May 19, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.18.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  EMPIRE, THE GOLDBERGS and SVU gained 0.1 in final numbers, but both ARROW and SUPERNATURAL dipped the same.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2016 May WED.18

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was TNT’s turn to lead cable on Wednesday with its Golden State vs. Oklahoma City NBA PLAYOFFS game at 3.11, and once again it followed the game with an episode of DUNK KING, this time at 0.76.  Although behind basketball, NBC Sports Net kept the sports motif going with its NHL PLAYOFFS game at 0.65, and Univision’s LIGA soccer match was at 0.42.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE ticked up to 0.44.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC gained 0.02 to 0.44, and THERE GOES THE MOTHERHOOD dropped a tick to 0.13.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS ticked up to 0.39, HOUSE HUNTERS was up the same to 0.35, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL fell 0.06 to 0.32, and LISTED SISTERS was up 0.01 to 0.28.  Discovery’s BERING SEA GOLD climbed 0.03 to 0.38. History’s AMERICAN PICKERS dropped 0.03 to 0.37, and PAWN STARS was down 0.02 to 0.35.  On Lifetime, a LITTLE WOMEN LA special was at 0.35, and LITTLE WOMEN NY was down 0.02 to 0.32. VH1’s FAMILY THERAPY rose 0.09 to 0.30.  FX’s THE AMERICANS gained 0.02 to 0.25.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE lost 0.06 to 0.25.  The final season of USA’s ROYAL PAINS kicked off at 0.23.  Tru’s THE CARBONARO EFFECT held at 0.20.  On TV Land, LOPEZ climbed 0.03 to 0.13, and THE SOUL MAN rose 0.04 to 0.11. POP’s SCHITT’S CREEK dropped 0.02 to 0.06. IFC’s MARON fell 0.02 to 0.02/60K.  El Rey’s LUCHA UNDERGROUND gained 0.02 in the first hour to 0.04/127K, but fell 0.01 in the 2d hour to 0.01/37K. Sundance’s THE LAST PANTHERS ended its short run steady at 0.01/38K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2016 May WED.18

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday May 18, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L: OKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN STATE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:02 PM 156 3.11 7,573
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:38 PM 37 1.48 3,408
3 DUNK KING, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:15 AM 91 0.76 1,691
4 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 62 0.74 1,809
5 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: PITTSBURGH/TAMPA BAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:08 PM 170 0.65 1,752
6 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.44 735
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,297
8 LIGA MX 5/18: SF: AMERICA / MONTERREY UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 150 0.42 815
9 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.39 1,632
10 BERING SEA GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.38 1,177
11 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.37 2,024
12 LITTLE WOMEN LA SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.35 975
13 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.35 1,569
14 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.35 1,661
15 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,064
16 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.33 1,645
17 FX MOVIE PRIME: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE FX 8:00 PM 120 0.33 823
18 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.32 836
19 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.32 1,498
20 LITTLE WOMEN NY LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.32 938
21 FAMILY THERAPY VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.30 621
22 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.30 760
23 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.30 3,132
24 LISTED SISTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.28 1,042
25 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.27 577
26 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.27 642
27 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.27 2,160
28 AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 68 0.25 817
29 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 9:00 PM 122 0.25 774
30 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,530
31 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.24 481
32 ROYAL PAINS USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.23 1,333
33 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.23 493
34 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.23 577
35 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:58 PM 62 0.22 497
36 MURDER U INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.22 845
37 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.22 480
38 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.21 438
39 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 454
40 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.20 556
41 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 90 0.20 352
42 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 480
43 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.20 446
44 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.19 360
45 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:30 PM 60 0.19 369
46 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 358
47 SR/EGYPT AIR FLIGHT MISNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:22 PM 38 0.19 1,179
48 MLB WED NIGHT – EARLY   L: WASHINGTON/NEW YORK METS ESPN 7:00 PM 233 0.18 569
49 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 385
50 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:30 PM 30 0.18 322
51 NIGHTLY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.18 513
52 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.18 408
53 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.18 408
54 JURASSIC WORLD: JURASSIC WORLD HBO PRIME 4:20 PM 124 0.17 415
55 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 30 0.17 354
56 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:53 PM 67 0.17 369
57 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.17 556
58 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,895
59 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 383
60 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.16 292
61 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.16 639
62 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.16 361
63 27 DRESSES HBO PRIME 6:30 PM 111 0.16 346
64 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.16 286
65 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.15 486
66 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 766
67 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 2,072
68 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 608
69 BEN AND HOLLYS LITTLE KIN NICK JR 6:00 PM 30 0.14 537
70 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 2,093
71 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.14 279
72 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,051
73 UEL FINAL L: LIVERPOOL/SEVILLA FOX SPORTS 1 2:31 PM 149 0.14 279
74 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.14 475
75 SR/EGYPT AIR FLIGHT MISNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.13 853
76 THERE GOES THE MOTHERHOOD BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.13 378
77 TRUE LIFE PRESENTS MTV 1:00 AM 60 0.13 220
78 MOVIE: UNDERCOVER WIFE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.13 558
79 LOPEZ TV LAND 10:00 PM 30 0.13 442
80 SPY: SPY HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 120 0.13 313
81 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 666
82 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,258
83 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.12 248
84 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 60 0.12 233
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,405
86 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,422
87 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 809
88 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,253
89 SOUTHERN JUSTICE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 561
90 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 413
91 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,458
92 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,252
93 REAL STORY W/G.CARLSON FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,108
94 SOUL MAN, THE TV LAND 10:30 PM 30 0.11 391
95 SECRET LIVES OF SUPR RICH CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.11 266
96 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,114
97 JURASSIC WORLD: JURASSIC WORLD HBO PRIME 12:45 AM 124 0.10 209
98 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 609
99 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,189
100 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.10 245
101 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 838
102 NFL LIVE ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.10 211
103 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 631
104 SKIN WARS GSN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 392
105 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 611
106 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 798
107 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 836
108 JUNKYARD EMPIRE VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 265
109 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.10 170
110 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 68 0.10 299
111 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.10 608
112 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 581
113 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 328
114 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,106
115 IRON RESURRECTION VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.09 335
116 ALASKA MEGA MACHINES SCIENCE 10:01 PM 61 0.09 350
117 SR/EGYPT AIR FLIGHT MISNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.09 594
118 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 13 0.09 211
119 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 532
120 WITH ALL DUE RESPECT MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 499
121 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 488
122 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 454
123 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 528
124 SR/EGYPT AIR FLIGHT MISNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 464
125 SWIMMING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 AM 90 0.08 164
126 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 563
127 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 409
128 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 577
129 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.08 144
130 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.08 187
131 FIRST TAKE RE-TAKE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.07 139
132 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 556
133 LEGAL VIEW CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 495
134 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 539
135 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 525
136 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.07 143
137 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.07 104
138 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 427
139 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.07 398
140 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 283
141 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 472
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 298
143 YARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 296
144 BARBERSHOP HBO PRIME 2:30 PM 102 0.06 127
145 CUPCAKE WARS (1HR) COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 173
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 203
147 BATH CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 AM 30 0.06 217
148 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 446
149 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS: EGYPTAIR 804 CRASH MSNBC 11:23 PM 145 0.06 382
150 SCHITTS CREEK POP 8:00 PM 31 0.06 206

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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.