March 29, 2018
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2018

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SEAL TEAM dropped 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Mar 2018 28.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW topped Wednesday cable despite a 0.15 drop to 0.53, with BEAUTY BAR down 0.06 to 0.24.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS gained 0.02 to 0.51, and TWIN TURBOS was down 0.05 to 0.26.  ESPN’s NBA game was at 0.45.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE ticked up to 0.40, and SKIN TIGHT was also up 0.01 to 0.26.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES rose 0.09 to 0.37.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news in the demo at 0.33/0.51/3M, above Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.24/0.44/2.9M and CNN’s CNN TONIGHT at 0.21/0.28/1M.  On ID, SEE NO EVIL jumped a tenth to 0.33.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL, which aired for an hour, ticked down to 0.32 from last week’s half-hour.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS fell 0.08 to 0.32, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL lost 0.04 to 0.31 , and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.06 to 0.29.  On Syfy, KRYPTON slumped by 0.12 to 0.30, and THE MAGICIANS ticked down to 0.28.  The season premiere of USA’s SUITS was at 0.30, down just 0.01 from the early (January) 2017 premiere, and down 0.06 from the July 2017 midseason premiere.  Comedy Central continued its strong week for THE DAILY SHOW with another Top 20 airing at 0.26.  On History, MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA shed 0.04 to 0.24.  A&E’s STORAGE WARS was at 0.22/0.22, compared to last week’s 0.18/0.17.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN lost 0.04 to 0.20, and GLAM MASTERS was steady at 0.11.  MTV’s FEAR FACTOR was at 0.19/0.15, compared to last week’s 0.17.  On Freeform, the season finale of GROWN-ISH dropped 0.03 to 0.17.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM fell 0.05 to 0.15.  FX’s THE AMERICANS began its final season in niche fashion with 0.14, down a tenth from the 2017 premiere.  POP’s SCHITT’S CREEK lost a tick to 0.07.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Mar 2018 28.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 28, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BLACK INK CREW 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.53 1,022
2 STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 63 0.51 1,371
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/UTAH ESPN 9:32 PM 145 0.45 1,186
4 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.40 1,238
5 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.37 1,047
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.33 3,044
7 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,275
8 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.32 989
9 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,695
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:57 PM 63 0.31 781
11 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.31 1,612
12 KRYPTON SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,076
13 SUITS USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.30 1,181
14 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.29 1,777
15 MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 732
16 TWIN TURBOS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 61 0.26 747
17 MY 600-LB LIFE:SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:05 PM 63 0.26 824
18 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 8:58 PM 34 0.26 655
19 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.26 943
20 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,928
21 MEN WBA: FRONTIERSMEN: 4 EMPIRE OF LIBERTY HISTORY 9:00 PM 120 0.24 1,546
22 BEAUTY BAR VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.24 452
23 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.23 2,206
24 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 2,157
25 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,274
26 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,289
27 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  L ESPN 7:00 PM 118 0.23 600
28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 2,648
29 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.22 1,089
30 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.22 993
31 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,945
32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.21 961
33 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 490
34 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,912
35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.21 968
36 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 950
37 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 679
38 KEEP IT SPOTLESS NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.20 1,126
39 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.20 709
40 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,027
41 FEAR FACTOR MTV SSN 2 MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.19 393
42 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.18 456
43 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 805
44 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,591
45 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 908
46 FX MOVIE PRIME: SPECTRE FX 7:00 PM 180 0.18 737
47 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,585
48 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 785
49 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 8:00 PM 31 0.17 395
50 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.17 378
51 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 889
52 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 768
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 832
54 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,549
55 TOP WING NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.16 742
56 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 895
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 740
58 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 595
59 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,737
60 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.16 634
61 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.15 505
62 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 380
63 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 9:00 PM 60 0.15 641
64 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,325
65 FEAR FACTOR MTV SSN 2 MTV 11:01 PM 61 0.15 284
66 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 455
67 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,421
68 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 708
69 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,400
70 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,463
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,779
72 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 77 0.14 642
73 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.14 403
74 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.14 574
75 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,425
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 274
77 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 339
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,592
79 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.13 339
80 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 708
81 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,346
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 280
83 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 609
84 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,057
85 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,288
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 687
87 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.12 323
88 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,141
89 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 32 0.11 258
90 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 231
91 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 296
92 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:32 AM 33 0.11 253
93 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.11 313
94 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 AM 30 0.11 248
95 GLAM MASTERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.11 345
96 LAFF MOBB TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 215
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 694
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 277
99 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,323
100 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.10 336
101 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CLEVELAND/CHARLOTTE NBA-TV 7:00 PM 158 0.10 312
102 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 24 0.10 317
103 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.09 253
104 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 30 0.09 201
105 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.09 296
106 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.09 374
107 GREAT WALL, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 103 0.09 220
108 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,154
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,080
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 982
111 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 979
112 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NY RANGERS/WASHINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 167 0.08 309
113 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.08 244
114 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 485
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 810
116 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 742
117 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 910
118 SCHITTS CREEK POP 8:00 PM 31 0.07 214
119 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.07 381
120 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 149
121 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 AM 30 0.06 141
122 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.06 103
123 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 816
124 UNDISPUTED L: 389 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 142
125 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.05 140
126 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 761
127 CROSSROADS CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.05 144
128 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 4:00 PM 60 0.05 176
129 BOOK OF HENRY, THE HBO PRIME 4:00 PM 105 0.05 171
130 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 3:00 PM 60 0.05 184
131 FUGITIVE, THE: FUGITIVE, THE MAXPRIME 3:55 PM 130 0.05 131
132 BACK TO THE FUTURE PT II HBO PRIME 9:10 AM 108 0.05 137
133 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 107
134 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.05 246
135 FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 67 0.05 119
136 PATH TO THE DRAFT NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 112
137 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 1:00 AM 30 0.05 113
138 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.05 258
139 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 12:00 PM 60 0.05 170
140 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 2:00 PM 60 0.05 181
141 NFL LIVE ESPN2 1:02 AM 58 0.05 99
142 BACK TO THE FUTURE HBO PRIME 7:10 AM 116 0.05 134
143 HERD L: 691 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 107
144 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.05 99
145 SLUTEVER VICELAND 10:00 PM 30 0.05 107
146 BREAK HBO PRIME 5:45 PM 10 0.04 110
147 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 1:00 PM 60 0.04 152
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 181
149 HOUSE OF PAYNE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 AM 30 0.04 98
150 FIRST TAKE ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.04 101

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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.