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May 19, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.18.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The GREY’S ANATOMY season finale and the 10PM AMAZING RACE gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 May 18.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  With no NBA game on Thursday night, NBC Sports Net was able to get a win with its NHL PLAYOFFS game at 0.49.  History aired back-to-back SWAMP PEOPLE specials at 0.48/0.48, both 0.09 above last week’s single episode.  Univision’s LIGA soccer matches were at 0.44/0.30.  (Nick At Nite, like HBO and other cable networks, lists its theatrical movies as “originals,” which is why SHREK FOREVER AFTER is on the chart at 0.41.)  The bluer news shows once again benefited from the headlines, as the Top 11 featured MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.39/2.9M, Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW at 0.33 (with lead-out THE PRESIDENT SHOW up 0.03 to 0.19), and the 9PM hour of CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.32/1.5M, all of them well ahead in the demo of Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.24/2.7M. On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT rose 0.02 to 0.33, and SECOND CHANCES ticked down to 0.15.  Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE climbed 0.02 to 0.33.  On ID, EVIL STEPMOTHERS grew by 0.07 to 0.33, and FEAR THY NEIGHBOR was up 0.04 to 0.31.  Food Nework’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY rose 0.03 to 0.30.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP ticked up to 0.30, HOUSE HUNTERS was also up 0.01 to 0.29, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.27.  We’s BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES dropped 0.04 to 0.29.  An A&E 60 DAYS IN reunion special was at 0.25, down 0.12 from last week’s episode.  E!’s SECOND WIVES CLUB lost 0.03 to 0.12. POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING dropped a tick to 0.06.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 May 18.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 18, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: ANAHEIM/NASHVILLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:02 PM 203 0.49 1,312
2 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 9:00 PM 60 0.48 2,235
3 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 10:00 PM 63 0.48 2,151
4 LIGA MX L: SF: TIGRES / TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:30 PM 121 0.44 919
5 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: SHREK FOREVER AFTER NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 120 0.41 1,525
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.39 2,940
7 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 77 0.33 938
8 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 32 0.33 745
9 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.33 1,018
10 EVIL STEPMOTHERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,011
11 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,477
12 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.32 1,649
13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.32 1,574
14 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.32 2,496
15 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.31 1,044
16 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.30 954
17 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.30 1,460
18 LIGA MX CLAUSURA 17- 5/18: TOLUCA / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:03 PM 147 0.30 659
19 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.30 1,350
20 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,399
21 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.30 1,740
22 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.29 835
23 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.29 1,468
24 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:25 PM 35 0.28 594
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.28 1,340
26 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,054
27 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,360
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.27 1,463
29 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 123 0.25 630
30 60 DAYS IN REUNION A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 94 0.25 608
31 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.25 503
32 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.25 600
33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.24 1,101
34 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.24 1,203
35 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,658
36 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,446
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.23 1,360
38 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,825
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.22 1,244
40 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,359
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,050
42 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.21 771
43 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 384
44 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.20 1,252
45 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 1,084
46 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 393
47 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,844
48 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.20 346
49 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK YANKEES/KANSAS CITY ROYALS FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 173 0.20 909
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,896
51 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.20 380
52 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.20 368
53 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,839
54 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,792
55 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,102
56 FIRST 48 MINI A&E NETWORK 10:34 PM 15 0.19 422
57 MAFS SHORT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:45 PM 15 0.19 554
58 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 413
59 PRESIDENT SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.19 510
60 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 399
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,025
62 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,584
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,613
64 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 981
65 INSIDE THE FBI: NEW YORK USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.18 617
66 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,546
67 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,004
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,794
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 348
70 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,720
71 FIRST 48 MINI A&E NETWORK 10:49 PM 15 0.17 402
72 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 9:30 PM 30 0.17 373
73 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.17 341
74 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,851
75 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,460
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 297
77 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.16 549
78 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 812
79 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 344
80 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:17 PM 90 0.15 527
81 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.15 289
82 BOXING     L ESPN 10:38 PM 77 0.15 446
83 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.15 440
84 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.15 675
85 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,609
86 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,505
87 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 282
88 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.14 1,230
89 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:55 PM 65 0.13 325
90 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.13 280
91 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 30 0.13 299
92 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 30 0.13 337
93 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 375
94 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,168
95 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,293
96 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,162
97 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.13 986
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.13 850
99 SULLY HBO PRIME 11:05 PM 96 0.12 316
100 SECOND WIVES CLUB E! 9:00 PM 60 0.12 262
101 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 237
102 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:31 AM 29 0.12 242
103 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,060
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,051
105 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.12 383
106 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.12 923
107 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,115
108 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 264
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 968
110 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 593
111 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 895
112 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.11 370
113 IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.10 408
114 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 10:51 PM 61 0.09 236
115 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.09 257
116 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: KENTUCKY/FLORIDA ESPN 7:00 PM 218 0.09 266
117 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 21 0.09 268
118 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 215
119 MYST MUSEUM REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 365
120 COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD ESPN2 9:09 PM 51 0.08 289
121 FORBIDDEN RIVER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.07 552
122 MAJOR PAYNE HBO PRIME 2:20 PM 97 0.07 189
123 GOLDEN BOY BOXING L ESPN2 10:00 PM 51 0.07 282
124 FORBIDDEN RIVER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 493
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 262
126 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.07 114
127 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.07 171
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 246
129 UNDISPUTED L: 177 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 127
130 MLB WHIPAROUND L FOX SPORTS 1 10:53 PM 67 0.06 196
131 IMPACT WRESTLING: 220 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.06 272
132 FORBIDDEN RIVER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 591
133 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.06 130
134 WNBA BASKETBALL         L: MINNESOTA/NEW YORK ESPN2 7:00 PM 129 0.06 215
135 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 230
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 211
137 FUTBOL CENTRAL 05/18/17 UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 33 0.06 130
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 200
139 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.05 145
140 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:31 AM 31 0.05 140
141 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 171
142 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 62 0.05 145
143 MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST HBO PRIME 6:05 PM 82 0.05 182
144 IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.05 296
145 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 31 0.05 131
146 HERD L: 455 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 102
147 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 223
148 IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.05 253
149 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.05 93
150 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.05 155

