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March 17, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.15.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  THE 100 lost 0.1 in final numbers (just barely:  it ended up at 0.34).

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 15.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1 has been trying to build its Wednesday to go along with its hit Monday line-up, and this week it topped the night on cable, with BLACK INK CREW up 0.12 to 0.77, and 2 episodes of HIP-HOP SQUARES at 0.43/0.40.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL continues to benefit from the high interest in news, up 0.06 to 0.57 (non-comic news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.43; MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW plunged 0.64 to 0.36 from Tuesday’s Trump tax peak).  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader featured Milwaukee vs. Clippers at 0.52, and Portland vs. San Antonio at 0.46.  The higher of those just barely eclipsed Tru’s NCAA TOURNAMENT play-in game coverage, at 0.51/0.36.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE jumped 0.12 to 0.48, and SKIN TIGHT was up 0.04 to 0.37.  OWN’s GREENLEAF returned at 0.48, down significantly from its 0.84 series premiere and 0.73 season finale.  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA rose 0.05 to 0.38, and BRINGING UP BALLERS held at 0.15.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE fell 0.17 to 0.38, and BERING SEA GOLD ticked down to 0.37.  MTV’s CATFISH slipped 0.02 to 0.37, and ARE YOU THE ONE lost a tick to 0.36.  FX’s newly-renewed LEGION fell 0.04 to 0.34.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS dropped 0.07 to 0.32.  On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY lost 0.05 to 0.31, and JEP & JESSICA was at 0.21, compared to last week’s 0.32/0.25.  On Syfy, THE MAGICIANS climbed 0.05 to 0.29, and the just-renewed THE EXPANSE was down 0.02 to 0.13.  Comedy Central featured two finales, WORKAHOLICS steady at 0.28, and JEFF & SOME ALIENS steady at 0.15.  TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES dipped 0.02 to 0.27.  BET’s THE QUAD lost 0.04 to 0.27.  On Food Network, CHOPPED JR fell 0.05 to 0.25, and BAKERS VS FAKERS was down 0.03 to 0.23. WGNAmerica’s UNDERGROUND tumbled 0.14 to 0.23.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC aired a 0.18 preview.  BET’s TIME remained at 0.13.  E!’s SO COSMO held at 0.13.  Sundance’s HAP & LEONARD had a 0.07 season premiere.  POP’s just-renewed SCHITT’S CREEK was up 0.01 to 0.06/240K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 15.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 15, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.77 1,465
2 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.57 1,443
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MILWAUKEE/LA CLIPPERS ESPN 10:36 PM 152 0.52 1,203
4 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRWE-2: PROVIDENCE/SOUTHERN CAL TRUTV 9:07 PM 148 0.51 1,616
5 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.48 1,311
6 GREENLEAF OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.48 1,636
7 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-BRG-WE TRUTV 8:50 PM 17 0.47 1,532
8 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PORTLAND/SAN ANTONIO ESPN 8:01 PM 155 0.46 1,253
9 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:00 PM 30 0.43 882
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.43 3,715
11 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.42 4,276
12 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:30 PM 31 0.40 820
13 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.38 939
14 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,574
15 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,026
16 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.37 684
17 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.37 1,759
18 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,300
19 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 5: ARE YOU 510 MTV 9:01 PM 122 0.36 625
20 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.36 936
21 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRWE-1: NC CENTRAL/UC DAVIS TRUTV 6:30 PM 140 0.36 1,196
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.36 2,653
23 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.35 2,817
24 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 69 0.34 732
25 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,549
26 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,042
27 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.31 946
28 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:08 AM 52 0.31 655
29 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,187
30 MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.29 708
31 CNN HEALTHCARE TOWN HALL CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,253
32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,336
33 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.28 1,297
34 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 761
35 WORKAHOLICS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.28 435
36 MAJOR CRIMES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.27 2,257
37 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,137
38 QUAD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.27 784
39 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 2,442
40 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: VENEZUELA VS. USA MLB NETWORK 9:08 PM 195 0.26 706
41 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,092
42 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,175
43 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.26 561
44 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.26 2,257
45 MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.26 1,032
46 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.25 896
47 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 2,673
48 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.25 1,140
49 FX MOVIE PRIME: MAZE RUNNER FX 7:30 PM 150 0.24 702
50 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: PITTSBURGH/PHILLY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:33 PM 153 0.24 631
51 BAKERS VS FAKERS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.23 741
52 UNDERGROUND WGN AMERICA 10:00 PM 66 0.23 641
53 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,656
54 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.22 467
55 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.22 1,179
56 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-POST-WE TRUTV 11:35 PM 42 0.22 517
57 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 466
58 DUCK DYNASTY: BEST OF A&E NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.21 699
59 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 9:31 PM 30 0.21 607
60 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.21 911
61 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.21 1,831
62 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.21 1,970
63 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 2,051
64 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.20 564
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,883
66 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,216
67 COPA MX – L: GUADALAJARA / FC JUAREZ UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:55 PM 125 0.19 377
68 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,630
69 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 420
70 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,510
71 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.18 449
72 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.18 501
73 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 408
74 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.18 634
75 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 380
76 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 958
77 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,469
78 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,314
79 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,636
80 CLOUDY THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.17 820
81 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:01 AM 59 0.17 570
82 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,544
83 SPORTSNATION ESPN 3:30 PM 60 0.16 372
84 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,728
85 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,628
86 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.16 369
87 BRINGING UP BALLERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.15 412
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,035
89 JEFF & SOME ALIENS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.15 252
90 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 936
91 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.15 326
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 947
93 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.15 316
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 855
95 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 372
96 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 916
97 FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 111 0.14 260
98 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.14 329
99 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: UT ARLINGTON/BYU ESPN2 11:04 PM 126 0.14 348
100 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,069
101 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 953
102 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 59 0.13 309
103 EXPANSE, THE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 460
104 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 279
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 701
106 UCL ROUND OF 16 L: MONACO/MANCHESTER CITY FOX SPORTS 1 3:30 PM 150 0.12 287
107 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 273
108 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 651
109 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 61 0.12 250
110 SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS VELOCITY 10:00 PM 30 0.12 379
111 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: UNC GREENSBORO/SYRACUSE ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.12 585
112 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 PM 64 0.11 335
113 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 405
114 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:01 AM 59 0.11 268
115 CHASING CLASSIC CARS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 460
116 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.11 211
117 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: SOUTH DAKOTA/IOWA ESPN2 9:04 PM 120 0.11 501
118 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 431
119 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 12:28 AM 62 0.10 262
120 DEED, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 283
121 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 453
122 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 529
123 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,090
124 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.09 856
125 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 990
126 CONCACAF LC – L: FC DALLAS / PACHUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 122 0.09 205
127 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 875
128 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 751
129 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 806
130 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 925
131 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 781
132 UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FOX SPORTS 1 10:30 PM 30 0.08 191
133 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.08 191
134 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.08 279
135 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: ST. LOUIS/ANAHEIM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:06 PM 157 0.08 213
136 TRU NCAA BSK 1ST4-PRE-WE TRUTV 6:00 PM 30 0.07 206
137 UNCENSORED WITH MICHAEL W NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 218
138 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 866
139 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 691
140 SO COSMO E! 9:00 PM 60 0.07 180
141 DAILY SHOW BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:04 AM 31 0.07 226
142 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:02 PM 53 0.07 140
143 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 878
144 HAPPENING THE HBO PRIME 12:30 AM 90 0.07 119
145 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.07 181
146 HAP AND LEONARD SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.07 218
147 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.06 165
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 237
149 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.06 219
150 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.06 175

