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October 3, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.2.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE MASKED SINGER and CHICAGO MED gained 0.1 in final numbers, while ALMOST FAMILY and SINGLE PARENTS lost the same. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS: The MLB WILD CARD game was again at the top of cable, this time on ESPN and at 1.03 (plus 0.11 on ESPN2).  In the head-to-head battle of wrestling shows, TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING premiered at 0.68, while USA’s WWE NXT was steady at 0.32.  FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 stabilized after last week’s big drop, down 0.06 to 0.62.  On VH1, BASKETBALL WIVES ticked up to 0.52, and BLACK INK CREW was at 0.45/0.27 compared to last week’s 0.47/0.32.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE jumped 0.14 to 0.50.  On Comedy Central, SOUTH PARK dropped 0.12 to 0.43, and CRANK YANKERS was down 0.07 to 0.20.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW held the cable news lead at 0.35/0.56/3.9M, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.28/0.50/3.9M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.26/0.38/1.5M.  NBC Sports Net kicked off hockey season with an NHL game at 0.27.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN slipped 0.02 to 0.25, and BUILDING OFF THE GRID was at 0.13.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS ticked down to 0.25, HOUSE HUNTERS shed 0.03 to 0.18, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.05 to 0.15.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL ticked up to 0.24.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was up a tick to 0.24.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS lost 0.04 to 0.19.  On FXX, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA crashed by 0.12 to 0.16, and CAKE was down 0.04 to 0.04.  On ID, THE MURDER TAPES fell 0.04 to 0.16.  WGN’s DOG’S MOST WANTED ticked up to 0.12.  OWN’s DAVID MAKES MAN was up a tick to 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 2, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB WILD CARD  L: TAMPA BAY/OAKLAND ESPN 8:00 PM 208 1.03 3,969
2 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0001 WASHINGTON DC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.68 1,409
3 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 60 0.62 1,344
4 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:28 PM 32 0.55 1,769
5 BASKETBALL WIVES 8 VH1 8:00 PM 61 0.52 1,233
6 CHALLENGE:WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 9:00 PM 91 0.50 841
7 BLACK INK CREW 8 VH1 9:01 PM 60 0.45 997
8 SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.43 731
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.35 3,869
10 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 129 0.32 891
11 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 3,869
12 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.28 729
13 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WASHINGTON/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 175 0.27 724
14 BLACK INK CREW COMPTON VH1 10:01 PM 60 0.27 683
15 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,508
16 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 30 0.26 622
17 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.26 3,052
18 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.26 1,351
19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,482
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 3,580
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.25 3,218
22 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 8:30 PM 30 0.25 550
23 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,045
24 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,326
25 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.24 689
26 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,391
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 2,844
28 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.24 874
29 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 30 0.24 515
30 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 681
31 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 35 0.23 732
32 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.23 652
33 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.22 471
34 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.22 699
35 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 2,366
36 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 9:30 PM 30 0.20 464
37 CRANK YANKERS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.20 366
38 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,293
39 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.20 2,208
40 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 485
41 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 10:00 PM 30 0.19 390
42 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 2,453
43 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 483
44 SELECCION MEXICO WED: MEXICO / TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO TUDN 9:50 PM 137 0.18 410
45 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.18 1,146
46 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,364
47 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,217
48 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 984
49 SIMPSONS, THE FREEFORM 10:30 PM 30 0.17 353
50 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,065
51 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,689
52 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.17 367
53 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,306
54 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: SAN JOSE/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:55 PM 142 0.17 379
55 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.16 447
56 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FXX 10:00 PM 31 0.16 317
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,189
58 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 829
59 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,060
60 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.15 1,039
61 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,350
62 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.15 527
63 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,964
64 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.14 383
65 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.14 2,066
66 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 342
67 TIME MACHINE: UFO CONSPIRACY:HUNT FOR TRUTH SP HISTORY 9:00 PM 125 0.13 707
68 BUILDING OFF THE GRID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 63 0.13 557
69 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.13 306
70 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 330
71 DOGS MOST WANTED WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.12 408
72 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: BARCELONA VS. INTER MILAN TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 2:52 PM 133 0.12 294
73 LIGHTS OUT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:35 PM 30 0.12 312
74 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,777
75 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,662
76 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,881
77 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 293
78 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 276
79 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,024
80 MLB WILD CARD  L: TAMPA BAY/OAKLAND ESPN2 8:00 PM 208 0.11 571
81 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,549
82 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,716
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 820
84 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,658
85 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 966
86 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,924
87 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 294
88 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,796
89 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,434
90 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,323
91 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 905
92 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,413
93 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,668
94 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.10 447
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 762
96 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,504
97 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,683
98 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.10 292
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,235
100 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,268
101 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,260
102 SP HGTV URBAN OASIS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.09 581
103 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,264
104 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.09 272
105 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,243
106 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 723
107 GHOST HUNTERS A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.09 286
108 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: GODZILLA (2014) PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 180 0.09 301
109 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 560
110 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 9:07 PM 43 0.08 187
111 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.08 330
112 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 2: FC BARCELONA / FC INTERNAZIONALE MILANO TUDN 2:50 PM 130 0.08 198
113 GARAGE SQUAD MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.08 302
114 UNDISPUTED L: 767 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 163
115 AFTERNOON MOVIE: MOSTLY GHOSTLY: ONE NIGHT FREEFORM 2:05 PM 125 0.07 250
116 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R2R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 295
117 BR FOOTBALL POSTMATCH TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:05 PM 25 0.07 181
118 DAVID MAKES MAN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 291
119 NHL LIVE PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 90 0.07 175
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 257
121 TIME MACHINE: UFO CONSPIRACY:HUNT FOR TRUTH SP HISTORY 12:03 AM 125 0.06 354
122 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 159
123 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 155
124 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 172
125 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 453
126 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 106
127 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.05 225
128 TIME MACHINE: HUNTING UFOS: INVEST. ALIEN H.S. HISTORY 4:00 PM 120 0.05 381
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 228
130 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.05 135
131 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:07 AM 53 0.05 84
132 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.05 439
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 227
134 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 11:30 PM 61 0.05 183
135 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 281
136 MLB TONIGHT: WILD CARD 6P MLB NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.04 134
137 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 100
138 DL HUGHLEY SHOW TV ONE 11:00 PM 60 0.04 114
139 BR FOOTBALL MATCHDAY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 40 0.04 131
140 SNAKE CITY NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.04 156
141 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 254
142 GHOST HUNTERS A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.04 140
143 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 30 0.04 124
144 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 109
145 HERD L: 1081 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 114
146 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:17 AM 34 0.04 106
147 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 197
148 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2019 WK 4 CLE VS. BAL NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 180 0.04 106
149 CAKE FXX 10:31 PM 33 0.04 110
150 COPA MX – L: TOLUCA / VERACRUZ TUDN 6:55 PM 132 0.04 85

