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January 8, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.6.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The only significant adjustment (to the next tenth) was upward for NBC’s primetime news coverage.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  CNN was by far Wednesday’s highest-rated network, with all of the day’s Top 10 programming for its coverage of the day’s tumultuous events, topped by its 4PM hour at 2.40/3.05/10.2M.  By comparison, MSNBC’s 8PM hour was at 1.32/1.83/8.4M, and Fox News’s 4PM hour was at 1.01/1.39/6.1M.

The highest-rated non-news original was ESPN’s NBA doubleheader at 0.51/0.36.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE was at 0.47.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING plunged 0.15 to 0.25.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY dropped 0.06 to 0.23, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was down 0.03 to 0.16.  A&E’s COURT CAM was at 0.22/0.20, and NATURE GONE WILD was at 0.14/0.10.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE slipped 0.02 to 0.20.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE lost 0.02 to 0.20.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES ticked up to 0.17, and KITCHEN CRASH was at 0.15.  USA’s WWE NXT gained 0.04 to 0.16.  On HGTV, HOUSE IN A HURRY was at 0.15/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.16, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.09.  On BET, ASSISTED LIVING dropped 0.03 to 0.14 (plus BET Her simulcast at zero/54K), and HOUSE OF PAYNE was down 0.06 to 0.14 (plus simulcast at 0.01/57K).  On ID, THE MURDER TAPES fell 0.06 to 0.13.  Discovery’s UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE was at 0.11/0.10.  A Lifetime MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT special was at 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 6, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BN/MOB ATTACKS US CAPITOL CNN 4:00 PM 60 2.40 10,168
2 BN/MOB ATTACKS US CAPITOL CNN 5:00 PM 60 2.33 10,051
3 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 2.14 8,725
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 2.11 8,800
5 BN/MOB ATTACKS US CAPITOL CNN 6:00 PM 60 2.03 8,807
6 BN/MOB ATTACKS US CAPITOL CNN 3:00 PM 60 2.02 9,037
7 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1.96 7,748
8 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 1.94 8,167
9 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 11:00 PM 80 1.61 6,290
10 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 12:20 AM 40 1.38 5,481
11 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 8:06 PM 54 1.32 8,448
12 BN/MOB ATTACKS US CAPITOL CNN 2:00 PM 60 1.22 6,596
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1.19 7,733
14 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1.09 6,757
15 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 1.01 6,532
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.97 5,658
17 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.97 6,183
18 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.96 5,696
19 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.93 3,808
20 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: CAPITOL OVERRUN BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.92 6,406
21 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.92 6,282
22 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 6:00 PM 66 0.90 6,291
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.87 5,971
24 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.86 5,009
25 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.78 5,029
26 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.71 4,341
27 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.67 3,948
28 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 2:15 PM 105 0.66 4,875
29 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.59 2,694
30 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.58 4,515
31 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.54 3,236
32 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.51 3,780
33 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: LA CLIPPERS/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:07 PM 146 0.51 1,334
34 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.47 822
35 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.47 2,779
36 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.46 4,064
37 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.45 3,630
38 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.40 3,574
39 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: CONGRESS CERTS 2020 ELECTION MSNBC 12:00 PM 135 0.39 3,529
40 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/MIAMI ESPN 7:44 PM 143 0.36 952
41 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.36 2,102
42 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON: GA RETURNS TRUMP PRTST  ELECTION CERT MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.35 2,844
43 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.34 2,272
44 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.33 3,012
45 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: CONGRESS CERTS 2020 ELECTION MSNBC 1:00 AM 120 0.32 2,125
46 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.29 2,620
47 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.28 1,557
48 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0066 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.25 662
49 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.23 822
50 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.23 1,512
51 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.23 2,221
52 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:33 AM 62 0.22 508
53 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.22 765
54 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.21 2,393
55 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.20 922
56 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.20 715
57 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,223
58 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.20 731
59 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.19 1,213
60 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,045
61 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.18 488
62 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,725
63 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,028
64 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.17 598
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,896
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,782
67 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.16 486
68 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 128 0.16 641
69 AMERICAN AGENDA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 2:00 PM 180 0.15 1,019
70 KITCHEN CRASH FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.15 519
71 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.15 1,049
72 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.15 664
73 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 PM 30 0.14 672
74 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.14 486
75 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.14 660
76 LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVG. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.14 899
77 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY JUNIOR 5:00 PM 25 0.14 446
78 NATURE GONE WILD A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.14 552
79 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 90 0.13 771
80 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.13 674
81 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.12 801
82 DPLUS FL: FROZEN IN TIME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:32 PM 30 0.12 795
83 DPLUS FL TRUE CONVICTION INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 646
84 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:35 AM 60 0.11 287
85 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:31 PM 30 0.11 1,006
86 DPLUS FL: FROZEN IN TIME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 31 0.11 839
87 UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.11 407
88 LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVG. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.10 727
89 NATURE GONE WILD A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.10 532
90 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARKANSAS/TENNESSEE ESPN2 7:00 PM 127 0.10 509
91 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.10 262
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 286
93 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 9:30 PM 90 0.10 574
94 UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE:CC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 64 0.10 324
95 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.10 454
96 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 287
97 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-1R1R13H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.10 448
98 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 411
99 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:02 PM 31 0.09 936
100 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 224
101 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 252
102 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,354
103 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 203
104 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 278
105 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.08 243
106 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.08 205
107 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 200
108 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,019
109 NARCO WARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 307
110 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE): KICKOFF SPECIAL 1200 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 183 0.07 510
111 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.07 264
112 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 229
113 NATIONAL REPORT: N/A NEWSMAX TV 9:00 AM 180 0.07 514
114 CNBC BREAKING NEWS CNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.06 354
115 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:07 PM 111 0.06 257
116 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 214
117 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 8:30 PM 117 0.05 296
118 INCREDIBLE DR POL FL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 12 0.05 317
119 CNBC BREAKING NEWS CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 332
120 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.05 236
121 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.05 516
122 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.05 333
123 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 9:06 PM 119 0.05 127
124 CNBC BREAKING NEWS CNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 349
125 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.04 190
126 HERD L: 1394 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 141
127 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 349
128 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.04 255
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 236
130 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: ATHLETIC VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:50 PM 130 0.04 105
131 ITALIAN SERIE A FTBLL  L: AC MILAN/JUVENTUS ESPN2 2:30 PM 150 0.04 87
132 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 448
133 EVENING EDIT, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 367
134 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 258
135 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 127
136 MARRYING MILLIONS SP LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 58 0.04 193
137 UNDISPUTED L: 1080 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 98
138 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 342
139 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 378
140 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 322
141 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 86
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 128
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 182
144 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE) LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:00 PM 60 0.03 165
145 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.03 116
146 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 194
147 KENNEDY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.03 163
148 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 58
149 WAKE UP AMERICA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 6:30 AM 150 0.03 270
150 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 10:58 PM 62 0.03 109

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PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

NEWS & LATE NIGHT BROADCAST RATINGS

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Destiny

    So it appears everyone watched the news. I think we’ll see another night like this very soon what with the Democrats pushing for impeachment.



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