.46.  A&E’s 60 DAYS IN returned at 0.48, with NIGHTWATCH up 0.11 to 0.39, and FIRST 48 was at 0.29.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS gained 0.04 to 0.45, and the INSIDE JOKES after-show was steady at 0.23.  It was a good night for Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW, which unusually broke into the Top 10 at 0.43.  The tenor of the news these days often dictates which 24-hour service gets the night’s ratings, and with Jeff Sessions’s recusal dominating the evening, even though THE O’REILLY FACTOR gave Fox News the Thursday win at 0.41, MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW was close behind at 0.35 (and while O’Reilly nearly doubled Maddow in the 50+ demo, they were virtually tied among the 12-34 and 18-34 groups).  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY slipped 0.03 to 0.31.  On MTV, WILD N OUT returned at 0.27/0.22.  On CMT, NASHVILLE jumped 0.08 off last week’s big episode to 0.27 (plus a 0.15 Nick At Nite run, up 0.02), but the 2d episode of SUN RECORDS fell 0.05 to 0.15 (with no simulcasts).  USA’s COLONY ticked up to 0.26. TLC’s SKIN TIGHT debuted at 0.22, 0.01 ahead of MY 600-LB LIFE.  FX’s BASKETS lost 0.02 to 0.20. E!’s REVENGE BODY shed 0.02 to 0.16.  We’s LA HAIR held at 0.14.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING stayed at 0.07.  IFC’s PORTLANDIA lost 0.01, enough to throw it off the chart at 0.05/109K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 02.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday March 2, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: GOLDEN STATE/CHICAGO TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 149 0.96 2,698
2 NBA BASKETBALL: OKLAHOMA CITY/PORTLAND TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:43 PM 160 0.75 1,791
3 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.59 2,375
4 TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.50 1,286
5 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.49 1,864
6 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 63 0.48 1,102
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.46 1,913
8 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.45 819
9 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.43 1,016
10 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.43 1,359
11 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 4,114
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.39 3,489
13 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:23 AM 52 0.39 819
14 NIGHTWATCH A&E NETWORK 10:03 PM 63 0.39 1,001
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.35 2,532
16 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: MEGAMIND NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 120 0.35 1,549
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.32 2,824
18 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.31 715
19 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.31 981
20 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.31 1,381
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,327
22 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 2,873
23 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.29 876
24 REAL DETECTIVE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,229
25 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.28 2,720
26 NICK CANNON WILDN OUT S8B MTV 9:40 PM 40 0.27 481
27 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 61 0.27 1,123
28 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.26 628
29 COLONY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 62 0.26 780
30 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.26 2,441
31 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.25 462
32 AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.25 1,161
33 ICE COLD KILLERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,177
34 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.24 1,152
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.24 1,784
36 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,055
37 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: IOWA/WISCONSIN ESPN 9:00 PM 126 0.24 920
38 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.23 486
39 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,160
40 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.23 2,101
41 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.23 1,097
42 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.23 2,112
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.23 2,023
44 NICK CANNON WILDN OUT S8B MTV 9:00 PM 40 0.22 439
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.22 1,207
46 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:06 PM 54 0.22 511
47 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.22 654
48 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.22 921
49 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.21 1,163
50 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.21 701
51 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,801
52 GANGLAND UNDERCOVER HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.21 689
53 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NEBRASKA/MINNESOTA ESPN 7:00 PM 120 0.20 656
54 BASKETS FX 10:00 PM 32 0.20 500
55 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.20 442
56 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,744
57 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 411
58 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.18 329
59 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,800
60 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 394
61 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 900
62 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:16 AM 15 0.18 302
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.17 1,721
64 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,586
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 354
66 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 342
67 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 399
68 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,565
69 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,303
70 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 905
71 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,441
72 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 320
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 811
74 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:30 PM 60 0.16 333
75 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.16 319
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 336
77 REVENGE BODY W KHLOE K E! 9:00 PM 60 0.16 317
78 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 357
79 NASHVILLE NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 60 0.15 596
80 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.15 301
81 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 7:00 PM 30 0.15 374
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 862
83 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 331
84 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 60 0.15 307
85 SUN RECORDS CMT 10:01 PM 61 0.15 639
86 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,474
87 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 602
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,478
89 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 277
90 LA HAIR WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.14 431
91 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.14 662
92 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 642
93 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 966
94 DAILY SHOW BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 34 0.13 277
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 914
96 HUSTLE & SOUL FIRST LOOK WETV 10:01 PM 13 0.13 368
97 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,249
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 807
99 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 248
100 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 474
101 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,180
102 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 596
103 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.12 364
104 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,010
105 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 733
106 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 911
107 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.11 319
108 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 996
109 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.10 322
110 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 908
111 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 326
112 BOSS, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 99 0.10 260
113 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 859
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 832
115 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 415
116 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 745
117 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.09 369
118 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.09 204
119 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 459
120 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.09 343
121 DIVIDED GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.09 372
122 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.09 261
123 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:30 PM 30 0.09 336
124 CARAOKE SHOWDOWN SPIKE TV 7:30 PM 31 0.08 209
125 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 923
126 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.08 162
127 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 948
128 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.08 251
129 DIVIDED GSN 9:30 PM 30 0.08 324
130 MARLEY & ME HBO PRIME 5:31 PM 116 0.08 207
131 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.08 138
132 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.07 203
133 RESTORATION GARAGE VELOCITY 10:00 PM 30 0.07 314
134 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.07 127
135 IMPACT WRESTLING: 209 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 293
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 265
137 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.06 154
138 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.06 256
139 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: HOUSTON/CINCINNATI ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.06 235
140 MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING HBO PRIME 12:15 AM 99 0.06 125
141 OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.06 112
142 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:30 PM 60 0.06 136
143 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.06 155
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 247
145 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 235
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 200
147 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.05 455
148 ENCARCELADOS NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 98
149 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.05 183
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 214

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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.