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January 3, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.2.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE MASKED SINGER gained 0.1 in final numbers, while SEAL TEAM and the YOUNG SHELDON rerun lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

NOTE:  At this time, we don’t have Wednesday cable ratings lower than the Top 150 on the charts below.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  (Except where noted, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.)  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader led cable at 0.75/0.63. On VH1, a special LOVE & HIP-HOP gave a 0.56 lead-in to BLACK INK CREW at 0.55, up 0.02 from its last airing.  On Discovery, MOONSHINERS returned at 0.44, with a lead-in special at 0.39.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY slid 0.04 to 0.42.  History’s VIKINGS ticked up from last week to 0.36.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES rose 0.07 from last week to 0.35.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS edged up 0.02 from last week to 0.34, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.30, and HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY was up 0.07 to 0.28.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE returned at 0.34, and FAMILY BY THE TON was at 0.27.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news at 0.32/0.46/3.3M, with CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.23/0.34/1.4M, and Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.21/0.37/2.6M.  Discovery’s HOMESTEAD RESCUE climbed 0.09 to 0.29.  Freeform’s GROWN-ISH had a 2-episode season premiere at 0.28/0.24, compared to last year’s 0.40/0.39 (although above last season’s 0.17 finale).  A&E’s LIVE PD:  POLICE PATROL was at 0.27/0.24/0.23/0.21.  MTV’s CATFISH was at 0.27/0.26, compared to 0.30 2 weeks ago, and TRUE LIFE NOW was at 0.18.  On ID, HOMICIDE HUNTER returned at 0.26.  E!’s BOTCHED was at 0.23.  The season premiere of Lifetime’s PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS was at 0.18, and AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR returned at 0.08.  

 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 2, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: OKLAHOMA CITY/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:43 PM 148 0.75 1,771
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MINNESOTA/BOSTON ESPN 8:12 PM 151 0.63 1,484
3 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 8:00 PM 61 0.56 1,088
4 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 5 VH1 9:01 PM 60 0.55 1,071
5 NBA AFTER THE BUZZER  L ESPN 1:11 AM 15 0.51 1,137
6 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 12 0.47 1,092
7 MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,542
8 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,181
9 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.39 1,365
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:26 AM 34 0.39 888
11 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 61 0.36 1,634
12 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.35 929
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.35 991
14 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,612
15 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.34 1,195
16 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.33 688
17 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.33 746
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.32 3,322
19 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.30 1,610
20 HOMESTEAD RESCUE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,069
21 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.28 1,494
22 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:00 PM 31 0.28 672
23 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.28 611
24 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.28 1,061
25 FAMILY BY THE TON TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.27 963
26 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN7C MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.27 556
27 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.27 1,003
28 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN7C MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.26 522
29 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,307
30 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.25 641
31 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.24 916
32 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:31 PM 31 0.24 556
33 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: OKLAHOMA/KANSAS ESPN2 9:04 PM 121 0.23 739
34 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 0.23 675
35 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.23 976
36 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,388
37 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.22 529
38 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.21 2,553
39 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.21 2,614
40 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.21 838
41 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,704
42 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,192
43 ABBY HATCHER NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.20 948
44 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,052
45 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 30 0.19 449
46 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.19 461
47 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 448
48 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 2,552
49 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,186
50 TRUE LIFE NOW MTV 10:02 PM 61 0.18 334
51 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 63 0.18 803
52 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.18 468
53 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 2,302
54 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,781
55 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 459
56 LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.18 555
57 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.18 440
58 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 433
59 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,175
60 MY 600-LB LIFE: COUNTDOWN: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.17 579
61 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.17 420
62 AMC MOVIE AMC 1:00 AM 10 0.17 598
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,599
64 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.16 443
65 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,070
66 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,001
67 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,747
68 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,660
69 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,646
70 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: HARVARD/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.16 516
71 DEAL OR NO DEAL CNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 771
72 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 60 0.16 397
73 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 480
74 AMC MOVIE: DOUBLE JEOPARDY AMC 10:35 PM 145 0.15 522
75 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: PITTSBURGH/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 162 0.15 472
76 TEXAS METAL MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.15 508
77 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,727
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,531
79 RAMPAGE (2018) HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 107 0.15 364
80 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,134
81 LOCKED UP ABROAD:BREAKOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 474
82 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,032
83 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 10:01 PM 60 0.15 692
84 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 30 0.15 450
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 963
86 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,135
87 DEAL OR NO DEAL CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 766
88 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,539
89 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:05 PM 55 0.13 295
90 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 893
91 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 815
92 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,252
93 FANTOMWORKS MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.12 577
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 803
95 UNDISPUTED L: 577 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.12 238
96 PRIME MOVIE 1: ROAD HOUSE IFC TV 8:00 PM 165 0.11 362
97 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:40 PM 149 0.11 261
98 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 739
99 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.11 379
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 920
101 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,399
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,231
103 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,479
104 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 58 0.10 1,122
105 MYST MUSEUM: HINDENBURG TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 641
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,046
107 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,150
108 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 792
109 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,080
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,068
111 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: SAN JOSE/COLORADO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:45 PM 157 0.10 241
112 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,386
113 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,308
114 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,041
115 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 353
116 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 1:58 PM 34 0.09 1,143
117 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.09 325
118 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,414
119 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,300
120 HERD L: 895 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.09 196
121 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,011
122 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,238
123 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.09 288
124 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: PSYCHO MOTHER-IN-LAW LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.09 463
125 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 664
126 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:32 PM 28 0.08 1,166
127 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 935
128 AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.08 381
129 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 684
130 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 520
131 MYTHBUSTERS JR SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.08 323
132 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.08 174
133 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TEXAS TECH/WEST VIRGINIA ESPNU 7:00 PM 143 0.08 330
134 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.08 240
135 BEYOND THE UNKNOWN REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 464
136 ABBY HATCHER NICK JR 3:00 PM 30 0.07 255
137 NEVER BEEN KISSED HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 107 0.07 182
138 MAN S GREATEST FOOD COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 213
139 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 230
140 NFL PLAYBOOK NFL NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.06 154
141 NFL MICD UP NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.06 159
142 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:09 PM 51 0.06 146
143 CHARMED POP 6:00 PM 60 0.06 145
144 MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 328
145 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.06 437
146 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.06 130
147 STEP UP HBO PRIME 3:55 PM 104 0.06 137
148 FIFTY SHADES FREED HBO PRIME 10:50 PM 105 0.06 148
149 KNIGHT AND DAY HBO PRIME 1:00 PM 110 0.05 181
150 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 166

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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.




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