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January 4, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.3.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  CHICAGO PD rose 0.1 in final numbers, but THE X-FILES premiere lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Jan 03.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader led Wednesday cable at 1.29 (for Cleveland vs. Boston)/0.81 (Lakers vs. Oklahoma City).  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW ticked up to 0.74.  On History, VIKINGS rebounded by 0.14 from its holiday week episode to 0.52, and KNIGHTFALL was up 0.05 to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY returned at 0.51.  It was a big night for one end of cable news, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW dominated the field at 0.40/0.62/3.2M, above Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.28/0.49/2.8M, and CNN’s ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT at 0.28/0.35/1.1M.  Freeform’s GROWN-ISH had a solid premiere with back-to-back episodes at 0.40/0.39, and not surprisingly they were particularly strong in the F12-34 demo with 0.55/0.52, behind only BLACK INK CREW for the night.  On ID, HOMICIDE HUNTER returned at 0.38, and MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND was down 0.09 to 0.28.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS gained 0.38, with HOUSE HUNTERS up 0.07 to 0.36, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL up 0.03 to 0.30. It’s our obligation to report that TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER premiered at a perky 0.37, after MY 600-LB LIFE returned at 0.29.  Discovery aired a STREET OUTLAWS special at 0.32, then FAST N LOUD at 0.19.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA climbed 0.03 to 0.32, and TERRA’S BIG HOUSE was down 0.02 to 0.22.  MTV’s CATFISH jumped 0.11 to 0.30.  On E!, TOTAL DIVAS was at 0.29.  TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS fell to 0.26 from last week’s 0.37/0.31.  On Food Network, IRON CHEF SHOWDOWN lost 0.03 to 0.23, and IRON CHEF: BEHIND THE BATTLE ticked down to 0.22.  A&E’s OZZY & JACK’S WORLD DETOUR ticked up to 0.21.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Jan 03.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 3, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: CLEVELAND/BOSTON ESPN 8:01 PM 135 1.29 3,174
2 NBA POST-GAME   L ESPN 10:16 PM 19 1.10 2,714
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: OKLAHOMA CITY/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:35 PM 133 0.81 1,955
4 BLACK INK CREW 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.74 1,417
5 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 61 0.52 2,031
6 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.51 1,305
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:48 AM 72 0.45 1,007
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.40 3,241
9 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:00 PM 31 0.40 950
10 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:31 PM 31 0.39 920
11 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.38 903
12 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,562
13 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,901
14 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:03 PM 61 0.37 1,106
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.36 1,796
16 STREET OUTLAWS SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 972
17 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.32 846
18 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.32 888
19 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.30 1,637
20 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.30 2,661
21 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN7 MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.30 591
22 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.29 647
23 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 32 0.29 630
24 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.29 2,129
25 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.29 684
26 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 123 0.29 864
27 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.28 1,140
28 MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,326
29 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 2,828
30 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,252
31 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.27 912
32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,118
33 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,248
34 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.26 562
35 TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 32 0.26 541
36 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.25 2,716
37 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 900
38 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.25 2,237
39 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.25 940
40 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,711
41 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 2,609
42 PARADISE RUN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.24 1,055
43 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.24 1,912
44 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,058
45 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NORTH CAROLINA/FLORIDA ST ESPN2 7:00 PM 126 0.24 826
46 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 10:01 PM 61 0.24 1,190
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.24 1,050
48 LWATL SHORT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:50 PM 10 0.23 706
49 IRON CHEF SHOWDOWN FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.23 767
50 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.23 1,840
51 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.23 491
52 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 999
53 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 482
54 TERRAS BIG HOUSE LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.22 687
55 IC: BEHIND THE BATTLE FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.22 714
56 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.22 548
57 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,220
58 OZZY & JACKS WORLD DETOUR A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.21 722
59 TRUMP: ONE YEAR LATER CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.21 812
60 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 926
61 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,534
62 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 459
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,818
64 FAST N LOUD: DEMOLITION DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:04 PM 61 0.19 647
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 873
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,872
67 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.18 415
68 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.18 463
69 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,435
70 OZZY & JACKS WORLD DETOUR A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 64 0.17 636
71 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.17 402
72 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,499
73 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,396
74 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 397
75 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,438
76 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,523
77 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.15 409
78 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,477
79 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 763
80 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 302
81 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 311
82 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:39 PM 132 0.15 367
83 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.15 363
84 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,652
85 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 162 0.14 509
86 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,595
87 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.14 426
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 673
89 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,718
90 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,465
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 294
92 WAGS ATLANTA E! 10:00 PM 60 0.13 328
93 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 587
94 LAFF MOBB TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.13 277
95 GREAT WALL, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 103 0.13 395
96 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,088
97 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,418
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,234
99 MYTHBUSTERS: SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.12 346
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 920
101 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 639
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 636
103 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.12 900
104 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 661
105 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.11 253
106 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 892
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 704
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 894
109 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 377
110 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 458
111 LOCKED UP ABROAD:BREAKOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 384
112 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 355
113 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 857
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 995
115 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 501
116 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.10 266
117 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,033
118 BILLION DOLLAR BUYER CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 290
119 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 513
120 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MISSOURI/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN2 9:06 PM 125 0.09 353
121 MOST EXPENSIVEST VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.09 141
122 UNIQUE RIDES VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.09 341
123 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:45 PM 15 0.09 243
124 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.08 129
125 STREET SCIENCE SCIENCE 10:04 PM 31 0.08 243
126 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 504
127 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 447
128 STREET SCIENCE SCIENCE 10:35 PM 31 0.08 224
129 UNTITLED ACTION SHOW VICELAND 11:30 PM 30 0.08 114
130 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 459
131 PEARL HARBOR: PEARL HARBOR HBO PRIME 10:55 AM 183 0.08 221
132 PRIME MOVIE 1: INDEPENDENCE DAY IFC TV 8:00 PM 180 0.08 275
133 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.07 174
134 TAKE, THE HBO PRIME 5:55 PM 92 0.07 250
135 DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE HBO PRIME 9:45 PM 89 0.07 228
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 399
137 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 439
138 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 497
139 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 401
140 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 326
141 WAR DOGS MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 114 0.07 142
142 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 426
143 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:51 PM 39 0.07 162
144 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 298
145 UNDISPUTED L: 328 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 142
146 GOLIC AND WINGO     L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.06 171
147 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: OKLAHOMA STATE/OKLAHOMA ESPNU 9:05 PM 127 0.06 290
148 FIGURE SKATING: US CHAMP LADIES SHORT NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 PM 122 0.06 230
149 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 52 0.06 162
150 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 465

