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August 9, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Adjusted Network Finals: 8.8.2019

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Due to the extreme amount of adjustments that were likely because of local NFL preemptions, we’ve relocated our network rating analysis to this post.  Comparisons are to last Thursday’s finals.

ABC:  HOLEY MOLEY dropped 0.2 to 0.5, and both FAMILY FOOD FIGHT (0.3) and REEF BREAK (0.2) were down 0.1.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER was steady at 1.0, and ELEMENTARY gained 0.1 to 0.4.  The night started with reruns at 0.5/0.5.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF lost 0.1 to 0.7, and SPIN THE WHEEL held at 0.5.

CW:  THE OUTPOST moved to 8PM and fell 0.1 to 0.1.  The premiere episodes of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES were at 0.1/0.1.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3-0.4.

Tonight, ABC airs its annual WE DAY special, and Cinemax has the season finale of JETT.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s NFL PRESEASON early game led Thursday cable at 0.51, with the late game at 0.35.  That sadly pushed TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER below the top, down 0.06 to 0.39, with UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER up 0.02 to 0.26.  MTV’s JERSEY SHORE was at 0.37/0.37, compared to last week’s 0.38.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP ticked up to 0.35, HOUSE HUNTERS ticked down to 0.23, GOING FOR SOLD was at 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.05 to 0.19.  USA’s QUEEN OF THE SOUTH slipped 0.03 to 0.29.  Bravo’s MILLION DOLLAR LISTING jumped 0.09 to 0.27.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY gained 0.03 to 0.26, BBQ BRAWL was down 0.03 to 0.22, and CHOPPED was at 0.18.  On ID, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR climbed 0.09 to 0.25, SHADOWS OF DEATH ticked down to 0.17, and PRIMAL INSTINCT was down 0.02 to 0.15.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned at 0.23.  Fox News’s THE FIVE led cable news at 0.22/0.33/2.3M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.19/0.31/2.5M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.14/0.21/900K.  On We, GROWING UP HIP-HOP was steady at 0.21, and lead-out BEYOND THE POLE premiered at 0.13.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN: LA was at 0.20/0.20, up from last week’s 0.14/0.11.  On History, ALONE dipped 0.04 to 0.19, MOUNTAIN MEN dropped 0.04 to 0.18, and AX MEN was down 0.04 to 0.15.  CHASING THE CURE premiered with 0.14 on TNT, and 0.13 on TBS.  FX’s BASKETS dropped 0.02 to 0.08.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday August 8, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2019 – NYJ VS. NYG NFL NETWORK 7:07 PM 122 0.51 1,497
2 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 7:43 PM 55 0.47 1,411
3 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.39 2,035
4 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACA S2B MTV 9:02 PM 62 0.37 700
5 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACA S2B MTV 8:00 PM 62 0.37 660
6 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.35 1,744
7 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2019 – LAC VS. ARI NFL NETWORK 10:04 PM 176 0.35 1,023
8 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.29 894
9 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.27 922
10 UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.26 1,397
11 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.26 860
12 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.25 1,004
13 WONDER WOMAN: WONDER WOMAN TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 180 0.25 906
14 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 509
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 1,284
16 BBQ BRAWL: FLAYVSYMON FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 940
17 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,327
18 ENCHANTED NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.22 774
19 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,171
20 GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.21 543
21 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 35 0.21 701
22 GOING FOR SOLD HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.20 1,052
23 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.20 662
24 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.20 639
25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.19 1,198
26 ENCHANTED NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 60 0.19 676
27 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,571
28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,536
29 ALONE HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.19 989
30 LWLA FL LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 10 0.19 597
31 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,425
32 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.18 657
33 SHADOWS OF DEATH, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.17 786
34 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:59 PM 61 0.17 424
35 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,855
36 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,311
37 FIRST TAKE   L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 392
38 IJ: AFTER PARTY TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 354
39 AX MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.15 827
40 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.15 354
41 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,630
42 PRIMAL INSTINCT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.15 705
43 INFINITY TRAIN THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 PM 15 0.15 538
44 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 9:57 PM 60 0.15 477
45 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,915
46 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.14 923
47 CHASING THE CURE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 90 0.14 517
48 INFINITY TRAIN THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 PM 15 0.13 504
49 CHASING THE CURE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.13 505
50 BEYOND THE POLE WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.13 366
51 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,473
52 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 978
53 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 67 0.13 372
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,399
55 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,376
56 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,507
57 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 298
58 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,245
59 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.12 699
60 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.12 373
61 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,384
62 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,631
63 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 828
