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September 24, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.23.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  An unusual number of adjustments for a day that didn’t feature sports preemptions or breaking news/weather interruptions.  THE MASKED SINGER rose 0.2 in final numbers, and BIG BROTHER, I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE, the AMERICA’S GOT TALENT finale and the recap hour all gained 0.1. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game beat everything on broadcast including the MASKED SINGER premiere at 1.76.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.46/0.80/5.2M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.28/0.42/1.7M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.22/0.37/2.2M.  NBC Sports Net’s STANLEY CUP FINALS game was at 0.32.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING dipped 0.02 to 0.32.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT edged up 0.02 to 0.30, and MARRYING MILLIONS ticked up to 0.13.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE was at 0.24/0.19 (with BET Her simulcasts at 0.01/43K & 0.02/53K) compared to last week’s 0.25/0.21, and ASSISTED LIVING was at 0.23/0.19 (with simulcasts at 0.02/49K & 0.01/51K) compared to last week’s 0.24/0.23.  On HGTV, BROTHER VS BROTHER slipped 0.02 to 0.22, HOUSE HUNTERS lost 0.04 to 0.18, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.07 to 0.16.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS fell 0.26 to 0.18, presumably for a clip show or something similar.  USA’s WWE NXT was steady at 0.18.  On ID, CRIMES GONE VIRAL was at 0.17/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.13, and CHAOS IN COURT was up 0.03 to 0.17.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dropped 0.08 to 0.17.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL shed 0.02 to 0.17.  On MTV, CATFISH was steady at 0.16, and GHOSTED ticked down to 0.08.  Discovery’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN gained 0.02 to 0.12, and DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME was at 0.09.  FXX’s ARCHER was at 0.10 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.13 premiere. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday September 23, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: BOSTON/MIAMI ESPN 8:40 PM 164 1.76 4,484
2 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 8:30 PM 10 0.80 2,156
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:24 PM 66 0.69 1,661
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.46 5,158
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.43 4,861
6 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.41 4,038
7 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.38 963
8 NHL STANLEY CUP L: TAMPA BAY/DALLAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:02 PM 168 0.32 1,145
9 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0051 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.32 835
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:30 AM 60 0.30 743
11 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): LETS TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY 111 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.30 1,101
12 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,703
13 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.26 3,930
14 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.26 1,552
15 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,542
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.26 3,505
17 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.25 1,429
18 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.24 2,880
19 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.24 895
20 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.24 2,318
21 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.23 860
22 BROTHER VS BROTHER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,557
23 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,439
24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 3,167
25 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.21 639
26 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 1,244
27 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 12 0.21 538
28 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,268
29 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 PM 30 0.19 805
30 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.19 499
31 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.19 1,326
32 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.19 709
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.19 1,378
34 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,116
35 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.18 777
36 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.18 1,340
37 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 2,112
38 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.18 696
39 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.17 785
40 PROPERTY BROTHERS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,041
41 SPORTSCENTER WITH SAS  L ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.17 422
42 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.17 709
43 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.17 685
44 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.16 549
45 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN8B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.16 368
46 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 1,266
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,320
48 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,581
49 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.15 770
50 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,714
51 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,957
52 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 2,077
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,751
54 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 2,006
55 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,444
56 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.13 2,059
57 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.13 496
58 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.13 526
59 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.13 1,745
60 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.13 674
61 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,862
62 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 60 0.13 350
63 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 381
64 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,935
65 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 318
66 EXP UNKNOWN: TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 764
67 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.12 524
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,812
69 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 30 0.12 315
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.12 1,857
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 939
72 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:37 AM 13 0.12 1,553
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,004
74 SR/GINSBURG LIES IN STATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:30 AM 30 0.11 1,641
75 NHL LIVE POST STANLEY CUP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:50 PM 40 0.11 316
76 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 32 0.10 239
77 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 32 0.10 1,603
78 SR/COVID SENATE CMTE HRNG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:32 AM 65 0.10 1,569
79 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 30 0.10 461
80 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,199
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 888
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 831
83 DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 58 0.09 364
84 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:40 PM 20 0.09 1,168
85 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 303
86 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 239
87 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 1:49 PM 51 0.09 1,097
88 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,286
89 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 49 0.09 1,122
90 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.09 276
91 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 298
92 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-3R1R03H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.09 389
93 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.08 304
94 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.08 226
95 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 233
96 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.08 320
97 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 190
98 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 224
99 GHOSTED SSN 2 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.08 206
100 OLLIES PACK NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 30 0.08 328
101 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.08 197
102 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,211
103 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:30 AM 30 0.07 212
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 25 0.07 1,096
105 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:00 AM 30 0.07 242
106 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 203
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 542
108 FOOD PARADISE COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 173
109 UNDISPUTED L: 1006 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 130
110 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.06 317
111 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,031
112 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:35 AM 85 0.06 1,051
113 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 9:25 AM 48 0.06 1,071
114 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 227
115 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 471
116 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 184
117 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 588
118 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 157
119 RESTO MY RIDE MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.06 188
120 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:13 AM 22 0.05 1,033
121 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 167
122 HERD L: 1319 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 129
123 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.05 157
124 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.05 150
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 208
126 NHL LIVE PRE STANLEY CUP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 62 0.05 187
127 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.04 130
128 THE SOUP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.04 163
129 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 284
130 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 326
131 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 3:59 PM 61 0.04 135
132 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.04 161
133 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 260
134 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 292
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 202
136 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 295
137 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 281
138 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 243
139 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 275
140 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 2:58 PM 61 0.04 127
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 150
142 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 254
143 FAST MONEY CNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 214
144 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.03 98
145 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.03 184
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 208
147 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SPORTING KANSAS CITY/ORLANDO FC FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 150 0.03 83
148 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 75
149 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN2 7:30 PM 30 0.03 113
150 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 44

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."




5 Comments


  1. Augus

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


  2. Philip

    Hello Mitch,

    Do you have boxing on fox sports 1 at 10 pm?


  3. 69 Road Runner

    I wonder why Masked Singer adjusted up so much. Big Brother is gathering momentum.


  4. Jon P Sullivan

    NBA conference finals ratings are at levels not seen since the mid 2000’s, despite featuring two of the NBA’s premier teams. After Tuesday night’s Lakers-Nuggets game 3 was down 40% from 2019’s game 3 (despite LeBron & the Lakers), Wednesday’s Celtics-Heat game 4 matchup dropped from 3.3/5.3M to 1.76/4.4M. The league’s nightmare scenario would be a Heat-Nuggets Finals.


  5. chris

    i think between the novelty wearing off and nicks comments, the masked singer will fade out sooner than later.



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