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November 5, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.4.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE MASKED SINGER, THE GOLDBERGS, BLACK-ISH, and the CBS and NBC news specials all gained 0.1 in final numbers.  As we mentioned this morning, the 9PM hour on CBS wasn’t filled with a new episode of THE AMAZING RACE but rather by a SWAT rerun.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Note that we don’t currently have access to ratings below the Top 150, so we won’t be able to respond to requests at this time.  This means, among other things, that we don’t have numbers for BET Her or BARONESS VON SKETCH on IFC. 

For the 2nd consecutive day, all the Top 50 slots on our chart were election coverage.  On Wednesday, CNN was on top, peaking in the 9PM hour at 2.37/2.85/7.9M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 1.26/1.78/7.3M, and MSNBC’s 8PM hour at 0.80/1.15/2M.

The top-rated non-news telecast was Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, up 0.02 to 0.32.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING slipped 0.02 to 0.30.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE gained 0.03 to 0.22, SISTAS was steady at 0.22, and ASSISTED LIVING was down 0.02 to 0.21.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL rose 0.06 to 0.21.  On ID, CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.15/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.18, and CHAOS IN COURT was down 0.07 to 0.13.  USA’s WWE NXT fell 0.11 to 0.14.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL lost 0.02 to 0.13, HOUSE HUNTERS dropped 0.04 to 0.12, PROPERTY BROTHERS was down 0.08 to 0.11, and MARTHA KNOWS BEST was at 0.10 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.12.  MTV’s CATFISH shrank by 0.09 to 0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday November 4, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 9:00 PM 60 2.37 7,923
2 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 8:00 PM 60 2.32 7,797
3 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 2.09 6,717
4 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1.98 6,409
5 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 6:00 PM 60 1.95 6,364
6 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 5:00 PM 60 1.92 6,817
7 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 4:00 PM 60 1.65 6,183
8 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 11:00 PM 60 1.59 5,109
9 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 3:00 PM 60 1.54 5,536
10 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 2:00 PM 60 1.49 5,207
11 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 1:00 PM 60 1.44 4,999
12 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 12:00 AM 60 1.39 4,651
13 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 12:00 PM 60 1.36 4,911
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 1.26 7,344
15 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 11:00 AM 60 1.23 4,580
16 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 10:00 AM 60 1.23 4,589
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 1.19 6,904
18 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 1.18 6,564
19 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 1.15 5,990
20 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 1.12 5,446
21 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 9:00 AM 60 1.10 4,216
22 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 1.04 5,361
23 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 1:00 AM 60 1.02 3,580
24 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.92 5,293
25 ELECTION DAY AMER CONT CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.90 3,430
26 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.89 5,321
27 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.87 5,023
28 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.87 4,777
29 FOX NEWS DEMOCRACY 2020 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.87 4,903
30 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.87 5,466
31 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.86 4,805
32 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.85 4,739
33 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.80 4,411
34 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.80 4,410
35 DECISION 2020: ELECTION RESULTS 2020 MSNBC 8:00 PM 180 0.80 4,973
36 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.75 2,864
37 ELECTION NIGHT AMER CONT CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.73 2,709
38 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.73 4,590
39 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.69 3,655
40 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.67 2,427
41 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.66 3,553
42 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.66 4,375
43 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.65 3,738
44 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: ELECTION COVERAGE 2020 MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.55 4,089
45 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.50 2,438
46 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.44 2,859
47 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.44 2,507
48 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.42 2,574
49 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.41 2,639
50 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.41 2,743
51 DECISION 2020: ELECTION RESULTS 2020 MSNBC 12:00 AM 120 0.41 2,293
52 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.40 2,760
53 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.36 2,572
54 MORNING JOE: 2020 PRES ELECTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.34 2,396
55 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 63 0.32 1,012
56 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0057 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.30 717
57 GUYS GROCERY GAMES RELOAD FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.29 828
58 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.22 893
59 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 864
60 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.21 749
61 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.21 880
62 DECISION 2020 MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.20 1,303
63 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: OHIO/CENTRAL MICHIGAN ESPN 7:00 PM 217 0.19 711
64 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.17 617
65 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.15 505
66 THE A&E MOVIE A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 88 0.15 414
67 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.15 746
68 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 121 0.14 610
69 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 10:37 PM 23 0.14 456
70 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.13 735
71 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.13 1,064
72 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 557
73 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 708
74 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.12 1,081
75 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.12 337
76 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.12 348
77 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 293
78 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.11 363
79 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 309
80 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.11 1,155
81 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 334
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:03 PM 30 0.10 379
83 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R10H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.10 353
84 MARTHA KNOWS BEST HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.10 872
85 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 1:30 AM 30 0.09 165
86 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 310
87 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 228
88 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 248
89 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 2: FC BARCELONA VS. FC DYNAMO KYIV TUDN 2:50 PM 130 0.08 181
90 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.07 184
91 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.07 230
92 UNDISPUTED L: 1036 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 152
93 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS, A LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.07 617
94 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 147
95 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 241
96 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 172
97 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.06 192
98 BITCHIN BOOT CAMP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 291
99 THUNDERCATS ROAR! THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 15 0.06 175
100 WORLDS MOST UNEX REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 239
101 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 194
102 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 126
103 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 151
104 PARANORMAL: CAPTURED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 288
105 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 245
106 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 324
107 COPA MX: FNL:MONTERREY VS TIJUANA FOX DEPORTES 9:13 PM 142 0.05 122
108 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.05 102
109 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 114
110 GREEN RIVER KILLER: 100 CRIM CONF 208 OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.05 206
111 BBCA MOVIE: WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 240 0.05 124
112 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 206
113 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 261
114 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 1: ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR / MAN UNITED TUDN 12:30 PM 140 0.04 100
115 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 148
116 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:31 AM 30 0.04 66
117 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 196
118 MORNINGS WITH M.BARTIROMO FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 7:00 AM 60 0.04 359
119 REAL MURDERS OF OC SNEAK BRAVO 11:33 PM 60 0.04 145
120 HOLMES AND HOLMES: RETOOL DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 239
121 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 447
122 AFTER THE BELL FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.04 280
123 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 221
124 HERD L: 1349 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 99
125 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 306
126 MORNINGS WITH M.BARTIROMO FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 8:00 AM 60 0.04 371
127 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: BUFFALO/NORTHERN ILLINOIS ESPN2 7:00 PM 223 0.04 199
128 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.03 419
129 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.03 73
130 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 132
131 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 130
132 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 296
133 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 70
134 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 190
135 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 252
136 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 93
137 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 215
138 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 120
139 CLAMAN COUNTDOWN, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.03 223
140 IFC MOVIE: RV IFC TV 3:30 PM 120 0.03 105
141 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 231
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 140
143 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 125
144 EVENING EDIT, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.03 347
145 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 309
146 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.03 49
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 111
148 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 998 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.02 57
149 MAKING MONEY W/C.PAYNE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.02 225
150 KENNEDY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.02 165

