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October 26, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 10.23.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  The top-rated primetime telecast was ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL at 0.69, with NBC’s game at 0.58.  CW’s original shows were at 0.05/0.07.  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE rose 0.21 to 1.03.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  As usual, Saturday cable was dominated by sports.  TBS’s NLCS MLB PLAYOFFS game was at 1.75.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL was at 1.09/0.64/0.54, and the network’s TOP RANK BOXING was at 0.37.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING dropped 0.06 to 0.22, and RHODES TO THE TOP was down 0.03 to 0.11.  Hallmark’s original movie was at 0.19.  ESPN2’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL was at 0.18/0.16.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.04 to 0.17, PIONEER WOMAN gained 0.03 to 0.14, GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN was up 0.02 to 0.12, and TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN ticked up to 0.11.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.16.  Big 10 Network’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL was at 0.14, and Fox Sports 1 was at 0.12/0.11.  HGTV’s OUTGROWN was up 0.03 to 0.11.  On OWN, FAMILY OR FIANCE grew by 0.04 to 0.11, and LOVE & MARRIAGE ticked up to 0.11.  Adult Swim’s FENA PIRATE PRINCESS lost 0.02 to 0.10.  History’s PAWN STARS was down 0.02 to 0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday October 23, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB NLCS: LA DODGERS/BRAVES GM6 TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 235 1.75 6,949
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: TENNESSEE/ALABAMA ESPN 7:00 PM 219 1.09 4,679
3 INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 11:55 PM 57 0.68 2,258
4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: OKLAHOMA STATE/KANSAS ESPN 12:06 PM 196 0.64 2,645
5 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: CLEMSON/PITTSBURGH ESPN 3:30 PM 204 0.54 2,162
6 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: LOS ANGELES, CA ESPN 9:00 AM 186 0.42 1,652
7 TOP RANK BOXING        L: HERRING/STEVENSON ESPN 10:39 PM 137 0.37 1,306
8 MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.25 1,191
9 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:56 AM 64 0.24 646
10 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0107 ORLANDO FL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.22 575
11 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.19 496
12 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: BOYFRIENDS OF XMAS PAST HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.19 2,027
13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: NC STATE/MIAMI ESPN2 7:30 PM 227 0.18 675
14 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.17 879
15 LIGA MX SAT: AMERICA / TIGRES TUDN 8:00 PM 128 0.16 383
16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: CINCINNATI/NAVY ESPN2 12:00 PM 206 0.16 769
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 517
18 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.14 827
19 B1G FOOTBALL L: WISCONSIN / PURDUE BIG TEN NETWORK 3:00 PM 192 0.14 734
20 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.14 368
21 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,852
22 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,914
23 COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L: BYU/WASHINGTON ST FOX SPORTS 1 3:30 PM 209 0.12 466
24 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,507
25 GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.12 689
26 RHODES TO THE TOP TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 31 0.11 309
27 OUTGROWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.11 886
28 FAMILY OR FIANCE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.11 407
29 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.11 736
30 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,535
31 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.11 489
32 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/LEEDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:56 AM 139 0.11 309
33 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 824
34 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 369
35 COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L: KANSAS ST/TEXAS TECH FOX SPORTS 1 11:57 AM 213 0.11 359
36 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: SWITCHED BEFORE BIRTH LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 130 0.10 707
37 FENA: PIRATE PRINCESS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.10 245
38 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.10 255
39 AMPHIBIA DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 30 0.10 393
40 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: MARYLAND/MINNESOTA ESPN2 3:30 PM 198 0.10 533
41 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,446
42 MIKE & MOLLY NICK-AT-NITE 4:26 AM 23 0.09 363
43 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.09 784
44 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,167
45 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NORWICH/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:25 AM 128 0.09 244
46 MIKE & MOLLY NICK-AT-NITE 4:49 AM 23 0.09 344
47 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,423
48 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,514
49 DANGER FORCE NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.09 380
50 GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.09 346
51 TOY STORY OF TERROR DISNEY JUNIOR 1:00 PM 25 0.08 289
52 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.08 656
53 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHOENIX/PORTLAND NBA-TV 10:02 PM 131 0.08 260
54 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 120 0.08 206
55 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:33 AM 23 0.08 222
56 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.08 348
57 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 10:01 PM 121 0.08 1,036
58 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 484
59 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: WEST VIRGINIA/TCU ESPNU 7:30 PM 200 0.07 369
60 LIGA MX L: PUEBLA / LEON TUDN 5:55 PM 125 0.07 159
61 B1G LIVE: FTB POSTGAME L BIG TEN NETWORK 6:12 PM 48 0.07 328
62 BELLATOR MMA 2021 SHOWTIME PRIME 4:24 PM 15 0.07 122
