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September 4, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.3.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER and the reruns of THE WALL, SVU and the 8PM BEAT SHAZAM all gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS games were easy winners of Thursday cable at 1.05/0.91.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.50/0.79/4.8M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.28/0.46/3.7M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.19/0.29/1.3M.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.48.  On MTV, DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE rose 0.06 to 0.31, and REVENGE PRANK was steady at 0.14.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC lost 0.04 to 0.31.  On USA, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST edged up 0.02 to 0.23, and a “sneak preview” of BRADSHAW BUNCH was at 0.18.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER was at 0.21/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.16.  On HGTV, CHRISTINA ON THE COAST slipped 0.02 to 0.21, HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.18.  Food Network’s RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE climbed 0.07 to 0.18.  ID’s A SERIAL KILLER AMONG US was at 0.18.  We’s MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP ticked down to 0.16.  Discovery’s HOMESTEAD RESCUE ticked down to 0.14.  TBS’s LOST RESORT ticked up to 0.11.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AUSTRALIA was at 0.08 compared to last week’s 0.08/0.07. The season finale of FXX’s CAKE lost a tick to 0.02/61K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday September 3, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: NUGGETS/CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:23 PM 146 1.05 2,579
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: RAPTORS/CELTICS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:48 PM 143 0.91 2,442
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.50 4,779
4 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:49 PM 49 0.48 1,110
5 NHL SEMI FINALS L: PHILADELPHIA/NY ISLANDERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:06 PM 238 0.48 1,400
6 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.36 4,158
7 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE S2 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.31 550
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.31 1,122
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 3,627
10 NHL SEMI FINALS L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:04 PM 76 0.29 828
11 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 18 0.29 816
12 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.28 3,285
13 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 3,233
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.28 3,743
15 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,814
16 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 9:01 PM 31 0.23 930
17 DR. PIMPLE POPPER:POP UPS TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,392
18 CHRISTINA ON THE COAST HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.21 1,262
19 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,848
20 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.20 1,389
21 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 1,279
22 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.18 772
23 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,611
24 SERIAL KILLER AMONG US PJ: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.18 763
25 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,760
26 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.18 1,305
27 BRADSHAW BUNCH SNEAK PEEK USA NETWORK 9:32 PM 32 0.18 724
28 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: BEFORE TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.16 1,203
29 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,940
30 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 2,092
31 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,697
32 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 465
33 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,863
34 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,741
35 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,084
36 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,703
37 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 2,058
38 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,955
39 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,088
40 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,082
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,960
42 REVENGE PRANK MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.14 301
43 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,750
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 993
45 HOMESTEAD RESCUE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 942
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,055
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,029
48 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,270
49 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,818
50 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,194
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,205
52 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,129
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,695
54 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:20 AM 29 0.13 333
55 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 387
56 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: EARLY ROUND ESPN 7:00 PM 279 0.13 654
57 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,339
58 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:36 PM 24 0.12 1,442
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,058
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,010
61 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,737
62 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 3:18 PM 18 0.12 1,398
63 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,247
64 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 303
65 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 18 0.12 1,273
66 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:50 PM 10 0.12 345
67 LOST RESORT TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.11 422
68 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.11 583
69 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.11 398
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 888
71 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.10 2,008
72 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 298
73 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 1,300
74 TACOMA FD TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.10 185
75 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,146
76 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,146
77 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: EARLY ROUND ESPN 12:00 PM 420 0.10 494
78 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,185
79 TAMAR: GET YA LIFE FL WETV 10:00 PM 15 0.10 290
80 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.09 1,010
81 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 AMC 8:00 PM 135 0.09 404
82 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,295
83 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,171
84 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,186
85 LIGA MX L: PACHUCA / SAN LUIS TUDN 9:58 PM 122 0.08 203
86 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:39 PM 81 0.08 288
87 GHOST ADV: SCREAMING ROOM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 308
88 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.08 682
89 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.08 487
90 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 772
91 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 180 0.08 248
92 MAFS: AUSTRALIA LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.08 469
93 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 30 0.07 190
94 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.07 259
95 BRINGING UP BATES UP 9:00 PM 30 0.07 288
96 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 200
97 TFD: TALKOMA TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.07 133
98 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.07 172
99 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:30 AM 30 0.07 177
100 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.06 165
101 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.06 155
102 UNDISPUTED L: 992 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 139
103 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.06 242
104 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE   L: GERMANY/SPAIN ESPN2 2:30 PM 150 0.06 173
105 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 376
106 BRADSHAW BUNCH SNEAK PEEK USA NETWORK 12:34 AM 32 0.06 240
107 FAST MONEY: N/A CNBC 5:00 PM 120 0.06 292
108 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 560
109 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 11:00 PM 60 0.05 222
110 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 356
111 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 343
112 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 230
113 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 345
114 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 320
115 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.05 382
116 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.05 132
117 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 129
118 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 221
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 243
120 LIGA MX L: QUERETARO / TOLUCA TUDN 7:30 PM 148 0.05 119
121 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.05 291
122 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 296
123 CELEBRITY GAME FACE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.05 127
124 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 305
125 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S2 UNIVERSO 4:30 PM 30 0.04 74
126 NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 36 0.04 153
127 SECRETS IN THE ICE SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 373
128 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 6 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:57 AM 213 0.04 324
129 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 445
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 237
131 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.04 153
132 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 128
133 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S2 UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 30 0.04 61
134 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 206
135 QUIEN DA MAS S2 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.03 73
136 QUIEN DA MAS S8 UNIVERSO 10:30 PM 30 0.03 74
137 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 84
138 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE THU 1: ALEMANIA / ESPANA TUDN 2:30 PM 145 0.03 90
139 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: ARI AT LAD MLB NETWORK 9:55 PM 165 0.03 195
140 PRIME BASEBALL GAME MLB NETWORK 7:57 PM 118 0.03 217
141 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: SECOND ROUND ESPN2 7:00 PM 200 0.03 123
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 123
143 QUIEN DA MAS S8 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 30 0.03 61
144 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 75
145 QUIEN DA MAS S2 UNIVERSO 5:30 PM 30 0.03 87
146 INSANE POOLS REPACK DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 107
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 107
148 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 117
149 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.02 77
150 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.02 96

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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.




10 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Those CNN numbers are hilariously bad. I can see why Republicans ridicule the networks numbers now.


    • Destiny

      9pm news head to head.

      Hannity – 4.16 million, 0.36 18-49
      Maddow – 3.74 million, 0.28 18-49
      Cuomo – 1.34 million, 0.13 18-49

      Rachel Maddow & Sean Hannity consistently do a good job for their respective networks while Cuomo requires a controversy to attract an audience. CNN should just fire him and hire someone that their viewers want to watch.


      • Bruce

        Your number of viewers almost aligns to their 2020 averages.

        Hannity averages 4.19 M
        Maddow averages 3.06 M
        Cuoma averages 1.85 M


  2. Shan

    Cake finale on FXX numbers please.


  3. 69 Road Runner

    Although I never watch, I saw that Anna Faris is leaving the CBS sitcom “Mom.” I thought she was one of the two main characters on that show!


  4. JoeyB

    Any word on Cannonball season finale on USA Network?


  5. ESPN and woke Around the Horn dying like NBA !


    • Jon Sullivan

      Truly pathetic for a show that once was a Top 40 staple, and one of the signature shows from a network that adds 10 bucks to your cable bill.

      Go woke….go broke.


      • Bruce

        LivePD owned primetime on Fridays and Saturdays but the Bolshecrats demanded A&E cancel it. Cancel, suspend…who knows. It’ll probably be back after the election.



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