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."




6 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘The A Word (Sundance TV at 11PM)’ season premiere ratings, please? Thanks!


  2. Augus

    Also, do you have ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC at 12AM)’ ratings, please? Thanks for all


  3. Joe

    Good. Lets get all of these cable news sweeps out of the way like the finale of a fireworks display. Ready for Cable Ratings where cable news isn’t much of a factor anymore. Remember 5 years ago? Top 50 with no cable news programs. Even CNN and MSNBC must have been secretly rooting for Trump. Only cable news channels have risen in the last 5 years. Trumps circus has glued many eyeballs.

    2021 – Bring back Cable Ratings for scripted television


  4. Joe

    – This is how it all started:

    “CABLE ORIGINALS: Despite the happy network press releases, HBO’s THE UNDOING had an underwhelming start at 0.08, with LAST WEEK TONIGHT up a tick to 0.22.” – Sunday Oct 25th

    – Been looking forward to this miniseries. I felt that cheap shot. Was I salty about it? Yes. Probably still am if I’m being honest. The press releases only talked about the Accumulative Viewers (which helps growth) since HBO doesn’t have advertisements. 18-49 rating means zilch to them. It’s not a proper measurement for HBO, or their programs themselves. Example: Watch the Emmys.

    – The following week, Sunday Oct 1st Cable Originals. The Undoing gained over 120,000 viewers (see previous paragraph about Accumulative Viewers).

    – The following comment shows how well The Undoing is actually DOING from HBO’s perspective

    Joe
    Really good night for HBO! They don’t sell anything to 18-49 year olds

    amc Fear the Walking Dead – 1,276
    hbo The Undoing – 799
    amc Walking Dead: WB – 742
    hbo Last Week Tonight – 688
    FX Fargo – 649
    sho Circus – 287
    starz Spanish Princess – 233
    sho The Good Lord Bird – 206

    It’s time to put some respect on The Undoing.

    Do I plan on keeping up with this ‘half’ running gag for a little while? Yes. Yes I do.



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