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November 1, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.31.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the Wednesday preliminary ratings.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Logically enough, FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE led Halloween night cable, although it took a 0.16 hit to 0.74.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.57/0.45.  On VH1, BLACK INK CREW dipped 0.04 to 0.47.  Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK returned from a rerun week at 0.47, and THE DAILY SHOW edged its way into the Top 20 at 0.27.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE gained 0.04 to 0.37, and KNIFE OR DEATH was steady at 0.22.  Travel Channel aired 4 hours of GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE at 0.37/0.36/0.36/0.33.  Fox News’s HANNITY led cable news at 0.31/0.56/3.2M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.27/0.40/3.1M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.26/0.34/1.3M.  Fox Deportes’s COPA match was at 0.25.  TBS’s FULL FRON TAL dropped 0.05 to 0.24.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES fell 0.08 to 0.22.  On ID, SHATTERED lost 0.04 to 0.22.  OWN’s GREENLEAF ticked down to 0.20.  FXX’s IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA ticked up to 0.19.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS dropped 0.08 to 0.19.  E!’s TOTAL DIVAS ticked down to 0.19.  Syfy’s CHANNEL ZERO was at 0.07.  El Rey’s LUCHA UNDERGROUND was steady at 0.02/62K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 31, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 60 0.74 1,625
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: INDIANA/NEW YORK ESPN 8:12 PM 146 0.57 1,368
3 BLACK INK CREW 7 VH1 10:00 PM 61 0.47 989
4 SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.47 842
5 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIX ESPN 10:38 PM 133 0.45 1,074
6 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 12 0.41 995
7 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.37 1,393
8 GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.36 970
9 GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.36 953
10 GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.33 914
11 GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.32 823
12 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,327
13 NBA AFTER THE BUZZER  L ESPN 12:51 AM 15 0.31 713
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.31 3,149
15 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.30 648
16 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:06 AM 54 0.28 649
17 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 777
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,087
19 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.27 833
20 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,282
21 COPA MX: FNL:MONTERREY VS CRUZ AZUL FOX DEPORTES 10:22 PM 171 0.25 531
22 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.25 1,272
23 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.24 812
24 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 547
25 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,767
26 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.23 2,329
27 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.23 1,193
28 KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.22 860
29 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 715
30 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,027
31 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.22 485
32 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,305
33 SHATTERED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,017
34 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.21 2,662
35 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,456
36 GREENLEAF OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,183
37 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FXX 10:00 PM 30 0.19 323
38 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.19 564
39 BOJACK HORSEMAN COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.19 348
40 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 59 0.19 385
41 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.19 837
42 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,708
43 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.18 512
44 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.18 420
45 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 349
46 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 345
47 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.16 417
48 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 316
49 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 859
50 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 359
51 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 949
52 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 974
53 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,651
54 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,684
55 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,722
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,583
57 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,628
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,941
59 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 359
60 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,395
61 STORAGE WARS AC: SCARY:24/8/18/120/76/45/214/234 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 241 0.14 637
62 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,661
63 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.14 346
64 TOP WING NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 15 0.14 512
65 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,865
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 926
67 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,340
68 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 266
69 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,650
70 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,476
71 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 647
72 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,124
73 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,060
74 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,542
75 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,478
76 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,533
77 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,449
78 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 300
79 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 823
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 889
81 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 567
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 353
83 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,235
84 COPA MX PREVIA FOX DEPORTES 9:35 PM 47 0.11 260
85 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,044
86 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 710
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 768
88 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 218
89 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.10 220
90 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: BALL ST/TOLEDO ESPN2 7:30 PM 210 0.10 395
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 709
92 BLACK-ISH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 4:30 PM 30 0.10 197
93 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 7:00 PM 30 0.10 251
94 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 482
95 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 1:13 AM 17 0.09 221
96 IT: IT HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 135 0.09 218
97 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 934
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 889
99 BLACK-ISH BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 4:00 PM 30 0.09 184
100 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 669
101 BBCA MOVIE: TRICK R TREAT BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 120 0.09 288
102 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 361
103 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 949
104 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 903
105 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 945
106 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.08 163
107 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 25 0.08 262
108 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.08 227
109 GARAGE SQUAD VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.08 427
110 UNDISPUTED L: 533 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 167
111 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.07 275
112 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 58 0.07 166
113 CHANNEL ZERO SYFY 11:00 PM 60 0.07 239
114 FUTBOL CENTRAL WED UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:08 PM 22 0.07 128
115 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 151
116 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 318
117 BUSY TONIGHT E! 10:00 PM 30 0.06 112
118 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 278
119 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.06 146
120 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX SPORTS 1 10:30 PM 60 0.06 147
121 DOPESICK NATION VICELAND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 114
122 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO FOX DEPORTES 8:32 PM 63 0.06 127
123 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.05 112
124 NFL UP TO THE MINUTE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.05 111
125 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 296
126 HERD L: 852 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 101
127 MLS PLAYOFFS 10/31/18: FC DALLAS / PORTLAND TIMBERS UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:30 PM 150 0.05 114
128 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 109
129 BIG CAT TALES ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.05 270
130 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 147
131 NFL MICD UP NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.05 116
132 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.05 125
133 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 110
134 LOST BOYS, THE HBO PRIME 12:45 AM 97 0.05 122
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 227
136 MLS PLAYOFFS L: KNOCKOUT:NYC FC/PHILADELPHIA UNION FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 129 0.04 102
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 247
138 NFL PLAYBOOK NFL NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.04 109
139 NBA GAMETIME LIVE: NBA GAMETIME LIVE 2 NBA-TV 8:56 PM 184 0.04 103
140 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 168
141 MLB INTENTIONAL TALK  L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.04 107
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 97
143 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 85
144 BBCA MOVIE: CREEPSHOW BBC-AMERICA 1:00 PM 180 0.04 185
145 STAN AGAINST EVIL IFC TV 10:30 PM 31 0.04 110
146 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 192
147 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 203
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 181
149 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 101
150 LOCK IT IN L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 60 0.03 59

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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.




6 Comments


  1. Ryan

    Can you please provide the 10pm episode of ‘Stan Against Evil’ on IFC? Thanks!


  2. Chris

    Sucks that AMC FearFest flopped this year.


    • Hello Larry

      Honestly, AMC FearFest has been pretty terrible for a while it’s nothing like it was 10 years ago when they were showing a wide variety of horror movies and I mean a lot of non-mainstream ones. Most of the ones shown are pretty corny like I think the Chucky marathons suck. It’s the same movies every year it seems and they had a lot of specials on too.

      I only really care about the annual Michael Myers marathon on Halloween but I haven’t even watched it the last two years horror movies in general around Halloween because I watch horror movies year-round anyways no matter what the occasion.

      Honestly, with The Walking Dead on the way out, I think it might be wise for AMC to limit the number of horror movies they show like the other mainstream cable networks have done and limit FearFest to just the week leading up to Halloween.


      • ChrisM

        Remember, AMC used to be commercial free. I’ll never forget tuning in to catch some horror films, which really would have been the first time I did so, and to be almost shocked they were running commercials and had the audacity to ask people for their opinion on it with a feed across the bottom telling you how. It was unbelievable. I’m guessing FearFest hasn’t been good since that time.

        All networks were disappointing this year. Even MGM’s movie channel ran nothing like they used to with Vincent Price and the Hammer horror films TCM doesn’t show.


    • Jonathan

      Does AMC still air edited versions of their horror movies? I can’t see that having tonnes of appeal nowadays.



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