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January 22, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.20.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE MASKED DANCER and the CELEBRATING AMERICA special on CBS and ABC rose to the next tenth in adjusted numbers, while RIVERDALE dropped similarly.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It won’t come as a surprise to anyone following cable ratings for the past few weeks that Inauguration Day belonged to CNN, with all of the Top 13 slots topped by the noon hour at 2.31/2.99/10M, while MSNBC in the same period was at 1.05/1.44/6.8M, and Fox News viewers preferred TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.40/0.59/3.7M.  The top non-news original was MTV’s THE CHALLENGE, up a tenth to 0.52.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.40/0.33.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING climbed 0.06 to 0.36.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY ticked up to 0.33, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY gained 0.02 to 0.24.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES edged up 0.02 to 0.26, and KITCHEN CRASH was steady at 0.16.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT rose 0.06 to 0.24, and MARRYING MILLIONS was at 0.03.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE was steady at 0.18.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.16, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL dipped 0.02 to 0.14, and HOUSE IN A HURRY was down 0.02 to 0.12.  USA’s WWE NXT ticked up to 0.15.  On A&E, COURT CAM was at 0.15/0.14/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.13/0.11, and NATURE GONE WILD was at 0.11/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.07.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL fell 0.08 to 0.12.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE was down 0.14 to 0.12. HBO’s little-promoted CB STRIKE premiered at 0.03/90K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 20, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 12:00 PM 60 2.31 10,011
2 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 11:00 AM 60 2.04 9,326
3 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 1:00 PM 60 1.86 7,807
4 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 9:00 PM 60 1.60 7,060
5 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 2:00 PM 60 1.59 7,158
6 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 3:00 PM 60 1.46 6,600
7 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 4:00 PM 60 1.39 6,397
8 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 8:00 PM 60 1.34 6,224
9 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 7:00 PM 60 1.33 6,074
10 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 5:00 PM 60 1.31 6,006
11 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 10:00 AM 60 1.30 6,223
12 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 6:00 PM 60 1.25 5,347
13 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 10:00 PM 60 1.21 5,299
14 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION MSNBC 11:30 AM 60 1.05 6,790
15 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.81 4,343
16 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH R BIDEN JR. MSNBC 12:30 PM 210 0.74 5,188
17 CELEBRATING AMERICA MSNBC 8:30 PM 90 0.71 4,518
18 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 7:07 PM 32 0.62 4,425
19 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.62 2,672
20 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.61 3,924
21 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.61 4,201
22 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH R BIDEN JR. MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.60 4,848
23 NBC NEWS: INAUGURTN PRIME MSNBC 8:00 PM 30 0.57 4,090
24 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION MSNBC 7:39 PM 21 0.56 4,019
25 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION MSNBC 6:00 PM 7 0.55 3,923
26 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 91 0.52 877
27 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH R BIDEN JR. MSNBC 9:00 AM 150 0.51 4,124
28 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.44 1,998
29 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.40 3,714
30 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:13 PM 149 0.40 1,124
31 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.37 2,956
32 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.37 2,868
33 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0068 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.36 854
34 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,081
35 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PHOENIX/HOUSTON ESPN 9:42 PM 144 0.33 901
36 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 3,196
37 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.30 2,729
38 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.30 3,135
39 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.28 1,940
40 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.28 2,283
41 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.28 1,512
42 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.28 2,237
43 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.28 1,999
44 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.27 2,157
45 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 756
46 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.26 1,955
47 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 2,349
48 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.25 2,197
49 INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.25 1,891
50 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.24 752
51 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.24 674
52 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): HELLO STRANGER 1202 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.24 1,161
53 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,394
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.23 2,543
55 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:06 AM 61 0.21 466
56 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:00 PM 13 0.20 590
57 MORNING JOE: PRES INAUGURATION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.20 2,101
58 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.20 550
59 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 744
60 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH R BIDEN JR. MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.18 1,299
61 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.18 789
62 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.18 1,071
63 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,185
64 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.17 433
65 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:02 PM 31 0.16 1,147
66 KITCHEN CRASH FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.16 463
67 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 127 0.15 659
68 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.15 906
69 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL: ADV HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:33 PM 30 0.14 1,052
70 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 451
