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August 30, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.29.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The observant will have noticed that the chart below doesn’t actually contain the adjusted final network ratings.  We’ll update later if we can, but meanwhile this text has the actual final ratings, with comparisons to last week’s finals unless otherwise noted. The chart is now correct.

ABC:  A rerun HOLEY MOLEY was at 0.3, and then back-to-back REEF BREAK episodes were at 0.4/0.2, compared to last week’s 0.3 hour.

CBS:  After reruns at 0.4/0.4, BIG BROTHER dropped 0.3 to 0.9.  An FBI rerun followed at 0.3.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3 across the board.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.3.

CW:  THE OUTPOST (0.1) and both episodes of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (0.1/0.1) were steady.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL doubleheader led Thursday cable at 0.62/0.49, and its afternoon US OPEN coverage was at 0.12.  On MTV, JERSEY SHORE slipped 0.02 to 0.48, and EX ON THE BEACH ticked up to 0.22.  The season finale of USA’s just-renewed QUEEN OF THE SOUTH was steady with last week at 0.31, but down a tenth from both the 2018 finale and this season’s premiere.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP lost 0.08 to 0.30, HOUSE HUNTERS shed 0.02 to 0.27, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was steady at 0.25, and GOING FOR SOLD was down 0.03 to 0.19.  Bravo’s MILLION DOLLAR LISTING rose 0.06 to 0.28.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS dipped 0.02 to 0.23.  On ID, DEADLY WOMEN shed 0.02 to 0.20, and THE LIES THAT BIND was down 0.07 to 0.19.  Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT topped cable news at 0.19/0.31/2.8M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.29/2.4M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.13/0.18/900K.  On Food Network, FLAY LIST eased by 0.02 to 0.20, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was down 0.08 to 0.18.  ESPN2’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.18.  NFL Network’s NFL PRESEASON games were at 0.18/0.14.  On History, MOUNTAIN MEN fell 0.06 to 0.16, KNIFE OR DEATH was at 0.14, and AX MEN was down 0.04 to 0.13.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 lost 0.04 to 0.15.  CHASING THE CURE ticked down to 0.11 on TBS and was up 0.03 to 0.11 on TNT.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP was down a big 0.11 to 0.11, and BEYOND THE POLE was down 0.02 to 0.08.  TLC’s BRIDES, GROOMS & EMERGENCY ROOMS dropped 0.04 to 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday August 29, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: UTAH/BYU ESPN 10:24 PM 170 0.62 1,679
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: UCLA/CINCINNATI ESPN 6:59 PM 205 0.49 1,630
3 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S3 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.48 866
4 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:14 AM 18 0.46 1,147
5 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.31 1,035
6 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.30 1,785
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:32 AM 60 0.29 694
8 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.28 897
9 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.27 1,577
10 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 1,533
11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 483
12 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L ESPN 6:00 PM 59 0.23 684
13 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 3 MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.22 418
14 FLIP OR FLOP 1ST LOOK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.21 1,202
15 DEADLY WOMEN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.20 950
16 FLAY LIST FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.20 657
17 GOING FOR SOLD HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.19 943
18 LIES THAT BIND, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 944
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,839
20 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: SECOND ROUND ESPN2 7:00 PM 354 0.18 1,029
21 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,885
22 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.18 726
23 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2019 – PIT VS. CAR NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 185 0.18 681
24 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 2:32 AM 28 0.17 411
25 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.16 1,404
26 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,384
27 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.15 306
28 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.15 2,401
29 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.15 514
30 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 2,497
31 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2019 – LAC VS. SF NFL NETWORK 10:05 PM 182 0.14 470
32 KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 61 0.14 574
33 AX MEN HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.13 857
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.13 905
35 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 372
36 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 L: SOUTH DAKOTA ST/MINNESOTA FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 188 0.13 392
37 LIGA MX: MONTERREY VS PUMAS FOX DEPORTES 9:54 PM 127 0.13 294
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,454
39 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.12 462
40 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 278
41 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 876
42 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: N/A ESPN 12:00 PM 360 0.12 740
43 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 2,177
44 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 322
45 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,121
46 CHASING THE CURE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.11 375
47 GROWING UP HIP HOP: NY WETV 9:00 PM 90 0.11 319
48 CHASING THE CURE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 90 0.11 390
49 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 814
50 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,399
51 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,716
52 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,750
53 BRIDES, GROOMS, EMERGENCY TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 617
54 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,228
55 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 498
56 44 CATS NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 30 0.10 407
57 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 380
58 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 543
59 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.09 569
60 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 403
61 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.09 1,320
62 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,332
63 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,852
64 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,582
65 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.09 219
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,497
67 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.09 301
68 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 607
69 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 694
70 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 665
71 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,480
72 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 625
73 BEYOND THE POLE WETV 10:30 PM 60 0.08 237
74 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 734
75 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,268
76 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.08 259
77 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 998
78 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.08 1,398
79 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.08 235
80 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 563
81 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 598
82 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,554
83 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,098
84 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 553
85 MY CRAZY BIRTH STORY TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.08 432
86 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.08 216
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 656
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 676
89 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 644
90 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.07 228
91 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.07 227
92 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 457
93 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 268
94 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 529
95 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 559
96 UNDISPUTED L: 743 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 168
97 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 213
98 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 840
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 606
100 STRANGE EVIDENCE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.07 393
101 KILLER AFFAIR OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 320
102 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 490
103 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 244
104 STORM STORIES: TNC THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 335
105 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 766
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 585
107 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 507
108 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 450
109 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 579
110 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.07 483
111 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 529
112 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 581
113 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 272
114 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.06 146
115 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 369
116 WOMENS INTL FRIENDLY L: USA/PORTUGAL FOX SPORTS 1 6:48 PM 132 0.06 224
117 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 453
118 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,128
119 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 423
120 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 506
121 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 529
122 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.06 135
123 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.06 179
124 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN2 12:54 AM 38 0.06 226
125 FS1 CFB EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 1 12:08 AM 12 0.06 190
126 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA FC / FC JUAREZ TUDN 7:55 PM 120 0.06 135
127 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN2 2:03 AM 20 0.06 212
128 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.06 873
129 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 1,315
130 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.05 413
131 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.05 115
132 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 96
133 HERD L: 1058 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 141
134 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 794
135 MAFS FL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:37 PM 12 0.05 384
136 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.04 847
137 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 820
138 FOR MY MAN TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 159
139 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 107
140 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 251
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 130
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 239
143 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.04 1,045
144 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: CHC AT NYM/CIN AT MIA MLB NETWORK 7:10 PM 156 0.04 248
145 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS – S11 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.04 101
146 MAFS SHORT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:49 PM 12 0.04 364
147 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 977
148 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN2 1:00 PM 30 0.04 121
149 44 CATS NICK JR 4:00 PM 30 0.04 226
150 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 12:01 AM 29 0.04 98

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Looks like you posted the preliminary chart again by mistake, Mitch. 🙂


  2. Ryan

    there’s still gotta be football in those numbers


  3. Shan

    I’m guessing finals are going to take nielson awhile to come with the large number of preemptions. hopefully not next week.


  4. Riff

    Laughable ratings for everything. They deserve ’em.

    Congratulations are in order to CBS for the lowest-rated episode of “Big Bore” ever. So, congrats, CBS. You are the best of the worst.



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