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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. Martin

    Do you have Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon at 4 pm on Disney XD?


  2. Destiny

    The Blacklist was stable, but at a mediocre level. But with significant reduction in the license fee for Season 5, it will probably survive for a little while longer.

    That drop for The Amazing Race is a little odd. If you like something, and it has two episodes that night, why not stick with it? I would. I can’t imagine dropping something that I like which is two parts for that night unless an emergency happened.


    • Shaun Farrell

      Amazing Race ran twice in a week a 2 part. Well it is nicer outside and the end of dusk hits about 10pm where I live. (Ohio valley) I didn’t watch the first episode but it could be people are filling their nights up with other activities that are more important and or more interesting than the second part of that show. Maybe the way they edited the show left people thinking that it wasn’t worth watching or making excuses to skip plans and stay home to watch. I am in sales and for the most part people have no rhyme or reason for half of the decisions they make. One lady decided to go with a competitor because the engine in his car sounded better. She thought well if he takes care of his engine then he will take care of my roof. It makes sense just odd and off the wall.


      • Destiny

        You could be right. The show does have a bit of a gimmick theme this season. It may not be must see television to everyone, certainly not the kind you’d want to watch more than one episode of in a single night.


  3. debby

    where is impractical jokers?its in the top ten cable shows for Thursdays every week


  4. Shaun Farrell

    JALEN & JACOBY combined with Wendy Williams there needs to be a mash up of these two shows. Call the produces and the networks asap snap snap. This should have been done yesterday. Please and thank you.



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