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January 21, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.19.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  there were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for the 9PM NCIS and FBI: MOST WANTED.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Cable on the day before inauguration was dominated by CNN, which held 15 of the Top 17 slots, topped by CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.77/1.01/3.9M, and with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.51/0.83/4.9M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.29/0.53/3.6M.  The top-rated non-news show was History’s CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, up 0.02 to 0.58, with THE PROOF IS OUT THERE at 0.25/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.26/0.21.  Discovery’s MOONSHINERS was at 0.29/0.26 compared to last week’s 0.30/0.18.  On TLC, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE gained 0.02 to 0.28, 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS dropped 0.05 to 0.21, and UNPOLISHED was up 0.02 to 0.15.  On MTV, TEEN MOM rose 0.04 to 0.27, and CATFISH ticked up to 0.16.  Food Network’s CHOPPED fell 0.06 to 0.22, and SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT was down 0.02 to 0.13.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.20.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS dipped 0.03 to 0.17.  On ID, MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND ticked down to 0.16, and DEAD SILENT was down 0.03 to 0.15. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday January 19, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.77 3,936
2 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.76 4,398
3 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.72 3,607
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.70 4,089
5 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.70 3,672
6 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.64 3,634
7 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.60 3,710
8 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.58 2,922
9 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.54 3,525
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.51 4,869
11 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.51 3,176
12 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.49 2,443
13 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.46 2,892
14 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.42 2,510
15 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.38 2,060
16 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.36 1,867
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.36 2,227
18 REIDOUT SPECIAL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.35 3,406
19 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.32 2,996
20 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.31 2,056
21 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.31 3,110
22 MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,181
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 3,644
24 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.29 2,856
25 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,096
26 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.27 1,416
27 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.27 3,090
28 TEEN MOM II: BRIANAS FAM MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.27 535
29 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.26 3,613
30 MOONSHINERS: MASTER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,009
31 PROOF IS OUT THERE HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.25 1,373
32 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.25 733
33 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,399
34 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 3,045
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.23 1,838
36 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 808
37 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,289
38 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: DUKE/PITTSBURGH ESPN 9:09 PM 126 0.22 640
39 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 964
40 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.21 2,195
41 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.21 2,051
42 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.21 1,513
43 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 31 0.20 1,264
44 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.19 634
45 PROOF IS OUT THERE HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.18 1,072
46 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.18 2,095
47 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 11 0.17 473
48 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.17 550
49 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,954
50 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,085
51 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8C MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 392
52 MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 910
53 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,366
54 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 2,012
55 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,846
56 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,948
57 DEAD SILENT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.15 756
58 UNPOLISHED TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 592
59 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TENNESSEE/FLORIDA ESPN 7:00 PM 129 0.15 558
60 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,847
61 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:15 PM 60 0.14 377
62 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 926
63 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: NEW ORLEANS/UTAH NBA-TV 9:00 PM 139 0.14 373
64 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,780
65 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/LEICESTER NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:10 PM 133 0.14 314
66 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,311
67 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,589
68 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 352
69 SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.13 557
70 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 365
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,389
72 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,313
73 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 255
74 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: MARYLAND/MICHIGAN FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 126 0.12 400
75 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 319
76 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,660
77 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 280
78 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.11 490
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 285
80 LIFE BELOW ZERO NEXT GEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 61 0.11 663
81 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,374
82 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.11 455
83 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.10 584
84 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.10 273
85 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.10 260
86 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:15 AM 60 0.10 292
87 PORT PROTECTION ALASKA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:01 PM 60 0.10 707
88 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,419
89 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 60 0.09 223
90 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 200
91 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,492
92 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,332
93 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,393
94 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.09 585
95 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 182
96 CELEBRITY GAME FACE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.09 290
97 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 181
98 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,295
99 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.08 234
100 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.08 215
101 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:59 PM 170 0.08 222
102 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 278
103 LBZ NORTHERN TERRITORIES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:01 PM 60 0.08 683
104 AMERICAN AGENDA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 2:00 PM 180 0.08 427
105 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.08 840
106 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 779
107 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.07 355
108 DINO RANCH DISNEY JUNIOR 12:30 PM 25 0.07 229
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,072
110 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 260
111 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ALABAMA/LSU ESPN2 9:05 PM 126 0.06 199
112 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 1:01 AM 61 0.06 280
113 UNDISPUTED L: 1089 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 160
114 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 559
115 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 252
116 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.06 398
117 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 160
118 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 11:19 PM 71 0.05 147
119 NATIONAL REPORT: N/A NEWSMAX TV 9:00 AM 180 0.05 367
120 HERD L: 1403 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 143
121 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-2R3R08H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 263
122 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 199
123 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 523
124 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: PURDUE / OHIO STATE BIG TEN NETWORK 6:32 PM 134 0.05 315
125 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.05 397
126 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: SETON HALL/VILLANOVA FOX SPORTS 1 9:09 PM 122 0.05 190
127 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:23 PM 37 0.05 94
128 FOX BET LIVE D FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 30 0.05 108
129 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 290
130 STREETS OF DREAMS CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 229
131 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.05 110
132 SUPERVIVENCIA AL DESN:EXT DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 74
133 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 10 0.04 83
134 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 30 0.04 103
135 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.04 110
136 UNDERGROUND ON OWN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.04 270
137 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 314
138 TRAS LA PISTA DEL ORO DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 11:00 PM 60 0.04 84
139 QUIEN DA MAS S6 UNIVERSO 10:30 PM 30 0.04 113
140 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:49 PM 41 0.04 102
141 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 108
142 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: PENN STATE / ILLINOIS BIG TEN NETWORK 8:46 PM 134 0.04 274
143 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 91
144 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 336
145 IMPACT WRESTLING: 2103 AXS TV 8:00 PM 120 0.03 147
146 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 84
147 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 188
148 UNDERGROUND ON OWN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 271
149 RECUPERANDO MINAS DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 63
150 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.03 65

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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. Matt

    Fake News Channel took a slump in the ratings huh?



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