63 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,019
64 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 15 0.07 185
65 BELLATOR MMA 2021 SHOWTIME PRIME 4:04 PM 20 0.07 106
66 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.06 243
67 JELLYSTONE! THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:45 AM 15 0.06 192
68 JELLYSTONE! THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 15 0.06 178
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 502
70 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.06 491
71 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:15 PM 17 0.06 182
72 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,057
73 SHORTSTOBER WITH BIG CITY DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.06 269
74 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,117
75 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MIAMI/INDIANA NBA-TV 7:01 PM 167 0.06 187
76 CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 112 0.05 231
77 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:30 AM 15 0.05 165
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 442
79 TOY STORY OF TERROR DISNEY CHANNEL 5:50 PM 30 0.05 271
80 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 946
81 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:48 PM 14 0.05 179
82 TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 15 0.05 162
83 SIDE HUSTLE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.05 236
84 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WATFORD/EVERTON USA NETWORK 10:00 AM 123 0.05 125
85 SNAPPED BEHIND BARS 2021 OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 261
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.05 582
87 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 6:48 PM 42 0.04 306
88 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 2:55 PM 33 0.04 512
89 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 790
90 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.04 89
91 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 3:00 AM 60 0.04 93
92 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 209
93 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.04 145
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 398
95 COLL FOOTBALL: MTN WEST L: NEVADA/FRESNO ST FOX SPORTS 1 6:59 PM 233 0.04 233
96 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 605
97 LUCAS THE SPIDER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 102
98 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 430
99 BELLATOR MMA 2021 SHOWTIME PRIME 3:52 PM 12 0.04 59
100 DR. OAKLEY, YUKON VET NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.04 415
101 BRAIN GAMES DISNEY XD 9:30 PM 30 0.04 89
102 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 194
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 515
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.04 502
105 TRIPLE DIGIT FLIP A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.04 207
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 511
107 FIGURE SKATING: ISU SKATE AMERICA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:00 PM 181 0.03 172
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 474
109 GROWING FANGS DISNEY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 25 0.03 173
110 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 175 0.03 477
111 ESME & ROY THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 92
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 564
113 BIG NOON KICKOFF L FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 57 0.03 116
114 ESC CAPTIVITY: KARA ROBIN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 11:00 AM 120 0.03 223
115 BRAIN GAMES DISNEY XD 9:00 PM 30 0.03 95
116 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.03 454
117 MLB TONIGHT: MLB TONIGHT LCS MLB NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.03 126
118 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 554
119 MAJOR LEAG SOCCER PT SAT: LA GALAXY / FC DALLAS TUDN 10:08 PM 126 0.03 76
120 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 8:08 PM 32 0.03 138
121 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 849
122 FUT-EST-CHIVAS-TEL-UNVSO: GUADALAJARA VS CRUZ AZUL UNIVERSO 9:33 PM 157 0.03 132
123 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:13 AM 77 0.03 102
124 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 9:12 PM 32 0.03 174
125 BASSMASTER OPENS L: GRAND LAKE -SAT FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 AM 180 0.03 115
126 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 11:53 PM 32 0.03 207
127 POWER RANGERS DINO FURY NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.03 112
128 LIGA PREMIER: BRIGHTON VS MANCHESTER CITY UNIVERSO 12:25 PM 127 0.03 78
129 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 530
130 BELOW DECK BRAVO 6:00 AM 30 0.03 85
131 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.03 154
132 FIGURE SKATING: ISU SKATE AMERICA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 150 0.03 195
133 LIGA PREMIER EXTRA UNIVERSO 12:04 PM 21 0.03 80
134 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.03 808
135 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 8:40 PM 32 0.03 130
136 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.03 247
137 LIGA PREMIER: LEEDS UNITED VS WOLVERHAMPTON UNIVERSO 9:55 AM 129 0.03 69
138 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.03 99
139 BORN MUCKY: LIFE ON THE F ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.03 198
140 B1G WOMENS VOLLEYBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 9:59 PM 102 0.03 136
141 B1G WOMENS VOLLEYBALL L: PENN STATE / WISCONSIN BIG TEN NETWORK 7:00 PM 179 0.03 137
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 192
143 PORTALES AL INFIERNO DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 10:00 PM 60 0.02 56
144 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 7:36 PM 32 0.02 125
145 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:06 AM 54 0.02 112
146 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:14 AM 46 0.02 66
147 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 541
148 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 333
149 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: CHICAGO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:32 PM 298 0.02 200
150 TOOLBOX KILLER, THE: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 1:00 PM 120 0.02 166
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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.