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August 11, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2017

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  As we noted this morning, the preliminary ratings were more or less useless because of NFL preemptions, so we’ll do a full network rundown here.

NBC:  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s summer Weekend Update series debuted at a solid 1.2, well above its 0.7 lead-in from THE WALL (down 0.3 from 2 weeks ago), and the 0.5 for THE NIGHT SHIFT (down 0.3).  The night also included a rerun of GREAT NEWS at 0.5.

ABC:  BOY BAND was steady at 0.5, and the conclusion of THE STORY OF DIANA held Wednesday’s 0.7.

CBS:  After reruns at 0.9/0.8, BIG BROTHER remained at last Thursday’s 1.9, while ZOO rose 0.2 from last week to 0.6.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM (0.7) and LOVE CONNECTION (0.5) were each down 0.1.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.3) and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY (0.3) were each down 0.1, with a rerun WHOSE LINE at 0.3 as well.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Aug 10.THU

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of NASHVILLE was steady on CMT at 0.15 (the Nick At Nite run was down 0.03 to 0.15/455K), and CMT lead-out DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS ticked up to 0.10.  Discovery’s FIRST IN HUMAN premiered at 0.11.  

Preseason NFL topped Thursday cable, with the NFL Network telecast at 0.60.  On Tru, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS dropped 0.04 to 0.47, and the AFTER-PARTY was down a more substantial 0.13 to 0.25.  The 2d week of TBS’s THE GUEST BOOK held all of its 0.45 premiere rating (last week also included another episode at 0.33).  On MTV, WILD N OUT rose 0.04 to 0.39, and SAFEWORD was up 0.04 to 0.28. USA’s just-renewed QUEEN OF THE SOUTH climbed 0.07 to 0.38.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP gained 0.05 to 0.36, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.35, DESERT FLIPPERS rose 0.06 to 0.34, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.03 to 0.30.  Bravo’s MILLION DOLLAR LISTING added 0.03 for 0.34. MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW again led cable news with 0.33/2.7M, compared to Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.26/2.4M, and CNN’s CNN TONIGHT at 0.24/1M.  On We, GROWING UP HIP-HOP grew by 0.03 to 0.26, and the season finale of BOSSIP remained at 0.14. E!’s BOTCHED jumped 0.07 to 0.26. On ID, BAD BLOOD dropped 0.04 to 0.22, and MURDER AMONG FRIENDS was up 0.04 to 0.21. Lifetime aired a ROAD TO THE RUNWAY special at 0.21.  Spike’s THE MIST ticked up to 0.12. POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING gained a tick to 0.07.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Aug 10.THU

