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March 9, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.8.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  STAR gained 0.1 in final numbers.  The other changes were all in reruns, 0.1 drops for ARROW and both episodes of SVU.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Mar 08.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of History’s SIX jumped 0.09 to 0.44.  The season premiere of WGN’s UNDERGROUND was at 0.37, almost steady with last year’s 0.39 series premiere and 0.38 season finale.  On FXX, the season finale of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA climbed 0.06 to 0.36, and the season finale of MAN SEEKING WOMAN was up 0.04 to 0.14.  

The late Boston vs. Golden State game from ESPN’s NBA doubleheader topped Wednesday cable at 0.86, with the earlier Detroit vs. Indiana game at 0.41.  On VH1, two episodes of BLACK INK CREW were at 0.65/0.57, compared to last week’s 0.68 for a single episode, and with a new BLACK INK as lead-in, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL was up 0.06 to 0.36.  On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE returned from a week off down 0.26 to 0.55, and BERING SEA GOLD ticked down from last week to 0.38.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL returned from hiatus at 0.51.  The news continues to boost MSNBC’s THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW, in the Top 10 at 0.44 and outrating anything on the other news networks in the 18-49 demo.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS ticked up to 0.39.  On MTV, CATFISH lost a tick to 0.39, and ARE YOU THE ONE was down 0.02 to 0.37, with the AFTER-SHOW down a tick to 0.13.  FX’s LEGION stabilized after last week’s drop, up 0.01 to 0.38.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE dropped 0.13 to 0.36, and SKIN TIGHT fell 0.13 to 0.33.  On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY ticked down to 0.35, and JEP & JESSICA was at 0.32/0.25, compared to last week’s 0.26/0.19.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA dropped 0.04 to 0.33, and BRINGING UP BALLERS was down 0.06 to 0.15.  BET’s THE QUAD added a tick for 0.31.  Food Network’s CHOPPED JR rose 0.09 to 0.30, and BAKERS VS FAKERS was down 0.04 to 0.26.  TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES climbed 0.04 to 0.29.  On Comedy Central, WORKAHOLICS fell 0.06 to 0.28, and JEFF & SOME ALIENS was down 0.07 to 0.15.  Syfy’s THE MAGICIANS fell 0.08 to 0.24, and THE EXPANSE was down 0.07 to 0.15.  2 episodes of Tru’s THE CARBONARO EFFECT were at 0.22/0.22, up from last week’s 0.16 for a single episode.  Bravo’s SOUTHERN CHARM was at 0.21.  2 episodes of BET’s TIME were both at 0.13.  E!’s SO COSMO fell off the chart, down 0.01 to 0.07/155K.  POP’s SCHITT’S CREEK was also off the chart, down 0.01 to 0.05/256K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Mar 08.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday March 8, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:28 PM 150 0.86 2,016
2 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.65 1,309
3 BLACK INK CREW 5 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.57 1,178
4 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.55 2,158
5 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.51 1,420
6 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:58 AM 62 0.45 926
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.44 2,904
8 SIX HISTORY 10:00 PM 61 0.44 1,587
9 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: DETROIT/INDIANA ESPN 8:01 PM 147 0.41 994
10 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.39 1,960
11 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.39 664
12 LEGION FX 10:00 PM 70 0.38 795
13 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,246
14 UNDERGROUND WGN AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,103
15 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 5 MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.37 626
16 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.36 1,092
17 AMERICAS TOP MODEL 23 VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.36 858
18 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FXX 10:00 PM 31 0.36 640
19 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 32 0.35 980
20 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.34 3,677
21 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,629
22 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:01 PM 59 0.33 960
23 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.33 805
24 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.32 911
25 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 916
26 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 9:32 PM 31 0.32 840
27 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,261
28 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.31 2,382
29 QUAD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.31 797
30 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.30 798
31 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.30 985
32 MAJOR CRIMES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.29 2,478
33 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.29 2,708
34 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 2,850
35 WORKAHOLICS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 30 0.28 467
36 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,314
37 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: CLEMSON/DUKE ESPN 2:33 PM 131 0.28 989
38 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.28 564
39 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:44 PM 16 0.28 760
40 MESSY TRUTH VAN JONES CNN 9:00 PM 68 0.27 1,256
41 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.27 682
42 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 2,504
43 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN 2:09 PM 24 0.26 793
44 BAKERS VS FAKERS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.26 855
45 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.26 1,797
46 JEP & JESSICA A&E NETWORK 10:03 PM 31 0.25 661
47 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,155
48 MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 626
49 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,813
50 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:08 PM 52 0.24 1,052
51 FIRST 100 DAYS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.23 2,089
52 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 1,073
53 COPA MX – L: TIJUANA / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:55 PM 125 0.23 432
54 MOVIE, USA: KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 120 0.23 718
