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August 28, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.27.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The CBS and NBC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION coverage gained 0.1 in final numbers, while MYSTERIES DECODED lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  See Mitch Metcalf’s REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION Night 4 ratings analysis for a detailed look at the Convention numbers.  In 18-49s, Fox News was of course on top at 0.90/1.19 (compared to 0.35 for Night 4 of the DNC), with CNN at 0.35/0.50 (compared to 0.68/1.02), and MSNBC at 0.22/0.24 (compared to 0.62/0.71).  All of these numbers were up from Wednesday and down from 2016.

The highest-rated non-news telecast was Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC, up 0.04 to 0.35.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 gained 0.04 to 0.30, and COURT CAM was up 0.02 to 0.27.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING, relocated because of the postponed NBA games, was at 0.29.  On MTV, DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE slipped 0.02 to 0.25, and REVENGE PRANK was up 0.03 to 0.14.  On HGTV, CHRISTINA ON THE COAST rose 0.03 to 0.23, and HOUSE HUNTERS ticked up to 0.20.  On USA, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST fell a tenth to 0.21, and CANNONBALL was down 0.02 to 0.15.  We’s MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP ticked up to 0.17.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER was at 0.16/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.11.  On ID, A TIME TO KILL was steady at 0.16.  Discovery’s HOMESTEAD RESCUE edged up 0.02 to 0.15.  Food Network’s RESTAURANT; IMPOSSIBLE was at 0.11 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.13.  TBS’s LOST RESORT ticked up to 0.10.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: COUPLES CAM dipped 0.02 to 0.08, and AUSTRALIA was at 0.08/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.10/0.08.  FXX’s CAKE ticked down to 0.03. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday August 27, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 FNC DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 112 1.19 9,043
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.90 7,785
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.72 6,266
4 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 10:00 PM 95 0.50 2,196
5 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:52 PM 59 0.50 4,043
6 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 11:35 PM 25 0.43 2,019
7 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,758
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,116
9 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.31 3,224
10 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.30 1,034
11 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0047 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.29 813
12 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.29 1,832
13 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.28 3,716
14 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:30 PM 30 0.28 1,551
15 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.27 972
16 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 11:42 PM 18 0.26 2,380
17 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE S2 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.25 446
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 3,159
19 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.24 1,695
20 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:00 PM 30 0.24 1,399
21 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:22 PM 80 0.24 1,828
22 CHRISTINA ON THE COAST HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.23 1,445
23 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.23 718
24 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 9:00 PM 82 0.22 1,769
25 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.21 2,227
26 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 9:01 PM 31 0.21 758
27 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.21 2,291
28 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 2,328
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.20 1,558
30 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 12 0.20 633
31 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,371
32 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,440
33 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,619
34 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.19 1,931
35 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.19 1,159
36 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.19 1,437
37 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,367
38 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,192
39 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,984
40 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,287
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,969
42 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,973
43 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC: N/A FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 8:30 PM 210 0.18 1,145
44 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,360
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,290
46 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 2,000
47 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 2,099
48 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,863
49 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.17 446
50 DR. PIMPLE POPPER:POP UPS TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,099
51 ITS PONY NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 30 0.16 543
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,197
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,213
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,925
55 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 802
56 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,252
57 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: WATN TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 970
58 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 2,026
59 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,603
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,300
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,141
62 CANNONBALL USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 61 0.15 526
63 HOMESTEAD RESCUE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.15 886
64 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,805
65 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,122
66 NBA PRE-GAME    L: N/A ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.14 403
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,216
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,146
69 REVENGE PRANK MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.14 271
70 TACOMA FD TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 303
71 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L: N/A ESPN 10:00 PM 121 0.14 365
72 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN CONVENTION MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.13 2,019
73 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 999
74 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 328
75 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 742
76 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,030
77 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 335
78 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 896
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,247
80 MORNING JOE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,376
81 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 799
82 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 898
83 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 283
84 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:26 PM 34 0.11 1,426
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,451
86 PGA TOUR: 2020 BMW CHP GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 240 0.11 722
87 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.11 657
88 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 253
89 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.11 393
90 LOST RESORT TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.10 332
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,410
92 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 3:05 PM 21 0.10 1,358
93 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:01 PM 59 0.10 285
94 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION L ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.10 369
95 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 61 0.10 254
96 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 756
97 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 771
98 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.10 1,120
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,206
100 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 224
101 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 274
102 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 514
103 GHOST ADV: SCREAMING ROOM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 288
104 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 3:00 PM 15 0.09 340
105 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:50 PM 10 0.08 274
106 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 569
107 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 230
108 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:30 PM 30 0.08 231
109 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 12:01 AM 59 0.08 240
110 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,235
111 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.08 244
112 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 283
113 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 564
114 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.08 552
115 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,332
116 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 634
117 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.08 483
118 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 257
119 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 504
120 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,346
121 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.07 510
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 636
123 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:30 PM 30 0.07 244
124 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.07 739
125 TFD: TALKOMA TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.07 139
126 UNIKITTY THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.07 214
127 SECRETS IN THE ICE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 407
128 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.06 207
129 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 450
130 BBCA MOVIE: FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 150 0.06 169
131 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 385
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 257
133 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 317
134 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.05 109
135 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.05 148
136 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.05 674
137 ROADKILL GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.05 236
138 CELEBRITY GAME FACE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.05 145
139 UNDISPUTED L: 987 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 117
140 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 238
141 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.04 296
142 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS – S11 UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 30 0.04 58
143 INSANE POOLS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 152
144 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS – S11 UNIVERSO 1:30 PM 30 0.04 79
145 MENENDEZ BROTHERS: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 120 0.04 156
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 218
147 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.03 306
148 HERD L: 1305 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.03 75
149 CAKE FXX 10:00 PM 37 0.03 82
150 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 293

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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. Destiny

    Incredible numbers for Fox News and a great way to wrap the RNC for the GOP.

    AEW seems to have a loyal audience who will follow the shows anywhere. Its pulling roughly the same numbers Wednesdays/Thursdays & Saturdays. It also had some heavy political competition.



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