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May 24, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 5.21.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  ABC’s NBA PLAYOFFS game was dominant at 2.11.  NBC’s USFL game was at 0.19, and the season finale of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE was steady at 0.81.  FOX’s MLS match was at 0.11.  CW’s originals were at 0.06/0.09.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Sports led the day, with TNT’s NHL PLAYOFFS game at 0.55.  ESPN’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP coverage was at 0.31/0.14, and COLLEGE SOFTBALL peaked at 0.13.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 race was at 0.21.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.17.  Showtime’s BOXING was at 0.16/0.16/0.15/0.14/0.12/0.11/0.05.  On HGTV, I BOUGHT A DUMP gained 0.04 to 0.15, and RENOVATION GOLDMINE ticked up to 0.11.  Hallmark’s original movie ROMANCE TO THE RESCUE was at 0.15.  On Food Network, SYMONS DINNER COOKING held at 0.13.  The Adult Swim line-up performed as follows:  PRIMAL at 0.15/325K, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM up 0.02 to 0.12, LUPIN THE 3RD up 0.03 to 0.12, ONE PIECE at 0.10/0.09 compared to last week’s 0.09/0.08, NARUTO steady at 0.07, SHENMUE up a tick to 0.06/116K, and ATTACK ON TITAN steady at 0.05/114K.  History’s PAWN STARS ticked up to 0.10.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE was at 0.08/0.06 compared to last week’s 0.07/0.06.  The conclusion of HBO’s GEORGE CARLIN’S AMERICAN DREAM was at 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday May 21, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NHL PLAYOFFS – SEMIFNLS L: COLORADO/ST LOUIS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:12 PM 161 0.55 1,586
2 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L: THIRD ROUND ESPN 9:57 AM 183 0.31 1,466
3 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L ESPN2 9:54 AM 75 0.21 652
4 NHL PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 42 0.18 500
5 LIGA MX SAT: SF: TIGRES UANL / ATLAS TUDN 8:30 PM 166 0.17 453
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 59 0.16 416
7 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:14 PM 43 0.16 414
8 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:19 AM 16 0.16 425
9 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:57 PM 22 0.15 404
10 I BOUGHT A DUMP NOW WHAT? HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.15 842
11 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: ROMANCE TO THE RESCUE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.15 1,673
12 NHL PLAYOFFS POSTGAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:53 PM 41 0.14 460
13 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L ESPN 9:00 AM 57 0.14 478
14 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:04 PM 10 0.14 373
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 400
16 SYMONS DINNER COOKING OUT FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 1,038
17 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: AUBURN/CLEMSON ESPN 1:00 PM 137 0.13 526
18 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.12 263
19 LUPIN THE 3RD ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.12 240
20 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:20 PM 44 0.12 341
21 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES L: TEXAS FOX SPORTS 1 1:27 PM 173 0.12 692
22 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L ESPN 3:17 PM 12 0.11 417
23 RENOVATION GOLDMINE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 60 0.11 772
24 L. JONES CROSS COUNTRY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,335
25 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:35 AM 14 0.11 271
26 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.11 338
27 OWL HOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.11 343
28 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L ESPN 5:01 PM 53 0.11 403
29 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L ESPN2 7:57 PM 111 0.10 457
30 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,310
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:34 PM 87 0.10 321
32 ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.10 198
33 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: PITCH PERFECT AMC 8:00 PM 150 0.10 335
34 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,442
35 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.10 892
36 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,478
37 GHOST HUNTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 457
38 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: MICHIGAN/UCF ESPN2 11:09 AM 255 0.09 356
39 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.09 256
40 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 308
41 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.09 656
42 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,242
43 ONE NATION FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,284
44 ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.09 172
45 NASCAR CUP SERIES QUAL L FOX SPORTS 1 7:12 PM 115 0.09 536
46 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,670
47 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 936
48 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,042
49 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 479
50 SOFTBALL BASES LOADED  L ESPN 3:29 PM 92 0.08 310
51 PORTALS TO HELL TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 431
52 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 11:16 PM 44 0.08 215
53 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: SAN DIEGO PADRES/SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOX SPORTS 1 4:20 PM 172 0.08 326
54 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.08 579
55 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,642
56 TOP RANK BOXING        L: ALIMKHANULY/DIGNUM ESPN 8:00 PM 154 0.08 344
57 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: ARIZONA STATE/SAN DIEGO STATE ESPN2 5:27 PM 150 0.07 304
58 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.07 232
59 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: MISSISSIPPI STATE/SOUTH FLORIDA ESPN2 9:48 PM 137 0.07 342
60 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: STANFORD/ALABAMA ESPN2 3:24 PM 123 0.07 409
61 NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT: MIAMI/BOSTON ESPN 4:00 AM 120 0.07 185
62 NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 30 0.07 142
