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April 22, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.21.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The NEW AMSTERDAM rerun lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  History’s THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND led Tuesday cable, up 0.05 to 0.72, with THE SECRETS OF SKINWALKER RANCH up 0.02 to 0.34.  Fox News’s coverage of the daily White House briefing via SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRET BAIER topped cable news at 0.58/0.89/5.2M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.34/0.50/2.2M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.27/0.41/3M.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES edged up 0.02 to 0.48.  Discovery’s THE DEADLIEST CATCH was at 0.39/0.33/0.28 compared to last week’s 0.45/0.40.  MTV’s TEEN MOM gained 0.04 to 0.39.  TBS’s THE LAST OG jumped 0.12 to 0.35.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.32 compared to last week’s 0.23/0.21 and ACCUSED: GUILTY OR INNOCENT premiered at 0.32.  On TLC, LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD ticked down to 0.32, and 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS ticked up to 0.25.  On HGTV, BARGAIN MANSIONS climbed 0.02 to 0.27, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL rose 0.05 to 0.21, and HOUSE HUNTERS was up a tick to 0.20.  On Food Network, SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT shed a tick to 0.26, and CHOPPED was steady at 0.26.  VH1’s WILD N OUT grew by 0.06 to 0.20.  OWN’s IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG lost 0.03 to 0.17.  On ID, DIABOLICAL slipped 0.02 to 0.16, and REASONABLE DOUBT was down 0.02 to 0.14.  ONE DAY AT A TIME returned to a simulcast format on TV Land at 0.06, and on Pop was down 0.02 to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday April 21, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.72 3,615
2 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.58 5,203
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.48 1,273
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.46 4,697
5 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.42 3,615
6 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.40 4,369
7 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.39 1,577
8 TEEN MOM SSN 8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.39 837
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.38 4,134
10 LAST OG, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.35 842
11 SECRET SKINWALKER RANCH HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.34 2,172
12 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.34 2,192
13 DEADLIEST CATCH:BLOODLINE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 62 0.33 1,320
14 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,125
15 ACCUSED: GUILTY OR INNCNT A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.32 1,055
16 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,943
17 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.31 1,758
18 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.30 3,403
19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.30 1,950
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.30 1,851
21 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.29 1,852
22 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,724
23 DEADLIEST CATCH SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:04 PM 57 0.28 1,128
24 BARGAIN MANSIONS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,453
25 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,027
26 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.26 1,741
27 SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.26 900
28 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 925
29 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.25 1,258
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.25 1,634
31 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.24 869
32 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.24 2,313
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.24 1,457
34 BARGAIN MANSIONS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,109
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.23 1,526
36 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 33 0.23 773
37 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.23 1,936
38 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.22 453
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.22 1,620
40 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,341
41 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.21 1,393
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,489
43 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.21 2,064
44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.21 1,053
45 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT 15 VH1 8:00 PM 30 0.20 402
46 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.20 1,276
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,330
48 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 5:46 PM 71 0.19 1,755
49 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,004
50 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,862
51 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,732
52 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,940
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 2,099
54 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.17 946
55 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,681
56 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.17 2,280
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 2,145
58 DIABOLICAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.16 796
59 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 386
60 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 46 0.16 1,915
61 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,012
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,119
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 2,172
64 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.15 452
65 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:57 PM 63 0.15 1,771
66 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 58 0.15 484
67 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,720
68 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 10:00 PM 31 0.14 291
69 REASONABLE DOUBT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 690
70 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 329
71 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L: NFL NATION MOCK DRAFT ESPN 3:30 PM 120 0.13 353
72 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:30 AM 30 0.13 1,272
73 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 10:52 AM 38 0.13 1,460
74 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,253
75 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,307
76 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 889
77 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,596
78 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,510
79 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,237
80 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.12 263
81 SP FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 60 0.11 620
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 52 0.11 1,392
83 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 301
84 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,453
85 DARK SIDE OF THE RING VICE 10:00 PM 60 0.10 221
86 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 1,354
87 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 243
88 RUSTY RIVETS NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.09 375
89 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,195
90 CLASSICS MLB GAME: 1995: NY YANKEES/SEATTLE ESPN 7:00 PM 240 0.09 256
91 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 654
92 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.08 232
93 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 238
94 HOT ONES: THE GAME SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.08 166
95 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 437
96 QUIEN DA MAS UNIVERSO 10:30 PM 30 0.08 167
97 QUIEN DA MAS UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 30 0.08 183
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 216
99 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-7R1R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 285
100 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.08 448
101 SEVEN WORLDS: BEST OF: N/A BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 120 0.08 320
102 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 394
103 QUIEN DA MAS S8 UNIVERSO 9:30 PM 30 0.08 181
104 PROFIT AN INSIDE LOOK CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 292
105 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.08 202
106 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.08 303
107 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 412
108 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.07 240
109 MAN V. FOOD COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.07 223
110 LBZ: PORT PROTECTION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.07 641
111 BUILDING OFF THE GRID DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 381
112 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 232
113 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.06 268
114 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 382
115 ONE DAY AT A TIME TV LAND 9:30 PM 31 0.06 368
116 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 373
117 GHOST NATION REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 212
118 HOT ONES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.06 102
119 NFL DRAFT: 2017 NFL DRAFT: ROUND 1 ESPN2 8:00 PM 210 0.06 142
120 SPOOLIN UP W THE DEBERTIS MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 198
121 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.06 151
122 WWE BEST OF FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 60 0.05 299
123 QUIEN DA MAS S8 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.05 123
124 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 279
125 ONE DAY AT A TIME POP 9:30 PM 31 0.05 138
126 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.05 171
127 WWE 24 REVOLUTIONARY FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 60 0.05 214
128 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 474
129 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.05 324
130 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.05 184
131 BEST THING I EVER ATE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.05 312
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 226
133 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 287
134 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.04 127
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 205
136 TIME MACHINE: NAZIS ON DRUGS:HITLER..BLITZKRIEG HISTORY 8:00 AM 120 0.04 224
137 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 578
138 MONK SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 189
139 PATH TO THE DRAFT NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.04 124
140 BLACK WOMEN OWN THE CONV OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.04 250
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 301
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 220
143 HERD: COLIN COWHERD L: 1217 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 93
144 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.04 94
145 MONK SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 165
146 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.03 270
147 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 225
148 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 164
149 MONK SUNDANCE TV 12:00 AM 60 0.03 168
150 UNDISPUTED SP L: 906 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.03 91

