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October 1, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.30.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Game 1 of the NBA FINALS adjusted to 2.9, down 1.9 from 2019’s 4.8 final Game 1 number.  In addition, THE MASKED SINGER gained 0.2, and I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE and the 8PM ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES rerun were up 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Comedy Central’s special pandemic-themed SOUTH PARK topped Wednesday cable at 1.16, with simulcasts on MTV at 0.12 and MTV2 at 0.02/52K.  ESPN’s MLB WILD CARD games were at 0.68/0.40/0.40/0.40/0.35/0.31/0.29, ESPN2’s game was at 0.17, and TBS’s game was at 0.09.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.43/0.69/4.9M, with CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.33/0.51/2.3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.32/0.53/3.8M.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING ticked up to 0.33.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES jumped 0.14 to 0.31.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE was at 0.29/0.25 (plus BET Her simulcasts at 0.02/49K & 0.02/55K) compared to last week’s 0.24/0.19, and ASSISTED LIVING was at 0.24/0.22 (with simulcasts at zero/35K & zero/26K) compared to 0.23/0.19.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT slipped 0.02 to 0.28, and MARRYING MILLIONS was up 0.04 to 0.17.  On HGTV, BROTHER VS BROTHER ticked up to 0.23, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL gained 0.04 to 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS ticked up to 0.19.  On ID, CHAOS IN COURT edged up 0.02 to 0.19, and CRIME GONE VIRAL was at 0.15/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.15.  USA’s WWE NXT ticked up to 0.19.  FXX’s ARCHER climbed 0.04 to 0.14.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN was steady at 0.12, and DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME held at 0.09.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL dropped 0.05 to 0.12.  A&E’s VOICES MAGNIFIED was at 0.06. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday September 30, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 8:00 PM 64 1.16 2,272
2 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: NEW YORK YANKEES/CLEVELAND ESPN 7:50 PM 295 0.68 2,535
3 BASEBALL RAIN DELAY    L ESPN 8:08 PM 31 0.47 1,728
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.43 4,923
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.42 4,935
6 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN 7:00 PM 50 0.40 1,323
7 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN 1:16 AM 13 0.40 1,253
8 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: CINCINNATI/ATLANTA ESPN 12:00 PM 289 0.40 1,460
9 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.37 3,952
10 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.35 4,065
11 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L ESPN 4:49 PM 88 0.35 1,219
12 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0052 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.33 866
13 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.33 2,279
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.32 3,796
15 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: ST. LOUIS/SAN DIEGO ESPN2 5:00 PM 242 0.31 1,232
16 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.31 1,027
17 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.30 3,048
18 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: MILWAUKEE/LA DODGERS ESPN2 10:00 PM 207 0.29 1,090
19 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.29 918
20 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): ONE MONTH DWN & QUARN TO GO 1112 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.28 1,143
21 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 2,668
22 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,154
23 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.27 1,856
24 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.27 1,829
25 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.27 838
26 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN 6:17 PM 43 0.25 745
27 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.25 2,188
28 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.25 750
29 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.24 774
30 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:29 AM 61 0.24 669
31 BROTHER VS BROTHER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,701
32 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 1,600
33 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.23 1,480
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.22 1,479
35 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 PM 30 0.22 756
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 1,465
37 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 13 0.21 635
38 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 2,358
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,417
40 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,829
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,431
42 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 1,419
43 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,663
44 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 1,539
45 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 2,060
46 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.20 2,053
47 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,282
48 CHAOS IN COURT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.19 801
49 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.19 1,556
50 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.19 732
51 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 1,858
52 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,411
53 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,869
54 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,850
55 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,150
56 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,983
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,357
58 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,263
59 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 2,212
60 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.17 699
61 MLB WILD CARD SERIES   L: HOUSTON/MINNESOTA ESPN2 1:00 PM 231 0.17 731
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,280
63 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.16 2,318
64 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.16 1,864
65 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.16 2,327
66 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.15 1,166
67 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,902
68 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.15 1,091
69 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:30 PM 30 0.15 714
70 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,837
71 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 851
72 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,828
73 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 34 0.14 288
74 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,136
75 CRIMES GONE VIRAL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 30 0.14 707
76 MSNBC PRES CAMPAIGN TRAIL MSNBC 12:36 PM 15 0.14 1,660
77 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 379
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,474
79 EXP UNKNOWN: TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 745
80 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,519
81 SELECCION MEXICANA 9/30: MEXICO VS. GUATEMALA TUDN 9:30 PM 150 0.13 316
82 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,385
83 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,613
84 SOUTH PARK MTV 8:00 PM 64 0.12 247
85 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 36 0.12 1,496
86 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 899
87 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,421
88 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.12 584
89 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,431
90 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 685
91 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.10 480
92 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN18 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 303
93 MLB WILDCARD: BLUE JAYS/RAYS GM2 TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 204 0.09 345
94 DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 58 0.09 366
95 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.09 473
96 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 270
97 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 194
98 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R13R06H TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 316
99 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 9:02 PM 58 0.07 299
100 COUNTING CARS SPECIAL HISTORY 11:05 PM 58 0.07 372
101 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.07 301
102 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 251
103 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.06 224
104 UNDISPUTED L: 1011 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 150
105 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.06 194
106 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:00 AM 30 0.06 180
107 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.06 250
108 VOICES MAGNIFIED A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.06 232
109 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 200
110 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 327
111 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.05 168
112 BLOOD ON THE WALL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 98 0.05 297
113 THE SOUP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 151
114 LA CASA DE MIS SUENOS DISCOVERY FAMILIA 8:00 PM 30 0.05 74
115 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 149
116 NIGHTCRAWLERS, THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:38 PM 43 0.05 170
117 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 194
118 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 183
119 CLEVELAND SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:30 AM 30 0.04 151
120 JAY LENOS GARAGE SP CNBC 10:00 PM 62 0.04 240
121 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.04 126
122 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 140
123 HERD L: 1324 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 101
124 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.04 100
125 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 319
126 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.04 163
127 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.04 93
128 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 316
129 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 321
130 BITCHIN BOOT CAMP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.04 212
131 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 271
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 198
133 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 373
134 IMPOSSIBLE FIXES SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 227
135 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2020 WK 3 KC VS. BAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.03 156
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 157
137 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 128
138 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 101
139 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 270
140 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 97
141 ANTHONY BOURDAIN NO RSRV COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 55
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 160
143 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 72
144 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.03 117
145 NBA GAMETIME LIVE-FNLS L: NBA GAMETIME LIVE-FNLS GM1 NBA-TV 7:00 PM 121 0.02 82
146 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 260
147 EXTREME ICE MACHINES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 221
148 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.02 92
149 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.02 135
150 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.02 100

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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. Augus

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


  2. Destiny

    The one hour special Covid episode of South Park did well. I think thats the longest episode they’ve ever produced of the show.


    • Destiny

      Fans of AEW don’t have anything to worry about. The show was never going to reach the top 5 of the night when sports & politics are so heavy at this time of the year.


  3. Anthony Guidetti

    Do you have the ratings for South Park on MTV2?


  4. D.

    The rain delay got 3rd place, LMAO!!



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