63 THE A&E MOVIE: EXPENDABLES 3, THE A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.07 483
64 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,017
65 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 853
66 LOUISIANA LAW DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.07 397
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 596
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 507
69 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.06 1,256
70 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:30 PM 30 0.06 306
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 541
72 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 54 0.06 184
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 563
74 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: DISAPPEARANCE IN YELLOWST LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.06 641
75 PAW PATROL NICK JR 10:00 AM 30 0.06 219
76 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 947
77 LOVE & MARRIAGE: D.C. OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 379
78 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.06 105
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 582
80 SPRING SHORTS-TACULAR-GHO DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.05 180
81 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 30 0.05 318
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 495
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 490
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 497
85 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 1,083
86 SHO CH BOX: 22 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 20 0.05 167
87 AFV: ANIMAL EDITION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.05 298
88 NIGHTCAP WITH CARLOS KING OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.05 272
89 GEORGE CARLINS AMERICA P2 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 105 0.05 360
90 LAKEFRONT LUXURY A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.05 310
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 438
92 NASCAR RACEDAY: XFINITY L FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 27 0.05 209
93 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: CWS AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:10 PM 220 0.05 274
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 420
95 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 846
96 DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.04 705
97 CAFFEINE & OCTANE MOTOR TREND 10:30 AM 30 0.04 179
98 PAWN STARS HISTORY 2:06 AM 57 0.04 208
99 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: OAKLAND ATHLETICS/LOS ANGELES ANGELS FOX SPORTS 1 9:07 PM 195 0.04 196
100 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.04 227
101 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 511
102 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 90 0.04 371
103 AFV: ANIMAL EDITION NAT GEO WILD 7:00 PM 60 0.04 262
104 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 7:04 PM 56 0.04 80
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.04 412
106 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 208
107 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSC: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 120 0.03 211
108 SPRING SHORTS-TACULAR-GHO DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 PM 30 0.03 147
109 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSC: 9 – INDIANAPOLIS IN EPISODE 9 MOTOR TREND 4:00 PM 120 0.03 319
110 THE A&E MOVIE: EXPENDABLES 3, THE A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 175 0.03 168
111 DYNASTIES II BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 86 0.03 268
112 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSC: 8 – INDIANAPOLIS IN EPISODE 8 MOTOR TREND 2:00 PM 120 0.03 277
113 CRITTER FIXERS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 231
114 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: CAL STATE FULLERTON/SAN DIEGO STATE ESPN2 12:05 AM 135 0.03 132
115 MURDERED BY MORNING OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.03 316
116 MLB PREGAME MLB NETWORK 1:00 PM 10 0.03 133
117 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPNU 6:55 AM 71 0.03 118
118 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 92
119 MLB REG SEASON POST L FOX SPORTS 1 12:22 AM 48 0.03 67
120 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 142
121 MY CLASSIC CAR MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.03 223
122 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 151
123 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.03 162
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 132
125 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.03 477
126 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 194
127 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 456
128 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 370
129 BASSMASTER ELITE L: 5:LAKE FORK-SAT FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 AM 300 0.03 106
130 LAS VERDADERAS MUJERES DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 64
131 MLBT WEEKEND AFTERNOON MLB NETWORK 4:50 PM 70 0.02 133
132 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 158
133 HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.02 289
134 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 3:00 AM 60 0.02 88
135 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSC: 7 – INDIANAPOLIS IN EPISODE 7 MOTOR TREND 12:00 PM 120 0.02 201
136 TRANSPORTER 3 HBO PRIME 10:40 AM 104 0.02 110
137 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.02 121
138 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SAT TUDN 8:00 PM 30 0.02 85
139 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S4 UNIVERSO 12:00 PM 30 0.02 32
140 SAMS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 AM 30 0.02 167
141 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 156
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 171
143 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.02 162
144 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.02 114
145 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.02 154
146 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.02 156
147 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – L FOX DEPORTES 11:11 PM 61 0.02 39
148 NCAA LACROSSE CHAMP L: PRINCETON/YALE ESPNU 2:55 PM 136 0.02 90
149 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 396
150 NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP L NBA-TV 11:22 PM 76 0.02 63

 

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."