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April 19, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 4.16.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  ABC’s NBA PLAYOFFS game dominated at 1.33.  The USFL was on both NBC and FOX at 0.23/0.33.  CW’s originals were at 0.05/0.03.  In late night, NBC’s SNL ticked down to 0.84. 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN owned Saturday cable, with NBA PLAYOFFS games at 1.25/1.13/0.78, and UFC FIGHT NIGHT at 0.31.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.24.  TNT’s AEW BATTLE OF THE BELTS was at 0.18.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN was at 0.16, MARY MAKES IT EASY rose 0.06 to 0.15, BE MY GUEST was up 0.03 to 0.13, and PIONEER WOMAN was steady at 0.09.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.14.  HGTV’s MASH-UP MY HOME slipped 0.02 to 0.12, and LIFE UNDER RENOVATION was at 0.12.  The Adult Swim line-up performed as follows:  SHENMUE up 0.03 to 0.11, ATTACK ON TITAN up 0.01 to 0.08, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM up 0.01 to 0.09, LUPIN THE 3RD at 0.06, ONE PIECE down 0.01 to 0.05, NARUTO down 0.01 to 0.05, and COWBOY BEBOP down 0.01 to 0.03/91K.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE held at 0.06, and MARRY ME NOW was steady 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: Saturday April 16, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN 6:33 PM 112 1.25 3,598
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: MINNESOTA/MEMPHIS ESPN 3:45 PM 168 1.13 3,358
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: UTAH/DALLAS ESPN 1:10 PM 155 0.78 2,335
4 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 1:00 PM 10 0.35 1,142
5 UFC FIGHT NIGHT  L: LUQUE VS. MUHAMMAD 2 ESPN 8:52 PM 191 0.31 914
6 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.24 761
7 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L FOX SPORTS 1 8:04 PM 118 0.24 1,167
8 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:03 AM 57 0.20 523
9 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 616
10 AEW: BATTLE OF THE BELTS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.18 527
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 530
12 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,816
13 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,072
14 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.16 400
15 MARY MAKES IT EASY FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.15 775
16 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NORWICH/MANCHESTER UNITED USA NETWORK 9:57 AM 138 0.14 424
17 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,562
18 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,606
19 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,509
20 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 302
21 NASCAR RACEDAY:TRCKS L FOX SPORTS 1 7:06 PM 58 0.13 596
22 BE MY GUEST WITH I.GARTEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 891
23 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 338
24 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,136
25 MASH-UP OUR HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.12 870
26 LIGA MX SAT 2: CRUZ AZUL / GUADALAJARA TUDN 10:06 PM 132 0.12 367
27 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: ATLANTA BRAVES/SAN DIEGO PADRES FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 186 0.12 545
28 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: WRATH: SEVEN DEADLY SINS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.12 746
29 LIFE UNDER RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.12 623
30 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / TOLUCA TUDN 8:04 PM 122 0.12 274
31 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: LOVE, CLASSIFIED HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.12 1,263
32 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 778
33 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.11 1,230
34 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,249
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 312
36 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRIGHTON/TOTTENHAM USA NETWORK 7:24 AM 138 0.11 352
37 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,048
38 SHENMUE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.11 261
39 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,282
40 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,177
41 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 9:42 AM 15 0.10 297
42 ONE NATION FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,223
43 SMUGGLER: SECRET STASH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 431
44 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L ESPN2 6:19 PM 19 0.10 266
45 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,000
46 NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT: DENVER/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 4:00 AM 120 0.10 248
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 788
48 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.09 847
49 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 900
50 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.09 205
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 663
52 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.09 522
53 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,361
54 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 727
55 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.08 465
56 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.08 603
57 ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.08 198
58 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 805
59 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,182
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 710
61 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 175 0.08 281
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 654
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 646
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 881
65 PAW PATROL NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.08 252
66 L. JONES CROSS COUNTRY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,123
