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May 3, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 5.1.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  Once again boosted by an NFL Playoffs lead-in, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS rose 0.09 from its last new episode to 0.81.  AMERICAN IDOL jumped 0.13 to 0.92, and THE ROOKIE was up 0.12 to 0.49.

CBS:  60 MINUTES dropped 0.07 to 0.50, NCIS: LA was at 0.39/0.42 compared to last week’s 0.49, and SWAT fell a tenth to 0.41.

NBC:  After a run of FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM (which probably seemed like a better idea before the new sequel flopped) at 0.21, WEAKEST LINK was down 0.05 to 0.20.

FOX:  After a rerun of THE SIMPSONS at 0.14, an unusual 7:30PM season premiere of DUNCANVILLE was at 0.18, down from 0.5 for its February 2020 premiere.  THE SIMPSONS ticked up to 0.31, GREAT NORTH gained 0.03 to 0.26, and BOB’S BURGERS rose 0.06 to 0.35.  The first new FAMILY GUY since March 27 ticked down to 0.36.

CW:  RIVERDALE ticked down to 0.04, followed by reruns at 0.04/0.03.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD ticked down to 0.14, and 61ST STREET ticked up to 0.04.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned from a week off at 0.14, WINNING TIME ticked down to 0.12, BARRY gained 0.02 to 0.06, and THE BABY held at 0.02/130K.  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART fell 0.04 to 0.13.  Adult Swim’s THREE BUSY DEBRAS was at 0.10/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.11.  On Starz, the season finale of OUTLANDER was at 0.04, up 0.02 from last week and down 0.08 from the 2020 finale, while GASLIT ticked down to 0.01/227K.  On Showtime, VICE returned at 0.02/104K, followed by the official premiere (after an unadvertised sneak) of I LOVE THAT FOR YOU at 0.01/71K, then THE FIRST LADY up a tick to 0.03 and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH steady at 0.02.

