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May 22, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.21.2020

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The RED NOSE DAY special dropped 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC topped Thursday cable, down 0.08 to 0.37, with TOP CHEF down 0.02 to 0.27.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.34/0.57/4M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.24/0.35/2.9M, and CNN NEWSROOM at 0.21/0.28/1.1M.  TBS’s THE MISERY INDEX was steady at 0.29.  On HGTV, FLIPPING 101 ticked down to 0.27, HOUSE HUNTERS gained 0.02 to 0.24, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.02 to 0.22.  E!’s TOTAL BELLAS rose 0.05 to 0.25.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP climbed 0.04 to 0.23.  On Food Network, RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE slipped 0.02 to 0.22.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS was at 0.19.  ID’s PREDATOR AT LARGE ticked down to 0.16.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS lost a tick to 0.14.  Freeform’s SIREN gained 0.02 to 0.12.  Syfy’s VAGRANT QUEEN was steady at 0.04.  Sundance’s THE SPLIT returned at 0.03.  HBO’s WE’RE HERE ticked off the chart to 0.02/70K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 21, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.37 1,144
2 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.34 4,041
3 MISERY INDEX, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.29 791
4 HANNITY SP:THE FLYNN CASE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 3,551
5 TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.27 842
6 FLIPPING 101 W/TAREK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.27 1,491
7 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 3,124
8 TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.25 533
9 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.24 1,464
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,928
11 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 71 0.23 584
12 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,345
13 FLIP OR FLOP REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.22 1,224
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.22 1,431
15 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 966
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 1,131
17 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,274
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,753
19 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,558
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,332
21 IJ: DINNER PARTY SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.19 386
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,176
23 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,197
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,079
25 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,163
26 CNN GLOBAL TOWN HALL: CORONAVIRUS: FACTS AND FEARS CNN 8:00 PM 120 0.17 1,273
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,204
28 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,769
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,162
30 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,208
31 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.16 636
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,139
33 PREDATOR AT LARGE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 819
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,036
35 GHOST ADV: SCREAMING ROOM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 438
36 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,893
37 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,850
38 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,825
39 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 431
40 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,663
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 2,042
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,925
43 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 45 0.14 517
44 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,693
45 PORTALS TO HELL TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 474
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 991
47 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 2,007
48 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,721
49 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,789
50 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,648
51 SIREN FREEFORM 10:00 PM 60 0.12 430
52 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 298
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,630
54 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,882
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 921
56 MAN V FOOD FOOD NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.11 359
57 MAN V FOOD FOOD NETWORK 2:30 PM 30 0.11 369
58 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 240
59 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 224
60 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,533
61 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,699
62 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,228
63 HANNITY SP:THE FLYNN CASE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.10 937
64 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 222
65 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 258
66 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 801
67 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 66 0.10 546
68 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.09 356
69 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,248
70 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 205
71 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,260
72 MAN V FOOD FOOD NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.09 358
73 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,149
74 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,443
75 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 4:40 PM 20 0.08 224
76 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 644
77 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:20 PM 20 0.08 200
78 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.08 157
79 RICKY ZOOM NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.08 420
80 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.08 164
81 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,187
82 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 4:00 PM 20 0.08 181
83 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,273
84 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 35 0.08 997
85 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:30 PM 60 0.08 215
86 MAN V FOOD FOOD NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.07 311
87 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 31 0.07 233
88 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,299
89 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:35 AM 18 0.07 1,024
90 ALONE HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.07 447
91 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,121
92 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES L: DARLINGTON FOX SPORTS 1 4:20 PM 130 0.06 384
93 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.06 388
94 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 28 0.06 253
95 NASCAR XFINITY SRS RAIN L FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 12 0.06 232
96 HEROES OF THE SKY: THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 123 0.06 616
97 FOR MY MAN TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 217
98 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 343
99 UNDISPUTED SP L: 928 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 124
100 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 312
101 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.05 175
102 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 239
103 ALONE HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.05 402
104 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 312
105 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 486
106 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.05 280
107 NASCAR RACE HUB SP D FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 60 0.05 262
108 HERD L: 1240 FOX SPORTS 1 12:12 PM 168 0.05 145
109 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 296
110 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 334
111 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 452
112 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 272
113 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 205
114 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.04 149
115 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 31 0.04 194
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 193
117 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 203
118 KING OF QUEENS LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:04 AM 28 0.04 132
119 ULTIMATE TAG FOX SPORTS 1 10:30 PM 60 0.04 110
120 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 12:30 AM 60 0.04 144
121 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.04 131
122 VAGRANT QUEEN SYFY 11:00 PM 60 0.04 155
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 116
124 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 133
125 DRAIN THE OCEAN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:03 PM 60 0.03 285
126 WWII IN EUROPE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 494
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 208
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 252
129 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:30 PM 30 0.03 70
130 SPLIT, THE SUNDANCE TV 12:00 AM 82 0.03 184
131 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 148
132 YUM AND YUMMER COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.03 127
133 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 120
134 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 60
135 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 217
136 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.03 340
137 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.02 346
138 ALONE HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.02 179
139 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.02 160
140 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.02 146
141 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.02 75
142 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.02 98
143 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.02 70
144 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.02 283
145 EVENING EDIT, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.02 236
146 LIFE BELOW ZERO NAT GEO WILD 1:00 AM 60 0.02 133
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.02 77
148 FIRST THINGS FIRST-S D FOX SPORTS 1 8:30 AM 60 0.02 48
149 EUROPE FROM ABOVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 AM 60 0.02 135
150 UFC UNLEASHED ESPNEWS 9:00 PM 60 0.02 63

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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.




One Comment


  1. Evan

    Do you have the ratings for “My Favorite Bachelor”? It was a Hallmark Channel Premiere and aired at 6 PM. Thank you!



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