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February 19, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.17.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for CHICAGO FIRE and the reruns of THE GOLDBERGS and CALL YOUR MOTHER.  In addition, the 2 hours of the MASKED DANCER season finale were rated as separate hours at 0.51/0.68. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE dropped 0.12 to 0.43.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.37/0.25.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY returned at 0.37 and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was up 0.07 to 0.27.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING edged up 0.02 to 0.31.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT was steady at 0.29, and MARRYING MILLIONS was down 0.02 to 0.10.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE was at 0.29/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.12.  Cable news was led by MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.26/0.45/3.4M, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.25/0.43/3.5M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.24/0.34/1.6M.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE ticked up to 0.24.  On BET, SISTAS was steady at 0.22 (plus 0.01/35K for the BET Her simulcast).  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES slipped 0.02 to 0.21, and KITCHEN CRASH.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.20/0.17 compared to last week’s 0.13, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.14.  On A&E, COURT CAM was at 0.20/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.10, and I SURVIVED A CRIME was at 0.15/0.13.  Syfy’s RESIDENT ALIEN ticked down to 0.18.  USA’s WWE NXT gained 0.04 to 0.16.  The season premiere of Freeform’s GOOD TROUBLE was at 0.06, down 0.03 from the January 2020 premiere. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday February 17, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.43 891
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MIAMI/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:08 PM 154 0.37 1,053
3 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 0.37 1,132
4 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0072 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.31 747
5 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): DEFENDING YOUR WIFE 1206 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.29 1,287
6 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.29 847
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 0.27 775
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.26 3,420
9 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: HOUSTON/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:44 PM 144 0.25 749
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,461
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.25 3,690
12 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,556
13 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.24 814
14 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:42 AM 60 0.22 575
15 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,860
16 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 892
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,838
18 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,559
19 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 584
20 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.20 1,191
21 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.20 853
22 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,181
23 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: WOMENS SEMIFINALS ESPN2 9:50 PM 257 0.19 806
24 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 3,008
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,259
26 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,195
27 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,364
28 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.18 774
29 RESIDENT ALIEN SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,015
30 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 678
31 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,356
32 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 2,341
33 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,376
34 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 30 0.17 1,197
35 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 2,085
36 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.16 570
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,395
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,279
39 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 125 0.16 713
40 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.15 2,075
41 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,059
42 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.15 655
43 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 2,216
44 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:01 PM 30 0.14 414
45 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,164
46 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,916
47 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 31 0.14 1,083
48 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,885
49 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:03 PM 58 0.14 461
50 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.13 574
51 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:42 AM 53 0.13 326
52 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.13 2,006
53 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 11 0.13 410
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 975
55 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.13 492
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,031
57 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,709
58 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,800
59 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.12 376
60 MY FEET KILLING ME:FNOTES TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 514
61 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 315
62 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.12 296
63 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:09 PM 51 0.11 1,506
64 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 309
65 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 851
66 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/DETROIT NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:33 PM 162 0.11 439
67 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 451
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 966
69 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 1:11 PM 58 0.11 1,502
70 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 265
71 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,523
72 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 308
73 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,352
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,422
75 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 30 0.11 344
76 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,421
77 BEYOND THE UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 515
78 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.11 252
79 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,406
80 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.10 406
81 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,167
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 248
83 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 316
84 DEER SQUAD NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.10 297
85 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,299
86 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,453
87 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-1R1R20H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.10 664
88 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 467
89 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 218
90 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.10 594
91 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,260
92 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.10 220
93 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:31 AM 29 0.10 1,136
94 LIGA MX L: TIGRES / CRUZ AZUL TUDN 9:30 PM 150 0.09 283
95 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,340
96 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/EVERTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:13 PM 121 0.09 254
97 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN20 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 272
98 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 11 0.09 1,293
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,222
100 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.08 766
101 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:06 AM 25 0.08 1,070
102 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.08 530
103 MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY: MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 3:00 PM 180 0.08 306
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,171
105 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 1: FC PORTO VS JUVENTUS TUDN 2:30 PM 150 0.07 194
106 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.07 220
107 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 240
108 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 1:06 AM 58 0.07 151
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 1,350
110 RESTORATION GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.06 288
111 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.06 242
112 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:14 PM 16 0.06 141
113 DEER SQUAD NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.06 291
114 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 1,111
115 NARCO WARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 218
116 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 528
117 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 10:00 PM 60 0.06 172
118 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 12:32 AM 61 0.05 168
119 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 286
120 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 156
121 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.05 501
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 435
123 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: MINNESOTA / INDIANA BIG TEN NETWORK 9:06 PM 136 0.05 273
124 SP HGTV DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.05 317
125 UNDISPUTED L: 1110 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 121
126 RENOVACIONES EN CHICAGO DISCOVERY FAMILIA 9:00 PM 60 0.05 106
127 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.05 381
128 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 450
129 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WINNIPEG/EDMONTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:15 PM 150 0.05 119
130 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L: MENS QUARTERFINAL ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.04 195
131 RESCATANDO PROPIEDADES DISCOVERY FAMILIA 10:00 PM 30 0.04 115
132 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 366
133 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 167
134 PREMIER LEAGUE L: FULHAM/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:55 PM 130 0.04 122
135 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 435
136 NFL LIVE ESPN2 2:07 AM 53 0.04 137
137 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 563
138 HERD L: 1426 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 140
139 B1G LIVE: BKB GAMEBREAK L BIG TEN NETWORK 8:53 PM 13 0.04 180
140 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 93
141 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 369
142 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.04 219
143 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 869
144 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 332
145 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.04 352
146 OBJETO DEL CRIMEN, EL DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 81
147 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1067 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 85
148 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 121
149 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 8:00 PM 110 0.03 153
150 TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN: MEN/WOMEN QTRFINALS ESPN2 12:00 PM 180 0.03 206

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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.




9 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘The Movie Show (SYFY at 11:00pm)’ season finale ratings? Thanks!


  2. Amaury

    Just to note, the 1:00 PM America Reports on Fox News Channel was another hour of Outnumbered for extended coverage of Rush Limbaugh.


  3. Destiny

    I think its time for Syfy to give Resident Alien a second season.


    • Shan

      Do you have a low bar for Syfy shows? As the demo figures have dropped each week.


      • Destiny

        Resident Alien to date – 0.17 -> 0.22 -> 0.18 -> 0.17

        It’s stable and actually has an audience. I don’t think Syfy are going to do any better so they should give the show another shot and hope the second season grows the audience some.


  4. Cass

    Why was SWAT moved from Thursdays? I think moving them to Wednesday along side Chicago PD was not a good decision.



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