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May 16, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.15.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE MIDDLE, the season finale of CHICAGO MED and NCIS gained 0.1 in final numbers, while THE 100 lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 May 15.TUE

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game owned the night at 3.25, and the preceding NBA DRAFT LOTTERY special was at 0.97.  On USA, WWE SMACKDOWN ticked down to 0.70, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST dropped 0.08 to 0.43, and THE CROMARTIES was down 0.03 to 0.20.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.53.  On Discovery, DEADLIEST CATCH edged up 0.02 to 046, and LAST OUTPOST was down 0.02 to 0.19.  The season premiere of Bravo’s BELOW DECK was at 0.44. and lead-in REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS fell 0.25 to 0.37, with lead-out SELL IT LIKE SERHANT at 0.13.  TBS’s THE LAST OG dipped 0.03 to 0.42.  OWN’s THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS rose 0.04 to 0.40.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE lost 0.04 to 0.38, and KNIFE OR DEATH was down 0.08 to 0.29.  On Comedy Central, TOSH.0 ticked down to 0.31, and THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW was down 0.04 to 0.19.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE was down 0.02 to 0.30.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW regained the cable news lead in the demo at 0.30/0.44/2.7M, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.29/0.50/3.1M, and CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.19/0.23/800K.  On ID, FORBIDDEN ticked down to 0.27, and WEB OF LIES crashed by 0.11 to 0.16.  On HGTV, GOOD BONES dropped 0.05 to 0.26, HIDDEN POTENTIAL was at 0.25, and HOUSE HUNTERS fell 0.08 to 0.24.  Food Network’s CHOPPED shed 0.03 to 0.25.  FX’s LEGION jumped 0.08 to 0.22.  Paramount’s INK MASTER: ANGELS rose 0.04 to 0.15.  On TLC, LONG LOST FAMILY was at 0.14, and THIS IS LIFE was at 0.12.  Freeform’s SHADOWHUNTERS slipped 0.02 to 0.14.  BET’s IN CONTEMPT ticked up to 0.13.  Nat Geo’s GENIUS ticked up to 0.07.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 May 15.TUE