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

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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.




33 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Grown-ish did well for Freeform. They won’t have much to celebrate when some of their flops like Beyond return soon.


    • Shan

      Freeform shows would pull more views if they streamed more of their shows unlocked after a month. This might be the only option soon for a number of underrating cable channels to compete with online subscription services for viewers.


      • baja7475

        Soon, with the immersion of more subscriptions services (mgm, Disney, Netflix, amazon etc). It might be cheaper to go to back to cable to get more shows. lol. Not to mention you need internet, so you have 2 bills to watch your shows. THe reason I don’t have streaming, you can’t have streaming without giving them a card number. Sorry I don’t give anybody my card number online. been there done that


    • FlopWatch

      Yeah, this might encourage them with more known properties and spinoffs like they’re already doing with the Fosters spinoff and possibly picking up that PLL spinoff.


  2. Amaury

    Sigh. 1.06M for Paradise Run this year compared to 1.49M on January 3 last year.


  3. Joe

    Rachael Maddow? Why him, it’s the same story on every show. The ‘news’ is pathetic. I want to see what’s going on around the country and around the world and all I get is people like this guy whining about the president 23 hours of the day. On occasion, they will mention the weather, though.


  4. Ed Waibel

    Congratulations on a job well done! But, regrettably, what is missing from the so-called, all-important 25-54 demo is the truly important target audience. In my opinion, who gives a damn whether (or not) Rachel Maddow attracts a gazillion in her 25-54 demo? Her demo is undoubtedly made up of a disproportionate number of “losers,” welfare recipients, ney-bobs, and others on all matter of hallucinigens. Good riddins. (Pardon my spelling; I’m in a hurry.) Huddle Rachel’s audience all together where they belong. The 25-54 demo on Fox News, generally, will be made up of god-fearing, law-abiding, mortgage-paying, child-rearing folks … unlike the riff-raff over there on MSNBC. Bang for their buck, advertisers will undoubtedly do far better with an identical 25-54 demo on Fox News than on either MSNBC or CNN, where the quizzlings congregate. Keep up the good work!


  5. fae

    Fake polls, fake ratings


  6. sneakyquick

    Maddow number one in news, I never understood why everyone likes HIM so much…….


  7. digger

    Seriously, Maddow? Why on earth would anyone watch a lunatic on steroids pushing her propaganda? SNL has more fact filled programs. Her fans must be deranged or have taken too many bong hits after the CNN bong show.


  8. bigbugna

    Who is this Maddow?


  9. Chris Brown

    The sad pathetic sore losers are just DESPERATE to hear news about the slightest Trump fight/failure.

    It shows their true motivation: a desperate negative mindset.


  10. Eric

    The popularity of Madcow, like the popularity of Dimblob or Maher or Inannity shows the number of idiots that live in Muruhkuh and explains why we’ll never be able to repair our political system.


  11. Bob A.

    Wow… So many D-Bags watch Madcow? This country “is” full of idiots.


  12. O.M.G. O.M.G.. Situation Room beat out Bret Baier by one point. Don’t tell Bret.


  13. Jack Coyote

    I call BS.


  14. Jack Coyote

    I call BS, no way.


  15. Hal McKee

    Bret Baier at 6pm has lost ground because his guest panel has fallen into the unknowns category. I have never heard of most of his recent panelists. Charles is really missed.


  16. Mark

    Well, even the snowflakes need something to watch… Madcow won’t tax their few remaining brain cells too much…


    • Destiny

      Speaking of snowflakes, what do you call about a dozen conservatives using rude & disrespectful language about a television host and her audience on a ratings website? Because y’all seem very upset that her show has out rated the shows on your number one source for news, FOX News.

      Amusing.


      • Mitch Salem

        FYI, we removed the comment that I believe you’re referring to. People of all politics are welcome here, but we draw the line at abusive language.


        • Destiny

          Thanks Mitch. So much fuss from these people over nothing. Looking at the ratings there’s nothing between the MSNBC shows and the Fox News ones.


  17. I have never watched a single one of her shows. I truly can’t stand her.


  18. Les Gubmit

    Nothing remotely entertaining about The Rachel Maddow show. The fact that so many viewers are watching means our planet is doomed.


  19. Riley

    I suspect the reason for so many people watching Rachel is not for her politics but most have not really seen one of those in real life and this is a chance to check off another item on their bucket list.


  20. Trebel

    no doubt conservatives are in church wednesday night


  21. Mark

    Why is it that all viewers are included in ratnkings, I do like your website but would much prefer to see total viewers in how the shows are ranked and not 18-49


  22. KevinY

    Absolutely stunned how well 9-1-1 did!! I thought Ryan Murphy doing a procedural show was a bit strange but it certainly worked. My Wednesday night slate continues to be overwhelmingly jampacked and several new Wednesday shows are upcoming (Alone Together, Waco, Let’s Get Physical, and the return of The Magicians next week).



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