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March 5, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.4.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for both episodes of THE CHASE, B POSITIVE, and THE UNICORN.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s NBA game was at 0.39, preceded by the ALL STAR DRAFT at 0.29, and followed by THE INSIDE STORY at 0.27.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS rose 0.07 to 0.30, and FAST FOODIES ticked up to 0.14.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.27/0.44/3.2M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.24/0.42/3.4M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.19/0.29/1.6M.  MTV’s FLORIBAMA SHORE ticked up to 0.27.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY edged up 0.02 to 0.25.  ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL was at 0.23/0.15.  USA’s CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST was at 0.23/0.20 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.11, SHE’S THE BOSS was up 0.05 to 0.15, and THE REV was at 0.10.  Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW was back in the Top 20 at 0.20/0.14.  Bravo’s SUMMER HOUSE slipped 0.02 to 0.19.  Freeform’s GROWN-ISH climbed 0.06 to 0.18.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE was at 0.18/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.15/0.14.  Discovery’s BATTLEBOTS was steady at 0.17.  On HGTV, REHAB ADDICT RESCUE dropped 0.07 to 0.16, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL fell 0.06 to 0.16, and FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA was down 0.05 to 0.11.  TBS’s GO-BIG SHOW lost 0.04 to 0.16.  On We, GROWING UP HIP-HOP was steady at 0.12, and THE REAL BLAC CHYNA was down 0.02 to 0.04.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: COUPLES CAM ticked up to 0.09, and AUSTRALIA was at 0.07/0.06 compared to last week’s 0.06. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday March 4, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: HEAT/PELICANS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:48 PM 145 0.39 1,055
2 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.30 574
3 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:32 PM 16 0.30 778
4 NBA ALL-STAR DRAFT TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 32 0.29 774
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,156
6 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN4 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.27 514
7 INSIDE STORY, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:13 PM 90 0.27 609
8 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.25 973
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.24 3,391
10 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MICHIGAN STATE/MICHIGAN ESPN 7:00 PM 128 0.23 1,001
11 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 31 0.23 873
12 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 9:28 PM 32 0.20 673
13 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.20 611
14 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,618
15 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.19 558
16 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,708
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,340
18 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,470
19 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,256
20 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:00 PM 30 0.18 370
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,534
22 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.18 1,210
23 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,834
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,329
25 BATTLEBOTS: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.17 892
26 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,436
27 REHAB ADDICT RESCUE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.16 1,250
28 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.16 1,264
29 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,422
30 GO-BIG SHOW TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 672
31 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,057
32 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TEXAS/OKLAHOMA ESPN 9:08 PM 126 0.15 545
33 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,288
34 SHES THE BOSS USA NETWORK 10:31 PM 31 0.15 437
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,168
36 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,663
37 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,357
38 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,868
39 FAST FOODIES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.14 255
40 HOUSE HUNTERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.14 1,205
41 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.14 357
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,298
43 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,217
44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 826
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,104
46 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 2,003
47 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 546
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,070
49 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 340
50 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 286
51 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.12 300
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,678
53 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:14 PM 61 0.12 348
54 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,989
55 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.12 548
56 FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.11 877
57 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:15 AM 60 0.11 315
58 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 856
59 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,238
60 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.10 219
61 REV, THE USA NETWORK 11:02 PM 31 0.10 307
62 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,739
63 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 197
64 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.09 662
65 1000-LB SISTERS:SUPERSIZE TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 484
66 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.09 500
67 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,283
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,609
69 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,710
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,421
71 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-3R1R07H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.09 368
72 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,468
73 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,250
74 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.09 355
75 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.09 241
76 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 60 0.09 253
77 MLB SPRING TRAINING   L: WASHINGTON/NY METS ESPN 1:00 PM 221 0.08 264
78 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 264
79 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.08 1,601
80 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 642
81 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.08 369
82 MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY: MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:30 PM 180 0.08 240
83 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,132
84 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,210
85 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,179
86 LIGA MX L: UNAM / SANTOS LAGUNA TUDN 9:58 PM 127 0.08 206
87 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,458
88 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.07 470
89 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,203
90 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.07 291
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,342
92 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,314
93 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.07 135
94 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,087
95 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: OKLAHOMA ST/BAYLOR ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.07 378
96 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,155
97 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.06 486
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 167
99 PORT PROTECT ALASKA SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.06 468
100 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:47 PM 13 0.06 267
101 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:41 PM 19 0.06 205
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,089
103 LBZ NEXT GENERATION FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.06 565
104 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / PACHUCA TUDN 7:30 PM 148 0.06 142
105 BBCA MOVIE: TALLADEGA NIGHTS BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 150 0.06 138
106 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 486
107 CONSPIRACIES DECODED SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 240
108 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 847
109 TWILIGHT ZONE, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 90 0.05 221
110 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 1,134
111 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 395
112 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 446
113 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 1,097
114 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 9:00 PM 108 0.05 283
115 SPRING TRAINING: CHC AT LAD MLB NETWORK 8:04 PM 158 0.05 165
116 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.04 503
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 209
118 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:04 PM 116 0.04 190
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 181
120 A10 BASKETBALL L: GEORGE WASHINGTON/GEORGE MASON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:35 PM 145 0.04 100
121 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 1:04 AM 60 0.04 224
122 REAL BLAC CHYNA WETV 11:00 PM 60 0.04 133
123 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 9:30 PM 30 0.04 65
124 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.04 476
125 FOR MY MAN TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 135
126 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 457
127 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD: 947 ACCUSED PT. 1 AND 2, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 120 0.04 336
128 HEARTLAND DOCS COMPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 209
129 TS MADISON EXPERIENCE WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.04 121
130 WAKA & TAMMY FL WETV 7:33 PM 13 0.04 149
131 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 329
132 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 9:00 PM 30 0.04 74
133 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 324
134 PGA TOUR: ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 240 0.03 484
135 TWILIGHT ZONE, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:30 PM 60 0.03 188
136 UNDISPUTED L: 1121 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.03 87
137 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 346
138 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 348
139 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 101
140 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 323
141 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 135
142 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.03 289
143 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.03 373
144 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 63
145 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 90
146 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 292
147 TODO EN 90 DIAS: N/A DISCOVERY FAMILIA 9:00 PM 120 0.03 73
148 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 191
149 HERD L: 1437 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.03 103
150 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 67

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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.




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  1. 69 Road Runner

    Supergirl is set to premiere its final season on March 30 in the S&L slot after Flash



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