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April 5, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.4.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  EMPIRE, THE GOLDBERGS and SURVIVOR gained 0.1 in final numbers, while DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and LIFE SENTENCE lost the same. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 Apr 03.TUE

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader topped Wednesday cable at 0.52/0.50.  On Bravo, the season premiere of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC was at 0.46.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS fell 0.06 to 0.45 after a lead-in special at 0.41, and TWIN TURBOS was up 0.02 to 0.28.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE grew by 0.04 to 0.44, and SKIN TIGHT was steady at 0.26.  On VH1, BLACK INK CREW dropped 0.09 to 0.44, and BEAUTY BAR was up 0.05 to 0.29.  The season premiere of Food Network’s IRON CHEF GAUNTLET was at 0.34.  MSNBC’s Top 10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news in the demo at 0.33/0.48/2.8M, over Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.23/0.45/2.9M, and CNN’s ERIN BURNETT UPFRONT at 0.25/0.20/900K.  On ID, MURDER CHOSE ME arrived at 0.32, and SEE NO EVIL ticked down to 0.32.  Univision’s CONCACAF soccer match was at 0.31.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS edged up 0.02 to 0.31, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL shed 0.02 to 0.29.  On Syfy, KRYPTON ticked down to 0.29, and the season finale of THE MAGICIANS was down 0.04 to 0.24.  USA’s SUITS dropped 0.04 to 0.26.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN: LA rose 0.04 to 0.24, and GLAM MASTERS ticked up to 0.12.  On MTV, a CATFISH special was at 0.18.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM rose 0.03 to 0.18.  FX’s THE AMERICANS ticked up to 0.15.  Freeform’s FAMOUS IN LOVE returned for its 2nd season in unexciting fashion at 0.12/0.08.  POP’s SCHITT’S CREEK lost a tick to 0.06.  Sundance’s HAP & LEONARD rose 0.03 to 0.06. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 Apr 03.TUE

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday April 4, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: SAN ANTONIO/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:35 PM 158 0.52 1,287
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/TORONTO ESPN 8:01 PM 154 0.50 1,294
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.46 1,393
4 STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 62 0.45 1,271
5 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.44 1,423
6 BLACK INK CREW 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.44 884
7 STREET OUTLAWS: NPK SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.41 1,073
8 IRON CHEF GAUNTLET FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,028
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.33 2,779
10 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.32 1,240
11 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,225
12 CONCACAF LC – L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:15 PM 113 0.31 649
13 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.31 1,621
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.29 1,615
15 KRYPTON SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.29 955
16 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.29 1,491
17 BEAUTY BAR VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.29 587
18 TWIN TURBOS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 60 0.28 769
19 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:13 AM 60 0.27 575
20 SKIN TIGHT TLC 10:02 PM 61 0.26 883
21 SUITS USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 64 0.26 1,056
22 MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 659
23 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.24 752
24 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 2,938
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 2,581
26 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.22 454
27 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT L: PAR 3 CONTEST ESPN 3:00 PM 120 0.21 879
28 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.21 2,152
29 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,139
30 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 944
31 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,003
32 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,805
33 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,967
34 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,597
35 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 427
36 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 623
37 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,103
38 CATFISH KEEPS IT 100 MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.18 394
39 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 9:00 PM 60 0.18 545
40 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,849
41 GIRLS TRIP: GIRLS TRIP HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 122 0.18 452
42 KEEP IT SPOTLESS NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.17 917
43 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 818
44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 891
45 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.17 869
46 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,753
47 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,732
48 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,547
49 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,291
50 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.15 663
51 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 354
52 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.15 496
53 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 31 0.15 685
54 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,318
55 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 65 0.15 616
56 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,205
57 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.14 637
58 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,461
59 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.14 626
60 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 685
61 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,146
62 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.14 431
63 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,328
64 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,263
65 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,370
66 LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 25 0.14 618
67 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 789
68 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.13 666
69 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,547
70 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,298
71 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 711
72 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.13 698
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 729
74 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.12 349
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 767
76 GLAM MASTERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.12 345
77 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,198
78 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,203
79 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.12 287
80 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 760
81 MASTERS GOLF TOURN (RPT): 2018 MASTERS PAR 3 CONTEST ESPN2 8:00 PM 120 0.11 488
82 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 775
83 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: CHICAGO/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 164 0.11 352
84 COPA MX – L: SF: ZACATEPEC / TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 140 0.11 235
85 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/MILWAUKEE BREWERS FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 180 0.11 560
86 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 604
87 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,113
88 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 987
89 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 826
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,109
91 UCL QUARTERFINAL L: LIVERPOOL/MANCHESTER CITY FOX SPORTS 2 2:30 PM 150 0.10 228
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 691
93 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 691
94 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 728
95 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 572
96 I AM MLK JR BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 91 0.10 321
97 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 254
98 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 27 0.10 369
99 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 932
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 605
101 MARTIN LUTHER KING: MARKE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 386
102 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 10:00 PM 60 0.09 261
103 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 10:03 PM 63 0.09 385
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 817
105 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 632
106 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 762
107 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.09 264
108 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.09 250
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 944
110 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.08 126
111 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 466
112 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.08 198
113 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:00 PM 90 0.08 220
114 UCL QUARTERFINAL L: BARCELONA/ROMA FOX SPORTS 1 2:30 PM 150 0.08 208
115 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 237
116 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.08 170
117 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:02 PM 30 0.08 257
118 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 9:01 PM 61 0.08 193
119 I AM MLK JR. PARAMOUNT 9:00 PM 91 0.08 221
120 GOLF SPORTCENTER SPEC   L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 203
121 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.08 237
122 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 2:30 PM 60 0.07 191
123 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:08 AM 52 0.07 167
124 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.07 176
125 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.07 156
126 UNDISPUTED L: 394 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 146
127 RESTORATION GARAGE VELOCITY 9:00 PM 30 0.06 278
128 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 281
129 WAITRESS HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 108 0.06 204
130 LIVE FROM: MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 6:00 PM 180 0.06 296
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 255
132 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.06 151
133 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: CLE AT LAA MLB NETWORK 5:32 PM 185 0.06 218
134 SCHITTS CREEK POP 8:00 PM 31 0.06 244
135 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.06 142
136 HAP AND LEONARD SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.06 190
137 HERD L: 697 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 120 0.06 132
138 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 12:30 PM 60 0.05 144
139 COCKTAIL: COCKTAIL POP 8:31 PM 149 0.05 190
140 TAKE, THE HBO PRIME 4:00 PM 92 0.05 143
141 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.05 120
142 MLB TONIGHT PRIME MLB NETWORK 8:37 PM 83 0.05 148
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 249
144 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 340
145 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 52 0.05 130
146 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 4:30 PM 60 0.04 213
147 FREAKY FRIDAY HBO PRIME 12:30 PM 97 0.04 116
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 208
149 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 5:22 PM 10 0.04 227
150 CRIMINAL MINDS SUNDANCE TV 1:30 PM 60 0.04 139