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday August 10, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2017 – DEN VS. CHI NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 193 0.60 1,825
2 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.47 957
3 GUEST BOOK, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.45 1,213
4 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 11:00 PM 31 0.39 724
5 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.38 1,179
6 FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.36 1,408
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.35 1,447
8 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 75 0.34 977
9 DESERT FLIPPERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.34 1,376
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.33 2,715
11 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.33 2,004
12 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:13 PM 47 0.32 927
13 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.30 922
14 ALONE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.30 1,410
15 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.30 1,403
16 SAFEWORD MTV 11:31 PM 31 0.28 524
17 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.28 595
18 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 0.26 812
19 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,403
20 IJ: AFTER PARTY TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 543
21 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.25 1,017
22 MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.25 1,019
23 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 989
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,285
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 1,059
26 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,065
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,259
28 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:23 PM 37 0.24 535
29 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.23 1,126
30 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.23 980
31 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.23 504
32 WE BARE BEARS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.22 953
33 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,295
34 BAD BLOOD INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 870
35 ROAD TO THE RUNWAY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.21 876
36 OK K.O.! LETS BE HEROES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.21 914
37 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 795
38 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,627
39 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.20 961
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,733
41 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.20 567
42 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,785
43 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 779
44 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA/ HILO, HI ESPN 9:00 PM 143 0.18 708
45 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,969
46 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 448
47 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,663
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 906
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,919
50 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,669
51 FIRST TAKE   L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 392
52 NFL PRESEASON: 2017 – JAC VS. NE NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 180 0.16 424
53 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,543
54 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 785
55 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,583
56 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,147
57 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,378
58 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,165
59 NASHVILLE CMT 9:00 PM 61 0.15 683
60 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,380
61 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 829
62 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.14 335
63 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 719
64 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 760
65 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,432
66 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: N/A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 383 0.14 1,061
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 869
68 BOSSIP WETV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 356
69 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,562
70 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 340
71 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: MILTON, DE/THURMONT, MD ESPN 7:00 PM 120 0.14 606
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 688
73 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD HBO PRIME 1:55 PM 123 0.13 301
74 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 249
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 707
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 277
77 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,285
78 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,473
79 MIST, THE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.12 374
80 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 613
81 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD HBO PRIME 11:45 PM 123 0.11 286
82 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,346
83 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 603
84 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,068
85 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 257
86 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 5:05 PM 85 0.11 474
87 FIRST IN HUMAN: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 122 0.11 535
88 CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE TRUTV 11:00 PM 60 0.11 248
89 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.11 323
90 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: JOHNSTON, IA/KEARNEY, NE ESPN 11:00 AM 133 0.11 357
91 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 510
92 GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL HBO PRIME 10:15 PM 60 0.10 262
93 MORNING JOE: 2009 LOOK AHEAD MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 953
94 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:15 PM 30 0.10 338
95 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,064
96 DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 12 CMT 10:01 PM 59 0.10 241
97 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 761
98 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 846
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 836
100 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.10 362
101 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 27 0.09 304
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 862
103 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 916
104 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 105 0.09 202
105 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 814
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 934
107 COLLATERAL BEAUTY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 97 0.09 329
108 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 876
109 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.08 314
110 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 1:13 PM 97 0.08 347
111 IMPACT WRESTLING: 232 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 277
112 TINY LUXURY DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.07 279
113 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: WALLA WALLA, WA/LA GRANDE, OR ESPN 3:00 PM 125 0.07 371
114 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.07 282
115 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 10:43 PM 38 0.07 146
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 250
117 CARNIVAL EATS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 212
118 BASEBALL STUDIO L ESPN 2:50 PM 10 0.06 328
119 MTV SUMMER IN THE CITY MTV 4:00 PM 30 0.06 144
120 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.06 171
121 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 30 0.06 147
122 UNDISPUTED L: 229 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 147
123 FIRST TAKE   L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.06 135
124 I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER CMT 11:00 PM 30 0.06 150
125 TELETUBBIES NICK JR 8:27 AM 26 0.06 264
126 BIG BROTHER:  AFTER DARK: BBA-170143 BBAD EP 1243 8/10/17 POP 1:00 AM 120 0.06 162
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 240
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 238
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 259
130 RAT RACE HBO PRIME 8:20 AM 112 0.05 123
131 WELCOME TO THE WAYNE NICKTOONS 2:00 AM 25 0.05 264
132 DATE NIGHT LIVE: 103 LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 122 0.05 204
133 HERD L: 520 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 106
134 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 253
135 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 164
136 HOW ITS MADE: SCIENCE 8:31 PM 31 0.05 193
137 BRINGING UP BATES FE UP 8:30 PM 30 0.05 210
138 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.05 119
139 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: KC AT STL/CLE AT TB MLB NETWORK 7:16 PM 217 0.05 203
140 BRILLO BOX (3 CENTS OFF) HBO PRIME 5:00 PM 40 0.05 97
141 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 5:58 PM 32 0.05 128
142 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.05 108
143 LIVE FROM: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 7:23 PM 127 0.05 175
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 227
145 WNBA BASKETBALL         L: PHOENIX/DALLAS ESPN2 8:00 PM 163 0.04 144
146 REIGN OF FIRE MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 102 0.04 109
147 KING OF THE ROAD VICELAND 9:00 PM 60 0.04 76
148 CMT REMEMBERS CMT 8:30 AM 30 0.04 108
149 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 208
150 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 266

PREVIOUS THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS THURSDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

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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. Destiny

    The power of pre-emptions leaves devastation in its wake. :)


  2. John Franks

    Do you have number for The Cowboy Way on INSP?


  3. James

    What Would Diplo Do? (10:00 p.m. on Viceland)

    Please!


    • Mitch Salem

      0.01/33K. Note that at this level, we’re probably going to stop reporting on this show until the season finale. (Also, at this level the ratings are essentially meaningless.)


  4. MM

    Great USA ‘Queen of the South’ Finally renewed! As if Top 5 for the night.


  5. MM

    Rachel Maddow is Queen!



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