Sunday cable was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE down 0.06 to 0.43 (after-show down a tick to 0.20), with UNEXPECTED up 0.02 to 0.27.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.40.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA was at 0.30, and KANDI & THE GANG was up 0.05 to 0.18.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.26.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.25 compared to last week’s 0.24/0.20.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.21/0.17.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was steady at 0.19.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE gained 0.03 to 0.18, and ON THE CASE was up 0.02 to 0.14.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN KICKSTART ticked down to 0.17, and BUILDING ROOTS ticked up to 0.14.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA edged up 0.02 to 0.17, and FAST HISTORY OF was at 0.11/0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 1, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.43 1,797
2 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: PHILADELPHIA/NY METS ESPN 7:00 PM 217 0.40 1,610
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 75 0.30 933
4 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.27 1,088
5 NASCAR CUP SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 3:02 PM 57 0.26 2,019
6 NAKED AND AFRAID XL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 129 0.25 1,234
7 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:37 PM 23 0.23 853
8 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/WEST HAM USA NETWORK 11:28 AM 133 0.21 552
9 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.20 959
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 613
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 628
12 NASCAR CUP SERIES RAIN L FOX SPORTS 1 3:59 PM 91 0.20 1,487
13 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.19 976
14 KANDI AND THE GANG BRAVO 9:15 PM 60 0.18 642
15 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.18 836
16 HOME TOWN KICKSTART HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,455
17 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/EVERTON USA NETWORK 8:54 AM 145 0.17 468
18 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.17 820
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 484
20 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 433
21 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,130
22 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.14 486
23 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 65 0.14 743
24 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,826
25 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 35 0.14 571
26 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 829
27 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 831
28 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,694
29 DUFF: ACE OF TASTE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 813
30 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,157
31 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,610
32 WINNING TIME HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 57 0.12 503
33 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,744
34 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,247
35 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,421
36 LIGA MX L: LEON / TOLUCA TUDN 8:33 PM 154 0.11 324
37 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.11 353
38 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:15 PM 30 0.11 376
39 NHRA D: CHARLOTTE FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 180 0.11 480
40 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:02 PM 31 0.11 498
41 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.10 450
42 INSIDE EATS RHETT LINK FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.10 550
43 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 1,365
44 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 570
45 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,734
46 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: OLE MISS/ARKANSAS ESPN 1:00 PM 183 0.10 328
47 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,287
48 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,033
49 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.10 201
50 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.10 343
51 FF MOVIE: BLENDED FREEFORM 9:15 PM 160 0.09 271
52 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 342
53 STANLEY TUCCI CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 917
54 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 715
55 FINAL MOMENTS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.09 368
56 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 305
57 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,241
58 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:14 PM 46 0.09 293
59 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: NASHVILLE  SC/PHILDELPHIA UNION ESPN 4:03 PM 131 0.08 240
60 FINAL MOMENTS OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.08 335
61 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 62 0.08 648
62 WELCOME HOME NIKKI GLASER E! 10:30 PM 30 0.08 181
63 WELCOME HOME NIKKI GLASER E! 10:00 PM 30 0.08 220
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 647
65 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 250
66 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.07 153
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 749
68 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 11:07 PM 60 0.07 160
69 NOMAD WITH CARLTON MCCOY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 527
70 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / PACHUCA TUDN 12:55 PM 133 0.07 158
71 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 373
72 WAR ON THE WEST, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 885
73 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 712
74 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 829
75 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,082
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 704
77 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.06 246
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 660
79 PGA TOUR: MEXICO OPEN GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 120 0.06 575
80 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 1,077
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 486
82 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 28 0.06 294
83 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 494
84 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 843
85 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 671
86 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.06 221
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 467
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 451
89 LIGA MX L: ATLETICO SAN LUIS / SANTOS LAGUNA TUDN 4:55 PM 125 0.05 150
90 SOMETHING BIT ME! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 360
91 USFL L: PITTSBURGH/MICHIGAN USA NETWORK 2:37 PM 173 0.05 292
92 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: ALOHA WITH LOVE UP 7:00 PM 120 0.05 318
93 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:41 PM 49 0.05 158
94 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN TUDN 3:08 PM 52 0.05 121
95 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 54 0.05 173
96 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 8:00 PM 33 0.05 114
97 KILLERS HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 100 0.05 141
98 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: PHILADELPHIA/NY METS KAYROD CAST ESPN2 7:00 PM 213 0.04 204
99 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 545
100 61ST STREET AMC 10:05 PM 63 0.04 216
101 JOJO & GRAN GRAN NICK JR 10:00 AM 25 0.04 147
102 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 381
103 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 413
104 WAR ON THE WEST, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 474
105 OUTLANDER 6 STARZ PRIMARY 9:01 PM 63 0.04 441
106 NFL TOTAL ACCESS: DRAFT RECAP NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 120 0.04 143
107 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 55 0.04 71
108 PO CENTRAL POSTGAME NBA-TV 6:36 PM 119 0.04 156
109 NFL DRAFT TODAY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 128
110 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 189
111 DC HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 6:00 PM 30 0.04 150
112 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 494
113 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:07 AM 38 0.03 68
114 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: LA FC/MINNESOTA UNITED FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 151 0.03 102
115 AFTERNOON BASEBALL/JIP: DET AT LAD/WAS AT SF MLB NETWORK 4:32 PM 156 0.03 215
116 PBA BOWLING D: PBA PLAYOFFS – QUARTERFINALS FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 120 0.03 250
117 STALKER: STALKER TV ONE 9:00 PM 120 0.03 122
118 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: FLORIDA/LSU ESPN2 12:00 PM 193 0.03 195
119 PARASITOS ASESINOS DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 4:00 PM 60 0.03 117
120 COLOR OF CARE, THE VH1 8:00 PM 90 0.03 111
121 NEWSNATION PRIME NEWSNATION 7:00 PM 60 0.03 109
122 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.03 371
123 JUGADA, LA LF SUN B TUDN 12:45 AM 15 0.03 52
124 HALL OF VILLAINS DISNEY CHANNEL 6:30 PM 30 0.03 104
125 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.03 464
126 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 238
127 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 224
128 FIRST LADY, THE S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 57 0.03 202
129 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.03 477
130 PAID PROGRAMMING: N/A CNBC 6:30 AM 150 0.03 35
131 NHRA QUALIFYING D FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 60 0.02 172
132 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.02 479
133 LPGA TOUR: PALOS VERDES CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 5:50 PM 190 0.02 217
134 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: HOU AT TOR/BOS AT BAL MLB NETWORK 1:39 PM 173 0.02 158
135 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 7:08 PM 52 0.02 108
136 MAGNOLIA TABLE J. GAINES MAGNOLIA NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.02 248
137 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.02 533
138 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 225
139 RANCH TO TABLE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.02 202
140 NEWSNATION PRIME NEWSNATION 8:00 PM 60 0.02 91
141 CHEERLEADING ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.02 52
142 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 440
143 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1:30 AM 60 0.02 96
144 MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:01 PM 54 0.02 127
145 HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFL NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.02 59
146 LOST CITIES OF THE JUNGLE SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.02 274
147 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.02 180
148 LOST CITIES OF THE JUNGLE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 228
149 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 371
150 B1G SOFTBALL L: MINNESOTA / MICHIGAN BIG TEN NETWORK 12:00 PM 149 0.02 58

 

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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."