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September 6, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.5.2018

 

 

 

 

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  BET’s BOBBY BROWN STORY ticked up on its 2nd night to 1.02, far and away the top show on Wednesday cable (plus 0.05 for the BET HER simulcast).  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC gained a tick to 0.47, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS was down 0.03 to 0.24.  On VH1, BLACK INK CREW dropped 0.08 to 0.46, and MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER was at 0.22/0.18 compared to last week’s 0.30/0.26.  MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW continued to ride the wave at 0.43/0.65/3.7M, with Fox News’s HANNITY at 0.31/0.57/3.5M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.30/0.41/1.5M.  The season premiere of FXX’s IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA was at 0.38, down 0.06 from the January 2017 premiere.  On ID, HOMICIDE HUNTER was steady at 0.34, and WHAT LIES BENEATH was at 0.31.  ESPN’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.32.  On USA, THE SINNER ticked up to 0.29, and SUITS was up 0.06 to 0.29.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS lost 0.04 to 0.29, HOUSE HUNTERS dropped 0.08 to 0.24, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.09 to 0.22.  On MTV, ARE YOU THE ONE ticked up to 0.29, and a TEEN MOM lead-in was at 0.22.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES held at 0.26.  OWN’s GREENLEAF plunged 0.12 to 0.20.  A&E’s BORN THIS WAY was at 0.18 compared to last week’s 0.30/0.20, and RAISING TOURETTE’S was down 0.04 to 0.12.  HBO’s THE SHOP ticked down to 0.07. El Rey’s LUCHA UNDERGROUND was up 0.01 to 0.03/100K.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday September 5, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 BOBBY BROWN STORY, THE: BOBBY BROWN 102 PREM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 150 1.02 2,313
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.47 1,263
3 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 4 VH1 8:00 PM 61 0.46 920
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.43 3,674
5 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FXX 10:00 PM 31 0.38 606
6 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.34 1,380
7 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 7:00 PM 305 0.32 1,465
8 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.32 3,128
9 WHAT LIES BENEATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.31 1,281
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 3,489
11 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,541
12 SINNER, THE USA NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.29 1,132
13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,554
14 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,638
15 SUITS USA NETWORK 8:59 PM 62 0.29 1,300
16 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 7 MTV 10:01 PM 61 0.29 449
17 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.29 2,446
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 3,063
19 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.27 2,736
20 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.27 802
21 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,457
22 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.26 786
23 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.25 2,354
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.24 743
25 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.24 2,186
26 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.24 1,465
27 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 1,229
28 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 1,191
29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 1,303
30 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.22 2,813
31 TEEN MOM II: KAILYNS BIG MTV 9:00 PM 61 0.22 386
32 MARTHA & SNOOP POTLUCK 2B VH1 9:01 PM 30 0.22 482
33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.21 964
34 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:05 AM 70 0.21 536
35 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,505
36 GREENLEAF OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,125
37 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.20 2,227
38 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:04 PM 56 0.20 638
39 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 60 0.19 402
40 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,113
41 BORN THIS WAY: OUR BEST FRIENDS WEDDING 407 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 121 0.18 563
42 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,176
43 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.18 2,190
44 MARTHA & SNOOP POTLUCK 2B VH1 9:31 PM 30 0.18 396
45 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.18 573
46 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,000
47 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 2,133
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 16 0.17 1,882
49 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 2,177
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,905
51 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:16 AM 44 0.16 1,919
52 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,988
53 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 2,144
54 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 1,073
55 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 419
56 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.16 523
57 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,728
58 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,987
59 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: MENS/WOMENS QTRFINALS ESPN 12:00 PM 364 0.15 773
60 KAVANAUGH HEARINGS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 2,087
61 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 891
62 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:10 PM 50 0.15 1,670
63 MUMMY, THE (2017) HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 110 0.15 423
64 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,518
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 806
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 885
67 RAISING TOURETTES A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.12 374
68 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.12 328
