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May 17, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 5.15.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS gained 0.03 to 0.71, AMERICAN IDOL fell a tenth to 0.66, and the season finale of THE ROOKIE was at 0.36, down 0.05 from last week and down 0.15 from the 2021 finale.

CBS:  60 MINUTES dropped a tenth to 0.46.  The season finale of THE EQUALIZER was at 0.51, up 0.04 from last week but down 0.19 from the 2021 finale.  NCIS: LA ticked down to 0.43, and SWAT was down 0.02 to 0.41.

NBC:  After a rerun WEAKEST LINK at 0.26, the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS were at 0.67, down 0.05 from last year.

FOX:  Following a rerun of THE SIMPSONS at 0.18, the animated line-up had DUNCANVILLE up 0.04 to 0.17, THE SIMPSONS up 0.05 to 0.31, GREAT NORTH up 0.03 to 0.26, BOB’S BURGERS up 0.03 to 0.35, and FAMILY GUY up 0.03 to 0.38.

CW:  RIVERDALE lost 0.02 to 0.04, followed by reruns at 0.05/0.04.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  HBO’s THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE premiered at 0.05, followed by BARRY down 0.02 to 0.05, THE BABY down 0.02 to 0.02, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT down 0.02 to 0.10.

Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART fell 0.05 to 0.14.  On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD ticked down to 0.13, and 61ST STREET was down 0.02 to 0.03.  Adult Swim’s THREE BUSY DEBRAS was at 0.12/0.10 compared to last week’s 0.10/0.07.  On Showtime, VICE held at 0.01/70K, I LOVE THIS FOR YOU ticked up to 0.01/80K, THE FIRST LADY gained 0.02 to 0.04, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH ticked up to 0.03, and ZIWE was at 0.01/51K.  Starz’s GASLIT ticked fatally down to zero/194K. 

TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS game towered over cable at 2.21.  The NHL PLAYOFFS were at 0.80 on TBS and 0.37 on ESPN2.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE dropped 0.05 to 0.40 (after-show up 0.02 to 0.19), and UNEXPECTED was up 0.02 to 0.27.  TUDN’s LIGA matches were at 0.31/0.25.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.28.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was steady at 0.26.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA ticked up to 0.24 and LOVE MATCH ATLANTA was down 0.07 to 0.06.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.20.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.18/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.20.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN KICKSTART rose 0.04 to 0.17, and BUILDING ROOTS was up 0.04 to 0.15.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.17/0.16.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA held at 0.16, and FAST HISTORY OF was at 0.11/0.09 compared to last week’s 0.07/0.04.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE jumped 0.07 to 0.14.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE was steady at 0.10, and ON THE CASE ticked down to 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 15, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: MAVERICKS/SUNS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 141 2.21 6,286
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:21 PM 52 1.04 2,811
3 NHL PLAYOFFS – QTR FNLS L: PITTSBURGH/NY RANGERS TBS NETWORK 7:05 PM 202 0.80 2,325
4 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.60 1,727
5 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.40 1,613
6 NHL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS L: DALLAS/CALGARY ESPN2 9:30 PM 216 0.37 1,015
7 LIGA MX PT SUN: QF: TIGRES / CRUZ AZUL TUDN 9:05 PM 133 0.31 654
8 NASCAR CUP SERIES L: KANSAS FOX SPORTS 1 3:02 PM 214 0.28 2,337
9 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:01 PM 62 0.27 986
10 NAKED AND AFRAID XL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.26 1,258
11 LIGA MX EF SUN: QF: ATLAS / CHIVAS TUDN 6:33 PM 152 0.25 513
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.24 850
13 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: SAN FRANCISCO/ST. LOUIS ESPN 7:00 PM 205 0.20 961
14 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:03 PM 57 0.19 896
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 513
16 NHL PLAYOFFS POSTGAME TBS NETWORK 10:27 PM 27 0.18 466
17 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.18 833
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:25 PM 35 0.17 551
19 HOME TOWN KICKSTART HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.17 1,359
20 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/WEST HAM USA NETWORK 9:00 AM 134 0.17 515
21 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRENTFORD/EVERTON USA NETWORK 11:27 AM 129 0.16 485
22 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 524
23 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.16 860
24 NHL PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 35 0.16 477
25 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.15 1,100
26 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.15 641
27 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 379
28 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 2,365
29 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 59 0.14 447
30 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 492
31 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 67 0.13 738
32 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.12 442
33 DUFF: ACE OF TASTE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.12 828
34 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.12 221
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 358
36 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.11 385
37 NHRA D: RICHMOND FOX SPORTS 1 6:36 PM 177 0.11 763
38 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: ATLANTA/NEW ENGLAND ESPN 1:30 PM 149 0.11 382
39 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,505
40 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:02 PM 31 0.11 534
41 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 11:14 AM 13 0.11 350
42 STANLEY TUCCI CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.11 877
43 LRC: 2022 BILLBOARD MUSIC E! 6:30 PM 90 0.11 389
44 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,739
45 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.11 817
46 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:06 PM 54 0.10 347
47 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.10 181
48 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 744
49 SR/LA OFFCLS-SHTNG UPDATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:01 PM 13 0.10 1,783
50 PGA TOUR: AT&T BYRON NELSON GOLF CHANNEL 12:57 PM 123 0.10 761
51 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,517
52 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:05 PM 35 0.10 520
53 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.10 752
54 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.09 377
55 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 11:18 PM 60 0.09 179
56 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 709
57 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.09 458
58 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:36 PM 24 0.09 265
59 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,342
60 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 92 0.08 685
61 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,178
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 673
63 INSIDE EATS RHETT LINK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.08 291
64 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 312
65 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,151
66 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,265
67 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 944
68 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/TOTTENHAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.07 255
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 629
70 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 260
71 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,566
72 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,025
73 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:14 PM 46 0.06 1,504
74 NAOMI JUDD CELEBRATION CMT 6:00 PM 78 0.06 657
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 536
76 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 492
77 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 1,167
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 619
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 617
80 NOMAD WITH CARLTON MCCOY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 484
81 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS/MINNESOTA UNITED FC ESPN 3:59 PM 127 0.06 275
82 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 813
83 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 1,019
84 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 941
85 LOVE MATCH ATLANTA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.06 282
86 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 637
87 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 779
88 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.06 252
89 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 31 0.05 270
90 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.05 363
91 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 624
92 ESPNU SELECTION SPECIAL L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.05 278
93 TIME TRAVELER?S WIFE, THE HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 50 0.05 294
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 663
95 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 367
96 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 370
97 ACCION L TUDN 4:25 PM 35 0.05 87
98 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 235
99 FF MOVIE: NIGHT SCHOOL FREEFORM 9:10 PM 165 0.05 167
100 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 205
101 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 324
102 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: HEART OF THE MATTER HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.04 588
103 NHRA QUALIFYING D FOX SPORTS 1 12:30 PM 60 0.04 334
104 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: FIT TO KILL LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.04 310
105 MAGNOLIA TABLE J. GAINES MAGNOLIA NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.04 318
106 AFTERNOON BASEBALL/JIP: PHI AT LAD/CHC AT ARI MLB NETWORK 4:28 PM 195 0.04 227
107 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 201
108 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 143
109 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 7:43 PM 17 0.04 153
110 FIRST LADY, THE S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 53 0.04 226
111 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 846
112 WELCOME HOME NIKKI GLASER E! 10:00 PM 30 0.04 107
113 HEAVY RESCUE: 401 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 270
114 FF MOVIE: SNATCHED FREEFORM 7:10 PM 120 0.04 172
115 PO CENTRAL POSTGAME: 2022 MIL/BOS GM7-R2 L NBA-TV 6:10 PM 140 0.04 125
116 61ST STREET AMC 10:07 PM 62 0.03 161
117 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 266
118 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.03 254
119 ALEX WITT REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 51 0.03 524
120 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 138
121 ESPNU SELECTION SPECIAL L ESPN2 8:00 PM 60 0.03 109
122 CHAMPIONS TOUR: REGIONS TRADITION GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 180 0.03 169
123 RANCH TO TABLE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.03 329
124 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 495
125 IMSA WEATHERTECH SC CHAMP: MID OHIO USA NETWORK 2:00 PM 180 0.03 103
126 MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 55 0.03 193
127 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.03 67
128 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 498
129 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L ESPN2 3:17 PM 41 0.03 122
130 FUTBOL CENTRAL EF SUN TUDN 6:00 PM 33 0.03 80
131 SOMETHING BIT ME! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 351
132 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 405
133 FROM THE SOURCE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 3:00 PM 30 0.03 257
134 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 470
135 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.03 219
136 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: MIAMI/FLORIDA STATE ESPN2 12:00 PM 197 0.03 121
137 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 296
138 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.03 461
139 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 12:51 PM 25 0.03 517
140 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.03 250
141 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: TOR AT TB/SEA AT NYM MLB NETWORK 1:41 PM 167 0.03 174
142 BABY, THE HBO PRIME 10:34 PM 30 0.02 132
143 DANGER FORCE NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.02 87
144 AUTOPSY (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.02 341
145 AUTOPSY (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.02 337
146 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1:30 AM 60 0.02 71
147 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 184
148 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:18 AM 42 0.02 56
149 DIAMOND HANDS: WALLSTBTS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 PM 120 0.02 240
150 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT MSNBC 1:16 PM 44 0.02 537

 

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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."