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May 12, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.11.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The BIG BANG THEORY season finale and MASTERCHEF JR added 0.1 in final numbers, but THE BLACKLIST lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 May 11.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was ESPN’s turn to win the night with a NBA PLAYOFFS game, this one at 1.56.  The one-hour season finale of Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS jumped a tenth to 0.48, with another lead-out episode at 0.35.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE fell 0.08 to 0.39.  The season finale of A&E’s 60 DAYS IN ticked up to 0.37.  The Comey mess continues to be good news for MSNBC, which had 2 shows in the Top 10, THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.37/2.9M, and LAST WORD WITH LAURENCE O’DONNELL at 0.35/2.7M, while the top-rated Fox News show was THE FIVE at 0.29/2.5M. On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES rose 0.05 to 0.33, and it’s worth noting that its 13-minute lead-out, a GROWING UP HIP-HOP “first look” preview, outrated it at 0.34.  Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE gained 0.06 to 0.31.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dropped 0.03 to 0.31, and SECOND CHANCES ticked down to 0.16.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP climbed 0.02 to 0.29, and HOUSE HUNTERS and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL were both at 0.28, respectively down 0.02 and 0.01.  On ID, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR fell 0.03 to 0.27, and EVIL STEPMOTHERS was at 0.26.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY dropped 0.03 to 0.27.  USA’s INSIDE THE FBI lost 0.04 to 0.18.  Comedy Central’s THE PRESIDENT SHOW climbed 0.03 to 0.16.  E!’s SECOND WIVES CLUB grew by 0.02 to 0.15.  On TNT, the 2-night AMERICAN RACE documentary debuted at 0.11/0.10 (the opening hour isn’t on the chart because it was technically a rerun, having aired after an NBA Playoffs game).  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING was steady at 0.07.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 May 11.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 11, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: SPURS/ROCKETS ESPN 7:59 PM 146 1.56 4,181
2 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:25 PM 95 0.85 1,960
3 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 60 0.48 935
4 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.44 916
5 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 93 0.39 1,755
6 60 DAYS IN: 312/313 IN OR OUT A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 123 0.37 888
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.37 2,868
8 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.35 642
9 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.35 2,695
10 GUHH: ATL FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 13 0.34 806
11 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.33 866
12 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.32 664
13 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.32 1,079
14 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 32 0.31 663
15 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 77 0.31 946
16 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.30 1,958
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,307
18 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,521
19 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,334
20 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.29 1,234
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,314
22 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 59 0.29 720
23 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.28 1,469
24 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.28 1,516
25 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 697
26 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,256
27 STEVEN UNIVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.27 1,135
28 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 996
29 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.27 816
30 EVIL STEPMOTHERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.26 936
31 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.26 1,964
32 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.26 644
33 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 2,637
34 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 9:30 PM 30 0.25 551
35 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.25 473
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.25 1,206
37 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,518
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.24 1,903
39 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,928
40 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 504
41 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.24 1,833
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.23 1,009
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,740
44 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.20 1,049
45 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,180
46 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.20 607
47 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.20 640
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.19 1,133
49 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,098
50 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,050
51 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,185
52 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,832
53 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 406
54 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,644
55 INSIDE THE FBI: NEW YORK USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.18 526
56 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.18 1,285
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,694
58 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.18 779
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,060
60 MAFS SHORT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:45 PM 15 0.17 601
61 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.17 411
62 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 830
63 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,479
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,329
65 PRESIDENT SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.16 566
66 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,627
67 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,413
68 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,557
69 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.16 327
70 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 953
71 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,540
72 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:17 PM 90 0.16 496
73 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,130
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,516
75 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.15 582
76 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: SECRETS OF M STEPDAUGHTER LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.15 617
77 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.15 296
78 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,218
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 313
80 SECOND WIVES CLUB E! 9:00 PM 60 0.15 318
81 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,494
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 903
83 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,211
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 995
85 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.14 259
86 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 342
87 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,130
88 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,156
89 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 257
90 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 430
91 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,166
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 284
93 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 269
94 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,064
95 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 277
96 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 254
97 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 538
98 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,110
99 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,010
100 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.11 225
101 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.11 934
102 AMERICAN RACE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.10 271
103 NOW YOU SEE ME 2: NOW YOU SEE ME 2 HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 129 0.10 212
104 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 30 0.10 266
105 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.09 241
106 UEL SEMIFINAL L: MANCHESTER UNITED/CELTA DE VIGO FOX SPORTS 1 2:53 PM 132 0.09 195
107 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 283
108 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.08 292
109 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.08 260
110 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.08 298
111 PGA TOUR: 2017 PLAYERS GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 375 0.07 676
112 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.07 192
113 IMPACT WRESTLING: 219 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 309
114 SHOWCASE GAME: HOU AT NYY/SEA AT TOR MLB NETWORK 7:09 PM 193 0.07 373
115 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.07 196
116 UFC RELOADED: 203:MIOCIC/OVEREEM FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 180 0.07 249
117 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.07 267
118 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.06 100
119 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 142
120 FARMERS MARKET FLIP COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.06 106
121 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.06 344
122 WARCRAFT: WARCRAFT MAXPRIME 5:55 PM 123 0.06 144
123 BABYLON A.D. HBO PRIME 6:00 PM 90 0.06 151
124 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.06 131
125 BEERLAND VICELAND 10:00 PM 30 0.06 97
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 216
127 PRE-DRAFT CAMPS    L: NBA DRAFT COMBINE ESPN2 3:00 PM 240 0.06 128
128 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 10:22 PM 75 0.05 190
129 DEAD SET ON LIFE VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.05 101
130 IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.05 255
131 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 31 0.05 108
132 ULTIMATE RIVALS: CAT V DO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 275
133 LIVE FROM: PLAYERS CHP GOLF CHANNEL 7:15 PM 133 0.05 244
134 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING DIY NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.05 265
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 217
136 UNDISPUTED L: 172 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 114
137 ER POP 4:00 PM 60 0.05 125
138 ER POP 5:00 PM 60 0.05 122
139 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:31 AM 31 0.05 103
140 ER POP 3:00 PM 60 0.05 108
141 MLB TONIGHT PRIME MLB NETWORK 11:37 PM 85 0.05 137
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.04 103
143 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.04 77
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 193
145 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 180
146 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.04 78
147 CHRIS GETHARD:CAREER SUIC HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 89 0.04 109
148 MICHAELA HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 140
149 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 196
150 LEGENDARY MOTORCAR VELOCITY 8:00 PM 30 0.04 215

