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September 17, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.16.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The ACM AWARDS gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the rerun of THE GOLDBERGS lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On a night with no NBA games, Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS occupied the top of Wednesday cable, down 0.02 to 0.44.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.39/0.68/4.6M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.25/0.46/3.6M, and CNN TONIGHT at 0.22/0.35/1.5M.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING dipped 0.02 to 0.34.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT was steady at 0.28, and MARRYING MILLIONS was down 0.02 to 0.12.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES held at 0.25.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE was at 0.25/0.21 (with BET Her simulcast at 0.01/72K & 0.01/81K), and ASSISTED LIVING was at 0.24/0.23 (simulcasts at 0.01/87K & 0.01/64K).  On HGTV, BROTHER VS BROTHER ticked up to 0.24, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.23, and HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.22.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL lost 0.03 to 0.19.  The 2-episode season premiere of FXX’s ARCHER was at 0.18/0.13 compared to last year’s 0.20.  USA’s WWE NXT was at 0.18.  On MTV, CATFISH edged up to 0.16, and GHOSTED ticked down to 0.09.  On ID, CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.15/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.25/0.23, and CHAOS IN COURT was at 0.14.  Discovery’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN was at 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 September 16, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,504
2 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.39 4,624
3 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0050 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.34 886
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.32 4,464
5 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.32 3,860
6 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): DEALBREAKERS 1110 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.28 1,098
7 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.27 3,974
8 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.25 862
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,566
10 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.25 904
11 BROTHER VS BROTHER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.24 1,581
12 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.24 861
13 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 PM 30 0.23 864
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.23 1,446
15 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,482
16 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,671
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,583
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.22 3,275
19 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.22 1,507
20 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.21 1,956
21 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,381
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 1,333
23 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.21 773
24 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.21 3,062
25 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,328
26 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.19 641
27 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,467
28 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,357
29 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.18 471
30 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 34 0.18 379
31 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.18 689
32 PROPERTY BROTHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,013
33 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.16 2,176
34 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.16 583
35 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 2,036
36 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.16 348
37 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,004
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 2,007
39 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.15 799
40 MLB WEEKDAY  L: NEW YORK METS/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:38 PM 169 0.15 502
41 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.15 496
42 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.14 2,091
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,091
44 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 773
45 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 317
46 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 364
47 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:34 PM 31 0.13 307
48 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.13 699
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,223
50 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,093
51 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.13 473
52 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,754
53 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 2,025
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,115
55 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.13 472
56 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,814
57 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,894
58 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.12 445
59 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:21 PM 99 0.12 2,206
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,173
61 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.12 315
62 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.12 414
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,602
64 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.12 608
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,913
66 MLB WEEKDAY  L: ARIZONA/LA ANGELS ESPN 10:27 PM 147 0.11 317
67 UNDISPUTED L: 1001 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.11 246
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,974
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 999
70 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 297
71 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 288
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,005
73 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,657
74 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.11 285
75 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:54 AM 66 0.10 264
76 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.10 298
77 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 247
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 854
79 EXP UNKNOWN: TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 529
80 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 285
81 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,530
82 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,697
83 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,278
84 MSNBC PRES CAMPAIGN TRAIL MSNBC 3:53 PM 28 0.10 1,906
85 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,661
86 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 15 0.09 211
87 MLB BONUS GAME   L ESPN 4:00 PM 38 0.09 324
88 GHOSTED SSN 2 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.09 229
89 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:15 AM 15 0.09 216
90 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,094
91 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.08 523
92 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R04H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.08 330
93 DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 58 0.08 352
94 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 707
95 MLB WEEKDAY  L ESPN2 7:00 PM 50 0.08 204
96 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 219
97 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 30 0.08 244
98 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 53 0.07 1,318
99 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,157
100 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 436
101 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.07 286
102 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,318
103 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,230
104 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,277
105 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.07 262
106 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES/PORTLAND TIMBERS FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 PM 156 0.07 131
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 577
108 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.07 330
109 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.06 157
110 AARON HERNANDEZ UNCOVERED: 101 PART 1 OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.06 224
111 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 324
112 HERD L: 1314 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 161
113 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 57 0.06 136
114 RESTO MY RIDE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 244
115 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.06 204
116 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 323
117 AARON HERNANDEZ UNCOVERED: 102 PART 2 OXYGEN MEDIA 12:00 AM 122 0.06 172
118 THE SOUP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.06 189
119 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.06 201
120 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 2:00 PM 60 0.06 347
121 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 256
122 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 465
123 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.06 336
124 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 450
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 218
126 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.06 331
127 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 309
128 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 334
129 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE: 2020 STAGE 17 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 AM 228 0.05 390
130 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 360
131 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:00 PM 15 0.05 259
132 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 283
133 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:30 AM 30 0.05 182
134 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 228
135 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.05 178
136 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.05 115
137 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 159
138 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 650
139 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 545
140 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 577
141 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 761 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.04 99
142 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:15 PM 15 0.04 271
143 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 450
144 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 123
145 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 236
146 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2020 WK 1 TB VS. NO NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.04 216
147 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 1:00 PM 60 0.04 297
148 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 349
149 LIVE FROM: US OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 7:00 PM 120 0.04 171
150 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.04 94

