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May 24, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 5.22.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  The season finale of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS was at 0.50, down 0.21 from last week (which had an NBA Playoffs boost) and down a tenth from 2021.  The season finale of AMERICAN IDOL was at 0.76, up a tenth from last week and down 0.12 from last season.

CBS:  The season finale of 60 MINUTES rose a tenth to 0.56, aided by a PGA CHAMPIONSHIP runover that slid the schedule by 50 minutes in most of the country.  It was followed by a rerun at 0.29.  The season finale of NCIS: LA was at 0.35, down 0.08 from last week and down 0.29 from last season’s finale.  The season finale of SWAT was at 0.32, down 0.09 from last week and down 0.13 from 2021, when it aired on Wednesday.

NBC:  Reruns of WEAKEST LINK at 0.14/0.19 were followed by a DATELINE rerun at 0.24.

FOX;  After a rerun of THE SIMPSONS at 0.15 and DUNCANVILLE up 0.02 to 0.19, the season finales were as follows:  THE SIMPSONS at 0.28 (down 0.03 from last week and down 0.07 from 2021), GREAT NORTH at 0.22 (down 0.04 from last week), BOB’S BURGERS at 0.35 (steady with last week and down 0.04 from 2021), and FAMILY GUY at 0.39 (down 0.02 from 2021).

CW:  RIVERDALE ticked up to 0.05, followed by reruns t 0.05/0.02.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART ticked up to 0.15.  Adult Swim’s THREE BUSY DEBRAS was at 0.12/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.12/0.10.  On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD dipped 0.02 to 0.11, and 61ST STREET held at 0.03.  On HBO, THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE fell 0.03 to 0.02/224K, the just-renewed BARRY ticked down to 0.04, THE BABY ticked down to 0.01/115K, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT was steady at 0.10.  On Showtime, I LOVE THIS FOR YOU stayed at zero/49K, THE FIRST LADY lost 0.02 to 0.02, and ZIWE was steady at 0.01/19K.  Starz’s GASLIT gained 0.02 to 0.02/208K. 

