Articles

April 26, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 4.24.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  With the help of an late afternoon NBA PLAYOFFS lead-in, a rerun of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS was at 0.51.  After that, AMERICAN IDOL rose 0.09 to 0.79, and THE ROOKIE returned from a week off up 0.02 to 0.37.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was up 0.02 to 0.57, THE EQUALIZER dropped 0.05 to 0.51, NCIS: LA fell 0.08 to 0.49, and SWAT was up 0.03 to 0.51.

NBC:  After an AMERICAN SONG CONTEST rerun at 0.14, WEAKEST LINK was steady at 0.25, and TRANSPLANT was up 0.09 to 0.22.

FOX:  The line-up returned from an off-week, and following reruns at 0.29/0.22, THE SIMPSONS ticked up to 0.30, GREAT NORTH slipped 0.02 to 0.23, and BOB’S BURGERS was down 0.02 to 0.29, with a rerun FAMILY GUY at 0.29.

CW:  RIVERDALE ticked down to 0.05, followed by reruns at 0.05/0.04.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was another busy night for scripted premieres, but they didn’t get much tune-in.  On HBO, after WINNING TIME ticked down to 0.13, the season premiere of BARRY was at 0.04 (down 0.12 from its last premiere in 2019), and THE BABY premiered at 0.02/116K.  On Showtime, following THE CIRCUS holding at 0.02, and THE FIRST LADY ticking up to 0.02, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH premiered at 0.02/125K.  On Starz, GASLIT premiered at 0.02/224K, followed by OUTLANDER, which returned from a week off down a tick to 0.02.

Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART rose 0.04 to 0.17.  On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD was steady at 0.15, and 61ST STREET held at 0.03.  On Adult Swim, 3 BUSY DEBRAS was at 0.13/0.11. 

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS doubleheader was dominant at 1.25/1.23.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE rose a tenth to 0.49 (after-show up 0.04 to 0.21), with UNEXPECTED up 0.03 to 0.25.  ESPN’s FORMULA 1 race was at 0.39, and the network’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT was at 0.25, with an MLS match at 0.15.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.24/0.20 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.16.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.19.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.18/0.15.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN KICKSTART was at 0.18, and BUILDING ROOTS was steady at 0.13.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE ticked down to 0.15, and ON THE CASE was at 0.12.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA dipped 0.03 to 0.15, and ADAM EATS THE 80S was up 0.04 to 0.13.  On Bravo, KANDI & THE GANG rose 0.05 to 0.13, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC ticked up to 0.10.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE ticked down to 0.11. 

 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
To search for a show: type Ctrl-F and type your show title in the search box.

