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September 21, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Monday 9.20.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS;  The 2021-22 broadcast season officially began last night, and it didn’t exactly roar into action.

ABC:  The season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS was at 0.92, considerably below last fall’s 1.3.  A TIME 100 special was at 0.28.

CBS:  The season premiere of THE NEIGHBORHOOD was at 0.63 compared to last fall’s 0.8, and the season premiere of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA was at 0.54 compared to 0.7.  NCIS changed days, and its 0.73 premiere compared to 0.9 for last fall’s on a Tuesday.  The series premiere of NCIS: HAWAII was at 0.51.

NBC:  The season premiere of THE VOICE was at 1.08, not too far off last fall’s 1.2 premeire.  However, ORDINARY JOE didn’t hold its lead-in very well at 0.52.

FOX:  The season premiere of 9-1-1 was at 0.76, a big drop from last January’s season premiere at 1.22.  It was followed by the premiere of THE BIG LEAP at 0.29 (in fairness it had been available via streaming for more than a week).

CW:  ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO slipped 0.02 to 0.08, and a rerun PENN & TELLER: FOOL US was at 0.06. 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 3.86, which compared to 2.76 for the cable portion of last week’s game, but that also aired on ABC (the alternate Manning feed on ESPN2 was at 0.71, up sharply from last week’s 0.32).  USA’s WWE telecast was at 0.51/0.51/0.46 compared to last week’s 0.45/0.42/0.40.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP was at 0.31/0.22 compared to last week’s 0.33/0.28, and MY TRUE CRIME STORY was up 0.03 to 0.17.  Bravo’s BELOW DECK gained 0.05 to 0.29.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.24/0.44/3.1M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.24/2.2M, and CNN.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN gained 0.03 to 0.23.  On Food Network, HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP ticked up to 0.22.  On TLC, DARCEY & STACEY dipped 0.03 to 0.22, and 90-DAY FIANCE was steady at 0.19.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS rose 0.05 to 0.15, and MONSTER GARAGE was at 0.03 to 0.10.  On ID, REASONABLE DOUBT climbed 0.08 to 0.15.  On HGTV, HELP I WRECKED MY HOUSE was at 0.15/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.20/0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.13/0.13. HBO’s LAETITIA was at 0.01/35K.  On Showtime, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q was at 0.01/54K, and BACK TO LIFE was at zero/22K, and we won’t be reporting that one anymore.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Monday September 20, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L: DETROIT/GREEN BAY ESPN 8:14 PM 181 3.86 11,901
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF    L ESPN 8:00 PM 14 1.60 5,577
3 MONDAY NIGHT POSTGAME L ESPN 11:15 PM 16 1.47 4,151
4 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:31 PM 59 0.77 2,067
5 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L: DETROIT/GREEN BAY ESPN2 8:14 PM 181 0.71 1,856
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.51 1,860
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.51 1,853
8 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.50 1,413
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.46 1,667
10 MONDAY NIGHT POSTGAME L ESPN2 11:15 PM 16 0.32 702
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 10 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.31 727
12 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,035
13 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF    L ESPN2 8:00 PM 14 0.26 830
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 3,143
15 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 3,550
16 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.23 355
17 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP: HL-702H FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 120 0.22 904
18 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.22 716
19 DARCEY & STACEY TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.22 910
20 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI 4 VH1 9:00 PM 60 0.22 522
21 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.21 643
22 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.20 2,036
23 90 DAY: SINGLE LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 65 0.19 955
24 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.19 2,027
25 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,486
26 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 410
27 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 2,585
28 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,912
29 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,193
30 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 419
31 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,776
32 MY TRUE CRIME STORY VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.17 434
33 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 2,120
34 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,961
35 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 478
36 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 2,007
37 NFL REWIND   L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 435
38 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.16 536
39 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.16 491
40 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,150
41 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 423
42 STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 125 0.15 617
43 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,919
44 REASONABLE DOUBT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 595
45 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 482
46 HELP! I WRECKED MY HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.15 949
47 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,959
48 90 DAY: SINGLE LIFE PILLO TLC 10:05 PM 58 0.14 782
49 HELP! I WRECKED HOUSE RPK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.14 821
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.13 1,397
51 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.13 851
52 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.13 904
53 BIG BAKE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.13 519
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,699
55 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.13 549
56 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 983
57 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.12 365
58 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 344
59 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,728
60 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 993
61 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 995
62 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 744
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 771
64 90 DAY DIARIES TLC 11:03 PM 57 0.11 616
65 UNDISPUTED L: 1263 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.11 225
66 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 749
67 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 776
68 MONSTER GARAGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:05 PM 55 0.10 300
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 709
70 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.10 235
71 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 783
72 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 649
73 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 801
74 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 553
75 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,896
76 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 362
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 750
78 MONSTER GARAGE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:05 PM 60 0.09 304
79 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,289
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 738
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 630
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 718
83 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,113
84 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,197
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 958
86 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.07 133
87 TITANS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 55 0.07 265
88 HERD L: 1578 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 200
89 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,146
90 CREEPSHOW (SRS) AMC 10:00 PM 67 0.06 258
91 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 444
92 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.06 172
93 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1216 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.06 134
94 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.06 220
95 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.06 162
96 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 328
97 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-2R1R33H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 343
98 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 771
99 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.05 466
100 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.05 485
101 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:30 AM 60 0.05 165
102 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 373
103 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.05 524
104 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 399
105 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 333
106 VOICES MAGNIFIED A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.05 144
107 LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 278
108 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 87
109 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.05 355
110 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 359
111 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.05 1,297
112 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 313
113 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 801
114 THOMAS & FRIENDS: ALL ENG THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.04 85
115 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.04 521
116 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 129
117 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.04 304
118 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 278
119 BING THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:55 AM 30 0.04 77
120 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 731
121 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 75 0.04 180
122 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.04 86
123 CHUGGINGTON TALES RAILS DISNEY JUNIOR 8:05 AM 25 0.04 206
124 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.04 285
125 NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFL NETWORK 8:15 PM 30 0.04 167
126 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.04 90
127 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:12 PM 60 0.04 106
128 LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 379
129 LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 319
130 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 149
131 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 11:00 AM 60 0.04 108
132 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 735
133 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.04 234
134 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.04 164
135 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – L FOX DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.04 61
136 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.04 139
137 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 115
138 SAY YES TO THE DRESS: UK TLC 6:00 AM 30 0.04 126
139 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 118
140 LIGA MX – D: SANTOS VS PUEBLA FOX DEPORTES 10:00 PM 120 0.04 69
141 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 257
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 101
143 THIS JUST IN L ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 107
144 RUST VALLEY RESTORERS MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.03 165
145 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 241
146 I WAS A TEENAGE FELON VICE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 85
147 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.03 124
148 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: KILLER GRADES LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.03 213
149 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1024 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.03 95
150 BBCA MOVIE: DUKES OF HAZZARD BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 135 0.03 108
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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.