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October 8, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.7.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The final VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE numbers were 2.2 on ABC, 1.1 on CBS, 1.6 on NBC, and 1.2 on FOX, all up 0.1-0.3 from prelims (and down significantly from the Presidential Debate).  In addition, in final numbers BIG BROTHER and THE MASKED SINGER gained 0.1, while the ABC debate lead-in special lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The network-by-network cable news variations for the Presidential Debate compared to the VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE were interesting:  Fox News plunged a full 1.50 to 1.86, while CNN dropped 0.44 to 1.91, and MSNBC was down 0.14 to 0.86.  In the MLB PLAYOFFS, TBS’s games were at 0.65/0.34, Fox Sports 1’s game was at 0.55, and MLB Network’s game was at 0.18.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING slipped 0.02 to 0.31.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dropped 0.04 to 0.24, and MARRYING MILLIONS was down 0.07 to 0.10.  On BET, ASSISTED LIVING was at 0.22 (plus BET Her simulcast at 0.01/43K) compared to last week’s 0.24/0.22, and HOUSE OF PAYNE was at 0.21 (plus 0.01/40K simulcast) compared to 0.24/0.19.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.20/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.20, BROTHER VS BROTHER was down 0.06 to 0.17, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.04 to 0.15.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES fell 0.13 to 0.18.  USA’s WWE NXT lost 0.03 to 0.16.  History’s COUNTING CARS was at 0.16.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.14.  MTV’s CATFISH was at 0.14.  FXX’s ARCHER was steady at 0.14.  On ID, CHAOS IN COURT fell 0.07 to 0.12, and CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.11/0.10 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.14.  Discovery’s DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME edged up 0.02 to 0.11.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 7, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 9:04 PM 89 1.91 7,705
2 VP DEBATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:03 PM 91 1.86 11,898
3 VP DEBATE ANALYSIS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:34 PM 26 1.37 9,162
4 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:33 PM 87 1.23 5,372
5 VP DEBATE CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:50 PM 13 1.07 8,399
6 DEBATE MSNBC 9:03 PM 92 0.86 6,918
7 MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 10:35 PM 25 0.81 6,635
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.78 5,276
9 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 64 0.77 3,738
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 50 0.67 6,122
11 MLB DIVISION SERIES: RAYS/YANKEES GM3 TBS NETWORK 7:14 PM 218 0.65 2,391
12 MLB NL DIVISION SERIES L: SAN DIEGO/LA DODGERS 2 FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 208 0.55 1,635
13 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.51 2,582
14 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.46 4,091
15 MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW MSNBC 8:00 PM 63 0.44 4,339
16 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.42 2,299
17 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.39 3,136
18 MLB DIVISION SERIES: ATHLETICS/ASTROS GM3 TBS NETWORK 3:30 PM 224 0.34 1,491
19 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0053 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.31 753
20 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 3,729
21 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.29 1,671
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.29 1,948
23 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 2,846
24 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 3,167
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.24 1,922
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.24 1,551
27 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): HOME ALONE 1113 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.24 868
28 MLB NLDS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 12:28 AM 54 0.23 619
29 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.23 2,640
30 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 30 0.23 2,418
31 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.23 1,589
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.23 1,609
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.22 1,441
34 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.22 738
35 MLB DIVISION SERIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 18 0.22 676
36 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,770
37 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.21 1,654
38 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.21 759
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,383
40 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.20 1,089
41 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 2,095
42 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.19 1,117
43 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,173
44 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,641
45 DIVISION SERIES GAME: 2020 NLDS MIA AT ATL GM2 MLB NETWORK 2:08 PM 171 0.18 870
46 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.18 667
47 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.18 965
48 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.18 703
49 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,908
50 BROTHER VS BROTHER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,265
51 INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 10:52 PM 19 0.17 499
52 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,659
53 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 581
54 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,852
55 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,831
56 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.16 639
57 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.16 2,016
58 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 12 0.16 508
59 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.16 646
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,189
61 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.15 2,349
62 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.15 1,045
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 2,064
64 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,826
65 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.14 467
66 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.14 349
67 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 33 0.13 308
68 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,765
69 CBS NEWS: 2020 VP DEBATE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 94 0.13 408
70 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 961
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,797
72 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,571
73 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.13 1,612
74 MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 12:30 AM 90 0.12 1,475
75 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 510
76 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 311
77 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.12 1,003
78 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.12 334
79 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,563
80 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 314
81 SP HGTV URBAN OASIS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.11 668
82 TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES: LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:30 PM 132 0.11 370
83 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.11 506
84 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,510
85 DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 58 0.11 416
86 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.10 448
87 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,444
88 SELECCION NAT MEXICO 10/7: HOLANDA / MEXICO TUDN 2:30 PM 135 0.10 263
89 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.10 520
90 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 239
91 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 246
92 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,537
93 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 262
94 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 288
95 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.10 215
96 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,293
97 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.09 281
98 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 738
99 VAMPIRINA DISNEY JUNIOR 11:00 AM 25 0.09 368
100 UNDISPUTED L: 1016 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 205
101 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 63 0.09 241
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,198
103 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 255
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,394
105 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 258
106 PARANORMAL: CAPTURED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 265
107 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 648
108 VP DEBATE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 PM 94 0.08 459
109 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:03 PM 57 0.08 216
110 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 223
111 MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 30 0.08 245
112 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.08 395
113 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 227
114 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.08 252
115 AMC FEARFEST: EVIL DEAD AMC 10:00 PM 120 0.07 208
116 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 177
117 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.07 227
118 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 248
119 MLBT DIVISION POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 4:59 PM 82 0.07 261
120 HERD L: 1330 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 173
121 SELECCION MEXICANA: HOLANDA / MEXICO TUDN 9:00 PM 120 0.07 176
122 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 209
123 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R07H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.07 291
124 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 304
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 222
126 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 179
127 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 15 0.06 224
128 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.06 154
129 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:34 PM 56 0.06 310
130 BITCHIN BOOT CAMP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 193
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 253
132 MLB NLDS ON FOXD: GM2: PADRES VS DODGERS FOX DEPORTES 9:03 PM 206 0.05 129
133 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.05 203
134 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 213
135 THE SOUP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 168
136 INTERNATIONAL SOCCER L: NETHERLANDS/MEXICO ESPN2 2:30 PM 130 0.05 124
137 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 173
138 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 11:00 PM 60 0.05 131
139 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.05 88
140 WILD CARD: THE DOWNFALL HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 76 0.04 114
141 CORN AND PEG NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.04 196
142 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.04 226
143 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 4:45 PM 15 0.04 97
144 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 268
145 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 243
146 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 193
147 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 PM 15 0.04 154
148 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 776 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.04 86
149 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 332
150 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.04 93