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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.




13 Comments


  1. The Leviathan

    Mitch, you don’t realize this but your site is about to pick up business every Thursday with AEW vs NXT ratings war. Everyone will be checking your site at this time every week for the foreseeable future.


  2. Fan

    Brace yourselves folks.

    Wrestling fans are going to swarm this place in a few moments.


  3. Fan

    Forgot to ask.

    Do you have any numbers for the AEW repeat at 10 PM?


    • Amaury

      Requests for repeats are not answered here.


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, we don’t provide rerun ratings here.


      • Chris

        How is that rule applied? I’m asking because reruns of old sitcoms have made it onto the list if the 18-49 number happened to be in the top 150.


        • Mitch Salem

          Where the networks themselves report a rerun as an “original,” it will hit the chart if the rating is high enough. For example, this week Freeform started running The Simpsons for the first time, and they’re clearly treating those old episodes as originals because they’re new to the network, which put some of them on the chart. But we don’t provide ratings on shows listed by Nielsen as reruns.


      • RIHO

        Where can I get that info? I need to see how many people watched AEW in total (I won the first Woman’s Championship last night)?


    • JamesG

      The Deadline article said the show had a total of 1.8M viewers. Since we know the premiere number was 1.4M I can only assume they were adding in the replay, so that would mean 400K.


  4. Noah Foster

    I have never before went to this site, but now I am extremely curious as to how the numbers will shape and shift between NXT and AEW. My new top 2 weekly watches. Finally, a war in wrestling; a real one after so long.


  5. BILL G

    It looks like NBC has Wednesday’s locked up ratings wise, and rightly so because the shows are pretty good. Dick Wolf continues to put out quality products 30 years after Law and Order first started it all. I would watch anything he produces because I know it will be a good show, and most Reality shows have become really terrible.


  6. Augus

    Do you have ‘Heartland’ (UpTV) season premiere ratings? Thanks!



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