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April 12, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.11.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THE GOLDBERGS, SURVIVOR and EMPIRE gained 0.1 in final numbers, but both HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC and the rerun MASTERS OF ILLUSION lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Apr 11.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1’s BLACK INK CREW led Wednesday cable, up 0.08 to 0.52.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader on the final day of the regular season was at 0.46/0.41.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS was at 0.45/0.41 compared to last week’s 0.45/0.41, and TWIN TURBOS was down 0.02 to 0.26.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC dipped 0.04 to 0.42, and the lead-out series premiere of SELL IT LIKE SERHANT was at 0.12.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW was downright dominant in the demo at 0.42/0.64/3.3M, above Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.28/0.48/2.7M and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.27/0.36/1.3M.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE lost 0.04 to 0.40, and SKIN TIGHT ticked down to 0.25.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS gained 0.04 to 0.35, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL edged up 0.02 to 0.31, and PROPERTY BROTHERS was at 0.30.  Food Network’s IRON CHEF GAUNTLET ticked down to 0.33.  TBS’s primetime CONAN WITHOUT BORDERS special was at 0.29.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.28.  On ID, MURDER CHOSE ME and SEE NO EVIL both dropped 0.05 to 0.27.  On Syfy, KRYPTON lost 0.04 to 0.25, preceded by the season premiere of THE EXPANSE at 0.21 (down 0.04 from the 2017 premiere, and up 0.03 from the finale).  USA’s SUITS slipped 0.02 to 0.24.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN LA shed 0.03 to 0.21, and GLAM MASTERS held at 0.12.  FX’s THE AMERICANS rose 0.03 to 0.18.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM was steady at 0.18.  Freeform’s FAMOUS IN LOVE was at 0.12, compared to last week’s 0.12/0.09.  On POP, SCHITT’S CREEK gained 0.02 to 0.08, and the season premiere of HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS was off-chart at 0.04/93K.  The season finale of Sundance’s HAP & LEONARD ticked up to 0.04/174K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Apr 11.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday April 11, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BLACK INK CREW 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.52 1,000
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: UTAH/PORTLAND ESPN 10:35 PM 143 0.46 1,092
3 STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.45 1,225
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.42 1,272
5 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.42 3,257
6 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MILWAUKEE/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 8:00 PM 155 0.41 1,025
7 STREET OUTLAWS: NPK SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 1,108
8 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.40 1,353
9 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.35 1,610
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:58 AM 62 0.33 692
11 IRON CHEF GAUNTLET 2 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.33 994
12 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.32 2,576
13 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.31 1,501
14 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,753
15 CONAN SPECIAL TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.29 728
16 NHL QTR FINALS L: LOS ANGELES/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:00 PM 170 0.28 603
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,731
18 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,145
19 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,045
20 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,083
21 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,098
22 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.27 1,288
23 TWIN TURBOS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 60 0.26 679
24 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,146
25 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.26 520
26 NHL QTR FINALS L: PHILADELPHIA/PITTSBURGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:04 PM 151 0.26 632
27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,222
28 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:02 PM 61 0.25 800
29 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.25 894
30 KRYPTON SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.25 873
31 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.24 481
32 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.24 628
33 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,224
34 SUITS USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 65 0.24 949
35 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 2,385
36 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.23 1,007
37 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.22 1,197
38 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,000
39 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,708
40 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,587
41 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.22 1,868
42 NHL PLAYOFF BONUS L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:35 PM 25 0.22 521
43 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.22 451
44 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.21 703
45 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,169
46 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 1,057
47 EXPANSE, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 653
48 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,080
49 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,068
50 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 67 0.18 705
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,023
52 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 9:00 PM 60 0.18 631
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,903
54 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 714
55 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 413
56 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,727
57 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.17 735
58 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,426
59 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.17 354
60 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,662
61 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.16 388
62 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,563
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 898
64 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.15 518
65 NBA REGULAR SN L BONUS: DENVER/MINNESOTA NBA-TV 8:00 PM 180 0.15 375
66 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 849
67 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,427
68 UCL QUARTERFINAL L: REAL MADRID/JUVENTUS FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 150 0.15 356
69 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,568
70 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 351
71 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,356
72 CATFISH KEEPS IT 100 MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.14 256
73 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,406
74 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.14 293
75 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.14 1,123
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 835
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 856
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,642
79 COPA MX – L: F: NECAXA / TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:55 PM 127 0.14 316
80 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,442
81 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,348
82 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 888
83 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,207
84 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 850
85 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 297
86 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,548
87 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.13 342
88 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.13 376
89 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 319
90 SHOWCASE GAME: NYY AT BOS/PIT AT CHC MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 242 0.13 568
91 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 26 0.13 387
92 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 817
93 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 286
94 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.13 627
95 NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:50 AM 32 0.13 239
96 SELL IT LIKE SERHANT BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.12 417
97 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,469
98 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.12 261
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,004
100 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,044
101 GLAM MASTERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 80 0.12 357
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,123
103 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.11 341
104 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 680
105 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.11 524
106 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.11 239
107 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,090
108 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 57 0.10 234
109 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 979
110 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 888
111 LIFE AND DEATH ROW NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 315
112 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 918
113 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.09 395
114 LIFE AND DEATH ROW NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 315
115 NHL QTR FINALS L: MINNESOTA/WINNIPEG CNBC 7:00 PM 177 0.09 234
116 CONSTANTINE: CONSTANTINE HBO PRIME 5:25 PM 121 0.08 207
117 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.08 199
118 ALASKA TREASURE HUNTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 394
119 SCHITTS CREEK POP 8:00 PM 31 0.08 265
120 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 480
121 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:02 PM 58 0.08 159
122 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.08 120
123 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.08 254
124 PATERNO HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 105 0.08 273
125 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.08 168
126 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.08 265
127 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.08 378
128 FLIP WARS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.07 310
129 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF D FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.07 141
130 NBA POSTGAME SHOW BONUS NBA-TV 11:00 PM 44 0.07 184
131 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 11:13 PM 74 0.07 231
132 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.07 153
133 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.07 217
134 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 279
135 AMERICA INSIDE OUT WITH K NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 334
136 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO PRIME 12:00 PM 144 0.06 158
137 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 7:00 PM 11 0.06 236
138 NBA: THE JUMP  L: JUMP TO THE PLAYOFFS ESPN2 8:48 PM 132 0.06 164
139 UNDISPUTED L: 399 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 132
140 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.06 138
141 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.05 128
142 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.05 106
143 NHL LIVE PRE QTR FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 64 0.05 107
144 MLBT ON DECK CIRCLE MLB NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 136
145 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.05 100
146 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L ESPN2 7:00 PM 108 0.05 179
147 CHEAP EATS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.05 143
148 HERD L: 702 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 120 0.05 107
149 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.05 434
150 DEEPWATER HORIZON HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 107 0.05 111

