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November 4, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.3.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The primetime network finals had ABC at 1.6 (down from 2.5/2.7 in 2016, when the network split up its night for ratings purposes), CBS at 1.1 (down from 2.4), NBC at 1.7 (down from 4.0), and FOX at 1.0 (compared to 1.2/0.5).

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The cable news networks were also strikingly down from 4 years ago, with Fox News peaking at 3.45 in the 10PM hour (down from a 4.48 peak in 2016), CNN at 3.29 (down from 5.81), and MSNBC at 1.69 (down from 2.29).  News shows took up all the slots on our Top 50 list, the first time that’s ever happened.  In election-adjacent coverage, Comedy Central’s live THE DAILY SHOW was at 0.13 (with simulcasts on MTV2 at 0.04, on BET at 0.03, on MTV at 0.03, on VH1 at 0.03, on BET Her at 0.01/16K, and on Pop at zero/14K).  Showtime’s live STEPHEN COLBERT special was at 0.03. 

The top-rated non-election-related programming was HGTV’s FIXER TO FABULOUS, down 0.03 to 0.19, with HOUSE HUNTERS INTL down 0.04 to 0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS down 0.06 to 0.14. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday November 3, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 3.45 14,397
2 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 3.43 13,598
3 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 3.39 14,534
4 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 9:00 PM 60 3.29 9,728
5 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 3.26 9,319
6 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 60 3.05 9,181
7 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 11:00 PM 60 3.01 8,493
8 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 3.00 11,502
9 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 2.97 13,332
10 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 7:00 PM 60 2.31 7,359
11 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 60 2.22 6,030
12 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 2.09 10,253
13 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 2.05 7,900
14 DECISION 2020: ELECTION DAY 2020 MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 1.69 7,630
15 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 1:00 AM 60 1.49 4,438
16 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 6:00 PM 60 1.48 5,266
17 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 1.42 5,538
18 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 1.35 6,154
19 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 1.15 6,849
20 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 5:00 PM 60 1.09 4,364
21 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 2:00 AM 60 1.06 3,279
22 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.89 5,032
23 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.85 3,582
24 DECISION 2020: ELECTION DAY 2020 MSNBC 12:00 AM 180 0.85 3,879
25 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.77 5,892
26 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.68 3,227
27 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.61 3,029
28 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.58 2,620
29 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.57 2,511
30 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.55 4,031
31 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.49 3,748
32 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.47 3,588
33 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.47 3,312
34 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.44 2,211
35 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.44 3,591
36 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.44 3,388
37 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.43 3,861
38 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.42 3,069
39 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.39 2,997
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.38 3,306
41 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.36 1,947
42 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.35 2,980
43 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.35 3,069
44 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.32 1,777
45 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.26 2,163
46 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.26 2,387
47 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.25 2,083
48 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.25 2,032
49 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.25 1,344
50 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.22 1,893
51 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,893
52 FIXER TO FABULOUS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,407
53 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.19 625
54 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 979
55 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,836
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,888
57 MORNING JOE: ELECTION DAY 2020 MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.17 1,785
58 FIXER TO FABULOUS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,130
59 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 407
60 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.15 1,110
61 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 405
62 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 386
63 ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 779
64 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.14 706
65 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 1,060
66 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.14 663
67 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 349
68 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 374
69 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 433
70 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 356
71 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 63 0.13 341
72 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 343
73 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.13 687
74 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 318
75 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE TUE 2: REAL MADRID / INTER MILAN TUDN 2:50 PM 130 0.12 281
76 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.12 588
77 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.11 636
78 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 278
79 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 9:30 PM 90 0.09 301
80 LEGO DC SHAZAM: MAGIC AND: LEGO DC SHAZAM: MAGIC AND THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.09 306
81 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 11:07 PM 56 0.09 439
82 UNDISPUTED L: 1035 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 177
83 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.08 507
84 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 15 0.08 232
85 WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE REC TLC 10:00 PM 61 0.08 455
86 BASEBALL ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 221
87 CFP RANKINGS SHOW  L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 255
88 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.08 235
89 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.07 226
90 HERD L: 1348 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 162
91 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.06 264
92 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.06 202
93 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.06 102
94 PRIMAL SURVIVOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 390
95 CBS NEWS 2020: ELECTION N: CBS NEWS 2020: ELECTION NIGHT PREM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 180 0.06 149
96 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-3R2R03H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 274
97 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE TUE 1: LOKOMOTIV MOSKVA VS. ATLETICO DE MADRID TUDN 12:30 PM 140 0.05 119
98 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 109
99 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 266
100 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.05 152
101 PRIMAL SURVIVOR COMP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 340
102 CARS AND STRIPES 2020 MOTOR TREND 7:00 PM 60 0.05 243
103 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 473
104 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 217
105 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 309
106 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 492
107 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 281
108 MISION EUROPA L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 76
109 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.04 69
110 WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE DIG TLC 11:01 PM 59 0.04 330
111 DAILY SHOW MTV2 11:00 PM 63 0.04 51
112 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.04 428
113 AFTER THE BELL FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.04 343
114 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 796 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.04 72
115 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 2:00 PM 60 0.04 237
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 189
117 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 282
118 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 3:00 PM 60 0.04 275
119 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 266
120 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 280
121 MAKING MONEY W/C.PAYNE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 307
122 CARS AND STRIPES 2020: 2 – CARS AND STRIPES PART 2 MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 240 0.03 206
123 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.03 79
124 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 130
125 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.03 445
126 NFL POWER RANKINGS NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.03 102
127 DAILY SHOW BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 PM 65 0.03 73
128 CLAMAN COUNTDOWN, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.03 322
129 YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE: 2020 ELECTION NIGHT CNBC 8:00 PM 180 0.03 127
130 DAILY SHOW MTV 11:00 PM 63 0.03 89
131 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 129
132 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 176
133 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 192
134 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.03 90
135 DAILY SHOW VH1 11:00 PM 63 0.03 48
136 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 61
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 153
138 INSIDE THE NFL 20-21 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 59 0.03 71
139 COLBERT 2020 LIVE ELECT SHOWTIME PRIME 11:00 PM 77 0.03 225
140 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.03 90
141 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 154
142 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 266
143 QUIEN DA MAS S4 UNIVERSO 10:30 PM 30 0.03 68
144 SUPERVIVENCIA AL DESN:EXT DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 66
145 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.02 119
146 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 6:00 AM 60 0.02 86
147 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.02 101
148 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.02 269
149 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.02 80
150 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.02 88

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."




11 Comments


  1. earl

    wgn america 8-11pm ratings?


  2. 69 Road Runner

    Holy cow! The top cable 50 are all election coverage!


  3. Ryan

    Any Newsmax numbers for the election (8-11p)?


  4. don

    daily show was on logo tv too, no? and possibly mtvu and mtv classic?


  5. Bruce

    FNC totaled 140 M viewers during this 24 hours!


    • Destiny

      Seems there may also be election coverage in heaven too as some people are finding evidence that dead people voted for Biden in Michigan. Republicans may need to hire some mediums to compete with the democrats undead canvassing 🤣


  6. Destiny

    Very strange that Fox News called Arizona prematurely with so many votes still uncounted. If they nail their colors to the Democrat mast they’re going to get CNN ratings outside of their usual trio.

    Not gonna lie I’m not a Republican and feel nervous as heck as a vote for Biden is a vote for Harris through the backdoor. Bringing with it a ruinous socialist vision. Just yikes. Hoping for a Disney miracle here.



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