67 FOREVER PURGE, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 103 0.07 298
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 678
69 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 30 0.07 223
70 LIGA MX L: LEON / PUEBLA TUDN 5:55 PM 129 0.07 192
71 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: KENTUCKY/ARKANSAS ESPN2 8:19 PM 139 0.07 274
72 GHOST HUNTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 494
73 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.07 640
74 PORTALS TO HELL TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 499
75 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 221
76 PAWN STARS HISTORY 2:06 AM 57 0.07 216
77 NASCAR CUP SERIES QUAL L FOX SPORTS 2 6:00 PM 60 0.07 383
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 721
79 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 12:15 PM 15 0.07 241
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 649
81 AMPHIBIA DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 30 0.06 241
82 LUPIN THE 3RD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.06 159
83 B1G SPRING FOOTBALL L: OHIO STATE BIG TEN NETWORK 12:00 PM 132 0.06 258
84 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.06 388
85 PAWN STARS HISTORY 1:05 AM 59 0.06 217
86 PGA TOUR: RBC HERITAGE GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 122 0.06 658
87 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.06 128
88 MARK OF A KILLER OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 320
89 BABY SHARK?S BIG SHOW! NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.06 195
90 NASCAR TRUCKS QUALIFY L FOX SPORTS 2 4:30 PM 60 0.06 238
91 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS/INTER MIAMI FOX SPORTS 1 10:02 PM 148 0.06 195
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 760
93 LAKEFRONT LUXURY A&E NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.05 275
94 ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 30 0.05 126
95 OWL HOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.05 221
96 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 605
97 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.05 404
98 COLL FTBL SPRING GAME L: GEORGIA ESPN2 1:00 PM 148 0.05 135
99 TIME MACHINE: JEUSUS STRAND: A SEARCH FOR DNA HISTORY 8:00 AM 120 0.05 256
100 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 253
101 LOUISIANA LAW DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.05 501
102 NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 30 0.05 121
103 VATICAN EASTER MASS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.05 295
104 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 350
105 LAKEFRONT LUXURY A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.04 225
106 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 116
107 AMERICAS DAY AT RACES L FOX SPORTS 2 5:30 PM 30 0.04 135
108 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: CIN AT LAD/HOU AT SEA MLB NETWORK 10:08 PM 176 0.04 188
109 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.04 280
110 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.04 287
111 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 442
112 MARRY ME NOW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 268
113 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: ARI AT NYM MLB NETWORK 1:11 PM 193 0.04 226
114 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 24 0.04 166
115 B1G SPRING FOOTBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 2:12 PM 108 0.04 94
116 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 293
117 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 401
118 DEEP FRIED DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.04 191
119 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 184
120 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 1:00 PM 11 0.03 104
121 PO CENTRAL POSTGAME NBA-TV 11:14 PM 109 0.03 87
122 BEING WITH DANA BASH CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.03 313
123 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:07 PM 51 0.03 144
124 CRITTER FIXER COMPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 242
125 VATICAN EASTER MASS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.03 279
126 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 12:18 AM 60 0.03 76
127 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 228
128 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.03 232
129 SAMS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 AM 30 0.03 182
130 DEEP FRIED DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.03 170
131 MY CLASSIC CAR MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.03 201
132 DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.03 704
133 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 319
134 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 205
135 LIGA PREMIER: MANCHESTER UNITED VS NORWICH CITY UNIVERSO 9:55 AM 129 0.03 61
136 CHEERLEADING ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.03 79
137 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 1:30 AM 30 0.03 152
138 MLB REG SEASON PRE L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 60 0.03 107
139 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 447
140 CRITTER FIXERS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 308
141 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: STL AT MIL/CHC AT COL MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 177 0.03 194
142 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.02 497
143 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.02 251
144 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.02 478
145 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.02 196
146 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 19 0.02 113
147 THIS OLD HOUSE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.02 138
148 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 12:30 AM 30 0.02 188
149 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 153
150 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: NORTH OF THE 10 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 240 0.02 97
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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.