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August 13, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.12.2020

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS was on top of Wednesday cable at 0.51, up 0.13 from last week.  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.48/0.26.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.40/0.64/4.1M, with CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.36/0.52/2.6M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.32/0.52/3.6M.  On Discovery’s Shark Week, MONSTER UNDER THE BRIDGE was at 0.33, GREAT WHITE DOUBLE TROUBLE was at 0.33, and ADAM DEVINE’S SHARK LAIR was at 0.30.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING dipped 0.04 to 0.32.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL games were at 0.31/0.26/0.20/0.18/0.15.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT gained 0.04 to 0.30, and MARRYING MILLIONS was up 0.02 to 0.13.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.29/0.24 compared to last week’s 0.17, and BUILD ME UP was steady at 0.19.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dropped 0.06 to 0.22.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE lost 0.05 to 0.19.  BET’s NO LIMIT: CHRONICLES was at 0.18/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.15.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 edged up 0.02 to 0.17.  USA’s WWE NXT fell 0.04 to 0.16.  ID’s CHRONICLE OF HATE was at 0.16.  MTV’s CATFISH shrank by 0.07 to 0.14, and TRUE LIFE.  Comedy Central’s CORPORATE was down 0.03 to 0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday August 12, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.51 1,576
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: LA CLIPPERS/DENVER ESPN 9:19 PM 134 0.48 1,204
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.40 4,143
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.36 3,902
5 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.36 2,618
6 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.34 3,643
7 MONSTER UNDER THE BRIDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.33 1,079
8 GREAT WHITE DOUBLE TROUBL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 61 0.33 917
9 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0045 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.32 792
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.32 3,625
11 NHL QTR FINALS L: MONTREAL/PHILADELPHIA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:10 PM 155 0.31 764
12 ADAM DEVINE?S SHARK LAIR DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 61 0.30 916
13 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): HONEYMOON BEGINS, THE 1105 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.30 1,159
14 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.29 1,690
15 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.28 1,808
16 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.28 957
17 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.27 3,356
18 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: TORONTO/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 6:44 PM 139 0.26 674
19 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.26 1,717
20 NHL QTR FINALS L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:32 PM 98 0.26 626
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.25 3,073
22 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.24 1,707
23 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.24 1,674
24 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.24 1,864
25 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.24 1,699
26 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 4:55 PM 36 0.24 3,409
27 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,233
28 JAWS AWAKENS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 593
29 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 769
30 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.21 647
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:33 PM 87 0.21 523
32 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:31 PM 29 0.21 2,704
33 EXP UNKNOWN: SW TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:03 PM 57 0.21 610
34 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,444
35 NHL QTR FINALS L: VANCOUVER/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:45 PM 159 0.20 464
36 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,229
37 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,600
38 GUYS GROCERY GAMES RELOAD FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.19 618
39 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.19 873
40 BUILD ME UP HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:01 PM 29 0.19 1,096
41 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.18 391
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,325
43 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,670
44 NHL QTR FINALS L: NY ISLANDERS/WASHINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:51 PM 161 0.18 459
45 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.18 603
46 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,474
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,217
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,524
49 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.18 478
50 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,109
51 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.17 731
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,087
53 BUILD ME UP HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.17 869
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,057
55 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 55 0.17 2,589
56 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.17 2,081
57 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,095
58 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 364
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,345
60 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,966
61 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,505
62 MONSTER UNDER THE BRIDGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 12:00 AM 61 0.16 464
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,886
64 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,567
65 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.16 619
66 IMPACT OF HATE: CHRLTSVLL: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.16 605
67 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,780
68 NHL LIVE PRE QTR FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:50 PM 61 0.15 385
69 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 995
70 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,958
71 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,763
72 NHL QTR FINALS L: CAROLINA/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:00 AM 230 0.15 437
73 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,664
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,048
75 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.14 298
76 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.14 313
77 ADAM DEVINE?S SHARK LAIR DISCOVERY CHANNEL 1:01 AM 61 0.14 335
78 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 30 0.13 579
79 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.13 598
80 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,636
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 896
82 GW SERIAL KILLER EXTINCT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 432
83 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,628
84 CORPORATE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.11 239
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,487
86 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.11 375
87 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,450
88 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.11 508
89 SHARKS OF HEADSTONE HELL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.11 370
90 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,328
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,316
92 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COMPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.10 392
93 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,365
94 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.09 236
95 SHARK LOCKDOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 312
96 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 15 0.09 418
97 LIGA MX L TUDN 7:56 PM 119 0.09 246
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,279
99 SHARK VORTEX DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 304
100 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,317
101 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.08 231
102 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-3R1R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 345
103 LAWS OF JAWS: DANGEROUS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 264
104 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,399
105 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 1: ATALANTA BC VS. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TUDN 2:30 PM 151 0.08 259
106 LIGA MX L: UNAM / MONTERREY TUDN 9:55 PM 133 0.08 180
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 633
108 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 6:30 PM 14 0.08 245
109 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 1,057
110 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 678
111 TYSON VS JAWS: RUMBLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 254
112 AIR JAWS: NIGHT STALKER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 174
113 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 181
114 RONDA ROUSEY UNCAGED DISCOVERY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 248
115 CBS BIDEN/HARRIS COVERAGE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 4:53 PM 38 0.07 177
116 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:51 AM 129 0.07 186
117 EXTINCT OR ALIVE: LAND OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 214
118 TRUE LIFE PRESENTS QUARAN MTV 9:00 PM 54 0.07 136
119 MISION EUROPA L TUDN 5:01 PM 54 0.06 143
120 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 266
121 LIGA MX EF WED: QUER?TARO VS. CRUZ AZUL TUDN 5:55 PM 121 0.06 138
122 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 175
123 EXTINCT OR ALIVE: LOST DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 165
124 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.06 244
125 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 487
126 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 309
127 NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:24 AM 23 0.05 151
128 MLB WEEKDAY  L: ARIZONA/COLORADO ESPN 3:00 PM 210 0.05 160
129 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.05 169
130 CASH CAB BRAVO 12:00 AM 31 0.05 254
131 CASH CAB BRAVO 11:30 PM 30 0.05 259
132 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 276
133 UNDISPUTED L: 976 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 118
134 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.05 134
135 CORN AND PEG NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.04 268
136 WHEN SHARKS ATTACK:DEEP D NAT GEO WILD 11:00 PM 60 0.04 133
137 MIKE BREWERS WORLD OF CAR MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 30 0.04 193
138 COUNTING CARS SPECIAL HISTORY 2:00 PM 60 0.04 310
139 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: INDIANA/HOUSTON NBA-TV 4:01 PM 150 0.04 127
140 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 3:59 PM 61 0.04 120
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 174
142 PRIME BASEBALL GAME/JIP MLB NETWORK 10:42 PM 113 0.04 133
143 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.04 126
144 SUPER FACTORIES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 173
145 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 235
146 MLB BONUS GAME   L ESPN2 6:30 PM 40 0.04 94
147 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 292
148 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.04 143
149 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 262
150 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 74