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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.




8 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Wow! A lot more news today for the broadcast networks!

    ABC Renewals:
    * Shark Tank for season nine
    * Dancing with the Stars for seasons 25 and 26
    * The Bachelor for season 22
    * Fresh Off the Boat for season four
    * Speechless for season two

    NBC Renewals:
    * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for season 19

    Fox Renewals:
    * Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season five
    * The Exorcist for season two


    • CMM

      Wow. Exorcist. That was a bad show with some interesting elements, but the ending was ridiculous. Ratings seemed fairly poor, if I remember correctly.

      I don’t watch any of these otherwise.

      So far, I’m happy about Agents of SHIELD., It may be the best, low rated show going right now.


      • Destiny

        The Exorcists renewal made absolutely no sense to me. I thought that one was dead and buried a long time ago.


        • CMM

          I actually began to forget about it.. I keep a list of shows I watch noting if they are renewed or “status unknown”. I had it unknown with “likely canceled”.

          I should say that the show was intriguing to start and had good performances from the actors playing the priests and possessed girl, but the end was kind of cheesy. I also don’t think Geena Davis was a good casting choice to play the older version of Regan from the book/movie. She does not do evil well.


          • Destiny

            Oh ok. I don’t watch much horror stuff but I do think they’ll probably reboot The Exorcist next season or make it some sort of Anthology series. That’s the only thing that makes sense with this renewal.


          • CMM

            I actually did wonder how they would do this show, as the classic movie told this story. I thought it was simply going to redo the film and I wondered, “why bother?”

            The reveal of Geena Davis came late, as her character had assumed a new for herself after events in the movie.

            Sharon Gless played her mother on the show that Ellen Burstyn did in the film.

            An anthology may be a good ides, but then you would basically have another season of a possession, then another, if renewed again, and so on. I think they will have it that the devil won’t let Regan, or her family, go while trying to take power over someone and use that to try and corrupt influential people – politicians, wealthy, and even other priests.


  2. Jesse wilson

    Watched Steven universe with my 3 yo granddaughter 45 yo wife I am 48 and we all loved it feels like Christmas each time a new episode comes on and these last few have been great I have a good idea for the cartoon I wish I could get it out there it might give them another 5+ long seasons


  3. Dyshpo

    Rachel Maddow is going to be at 5 million before year’s end and keep climbing as midterm election draws ever closer.



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