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May 17, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.16.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The season finale of NCIS and BULL each gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the season finale of THE MIDDLE lost 0.1.  Notably, the fact that THE FLASH didn’t rise from prelims put it officially at a series low.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 May 16.TUE

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was an all-NBA evening for ESPN, with the night’s NBA PLAYOFFS game at 2.18, and a 1.33 for the NBA DRAFT LOTTERY as its lead-in.  On USA, WWE SMACKDOWN dropped 0.06 to 0.68, and TEAM NINJA WARRIOR was down 0.03 to 0.27.  Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH rose 0.04 to 0.55, and COOPER’S TREASURE was up 0.02 to 0.31.  The latest in the nation’s Washington follies put both MSNBC and CNN in the night’s Top 10, with the former’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.54/3M, and the latter’s 9PM ANDERSON COOPER 360 hour at 0.44/2.3M.  As is usually the case when the news is less than Republican-friendly, Fox News was much lower in the 18-49 demo, with TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.31/2.6M.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE climbed 0.04 to 0.50.  OWN’s IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG slipped 0.02 to 0.47.  Bravo’s BELOW DECK ticked down to 0.40.  Nickelodeon’s 6PM LOUD HOUSE was in the Top 20 at 0.39.  On TLC, LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD dropped 0.04 to 0.35, and 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS was down 0.03 to 0.23.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE changed story arcs and was at 0.33, 0.09 below last week’s version, with a REUNION SHOW for that arc at 0.32.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN LA fell 0.04 to 0.32, and the AFTER-SHOW was down 0.03 to 0.21.  ID’s LOVE KILLS climbed 0.05 to 0.30, and MOTIVES & MURDERS was up 0.02 to 0.22.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN ticked down to 0.27.  On Food Network, CHOPPED fell 0.05 to 0.25, and CHOPPED JR was down 0.02 to 0.20.  A&E’s BORN THIS WAY returned at 0.17/0.14.  On NatGeo, GENIUS ticked up to 0.15.  BET’s REBEL lost a tick to 0.15.  FX’s THE AMERICANS dropped 0.04 to 0.12. Comedy Central’s PROBLEMATIC was down 0.01 to 0.12.  Freeform discovered what happens to FAMOUS IN LOVE without a PRETTY LITTLE LIARS lead-in, as the soap fell 0.03 to 0.09.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 May 16.TUE