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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. 69 Road Runner

    I don’t really watch any “reality” television except for documentaries, but that number for Big Brothel is quite good in our current ratings environment….


  2. Mr Buzz Show

    I’m a regular reader/comments section lurker but I want to emerge from the shadows this once to say thanks and show my appreciation for you posting the ratings everyday.

    Also, I welcome the addition of the late-night chat show ratings this year.


  3. Destiny

    I’m honestly surprised that CNN hasn’t really seen a notable bump in viewership since Biden announced who he was running with. I thought that would be a major draw for democrat voters as its big news per say. Even if it was like a short lived increased bump like when the riots/protests were happening.


    • Bruce

      It appears MSNBC took the bump during the pick.

      From the previous day, CNN increased its 24-hour viewership by 1.5 M, while MSNBC increased 5.5 M.

      MSNBC normally averages 23.3 M during the weekdays but during the pick, its 24-hour viewership increased by 11.6 M to 34.9 M.

      CNN normally averages 17.5 M during the weekdays and its viewership increased by 5.8 M to 23.4 M.

      From the previous day, FNC lost 3.1 M viewers.


      • Destiny

        Ah thankyou for explaining. I was honestly expecting CNN to beat the Fox News trio at least.


        • Bruce

          Fox New Trio? I know of Fox Business but not another Foxy outlet.

          Since 2019, CNN has only beat Fox News 4 times: (Tue) 30 Jul 2019, (Wed) 31 Jul 2019, (Sun) 4 Aug 2019, (Sun) 15 Mar 2020. Two dates were debates, 1 the mass shootings in El Paso TX & Dayton OH and the other a Sunday with an unusually high number of households watching Coronavirus coverage on cable-news.

          It’s difficult for CNN to beat Fox News because CNN only averages 16.2 M viewers per day while Fox News more-than-doubly averages at 33.7 M.



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