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September 14, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.13.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  As expected, lots of adjustments, as the entire CBS and NBC line-ups dropped 0.1 across the board.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network had THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to itself, and the game gave it a 2.58 rating, while the various before and after shows took up 4 of Thursday cable’s other Top 6 slots.  MTV’s JERSEY SHORE was the top-rated non-football of the night, up 0.05 to 0.91.  Weather Channel continued to rate strongly with its hurricane coverage, topped by the 9PM hour at 0.42.  On USA, the season finale of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH gained 0.03 to 0.41, and the series finale of SHOOTER was up 0.04 to 0.17.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW took cable news with 0.40/0.60/3.5M, with CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.38/0.54/1.9M, and Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.31/0.58/3.6M.  Tru’s IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned at 0.37.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS jumped 0.11 to 0.36, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.06 to 0.36, but FLOP OR FLOP fell 0.09 to 0.29.  FX’s SNOWFALL gained 0.05 to 0.36.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.35/0.31 compared to last week’s 0.24/0.21, and NIGHTWATCH NATION was up 0.05 to 0.29.  Bravo’s SHAHS OF SUNSET edged up 0.02 to 0.30.  History’s MOUNTAIN MEN dropped 0.06 to 0.29.  ID’s TO CATCH A KILLER arrived at 0.22, and THE PERFECT MURDER was down 0.05 to 0.19.  On Food Network, BITE CLUB ticked up to 0.19, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY ticked down to 0.19.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES rose 0.04 to 0.18, and BOSSIP was up 0.03 to 0.12.  BET’s THE GRAND HUSTLE lost 0.03 to 0.16.  CMT’s DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS ticked up to 0.10.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING gained 0.02 to 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday September 13, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2018 WK 2 – BAL VS. CIN NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 184 2.58 7,024
2 TNF SUSTAINER NFL NETWORK 11:27 PM 21 2.30 6,194
3 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:50 PM 25 1.07 2,496
4 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.91 1,470
5 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 23 0.79 2,560
6 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:15 AM 60 0.51 1,156
7 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,958
8 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.41 1,220
9 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 2,009
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.40 3,488
11 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,854
12 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,724
13 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.37 642
14 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.36 1,814
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.36 1,689
16 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 61 0.36 855
17 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.35 1,161
18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.35 1,631
19 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.32 1,476
20 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.32 895
21 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.31 962
22 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.31 1,684
23 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,619
24 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.30 1,641
25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.30 1,632
26 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.30 1,561
27 SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.30 913
28 NIGHTWATCH NATION A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 64 0.29 934
29 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.29 1,414
30 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.29 1,154
31 SP FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.29 1,533
32 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.29 1,574
33 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.29 1,928
34 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.29 1,510
35 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 1,583
36 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 3,185
37 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.28 2,823
38 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.27 1,570
39 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.27 1,432
40 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: BOSTON COLLEGE/WAKE FOREST ESPN 5:25 PM 213 0.27 863
41 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.27 1,568
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.27 1,184
43 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.26 1,365
44 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.26 1,573
45 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.26 944
46 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.26 1,275
47 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,375
48 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.24 1,355
49 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 2,379
50 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,939
51 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 1,381
52 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.23 1,014
53 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.22 1,385
54 TO CATCH A KILLER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 972
55 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.22 739
56 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.21 723
57 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,128
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,252
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,278
60 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 8:58 PM 32 0.19 517
61 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.19 2,236
62 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,768
63 PERFECT MURDER, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 907
64 BITE CLUB FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 701
65 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.19 722
66 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,692
67 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,153
68 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,943
69 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 885
70 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.18 601
71 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,705
72 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 984
73 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.17 820
74 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,079
75 SHOOTER USA NETWORK 10:01 PM 61 0.17 785
76 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,758
77 GRAND HUSTLE, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.16 338
78 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 980
79 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 15 0.16 469
80 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.16 1,197
81 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 699
82 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.15 374
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 935
84 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.15 301
85 I AM FRANKIE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.15 762
86 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,729
87 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 330
88 BLIND SIDE THE: BLIND SIDE THE HBO PRIME 5:20 PM 128 0.14 431
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 945
90 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,601
91 LAFF MOBB TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.14 251
92 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:30 PM 90 0.13 304
93 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,536
94 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 755
95 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,464
96 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,509
97 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: HURRICANE FLORENCE MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.13 998
98 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 679
99 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.13 248
100 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,569
101 HURRICANE FLORENCE CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.13 901
102 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,670
103 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,675
104 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:45 PM 15 0.12 423
105 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,534
106 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 266
107 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.12 329
108 BOSSIP WETV 10:01 PM 60 0.12 443
109 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,198
110 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,486
111 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 235
112 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 5:00 PM 25 0.11 265
113 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 382
114 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.11 270
115 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.11 365
116 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 23 0.11 311
117 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.10 227
118 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 216
119 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,130
120 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.10 216
121 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,422
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 577
123 DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 13 CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.10 299
124 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.10 250
125 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,039
126 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,030
127 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.09 233
128 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,102
129 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,053
130 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,186
131 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 237
132 HURRICANE FLORENCE CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 659
133 E! NEWS E! 6:59 PM 61 0.08 257
134 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 203
135 HAUNTING REPACK: GAMES AND TERROR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 328
136 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 346
137 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,021
138 MODEL SQUAD E! 8:00 PM 60 0.07 173
139 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.07 168
140 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,022
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 268
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 292
143 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.07 198
144 TNF FIRST LOOK: TNF FIRST LOOK NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.07 140
145 IMPACT WRESTLING: 337 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.07 258
146 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 4:00 PM 60 0.06 198
147 GREYS ANATOMY LIFETIME TELEVISION 3:00 PM 60 0.06 207
148 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.06 124
149 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.06 204
150 HAUNTING TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 268

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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.




11 Comments


  1. Scott

    Lock it in FS1 430pm and GMA Day 1pm ABC Thanks


  2. Amaury

    Stupid weather.


    • ChrisM

      This may last a while, as people will be returning, recovering, cleaning up, fixing electric, and so on.


      • Amaury

        I hope networks are smart enough to not count this “while” as to whether a series is doing good or not.


        • ChrisM

          I believe they make note of such events. It would explain such drops as this. I would worry if Frankie remains at around this level, which it likely won’t.

          Have you ever noticed drops during the major wildfires in California or elsewhere? I never thought about that until now.

          Keeping in mind that these shows are not as important as peoples lives, don’t get too bothered by these ratings.


          • Amaury

            And I guess if you think about it, if 900K~ is okay these days, then 750–800K~ is not a huge drop. Not even a 20% drop.

            It’s like when 1.5 million~ was huge, a drop to 1.3 million~ was still good.

            The way I’m kind of looking at it now, in terms of viewers:
            1.4 = 2.0
            1.1 = 1.5
            0.9 = 1.3
            0.8 = 1.0

            And the like. For Nickelodeon and Disney Channel.


  3. Chris

    Hell yeah. 5th week in a row ratings have increased for IMPACT Wrestling!


    • Jeff

      Seems like just yesterday I would always see that show near 2 million. It’s actually been years but so weird that WWE wrestling shows can maintain a steady audience but that is apparently good for that show now.


      • Jonathan

        When Impact was doing >1 million, it was on Spike, a basic cable channel with widespread distribution. It’s been on unpopular deep cable channels for years now.


  4. Ryan

    I’m probably too optimistic, but looking for 2 episodes of ‘Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty’ (Ovation, 10pm & 10:30pm) if they weren’t zeroes.



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