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September 20, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 9.17.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  After a CORAZON DE AMERICA special at 0.22, 20/20 was at 0.28 compared to last week’s 0.48/0.43.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER was at 0.63, followed by GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS at 0.19 and a BLUE BLOODS rerun at 0.14.

NBC:  After an AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rerun at 0.33, DATELINE dropped 0.07 to 0.26.

FOX:  WWE SMACKDOWN lost 0.07 to 0.58.

CW:  The series finale of BURDEN OF TRUTH held at 0.05, and DYNASTY ticked down to 0.05.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game led Friday cable at 0.50.  TNT”s AEW RAMPAGE ticked up to 0.28.  Cable news was topped by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.23/0.42/3.2M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.11/0.19/2.1M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.09/900K.  Food Network’s DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES gained 0.06 to 0.23.  We’s LOVE AFTER LOCKUP ticked up to 0.22.  Fox Sports 1’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.16.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 ticked down to 0.13, COLD CASE FILES was steady at 0.11, and AMERICAN JUSTICE ticked down to 0.07.  HBO’s REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER slipped 0.02 to 0.12.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.12, and THE PROOF IS OUT THERE was at 0.10.  On Discovery, GOLD RUSH was at 0.11 compared to last week’s 0.21/0.20.  HGTV’s CASH IN THE ATTIC was at 0.10/0.10 compared to last week’s 0.14/0.13.  FX’s NY TIMES PRESENTS was at 0.04. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday September 17, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: UCF/LOUISVILLE ESPN 7:30 PM 217 0.50 1,881
2 AEW: RAMPAGE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.28 642
3 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 3,151
4 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.23 940
5 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:07 PM 53 0.22 804
6 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,850
7 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 636
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,725
9 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 10:00 PM 12 0.20 584
10 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,979
11 90 DAY OTHER WAY: FL TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.17 779
12 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.16 494
13 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.16 537
14 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 L: MARYLAND/ILLINOIS FOX SPORTS 1 9:09 PM 221 0.16 690
15 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 2,173
16 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 2,050
17 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.15 502
18 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.14 1,051
19 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.14 442
20 MY LOTTERY DREAM H REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.14 1,234
21 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 2,290
22 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,624
23 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,697
24 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.13 563
25 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 340
26 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 390
27 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 321
28 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.12 1,033
29 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 724
30 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,618
31 CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.12 407
32 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.12 361
33 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,649
34 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.12 356
35 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 124 0.11 783
36 SMURFS, THE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.11 419
37 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 2,082
38 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.11 373
39 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,596
40 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 393
41 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 335
42 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,575
43 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 346
44 COLD CASE FILES A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.11 590
45 90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.11 488
46 DARCEY & STACEY: PILLOW T TLC 10:30 PM 60 0.11 552
47 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,681
48 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 9:30 PM 30 0.10 333
49 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: BRISTOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:52 PM 146 0.10 865
50 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 230
51 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,380
52 KAMP KORAL NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.10 366
53 PROOF IS OUT THERE HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.10 671
54 CASH IN THE ATTIC HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.10 929
55 SURREALESTATE SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.10 350
56 CASH IN THE ATTIC HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.10 808
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,611
58 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 254
59 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.09 463
60 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 270
61 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 899
62 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 854
63 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 660
64 PEPPA PIG NICK JR 8:00 PM 30 0.09 350
65 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.09 305
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 873
67 MUPPET BABIES DISNEY JUNIOR 5:00 PM 25 0.08 289
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 873
69 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 1,006
70 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 760
71 LIGA MX L: NECAXA / ATLAS TUDN 9:30 PM 150 0.08 174
72 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 234
73 TOONED IN NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.08 291
74 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 636
75 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 214
76 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 666
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 626
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 617
79 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.08 352
80 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 742
81 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,535
82 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,088
83 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 35 0.07 137
84 THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 370
85 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 642
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 786
87 AMERICAN JUSTICE A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.07 406
88 NASCAR XFINITY START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:33 PM 19 0.07 617
89 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.07 258
90 DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 16 CMT 9:00 PM 60 0.07 384
91 UNDISPUTED L: 1262 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 163
92 DISNEYS MAGIC BAKE-OFF DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 273
93 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.07 133
94 FOOTBALL LIFE NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 183
95 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 692
96 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,378
97 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 534
98 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,269
99 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: AMERICAN PIE PARAMOUNT 7:00 PM 150 0.06 244
100 T.O.T.S. DISNEY JUNIOR 11:30 AM 25 0.06 180
101 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.06 203
102 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 1,140
103 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: AMERICAN PIE 2 PARAMOUNT 9:30 PM 150 0.06 213
104 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.06 269
105 THA GODS HONEST TRUTH COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 32 0.06 204
106 DRAIN THE OCEANS COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 319
107 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.05 398
108 NFL GAMEDAY VIEW NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 152
109 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:35 AM 25 0.05 104
110 DINO RANCH DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 15 0.05 184
111 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.05 979
112 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 1,047
113 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.05 149
114 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 79
115 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 184
116 ALASKA TRIANGLE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 330
117 TIG N? SEEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 PM 15 0.05 113
118 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.05 112
119 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 561
120 THA GODS HONEST TRUTH VH1 10:00 PM 32 0.04 102
121 TIG N? SEEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 PM 15 0.04 106
122 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.04 143
123 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: AMERICAN WEDDING PARAMOUNT 12:00 AM 150 0.04 146
124 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 154
125 NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS FX 10:00 PM 93 0.04 135
126 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 93
127 HERD L: 1577 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 141
128 ENGINE MASTERS MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 30 0.04 198
129 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: LAD AT CIN/PHI AT NYM MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 164 0.04 254
130 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.04 203
131 THOMAS & FRIENDS: ALL ENG THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.04 95
132 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: MY HUSBANDS SECRET BROTHR LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.04 348
133 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 421
134 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 95
135 GABBY D & THE UNSITTABLES DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 219
136 DRAIN THE OCEANS COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 337
137 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEEDS/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:53 PM 135 0.04 167
138 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 301
139 AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS MSNBC 3:40 PM 20 0.04 728
140 COMBATE GLOBAL TUDN 12:00 AM 72 0.04 68
141 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 115
142 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 787
143 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 837
144 SPONGEBOB NICKTOONS 12:00 AM 30 0.04 106
145 PJ MASKS DISNEY JUNIOR 1:00 PM 25 0.04 134
146 GABBY D & THE UNSITTABLES DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.03 199
147 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 92
148 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICK JR 3:00 PM 30 0.03 155
149 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 271
150 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.03 675
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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.