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May 17, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.16.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The series finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY and PARADISE HOTEL gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the season finale of YOUNG SHELDON, the UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY special and the FOR THE PEOPLE series finale lost 0.1.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game was at 2.90.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.61.  MTV’s DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE rose 0.06 to 0.41, and HOW FAR IS TATTOO FAR was at 0.18.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 dropped 0.04 to 0.34, and THE UNTOLD STORY was at 0.15.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE slipped 0.02 to 0.26, and UNTUCKED was down 0.03 to 0.16.  Univision’s LIGA match was at 0.26.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE was steady at 0.25, and THE AMERICAN FARM was down 0.03 to 0.15.  On ID, THE FACE OF EVIL gained 0.02 to 0.24, and MURDER CHOSE ME ticked down to 0.17.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.23/0.38/2.6M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.19/0.31/2.5M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.12/0.16/800K.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS fell 0.08 to 0.21, and TACOMA FD was down 0.03 to 0.13. Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY lost 0.05 to 0.21.  Bravo’s PROJECT RUNWAY ticked up to 0.21.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA shed 0.03 to 0.21, and LITTLE WOMEN LA was down 0.03 to 0.15.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS dropped 0.04 to 0.19, CARIBBEAN LIFE was at 0.18, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was steady at 0.18.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES was down 0.03 to 0.17, and HUSTLE & SOUL ticked down to 0.10.  Comedy Central’s KLEPPER lost a tick to 0.09.  The season finale of FX’s BETTER THINGS ticked up to 0.09.  Freeform’s CLOAK & DAGGER dropped 0.02 to 0.09.  Paramount’s WIFE SWAP fell 0.04 to 0.07.  Sundance’s STATE OF THE UNION was at 0.03/192K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 16, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: PORTLAND/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 9:10 PM 148 2.90 7,877
2 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 9:00 PM 10 1.37 4,048
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:38 PM 83 1.18 2,847
4 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: BOSTON/CAROLINA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:56 PM 182 0.61 1,860
5 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.58 1,645
6 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 59 0.56 1,214
7 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.41 735
8 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.36 816
9 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.34 1,049
10 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 11 VH1 9:00 PM 90 0.26 564
11 LIGA MX THU: SF: AMERICA / LEON UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 153 0.26 604
12 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.25 1,251
13 FACE OF EVIL, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 986
14 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 596
15 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 2,648
16 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,099
17 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.21 593
18 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:00 PM 30 0.21 379
19 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.21 710
20 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:00 PM 90 0.21 886
21 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.21 653
22 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.19 1,226
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,486
24 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,293
25 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.18 1,007
26 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.18 1,147
27 TATTOO FAR: CRINGE-WORTHY MTV 9:01 PM 62 0.18 357
28 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 399
29 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.17 765
30 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.17 559
31 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: N/A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 360 0.17 990
32 LEGO BATMAN HEROES UNITE NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 30 0.16 551
33 UNTUCKED 10 VH1 10:30 PM 30 0.16 378
34 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 61 0.16 517
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,771
36 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 369
37 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.15 584
38 UNTOLD STORY, THE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.15 592
39 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,373
40 AMERICAN FARM, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.15 708
41 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.15 399
42 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.14 303
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,616
44 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.14 466
45 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:58 PM 62 0.14 377
46 LEGO BATMAN HEROES UNITE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.13 552
47 BUTTERBEANS CAFE NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.13 513
48 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.13 345
49 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 56 0.13 454
50 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.13 2,116
51 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 267
52 TACOMA FD TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.13 227
53 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,989
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.12 800
55 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,532
56 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 895
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,583
58 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,937
59 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:33 PM 27 0.11 274
60 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 737
61 UNTOLD STORY, THE A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 61 0.11 295
62 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.11 232
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,409
64 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,587
65 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 736
66 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 252
67 SP HGTV SMART HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 60 0.11 384
68 HUSTLE & SOUL WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.10 375
69 DEAD FILES: TDFL-9R1R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.10 389
70 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,469
71 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 378
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,103
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 611
74 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 622
75 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 282
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 272
77 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,420
78 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,212
79 KLEPPER COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.09 196
80 UNDISPUTED L: 673 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 185
81 FUTBOL CENTRAL L UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:30 PM 30 0.09 205
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.09 276
83 DUCKTALES (2017) DISNEY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 30 0.09 337
84 USA SOCCER WOMEN        L: USA/NEW ZEALAND ESPN2 8:00 PM 123 0.09 261
85 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,415
86 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 578
87 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 583
88 BETTER THINGS FX 10:00 PM 36 0.09 289
89 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.09 199
90 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.09 200
91 MARVELS CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.09 235
92 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 512
93 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.08 436
94 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 56 0.08 270
95 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,179
96 NASAS UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.08 318
97 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,237
98 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,320
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 587
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 540
101 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,173
102 BIG HERO 6 SERIES DISNEY CHANNEL 3:30 PM 30 0.08 311
103 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,166
104 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 633
105 PGA CHAMP B/R ON THE TEE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 60 0.08 296
106 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,134
107 TIME MACHINE: NEANDERTHAL APOCALYPSE 8574 HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.07 386
108 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 468
109 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 304
110 WIFE SWAP PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 60 0.07 249
111 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 538
112 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,005
113 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 560
114 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 12:03 AM 63 0.07 325
115 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.07 138
116 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 56 0.06 205
117 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.06 1,188
118 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 528
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 254
120 INSANE POOLS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 170
121 BUSY TONIGHT E! 11:00 PM 30 0.06 214
122 HERD L: 991 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 131
123 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.06 255
124 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.06 499
125 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 758
126 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 342
127 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 21 0.06 280
128 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 541
129 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 748
130 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER     L: LAFC/FC DALLAS ESPN2 10:03 PM 135 0.06 112
131 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.06 892
132 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.05 113
133 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.05 89
134 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 771
135 MLBT GAME RAIN DELAY MLB NETWORK 8:19 PM 106 0.05 231
136 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.05 340
137 PAID OFF TRUTV 10:00 PM 31 0.05 86
138 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 296
139 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: CHC AT CIN/STL AT ATL MLB NETWORK 6:41 PM 163 0.05 205
140 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 30 0.05 121
141 PRE-DRAFT CAMPS    L: NBA DRAFT COMBINE ESPN2 3:00 PM 240 0.05 118
142 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 109
143 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 691
144 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 691
145 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 115
146 TRUCK TECH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 AM 30 0.04 101
147 TIME MACHINE: EGYPT: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE HISTORY 10:00 AM 120 0.04 280
148 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 780
149 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS BOOMERANG 8:00 PM 30 0.04 109
150 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 92

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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.




7 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Out of curiosity, what were the unrounded 18–49s for The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon?


  2. Augus

    Half hours of The Big Bang Theory, please? Thanks


    • Mitch Metcalf

      Big Bang Theory Finale
      Thursday 5.16.2019 L+SD CBS
      Quarter-hour P18-49 rating / P2+ (000)
      8:00-8:15 3.19 / 18,486
      8:15-8:30 3.00 / 17,601
      8:30-8:45 3.21 / 18,364
      8:45-9:00 3.46 / 19,487
      9:00-9:01 3.69 / 20,491


      • ChrisM

        What was going on between 8:15 and 8:30? Maybe a snack and/or bathroom break? That’s kind of funny.


  3. RS

    Do you have Desus & Mero on Showtime?



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