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April 19, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 4.17.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, aided by an NBA PLAYOFFS lead-in, jumped two-tenths to 0.72.  A 3-hour AMERICAN IDOL dipped 0.03 to 0.70.

CBS:  60 MINUTES fell 0.36 from last week’s Masters-boosted score to 0.55.  THE EQUALIZER gained 0.03 to 0.56, NCIS: LA rose 0.13 to 0.57, and SWAT was up 0.04 to 0.48.

NBC:  After a rerun AMERICAN SONG CONTEST at 0.13, WEAKEST LINK fell 0.07 to 0.25, and TRANSPLANT was down 0.07 to 0.13.

FOX:  NASCAR was at 0.74/0.74/0.69.

CW:  RIVERDALE was up 0.02 to 0.06, followed by reruns at 0.06/0.04.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The back half of AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD season began at 0.15, down 0.11 from the fall 2021 premiere but steady with the midseason finale, and 61ST STREET fell 0.04 to 0.03, with TALKING DEAD down 0.02 to 0.03.  On Showtime, THE CIRCUS ticked down to 0.02.  THE FIRST LADY premiered at 0.01/263K, and it was followed by an unannounced sneak of I LOVE THIS FOR YOU at zero/153K.  On Starz, the season finale of POWER BOOK IV: FORCE dipped 0.02 to 0.13, and the season finale of SHINING VALE was steady at 0.02. 

On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT jumped a tenth to 0.19, WINNING TIME was up 0.06 to 0.14, and GAME THEORY was at 0.02.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART slipped 0.02 to 0.13.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN dropped 0.05 to 0.11.  BBCAmerica’s DOCTOR WHO: SEA DEVILS was at 0.04. 

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS games led Sunday cable at 1.79/1.47/0.94.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE fell 0.13 to 0.39 (after-show at 0.17), and UNEXPECTED was up 0.03 to 0.22.  On Food Network, TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS rose 0.04 to 0.32.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.31.  USA’s USFL game was at 0.18.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA climbed 0.07 to 0.18, and ADAM EATS THE 80S was down 0.02 to 0.09.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.16/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.20.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE was at 0.16 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.14, and ON THE CASE was at 0.14.  HGTV’s BUILDING ROOTS gained 0.02 to 0.13.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE fell 0.07 to 0.12.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC was at 0.09, and KANDI & THE GANG was down 0.04 to 0.08. 