TNT’S NBA PLAYOFFS game was at 2.43, followed by RICH & SHAMELESS at 0.38.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE rose 0.06 to 0.46 (after-show down 0.06 to 0.13), and UNEXPECTED was down 0.06 to 0.21.  The NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.42 on ESPN, 0.36 on ESPN2, and 0.31 on TNT.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 race was at 0.42.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.38.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA climbed 0.08 to 0.32, and LOVE MATCH ATLANTA was up 0.02 to 0.08.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID ticked up to 0.27.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.26.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.26.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.25.  ESPN’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP coverage was at 0.23/0.10.  Food Network’s WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.18 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.15.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN KICKSTART held at 0.17, and BUILDING ROOTS ticked down to 0.14.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE was steady at 0.14.  On ID, 2 SHALLOW GRAVES was at 0.14/0.11/0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 22, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L: WARRIORS/MAVERICKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 163 2.43 7,416
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:43 PM 37 1.16 3,375
3 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.57 1,878
4 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.46 1,866
5 NHL CONF SEMIFINALS L: CAROLINA/NEW YORK RANGERS ESPN 3:29 PM 170 0.42 1,313
6 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: SPANISH GRAND PRIX ESPN2 8:55 AM 139 0.42 1,146
7 NASCAR CUP SERIES L: ALL-STAR RACE FOX SPORTS 1 8:12 PM 153 0.42 2,481
8 RICH & SHAMELESS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:20 AM 60 0.38 1,060
9 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: CHICAGO WHITE SOX/NY YANKEES ESPN 7:00 PM 192 0.38 1,417
10 NHL CONF SEMIFINALS L: CALGARY/EDMONTON ESPN2 8:00 PM 174 0.36 940
11 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:19 PM 41 0.32 810
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.32 992
13 NHL PLAYOFFS – SEMIFNLS L: FLORIDA/TAMPA BAY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:36 PM 163 0.31 990
14 NAKED AND AFRAID XL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 122 0.27 1,342
15 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/LIVERPOOL USA NETWORK 10:53 AM 147 0.26 652
16 LIGA MX PT SUN: SF: PACHUCA / AMERICA TUDN 8:33 PM 154 0.26 585
17 NASCAR CUP SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 5:25 PM 76 0.25 1,555
18 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 6:41 PM 91 0.25 1,608
19 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L: FOURTH ROUND ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.23 1,080
20 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.21 980
21 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.18 768
22 HOME TOWN KICKSTART HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.17 1,305
23 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.15 2,509
24 IN THE CREASE L ESPN2 10:54 PM 30 0.15 383
25 NHL PLAYOFFS POSTGAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:19 PM 41 0.15 472
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:12 PM 48 0.14 416
27 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 58 0.14 485
28 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 25 0.14 901
29 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 61 0.14 1,014
30 TWO SHALLOW GRAVES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 663
31 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.13 839
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 417
33 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.12 221
34 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.12 206
35 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: PORTLAND TIMBERS/PHILADELPHIA UNION FOX SPORTS 1 10:45 PM 124 0.12 329
36 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:20 PM 60 0.11 375
37 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.11 296
38 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 0.11 658
39 TWO SHALLOW GRAVES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 602
40 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.11 793
41 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 10:00 AM 53 0.11 367
42 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,739
43 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:07 PM 34 0.10 456
44 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 439
45 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,438
46 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 497
47 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 392
48 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L ESPN2 4:30 PM 98 0.10 550
49 DUFF: ACE OF TASTE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.10 740
50 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,622
51 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,365
52 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.09 288
53 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 59 0.09 335
54 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: VIRGINIA TECH/KENTUCKY ESPN2 12:00 PM 166 0.09 357
55 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 311
56 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,131
57 TWO SHALLOW GRAVES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.09 520
58 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L ESPN2 2:46 PM 104 0.08 418
59 NHL PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 36 0.08 339
60 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,169
61 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.08 625
62 LOVE MATCH ATLANTA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.08 346
63 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 637
64 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.07 318
65 SOFTBALL L ESPN2 6:08 PM 112 0.07 351
66 SOFTBALL BASES LOADED  L: 7 INNINGS LIVE ESPN 1:00 PM 120 0.07 319
67 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 207
68 STANLEY TUCCI CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 759
69 WILD FISH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 285
70 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 11:07 PM 60 0.07 166
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 558
72 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 1,308
73 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 1,601
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 622
75 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 1,447
76 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 216
77 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SUN TUDN 8:00 PM 33 0.06 140
78 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 621
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 475
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 439
81 HERE?S THE DEAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 1,136
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 463
83 NHL THE POINT L ESPN 3:00 PM 29 0.06 204
84 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: PRICE OF PERFECTION, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.06 373
85 USFL L: PITTSBURGH MAULERS/NEW ORLEANS BREAKERS FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 195 0.05 281
86 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 1,011
87 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.05 1,457
88 SOFTBALL BASES LOADED  L ESPNU 7:39 PM 61 0.05 228
89 WILD FISH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.05 204
90 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 7:30 AM 85 0.05 215
91 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 1,091
92 DANGER FORCE NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.05 127
93 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 698
94 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 564
95 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 190
96 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.05 348
97 LIGA PREMIER: LIVERPOOL VS WOLVERHAMPTON UNIVERSO 10:28 AM 162 0.05 104
98 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/ARSENAL CNBC 10:59 AM 127 0.05 109
99 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 130
100 SPRING SHORTS-TACULAR-GHO DISNEY CHANNEL 8:20 PM 30 0.04 141
101 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 29 0.04 257
102 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 315
103 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 301
104 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 256
105 SIDE HUSTLE NICKTOONS 11:30 PM 30 0.04 107
106 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 185
107 SPRING SHORTS-TACULAR-GHO DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 30 0.04 146
108 LIGA-PRE-3ER-SU-TEL-UNVSO UNIVERSO 1:10 PM 50 0.04 102
109 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 832
110 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.04 319
111 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 210
112 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.04 1,077
113 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 197
114 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: TEXAS/WASHINGTON ESPNU 8:40 PM 179 0.04 211
115 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 370
116 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: RIP IN TIME HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.04 1,065
117 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 646
118 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 381
119 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 711
120 NOMAD WITH CARLTON MCCOY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.03 311
121 SPORTSCENTER FIN   L ESPN DEPORTES 1:00 PM 50 0.03 53
122 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 307
123 SR/BIDEN-JAPANESE EMPEROR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:06 AM 54 0.03 487
124 NCAA LACROSSE CHAMP L: VIRGINIA/MARYLAND ESPNU 2:45 PM 148 0.03 116
125 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.03 287
126 61ST STREET AMC 10:04 PM 70 0.03 168
127 NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP L NBA-TV 11:40 PM 100 0.03 97
128 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 238
129 COLL SOFTBALL REGIONALS L: MISSISSIPPI ST/FLORIDA ST ESPNU 5:13 PM 146 0.03 150
130 SECRETS OF THE ZOO NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 206
131 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 355
132 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: LAD AT PHI/SEA AT BOS MLB NETWORK 1:37 PM 213 0.03 189
133 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.03 153
134 MAGNOLIA TABLE J. GAINES MAGNOLIA NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.03 229
135 AUTOPSY (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 227
136 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:07 AM 53 0.03 73
137 WAHLBURGERS AXS TV 9:30 PM 30 0.03 55
138 WELCOME HOME NIKKI GLASER E! 10:00 PM 30 0.03 139
139 RUTAS MORTALES UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 60 0.03 68
140 QUIEN DA MAS NUEVA YORK UNIVERSO 2:00 PM 30 0.03 63
141 QUIEN DA MAS NUEVA YORK UNIVERSO 2:30 PM 30 0.02 63
142 RUTAS MORTALES S2 UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 60 0.02 71
143 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 7:00 PM 60 0.02 75
144 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/NORWICH SYFY 10:59 AM 127 0.02 107
145 CRUSH WITH LEE & TIFFANY OUTDOOR CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.02 54
146 FIRST LADY, THE S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 55 0.02 185
147 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 127
148 RANCH TO TABLE MAGNOLIA NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.02 195
149 NBA GAMETIME CF PREVIEW L NBA-TV 7:00 PM 60 0.02 87
150 TOONED IN NICKTOONS 12:00 AM 30 0.02 73
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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.