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August 27, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.26.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary Wednesday ratings, including to the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION numbers.  In contrast, last week’s Democratic Convention Night 3 ratings rose on 2 networks in finals, the result being that the RNC ended up at 0.3/0.3/0.3, while the DNC was at 0.4/0.3/0.5 on the parallel night.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  See Mitch Metcalf’s REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION Night 4 post for detailed analysis of the Convention ratings.  The 18-49 snapshot had Fox News, with no basketball airing, easily at the top of the night at 0.74/0.80 (compared to 0.39/0.27 for DNC Night 3), with CNN at 0.25/0.29 (compared to 0.81/1.07) and MSNBC at 0.19 (compared to 0.69).  All of the numbers were down compared to Tuesday, and also compared to 2016.

Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS rose 0.09 to 0.52.  Due to hurricane coverage, WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE had 4 of the night’s Top 10 slots, led by the 10PM hour at 0.33.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.29/0.22/0.18.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT ticked down to 0.29, and MARRYING MILLIONS was up 0.02 to 0.14.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES slipped 0.02 to 0.24.  USA’s WWE NXT was steady at 0.24.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL edged up 0.02 to 0.21.  On HGTV, GOOD BONES was at 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.20/0.19.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 gained 0.02 to 0.18.  On Discovery, DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME fell 0.08 to 0.15, and GROWING BELUSHI was down 0.06 to 0.11.  On Comedy Central, the finale of Comedy Central’s CORPORATE was up 0.02 to 0.15.  On MTV, CATFISH lost 0.03 to 0.14, and TRUE LIFE.  BET’s CHRONICLES was at 0.12/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday August 26, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 FNC DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 85 0.80 6,973
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.74 7,088
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.60 5,850
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.52 1,614
5 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:25 PM 60 0.44 3,849
6 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,914
7 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,769
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.32 3,826
9 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.30 1,526
10 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.30 1,742
11 NHL SEMI FINALS L: TAMPA BAY/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:02 PM 159 0.29 982
12 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): HONEYMOON IS OVER, THE 1107 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.29 1,100
13 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 10:00 PM 70 0.29 1,525
14 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 1,639
15 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.27 1,384
16 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.27 3,107
17 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.27 3,046
18 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 11:10 PM 50 0.27 1,545
19 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.25 1,357
20 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,512
21 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.25 1,284
22 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:00 PM 32 0.24 1,472
23 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 841
24 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.24 824
25 NHL SEMI FINALS L: COLORADO/DALLAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:41 PM 167 0.22 601
26 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:25 AM 35 0.22 2,009
27 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.21 1,377
28 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.21 736
29 GUYS GROCERY GAMES RELOAD FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.21 780
30 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.21 617
31 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 8:32 PM 28 0.21 1,301
32 GOOD BONES HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.20 1,307
33 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.20 2,111
34 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.20 1,443
35 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,244
36 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.20 1,311
37 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,444
38 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:34 PM 26 0.19 1,922
39 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 9:00 PM 133 0.19 1,499
40 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,988
41 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,341
42 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,324
43 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.19 2,050
44 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.19 491
45 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 35 0.19 494
46 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.19 1,525
47 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.19 2,152
48 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,285
49 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,393
50 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,869
51 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,280
52 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.18 686
53 NHL SEMI FINALS L: NY ISLANDERS/PHILADELPHIA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 180 0.18 548
54 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 7:10 PM 24 0.18 1,802
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,199
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,327
57 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,288
58 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,124
59 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 2,080
60 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.16 511
61 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 10 0.16 1,713
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,106
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:13 PM 47 0.15 1,914
64 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,776
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,108
66 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 2,199
67 DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 58 0.15 536
68 CORPORATE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.15 246
69 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 9:30 PM 90 0.15 442
70 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.15 1,244
71 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN CONVENTION MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.14 1,965
72 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,842
73 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.14 586
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,833
75 MLB WEEKDAY  L: NY YANKEES/ATLANTA ESPN 7:00 PM 150 0.14 536
76 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.14 2,047
77 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.14 344
78 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.14 391
79 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,035
80 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 383
81 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.13 542
82 SR/HURRICANE LAURA CVG. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.13 970
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,048
84 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.13 949
85 EXP UNKNOWN: TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.12 672
86 11TH HR W/ B.WILLIAMS SPC MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.12 1,539
87 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.12 299
88 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,277
89 ITS PONY NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 30 0.12 514
90 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 2:27 PM 19 0.12 1,254
91 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.12 345
92 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,738
93 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:46 PM 14 0.12 1,248
94 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,251
95 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 897
96 GROWING BELUSHI DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:59 PM 61 0.11 469
97 MORNING JOE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,271
98 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.11 1,079
99 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 27 0.11 1,241
100 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.11 273
101 AMERICAS CHOICE 2020 CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 748
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,171
103 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,239
104 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 830
105 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 926
106 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 260
107 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.10 256
108 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 245
109 NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:30 PM 32 0.10 299
110 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN17 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 287
111 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER COMPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.09 358
112 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,086
113 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 928
114 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 666
115 UNIKITTY THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.08 221
116 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 744
117 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.08 195
118 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 226
119 RESTO MY RIDE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.08 235
120 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:28 AM 25 0.08 215
121 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 702
122 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.08 217
123 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,175
124 TRUE LIFE PRESENTS QUARAN MTV 9:00 PM 55 0.08 169
125 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 221
126 FBN DEMOCRACY 2020: RNC: N/A FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 PM 150 0.08 565
127 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 779
128 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 201
129 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 276
130 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,144
131 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 184
132 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.07 201
133 NHL SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.07 225
134 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 225
135 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 3:00 PM 15 0.06 286
136 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 564
137 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.06 392
138 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 538
139 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 217
140 NBA GAMETIME LIVE: BREAKING NEWS 8/26/20 L 1 NBA-TV 4:01 PM 149 0.05 130
141 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 436
142 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 319
143 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.05 179
144 CASH CAB BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.05 242
145 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.05 78
146 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 301
147 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 264
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 208
149 UNDISPUTED L: 986 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.04 98
150 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 255

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

NEWS & LATE NIGHT BROADCAST RATINGS

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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.




3 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Really unfortunate that the Weather Channel impacted the RNC numbers but such is life. Hope those affected stay safe during these tough times.


  2. Thomas Fusil

    Hello, do you have a ” NBC Special Report ” this Wednesday? thank you


  3. Riff

    Another CW success story!

    Let’s all hail the only “network” in the continental galaxy who could air a special entitled “Women in Film” that scores a zero share in Women 18-49.

    Hang it up already, compulsive shopaholics. It’s over.



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