71 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:07 AM 60 0.14 302
72 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.14 847
73 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,301
74 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.13 584
75 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 425
76 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.12 555
77 HOUSE IN A HURRY REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:31 PM 30 0.12 891
78 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.12 571
79 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.12 927
80 NATURE GONE WILD A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.11 616
81 DPLUS FL: AMERICAN DETECT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 876
82 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.11 399
83 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 12:03 AM 58 0.10 371
84 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/FULHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:09 PM 136 0.10 241
85 NARCO WARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 379
86 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 246
87 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,325
88 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 287
89 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.09 442
90 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.09 725
91 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 8:00 PM 110 0.09 351
92 UFC FIGHT NIGHT  L: MAGNY/CHIESA ESPN 12:00 PM 213 0.08 244
93 NATURE GONE WILD A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.08 488
94 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-1R1R17H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 557
95 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: EDMONTON/TORONTO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 162 0.08 226
96 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.07 437
97 INAUGURATION 2021: PRESID: N/A NEWSMAX TV 11:00 AM 270 0.07 428
98 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 11:30 PM 61 0.07 210
99 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ASTON VILLA/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:54 PM 135 0.07 155
100 INAUGURATION OF J. BIDEN: N/A CNBC 11:00 AM 180 0.07 424
101 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 917
102 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.07 752
103 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: MINNESOTA/ANAHEIM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:45 PM 157 0.07 222
104 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 120 0.07 213
105 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.07 564
106 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 499
107 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:33 PM 27 0.06 159
108 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS L: MAGNY/CHIESA ESPN 9:00 AM 180 0.06 199
109 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.06 547
110 AMERICAN AGENDA NEWSMAX TV 3:30 PM 90 0.06 400
111 NATIONAL REPORT: N/A NEWSMAX TV 9:00 AM 120 0.06 525
112 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 295
113 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.06 259
114 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 335
115 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.06 285
116 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION HLN 12:00 PM 60 0.05 189
117 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.05 112
118 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 327
119 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 199
120 UNDISPUTED L: 1090 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 110
121 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 480
122 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.05 444
123 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 159
124 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 325
125 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:25 PM 35 0.05 106
126 ONE OF A KIND REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 AM 30 0.04 361
127 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 285
128 NBA CRUNCHTIME NBA-TV 8:58 PM 101 0.04 115
129 CELEBRATING AMERICA BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 90 0.04 182
130 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 146
131 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 285
132 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.04 148
133 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 2:24 PM 28 0.04 103
134 BET NEWS: 2021 INAUGURATI: BET NEWS: 2021 INAUGURATION PREM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 AM 120 0.04 103
135 INCREDIBLE DR POL FL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 12 0.04 352
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 138
137 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.03 124
138 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 100
139 HERD L: 1404 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.03 103
140 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 1:56 PM 28 0.03 73
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 132
142 MARRYING MILLIONS SP LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.03 424
143 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.03 124
144 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 294
145 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: PROVIDENCE/CREIGHTON FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 131 0.03 116
146 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.03 476
147 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 56 0.03 102
148 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 109
149 ONE OF A KIND REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 AM 30 0.03 280
150 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.03 204

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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.




7 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Fox News will prevail again. Starting the last few months of 2018 and ending after the first few months in 2019, MSNBC was beating it for a while. Then Fox News started winning again. And as soon as everything dies down, CNN’s ratings will crumble as they won’t have anyone to bash and fake news to spread.


    • Bruce

      MSNBC was beating Fox News at what? It must have been a specific timeslot because MSNBC hasn’t seen a steadfast gain in years.


      • Amaury

        At least when it came to Rachel Maddow Show vs. Hannity.


        • Bruce

          Oh…you mean ratings (18-49). I never gave ratings much credence because it just focuses on a single demo. I’d think the total number of viewers…or ALL demos…would be more informative. Ratings just help marketers target the most-impulsive buyers; however, what the most-impulsive buyers watch shouldn’t be our voices of reason.


  2. Matt

    Fake News Channel took another L OUCH.


  3. Ryan

    Mitch, do you have any of the simulcast numbers for the Inauguration? Specifically WGN America, Fox Business, and BET Her? Also Newsy if you have data from that net?



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