 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday April 17, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: BULLS/BUCKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:38 PM 128 1.79 4,772
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: PELICANS/SUNS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:08 PM 159 1.47 4,016
3 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: HAWKS/HEAT TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 147 0.94 2,668
4 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 38 0.75 1,915
5 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:47 PM 50 0.46 1,335
6 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 123 0.39 1,564
7 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: YLYA-308ZH FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.32 1,577
8 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: ATLANTA/SAN DIEGO ESPN 7:00 PM 190 0.31 1,110
9 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:03 PM 61 0.22 900
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 658
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 674
12 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 35 0.19 662
13 USFL L: PHILADELPHIA/NEW ORLEANS USA NETWORK 5:07 PM 177 0.18 771
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 604
15 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.18 852
16 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 55 0.17 1,152
17 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:04 PM 56 0.17 879
18 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 91 0.16 1,076
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 519
20 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.16 1,074
21 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.16 763
22 PGA TOUR: RBC HERITAGE GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 122 0.16 1,061
23 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 67 0.15 835
24 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,558
25 NHL REGULAR SEASON      L: CAROLINA/DETROIT ESPN 1:00 PM 154 0.14 394
26 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 719
27 WINNING TIME HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 58 0.14 460
28 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.14 326
29 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,190
30 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,615
31 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.13 998
32 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 5:30 PM 30 0.13 543
33 POWER BOOK IV: FORCE STARZ PRIMARY 8:03 PM 64 0.13 505
34 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:10 PM 110 0.12 360
35 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.12 337
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 387
37 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,376
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 306
39 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/NEWCASTLE USA NETWORK 9:09 AM 137 0.11 389
40 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,057
41 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,469
42 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.11 236
43 FEAR TWD BONUS AMC 7:44 PM 76 0.10 641
44 90 DAY FIANCE: COUNTDOWN TLC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 462
45 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:30 PM 30 0.10 997
46 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 950
47 BRISTOL EASTER CEL L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 60 0.09 439
48 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 867
49 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.09 370
50 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 794
51 ADAM EATS THE 80S HISTORY 10:02 PM 31 0.09 467
52 RHOP: KARENS REUNION BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 393
53 KANDI AND THE GANG BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.08 414
54 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 1,509
55 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 11:26 AM 34 0.08 276
56 F. GRAHAM EASTER MESSAGE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 30 0.08 1,035
57 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 968
58 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 964
59 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:04 PM 56 0.08 245
60 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 944
61 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,413
62 FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 54 0.07 549
63 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 1,138
64 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,039
65 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 644
66 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 576
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 609
68 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 261
69 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: LAFC/SPORTING KANSAS CITY ESPN 4:00 PM 124 0.07 206
70 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 230
71 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 782
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 546
73 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.06 359
74 FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE TBS NETWORK 10:54 PM 57 0.06 409
75 FINAL MOMENTS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.06 379
76 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 682
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 560
78 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 469
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 486
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.06 500
81 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: NYY AT BAL/MIN AT BOS MLB NETWORK 1:07 PM 197 0.06 334
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 579
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 468
84 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 636
85 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 643
86 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 223
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 572
88 WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SPEAK FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 792
89 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 319
90 SOCCER PRE-GAME STUDIO  L ESPN 3:34 PM 26 0.05 191
91 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 572
92 SOMETHING BIT ME! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 312
93 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 69 0.05 171
94 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.05 383
95 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 305
96 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.05 258
97 PBA BOWLING D: PBA PLAYOFFS – ROUND OF 16 FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 120 0.05 237
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 523
99 SECRETS ZOO: NC COMP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.04 213
100 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 481
101 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: HOU AT SEA/CIN AT LAD MLB NETWORK 4:24 PM 164 0.04 199
102 WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SPEAK FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 378
103 LOST CITIES OF THE BIBLE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 322
104 SECRETS OF THE ZOO: TAMPA NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.04 194
105 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.04 120
106 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 4:00 PM 60 0.04 131
107 MISC TOURNAMENT: PGA PROFESSIONAL CHP GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 190 0.04 213
108 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.04 134
109 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 359
110 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / MONTERREY TUDN 12:55 PM 130 0.04 129
111 JOJO & GRAN GRAN NICK JR 10:00 AM 25 0.04 134
112 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.04 375
113 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.04 171
114 DOCTOR WHO: SEA DEVILS BBC-AMERICA 2:10 PM 71 0.04 283
115 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 162
116 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 343
117 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 486
118 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 269
119 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 111
120 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 67
121 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.03 174
122 AKC PREMIER CUP: AKC NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 5:00 PM 120 0.03 177
123 TWO GUYS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 10:00 AM 30 0.03 144
124 61ST STREET AMC 10:07 PM 64 0.03 215
125 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S5 UNIVERSO 8:30 PM 30 0.03 63
126 DOCTR WHO: SEA DEVIL SPEC BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 74 0.03 209
127 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 11:11 PM 60 0.03 150
128 PLAYS OF THE WEEK MLB NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.03 108
129 GAME THEORY WITH BOMANI J HBO PRIME 11:36 PM 33 0.02 139
130 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.02 511
131 FAMILY DINNER A. ZIMMERN MAGNOLIA NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.02 182
132 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.02 338
133 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.02 403
134 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 136
135 CIRCUS, THE S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 29 0.02 215
136 LIGUE 1 – L: PARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. MARSEILLE BEIN SPORT 2:35 PM 138 0.02 36
137 SHINING VALE STARZ PRIMARY 10:13 PM 30 0.02 117
138 RANCH TO TABLE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.02 173
139 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 58 0.02 219
140 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.02 104
141 LOST CITIES OF THE BIBLE SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.02 278
142 KATIE PHANG SHOW MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.02 296
143 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: FLORIDA/VANDERBILT ESPN2 1:00 PM 159 0.02 92
144 FAMILY DINNER A. ZIMMERN MAGNOLIA NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.02 161
145 AYMAN MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.02 415
146 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.02 95
147 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 374
148 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.02 35
149 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S5 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.02 63
150 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.02 164
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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."