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March 23, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.22.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  SVU gained 0.1 in final numbers.  (Note, the chart below has a mistake: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR aired a new episode.)  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 22.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Perhaps for the first time, MLB Network had the top show on cable Wednesday with the WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC finals at 0.83.  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW dropped 0.05 to 0.72. TBS’s FULL FRONTAL declined 0.07 to 0.50.  Presumably due to the healthcare bill and Russia hearings, MSNBC and Fox News were each in the Top 10, MSNBC represented by THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.43 (with 3M total viewers) and Fox News topped by THE O’REILLY FACTOR at 0.41 (4.1M total viewers).  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE lost 0.07 to 0.41, and SKIN TIGHT was down 0.02 to 0.35.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader featured Atlanta vs. Washington at 0.39, and Knicks vs. Utah at 0.37. FX’s LEGION rose 0.04 to 0.38.  OWN’s GREENLEAF dropped a tenth to 0.38.  On MTV, CATFISH dipped 0.02 to 0.35.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA lost 0.03 to 0.35, and BRINGING UP BALLERS remained at 0.15.  ID’s SEE NO EVIL was at 0.33, and MURDER CHOSE ME was down 0.03 to 0.26. On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY edged up 0.02 to 0.33, and JEP & JESSICA was at 0.25/0.22, compared to last week’s 0.21.  On Discovery, BERING SEA GOLD fell 0.06 to 0.31, and THE LAST ALASKANS premiered at 0.28.  BET’s THE QUAD ticked up to 0.28.   Food Network’s COOKS VS CONS returned at 0.26, and CHOPPED JR was down 0.02 to 0.23.  On Syfy, THE MAGICIANS dropped 0.04 to 0.25, and THE EXPANSE was down 0.02 to 0.11. TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES dipped 0.02 to 0.25. WGN’s UNDERGROUND kept falling, down 0.04 to 0.19.  Tru’s THE CARBONARO EFFECT was at 0.17/0.16. Spike’s TIME was at 0.17/0.15, compared to last week’s 0.13.  Comedy Central’s THE COMEDY JAM premiered at 0.15.  E!’s SO COSMO tumbled 0.06 to 0.07.  POP’s SCHITT’S CREEK remained at 0.06.  Sundance’s HAP & LEONARD had an ugly 0.05 drop off the chart, to 0.02/109K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 22.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 22, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: USA VS. PUERTO RICO MLB NETWORK 9:22 PM 212 0.83 2,290
2 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.72 1,358
3 WBC PREGAME SHOW MLB NETWORK 9:00 PM 22 0.51 1,490
4 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.50 1,419
5 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.43 2,960
6 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 4,070
7 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.41 1,334
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.41 3,419
9 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: ATLANTA/WASHINGTON ESPN 8:01 PM 162 0.39 1,027
10 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 63 0.38 716
11 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.38 2,978
12 GREENLEAF OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,349
13 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: NEW YORK/UTAH ESPN 10:43 PM 138 0.37 903
14 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.35 650
15 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.35 910
16 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.35 1,060
17 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.34 2,823
18 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,101
19 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.33 1,004
20 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.32 2,964
21 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,132
22 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.30 2,384
23 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.30 2,191
24 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,356
25 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,366
26 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 12:54 AM 88 0.28 702
27 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.28 918
28 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 59 0.28 646
29 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.28 719
30 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,501
31 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.28 1,642
32 LAST ALASKANS, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,455
33 QUAD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.28 691
34 HUNTER STREET NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.27 1,329
35 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 915
36 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,014
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.26 1,353
38 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 879
39 DUCK DYNASTY: BEST OF A&E NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.26 707
40 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.25 542
41 MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.25 611
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.25 1,144
43 MAJOR CRIMES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.25 2,369
44 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 9:31 PM 30 0.25 756
45 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.25 498
46 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,987
47 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.24 2,090
48 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 1,386
49 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.23 1,990
50 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.23 537
51 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.23 890
52 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.23 1,523
53 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 1,442
54 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.23 1,224
55 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.22 2,021
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.22 1,533
57 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.22 608
58 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.22 2,090
59 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 496
60 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,185
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.21 1,303
62 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.21 504
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.21 1,726
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,871
65 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,977
66 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 52 0.20 2,027
67 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 62 0.20 389
68 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,134
69 UNDERGROUND WGN AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.19 563
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,741
71 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 387
72 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC  L: USA/PUERTO RICO ESPN2 9:02 PM 251 0.17 397
73 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.17 430
74 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 58 0.17 381
75 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 908
76 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,650
77 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,832
78 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 3:00 PM 90 0.16 318
79 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,089
80 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 406
81 ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE HBO PRIME 8:01 PM 95 0.16 383
82 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 812
83 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 PM 64 0.15 341
84 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.15 409
85 COMEDY JAM COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.15 282
86 BRINGING UP BALLERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.15 385
87 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.15 625
88 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 729
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 852
90 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 304
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 278
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 340
93 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 284
94 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 309
95 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.13 331
96 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NY ISLANDERS/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 169 0.13 429
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 824
98 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 25 0.13 326
99 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.12 266
100 CLOUDY THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.12 684
101 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,330
102 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 279
103 DEED, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 276
104 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,415
105 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 3:00 PM 144 0.12 263
106 NIT TOURNAMENT  L: ILLINOIS/UCF ESPN2 7:00 PM 122 0.12 573
107 EXPANSE, THE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 471
108 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 974
109 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.11 243
110 DAILY SHOW BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:04 AM 31 0.11 240
111 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 272
112 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 293
113 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.10 337
114 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.10 226
115 ZACK & QUACK NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.10 471
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 270
117 OWN TONIGHT! OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.09 484
118 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.09 215
119 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:52 PM 38 0.09 220
120 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 936
121 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 954
122 MLB TONIGHT: MLB TONIGHT 7P MLB NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.08 244
123 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 818
124 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 910
125 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 9:45 PM 12 0.08 195
126 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 889
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 283
128 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.07 786
129 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:30 PM 60 0.07 200
130 SO COSMO E! 9:00 PM 60 0.07 157
131 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 12:00 AM 144 0.07 168
132 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.07 219
133 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.06 184
134 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 746
135 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 736
136 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 269
137 HACKING THE WILD SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.06 208
138 DIVERGENT SERIES:ALLEGIAN: DIVERGENT SERIES:ALLEGIAN HBO PRIME 5:25 PM 121 0.06 166
139 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.06 155
140 CHASING CLASSIC CARS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.06 312
141 SCHITTS CREEK POP 8:00 PM 31 0.06 230
142 UCONN: MARCH TO MADNESS HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 27 0.06 137
143 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.06 209
144 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.06 142
145 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 238
146 UNDISPUTED L: 137 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 128
147 PGA TOUR: 2017 WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 360 0.05 317
148 UFC TONIGHT FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 60 0.05 122
149 UFC MAIN EVENT FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 60 0.05 140
150 MICHAELA HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 191

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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."