August 22, 2018
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.21.2018

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and BEAT SHAZAM gained 0.1 in final numbers, while MAKING IT lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  USA’s WWE SMACKDOWN led Tuesday cable, up 0.07 to 0.77, with MIZ & MRS down a tick to 0.50, and CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST down 0.08 to 0.34.  On MTV, THE CHALLENGE rose 0.08 to 0.53, and FEAR FACTOR jumped 0.18 to 0.33, followed by TOO STUPID TO DIE at 0.23.  Not surprisingly, it was a great cable news night for MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW, which was at a huge 0.50/0.73/3.9M, with CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.38/0.52/1.6M, and Fox News’s THE STORY at 0.30/0.51/2.7M.  On Bravo, BELOW DECK lost 0.06 to 0.50, and MILLION DOLLAR LISTING was down 0.04 to 0.22.  OWN’s THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS dipped 0.04 to 0.42, and LOVE IS was steady at 0.29.  On Discovery, THE DEADLIEST CATCH ticked down to 0.41 (the lead-in hour was steady at 0.20), and HARD TO KILL was down 0.05 to 0.16.  The season finale of TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM ticked up to 0.39.  On TLC, OUTDAUGHTERED rose 0.08 to 0.37, and RATTLED was up 0.06 to 0.21.  TBS’s WRECKED ticked down to 0.36.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE dropped 0.08 to 0.34, and COUNTING CARS was at 0.25/0.25, compared to last week’s 0.29/0.28.  On ID, THE DEVIL SPEAKS arrived at 0.34, and MURDER BY NUMBERS was up 0.03 to 0.28.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT climbed 0.09 to 0.33, and SEVEN YEAR SWITCH was up 0.05 to 0.14.  HBO’s HARD KNOCKS gained 0.03 to 0.32.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL grew by 0.08 to 0.29, HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY was at 0.28, and DESERT FLIPPERS was down 0.03 to 0.23.  Food Network’s CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS held at 0.24, and CHOPPED was at 0.21.  TV Land’s YOUNGER slipped 0.02 to 0.22.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.20/0.19, compared to last week’s 0.18/0.16.  BET’s HIT THE FLOOR gained 0.04 to 0.16.  On Comedy Central, ROAST BATTLE fell 0.06 to 0.11, and THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW was down 0.05 to 0.09.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday August 21, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.77 2,437
2 CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 9:00 PM 61 0.53 844
3 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.50 3,893
4 MIZ & MRS USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 31 0.50 1,235
5 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.50 1,396
6 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,902
7 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 62 0.41 1,562
8 ANIMAL KINGDOM TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.39 1,367
9 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,612
10 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,826
11 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.37 3,339
12 OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 9:00 PM 63 0.37 1,594
13 WRECKED TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.36 982
14 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.36 1,779
15 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.34 1,140
16 DEVIL SPEAKS, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.34 1,269
17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:31 PM 31 0.34 1,055
18 FEAR FACTOR MTV SSN2B MTV 10:01 PM 61 0.33 594
19 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.33 938
20 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.32 1,574
21 HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.32 634
22 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.31 2,658
23 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.31 1,307
24 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.30 2,732
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.30 3,133
26 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.30 3,259
27 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.29 1,650
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.29 1,791
29 LOVE IS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,056
30 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.29 1,379
31 HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.28 1,511
32 MURDER BY NUMBERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,035
33 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.27 2,478
34 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.27 3,031
35 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.25 1,432
36 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.25 968
37 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.25 999
38 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,472
39 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,452
40 CHOPPED GRILL MASTERS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 805
41 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.24 2,412
42 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.23 2,217
43 TOO STUPID TO DIE: SNEAK MTV 11:02 PM 31 0.23 421
44 DESERT FLIPPERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.23 1,146
45 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,430
46 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.22 775
47 YOUNGER TV LAND 10:00 PM 36 0.22 700
48 RATTLED TLC 10:03 PM 63 0.21 826
49 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.20 664
50 DEADLIEST CATCH: THE BAIT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.20 887
51 MLB MON NIGHT – LATE    L: ST LOUIS/LA DODGERS ESPN 10:00 PM 216 0.19 605
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,772
53 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.19 563
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,080
55 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,654
56 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 415
57 HIT THE FLOOR S4 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.16 393
58 HARD TO KILL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 62 0.16 548
59 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,899
60 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,478
61 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:30 PM 30 0.15 521
62 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,442
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,324
64 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.15 2,096
65 OUTDAUGHTERED: LIFE WITH TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 759
66 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 375
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 991
68 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 407
69 SEVEN YEAR SWITCH LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.14 407
70 GREENLEAF SPECIAL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.14 658
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,385
72 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.14 365
73 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 852
74 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.13 358
75 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 957
76 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.13 316
77 SPORTSNATION ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.13 346
78 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,547
79 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,166
80 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:36 AM 60 0.12 302
81 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,550
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 749
83 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 288
84 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: MINNESOTA/LA SPARKS ESPN2 10:37 PM 128 0.12 343
85 SUPER TROOPERS HBO PRIME 4:45 PM 100 0.12 228
86 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,378
87 JEFF ROSS ROAST BATTLE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.11 266
88 MYSTERIES HOLY ARK COMP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 686
89 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,237
90 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 793
91 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.11 301
92 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 615
93 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.11 433
94 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,407
95 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,436
96 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.11 425
97 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,072
98 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.10 321
99 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.10 250
100 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 9:30 PM 30 0.10 284
101 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,111
102 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: DALLAS/PHOENIX ESPN2 8:30 PM 127 0.10 293
103 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 470
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 646
105 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 285
106 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 546
107 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.10 317
108 UNCOVERING HERODS LOST TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 582
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,116
110 STRANGE EVIDENCE SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.09 351
111 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.09 292
112 UNDISPUTED L: 482 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 189
113 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 329
114 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.09 278
115 FIRST TAKE ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.09 152
116 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,074
117 LIGA MX L: UNAM / QUERETARO UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 120 0.08 195
118 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,085
119 REAL SPORTS 18 HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 58 0.08 251
120 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 23 0.08 319
121 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:45 AM 52 0.08 154
122 HOLMES AND HOLMES DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.08 367
123 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,174
124 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 278
125 AMERICAN MADE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 115 0.07 215
126 WERE THE CAMPBELLS TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.07 183
127 WEIRD, TRUE AND FREAKY ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 61 0.07 392
128 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / ATLAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:55 PM 125 0.07 165
129 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.06 125
130 PAID OFF TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.06 142
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 269
132 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.06 149
133 SPONGEBOB NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.06 216
134 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 240
135 CRIME & JUSTICE HLN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 249
136 SHOWCASE GAME: CLE AT BOS MLB NETWORK 7:12 PM 179 0.06 346
137 BBCA MOVIE: KARATE KID, THE BBC-AMERICA 2:30 PM 180 0.06 143
138 HACK MY LIFE TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.05 145
139 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 212
140 KING OF THE ROAD VICELAND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 81
141 ACROSS AMERICA W/COSTELLO HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 207
142 HERD L: 799 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 118
143 FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT MAXPRIME 9:30 PM 90 0.05 131
144 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.05 120
145 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.05 92
146 MLBT ON DECK CIRCLE MLB NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 132
147 MOST EXPENSIVEST VICELAND 10:00 PM 30 0.04 75
148 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 7:00 PM 12 0.04 165
149 ACROSS AMERICA W/COSTELLO HLN 12:00 PM 60 0.04 219
150 NFL PRESEASON: 2018 – BAL VS. IND NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 180 0.04 138

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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.