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September 5, 2019

UPDATED with Broadcast: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.4.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the SEAL TEAM rerun lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  VH1 reigned over Wednesday cable, with BLACK INK CREW at 0.48/0.35 compared to last week’s 0.48/0.42, and BASKETBALL WIVES down 0.07 to 0.44.  FX’s SNOWFALL was steady at 0.42.  ESPN’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.41.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE dropped 0.11 to 0.40.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT lost 0.04 to 0.31, and MARRYING MILLIONS was down 0.03 to 0.12.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES gained 0.03 to 0.30.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE dropped 0.04 to 0.30.  Fox News’s HANNITY led cable news at 0.29/0.48/3.4M, with CNN’s climate change TOWN HALL rated as separate telecasts for each candidate, with a 8:44PM peak at 0.25/0.33/1.4M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.33/2.8M.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN rose 0.03 to 0.29, and CONTACT ticked down to 0.12.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS ticked up to 0.27, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL edged up 0.02 to 0.21, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.05 to 0.19.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS was at 0.26.  On ID, THE MURDER TAPES held at 0.26, and HOMICIDE HUNTER was steady at 0.26.  WGN’s DOG’S MOST WANTED premiered at 0.26, a very big number for that network.  On USA, SUITS returned from a week off at 0.23, and PEARSON stayed at 0.08.  OWN’s QUEEN SUGAR was steady at 0.21, and DAVID MAKES MAN was down a tick to 0.09.  The season finale of TV Land’s YOUNGER was at 0.17, up 0.05 from last week but down 0.05 from the 2018 finale.  Comedy Central’s SOUTH SIDE ticked up to 0.17.  On A&E, GHOST HUNTERS shed 0.03 to 0.17, and PSYCHIC KIDS was up 0.05 to 0.16. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday September 4, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BLACK INK CREW 8 VH1 9:01 PM 61 0.48 978
2 BASKETBALL WIVES 8 VH1 8:00 PM 61 0.44 1,074
3 SNOWFALL FX 10:00 PM 62 0.42 945
4 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 7:00 PM 341 0.41 1,720
5 CHALLENGE:WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 9:00 PM 91 0.40 694
6 BLACK INK CREW COMPTON VH1 10:02 PM 61 0.35 690
7 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:30 PM 90 0.31 1,190
8 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.30 906
9 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.30 1,085
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 3,416
11 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.29 1,569
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,209
13 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,534
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.26 678
15 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:41 AM 19 0.26 887
16 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,148
17 DOGS MOST WANTED WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.26 943
18 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,447
19 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,841
20 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 8:44 PM 34 0.25 1,408
21 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 9:18 PM 43 0.24 1,525
22 SUITS USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.23 1,073
23 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:19 PM 41 0.23 945
24 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.21 1,369
25 QUEEN SUGAR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,054
26 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 10:01 PM 41 0.21 1,427
27 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 501
28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,756
29 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,402
30 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 35 0.20 587
31 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.19 1,375
32 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,581
33 YOUNGER TV LAND 10:00 PM 41 0.17 630
34 SOUTH SIDE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 30 0.17 311
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,511
36 GHOST HUNTERS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.17 633
37 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,089
38 PSYCHIC KIDS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.16 540
39 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 8:00 PM 44 0.16 1,257
40 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 12:00 PM 379 0.16 960
41 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.16 552
42 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 11:22 PM 38 0.15 899
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,797
44 PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 30 0.15 580
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,518
46 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.15 348
47 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.15 842
48 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 6:21 PM 40 0.15 899
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.15 1,190
50 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 766
51 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 370
52 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 939
53 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 984
54 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 10:42 PM 40 0.14 1,050
55 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 892
56 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 550
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,422
58 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:42 PM 18 0.14 1,016
59 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,925
60 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 902
61 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,583
62 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,446
63 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 819
64 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 987
65 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,884
66 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,377
67 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,487
68 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,593
69 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,574
70 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,682
71 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.12 672
72 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:00 PM 63 0.12 581
73 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 822
74 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 849
75 CONTACT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 61 0.12 743
76 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 812
77 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 823
78 LIGHTS OUT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:35 PM 30 0.12 229
79 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 319
80 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,399
81 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 7:01 PM 41 0.11 920
82 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN2 8:30 PM 30 0.11 274
83 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 609
84 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.11 337
85 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.11 917
86 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 573
87 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.11 461
88 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.10 270
89 COPA MX – L: GUADALAJARA / CORRECAMINOS UAT TUDN 9:57 PM 123 0.10 211
90 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 278
91 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 5:41 PM 40 0.10 763
92 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 356
93 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 792
94 DO YOUR JOB NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.10 266
95 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN2 9:00 PM 30 0.10 254
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 770
97 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 882
98 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.10 263
99 AMERICAS GAME NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 234
100 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 935
101 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 30 0.09 596
102 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 866
103 DAVID MAKES MAN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.09 503
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 691
105 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.09 218
106 CNN TH: POST ANALYSIS CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.09 640
107 GARAGE SQUAD MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.09 371
108 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.08 208
109 CNN TOWN HALL CNN 5:00 PM 41 0.08 790
110 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 570
111 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,283
112 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.08 237
113 PEARSON USA NETWORK 10:01 PM 60 0.08 511
114 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 610
115 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 350
116 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 672
117 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,344
118 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 666
119 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 563
120 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 539
121 BOJACK HORSEMAN COMEDY CENTRAL 2:15 AM 30 0.07 129
122 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.07 169
123 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.07 178
124 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 1,061
125 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 626
126 I WAS PREY ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 61 0.07 404
127 UNDISPUTED L: 747 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 181
128 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.07 164
129 MONSTER SHIPS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.07 306
130 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 1,414
131 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.06 151
132 IFC MOVIE: ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIV IFC TV 8:00 PM 120 0.06 179
133 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 1,280
134 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 345
135 GOBLIN WORKS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.06 252
136 WORLD LONG DRIVE CHP: 2019 MENS & WOMENS FNLS GOLF CHANNEL 8:30 PM 160 0.06 198
137 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.06 138
138 HERD L: 1061 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 150
139 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.06 148
140 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 463
141 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.06 105
142 DUCKTALES (2017) DISNEY XD 7:00 AM 30 0.05 167
143 SHOWCASE GAME: MIN AT BOS/CWS AT CLE MLB NETWORK 7:57 PM 204 0.05 306
144 HURT LOCKER, THE: HURT LOCKER, THE HBO PRIME 4:15 PM 131 0.05 174
145 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 26 0.05 224
146 GIRLFRIENDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:55 AM 32 0.05 112
147 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.05 140
148 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 409
149 BUILDING GIANTS SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 259
150 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 116

