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April 1, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.31.2021

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were significant adjustments (to the next tenth) for THE MASKED SINGER, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD.  Note that while NANCY DREW didn’t technically adjust (because we don’t have numbers to the thousandth), it went to 0.05, which might have rounded higher.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE dipped 0.04 to 0.52.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.51/0.36.  BRAVO’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY gained 0.03 to 0.36, and FOR REAL was at 0.16.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT grew by 0.05 to 0.32, and MARRYING MILLIONS was up 0.03 to 0.14.  Cable news was led by MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.27/0.41/3.3M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.26/0.43/3.1M, and CNN NEWSROOM at 0.20/0.27/1.4M.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING lost 0.04 to 0.26.  FX’s SNOWFALL dropped 0.06 to 0.25.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES climbed 0.06 to 0.24.  Adult Swim aired April Fool’s Day specials with RICK & MORTY at 0.21 and AQUA TEEN at 0.18.  USA’s WWE NXT (which will be moving to Tuesdays later this month) rose 0.07 to 0.21.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE ticked up to 0.19.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE ticked up to 0.19, and MY FEET ARE KILLING ME was up 0.04 to 0.14.  BET’s SISTAS fell 0.06 to 0.19 (plus 0.03/125K via BET Her simulcast).  On A&E, COURT CAM was at 0.17/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.14, and I SURVIVED A CRIME was at 0.14/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.11.  On HGTV, FARMHOUSE FIXER lost 0.04 to 0.16.  ID’s THE MURDER TAPES was at 0.15/0.11.  The season finale of Syfy’s RESIDENT ALIEN was down 0.03 to 0.14.  Freeform’s GOOD TROUBLE shrank by 0.02 to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 31, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.52 913
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MILWAUKEE/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:06 PM 153 0.51 1,330
3 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: DALLAS/BOSTON ESPN 7:44 PM 142 0.36 1,071
4 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.36 1,108
5 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): MUST LOVE DOGS 1212 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.32 1,194
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,251
7 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0078 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.26 700
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 3,134
9 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 71 0.25 608
10 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 780
11 RICK & MORTY APRIL FOOLS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.21 395
12 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 126 0.21 654
13 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,355
14 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,676
15 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,763
16 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.19 790
17 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.19 774
18 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.19 844
19 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,173
20 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,273
21 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:39 AM 81 0.19 513
22 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,250
23 AQUA TEEN APRIL FOOLS ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 15 0.18 341
24 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,372
25 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 14 0.17 461
26 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.17 761
27 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,206
28 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,245
29 FOR REAL STORY REALITY TV BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.16 552
30 FARMHOUSE FIXER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.16 1,184
31 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,248
32 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,082
33 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.15 603
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,217
35 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.15 748
36 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,218
37 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.15 700
38 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,005
39 RESIDENT ALIEN SYFY 10:00 PM 61 0.14 1,137
40 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.14 516
41 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,986
42 MY FEET ARE KILLING ME TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 742
43 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 2,086
44 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:03 PM 57 0.14 1,189
45 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.14 627
46 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,814
47 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,583
48 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 2:21 PM 57 0.13 1,317
49 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,771
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 933
51 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 730
52 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 549
53 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 369
54 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 959
55 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 395
56 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 5:11 PM 49 0.12 1,954
57 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,260
58 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 21 0.12 1,174
59 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 11:42 AM 81 0.12 1,426
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 796
61 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,183
62 BIGGER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 30 0.12 480
63 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.11 521
64 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.11 335
65 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 651
66 I SURVIVED A CRIME A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.11 463
67 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,591
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 309
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 266
70 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,468
71 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 315
72 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.11 279
73 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 4:35 PM 36 0.11 1,798
74 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 302
75 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: PHILLY/BUFFALO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:32 PM 149 0.10 290
76 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 253
77 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,178
78 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,858
79 DPLUS FL: LAUNDRY GUY HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.10 841
80 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 348
81 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,390
82 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:09 AM 33 0.10 1,180
83 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,281
84 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,258
85 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,145
86 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.09 959
87 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 35 0.09 1,673
88 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: LOS ANGELES/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:01 PM 160 0.09 219
89 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.09 369
90 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,325
91 HALL OF FLAME TOP 100 COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 261
92 AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS MSNBC 3:18 PM 42 0.09 1,248
93 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 333
94 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 649
95 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:33 AM 36 0.09 1,146
96 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 501
97 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,201
98 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 254
99 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-1R1R26H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 536
100 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 283
101 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,144
102 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 415
103 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 415
104 ELLIOTT FROM EARTH THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 15 0.08 181
105 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 33 0.07 1,105
106 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COMPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 378
107 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 385
108 ELLIOTT FROM EARTH THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:15 AM 15 0.07 194
109 UNDISPUTED L: 1140 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 170
110 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COMPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 427
111 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 429
112 TEXAS METAL MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.07 314
113 MY FEET KILLING ME:FNOTES TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 420
114 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,186
115 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 9:00 PM 60 0.07 588
116 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.06 1,152
117 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 377
118 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 405
119 DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL HLN 6:00 PM 30 0.06 307
120 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 482
121 ARCHITECTS ANCIENT ARABIA TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 411
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 333
123 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 10:00 PM 60 0.05 183
124 RESTORATION GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.05 251
125 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.05 132
126 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 800
127 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS: 52ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ENC3 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 PM 120 0.05 209
128 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 60 0.05 162
129 DEVIL MAY CARE SYFY 11:01 PM 16 0.05 311
130 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.05 160
131 SPACES DEEPEST SECRETS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 295
132 HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 250
133 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 258
134 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 466
135 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.04 142
136 MICKEYS GREAT CLUBHOUSE H DISNEY JUNIOR 6:25 AM 50 0.04 115
137 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 3:59 PM 61 0.04 134
138 AKC PREMIER CUP: AKC NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 8:00 PM 120 0.04 184
139 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 250
140 WORLD CUP QUAL MATCHES  L: ENGLAND/POLAND ESPN2 2:30 PM 150 0.04 134
141 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 108
142 SCRUBS IFC TV 4:00 PM 30 0.04 79
143 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 901 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.04 78
144 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 112
145 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 297
146 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 108
147 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 136
148 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.03 423
149 SCRUBS IFC TV 3:30 PM 30 0.03 67
150 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 1:00 AM 60 0.03 288

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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.




8 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have “Back (IFC at 12 and 12:30am)” season premiere, please? Thanks!


  2. Martin

    Do you have 101 Dalmatian Street at 8 and 8:30 am on Disney XD if they weren’t below a 0.00 rating? Thanks.


  3. Elio

    The Pole on SYFY @ 11:17pm, please


  4. John Smith

    It’s good to see Newsmax back on the list. I was starting to think I was never going to see it on here again.


    • Bruce

      When Mitch started tracking, Newsmax averaged almost 3 shows on list everyday. Since (Fri) 12 Mar 21, however, Newsmax only made the list with 1 show on usually Mondays and Thursdays. This is 2 shows on a Wednesday.


  5. Jake

    Riverdale isn’t coming back with new episodes until July which is crazy to me.. I guess since their ratings have slipped CW is condemning them to a summer show?



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