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March 16, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.14.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  We’re continuing to provide our analysis of broadcast ratings in the Network Finals posts as Nielsen catches up.

NBC:  THIS IS US, as expected, towered over the night, up 0.4 from last week to a series high 3.4. That huge lead-in made the 1.4 for the series premiere of TRIAL & ERROR look less than thrilling, and its 2d episode was down to 1.0.  The good news for TRIAL is that it will continue to have a strong lead-in from THE VOICE, which was down 0.1 from last Tuesday to 2.5.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE rose 0.1 to 1.6, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE stayed at 1.4.  In the 9PM hour, FRESH OFF THE BOAT held at 1.1, but THE REAL O’NEALS was down 0.1 to 0.8.  PEOPLE ICONS finished the night up 0.1 to 0.6.

CBS:  NCIS dropped 0.1 to 1.5, and a 2-hour NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was at 0.2, up 0.1 from last week’s regular 1-hour episode.

FOX:  NEW GIRL returned from a 2-week break down 0.1 to 0.8.  After a 0.5 rerun of THE MICK, BONES was steady at 0.7.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.9) and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.5) held last week’s numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 14.TUE

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  MSNBC’s THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW ran 2 pages of a 2005 Donald Trump tax return all the way to the top slot on Wednesday cable at 1.00, more than triple the 18-49 rating for the highest rated show on Fox News.  (Considering that the show took an extended time to say very little, it’s not sure how many new viewers will come back.)  On USA, WWE SMACKDOWN was steady at 0.89, and CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST was down 0.06 to 0.71.  HGTV’s FIXER UPPER gained 0.03 to 0.72, HOUSE HUNTERS was up 0.03 to 0.50, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL rose 0.04 to 0.42.  OWN’s THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS rose 0.07 to 0.67.  The NCAA TOURNAMENT began with play-in games on Tru at 0.63/0.39.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS climbed 0.04 to 0.62, and IMPOSTERS was up 0.08 to 0.31.  Discovery’s MOONSHINERS fell 0,08 to 0.53 (it was preceded by a related lead-in special at 0.33), and KILLING FIELDS ticked up to 0.39.  On MTV, THE CHALLENGE edged up 0.03 to 0.52, and STRANDED WITH A MILLION ticked up to 0.21.  Comedy Central’s TOSH.0 climbed 0.06 to 0.44, and DETROITERS had a 0.08 bump to 0.24.  TBS’s THE DETOUR ticked up to 0.44.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN: LA rose 0.03 to 0.35.  BET’s BEING MARY JANE dropped 0.03 to 0.34.  On Food Network, CHOPPED gained 0.04 to 0.33.  Syfy’s FACE OFF climbed 0.04 to 0.30.  Freeform’s THE FOSTERS returned at 0.28.  On TLC, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE added 0.02 for 0.26, and SHE’S IN CHARGE was down 0.06 to 0.10.  FX’s THE AMERICANS held at 0.24.  WGNAmerica’s OUTSIDERS lost a tick to 0.20.  On TV Land, TEACHERS shed a tick to 0.14, and THROWING SHADE remained at 0.08.  Spike’s ADAM CAROLLA & FRIENDS was at 0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 14.TUE

