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April 19, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.18.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  THE MIDDLE gained 0.1 in final numbers, and the rerun of THE FLASH lost the same.  Notably, there was no change in the series low NCIS number.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Apr 18.TUE

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Freeform’s final season premiere of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS was at 0.65, down a slim 0.02 from the 2016 premiere.  It served as the lead-in to FAMOUS IN LOVE, which premiered at 0.30, losing about half of the LIARS audience, which is fairly typical for shows in that slot.  The A&E special LA BURNING was at 0.28.  Comedy Central’s  PROBLEMATIC launched at, well, a problematic 0.13.  

Sports dominated the cable night, with both of TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS games on top at 1.36/1.33, led by Chicago vs. Boston.  On USA, WWE SMACKDOWN fell a heavy 0.24 to 0.81, and it was followed by TEAM NINJA WARRIOR at 0.31, less than half of what CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST has been doing at 10PM.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS lost a tenth to 0.62.  Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH shed 0.06 to 0.59, followed by COOPER’S TREASURE at 0.37.  On MTV, THE CHALLENGE rose 0.02 to 0.48, and STRANDED WITH A MILLION DOLLARS ticked up to 0.22.  OWN’s IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG fell 0.09 to 0.44.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN gained 0.04 to 0.42.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE dropped 0.14 to 0.40.  TBS’s THE DETOUR edged up 0.02 to 0.39.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN LA was up 0.03 to 0.34, with an AFTER-SHOW at 0.24.  On Food Network, CHOPPED STAR POWER ticked up to 0.31, and CHOPPED JR ticked down to 0.26.  On TLC, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE shed a tick to 0.29.  On Syfy, FACE OFF slipped 0.02 to 0.27, and COSPLAY MELEE ticked up to 0.15.  FX’s THE AMERICANS sank by 0.02 to 0.16.  BET’s REBEL ticked up to 0.14. WGN’s OUTSIDERS fell 0.08 to 0.13.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Apr 18.TUE

