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May 21, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.20.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary Wednesday ratings.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE topped Wednesday cable, up 0.11 to 0.60, and RIDICULOUSNESS was up 0.02 to 0.15.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS gained 0.05 to 0.53.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.34.  ESPN’s documentary GAME 6: THE MOVIE was at 0.29.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.29/0.50/3.9M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.25/0.39/3.1M and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.22/0.36/1.8M.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING rose 0.03 to 0.26.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dipped 0.03 to 0.26.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was at 0.23, and GHOST HUNTERS was up 0.04 to 0.16.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS dropped 0.08 to 0.22, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.02 to 0.22.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE ticked down to 0.21.  BET’s THE OVAL shed 0.02 to 0.19 (plus 0.03 on BET HER), and RUTHLESS fell 0.05 to 0.13 (plus 0.02/66K on BET HER).  On ID, SEE NO EVIL was at 0.17, and DEADLY RECALL was down 0.07 to 0.16.  Discovery’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN lost 0.04 to 0.20, and SMALLTOWN THROWDOWN was at 0.09.  FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS dropped 0.04 to 0.15.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: COUPLES CAM was at was at 0.14, and ONCE UPON A QUARANTINE was at 0.05.  USA’s WWE NXT dipped 0.02 to 0.13.  The season finale of Freeform’s just-renewed MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM climbed 0.04 to 0.11.  Comedy Central’s CRANK YANKERS edged up 0.02 to 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday May 20, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CHALLENGE: TOTAL MADNESS MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.60 1,019
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.53 1,594
3 NASCAR CUP SERIES L: DARLINGTON FOX SPORTS 1 7:12 PM 225 0.34 2,087
4 GAME 6: THE MOVIE: N/A ESPN 9:00 PM 150 0.29 608
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 3,945
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 3,776
7 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0033 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.26 701
8 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 916
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,070
10 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.25 791
11 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 3,322
12 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 3,559
13 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.23 725
14 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,274
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.22 1,283
16 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,831
17 PROPERTY BROTHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.21 1,087
18 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.20 787
19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.20 1,550
20 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,479
21 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,191
22 OVAL, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.19 844
23 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,218
24 LAST DANCE ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 495
25 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,261
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,231
27 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,279
28 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:30 PM 60 0.17 374
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,157
30 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,270
31 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.17 856
32 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,858
33 EXP UNKNOWN: TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 69 0.16 824
34 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 45 0.16 510
35 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,273
36 DEADLY RECALL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 766
37 GHOST HUNTERS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 539
38 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,882
39 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,891
40 FX MOVIE PRIME: PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING FX 7:30 PM 150 0.16 503
41 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 2,010
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,045
43 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,381
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,054
45 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 10:00 PM 34 0.15 377
46 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 10:00 PM 30 0.15 318
47 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 1,774
48 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 63 0.14 656
49 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 971
50 LAST DANCE ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 328
51 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,900
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 901
53 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.13 592
54 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,753
55 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,806
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,640
57 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 58 0.13 451
58 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,656
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 870
60 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,807
61 TYLER PERRYS RUTHLESS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.13 581
62 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,852
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,910
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,232
65 MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM FREEFORM 9:00 PM 60 0.11 313
66 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,869
67 BORDERFORCE USA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 406
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,688
69 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 291
70 GHOST NATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 488
71 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,298
72 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,564
73 NASCAR CUP SERIES RAIN L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 15 0.10 711
74 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,516
75 CRANK YANKERS COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.10 199
76 SMALL TOWN THROWDOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:09 PM 60 0.09 509
77 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,464
78 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,245
79 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 699
80 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 266
81 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.09 414
82 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 372
83 DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 414
84 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,350
85 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:34 AM 26 0.08 1,107
86 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 34 0.08 1,037
87 RICKY ZOOM NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.08 387
88 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 232
89 DRUG LORDS: THE NEXT GEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.08 285
90 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,095
91 AT HOME W AMY SEDARIS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.08 140
92 FIRST TAKE EXTRA ESPN 3:30 PM 30 0.08 189
93 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.08 385
94 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 190
95 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.07 351
96 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.07 206
97 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,161
98 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 331
99 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.07 198
100 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:20 PM 20 0.07 215
101 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,049
102 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 4:00 PM 20 0.07 195
103 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 634
104 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 301
105 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 511
106 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 4:00 PM 60 0.06 154
107 BUILDING GIANTS SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 359
108 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 1,061
109 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 178
110 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 330
111 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 4:40 PM 20 0.06 224
112 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 369
113 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.06 195
114 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 165
115 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.06 159
116 UNDISPUTED SP L: 927 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 122
117 HERD L: 1238 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 114
118 CASH CAB BRAVO 12:00 AM 30 0.06 195
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 241
120 CASH CAB BRAVO 12:30 AM 30 0.06 202
121 CASH CAB BRAVO 11:30 PM 30 0.05 168
122 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE): WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 1911 LIFETIME TELEVISION 6:00 PM 120 0.05 159
123 GHOST NATION REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 307
124 ONCE UPON A QUARANTIME LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:03 PM 60 0.05 277
125 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 298
126 NASCAR RACE HUB SP D FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 60 0.05 257
127 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.05 165
128 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 263
129 VINTAGE VOLTAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.04 168
130 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 133
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 217
132 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 463
133 CASH CAB BRAVO 1:00 AM 30 0.04 177
134 ANT ANSTEAD MASTER MECHNC MOTOR TREND 9:30 PM 30 0.04 184
135 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 157
136 ONCE UPON A QUARANTIME LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 58 0.03 119
137 IFC MOVIE: POINT BREAK (2015) IFC TV 11:00 PM 120 0.03 108
138 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.03 112
139 OVAL, THE BET HER 9:00 PM 60 0.03 113
140 SEA MONSTERS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 263
141 QUIEN DA MAS S4 UNIVERSO 5:30 PM 30 0.03 93
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 163
143 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 73
144 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:30 PM 30 0.03 65
145 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 148
146 ANT ANSTEAD MASTER MECHNC MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 30 0.03 186
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.02 136
148 IFC MOVIE IFC TV 1:00 AM 30 0.02 72
149 UFC UNLEASHED ESPNEWS 9:00 PM 60 0.02 80
150 MAN FIRE FOOD COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.02 111

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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.




7 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    ABC announcements–

    Stumptown renewed! Yay!

    Emergence canceled! Boo! (though I sort of expected this)

    –per Deadline


    • Raiderguy

      I had thought Emergence was already canceled at this point? So no real surprise there…

      Stumptown stumped me!

      With the whole pandemic thing, I’m really surprised they canned Schooled and Bless This Mess. Weren’t exactly down in the dumps ratings wise, guess they didn’t want them to get to the 3rd season bench mark?


  2. Marc

    do you have anything for WWE Backstage on FS1 at 12am ET? scheduled for 12am again next week, then back to the 11pm Tuesday timeslot for June 2


  3. mark

    Freeform’s just-renewed MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM

    Yee Haw cowboy! Now renew Siren. :o)



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