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday March 14, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1.00 4,130
2 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.89 2,628
3 FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.72 3,236
4 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 31 0.71 1,953
5 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.67 2,621
6 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRTU-2: KANSAS ST/WAKE FOREST TRUTV 9:09 PM 160 0.63 1,807
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.62 1,654
8 MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.53 1,551
9 CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 61 0.52 860
10 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-BRG-TU TRUTV 8:51 PM 18 0.50 1,390
11 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.50 2,208
12 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.47 2,700
13 TOSH.O COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.44 766
14 DETOUR, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.44 1,036
15 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.42 1,841
16 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRTU-1: MT ST MARYS/NEW ORLEANS TRUTV 6:32 PM 139 0.39 1,260
17 KILLING FIELDS SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.39 1,220
18 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.38 1,682
19 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.35 993
20 BEING MARY JANE S4 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.34 903
21 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.33 976
22 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.33 958
23 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.32 3,543
24 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.31 2,698
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,015
26 IMPOSTERS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.31 872
27 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.30 779
28 FACE OFF SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.30 807
29 WEB OF LIES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,165
30 MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.28 1,001
31 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,197
32 FOSTERS, THE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.28 705
33 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.27 616
34 WHO KILLED JANE DOE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,172
35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,097
36 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-POST-TU TRUTV 11:49 PM 31 0.26 678
37 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.26 874
38 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 2,431
39 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.24 1,335
40 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.24 768
41 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 69 0.24 944
42 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VS. PUERTO RICO MLB NETWORK 9:00 PM 210 0.24 553
43 DETROITERS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.24 426
44 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.24 524
45 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,807
46 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.23 482
47 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:03 PM 58 0.23 589
48 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 59 0.23 498
49 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHILADELPHIA/GOLDEN STATE NBA-TV 10:30 PM 175 0.23 597
50 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 2,579
51 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: GEORGIA TECH/INDIANA ESPN 9:02 PM 121 0.22 850
52 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,540
53 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,170
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,166
55 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.22 1,848
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.22 1,817
57 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.22 457
58 STRANDED WITH A MILLION MTV 10:01 PM 62 0.21 406
59 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.21 448
60 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.21 1,016
61 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.21 472
62 CLOUDY THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.21 821
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,045
64 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,120
65 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 432
66 OUTSIDERS WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.20 728
67 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,909
68 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.20 883
69 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 914
70 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.19 411
71 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 992
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.19 1,076
73 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,531
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,444
75 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,010
76 COLLEGE GAMENIGHT       L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 388
77 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,783
78 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,547
79 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.17 356
80 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,547
81 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 994
82 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.16 392
83 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.16 336
84 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 364
85 COPA MX – L: SANTOS / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:55 PM 122 0.15 299
86 COLLEGE GAMENIGHT       L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.15 319
87 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,562
88 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,338
89 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: VALPARAISO/ILLINOIS ESPN 7:00 PM 122 0.15 555
90 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 605
91 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,502
92 BIZARRE FOODS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 436
93 TEACHERS TV LAND 10:00 PM 31 0.14 535
94 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.14 533
95 UCL ROUND OF 16 L: LEICESTER CITY/SEVILLA FOX SPORTS 1 3:30 PM 150 0.13 324
96 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 497
97 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,042
98 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 811
99 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: DETROIT/CLEVELAND NBA-TV 7:02 PM 145 0.13 317
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 745
101 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.12 260
102 WATER & POWER: CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 90 0.12 534
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 882
104 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 663
105 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 974
106 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.11 317
107 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN 6:00 AM 240 0.11 252
108 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.11 396
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 866
110 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 842
111 SHES IN CHARGE TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.10 398
112 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:27 PM 63 0.10 268
113 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.10 185
114 PARTNER, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 344
115 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 891
116 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC MLB NETWORK 12:30 AM 60 0.10 225
117 NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RIS HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 92 0.10 249
118 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 860
119 MIKE THE KNIGHT NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.10 500
120 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 1:25 AM 22 0.10 211
121 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 308
122 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/MONTREAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:32 PM 168 0.09 265
123 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 790
124 ADAM CAROLLA AND FRIENDS SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 62 0.09 260
125 COPA MX – L: TIJUANA / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:57 PM 125 0.09 202
126 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 778
127 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 814
128 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 844
129 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.09 241
130 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.09 188
131 PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL HBO PRIME 3:45 PM 113 0.08 238
132 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.08 242
133 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 804
134 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRE-TU TRUTV 6:00 PM 32 0.08 263
135 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 836
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 507
137 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 583
138 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 574
139 THROWING SHADE TV LAND 10:31 PM 30 0.08 318
140 COLLEGE GAMENIGHT       L: N/A ESPN2 4:30 PM 150 0.08 183
141 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 512
142 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:47 AM 30 0.08 163
143 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.07 178
144 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 430
145 SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.07 354
146 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 451
147 BATTLE EX BESTIES OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.07 162
148 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 179
149 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: RICHMOND/ALABAMA ESPN2 9:16 PM 123 0.07 249
150 CONCACAF LDC TUE 10P: TIGRES UANL / VANCOUVER WHITECAPS GALAVISION 10:00 PM 122 0.07 143