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday April 18, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: CHICAGO/BOSTON TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:09 PM 143 1.36 3,368
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: UTAH/LA CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:32 PM 163 1.33 3,003
3 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.81 2,544
4 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 8:00 PM 62 0.65 1,330
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.62 1,932
6 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 62 0.59 2,088
7 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:15 AM 49 0.59 1,243
8 CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 9:00 PM 61 0.48 794
9 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,865
10 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.42 1,896
11 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 64 0.40 1,160
12 DETOUR, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.39 1,006
13 COOPERS TREASURE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 58 0.37 1,436
14 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.34 925
15 TEAM NINJA WARRIOR USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.31 942
16 CHOPPED STAR POWER FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.31 871
17 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 9:02 PM 60 0.30 653
18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,194
19 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.29 741
20 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 58 0.29 859
21 LA BURNING: THE RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 124 0.28 702
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.28 2,399
23 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,244
24 FACE OFF SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 799
25 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.27 861
26 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.27 2,587
27 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.26 805
28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.26 2,686
29 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,175
30 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,324
31 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.25 2,197
32 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.25 1,991
33 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 2,516
34 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.25 2,034
35 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 482
36 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 75 0.24 1,043
37 LWLA LT LIVE AFTERSHOW LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 30 0.24 750
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.24 1,690
39 RUSTY RIVETS NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 30 0.24 934
40 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.24 1,822
41 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,704
42 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.23 501
43 KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 927
44 STRANDED WITH A MILLION MTV 10:01 PM 61 0.22 406
45 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1  L: MILWAUKEE/TORONTO G2 NBA-TV 7:00 PM 162 0.22 539
46 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,120
47 CONCACAF LC – L: TIGRES / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:54 PM 126 0.22 437
48 NHL QTR FINALS L: EDMONTON/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:55 PM 171 0.22 479
49 NHL QTR FINALS L: MONTREAL/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 175 0.22 576
50 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.21 1,749
51 UEFA CL QUARTER FINALS: REAL MADRID VS BAYERN MUNICH FOX DEPORTES 2:29 PM 176 0.21 419
52 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.21 2,051
53 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 422
54 20/20 ON ID PRSN:HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.20 853
55 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.20 447
56 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,565
57 UCL QUARTERFINAL L: REAL MADRID/BAYERN MUNCHEN FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 174 0.20 439
58 WE BARE BEARS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.19 757
59 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,679
60 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.19 416
61 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,482
62 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 446
63 NHL QTR FINALS L: PITTSBURGH/COLUMBUS CNBC 7:30 PM 163 0.18 415
64 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,699
65 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,505
66 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 985
67 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 337
68 KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.17 747
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,033
70 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 910
71 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.17 569
72 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 1,026
73 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,566
74 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,560
75 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.17 365
76 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 853
77 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.17 740
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,203
79 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 63 0.16 791
80 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.16 480
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 826
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 327
83 COSPLAY MELEE SYFY 10:00 PM 61 0.15 401
84 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.15 312
85 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:15 AM 45 0.15 656
86 REBEL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 64 0.15 440
87 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,442
88 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 290
89 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD HBO PRIME 12:30 PM 123 0.15 388
90 INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGE: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGE HBO PRIME 5:30 PM 120 0.15 371
91 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.15 470
92 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 700
93 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.15 570
94 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 318
95 NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.14 287
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 798
97 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 627
98 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 428
99 DEADPOOL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 108 0.13 312
100 HACK MY LIFE TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.13 285
101 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 280
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 798
103 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 496
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 723
105 OUTSIDERS WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 61 0.13 622
106 PROBLEMATIC COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.13 238
107 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.12 305
108 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 247
109 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 717
110 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 257
111 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.12 455
112 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 5:25 PM 35 0.12 192
113 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 934
114 SPIKE TV MOVIE: I NOW PRNCE CHUCK & LARRY SPIKE TV 6:00 PM 150 0.11 226
115 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.11 237
116 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.11 238
117 NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 9:30 PM 30 0.11 216
118 SPIKE TV MOVIE: PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2009 SPIKE TV 4:00 PM 120 0.11 239
119 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 228
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 282
121 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.10 294
122 REAL SPORTS 17 HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 58 0.09 205
123 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.09 221
124 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 690
125 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.09 189
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 297
127 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.09 209
128 NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 7:30 PM 30 0.09 186
129 CSI: MIAMI BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.09 244
130 MANNS, THE TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.09 235
131 CSI: MIAMI BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.08 219
132 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 21 0.08 278
133 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 186
134 SIMPSONS MOVIE HBO PRIME 4:00 PM 87 0.08 183
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 256
136 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 291
137 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 828
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 287
139 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 4:30 PM 60 0.08 161
140 INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.08 249
141 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.08 169
142 BREAK HBO PRIME 9:48 PM 12 0.08 163
143 P. KING DUCKLING DISNEY JUNIOR 2:30 PM 25 0.08 340
144 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 633
145 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.08 156
146 NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 9:00 PM 30 0.07 167
147 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 933
148 NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS CNBC 10:13 PM 17 0.07 190
149 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 889
150 ER POP 5:00 PM 60 0.07 215

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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.




30 Comments


  1. Amaury

    MECH-X4 on Disney XD at 7:00 AM? Thanks!

    On another note, The Middle did decent! What’s its target audience?


  2. Destiny

    Famous In Love flopped. Worse(For its weekly numbers), it was released online/demand in its entirety. You would have thought Freeform would have learned from Beyond, but clearly not. Expecting a 0.1 in the coming weeks.


    • FlopWatch

      It’s also close ratings wise to where Beyond premiered before that show dropped off.


      • Destiny

        Beyond Premiere: 1.18 million, 0.31 18-49
        Beyond Finale: 0.30 million, 0.09 18-49

        Potential zero rating for Famous In Love in June? Haha.


