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December 6, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.5.2018

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from this morning’s preliminary numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.83/0.73.  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW dipped 0.03 to 0.48.  On Discovery, a special episode of GOLD RUSH was at 0.44. leading in to the premiere of BORDER LIVE at 0.22.  Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK dropped 0.07 to 0.43.  A Wednesday edition of A&E’s LIVE PD was at 0.42.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY ticked down to 0.43, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS was up 0.05 to 0.31.  History’s VIKINGS fell a tenth to 0.37.  Fox Desportes’ LIGA match was at 0.35.  On ID, SHATTERED was steady at 0.33.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES gained 0.05 to 0.31.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news at 0.30/0.47/3.2M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.27/0.44/2.7M, and CNN’s afternoon coverage of the George H.W. Bush Funeral at 0.25/0.34/1.8M.  MTV’s CATFISH rose 0.05 to 0.30.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL returned at 0.29.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS climbed 0.07 to 0.28, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL gained 0.04 to 0.28, and HOUSE HUNTERS was up 0.02 to 0.26.  Syfy’s NIGHTFLYERS ticked down from Tuesday’s episode to 0.08.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday December 5, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: SAN ANTONIO/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:38 PM 149 0.83 1,816
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PHILADELPHIA/TORONTO ESPN 8:12 PM 146 0.73 1,643
3 NBA AFTER THE BUZZER  L ESPN 1:07 AM 15 0.58 1,247
4 BLACK INK CREW 7 VH1 10:00 PM 61 0.48 1,044
5 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.44 1,717
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:22 AM 53 0.43 921
7 SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.43 769
8 LIVE PD WED: 167 LIVE PD WED A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.42 1,296
9 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,148
10 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:00 PM 12 0.41 893
11 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 61 0.37 1,650
12 LIGA MX PLAYOFFS: SF:MONTERREY VS CRUZ AZUL FOX DEPORTES 8:53 PM 133 0.35 825
13 SHATTERED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,333
14 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:15 AM 45 0.33 665
15 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.31 927
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.31 810
17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.30 3,168
18 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.30 828
19 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN7C MTV 9:00 PM 61 0.30 583
20 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.29 897
21 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: HARTFORD/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.28 708
22 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,292
23 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.28 1,322
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 2,741
25 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.26 577
26 PRES GHW BUSH FUNERAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.26 3,608
27 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,212
28 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.25 815
29 STATE FUNERAL OF GHW BUSH CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.25 1,824
30 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.25 2,539
31 STATE FUNERAL OF GHW BUSH CNN 1:22 PM 38 0.25 1,714
32 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: UNC WILMINGTON/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN2 9:04 PM 121 0.24 608
33 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,827
34 PRES GHW BUSH FUNERAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.24 3,330
35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,379
36 STATE FUNERAL OF GHW BUSH: FUNERAL SERVICE US CAPITOL CNN 11:00 AM 142 0.23 1,678
37 PRES GHW BUSH FUNERAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 43 0.22 3,176
38 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,927
39 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 535
40 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,109
41 BORDER LIVE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 120 0.22 777
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,294
43 DEAL OR NO DEAL CNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.21 865
44 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.21 2,638
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:30 PM 30 0.21 1,592
46 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 1,250
47 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:43 PM 17 0.21 2,671
48 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,348
49 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,346
50 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,104
51 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,589
52 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.19 2,603
53 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 520
54 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,064
55 DEAL OR NO DEAL CNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 796
56 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 1,236
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,256
58 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.17 491
59 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,267
60 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 419
61 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,491
62 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,825
63 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 398
64 PRES GHW BUSH FUNERAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 2,602
65 BOJACK HORSEMAN COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.16 293
66 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 868
67 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 323
68 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: GHWB FUNERAL MSNBC 9:00 AM 330 0.14 1,575
69 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,747
70 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:43 PM 142 0.14 307
71 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,448
72 PRES GHW BUSH FUNERAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,945
73 STATE FUNERAL OF GHW BUSH CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,219
74 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,692
75 TEXAS METAL MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.14 464
76 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 119 0.13 774
77 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.13 379
78 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,762
79 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,668
80 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 11:06 PM 24 0.13 305
81 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 309
82 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,066
83 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.12 333
84 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,158
85 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 335
86 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:30 PM 30 0.12 1,380
87 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.12 261
88 FX MOVIE PRIME: INFERNO FX 8:00 PM 150 0.12 588
89 FANTOMWORKS MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.11 464
90 STATE FUNERAL OF GHW BUSH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 910
91 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WASHINGTON/GONZAGA ESPN2 11:05 PM 125 0.11 351
92 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.11 284
93 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.11 307
94 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 706
95 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.10 190
96 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,614
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,282
98 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 299
99 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: EDMONTON/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 164 0.10 262
100 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.10 174
101 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.09 164
102 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,566
103 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.09 163
104 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 606
105 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 546
106 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 10:01 PM 30 0.09 435
107 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COLOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 259
108 MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.09 362
109 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.08 166
110 NIGHTFLYERS SYFY 10:00 PM 47 0.08 319
111 LIGA MX PREVIA FOX DEPORTES 8:01 PM 52 0.08 164
112 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.08 141
113 RAMPAGE (2018) HBO PRIME 8:05 AM 107 0.08 189
114 UNDISPUTED L: 558 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 158
115 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.08 138
116 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 119 0.07 356
117 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 482
118 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:05 PM 25 0.07 183
119 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 414
120 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COLOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 235
121 WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.06 279
122 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.06 271
123 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.06 199
124 HERD L: 875 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 138
125 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 142
126 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.06 266
127 BUSY TONIGHT E! 10:00 PM 30 0.06 190
128 NIGHTFLYERS: CREATR CONVO SYFY 2:16 AM 15 0.06 159
129 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/ANAHEIM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:47 PM 150 0.06 125
130 BARGAIN MANSIONS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.06 241
131 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.06 472
132 CASHED OUT REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 155
133 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.05 117
134 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 150
135 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.05 145
136 5 FLIGHTS UP HBO PRIME 9:55 AM 92 0.05 117
137 DRIVING MISS DAISY: DRIVING MISS DAISY POP 8:00 PM 150 0.05 204
138 BARGAIN MANSIONS DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.05 223
139 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 97
140 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 120
141 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2018 WK 13 CHI VS. NYG NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.05 211
142 ENVY HBO PRIME 11:30 AM 99 0.05 103
143 KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE: KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE HBO PRIME 5:05 PM 141 0.05 104
144 MAN FIRE FOOD COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.05 202
145 AST COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 310
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 233
147 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 228
148 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – L FOX DEPORTES 11:30 PM 60 0.04 87
149 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 235
150 NFL MICD UP NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.04 99

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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."




One Comment


  1. Oz

    Hi Mitch,

    Can you report how many people watched George Bush’s funeral on the broadcast networks (ie NBC/ABC/CBS)?



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