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday May 15, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: CLEVELAND/BOSTON ESPN 8:30 PM 157 3.25 8,229
2 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:07 PM 59 1.32 2,907
3 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY       L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.97 2,420
4 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.70 2,298
5 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:06 AM 54 0.65 1,394
6 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: TAMPA BAY/WASHINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 178 0.53 1,451
7 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.46 1,698
8 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,252
9 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 31 0.43 1,282
10 LAST OG, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.42 1,008
11 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.41 900
12 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.40 1,721
13 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.40 950
14 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.38 1,182
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.37 1,156
16 TOSH.O COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.31 552
17 CHALLENGE:CHAMPS STARS S3 MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.30 509
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.30 2,675
19 KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.29 885
20 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 3,103
21 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 745
22 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.28 620
23 FORBIDDEN: DYING FOR LOVE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,080
24 GOOD BONES HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,479
25 HIDDEN POTENTIAL (2018) HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,150
26 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 835
27 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.25 787
28 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.25 588
29 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,444
30 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.24 1,174
31 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,081
32 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 71 0.22 451
33 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.21 2,410
34 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.21 504
35 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 844
36 CROMARTIES, THE USA NETWORK 10:31 PM 31 0.20 545
37 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,579
38 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:15 AM 15 0.20 404
39 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.19 455
40 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.19 423
41 LAST OUTPOST DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 794
42 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 408
43 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 759
44 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,166
45 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,557
46 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,711
47 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,456
48 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,214
49 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.17 813
50 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 763
51 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 372
52 WEB OF LIES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.16 876
53 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.16 299
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,855
55 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 327
56 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,977
57 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 367
58 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,710
59 INK MASTER: ANGELS PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 60 0.15 345
60 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,599
61 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:01 PM 59 0.15 346
62 THOMAS AND FRIENDS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.15 661
63 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,022
64 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 942
65 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.14 743
66 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,373
67 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 256
68 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.14 365
69 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.14 429
70 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 800
71 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 702
72 SELL IT LIKE SERHANT BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.13 422
73 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.13 299
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,260
75 SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 25 0.13 672
76 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.13 1,062
77 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,384
78 IN CONTEMPT BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.13 360
79 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 760
80 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,378
81 THIS IS LIFE LIVE: N/A TLC 9:00 PM 120 0.12 753
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 730
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 655
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 715
85 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,397
86 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 9:01 PM 61 0.12 311
87 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,272
88 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 650
89 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.11 342
90 NBA POST GAME  L ESPN2 11:07 PM 54 0.11 274
91 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,509
92 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,115
93 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,390
94 ZIMMERN LIST TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.11 461
95 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 819
96 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 656
97 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 597
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 756
99 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 633
100 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 24 0.11 332
101 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.11 276
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 644
103 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 701
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 786
105 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 778
106 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,292
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 573
108 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 63 0.09 299
109 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,052
110 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 640
111 SNATCHED HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 91 0.08 183
112 WRENCHD VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.08 257
113 H POTTER DEATHLY HALL PT2: H POTTER DEATHLY HALL PT2 HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 130 0.08 191
114 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 243
115 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/MINNESOTA TWINS FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 176 0.07 411
116 SPACES DEEPEST SECRETS SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.07 312
117 GENIUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 330
118 UNEARTHED SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.07 341
119 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.06 132
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 227
121 UNDISPUTED L: 420 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 149
122 JDM LEGENDS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.06 205
123 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 238
124 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.06 92
125 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 373
126 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 259
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 212
128 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.06 141
129 GANGSTERS (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 168
130 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 193
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 238
132 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF D FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.05 110
133 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 107
134 GREAT WALL, THE HBO PRIME 4:45 PM 103 0.05 190
135 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 111
136 E! NEWS E! 1:00 AM 60 0.05 135
137 THOMAS & FRIENDS NICK JR 4:00 PM 30 0.05 257
138 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 223
139 H POTTER DEATHLY HALL PT1: H POTTER DEATHLY HALL PT1 HBO PRIME 9:30 AM 146 0.04 116
140 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.04 102
141 NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP L NBA-TV 11:05 PM 97 0.04 116
142 ACROSS AMERICA W/COSTELLO HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 164
143 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.04 127
144 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, T POP 6:30 PM 30 0.04 230
145 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – L FOX DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.04 82
146 HERD L: 726 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 96
147 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 12:00 AM 30 0.04 138
148 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 98
149 CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE TRUTV 11:00 PM 60 0.04 88
150 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 222

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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.




8 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Have and Have Nots & The Last OG were the only scripted winners on cable last night. Shadowhunters & Genius continue to do poorly as expected. Legion did well to bounce back from last weeks horror show.


    • Destiny

      The 100 was unlucky to adjust down. Its preliminary half hours were 0.363 – 0.343, which gave it a 0.353 before the finals came out. I can imagine its final number is something ridiculous like 0.348/0.349 or something.


    • FlopWatch

      It was actually Shadowhunters’ midseason finale, so that doesn’t bode well when the back half of the season airs.


      • Destiny

        Agreed, and Freeform likely view the show as a good renewal prospect. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a fourth season renewal over the Summer perhaps. Such a dreadful excuse for a network lol.


        • FlopWatch

          Yeah, they don’t have much standards, FIL would probably be the one on the chopping block next with all things considered.


  2. Amaury

    I hope we can see 2.0 or higher for the The Middle’s demo next week and 9M or higher for its total viewers. It deserves it. I mean, this is a series that has garnered 10M+ on two occasions, once during S2 and once during S3.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Middle_episodes


  3. MM

    Thank Goodness OWN Have & Have Nots achieved a .4 like they’re used too!



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