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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.




17 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Keep It Spotless under 1M. Saw it coming. It stayed above 1M for seven episodes, went below 1M for episode eight. See how the rest of the season goes.


  2. SKershaw

    Life Sentence adjusted down back to a 0.1


  3. Destiny

    Krypton & Suits did fine. The Magicians not so much. Famous in Love premiered dead as expected.


    • Amaury

      Five bucks says Famous in Love will also be canceled and will also end on a cliffhanger.


      • Destiny

        That’s normal for any television show, but I feel in this case the writers should have made the effort to wrap up the story in the second season. They could have left it open if by some miracle they got renewed, but the writing was very clearly on the wall when you look at the numbers. I said as much after the first season finales of Beyond & Famous in Love that both shows would be canceled.


        • FlopWatch

          Agreed, the ratings were already falling apart last season, so the low ratings and declines shouldn’t be surprising.


    • Shan

      What the???? Suits and Krypton both are on series lows!!!


      • Destiny

        Krypton was even in the 18-49 demo from last week, and this is Syfy we’re talking about. Suits if you look at the USA Networks other shows(Such as Colony, Mr.Robot, Falling Water etc) did fine.


        • Shan

          Krypton was down in viewers and 0.01 in demo. As for Suits, the audience is clearly dropping off and it will continue when two main actors leave at the season end. Suits has been declining since last season and the stories aren’t as compelling as they were. Also the new cast additions will make the show drop even more next season.


          • Destiny

            Irrelevant, how a show performs relative to other shows on the same network is a valid analytical point. You can’t just dismiss with irrelevant and very minor audience drops(Krypton).

            And congratulations on discovering what happens to shows that age(Suits). This is a normal process and happens with every show. The show is now in-line with other performing shows on the same network.

            Both shows did fine.


          • Shan

            Krypton is declining on a declining network and Suits is declining on a declining network. Perfect reason to merge these under performing channels.


          • ChrisM

            I believe SyFy and USA are pairing up on a new series called The Purge. I’ve not read much on that and not sure if they are both going to simulcast it or what.

            Comcast should do away with SyFy altogether and develop the best sci-fi / fantasy programs it can for NBC. They should be more relateable to general audiences though.

            I’ve often wished USA would be turned into the best reality network by pulling programs from other networks, including Bravo and CNBC, to air on it. They have more than enough shows to fill the time. Unfortunately, there are probably rights and legal issues preventing that. Bravo would need to be something else – preferably along the lines of a “best of…” type network – or Comcast holds on to the name until a better idea comes along. CNBC and MSNBC should be merged.


  4. Charles Wright

    I don’t understand, can someone enlighten me. Why wasn’t Star Wars The Force Awakens in any of these ratings? I’m sure it was at least in the top 150.


    • ChrisM

      Basically, the ratings are primarily for first run original shows, not box office movies rebroadcast on TV.



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