        • Rithvik Lee Pack

          But freeform said beyond did great with the streaming strategy thats why it got renewed.I dont think they really care too much about the live ratings


          • Destiny

            Freeform are in danger of becoming irrelevant once Pretty Little Liars ends. It has nothing close to it in terms of performance on the air. The streaming may be good for it, but its Nielsen numbers for some its shows are embarrassing.


          • FlopWatch

            Agreed, once PLL ends, they’re in trouble, there’s a reason they’ve been clinging on to that show for so long as they could.


    • rtz6677

      Clearly, Freeform regards the experiment with ”Beyond’s” online release and the resulting traditional tv ratings NOT a failure. Otherwise, they certainly would not have given ”Beyond” a second season AND repeated this experiment with ”Famous in Love.”
      Also, looking at the ratings of other Freeform show during the last couple of months calling ”Famous” a failure is way too early.


      • Destiny

        We’ll have to agree to disagree there. There’s no way that anyone could call Beyonds Nielsen ratings “NOT a failure”. And I thought I was quite clear with my point comparing the two shows with the same release method. I think the resulting weeks numbers will prove me right.


        • ...

          Again, Freeform announced that Famous in Love would utilize the same release method as Beyond on March 9th – almost two weeks after the Beyond season finale aired. They knew the trajectory that shows take when every episode is available and they still released Famous the same way, so I don’t know how Beyond’s ratings could be looked at as a failure. It still has its renewal and it didn’t stop the network from going further with this strategy, which, at their upfront today, their president said would continue post-Famous in Love.


          • FlopWatch

            So then there’s no point in doing both if they already know what they’re going to get.

            Just do streaming only if that’s the factor they’re going for.


          • Destiny

            Freeform renewed Beyond before it reached micro rating level. I don’t expect them to renew it again.


          • Destiny

            @FlopWatch

            Actions speak louder than words. Watch Freeform cancel both shows after two seasons. It’s adorable that people believe everything a network says, or some of the garbage repeated on deadline etc. But neither show would have a future on any network with 0.1s if it happens.


          • FlopWatch

            Agreed, but I’m taking Freeform’s desperation into account.


          • Destiny

            It’s not like any network would admit to something being a complete and utter failure. It sounds like they want to keep trying to get this idea to work.


      • Mitch Salem

        It’s worth noting that VOD/online presentations of TV shows typically prohibit fast-forwarding through commercials. Since advertisers pay for commercials that actually play, in a sense a viewing on that platform is better for Freeform than a DVR viewing that allows fast-forwarding. The question is whether the gross number of viewers makes up for the on-air drop-off, and Freeform’s actions suggest that there’s at least the potential that it does.


        • Shan

          True, however online has limited advertising compared to normal cable so revenue gains are a lot less. As for the ratings I believe Freeform are trying to hook an online audience to watch later seasons that will not be online before the cable airdate.


      • FlopWatch

        The problem is that they’re trying to do both, you pick one or the other, in Freeform’s case, they should just go 100% streaming at this point once PLL ends.


        • Shan

          So you mean Disney should scrap the channel and just do shows for their Hulu co-venture?


          • FlopWatch

            Yes, they’re already renewing shows based on it, so there’s no point in airing it weekly anymore especially nowadays with PLL on its way out.


  3. Rithvik Lee Pack

    Yea after PLL ends they need to somehow get something that will give them a hit


    • FlopWatch

      They’ve been trying that for years, it hasn’t worked.


      • Destiny

        They have two Marvel branded shows upcoming, but I think the brand is becoming a little oversaturated on the TV front. I’m not sure if they will do well.


        • Rithvik Lee Pack

          i think those marvel shows won’t be super successful compared to PLL but it think they will be more successful than the other shows on the network


          • Destiny

            I really wouldn’t be surprised if Cloak & Dagger went all in on the relationship stuff over the superhero part. It’d probably be cheaper.


          • FlopWatch

            Yeah, it’s not likely they’ll touch PLL numbers. Freeform has tried and failed for years.


        • FlopWatch

          They’re desperate so I can see why.



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