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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."




13 Comments


  1. JoeyB

    Any word on these for FS1

    7 PM – WWE Becky Lynch’s Most Memorable Matches.

    10 PM – WWE 24: Becky Lynch – The Man

    11 PM – WWE Backstage

    Thank you


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, we don’t provide ratings for sports programming too low to hit either our weekly Skedball post or the night’s Top 150.


  2. 69 Road Runner

    Does cable news historically have this many shows packed at the top of the cable list? Or are their healthy ratings a byproduct of the pandemic panic?


    • Mitch Salem

      It’s the pandemic. Cable news networks usually only see ratings like this at times of national crisis or for special events like debates, election coverage, etc.


      • Amaury

        Even without something major, I still see the news channels in the top 50 chart above. Like Hannity is usually more in the 3–3.5 million range for total viewers when there’s nothing major going on.


    • LMH

      Hey, do you have the numbers for “Adventures in Love and Babysitting” at 2 PM ET on Hallmark Channel? It was a Hallmark Channel Premiere. Thanks!


    • Bruce

      Historically, cable-news shows rarely make the Top-5 unless there is something happening during a cable-news show. For example, a State-of-the-Union Address, Coronavirus Task Force briefing or when Mueller spoke publicly about Trump-Russia Investigation.

      This is a unique time for cable-news because we’ve been on lockdown for over a month, the Task Force briefings are scoring ratings gold and the media is manufacturing political drama to keep us tuned.

      However, the 24-hour viewership for each cable-news network is beginning to drop. At the end of March; CNN, FNC and MSNBC had doubled their viewership during the day but these numbers are dropping. For example, on 23 Mar (Mon), FNC totaled 67.3 M viewers for the day but it’s dropped into the 50’s and now 40’s since.


      • Mark Freeland

        Only i the 18-49 group not in total viewers fox news always have high numbers in viewers


        • Bruce

          No, I’m referring to total viewers for a 24-hour period. All ages and no demographics. You’re right about the “high numbers” for FNC but CNN, MSNBC and ESPN as well. These 4 networks are consistently Top-4.


  3. Jake

    The CNBC daytime lineup is climbing higher up this chart. Financial networks, like cable news, benefiting from these unusual times as well perhaps.


  4. Liam

    Hello, do you have the numbers for “Adventures in Love and Babysitting” on Hallmark Channel, it aired at 2 PM ET and was a Hallmark Channel premiere. Thanks so much and keep up the great work on the site!


  5. Liam

    Hello, do you have the ratings for Hallmark Channel’s “Adventures in Love and Babysitting”? It aired at 2 PM ET, it was a Hallmark Channel premiere. Thank you so much in advance, enjoy the site and keep up the great work!


    • Liam

      Mitch, I see I accidentally commented multiple times, my apologies, my first time ever commenting on the site so not sure how it happened. If you are able to provide the ratings for ‘Adventures in Love and Babysitting”, that would be amazing, I like to keep track of the ratings for the Hallmark premieres so grateful in advance for your help. Take care and keep up the great work!



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