64 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 453
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 273
66 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.12 280
67 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:37 PM 23 0.12 432
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,400
69 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 8:20 PM 97 0.12 443
70 LIGHTS OUT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:35 PM 30 0.12 269
71 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,114
72 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 248
73 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-5R2R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.11 473
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,061
75 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 893
76 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 784
77 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 56 0.11 357
78 AROUND THE HORN         L ESPN 5:13 PM 24 0.11 380
79 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 790
80 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 297
81 GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS ESPN 7:30 PM 30 0.11 274
82 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,252
83 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,469
84 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: SALEM, OREGON/COEUR D ALENE, ID ESPN 3:03 PM 130 0.10 458
85 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 781
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 721
87 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,231
88 MY CRAZY BIRTH STORY TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.10 594
89 GREAT AMERICAN EVENTS ESPN 8:00 PM 20 0.10 254
90 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L ESPN 1:04 PM 119 0.09 429
91 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.09 1,431
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 709
93 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,290
94 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.09 230
95 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,298
96 BASKETS FX 10:00 PM 31 0.08 330
97 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,060
98 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 724
99 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 687
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 666
101 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,063
102 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 56 0.08 248
103 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.08 259
104 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,396
105 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L: JOHNSTON, IA/COON RAPIDS, MN ESPN 11:00 AM 124 0.07 286
106 UNDISPUTED L: 728 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 187
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 603
108 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 1,163
109 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 491
110 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 617
111 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 917
112 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.07 229
113 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 542
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 890
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 830
116 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.06 214
117 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 878
118 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.06 196
119 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.06 437
120 PRO FIGHTERS LEAGUE  L: PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE (PFL 6) ESPN2 8:00 PM 120 0.06 227
121 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.06 276
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 394
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.05 178
124 FIRST TAKE   L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 140
125 PGA TOUR: 2019 NORTHERN TRUST GOLF CHANNEL 1:58 PM 242 0.05 415
126 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:29 PM 31 0.05 168
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 195
128 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 762
129 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.05 150
130 FOR MY MAN TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 139
131 KILLER AFFAIR OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 219
132 CASO CERR-MAS ATREVIDOS UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.04 142
133 COMMON KNOWLEDGE GSN 5:30 PM 30 0.04 479
134 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.04 108
135 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: NYY AT TOR/LAA AT BOS MLB NETWORK 7:08 PM 187 0.04 275
136 BEST EVER TRIVIA SHOW GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 351
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 231
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 190
139 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 752
140 SEGURIDAD FRONTERA CAN UNIVERSO 7:30 PM 30 0.04 97
141 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.04 154
142 SEGURIDAD FRONTERA CAN UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 30 0.04 102
143 WNBA BASKETBALL         L: PHOENIX/LOS ANGELES ESPN2 10:00 PM 123 0.04 126
144 HERD L: 1042 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 128
145 MONSTER CROC WRANGLER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 30 0.04 157
146 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.04 418
147 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.03 93
148 BBCA MOVIE: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER BBC-AMERICA 5:30 PM 150 0.03 128
149 NO ONE SAW A THING SUNDANCE TV 11:00 PM 60 0.03 279
150 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE HNTR FYI 10:30 PM 31 0.03 95

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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. Shan

    What does the B mean next to Reef Break


    • BILL G

      I think it means Bad TV Show. 😉


      • Shan

        I really don’t know what Disney is getting out of throwing money at the Queensland economy with this and shows like Harrow. B content for their Hulu service????


        • ChrisM

          Pure and simple – cheap production costs for throwaway summer shows to fill air time in partnership with home based production companies with little to no taxes. Look how much Hollywood studios give Canada.

          You could also ask the same for CW shows like Outpost shot in Serbia, Bulletproof in Britain, and wherever Pandora shoots.

          Harrow is not that bad, but Gruffud continuing his Forever character under a different name and without the resurrection aspect is sort of odd and distracting. I didn’t care much for Reef Break..


          • Shan

            Queensland productions are worse. ie, Aussie/Kiwi accents. At least Canadian and CW shows still have Western US accents.



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