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February 18, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.16.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for BLACK-ISH, BIG SKY and YOUNG ROCK.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  CNN’s PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL led Tuesday cable at 0.53/0.75/3.6M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.23/0.45/3.5M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.22/0.39/3.2M.  History’s CURSE OF OAK ISLAND dropped 0.07 to 0.49.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.36/0.34.  On TLC, 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS jumped 0.14 to 0.29, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE rose 0.08 to 0.25, and UNPOLISHED ticked up to 0.15.  On MTV, TEEN MOM edged up 0.02 to 0.27.  On BET, the season premiere of THE OVAL was at 0.25 (plus 0.01/28K via BET Her simulcast) which compared to 0.28 (BET) + 0.17 (VH1) + 0.02 (BET Her) for its 2019 series premiere, and MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY was at 0.25.  Discovery’s MOONSHINERS was at 0.21/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.23/0.15.  On Food Network, CHOPPED slipped 0.02 to 0.21.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS ticked up to 0.18.   The season premiere of OWN’s QUEEN SUGAR was at 0.17, down 0.04 from its last premiere in 2019.  TBS’s THE MISERY INDEX fell 0.08 to 0.17.  HGTV’s HOME AGAIN WITH THE FORDS ticked up to 0.17, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.04 to 0.14.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.16/0.14.  The season premiere of USA’s TEMPTATION ISLAND was at 0.15.  On VH1, BASKETBALL WIVES lost 0.05 to 0.13. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday February 16, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CNN PRES TOWN HALL CNN 9:00 PM 73 0.53 3,639
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.49 2,797
3 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:13 PM 47 0.39 2,253
4 NBA BASKETBALL: NETS/SUNS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:30 PM 146 0.36 984
5 NBA BASKETBALL: PELICANS/GRIZZLIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:08 PM 142 0.34 943
6 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,039
7 TEEN MOM SSN 9 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.27 572
8 OVAL, THE S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:30 PM 60 0.25 1,004
9 MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY: MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 150 0.25 1,085
10 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.25 1,038
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 3,502
12 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,852
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,216
14 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.21 635
15 MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.21 991
16 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 917
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,980
18 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 3,058
19 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,576
20 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 38 0.20 575
21 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,405
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,300
23 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,444
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,425
25 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:56 AM 69 0.19 407
26 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.18 527
27 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,146
28 QUEEN SUGAR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.17 753
29 MISERY INDEX, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.17 544
30 HOME AGAIN WITH THE FORDS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,169
31 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MICHIGAN STATE/PURDUE ESPN 7:00 PM 134 0.16 648
32 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,167
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,287
34 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 390
35 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.16 532
36 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,334
37 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 10 0.15 526
38 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.15 611
39 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,196
40 TEMPTATION ISLAND USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.15 453
41 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 2,051
42 UNPOLISHED TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.15 576
43 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: MENS & WMNS QRTRFNLS ESPN 9:14 PM 121 0.15 612
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,281
45 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,168
46 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 31 0.15 1,075
47 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.14 396
48 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,699
49 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.14 1,040
50 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,835
51 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.13 2,097
52 BASKETBALL WIVES 9 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.13 400
53 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 30 0.13 423
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,177
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,095
56 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,436
57 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,450
58 MOONSHINERS: MASTER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 639
59 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,867
60 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 340
61 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:15 PM 60 0.12 330
62 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: BARCELONA VS. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TUDN 2:30 PM 150 0.11 270
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,477
64 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,875
65 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 381
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,431
67 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,265
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 975
69 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 231
70 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:15 AM 60 0.10 270
71 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.10 352
72 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,642
73 PORT PROTECTION ALASKA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 747
74 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,246
75 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 271
76 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,428
77 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,245
78 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: FLORIDA/ARKANSAS ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.09 471
79 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 782
80 DEER SQUAD NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.09 309
81 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 60 0.09 223
82 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,279
83 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:15 AM 45 0.09 180
84 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:17 PM 43 0.09 1,423
85 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,263
86 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 63 0.08 262
87 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:03 PM 57 0.08 240
88 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: COUPLES RETREAT PARAMOUNT 10:30 PM 180 0.08 205
89 E:60 ESPN2 9:04 PM 60 0.08 329
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,360
91 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.08 279
92 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,213
93 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 294
94 LIFE BELOW ZERO NEXT GEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 650
95 FOOD PARADISE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.08 304
96 LBZ NORTHERN TERRITORIES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 626
97 UNDERGROUND ON OWN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.08 281
98 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.08 572
99 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: MENS & WMNS QRTRFNLS ESPN2 11:00 PM 180 0.08 290
100 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 585
101 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,095
102 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,027
103 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.07 488
104 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.07 503
105 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,351
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,156
107 FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.07 172
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 1,101
109 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 153 0.06 200
110 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 17 0.06 1,171
111 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.06 190
112 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.06 199
113 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 475
114 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.06 181
115 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 167
116 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 823
117 IMPACT WRESTLING: 2107 AXS TV 8:00 PM 120 0.06 197
118 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.06 192
119 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 178
120 AUTO MUNDIAL MOTOR TREND 7:00 PM 30 0.05 194
121 DEER SQUAD NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.05 215
122 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 224
123 HERD L: 1425 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 141
124 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 542
125 UNDISPUTED L: 1109 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 123
126 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:36 AM 24 0.04 173
127 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 129
128 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 296
129 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 286
130 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN: MEN/WOMEN QTRFINALS ESPN2 2:00 PM 150 0.04 259
131 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: MENS & WMNS QRTRFNLS ESPN2 6:00 AM 156 0.04 166
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 123
133 AUSTRALIAN OPEN: AUS OPEN ATPWTA:WQ3 MUCK/BARA TENNIS CHANNEL 7:04 PM 137 0.04 372
134 GET A CLUE GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.04 372
135 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.04 126
136 MTV DOCUMENTARY PRESENTS MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.04 90
137 FLIPPING BANGERS MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.04 149
138 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 338
139 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.04 410
140 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 325
141 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 2:02 AM 58 0.03 80
142 IMPACT IN 60 AXS TV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 111
143 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 349
144 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 191
145 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.03 206
146 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.03 377
147 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 106
148 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 312
149 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 430
150 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.03 256

