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March 10, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.7.2019

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Both STATION 19 and FOR THE PEOPLE dropped 0.1 in final numbers, not an auspicious start to their campaigns.  

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The saga of TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER continued with a 0.15 jump to a Thursday cable-leading 0.75.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.59/0.48.  On A&E, 60 DAYS IN dipped 0.04 to 0.47, and THE FIRST 48 was at 0.39/0.38 compared to last week’s 0.38/0.38.  On MTV, EX ON THE BEACH edged up 0.02 to 0.34, and GAME OF CLONES was down 0.02 to 0.17.  On Bravo, TOP CHEF was steady at 0.32, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING ticked down to 0.20, and BACKYARD ENVY was down 0.02 to 0.08.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL gained 0.04 to 0.29, HOUSE HUNTERS grew by 0.02 to 0.26, and FLIP OR FLOP was up 0.03 to 0.22.  On We, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP slipped 0.02 to 0.29, and GROWING UP HIP-HOP was up 0.03 to 0.24.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE lost 0.04 to 0.29, and TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA was down 0.06 to 0.19.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news at 0.29/0.44/2.9M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at o.26/0.38/2.9M, and CNN’s ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT at 0.19/0.27/1.1M.  Niekelodeon’s late-afternoon LOUD HOUSE was at 0.28.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE shed 0.02 to 0.28, and UNTUCKED was down 0.03 to 0.22.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY dropped 0.06 to 0.25.  On ID, KILLING TIME fell 0.07 to 0.24, and DEAD OF NIGHT was at 0.20.  On Lifetime, THE RAP GAME gained 0.02 to 0.21, and BRING IT ticked down to 0.18.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM rose 0.06 to 0.17.  On Comedy Central, BROAD CITY ticked up to 0.16, and THE OTHER TWO was up 0.04 to 0.12.  Freeform’s SIREN gained 0.02 to 0.16.  Discovery’s BUILDING OFF THE GRID was steady at 0.15.  FX’s BETTER THINGS dropped 0.08 from last week’s season premiere to 0.11.  Off the chart, Showtime’s DESUS & MERO was at 0.03/56K, and POP’s FLACK was at 0.01/22K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday March 7, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.75 3,243
2 NBA BASKETBALL: THUNDER/TRAIL BLAZERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:39 PM 179 0.59 1,523
3 NBA BASKETBALL: PACERS/BUCKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 145 0.48 1,291
4 60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 65 0.47 1,177
5 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.39 1,083
6 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.38 1,100
7 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.34 634
8 TOP CHEF BRAVO 8:00 PM 63 0.32 936
9 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.29 1,427
10 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.29 662
11 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.29 1,370
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,901
13 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.28 1,221
14 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:38 AM 58 0.28 690
15 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 11 VH1 9:00 PM 90 0.28 586
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 2,861
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.26 3,231
18 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,378
19 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.25 819
20 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.24 598
21 KILLING TIME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 961
22 FX MOVIE PRIME: HIDDEN FIGURES FX 7:00 PM 180 0.23 888
23 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,297
24 UNTUCKED 10 VH1 10:30 PM 30 0.22 463
25 FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.22 1,043
26 RAP GAME LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 70 0.21 509
27 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,989
28 DEAD OF NIGHT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.20 932
29 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.20 493
30 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,734
31 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:03 PM 60 0.20 789
32 NBA TIP-OFF TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.19 658
33 TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.19 795
34 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,558
35 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.19 630
36 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.19 2,136
37 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,126
38 BRING IT! LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.18 516
39 KINDRED SPIRITS (O) TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 601
40 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,442
41 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 0.17 660
42 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,169
43 GAME OF CLONES MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.17 311
44 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,088
45 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: IOWA/WISCONSIN ESPN 7:00 PM 123 0.16 716
46 BROAD CITY COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.16 304
47 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 394
48 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 451
49 SIREN FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.16 441
50 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.16 441
51 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 501
52 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.16 357
53 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 963
54 BUILDING OFF THE GRID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 868
55 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,998
56 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,562
57 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 926
58 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,381
59 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 321
60 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.14 367
61 CORN AND PEG NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.14 532
62 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,045
63 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.14 285
64 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:02 PM 58 0.14 291
65 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,673
66 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 9:03 PM 119 0.13 343
67 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 2,023
68 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 997
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 274
70 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,215
71 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,302
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,945
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,747
74 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,772
75 OTHER TWO, THE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.12 232
76 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.12 229
77 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,668
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,680
79 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.11 364
80 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 375
81 BRING IT! FAN CHAT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.11 301
82 BETTER THINGS FX 10:00 PM 33 0.11 353
83 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,743
84 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 208
85 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 666
86 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,741
87 CORN AND PEG NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.10 569
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 602
89 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 659
90 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,200
91 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,613
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 806
93 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,372
94 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 657
95 EX ON THE BEACH: EXTRA ED MTV 7:00 PM 60 0.09 172
96 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,011
97 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,446
98 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.09 171
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 663
100 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 554
101 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 901
102 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.09 275
103 BACKYARD ENVY BRAVO 10:03 PM 60 0.08 328
104 MLB SPRING TRAINING   L: MINNESOTA/BOSTON ESPN 1:00 PM 210 0.08 291
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 707
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 614
107 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.08 157
108 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 969
109 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,405
110 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,085
111 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 322
112 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:03 PM 30 0.08 284
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,200
114 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: CINCINNATI/UCF ESPN2 7:00 PM 130 0.07 287
115 UNDISPUTED L: 623 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 142
116 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.07 167
117 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.07 263
118 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 445
119 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: COLUMBUS/PITTSBURGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:02 PM 164 0.07 229
120 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 982
121 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 310
122 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 567
123 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.07 280
124 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 11:00 PM 60 0.07 303
125 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 12:00 AM 60 0.07 336
126 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 9:00 PM 60 0.07 322
127 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 316
128 DECADE OF DANGER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 208
129 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 7:00 PM 60 0.06 238
130 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.06 159
131 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:10 PM 117 0.06 218
132 IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 304
133 BRING IT! FAN CHAT LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.05 147
134 MUMMY, THE (2017) HBO PRIME 5:35 PM 110 0.05 169
135 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.05 525
136 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 154
137 HOW ITS MADE: SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 308
138 LAW & ORDER SUNDANCE TV 1:00 AM 60 0.05 245
139 BUSY TONIGHT E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 158
140 DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE HBO PRIME 3:45 PM 109 0.05 118
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.05 145
142 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.05 95
143 PGA TOUR: 2019 ARNOLD PALMER INVIT GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 180 0.05 496
144 GOLIC AND WINGO     L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.04 102
145 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.04 92
146 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 102
147 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.04 259
148 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:00 AM 30 0.04 145
149 O.G. HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 107 0.04 129
150 COMMON KNOWLEDGE GSN 5:30 PM 30 0.04 413

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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. Amaury

    I bet Nielsen spilled coffee on their servers! 😀


  3. KevinY

    NBC’s decision to keep Seth Meyers happy by renewing AP Bio was a disaster as expected. I wouldn’t be shocked if it becomes the first show this season to actually get pulled from the schedule (and I believe a 2nd season show hasn’t actually been pulled since The Millers about 5 years ago). Fam is staying pretty consistent, it’ll be interesting how they decide between Life in Pieces or Fam (both have Aaron Kaplan as a producer so I wouldn’t be shocked if they both get renewed).


  4. Ryan

    why did Law & Order show up this time?



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