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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.




7 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (BBC America at 8PM)’ and BET Her (‘House of Payne’ and ‘Assisted Living’) ratings, please? Thanks for all!


  2. Destiny

    The VP debate did really well. I’m currently watching it streaming(With headphones) and honestly think these two candidates are much better than Biden & Trump. There’s none of the insults from the Republican side which degraded the integrity of the debate. Issues were actually discussed, wow. 😉


    • 69 Road Runner

      I just wish someone could somehow have gotten up on stage and wiped that smirk off of Kamala’s face. And when the media makes such a big deal out of a fly landing on VP Pence, that’s when you know they’re covering for Kamala being outshone during the debate.


    • Bruce

      As per The Washington Post, Kamala lied about Abraham Lincoln not picking a Justice 27 days before the election.

      Lincoln was “…waiting to receive expressions of public opinion from the country before nominating.” These “expressions” weren’t ballots but letters. Letters then flooded in to recommend Edwin Stanton, Noah Swayne, Montgomery Blair and Edward Bates.

      Moreover, Congress was in recess until December of 1864, so there would have been no point to nominate someone before the election. Besides, if Lincoln had lost the election, there’s no evidence he wouldn’t have filled the spot during his lame-duck session.

      Whatever happened to fact-checking these liberal liars!


  3. bill

    any debate ratings for BET, BET HER, CNN, Fox Business Network, FNC, MSNBC, Newsmax, Newsy, VICE and WGNA?


  4. Bruce

    @Bill

    According to Adweek, 58,782,000 viewers watched the 2020 VP Debate across on 17 networks.

    The first number is viewers and the second is 25-54 demo. A percentage of the total viewers follows each number.

    Fox News: 11,898,000 (20.24%) 3,097,000 (16.84%)
    ABC: 9,832,000 (16.73%) 3,407,000 (18.53%)
    CNN: 7,705,000 (13.11%) 2,924,000 (15.90%)
    MSNBC: 6,918,000 (11.77%) 1,480,000 (8.05%)
    NBC: 6,802,000 (11.57%) 2,590,000 (14.08%)
    CBS: 5,382,000 (9.16%) 1,767,000 (9.61%)
    Fox: 4,299,000 (7.31%) 1,758,000 (9.56%)
    PBS: 2,300,000 (3.91%) 0 (0.00%)
    Telemundo: 1,097,000 (1.87%) 428,000 (2.33%)
    Univision: 1,029,000 (1.75%) 423,000 (2.30%)
    Fox Biz: 459,000 (0.78%) 125,000 (0.68%)
    BET: 408,000 (0.69%) 170,000 (0.92%)
    Newsmax: 333,000 (0.57%) 102,000 (0.55%)
    WGN America: 146,000 (0.25%) 54,000 (0.29%)
    Vice: 93,000 (0.16%) 35,000 (0.19%)
    Newsy: 46,000 (0.08%) 26,000 (0.14%)
    BET Her: 35,000 (0.06%) 5,000 (0.03%)



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