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September 18, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.17.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  MATCH GAME dropped 0.2 in final numbers, while LOVE ISLAND and HOLEY MOLEY each lost 0.1.  The 9PM TRANSPLANT rerun gained 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game dominated Thursday cable at 2.34, up 0.19 from last year’s first NFL Network Thursday game.  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game was at 1.30.  Cable news was led by CNN’s Joe Biden TOWN HALL at 0.41/0.61/3.4M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.38/0.67/4.7M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.22/0.41/3.1M.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.34.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC dropped 0.07 to 0.28.  On MTV, DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE was steady at 0.25, and 2020 CODE was at 0.11.  On E!, the final season premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was at 0.24, and the series premiere of THE BRADSHAW BUNCH was at 0.18.  On HGTV, FLIPPING 101 was at 0.22, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked up to 0.18, and HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.16.  On ID, IMPACT OF MURDER rose 0.06 to 0.20, and THE KILLER BESIDE ME was at 0.19.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER was at 0.17/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.12.  Discovery’s HOMESTEAD RESCUE gained 0.04 to 0.13.  TBS’s LOST RESORT edged up 0.02 to 0.13.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AUSTRALIA was at 0.08/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.05/0.04, and COUPLES CAM was down 0.02 to 0.06.  On We, TAMAR BRAXTON: GET YA LIFE ticked up to 0.07, and MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP lost 0.03 to 0.06. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday September 17, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2020 WK 2 CIN VS. CLE NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 184 2.34 6,676
2 TNF SUSTAINER NFL NETWORK 11:27 PM 15 2.33 6,244
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: MIAMI/BOSTON ESPN 7:10 PM 153 1.30 3,479
4 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:44 PM 34 0.83 2,103
5 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 23 0.76 2,346
6 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:00 PM 10 0.55 1,489
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 9:43 PM 78 0.44 1,142
8 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 7:59 PM 76 0.41 3,445
9 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:18 AM 31 0.40 1,016
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.38 4,723
11 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.35 4,716
12 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: TAMPA BAY/NY ISLANDERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:55 PM 203 0.34 1,176
13 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.33 3,939
14 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.33 922
15 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:15 PM 45 0.30 2,594
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,016
17 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE S2 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.25 435
18 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 59 0.24 677
19 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 3,497
20 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 592
21 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,090
22 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:01 PM 59 0.22 549
23 FLIPPING 101 W/TAREK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.22 1,026
24 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,797
25 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,582
26 IMPACT OF MURDER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.20 789
27 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.20 994
28 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.20 866
29 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.20 899
30 KILLER BESIDE ME, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 778
31 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 2,056
32 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 456
33 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,509
34 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.18 1,193
35 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:00 PM 60 0.18 811
36 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: BEFORE TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.17 1,469
37 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 1,318
38 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,909
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,389
40 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 59 0.16 1,464
41 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.16 1,157
42 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 2,017
43 MFAKM: FIRST STEPS TLC 10:30 PM 30 0.15 1,209
44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,627
45 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,319
46 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,087
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,056
48 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,972
49 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,952
50 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.14 608
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,072
52 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,079
53 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,866
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,653
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,128
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 977
57 US OPEN: WINGED FOOT GOLF CHANNEL 7:30 AM 390 0.13 841
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 994
59 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:18 PM 42 0.13 365
60 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,820
61 HOMESTEAD RESCUE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 888
62 LOST RESORT TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.13 404
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 2,047
64 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,818
65 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,907
66 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 315
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 888
68 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,912
69 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,779
70 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.11 782
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,653
72 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,681
73 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.11 340
74 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,282
75 2020 CODE MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.11 175
76 GHOST ADV: SCREAMING ROOM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 341
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,159
78 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,182
79 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 15 0.11 242
80 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 336
81 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:15 AM 15 0.10 249
82 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.10 1,977
83 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.10 416
84 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 267
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,278
86 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 245
87 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,076
88 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 685
89 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:30 AM 30 0.09 192
90 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 30 0.09 188
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 220
92 BBCA MOVIE: GOONIES, THE BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 150 0.09 194
93 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.09 301
94 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,273
95 CELEBRITY GAME FACE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.08 352
96 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 207
97 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,109
98 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 98 0.08 468
99 MAFS: AUS SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:38 PM 15 0.08 478
100 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,176
101 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.07 217
102 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 614
103 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.07 320
104 SECRETS IN THE ICE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.07 382
105 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 215
106 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:15 PM 15 0.07 247
107 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 15 0.07 260
108 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 490
109 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.07 555
110 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 257
111 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.07 356
112 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.07 183
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,006
114 BRIDEZILLAS: FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 11 0.07 228
115 TAMAR BRAXTON:GET YA LIFE WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.07 258
116 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,198
117 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 284
118 UNDISPUTED L: 1002 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 157
119 MAFS: AUS FIRST LOOK LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:53 PM 10 0.06 422
120 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 194
121 KARDS KONFIDENTIAL E! 6:58 PM 62 0.06 194
122 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.06 481
123 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 299
124 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 151
125 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 326
126 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.05 174
127 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.05 240
128 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 18 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 228 0.05 398
129 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 200
130 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 293
131 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 120 0.05 361
132 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 177
133 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.05 385
134 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 313
135 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.05 300
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 237
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 264
138 LIVE FROM: US OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 5:00 PM 120 0.04 314
139 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 347
140 ARCA RACING L: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 PM 125 0.04 230
141 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 11:12 PM 61 0.04 80
142 HERD L: 1315 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 101
143 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 155
144 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 176
145 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:30 PM 30 0.04 108
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 228
147 BRIDEZILLAS: FIRST LOOK WETV 12:13 AM 11 0.03 75
148 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 99
149 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.03 389
150 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.03 136

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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. ben

    “On E!, the final season premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was at 0.24”

    this is incorrect. this was the season 19 premiere. season 20 will be the final season.



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