55 DUCK DYNASTY: BEST OF A&E NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.23 697
56 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,447
57 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN2 9:24 PM 23 0.22 808
58 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: MIAMI/SYRACUSE ESPN 12:00 PM 129 0.22 703
59 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 1,153
60 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.22 567
61 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 554
62 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.21 579
63 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.21 472
64 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 473
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 2,036
66 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: PITTSBURGH/VIRGINIA ESPN2 9:47 PM 124 0.20 640
67 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,644
68 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 438
69 CLOUDY THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.19 799
70 AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.19 869
71 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,642
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 2,033
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,785
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,629
75 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.18 373
76 UCL ROUND OF 16 L: BARCELONA/PARIS ST-GERMAIN FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 152 0.17 384
77 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 361
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 847
79 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,492
80 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,489
81 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 810
82 ACC TOURNAMENT  L: WAKE FOREST/VA TECH ESPN2 7:00 PM 144 0.16 667
83 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,703
84 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,266
85 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 328
86 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 686
87 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 835
88 BRINGING UP BALLERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.15 404
89 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.15 634
90 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,071
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 327
92 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 789
93 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 757
94 JEFF & SOME ALIENS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.15 275
95 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 968
96 EXPANSE, THE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 451
97 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,625
98 MAN SEEKING WOMAN FXX 10:31 PM 30 0.14 241
99 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT  L: PENN ST/NEBRASKA ESPN2 4:30 PM 150 0.14 578
100 HIGH COURT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 15 0.14 265
101 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:08 AM 52 0.14 489
102 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.14 337
103 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:00 PM 64 0.13 345
104 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.13 1,045
105 ARE YOU THE ONE S5 AFTER MTV 10:02 PM 32 0.13 245
106 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,123
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 880
108 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 457
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 847
110 TIME: KALIEF BROWDER SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 58 0.13 229
111 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 9:02 PM 62 0.12 330
112 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 728
113 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,414
114 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 777
115 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.12 784
116 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: DETROIT/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 160 0.12 388
117 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 986
118 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 816
119 COPA MX – L: LEON / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:50 PM 125 0.11 234
120 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.11 196
121 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 11:51 PM 69 0.11 260
122 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 816
123 HACKING THE WILD SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.11 319
124 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO PRIME 3:46 PM 108 0.11 272
125 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.11 852
126 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 23 0.10 293
127 DINO DAN NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.10 555
128 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 759
129 DEED, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 232
130 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.09 373
131 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.09 205
132 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 933
133 WOOD WORK DIY NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.09 316
134 AMC MOVIE: DEATH SENTENCE AMC 3:00 PM 120 0.09 425
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 244
136 SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS VELOCITY 10:00 PM 30 0.09 306
137 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.09 246
138 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.09 214
139 TIME & PUNISHMENT SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 60 0.08 173
140 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 684
141 BIG EAST CBB TOURN L: FIRST RD2: XAVIER/DEPAUL FOX SPORTS 1 9:53 PM 131 0.08 222
142 FREE AGENCY FRENZY NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.08 198
143 TIME & PUNISHMENT BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:04 AM 60 0.08 244
144 DIVIDED GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.08 345
145 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 205
146 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN2 3:30 PM 60 0.08 179
147 MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK 9:47 PM 13 0.08 197
148 UNBREAKABLE HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 107 0.08 187
149 FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 9:31 PM 22 0.07 267
150 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.07 146

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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.