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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. Mikrobi

    Do you have the ratings for “Before The Impact” on AXS TV at 7:00 PM please?


  2. 69 Road Runner

    I totally would love to see the premiere of Lois & Clark perform a miracle and pull a 1.0 for The CW next Tuesday, but I just don’t feel the excitement in the air like there was a few years ago before The Flash debuted.


    • 69 Road Runner

      I meant Superman & Lois! That’s not a good sign that I can’t even remember the name of the dang show!


    • Raiderguy

      Highly, highly doubtful, though I will be watching! I’ve seen good buzz for it and it’s a series premier so I’ll go as high as 0.6 for it, but no higher.


    • tv_viewer

      The actors who play Superman and Lois already appeared on Supergirl and the other arrowverse shows on Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. Look at Batwoman season 1 premiere’s rating of 0.4. Ruby Rose showed up in the Elseworlds crossover. Superman and Lois might premiere at a 0.5 rating.


  3. Rilm

    nice pop for Big Fat Fabulous Life for the finale


  4. Amaury

    CNN, with the exception of the town hall last night, and MSNBC are starting to go back down. Fox News starting to go back up again.


    • Bruce

      “…starting to go back down…” Compared to what?

      Before the Election, Fox News was totaling more viewers per day then CNN and MSNBC combined.

      Since the Election, each network has been totaling about 1/3 of the total viewers: FNC: 34.73%, CNN: 37.01% and MSNBC: 26.91%.

      Also, for the week of 14 Feb 21, FNC scored last for total viewers: FNC: 210.45 M, CNN: 257.29 M and MSNBC: 211.54 M.

      Fox News isn’t going “back up again.”


  5. scott hawbaker

    Wow, Tennis Channel made the top 150, that may be a first!



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