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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.




12 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have Big Hero 6: The Series at 7:30 AM on Disney XD and Pup Academy at 2 PM on Disney Channel?


  2. Shan

    BoJack Horseman at 2:45 on Comedy Central numbers, please.


    • Mitch Salem

      Sorry, we don’t provide ratings here for reruns from other programming platforms.


      • VindicateD

        You mean, if they don’t make the Top 150, as the 2:15 episode did? Well, whatever. I’m just amused the first episode of the BoJack double-header still made the Top 150 at 2:15 AM!


  3. VindicateD

    Wow, looks like Bernie won the CNN Town Hall in the ratings!


    • Jon Sullivan

      The only problem is it’s a CNN debate on an issue most polls show is not in the top 10 of issues that matter (18-24 yr old liberal arts majors on urban campuses notwithstanding). Winning that is the equivalent of winning the stolen base title in a local beer league.


      • Bruce

        Agreed. Ever heard of lucrative real estate investments…Manhattan, Vegas? If global-warming is 10 years away, why aren’t real estate investments in Alaska skyrocketing? I’d think Alaska would give our elitist a few more years to survive.


    • Bruce

      Wow, looks like Hannity beat Bernie at the CNN Town Hall in the ratings by 1,891,000 viewers! If fact, looks like Fox News beat every CNN timeslot by an average of 1,142,227 viewers.


  4. Augus

    IFC didn’t air ‘Sherman’s Showcase’?


  5. Bruce

    Probably another 0.01/37K. I don’t see any viewers below 150K at 10 PM. Hint: When critics censure its viewership, it isn’t doing well. I don’t understand the problem. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 100%.



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