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May 17, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.16.2018

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The season finale of THE BLACKLIST and SURVIVOR gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2018 May 16.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT had the night’s NBA PLAYOFFS game at 2.91.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC ticked up to 0.47.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.46.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW led cable news at 0.38/0.54/3.1M, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.33/0.54/3.4M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.18/0.24/900K.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was at 0.31.  On Discovery, MISFIT GARAGE dipped 0.02 to 0.28, and STICKER SHOCK was up 0.02 to 0.20.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.27, and HOUSE HUNTERS lost 0.06 to 0.26.  On ID, MURDER CHOSE ME lost 0.02 to 0.27.  Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW made an unusual Top 15 appearance at 0.26 (which won’t last long, since it’s about to air a week of clip shows).  E!’s BOTCHED climbed 0.05 to 0.25.  On VH1, HIP-HOP SQUARES was at 0.25/0.24, compared to last week’s 0.36/0.31 (when it had BLACK INK CREW as a lead-in).  Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN had a 0.08 bump to 0.25.  On TLC, LONG LOST FAMILY was at 0.20, and THIS IS LIFE was at 0.18.  On Syfy, KRYPTON (up 0.02) and THE EXPANSE (up 0.01) were both at 0.19.  FXX’s ARCHER was steady at 0.19.  USA’s COLONY gained 0.04 to 0.16.  FX’s THE AMERICANS dropped 0.04 to 0.13.  A&E’s FLIP WARS rose 0.03 to 0.12.  Freeform’s FAMOUS IN LOVE ticked down to 0.11.  IFC’s BROCKMIRE held at 0.06.  POP’s HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS ticked down to 0.03/117K.    

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2018 May 16.WED

 

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday May 16, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L: WARRIORS/ROCKETS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 148 2.91 7,496
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:28 PM 51 1.15 2,596
3 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.62 1,791
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.47 1,411
5 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: WINNIPEG/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:01 PM 179 0.46 1,394
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.38 3,076
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.33 3,445
8 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.31 945
9 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.29 3,052
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 2,604
11 MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 938
12 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.27 1,312
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.27 776
14 MURDER CHOSE ME INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,041
15 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.26 776
16 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.26 1,326
17 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 0.25 742
18 HIP HOP SQUARES 2 VH1 10:30 PM 30 0.25 604
19 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.25 772
20 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.25 623
21 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.25 1,181
22 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,285
23 HIP HOP SQUARES 2 VH1 10:00 PM 30 0.24 554
24 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,919
25 LWLA FL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 11 0.24 709
26 BOISE BOYS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.23 991
27 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.23 583
28 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,059
29 EVAN ALMIGHTY: EVAN ALMIGHTY NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 120 0.21 713
30 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,662
31 LEGENDARY LOCATIONS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.21 718
32 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,265
33 LONG LOST FAMILY TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,258
34 STICKER SHOCK DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 744
35 THOMAS AND FRIENDS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.20 758
36 KRYPTON SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 606
37 EXPANSE, THE SYFY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 609
38 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 0.19 412
39 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,666
40 BASEBALL WHIP-AROUND    L: RAIN OUT ESPN 7:00 PM 180 0.19 599
41 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.19 380
42 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,581
43 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.19 467
44 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 489
45 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 945
46 THIS IS LIFE LIVE TLC 9:00 PM 108 0.18 1,010
47 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 401
48 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 2,080
49 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.17 1,550
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,654
51 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.17 810
52 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 407
53 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 394
54 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 579
55 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 390
56 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:15 AM 15 0.16 355
57 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.16 362
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,943
59 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 874
60 COLONY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.16 698
61 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.15 829
62 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 755
63 PEPPA PIG NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 30 0.15 642
64 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 731
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,742
66 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,091
67 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 803
68 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.14 1,101
69 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 780
70 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 935
71 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 79 0.13 620
72 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.13 925
73 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 457
74 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 180 0.13 331
75 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 302
76 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 61 0.13 417
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 675
78 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 264
79 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 664
80 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.12 321
81 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,306
82 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 608
83 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,504
84 SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 25 0.12 510
85 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,471
86 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.12 364
87 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 26 0.12 375
88 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.12 1,265
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 716
90 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,527
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 653
92 FLIP WARS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.12 415
93 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,184
94 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 623
95 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,132
96 FAMOUS IN LOVE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 61 0.11 235
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 730
98 OPPOSITION COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.11 291
99 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 680
100 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 571
101 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,353
102 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 849
103 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 300
104 DUNKIRK HBO PRIME 8:10 PM 107 0.10 291
105 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.10 356
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 767
107 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.09 328
108 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,262
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 844
110 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,368
111 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 762
112 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 458
113 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF APE: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF APE HBO PRIME 5:05 PM 140 0.08 204
114 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.08 175
115 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.08 146
116 SCIJINKS SCIENCE 10:06 PM 30 0.08 241
117 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.07 235
118 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.07 132
119 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 123 0.07 153
120 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.07 196
121 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.07 242
122 UNDISPUTED L: 421 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 152
123 BREAK HBO PRIME 7:56 PM 14 0.06 200
124 AMERICA INSIDE OUT WITH K NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 313
125 BROCKMIRE IFC TV 10:00 PM 30 0.06 165
126 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.06 176
127 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.06 138
128 UEL FINAL L: OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE/CLUB ATLETICO DE FOX SPORTS 1 2:27 PM 153 0.06 130
129 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.06 153
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 234
131 SCIJINKS SCIENCE 10:36 PM 30 0.05 173
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 203
133 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.05 166
134 UEL PREGAME L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 27 0.05 91
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 262
136 HERD L: 727 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 120 0.05 104
137 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.05 95
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 208
139 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 217
140 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 163
141 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.04 66
142 ESPORTS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:00 AM 60 0.04 109
143 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 194
144 THOMAS & FRIENDS NICK JR 4:00 PM 30 0.04 182
145 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 116
146 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF D FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.04 93
147 HULK, THE: HULK, THE MAXPRIME 10:05 PM 138 0.04 97
148 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 107
149 OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.04 84
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 198

 

 

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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.




6 Comments


  1. Why have you stopped highlighting the winners of each timeslot by color-coding? And why do you rank the shows by the 18 to 49 age grouping instead of the coveted 25 to 54 “demo”…?


  2. RB

    Could I have the numbers for Being Serena at 10 PM on HBO please?


  3. Amaury

    Comparing the season one and two premieres and finales, American Housewife wasn’t too bad.

    S1 Premiere: 1.9/6.61 million
    S2 Premiere: 1.6/5.66 million
    Difference: 0.3/0.95 million

    Percentage-wise, that’s 15.8%/14.4%

    S1 Finale: 1.2/4.39 million
    S2 Finale: 1.1/4.15 million
    Difference: 0.1/0.24 million

    Percentage-wise, that’s 8.3%/5.5%.

    Although it is a shame American Housewife has never gotten 2.0 or higher and likely never will, unless ratings start improving again. It’s like the US economy: at some point, it has to stop dropping and start recovering.


  4. KevinY

    Code Black is performing very well for a 10 pm Wednesday show that was off the air for 16 months between seasons 2 and 3. The finale of The Blacklist was fantastic, the Riverdale finale was not.



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