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March 4, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.3.2021

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for THE CONNERS and the 8PM NAME THAT TUNE.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE rose 0.09 to 0.53.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.43/0.36.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY ticked up to 0.36.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT edged up 0.02 to 0.33, and MARRYING MILLIONS was up 0.04 to 0.15.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING slipped 0.02 to 0.33, followed by a special at 0.12.  FX’s SNOWFALL was at 0.33 compared to last week’s 0.29/0.27 season premiere.  BET’s SISTAS gained 0.03 to 0.25 (plus 0.02/85K on BET Her).  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.25/0.44/3.2M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.21/0.34/1.7M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.36/3.5M.  Syfy’s RESIDENT ALIEN ticked down to 0.22.  On HGTV, FARMHOUSE FEVER was at 0.22, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL rose 0.09 to 0.22, and HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.16.  USA’s WWE NXT rose 0.02 to 0.20.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE held at 0.20.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE was up 0.02 to 0.19.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dropped 0.05 to 0.17.  On A&E, I SURVIVED A CRIME was at 0.15/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.14, and COURT CAM was at 0.14/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.18.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL was at 0.14.  Freeform’s GOOD TROUBLE ticked up to 0.09.  IFC’s BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW climbed 0.02 to 0.03/131K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 3, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.53 887
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: GOLDEN STATE/PORTLAND ESPN 10:07 PM 141 0.43 1,324
3 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.36 1,093
4 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BROOKLYN/HOUSTON ESPN 7:44 PM 143 0.36 1,087
5 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): FACE TO FACE 1208 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.33 1,433
6 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0074 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.33 934
7 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 65 0.33 706
8 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.25 904
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.25 3,174
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:28 AM 62 0.25 614
11 RESIDENT ALIEN SYFY 10:00 PM 62 0.22 1,203
12 FARMHOUSE FIXER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,357
13 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL: ADV HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.22 1,223
14 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.22 609
15 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,714
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 3,483
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,774
18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,358
19 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 127 0.20 692
20 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.20 813
21 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.19 766
22 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,316
23 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,572
24 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.17 681
25 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 2,728
26 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.17 360
27 FIRST WIVES CLUB BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 30 0.16 577
28 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WASHINGTON/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 172 0.16 549
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.16 1,088
30 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,035
31 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,187
32 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,253
33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.16 897
34 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,158
35 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.15 622
36 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.15 667
37 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,366
38 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.15 699
39 BIGGER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:30 PM 30 0.14 413
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,292
41 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.14 783
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,330
43 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.14 540
44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.13 2,459
45 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.13 798
46 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS AMERICA FOX DEPORTES 9:51 PM 134 0.13 309
47 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,670
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,196
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,213
50 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.12 398
51 ALL ELITE WRESTLING SPCL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.12 347
52 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,193
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,626
54 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,265
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 946
56 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.11 655
57 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.11 482
58 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.11 415
59 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,917
60 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 287
61 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 264
62 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 457
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,784
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 901
65 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.10 309
66 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,173
67 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,771
68 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,565
69 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,302
70 STAR TREK LOWER DECKS COMEDY CENTRAL 8:00 PM 30 0.09 222
71 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 10:00 PM 60 0.09 220
72 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,372
73 MEXICAN FIRST DIVISION L: CRUZ AZUL/MAZATLAN FC ESPN DEPORTES 9:57 PM 123 0.09 138
74 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,245
75 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 344
76 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,202
77 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-1R1R22H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.09 613
78 LIGA MX WED: QUERETARO VS CHIVAS GUADALAJARA TUDN 7:30 PM 149 0.09 251
79 MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY: MADEAS FAREWELL PLAY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 5:00 PM 240 0.09 325
80 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.09 1,945
81 DISRUPT & DISMANTLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 PM 60 0.09 254
82 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 230
83 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,411
84 BEYOND THE UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 493
85 TEXAS METAL MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.08 393
86 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: ST. LOUIS/ANAHEIM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:55 PM 137 0.08 206
87 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,504
88 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,820
89 FUTBOL PICANTE      L ESPN DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.08 120
90 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 10 0.08 316
91 MLB SPRING TRAINING   L: SEATTLE/CHICAGO CUBS ESPN 3:00 PM 213 0.08 351
92 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,274
93 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,358
94 MY FEET KILLING ME:FNOTES TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 455
95 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.07 327
96 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 183
97 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 298
98 NARCO WARS SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 263
99 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 663
100 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:33 PM 27 0.07 290
101 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.07 284
102 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 29 0.07 1,112
103 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.07 259
104 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 538
105 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 200
106 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 856
107 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 27 0.06 1,143
108 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:03 PM 116 0.06 220
109 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 1:29 PM 19 0.06 1,055
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:21 AM 39 0.06 1,022
111 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 445
112 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,073
113 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:27 AM 39 0.06 1,145
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.06 1,128
115 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:06 AM 15 0.06 1,067
116 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:48 PM 12 0.06 975
117 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 1,141
118 LIGA MX WED 2: CRUZ AZUL  VS. MAZATLAN TUDN 9:59 PM 124 0.05 157
119 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 1,039
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 216
121 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.05 436
122 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 305
123 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.05 225
124 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 12:05 AM 25 0.05 93
125 RESTORATION GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.04 352
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 180
127 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 545
128 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 345
129 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:56 PM 124 0.04 149
130 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 284
131 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 304
132 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 103
133 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 1:00 AM 60 0.04 307
134 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 392
135 HERD L: 1436 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 126
136 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 120
137 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.04 129
138 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 342
139 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 168
140 UNDISPUTED L: 1120 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 107
141 THREES COMPANY IFC TV 1:00 AM 30 0.03 113
142 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 286
143 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 9:00 PM 60 0.03 507
144 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 271
145 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 202
146 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.03 323
147 SCRUBS IFC TV 5:00 PM 30 0.03 66
148 INCREDIBLE DR POL FL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 11 0.03 293
149 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 105
150 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.03 268

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC at 12am)’ ratings? Thanks!


  2. John

    We now have documented proof of The CW losing in the ratings to the INSP channel. I’ve joked about how it would rank behind PBS, ION, MeTV, and the various Spanish networks but to lose to INSP is truly an achievement.



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