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday April 24, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: SUNS/PELICANS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:46 PM 162 1.25 3,769
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L: HEAT/HAWKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:15 PM 151 1.23 3,492
3 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 15 0.63 1,788
4 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.49 1,849
5 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:28 AM 58 0.48 1,413
6 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX ESPN 8:55 AM 138 0.39 1,003
7 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: MILWAUKEE/PHILADELPHIA ESPN 7:00 PM 190 0.25 1,106
8 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.25 1,054
9 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 93 0.24 1,350
10 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.21 932
11 NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:33 PM 67 0.20 1,010
12 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.19 1,054
13 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/LIVERPOOL USA NETWORK 11:27 AM 135 0.18 624
14 HOME TOWN KICKSTART HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,520
15 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.17 2,545
16 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 542
17 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: MIAMI/ATLANTA ESPN 1:00 PM 150 0.15 318
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 30 0.15 400
19 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.15 785
20 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 68 0.15 789
21 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,638
22 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/CHELSEA USA NETWORK 8:54 AM 139 0.15 456
23 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.15 805
24 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.14 1,040
25 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN 7:30 AM 85 0.14 346
26 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.13 263
27 ADAM EATS THE 80S HISTORY 10:02 PM 31 0.13 538
28 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,873
29 WINNING TIME HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 57 0.13 410
30 KANDI AND THE GANG BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.13 472
31 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 11:13 AM 14 0.13 390
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:13 AM 47 0.13 416
33 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,292
34 NHL REGULAR SEASON L: PITTSBURGH/PHILADELPHIA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:00 PM 180 0.13 433
35 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,476
36 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 789
37 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.12 358
38 DUFF: ACE OF TASTE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.11 1,008
39 CNN FILMS: NAVALNY CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.11 881
40 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.11 408
41 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.11 437
42 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.11 340
43 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.11 195
44 RHOP: KARENS REUNION BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.10 390
45 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:10 PM 50 0.10 420
46 LIGA MX EF SUN: CRUZ AZUL / CLUB ATLETICO SAN LUIS TUDN 5:55 PM 129 0.09 211
47 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 261
48 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 511
49 INSIDE EATS RHETT LINK FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.09 428
50 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,536
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 543
52 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,034
53 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 756
54 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 1,466
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 588
56 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,023
57 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 30 0.08 491
58 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,433
59 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.08 197
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 761
61 PGA TOUR: ZURICH CLS GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 122 0.07 583
62 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: ORLANDO/NEW YORK RED BULLS ESPN 3:30 PM 127 0.07 192
63 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.07 225
64 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS LEON FOX DEPORTES 7:47 PM 145 0.07 166
65 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,283
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 807
67 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 1,743
68 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,043
69 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.07 382
70 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 480
71 NHRA D: HOUSTON FOX SPORTS 1 7:35 PM 180 0.06 426
72 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS QUERETARO FOX DEPORTES 10:12 PM 129 0.06 133
73 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 804
74 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.06 1,282
75 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 630
76 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 396
77 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 5:37 PM 83 0.06 196
78 MAGNOLIA TABLE J. GAINES MAGNOLIA NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.06 329
79 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,617
80 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 789
81 PBA BOWLING D: PBA PLAYOFFS – QUARTERFINALS FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 120 0.06 284
82 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 551
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 594
84 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 373
85 USA CLIMBING ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.05 157
86 FINAL MOMENTS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 383
87 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 421
88 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: SUPERFLY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 180 0.05 272
89 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: OHIO STATE/MICHIGAN ESPN2 12:00 PM 145 0.05 204
90 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.05 210
91 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / ATLAS TUDN 12:55 PM 134 0.05 136
92 MAGNOLIA WORKSHOPS MAGNOLIA NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.05 184
93 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 442
94 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA SNAP NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.05 256
95 SEX & MURDER: CODE NAME: MR. HANDCUFFS HLN 10:00 PM 120 0.05 280
96 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 708
97 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: BOS AT TB/CLE AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:11 PM 158 0.04 211
98 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 180
99 NHRA QUALIFYING D FOX SPORTS 1 10:30 AM 90 0.04 235
100 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 76
101 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 542
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 294
103 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 279
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.04 520
105 SOMETHING BIT ME! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 326
106 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 AM 60 0.04 108
107 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:42 PM 48 0.04 181
108 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 54 0.04 194
109 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:03 PM 29 0.04 249
110 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.04 69
111 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 317
112 MLBN GAME BRIDGE SHOW MLB NETWORK 3:49 PM 22 0.04 207
113 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: LSU/GEORGIA ESPNU 12:00 PM 185 0.03 132
114 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: LAD AT SD/NYM AT ARI MLB NETWORK 4:11 PM 183 0.03 194
115 SECRETS OF THE ZOO: TAMPA NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 218
116 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.03 165
117 AIR DISASTERS SMITHSONIAN 8:00 PM 60 0.03 184
118 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 100
119 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.03 236
120 AIR DISASTERS SMITHSONIAN 9:00 PM 60 0.03 197
121 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: FC CINCINNATI/LA FC FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 155 0.03 100
122 61ST STREET AMC 10:08 PM 63 0.03 223
123 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 463
124 ONE OFF SPECIALS REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 250
125 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 5:00 PM 55 0.03 58
126 RANCH TO TABLE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.03 241
127 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 12:21 AM 17 0.03 49
128 CENTRAL FOX US FOX DEPORTES 1:37 AM 58 0.02 46
129 CIRCUS, THE S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 29 0.02 164
130 FIRST LADY, THE S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 55 0.02 224
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 182
132 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S5 UNIVERSO 8:30 PM 30 0.02 50
133 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:31 PM 27 0.02 152
134 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S4 UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 30 0.02 48
135 MAN IN THE ARENA: T BRADY ESPN2 9:00 PM 60 0.02 155
136 CHAMPIONS TOUR: CLUBCORP CLASSIC GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 240 0.02 178
137 NEWSNATION PRIME NEWSNATION 7:00 PM 60 0.02 119
138 UNSUNG TV ONE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 81
139 SECRETS ZOO: NC COMP NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.02 238
140 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: GEORGIA/ALABAMA ESPN2 2:25 PM 122 0.02 103
141 AYMAN MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.02 478
142 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.02 540
143 LOST EMPIRE OF PERSIA SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 294
144 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.02 378
145 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 10:00 AM 30 0.02 53
146 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 7:14 PM 46 0.02 86
147 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 176
148 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – L FOX DEPORTES 12:38 AM 59 0.02 50
149 OUTLANDER 6 STARZ PRIMARY 9:05 PM 63 0.02 469
150 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.02 610

 

NEXT UP: Come back Tuesday afternoon for Monday cable and broadcast ratings.

 

Quick Links to Previous Primetime Broadcast & Cable Nationals:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday SUNDAY

Other Dayparts: News & Late Night Ratings Sports Ratings

###



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.