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday May 16, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: SPURS/WARRIORS ESPN 8:59 PM 149 2.18 5,775
2 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY       L ESPN 8:29 PM 30 1.33 3,224
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L: N/A ESPN 11:28 PM 152 0.71 1,534
4 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.68 2,175
5 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 62 0.55 2,034
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.54 3,020
7 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.50 1,318
8 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 59 0.50 1,250
9 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.47 1,787
10 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.44 2,261
11 CNN TOWN HALL: WH CRISIS CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.42 2,007
12 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.41 2,071
13 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.40 1,822
14 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.40 1,092
15 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: ANAHEIM/NASHVILLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:01 PM 179 0.40 1,095
16 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.39 1,834
17 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.38 2,481
18 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 63 0.35 1,654
19 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.35 1,738
20 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.34 1,445
21 CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.33 568
22 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.32 942
23 CHALLENGE:INVASION REUNIO MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.32 501
24 COOPERS TREASURE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 61 0.31 1,130
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.31 2,618
26 LOVE KILLS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,033
27 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.29 574
28 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.29 1,024
29 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.28 1,876
30 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.28 2,397
31 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,317
32 TEAM NINJA WARRIOR USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.27 848
33 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.26 681
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.26 1,196
35 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,949
36 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.25 794
37 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.24 2,211
38 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:03 PM 62 0.23 1,068
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.23 1,309
40 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 2,127
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.23 1,911
42 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 90 0.22 489
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.22 1,992
44 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,988
45 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,196
46 MOTIVES & MURDERS:CRACKIN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,027
47 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.22 2,199
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.21 1,090
49 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 1,043
50 LWLA LT LIVE AFTERSHOW LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 30 0.21 640
51 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.21 527
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.21 1,744
53 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,448
54 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.20 638
55 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.20 465
56 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 946
57 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 996
58 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,903
59 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,731
60 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,381
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 894
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 980
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,722
64 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 831
65 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 937
66 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,688
67 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,573
68 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.17 858
69 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,362
70 BORN THIS WAY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.17 546
71 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.16 714
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 892
73 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 337
74 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.16 1,302
75 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,283
76 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.16 714
77 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 350
78 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 317
79 GENIUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 928
80 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.15 378
81 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.15 397
82 REBEL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 68 0.15 461
83 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.15 1,203
84 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,438
85 BORN THIS WAY A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.14 457
86 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,307
87 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.14 383
88 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 270
89 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,115
90 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 265
91 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.13 445
92 HML: INSIDE HACKS TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.13 257
93 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.13 468
94 JASON BOURNE: JASON BOURNE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 123 0.12 407
95 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 940
96 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.12 982
97 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 286
98 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 62 0.12 620
99 PROBLEMATIC COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 30 0.12 254
100 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.12 308
101 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.12 311
102 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 254
103 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 268
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,056
105 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 959
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 921
107 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 253
108 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 990
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 903
110 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 60 0.09 212
111 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 183
112 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.07 230
113 JASON BOURNE: JASON BOURNE HBO PRIME 9:40 AM 123 0.07 200
114 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 239
115 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 25 0.07 255
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 234
117 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SUNDERLAND/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:39 PM 142 0.07 173
118 NOW YOU SEE ME 2: NOW YOU SEE ME 2 HBO PRIME 4:15 PM 129 0.06 151
119 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.06 136
120 MANNS, THE TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.06 199
121 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:10 PM 51 0.06 182
122 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 249
123 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.06 202
124 CHRIS GETHARD:CAREER SUIC HBO PRIME 10:05 PM 89 0.06 154
125 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 267
126 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.06 156
127 UPSCALE W PRENTICE PENNY TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.06 129
128 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 31 0.05 136
129 SHOWCASE GAME: BOS AT STL/NYY AT KC MLB NETWORK 8:15 PM 203 0.05 262
130 ER POP 5:00 PM 60 0.05 196
131 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.05 126
132 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.05 112
133 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 138
134 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 109
135 UNDISPUTED L: 175 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 101
136 THROUGH THE WORMHOLE SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.04 206
137 BACKYARD GOLDMINE DIY NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.04 207
138 POKEMON: S20 SUN & MOON DISNEY XD 4:00 PM 30 0.04 170
139 AMERICAN PIE 2 MAXPRIME 9:40 PM 105 0.04 102
140 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:31 AM 31 0.04 100
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 205
142 ER POP 3:00 PM 60 0.04 137
143 SPACES DEEPEST SECRETS SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.04 238
144 BACKYARD GOLDMINE DIY NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.04 195
145 SPONGEBOB NICKTOONS 9:00 PM 30 0.04 244
146 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:32 PM 45 0.04 108
147 WCB: 5/6/17 ALVAREZ/CHAVE HBO PRIME 12:05 AM 70 0.04 90
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 232
149 TOUR OF CALIFORNIA: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:01 PM 129 0.04 106
150 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 142

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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.




12 Comments


  1. Amaury

    The Middle adjusted down from the preliminaries. I’ve never seen that before. Still did good, though. Total viewers, while lower than the preliminaries, were still higher than last week.


  2. Antoine

    Do you have Grizzy and The lemmings on Boomerang at 8:30pm?


  3. Amaury

    Mitch, looks like there’s a typo in your analysis. The chart has Loud House at 5:00 PM, but you have “Nickelodeon’s 6PM LOUD HOUSE was in the Top 20 at 0.39.”


    • CMM

      Loud House shouldn’t count being only one new 15-minute episode each day instead of two. It’s a new network gimmick. Although, to be fair, I have on occasion liked that they repeat the new episode the next day after that day’s new episode in case you miss it the first time.


      • Amaury

        Since cartoons are usually two 10-minute segments (without commercials), if you ask me, both segments should always be original. For example, 1A and 1B instead of 1A and 4B, and then later down the road 6A and 4B.


  4. Salem

    Its clear here Shepard Smith has to go, he’s tanking in the ratings. Melissa Francis also can not host the 2pm slot as she just scored some of the lowest ratings that slot has gotten in years. Tucker appears to never get way O’reilly got and is always scoring about a half a million less viewers. Hannity doing very well at 10pm he should be moved to 9pm again, without O’reilly that is who the audience is now looking for.


  5. Owen

    Do you have Truth & Iliza Ratings? Don’t see them on the chart


  6. Randi Gold

    Where are the Cable #’s?


  7. Randi Gold

    Hi where are the Tuesday night cable finals?



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