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May 10, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.9.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  GREY’S ANATOMY gained 0.1 in final numbers (on the heels of its 2-year renewal that will bring it to Season 17), as did THE BIG BANG THEORY, while IN THE DARK lost the same.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS games dominated Thursday cable at 1.54/1.53.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.68.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 returned at 0.38, and LIVE RESCUE was at 0.31.  MTV’s DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE gained 0.04 to 0.35.  Univision’s LIGA match was at 0.31.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ticked up to 0.29, and TACOMA FD was down 0.02 to 0.16.  On VH1, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE edged up 0.02 to 0.28, and UNTUCKED was down 0.02 to 0.19.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY was steady at 0.26.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT led cable news at 0.26/0.38/2.8M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.22/0.39/2.7M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.19/0.26/1.4M.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE rose 0.03 to 0.25, and THE AMERICAN FARM was up 0.06 to 0.18.  On HGTV, BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT was at 0.25, HOUSE HUNTERS held at 0.23, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.06 to 0.18.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA climbed 0.06 to 0.24, and LITTLE WOMEN LA was steady at 0.18.  On ID, THE FACE OF EVIL stayed at 0.22, and MURDER CHOSE ME ticked up to 0.18.  Bravo’s PROJECT RUNWAY ticked down to 0.20.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES gained 0.03 to 0.20, and HUSTLE & SOUL was down 0.03 to 0.11.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM was at 0.13.  Freeform’s CLOAK & DAGGER grew by 0.02 to 0.11.  Paramount’s WIFE SWAP fell 0.05 to 0.11.  Comedy Central’s KLEPPER premiered at 0.10.  FX’s BETTER THINGS dropped 0.05 to 0.08.  The latest 10-minute installment of Sundance’s STATE OF THE UNION was at 0.05.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 9, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: TORONTO/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 8:10 PM 152 1.54 4,406
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: DENVER/PORTLAND ESPN 10:42 PM 145 1.53 3,947
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:07 AM 53 0.71 1,676
4 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 10 0.69 1,960
5 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: CAROLINA/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:55 PM 177 0.68 2,080
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.42 955
7 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,189
8 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV MTV 8:00 PM 62 0.35 568
9 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.33 858
10 LIGA MX THU: QF: AMERICA / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 131 0.31 717
11 LIVE RESCUE: 4 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.31 1,070
12 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.29 559
13 RUPAULS DRAG RACE 11 VH1 9:00 PM 90 0.28 555
14 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.26 812
15 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.26 758
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 2,797
17 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.25 1,260
18 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,158
19 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.24 712
20 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 3,179
21 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.23 978
22 FACE OF EVIL, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 987
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 2,652
24 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.21 2,596
25 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 502
26 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:00 PM 91 0.20 869
27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 69 0.20 1,560
28 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.20 575
29 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 31 0.20 469
30 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:09 PM 51 0.19 1,428
31 UNTUCKED 10 VH1 10:30 PM 30 0.19 390
32 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 474
33 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.18 976
34 AMERICAN FARM, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.18 710
35 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.18 402
36 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.18 839
37 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.18 605
38 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,896
39 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 505
40 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 11:00 PM 58 0.17 551
41 TACOMA FD TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 323
42 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,566
43 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.16 549
44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,168
45 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,091
46 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,123
47 TOP WING NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.15 493
48 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 415
49 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:52 PM 68 0.14 428
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,626
51 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 346
52 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 2,388
53 LWATL FIRST LOOK LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 15 0.14 460
54 HOLLYWD MEDIUM-SP E! 8:00 PM 60 0.13 449
55 LIGA MX L: QF: NECAXA / MONTERREY UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 150 0.13 355
56 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 773
57 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.13 817
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,794
59 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,633
60 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 36 0.13 518
61 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,635
62 DUCKTALES (2017) DISNEY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 30 0.12 355
63 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 286
64 HUSTLE & SOUL WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.11 413
65 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,578
66 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 319
67 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 683
68 MARVELS CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.11 306
69 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,384
70 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 358
71 GHOST BAIT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.11 335
72 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,404
73 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 745
74 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,332
75 WIFE SWAP PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 60 0.11 277
76 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,194
77 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,292
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,599
79 GHOST BAIT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.10 350
80 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.10 242
81 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 323
82 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 741
83 KLEPPER COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.10 218
84 BIG HERO 6 SERIES DISNEY CHANNEL 3:30 PM 30 0.10 330
85 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,460
86 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 320
87 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 56 0.10 312
88 NASAS UNEXPLAINED FILES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.09 347
89 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.09 254
90 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.09 404
91 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,320
92 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:11 AM 60 0.09 174
93 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,341
94 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 55 0.09 249
95 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,442
96 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 976
97 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,313
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 622
99 LW ATL: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 56 0.08 265
100 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 23 0.08 308
101 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,223
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 710
103 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 927
104 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 659
105 BETTER THINGS FX 10:00 PM 32 0.08 242
106 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:01 PM 30 0.08 344
107 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 614
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,027
109 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.08 227
110 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 10:31 PM 30 0.08 305
111 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 934
112 TOP WING NICK JR 4:30 PM 30 0.07 337
113 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 536
114 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 898
115 LIVE PD SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.07 241
116 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 838
117 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.07 116
118 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.07 127
119 LIVE PD SPECIALS: OFFICERS LOOK BACK LIVE A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 120 0.07 256
120 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.07 157
121 UNDISPUTED L: 668 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 153
122 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 960
123 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 658
124 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 841
125 HERD L: 986 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 142
126 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.06 139
127 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 643
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 225
129 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.06 113
130 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.06 347
131 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 447
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 218
133 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 11:00 AM 60 0.06 197
134 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: SEA AT NYY/PIT AT STL MLB NETWORK 7:07 PM 145 0.06 328
135 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 112
136 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 675
137 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 404
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 220
139 TOP GEAR BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 85 0.05 109
140 INCREDIBLE DR POL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.05 303
141 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.05 112
142 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 113
143 VICE: AMERICA ON DRUGS VICELAND 10:00 PM 60 0.05 129
144 STATE OF THE UNION SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 11 0.05 225
145 BBCA MOVIE: PUNISHER,THE BBC-AMERICA 6:30 PM 150 0.05 164
146 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 113
147 UEFA EUROPA L: SF: CHELSEA FC / EINTRACHT FRANKFURT UNIVISION DEPORTES 2:30 PM 202 0.05 130
148 TIME MACHINE: MARIJUANA: A CHRONIC HISTORY HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.05 231
149 BUSY TONIGHT E! 11:00 PM 30 0.04 114
150 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.04 89

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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.




12 Comments


  1. Philip

    Mitch,

    Do you have the Professional Fighter’s League on ESPN 2 at 9:00 p.m.?


  2. Amaury

    In more cheerful news, ABC has renewed:
    * The Rookie
    * Fresh Off the Boat
    * American Housewife
    * Bless This Mess
    * Single Parents


    • Shan

      What’s holding up the Whiskey Cavalier cancellation announcement? And I wonder if Bless This Mess, Single Parents and Fresh Off the Boat got renewed only because Disney own the studio now. As for The Rookie, that should hit new lows next season.


  3. Martin

    Do you have Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir at 2 & 2:30 PM on Disney Channel?


  4. RS

    Do you have Desus & Mero?


  5. Amaury

    Full list of cancellations: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tv-shows-canceled-so-far-in-2019-1203211203/

    Included in there: The Kids Are Alright. Disappointing. Single Parents has done just as bad, if not worse, than The Kids Are Alright, yet it was renewed. Don’t get me wrong, I like Single Parents, too, but still.



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