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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.




15 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘House of Payne’ and ‘Assisted Living’ ratings on BET Her? Thanks!


  2. Destiny

    AEW did well to beat Hannity & Ingraham Angle. The Fox News trio have dominated Wednesdays for so long its nice to see someone dethrone at least two of them.


    • Bruce

      How’d clown wrassling beat Hannity and Ingraham?
      Hannity, 9 PM, 4,464,000
      Ingraham, 10 PM, 3,860,000
      AEW, 8 PM, 886,000


      • Rilm

        The money demo – 18-49 – its why they’re higher on the chart


        • Bruce

          “Higher on the chart” is for advertisers. I normally don’t rely on marketers to explain how viewership works. If 9,088,000 viewers watched 2 hours of Fox News compared to 886,000 to have watched wrestling, I get an idea what Americans are watching. Hmm…perhaps we should prioritize viewership by blood type, pant size or domestic pets? Silly, huh? Nah…let’s keep our current preference by who’d buy more pimple cream and chewing gum.


          • Tony Kahn

            Demos are big with wrestling fans now Bruce, it is them justifying such low overall viewership. I have never seen anything like it, nobody plugs the Super Bowl demos or a top rated sitcoms demo its just a wrestling thing.


          • Bruce

            If all else fails, spin the numbers. Fox News scored over 10× the viewership of wrestling. Yeah…well, more of our viewers have eaten a Tide Pod!


          • Tony Kahn

            Bruce that is spot on.


  3. Augus

    Also, I’d like to know if you have Republic of Doyle series finale (Ovation at 3:30AM) ratings


  4. 69 Road Runner

    AGT is taking it in the shorts this summer….


  5. Amaury

    I just noticed today that Manifest has been renewed for a third season back in June! *phew* With the way the second season ended, it definitely needed to continue.

    I’ve been busy with work and such that I haven’t been keeping up with television related things, especially this year with how things are being affected by the pandemic. I just got caught up with CBS’ Carol’s Second Act, and I’d saddened to hear it was canceled, as well as ABC’s Single Parents and Schooled.


    • Amaury

      I watched the pilot of CBS’ The Unicorn the other day and ended up deleting the series today. Just didn’t seem that interesting to me. And just now I didn’t even make it 15 minutes into the pilot for ABC’s United We Fall before losing interest. This is rare for me, as, while I don’t hate really hate anything, I don’t lose interest in television series very much.

      What I really want to watch is ABC’s Emergence, but I only have the last three episodes. I think my mom accidentally deleted the others, and being a canceled series, it’s probably no longer available on ABC’s website—although it wouldn’t hurt to check.



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