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October 22, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.21.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  As projected, Game 2 of the WORLD SERIES adjusted to 2.3, down 0.6 from 2019’s Game 2 final rating.  In addition, BIG BROTHER, THE AMAZING RACE and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR all gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS: Once again, THE CMT MUSIC AWARDS aired on multiple Viacom networks:  0.15 on CMT itself (down 0.09 from 2019), 0.06 on Paramount (down 0.04), 0.05 on TV Land (down 0.07), 0.05 on MTV (down 0.05), 0.04 on Pop, 0.02/77K on MTV2 (down 0.02), and zero/26K on Logo (down 0.03).

Cable news again topped cable overall on Wednesday (11 of the top 12 shows of the night), with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.47/0.79/5.3M, CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.35/0.57/2.7M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.35/0.59/4M.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY edged up 0.02 to 0.36.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING was steady at 0.30.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES ticked up to 0.26.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE gained 0.02 to 0.26 (plus BET Her simulcast at 0.02), ASSISTED LIVING was up 0.02 to 0.24 (plus 0.02/67K simulcast), and SISTAS was at 0.24 (plus 0.03 simulcast) compared to last week’s 0.28/0.28.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dropped 0.08 to 0.25.  On ID, CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.22/0.21 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.13, and CHAOS IN COURT was up 0.08 to 0.20.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL rose 0.03 to 0.22, and HOUSE HUNTERS was up 0.02 to 0.18.  History’s COUNTING CARS was at 0.20/0.15.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL was at 0.17.  USA’s WWE NXT ticked down to 0.16.  FXX’s just-renewed ARCHER lost 0.02 to 0.14.  E!’s special KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was at 0.13.  IFC’s BARONNESS VON SKETCH show was at 0.04.  HBO’s documentary 537 VOTES was at 0.02. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 21, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.47 5,330
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.44 5,076
3 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.42 4,587
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.36 1,108
5 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.35 2,670
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.35 3,995
7 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.35 2,428
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.34 4,040
9 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.34 2,250
10 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.31 3,056
11 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.31 2,245
12 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.30 2,668
13 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0055 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.30 753
14 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.30 2,271
15 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.28 2,888
16 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.27 1,472
17 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 850
18 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.26 2,832
19 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.26 927
20 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.26 3,105
21 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): PACK YOUR BAGS 1115 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.25 1,177
22 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.24 900
23 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.24 899
24 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.22 878
25 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 2,395
26 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 1,269
27 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,686
28 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 1,806
29 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.21 871
30 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.20 862
31 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,753
32 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.20 933
33 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.20 2,192
34 BROTHER VS BROTHER RPK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.19 974
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 2,385
36 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,668
37 SR/AZAR PC-VACCINE UPDATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:46 PM 21 0.19 1,943
38 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 2,058
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,310
40 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 2,239
41 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:07 PM 53 0.18 2,225
42 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.18 1,197
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 2,401
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,181
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,472
46 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,610
47 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.17 660
48 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.16 490
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,200
50 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 46 0.16 1,885
51 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,878
52 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.16 2,376
53 BROTHER VS BROTHER RPK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 845
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,435
55 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.16 597
56 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 121 0.16 644
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 2,056
58 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 2,131
59 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 CMT 8:00 PM 130 0.15 754
60 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.15 661
61 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 32 0.14 327
62 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.13 461
63 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 595
64 THE A&E MOVIE: MAGNIFICENT 7, THE A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.13 609
65 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS-SP E! 10:00 PM 59 0.13 479
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,030
67 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.12 315
68 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 335
69 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,549
70 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,498
71 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 351
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,445
73 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,314
74 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 889
75 MLB WORLD SERIES ON FOXD: GM2: RAYS VS DODGERS FOX DEPORTES 7:57 PM 238 0.10 270
76 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,418
77 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.10 307
78 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.10 358
79 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 251
80 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.09 506
81 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,182
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 268
83 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE) LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 118 0.09 481
84 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 187
85 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,344
86 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,327
87 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 233
88 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 270
89 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,337
90 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 234
91 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 691
92 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 353
93 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 2: BAYERN MUNCHEN VS. ATLETICO DE MADRID TUDN 3:00 PM 120 0.08 197
94 VAMPIRINA DISNEY JUNIOR 11:00 AM 25 0.08 298
95 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.08 218
96 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 588
97 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R09PH TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.07 320
98 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 236
99 TOY STORY OF TERROR DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.07 313
100 UNDISPUTED L: 1026 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 144
101 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 15 0.07 210
102 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.07 333
103 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 1: REAL MADRID CF VS. FC SHAKHTAR DONETSK TUDN 12:30 PM 150 0.07 143
104 BACK TO DELOREAN: TIME MA DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 76 0.07 341
105 BITCHIN BOOT CAMP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 273
106 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 159
107 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 169
108 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 130 0.06 456
109 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 222
110 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 176
111 MANSON: THE WOMEN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 120 0.05 221
112 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 PM 15 0.05 177
113 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 200
114 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 TV LAND 8:00 PM 130 0.05 364
115 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 MTV 8:00 PM 130 0.05 192
116 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.04 218
117 PARANORMAL: CAPTURED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 286
118 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 98
119 HERD L: 1339 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 125
120 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS-SP E! 11:30 PM 60 0.04 174
121 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 292
122 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 115
123 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 126
124 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: 2020 POP 8:00 PM 130 0.04 201
125 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 329
126 BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW IFC TV 12:00 AM 30 0.04 109
127 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.04 125
128 BILLBOARD-20-TEL-UNVSO: N/A UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 188 0.03 143
129 SCOOBY-DOO AND GUESS WHO? BOOMERANG 7:00 PM 30 0.03 127
130 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 276
131 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 195
132 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 85
133 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.03 102
134 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:08 PM 60 0.03 135
135 MISION EUROPA L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.03 59
136 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 187
137 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 262
138 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.03 74
139 SISTAS SERIES S2 BET HER 9:00 PM 60 0.03 77
140 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 220
141 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 988 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 93
142 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.03 105
143 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 245
144 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 94
145 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.02 188
146 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.02 105
147 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BET HER 8:00 PM 30 0.02 72
148 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.02 78
149 537 VOTES HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 104 0.02 94
150 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.02 71

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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.




4 Comments


  1. Augus

    ‘Assisted Living’ on BET Her ratings, please? Thanks!


  2. Destiny

    I can’t see The Amazing Race being able to film anytime soon even if the numbers were incredible. The pandemic restricting travel between countries just makes it so impossibly difficult. I could see CBS placing the show on a long hiatus and pushing Tough as Nails instead.


  3. 69 Road Runner

    Five of the 10 top cable shows were FOX News. Eleven of the first 12 were cable news. And some of the news was even true!!


    • Bruce

      Fox News has been on a roll for the past 10 days…notably Tucker Carlson! Fox News has added an average of 25 M viewers per day to its running daily average.

      It’s funny during the past 4 years, the dems have been vociferously looking of a scintilla of evidence of Russian Collusion…we find it…but it’s just Russian “misinformation.”



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