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August 26, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.25.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The ABC coverage of the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  See Mitch Metcalf’s Night 2 post for detailed analysis of the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ratings.  A snapshot of the 18-49 numbers had Fox News on top, of course, at 0.77/0.94, with CNN at 0.37/0.39 and MSNBC at 0.22, all roughly similar to Monday.  Fox News was higher than its Tuesday ratings in 2016 (0.62/0.72), while CNN (0.56/0.61) and MSNBC (0.28) were lower.

TNT’s Clippers vs. Dallas NBA PLAYOFFS game led Tuesday cable overall, with the Utah vs. Dallas game at 0.76.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.40/0.24.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING slipped 0.02 to 0.29, and BACKYARD ENVY was down 0.05 to 0.06.  MTV’s SIESTA KEY lost 0.02 to 0.27, with a lead-out REUNION SPECIAL at 0.25.  On Discovery, DEADLIEST CATCH gained 0.05 to 0.27, and I QUIT ticked down to 0.05.  On HGTV, GOOD BONES edged up 0.02 to 0.22, HOUSE HUNTERS ticked up to 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.03 to 0.19.  OWN’s THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS returned at 0.22/0.21.  On Food Network, CHOPPED rose 0.02 to 0.21, and CHOPPED SWEETS was up 0.04 to 0.20.  ID’s STILL A MYSTERY was at 0.20/0.20, compared to last week’s 0.21/0.17.  On TLC, COUNTING ON was steady at 0.19, and DOUBLING DOWN ticked up to 0.16.  On A&E, EXTREME UNBOXING was at 0.09/0.09 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.10, and WHAT’S IT WORTH was at 0.08/0.08 compared to 0.11/0.10.  HBO’s HARD KNOCKS dropped 0.03 to 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday August 25, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: MAVERICKS/CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:18 PM 166 1.05 2,434
2 FNC DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 76 0.94 7,899
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.77 7,687
4 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: JAZZ/NUGGETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:49 PM 138 0.76 1,845
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.65 6,098
6 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:16 PM 44 0.57 4,616
7 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:04 AM 62 0.41 921
8 NHL SEMI FINALS L: BOSTON/TAMPA BAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 189 0.40 1,200
9 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 10:00 PM 67 0.39 2,134
10 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.37 2,124
11 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:30 PM 30 0.33 1,815
12 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.29 2,246
13 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 986
14 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.29 3,038
15 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.29 3,219
16 SIESTA KEY SSN 3B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.27 498
17 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 11:07 PM 53 0.27 1,800
18 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,290
19 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 19 0.26 668
20 SIESTA KEY SSN 3B REUNION MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.25 452
21 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 3,553
22 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:00 PM 30 0.24 1,562
23 NHL SEMI FINALS L: VANCOUVER/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:12 PM 131 0.24 593
24 GOOD BONES HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.22 1,646
25 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,050
26 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 9:00 PM 128 0.22 1,729
27 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 881
28 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,224
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.20 1,499
30 CHOPPED SWEETS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 746
31 STILL A MYSTERY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.20 819
32 STILL A MYSTERY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.20 850
33 COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,008
34 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.19 624
35 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.19 1,301
36 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,981
37 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:08 PM 52 0.18 2,019
38 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,212
39 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.18 488
40 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,212
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,269
42 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,329
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,203
44 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,309
45 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 13 0.16 1,955
46 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.16 491
47 DOUBLING DOWN W/DERRICOS TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 874
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,138
49 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,681
50 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.15 1,554
51 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,203
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 2,143
53 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.15 1,127
54 SR/BLAKE FAMILY-LAWYER PC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:13 PM 47 0.15 1,670
55 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 339
56 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,050
57 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,808
58 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,808
59 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,860
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,082
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,028
62 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 336
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,806
64 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 2,087
65 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,660
66 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,900
67 FNC DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 76 0.12 999
68 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.12 250
69 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 289
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,896
71 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.12 989
72 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,787
73 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.11 241
74 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 294
75 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,904
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 881
77 MORNING JOE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,416
78 ITS PONY NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 30 0.11 500
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 254
80 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 273
81 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.10 528
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,369
83 DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 370
84 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 231
85 EXTREME UNBOXING A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.09 448
86 EXTREME UNBOXING A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.09 418
87 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,196
88 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 4:16 PM 44 0.09 1,564
89 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,177
90 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,216
91 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 802
92 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 16 0.09 1,710
93 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: CLICK (2006) PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 150 0.09 218
94 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 308
95 WHATS IT WORTH A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.08 551
96 UNIKITTY THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.08 239
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,085
98 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 718
99 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,153
100 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,104
101 WHATS IT WORTH A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.08 518
102 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.08 638
103 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-5R2R04H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 345
104 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 449
105 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.08 193
106 COUNTING ON:STILL GROWING TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 514
107 ROADKILL MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.07 326
108 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,254
109 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:23 AM 37 0.07 182
110 LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.07 449
111 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 3:00 PM 15 0.07 323
112 DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 PM 69 0.07 437
113 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.07 216
114 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 584
115 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 368
116 HARD KNOCKS 20 HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.07 179
117 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 640
118 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.06 117
119 TENNIS:US OPEN SRS MEN  L: WESTERN/SOUTHERN OPEN: ROUND OF 16 ESPN 7:00 PM 254 0.06 253
120 NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 33 0.06 171
121 BACKYARD ENVY BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.06 305
122 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 565
123 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 534
124 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 596
125 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.06 281
126 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 424
127 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 455
128 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:16 AM 44 0.06 179
129 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.06 183
130 LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 366
131 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 535
132 BURIED TRUTH OF THE MAYA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.05 364
133 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 508
134 GEARED UP MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 220
135 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.05 407
136 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:14 PM 62 0.05 160
137 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: LOS ANGELES DODGERS/SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOX SPORTS 1 9:26 PM 284 0.05 241
138 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.05 432
139 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 440
140 I QUIT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 264
141 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 540
142 UNDISPUTED L: 985 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 110
143 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.05 530
144 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.04 228
145 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 533
146 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 275
147 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 490
148 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.04 286
149 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:30 PM 30 0.04 78
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 231

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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.




3 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Yet another record-breaking night for Fox News. I wonder if we’ll see the network over 8 million viewers at some point?


    • Bruce

      If you total the viewership during this 24-hour measurement, Fox News accumulated 61.4 M viewers. This compares to the 24-hour totals during COVID and Mueller testifying before the House committees.

      8-million threshold? In the past 2 years, Fox News once scored 11.6 M during the SOTU. On 15 Mar 20 (Sun) at 8 PM, CNN scored 9.9 M during COVID. On 20 Jun 20 (Sat) at 9 PM, Fox News scored 8.2 M during Juneteenth, riots and the height of statue-toppling.


  2. 69 Road Runner

    “TNT’s Clippers vs. Dallas NBA PLAYOFFS game led Tuesday cable overall, with the Utah vs. Dallas game at 0.76.”

    How is Dallas competing in 2 different NBA playoff series? Are they using split squads?



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