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October 29, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.28.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE CONNERS and BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  News was again at the top of Wednesday cable, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.64/1.03/6.3M, CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.37/0.57/3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.34/0.54/3.8M.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT rose 0.07 to 0.32, with a lead-out special at 0.10.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING edged up 0.02 to 0.32.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY dropped 0.06 to 0.30.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES ticked down to 0.25.  USA’s WWE NXT jumped 0.09 to 0.25.  On BET, ASSISTED LIVING ticked down to 0.23 (plus a simulcast at 0.01/61K on BET Her), SISTAS lost 0.02 to 0.22 (plus 0.03/84K on BET Her), and HOUSE OF PAYNE was down 0.07 to 0.19 (plus 0.01/47K).  MTV’s CATFISH was at 0.21.  On ID, CHAOS IN COURT was steady at 0.20, and CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.19/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.22/0.21.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS was at 0.19, HOUSE HUNTERS slipped 0.02 to 0.16, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.07 to 0.15, and MARTHA KNOWS BEST was at 0.15/0.12.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL lost 0.02 to 0.15.  The season finale of FXX’s ARCHER was steady at 0.14. IFC’s BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW fell 0.03 to 0.01/36K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 28, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.64 6,315
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.59 5,820
3 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.50 4,642
4 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.37 3,004
5 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.37 4,291
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.34 3,823
7 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.34 2,641
8 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.33 3,165
9 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.33 2,015
10 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): WE NEED TO GET A DIVORCE 1116 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.32 1,386
11 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.32 3,420
12 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0056 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.32 781
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,004
14 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.29 2,019
15 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.26 2,520
16 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.26 2,675
17 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.26 1,925
18 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.26 2,248
19 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 875
20 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.25 1,431
21 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 128 0.25 876
22 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.25 2,438
23 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.25 2,367
24 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.24 1,911
25 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.23 880
26 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.23 2,163
27 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 1,786
28 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 871
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.22 1,688
30 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 3,036
31 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.21 2,370
32 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.21 2,404
33 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.21 356
34 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 2,633
35 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.20 898
36 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,816
37 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.20 721
38 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.20 2,195
39 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.19 802
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 1,579
41 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.19 795
42 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,239
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.19 2,339
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,501
45 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: TEXAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:58 PM 197 0.18 1,200
46 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,261
47 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.18 759
48 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,896
49 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 639
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,242
51 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.16 1,245
52 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,075
53 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.16 2,436
54 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.16 559
55 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.15 516
56 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.15 1,133
57 MARTHA KNOWS BEST HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.15 848
58 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 1 0.14 388
59 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.14 545
60 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 33 0.14 309
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,200
62 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:01 PM 59 0.13 307
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,123
64 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.13 2,269
65 TOY STORY OF TERROR DISNEY JUNIOR 7:30 PM 25 0.12 449
66 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 2: JUVENTUS VS BARCELONA TUDN 3:54 PM 128 0.12 313
67 MARTHA KNOWS BEST HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.12 754
68 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 869
69 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.12 767
70 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 304
71 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 60 0.11 424
72 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 400
73 THE A&E MOVIE: AMERICAN SNIPER A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.11 440
74 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 1,509
75 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 316
76 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,465
77 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 297
78 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,433
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,398
80 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE) LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.10 554
81 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 276
82 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 669
83 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,291
84 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 222
85 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 210
86 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.09 586
87 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 245
88 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: PORTLAND TIMBERS/LA GALAXY ESPN 10:00 PM 125 0.09 209
89 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 261
90 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 321
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 224
92 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,176
93 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,291
94 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,295
95 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 214
96 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 548
97 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.08 191
98 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.08 223
99 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.08 206
100 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 PM 15 0.08 246
101 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 550
102 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 562
103 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,348
104 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.07 396
105 SHRIEK WEEK: HALLOWEEN BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 120 0.07 176
106 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:05 AM 55 0.07 191
107 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R14R01PH TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 240 0.07 283
108 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 189
109 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 542
110 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 405
111 BITCHIN BOOT CAMP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.07 317
112 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 15 0.06 281
113 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 455
114 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.06 333
115 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 428
116 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 327
117 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.06 173
118 UNDISPUTED L: 1031 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 151
119 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 479
120 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 283
121 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.05 269
122 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 327
123 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2020 WK 7 SEA VS. ARI NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.05 231
124 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 267
125 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 202
126 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 329
127 GOLDEN STATE KILLER: MAIN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.05 157
128 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.05 268
129 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.05 102
130 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 287
131 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 231
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 264
133 HERD L: 1344 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 140
134 KEMPER: SERIAL KILLER: 101 KEMPER ON KEMPER OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 120 0.04 172
135 ARCA RACING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:15 PM 60 0.04 222
136 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 257
137 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 AM 60 0.04 104
138 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.04 83
139 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 109
140 SHRIEK WEEK: HALLOWEEN H2O BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 120 0.04 121
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.04 119
142 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAG 20 EF: MANCHESTER UNITED VS RB LEIPZIG GALAVISION 3:50 PM 130 0.04 77
143 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 197
144 IMSA MICHELIN PILOT CHAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 118 0.04 262
145 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 7:00 AM 60 0.04 71
146 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 126
147 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: ORLANDO CITY/ATLANTA UTD FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 156 0.04 96
148 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 443
149 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 286
150 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 224

 

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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.




