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January 5, 2017

UPDATED with Broadcast: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.4.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  MODERN FAMILY, LETHAL WEAPON and CRIMINAL MINDS gained 0.1 in final numbers, while the ARROW rerun lost the same.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader led Wednesday cable, with Portland vs. Golden State at 0.92, and Chicago vs. Cleveland at 0.84.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE jumped three-tenths from last week (so one may not have been a regular episode) to 0.74.  History’s VIKINGS grew by 0.05 to 0.67.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA returned at 0.58, and VIVICA’S BLACK MAGIC premiered at 0.30.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE returned at 0.52, and TOO CLOSE TO HOME returned at 0.32.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROS was at 0.51, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.44, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.42.  On FXX, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA had a 0.44 season premiere (down 0.01 from 2016), followed by 0.14 for MAN SEEKING WOMAN (down 0.03). E!’s TOTAL DIVAS was at 0.37.  On Food Network, COOKS VS CONS rose 0.03 to 0.35.  On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY fell 0.08 to 0.33, WAHLBURGERS held at 0.29, and GOING SI-RAL was down 0.05 to 0.15.  MTV’s REAL WORLD ticked up to 0.20.  On LMN, MY CRAZY EX and MY CRAZY SEX were both at 0.16, respectively down 0.06 and 0.04 from last week’s premieres.  Syfy’s INCORPORATED was steady at 0.12.  WGN’s SALEM returned for its final 4 episodes at 0.07.  

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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 4, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: PORTLAND/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 10:35 PM 160 0.92 2,156
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: CHICAGO/CLEVELAND ESPN 8:01 PM 154 0.84 2,058
3 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 63 0.74 3,172
4 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 60 0.67 2,371
5 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.58 1,299
6 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.52 1,498
7 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.51 2,170
8 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP FXX 10:00 PM 32 0.44 730
9 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.44 1,990
10 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.42 1,855
11 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 60 0.39 947
12 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.37 734
13 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,150
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.34 3,975
15 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.33 1,014
16 TOO CLOSE TO HOME TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.32 1,027
17 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.31 962
18 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,551
19 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.30 3,104
20 VIVICAS BLACK MAGIC LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.30 765
21 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 34 0.30 766
22 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.29 2,629
23 WAHLBURGERS A&E NETWORK 9:31 PM 30 0.29 713
24 GRAVE SECRETS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.29 1,420
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.29 2,862
26 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.29 871
27 I, WITNESS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,243
28 PARADISE RUN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.29 1,575
29 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 61 0.28 656
30 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.25 2,814
31 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 2,938
32 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.24 557
33 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.23 608
34 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,605
35 BLUE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.20 473
36 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.20 483
37 REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.20 343
38 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 478
39 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.20 505
40 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GEORGIA TECH/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 120 0.18 607
41 MY KNIGHT AND ME THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.17 784
42 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,859
43 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.17 388
44 HIS & HERS  L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 371
45 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.17 399
46 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.17 903
47 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,232
48 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,868
49 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 774
50 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NY RANGERS/PHILADELPHIA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 156 0.16 514
51 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,568
52 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 131 0.16 394
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,993
54 MY CRAZY EX LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 373
55 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,194
56 MY CRAZY SEX LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.16 404
57 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:34 PM 30 0.15 337
58 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,944
59 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 391
60 UNSUNG TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.15 335
61 GOING SI-RAL A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.15 392
62 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,824
63 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.15 775
64 LIP SYNC BATTLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 32 0.15 379
65 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,744
66 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 367
67 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 314
68 MAN SEEKING WOMAN FXX 10:32 PM 30 0.14 239
69 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,566
70 BREAKOUT COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 466
71 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.14 1,538
72 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 299
73 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 317
74 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.13 629
75 BLUE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES CNBC 10:30 PM 30 0.13 330
76 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.12 417
77 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 649
78 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,427
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 750
80 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 304
81 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 744
82 300 HBO PRIME 10:30 PM 117 0.12 261
83 INCORPORATED SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 424
84 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,216
85 P. KING DUCKLING DISNEY JUNIOR 2:25 PM 25 0.12 580
86 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 319
87 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 711
88 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 698
89 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 578
90 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.11 282
91 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 374
92 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: VILLANOVA/BUTLER FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 127 0.11 484
93 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: OREGON/WASHINGTON ESPN2 9:00 PM 120 0.10 344
94 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,066
95 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.10 523
96 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 640
97 OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENC SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.10 277
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 626
99 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.09 236
100 MEET THE BROWN BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:21 AM 34 0.09 196
101 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.09 867
102 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 326
103 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:02 PM 49 0.09 207
104 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 730
105 BLOOD AND FURY: AMERICAS AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 310
106 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 597
107 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:05 PM 25 0.09 170
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 564
109 MEET THE BROWN BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:47 AM 34 0.09 188
110 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.08 315
111 NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.08 211
112 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 25 0.08 224
113 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 283
114 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.08 179
115 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 299
116 FIRST TAKE ESPN2 1:30 PM 90 0.07 202
117 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 488
118 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.07 162
119 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.07 205
120 INSIDE THE NFL NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.07 200
121 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.07 141
122 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 479
123 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.07 178
124 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 219
125 SALEM WGN AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.07 259
126 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 586
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 222
128 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 484
129 CAKE HUNTERS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.06 173
130 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.06 150
131 BONG APPETIT VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.06 130
132 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.06 145
133 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 363
134 BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, T POP 6:30 PM 30 0.06 292
135 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.06 592
136 POINT BREAK (2015) HBO PRIME 2:50 PM 114 0.06 117
137 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 237
138 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: CREIGHTON/ST. JOHNS FOX SPORTS 1 8:44 PM 123 0.06 213
139 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 531
140 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 444
141 CUPCAKE WARS (1HR) COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 178
142 MEET THE BROWN BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:13 AM 34 0.06 157
143 DAKAR RALLY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.06 108
144 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 443
145 UNDISPUTED L: 84 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 129
146 FRONTERA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.05 107
147 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 645
148 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 252
149 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 443
150 HIS & HERS ESPN2 3:00 PM 30 0.05 113