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 819
70 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.12 1,224
71 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 682
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 700
73 LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 25 0.12 441
74 JUNKYARD EMPIRE VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 424
75 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 736
76 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 784
77 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 600
78 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 817
79 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 273
80 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 479
81 GARAGE SQUAD VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 451
82 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: KAVANAUGH HEARINGS AFTERNOON SESSION MSNBC 12:00 PM 250 0.10 1,069
83 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 468
84 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.10 197
85 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 243
86 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN2 8:30 PM 30 0.10 244
87 DRUGS, INC.: THE FIX NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 285
88 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,165
89 NARCO BLING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 272
90 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.09 210
91 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.09 236
92 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 220
93 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.09 195
94 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: KAVANAUGH HEARINGS MORNING SESSION MSNBC 9:00 AM 180 0.09 1,116
95 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:32 PM 26 0.09 278
96 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 277
97 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.08 197
98 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.08 155
99 NFLN SPECIAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 189
100 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.08 263
101 MODEL SQUAD E! 8:00 PM 60 0.08 169
102 MLB INTENTIONAL TALK  L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.08 182
103 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 158
104 MYST MUSEUM REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 418
105 BIGFOOT IN AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 351
106 NFL UP TO THE MINUTE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.08 174
107 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.07 189
108 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 257
109 MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 262
110 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.07 232
111 UNDISPUTED L: 493 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 152
112 NFL GREATEST GAMES ESPN2 9:00 PM 30 0.07 198
113 BREAK HBO PRIME 9:50 PM 10 0.07 181
114 FATHER FIGURES HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 113 0.07 142
115 SHOP, THE HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 26 0.07 158
116 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 246
117 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 61 0.07 158
118 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN2 1:00 PM 30 0.07 139
119 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:30 PM 30 0.06 173
120 HERD L: 810 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 129
121 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.06 119
122 50 FIRST DATES (2004) MAXPRIME 11:45 PM 99 0.06 106
123 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 12:00 AM 30 0.06 126
124 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 213
125 NFL PLAYBOOK NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 142
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 278
127 AMERICAS GAME NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 170
128 SHERLOCK HOLMES: SHERLOCK HOLMES HBO PRIME 2:20 PM 128 0.05 171
129 TOP 10 NFL NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.05 127
130 BOBBY BROWN STORY, THE: BOBBY BROWN 102 PREM BET HER 9:00 PM 150 0.05 134
131 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 246
132 WORLD LONG DRIVE CHP: 2018 MENS & WOMENS FNLS GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 PM 152 0.05 163
133 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 223
134 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: NYM AT LAD/STL AT WAS MLB NETWORK 7:35 PM 166 0.05 254
135 TATTOO AGE VICELAND 10:00 PM 60 0.05 93
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 226
137 FOOD OBSESSED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.05 126
138 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 263
139 PRIME BASEBALL GAME/JIP: NYY AT OAK/BAL AT SEA MLB NETWORK 10:21 PM 169 0.05 204
140 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 219
141 WHY HIM MAXPRIME 9:50 PM 111 0.05 101
142 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 225
143 EVIL GENIUS HISTORY 10:00 AM 60 0.05 225
144 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 271
145 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.04 191
146 CORE, THE: CORE, THE HBO PRIME 12:05 PM 135 0.04 165
147 FIGHT GAME JIM LAMPLEY HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 29 0.04 92
148 ROBOT WARS SCIENCE 10:05 PM 60 0.04 175
149 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 269
150 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 244

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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.




8 Comments


  1. Destiny

    Season high audience for Suits but because that audience is old its stuck at a 0.3 still. The Bobby Brown Story likely hurt Greenleaf too.


    • Shan

      It’s stuck because the show is dying like the older viewers that can’t let go of their dead dog. And there’s not much hope for the spinoff pulling anything better.


  2. Ryan

    Going RV (GAC, 9pm), and Lucha Underground (El Rey, 8pm)? Thanks!


  3. Tristen

    Sunny did pretty good, especially considering that the episodes were released early and the lengthy hiatus.


  4. Chris

    Do you have the Lucha Underground rating?


  5. Justin

    Hey mitch, do u have the viewership/rating for this week’s Lucha underground on El Rey network?



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