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August 6, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.5.2020

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader topped Wednesday cable at 0.51/0.42.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 039/0.50/3.9M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.26/0.43/3.4M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.22/0.34/1.5M.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS fell 0.16 to 0.38.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING rose 0.06 to 0.36.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES rose 0.05 to 0.30.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dropped 0.05 to 0.26, and MARRYING MILLIONS returned at 0.11.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE edged up 0.02 to 0.24.  On ID, SEE NO EVIL climbed 0.05 to 0.21.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL game was at 0.21.  On MTV, CATFISH was at 0.21 (with a VH1 simulcast at 0.05), and TRUE LIFE was at 0.08.  USA’s WWE NXT gained 0.02 to 0.20.  BET’s CHRONICLES was at 0.19/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.26/0.21.  HGTV’s BUILD ME UP was at 0.19 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.17, HOUSE HUNTERS slipped 0.02 to 0.17.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was steady at 0.15.  Comedy Central’s CORPORATE ticked down to 0.14.  Discovery’s MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP lost 0.02 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 5, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: OKLAHOMA CITY/LA LAKERS ESPN 6:45 PM 140 0.51 1,193
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BROOKLYN/BOSTON ESPN 9:20 PM 140 0.42 1,019
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.39 3,880
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.38 1,298
5 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0044 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.36 901
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.34 3,968
7 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.30 908
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.29 3,361
9 GUYS GROCERY GAMES RELOAD FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.28 778
10 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT 1104 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.26 1,154
11 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 3,220
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.26 3,386
13 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,784
14 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 889
15 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,492
16 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,460
17 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.22 899
18 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,635
19 NHL QUALIFIER L: PITTSBURGH/MONTREAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:09 PM 162 0.21 575
20 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:40 PM 80 0.21 503
21 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 6:30 PM 15 0.21 476
22 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.20 464
23 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,062
24 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.20 1,267
25 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,930
26 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,572
27 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.20 753
28 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 60 0.19 449
29 BUILD ME UP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.19 1,169
30 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,251
31 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 1,270
32 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.17 1,399
33 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,359
34 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,311
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,070
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,262
37 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.16 649
38 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,071
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,055
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,177
41 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,757
42 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.15 2,028
43 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,830
44 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,776
45 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,631
46 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.15 2,343
47 CHRONICLES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.15 363
48 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.15 576
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 887
50 NHL QUALIFIER BONUS L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:44 PM 85 0.14 341
51 CORPORATE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.14 270
52 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 940
53 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:03 PM 58 0.13 553
54 NHL QUALIFIER L: TAMPA BAY/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:06 PM 158 0.13 363
55 NHL QUALIFIER L: EDMONTON/CHICAGO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:51 PM 147 0.13 358
56 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,782
57 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,971
58 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.12 391
59 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,652
60 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,822
61 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,668
62 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.12 360
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,974
64 MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 61 0.11 603
65 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 5:47 PM 30 0.11 1,546
66 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,864
67 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:17 PM 43 0.11 1,444
68 WHEN SHARKS ATTACK UPDATE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 63 0.11 365
69 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.11 625
70 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.11 560
71 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,961
72 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.10 439
73 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 47 0.10 1,605
74 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 729
75 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,572
76 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 30 0.10 471
77 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,291
78 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,271
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,164
80 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.09 220
81 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,688
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,269
83 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,129
84 SHARKCANO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:03 PM 60 0.09 283
85 TRUE LIFE PRESENTS QUARAN MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.08 196
86 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.08 259
87 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 6:00 PM 30 0.08 209
88 MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT L: SEMI: PHILADELPHIA/PORTLAND FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 150 0.08 206
89 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:48 AM 132 0.08 212
90 NHL LIVE SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:18 AM 32 0.07 206
91 NHL QUALIFIER BONUS L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:38 PM 88 0.07 210
92 WHEN SHARKS ATTACK EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.07 287
93 CORN AND PEG NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.07 323
94 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 246
95 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,289
96 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-3R1R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 291
97 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.07 198
98 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON NBA-TV 4:00 PM 156 0.06 194
99 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 627
100 THE SOUP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.06 185
101 NHL QUALIFIER L: NY ISLANDERS/FLORIDA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 158 0.06 177
102 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK YANKEES/PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 171 0.06 193
103 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 295
104 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,296
105 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 3:59 PM 61 0.06 186
106 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.06 204
107 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.06 246
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,034
109 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD PARAMOUNT 11:00 PM 150 0.06 225
110 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: HOU AT ARI/LAA AT SEA MLB NETWORK 9:10 PM 195 0.06 157
111 CASH CAB BRAVO 11:30 PM 30 0.06 267
112 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.06 189
113 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 1:06 AM 58 0.06 172
114 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 262
115 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 2:00 PM 58 0.05 159
116 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.05 174
117 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.05 145
118 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 152
119 CASH CAB BRAVO 12:00 AM 30 0.05 258
120 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 267
121 MLBN GAME BRIDGE SHOW MLB NETWORK 8:53 PM 17 0.05 157
122 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 113
123 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 6:36 PM 24 0.05 123
124 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 232
125 SYFY MOVIE: ACTS OF VIOLENCE SYFY 11:00 PM 120 0.05 263
126 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.05 157
127 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 131
128 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 249
129 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 495
130 UNDISPUTED L: 971 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 113
131 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 247
132 NASCAR RACE HUB D FOX SPORTS 1 6:51 PM 62 0.04 163
133 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 257
134 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 259
135 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.04 159
136 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 274
137 QUICK PITCH MLB NETWORK 12:25 AM 64 0.04 94
138 JOHN LEWIS:CELEBRATE HERO MTV 10:00 PM 60 0.04 88
139 SPONGEBOB NICKTOONS 10:30 PM 30 0.04 86
140 SUPER FACTORIES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 187
141 SEGURID FRONTERA CAN – S3 UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 30 0.03 57
142 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 65
143 WHEELER DEALERS: DREAMCAR MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.03 195
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 237
145 HERD L: 1291 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.03 83
146 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.03 108
147 SHOWCASE GAME: NYM AT WAS/BOS AT TB MLB NETWORK 6:05 PM 168 0.03 137
148 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 229
149 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 86
150 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 279

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Destiny

    The folk over at AEW should be very happy with those numbers. That’s a great result for a show airing on cable.


  2. Shan

    SHIELD hit a series low in total viewers. ABC should burn off the last two eps on Saturday.


    • 69 Road Runner

      Oh come on. One more Wednesday night to wrap up this epic Marvel series is deserved. What would ABC put in its place next week? Reruns of What Would You Do?


  3. Ryan

    Do you have numbers for ‘The Cowboy Way: Alabama’ (INSP, 9pm)? Thanks!



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