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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.




20 Comments


  1. Destiny

    I believe that’s a new series low for NCIS. Trial and Error didn’t do great. This is Us as always did fantastically. There’s a whole bunch of mediocre performers on broadcast this week.


    • Destiny

      Oh, and The Expanse got renewed for a third season. I did say the show was in no danger at all. :)


      • Shan

        Wow. On a low rated network with most shows filmed in cheaper Canada, what a surprise. When will comcast cut their loses with this network?


        • Destiny

          Not a fan I see. Though I can’t say I remember a comment from you where you’re positive about something.


          • Shan

            No I’m not a fan of fantasy fluff. The point is Comcast wouldn’t even be breaking even on the costs for running that network. A non-US distribution revenue would be a minor boost. Syfy makes no financial sense in it’s current state.


          • Destiny

            The Expanse is Science fiction series, not fantasy. It’s owned and produced by the Alcon Television Group(Who are a division of Alcon Entertainment). The Syfy channel only pays for the license fee. Which clearly is at a level where both parties are happy. What makes you think the network is losing money on the show?


          • Shan

            I’m saying the whole network is a money burner. And Expanse has no real practical science elements, it’s completely based in fantasy.


      • CMM

        I, for one, will be interested in seeing what the ratings will be for SyFy’s three night binge of the upcoming season of 12 Monkeys.

        I can’t tell if that’s a gimmick, desperation, brilliant, or stupid. Or, a stupidly brilliant desperate gimmick?


        • Destiny

          The second season of 12 Monkeys was ultra low rated. It had a series low of 0.08 and rounded to a 0.2 only once during its second season. Why drag something out that could get super embarrassing for you?

          I don’t think fans should question this. You’ve got a miracle final season, and a “Binge” worthy third season offered up in good faith. Enjoy it lol..


    • Dang This Is Us pulled in big numbers for the finale that is amazing but as for Trial and Error if the ratings don’t get pulled up soon then they can forget about another season


      • Destiny

        Trial and Error reminds me of The Carmichael Shows performance during the first season. Because of the lead-in the first episode of the night did well, and then it dropped off quite a bit for the following episode. There was another sitcom that followed the two episodes a night format that performed similarly during 2015 but the name escapes me.


      • FlopWatch

        NBC is still struggling on the comedy front, Superstore (and TGP to an extent) only gave them a foothold but not enough for any expansion.


        • Destiny

          I would expect the show to collapse during the second season if renewed and not placed in a similar slot. The Good Place/Superstore at least have proven they have an established audience.

          The best way to describe TaEs performance is to simply say it started in a medium place.


          • FlopWatch

            Agreed and even then, Superstore/TGP have been marginal but have proven to be very steady.


          • Destiny

            I’m happy to give Trial and Error the benefit of the doubt though as it did air at 10pm. I’m interested to see how the show performs when it airs from 9pm.


  2. Amaury

    Hunter Street is not doing too bad.


  3. Dyshpo

    People do care about Trump tax returns and Russian connection. Maddow is right Trump wrong about interest in his dirty dealings.


  4. MM

    WOW Rachel Maddow-Number 1 Trump Tax Returns,that supposedly no one cares about. Sure brought the viewers good for her!!


  5. evschweik

    Do you have Milo Murphy’s Law on Disney XD at 7:00 am?



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