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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.




22 Comments


  1. Casey Abell

    You hardly ever hear anything about Investigation Discovery. But check the prime time numbers when they load up with new eps (plus the channel’s “star” Joe Kenda).


  2. Martin

    Do you have Counterfeit Cat at 3 pm on Disney XD?


  3. Destiny

    I wish I knew why people aren’t watching Incorporated. It’s easy to mention how badly it’s doing, but for a show that isn’t a cheap Canadian import, and with an OK cast, it should be drawing more of an audience.

    By the way Mitch, Berlanti was attached to The Mysteries of Laura. That didn’t save it. When Blindspot is canceled, he’ll just have his CW shows to fall back on, which are far more successful than his NBC ones.


    • FlopWatch

      Berlanti basically rules the CW at this point.


      • Destiny

        Lol yep! We’re in the age of the super heroes. Credit to him for dethroning Julie Plec. Saying that, I think you’d agree that once people lose interest in the hero shows, the CW will have a pretty huge problem.


        • FlopWatch

          Plec has nothing beyond TVD/TO, her other shows flopped.

          The CW needs to realize what doesn’t work and to try and get other hits.


          • Destiny

            I’m not entirely sure where it’ll get hits from outside of the comic book realm anyway. People don’t seem to be watching anything else. But it has plenty of time to look for such hits.


          • FlopWatch

            I guess, but they need to do better than what they offered up this Fall with new flops that tied CEG on Fridays.


    • Mitch Salem

      The Berlanti issue isn’t about him, it’s about NBC, which wants to be in business with him. It’s not a coincidence that when they dropped Laura, they still had Blindspot with him. And if they’re currently developing something with him for fall and that gets picked up, it would increase the chance of Blindspot getting canceled. But they may think twice about cutting ties with him entirely.


      • Destiny

        Fair point, but do you honestly see WB reducing the license fee enough to make a potentially fractional Blindspot worth renewing? I don’t. I can’t see it renewed as schedule filler either. I just can’t see a scenario that could save the show with these numbers. And as you know, WB would want two further seasons for syndication purposes, so keeping the show for another two seasons with these numbers wouldn’t be the best idea.


      • CMM

        Why? His track record as creator, writer, and/or producer is fairly bad – including films. I had to honestly look him up to see what all he was involved in and except for Dawson’s Creek, nothing has really lasted for more than 3 seasons – Everwood was 4. ABC apparently did not care much for him after four failed shows including No Ordinary Family.

        His current claim to fame is making money off of other people’s work – Decades long DC Comics in this case. It’s fan familiarity with these superhero properties boosting his career at the moment. Even with that, the shows are flawed and received criticism due to some of his creative and/or casting choices.

        I feel like Blindspot has lost its way. What was, or could have been, a simple – maybe unique in its way – procedural concerning a Jane Doe with tattoos leading to crimes/criminals has become this domestic terrorist show where the tattoos no longer seem to be factored in anymore plus we now know who she is, so it’s become a character torn between the terrorist group she was a part of and the new “friends” she was able to make at the FBI due to the memory loss of her past.

        For me, and this should be for a network as well, he’s inconsistent and loses focus. Without a known body of work to go with, he seems to fail on his own.


        • Destiny

          He did get a lot of credit for Blindspot initially. But he did direct people towards the shows actual creator on twitter and gave him the credit due. So I don’t think he’s stealing the limelight from anyone, it just naturally goes to him.


  4. Dave

    These are much better numbers than Too Close To Home was doing in season one on Mondays.


    • MM

      I agree,Wednesday is clearly a better fit! To Close for Home is wonderful off to great start! Like addition of more African-Americans.

      However,it appears no one watched Vivaca Fox Show of Strip tease dancers,she should stick with acting!


  5. Monzo

    Those ratings at Pop prove that “The Bold & The Beautiful” is just a lead-out show that couldn’t stand on it’s own. In daytime it holds about 75 % of it’s lead-in “The Young & The Restless”, but at Pop where their timeslots are switched B&B just got 55 % of Y&R’s audience.


  6. Destiny

    Now that the finals are posted, Lethal Weapon did very well. The shows budget is somewhat irrelevant in this case, as long as FOX are happy to keep paying the license fee, WB will keep producing it.


  7. Logan

    Any chance Going Si Ral gets renewed?


  8. CrystalFissure

    Do you have Lucha Underground at 8PM and 9PM? Thanks.



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