15 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC at 12AM)’ and BET Her (House of Payne, Assisted Living and Sistas) ratings, please? Thanks for all!


  2. Destiny

    Tyler Perry has an insane work ethic producing 100s of scripts every year while also finding time to direct these shows too. While I wish he’d get a writers room he deserves some credit for producing so many shows which do fairly well on cable television in terms of ratings.


  3. Martin

    Do you have Hotel Transylvania: The Series at 4:30 PM on Disney Channel? Thanks.


  4. Russell

    Ratings for “Forged in Fire: Judges’ Cut” on History?


  5. Amaury

    Yay, Fox News!


    • Amaury

      I’ve actually been watching news now, more so Fox News than anything else. They’re both good, but it’s interesting that Hannity, which used to have higher viewers than Carlson on a regular basis—not usually by a lot, but still higher—has now, for a while, been lagging behind Carlson for a quite a while now. It’s only every now and then that Hannity gets higher viewers than Carlson.


      • Destiny

        The attempts by some advertisers and activists to cancel Tucker Carlson have only made him stronger. I don’t think he’s ever had such a successful ratings year before either. For that I’m glad as no one deserves to have their lives or career ruined for being conservative. So many seem to throw the hate speech or racism card around senselessly when they see an opinion they don’t like. For example Republicans who believe in strong borders are racist apparently despite countries like Japan sharing the same ideals.


        • Amaury

          Even more interesting is how on October 15, Ingraham had a random night of more viewers than Carlson, but I attribute that to the town halls that were airing during Carlson’s show.

          Overall, though, Fox News’ primetime lineup of Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham has been having huge ratings wins! Even Fox News at Night at 11, which is just outside of primetime, has been higher.


      • Bruce

        I guess you need to define the time period for “which used.” Bill O’Reilly used to have the numbers but when 8 PM transitioned to Tucker, Hannity took the numbers. I guess viewers are more comfortable with a familiar face.

        Up until mid-February this year, Hannity scored higher by an average of 7%. Then Hannity and Tucker started volleying back-and-forth with nightly wins. Tucker, however, did begin taking more consecutive wins. Why?

        Tucker had exposés. Tucker exposed Chris Cuomo breaking his “self quarantine” by celebrating on the lawn of his new house…the secret audio of Chris Cuomo coaching Michael Cohen before interviews…Tony Bobulinski.

        Hannity had the 7% advantage, but the advantage has now closed to a 3% advantage. Hannity is still up by 81 K viewers.


  6. I cannot fathom why CNN is still broadcasting Tapper and company. Is Zucker unable to find anyone with more zing than Tapper and colleagues.
    Wolf Blitzer always looks like he may break into tears.
    Pathetic….everyone @ CNN should try to find a Brian Killmead or Oeilly, Tucker, or Hannity.
    They do not deserve the revenue from their sponsors.


    • Amaury

      It’s probably not saying much, but I actually think Jake Tapper as well as Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer are the better of the bunch at CNN. I cannot stand Brianna Keilar or Don Lemon. Don Lemon in particular often just comes across as incredibly condescending to me. Even Chris Cuomo has disagreed with him a few times lately. When Don Lemon was talking about blowing up the electoral college, I think it was, Chris Cuomo said “Well, I don’t know about that,” among other things.

      John King and Erin Burnett I haven’t seen enough of to make proper judgments, other than the obvious fact that they’re on the heavily criticize Trump train, like everyone at CNN.


      • Amaury

        Okay, just found the video again. Don Lemon was talking about blowing up the whole system, not the electoral college.


      • Bruce

        You give these people way too much credit. Zucker got his marching orders to “resist” Trump and it set the tone of their programming (propaganda). Their programming is not to inform but to persuade or affirm.

        When these morons go off script and start to freewheel, stupid just falls from their mouths. Amongst other stupidity, Lemon claimed a blackhole was responsible for the missing Malaysian aircraft

        Wolf is old school and if it looks like he’s to cry, it’s because he’s watching his network devolve into tabloid news.


        • Amaury

          Yeah, like I said, it doesn’t really say much. They’re all not great, honestly, but those three that I mentioned are the “best of the worst,” if that makes sense. Basically, for me personally, I’m more willing to listen to those three than anybody else.

          And you know it’s bad—for the Democrats, at least—when CNN—Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer, in particular—is grilling Nancy Pelosi on the stimulus bill, because even her own Democrats are now saying she could say yes and sign the bill to help Americans. Or when even Jake Tapper admitted that what Trump was doing with filling the justice seat was completely constitutional, whereas the guest he had on his program that day kept arguing against it.



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