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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.




15 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Slow night in general for Broadcast, I think the only show in danger would be Alex Inc. I wouldn’t put it past ABC to renew Designated Survivor after what they did with Quantico. It’s easily a Bubble show, some may lean more negative than others.


    • Destiny

      With regards to The Expanse, It had a decent start for Syfy, but this season isn’t about getting good ratings, that ship sailed a long time ago, it’s about getting numbers deemed acceptable for Syfy to renew. It achieved that goal this week.

      Acceptable for Krypton, the show really needs to stop shedding viewers. Suits didn’t have a great night. Famous in Love is typical Freeform.


      • Quinton O'Connor

        Here’s hoping The Expanse’s numbers are as steady this season as they were last season. Being down -0.04 versus 2017’s premiere of “Safe” and “Doors and Corners” isn’t so bad, I think, since at least it’s +0.03 versus last season’s finale. Relative stability is key. If I remember correctly, the lowest The Expanse went last year was indeed its 0.18 finale episode and I had been concerned that it would set the bar for its 2018 prospects as well. But the fandom is pretty passionate, small as it is, and the press has done a thankful job of dropping a few awareness-raising articles over the past week. It’s helped.

        What do you reckon is The Expanse’s low bar? 0.14?


        • Destiny

          I would say the same again would do it. Syfy should make a renewal annoucement at around Episode 11/12 at the latest if things go well.


    • Amaury

      I would think Alex, Inc. would be safe. Isn’t a 0.9 good these days for broadcast networks? Plus, it’s only 0.2 less than the 1.1 American Housewife got.


      • Destiny

        It’s been fractional for two episodes in what is arguably a great slot post Goldbergs. Move it to a lesser slot and it’ll flop further. ABC really doesn’t need the show.


    • Sam

      At those ratings, Designated Survivor’s only chance of renewal is if Netlix is happy with the viewing figures as it carries the show in most international territories. Even past the dismal ratings, the show has no buzz at at all, panned by critics….
      Even in this politically charged environment one would think this would be interesting. Then again, at the end of the day, most of us just want to switch off and be entertained.


      • Destiny

        I couldn’t agree more. I would call the show dead, but the Quantico thing makes me doubt that. No doubt ABC will talk up the shows impressive DVR uplifts to deflect from the dreadful live numbers.


  2. J

    Hap and Leonard finale please?


  3. Amaury

    Looks like The CW was preempted again.

    Preliminaries vs. Finals:
    * Harry Potter: 1.31 million -> 0.81 million
    * Masters of Illusion: 1.06 million -> 0.47 million


  4. Shan

    Hollywood Darlings on Pop numbers, please


  5. Jonathan

    The NHL’s viewership in the US is always terrible, but relatively good for the Kings vs. Golden Knights.



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