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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.




22 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have Harvey Beaks at 9 pm on Nicktoons please?


  2. Destiny

    Those 100 ratings are almost redundant as its not going to last beyond a fifth season anyway. The CW will simply announce it as the final season when the time is right and that will be that. Though while we’re on the subject of the CW. Pending some kind of miracle, Arrow will almost certainly hit a 0.4 next season.

    Naturally that 8pm slot for NBC has been plagued with flops, thus why people are quick to call it a “Death” slot. But put something people want to watch there(As evident by the Chicago show) and these Voice numbers. And like magic, it’s suddenly a not-so-dead slot.


    • FlopWatch

      They have plenty of time to do so between the rest of this season and next, possibly Fridays next season as well.

      Yup, all NBC has to do is plug in a show people will watch and stop dumping declining shows like Blindspot there.


      • Destiny

        I’m interested to see where the CW places Black Lightning when it inevitably is picked up to series. With these Arrow numbers above, I’d put at 8pm personally. As for The 100, I think it’ll likely just stay as a mid season show, slotting in where needed.

        It would be easy to say put This Is Us at 8pm Wednesdays, but it doesn’t seem to be a show that helps shows following it(As evident with Chicago Justice and Trial and Error). I think scheduling this would be delicate as you’d need something that appeals to the This Is Us audience to follow it.

        But I do think a bold move would be to place a Chicago show in this slot next season. It may work.


        • Raiderguy24

          I feel bad for Arrow, this season has been a serious up tick in plot compared to that last few seasons. I would even go out on a limb and say it’s on par with season 2, but that will depend on how this season wraps up it’s story lines. To see this show fall this low is disappointing. Then again this is the CW, having 0.5/0.4 ratings are still considered gold LOL. I could see Black Lightning be a half season type show like LoT. Legends/Black Lighting will essentially trade places at some point next year and fill out the entire season.


          • Destiny

            Sorry I don’t watch Arrow so I can’t comment on the plot, but there has been a large drop between seasons. Almost like fans really hated what they saw last season and haven’t returned. At the moment I think Arrow will last for 7 seasons, maybe 8 if its lucky.


  3. D.

    I know it was a rerun, but I’m curious about Samurai Jack in total viewers and Adults 18-49 on Adult Swim at 10 PM (and 1:30 AM) because it’s a HUGE experiment (normally action programming is relegated to the Toonami block on Saturdays). Do you have that?


  4. can

    Ratings for are you the one reunion special on MTV at ten pm?


  5. Suma Kancherla

    Do you have the ratings for Fairly OddParents aired on Nicktoons at 2:00pm?


  6. evschweik

    Do you have Milo Murphy’s Law on Disney XD at 7:00 am?


    • Mitch Salem

      0.05/178K, but since it’s become evident that this is a daily show, we will no longer be covering it if it doesn’t hit the Top 150. (Let us know when it reaches season finale and we’ll provide that.)


  7. D Alexander

    Hi! How did “Divided” do on GSN? Thanks in advance!


  8. superstorm

    It’s a shame they’ve renewed Expanse over Incorporated. Ratings-wrong-decision.


    • Destiny

      The Expanse wasn’t renewed over Incorporated. Though I find it odd that you picked The Expanse. You could have picked 12 Monkeys. But your crazy ramblings don’t always have much logic associated with them, lol.



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