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May 10, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 5.8.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS dropped 0.13 to 0.68, AMERICAN IDOL fell 0.16 to 0.76, and THE ROOKIE was down 0.08 to 0.41.

CBS:  60 MINUTES gained 0.06 to 0.56, THE EQUALIZER returned from an off-week up 0.06 to 0.47, NCIS: LA was at 0.44 compared to last week’s 0.39/0.42, and SWAT was up 0.02 to 0.43.

NBC:  After a special AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR at 0.33, an SNL clip show was at 0.32.

FOX:  Following a rerun THE SIMPSONS at 0.12, DUNCANVILLE dropped 0.05 to 0.13, THE SIMPSONS lost 0.05 to 0.26, GREAT NORTH shed 0.03 to 0.23, BOB’S BURGERS shrank by 0.03 to 0.32, and FAMILY GUY ticked down to 0.35. 

CW:  RIVERDALE gained 0.02 to 0.06, followed by reruns at 0.04/0.03.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART rose 0.06 to 0.19.  On HBO, the season finale of WINNING TIME climbed 0.03 to 0.15, LAST WEEK TONIGHT slipped 0.02 to 0.12, BARRY ticked up to 0.07, and THE BABY was up 0.02 to 0.04.  On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD held at 0.14, and 61ST STREET ticked up to 0.05.  Adult Swim’s THREE BUSY DEBRAS was at 0.10/0.07 compared to last week’s 0.10/0.07.  On Showtime, THE FIRST LADY ticked down to 0.02, VICE ticked down to 0.01/76K, I LOVE THIS FOR YOU fell a tick to zero/61K, and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH was steady at 0.02/145K.  Starz’s GASLIT remained at 0.01/204K.

The NBA PLAYOFFS dominated Sunday cable, with TNT’s game at 1.57 (followed by RICH & SHAMELESS at 0.27) and ESPN’s game at 1.40.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE edged up 0.02 to 0.45 (after-show down 0.03 to 0.17), and UNEXPECTED was down 0.02 to 0.25.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.43.  Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR race was at 0.40.  The NHL PLAYOFFS were multi-network, with TBS’s games at 0.32/0.29/0.19, and ESPN’s game at 0.32.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID ticked up to 0.26.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA dropped 0.07 to 0.23 was down 0.05 to 0.13, and LOVE MATCH ATLANTA was at 0.13.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA ticked up to 0.20.  On History, THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA ticked down to 0.16, and FAST HISTORY OF was at 0.07/0.04 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.10.  On HGTV, HOME TOWN KICKSTART fell 0.04 to 0.13, and BUILDING ROOTS was down 0.03 to 0.11.  On ID, ON THE CASE lost 0.03 to 0.11, and EVIL LIVES HERE was down 0.08 to 0.10.  Paramount’s BAR RESCUE was at 0.07. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday May 8, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L: HEAT/76ERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 169 1.57 4,628
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L: PHOENIX/DALLAS ESPN 3:40 PM 154 1.40 4,355
3 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:49 PM 54 0.67 1,804
4 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 6:14 PM 46 0.67 2,101
5 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 3:30 PM 10 0.62 1,863
6 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.45 1,705
7 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO ESPN 7:00 PM 194 0.43 1,781
8 NASCAR CUP SERIES L: DARLINGTON FOX SPORTS 1 3:33 PM 220 0.40 2,614
9 NHL PLAYOFFS – QTR FNLS L: TORONTO/TAMPA BAY TBS NETWORK 7:16 PM 174 0.32 998
10 NHL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS L: CAROLINA/BOSTON ESPN 12:30 PM 174 0.32 1,015
11 NHL PLAYOFFS – QTR FNLS L: MINNESOTA/ST LOUIS TBS NETWORK 4:35 PM 161 0.29 837
12 RICH & SHAMELESS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:43 PM 60 0.27 699
13 NAKED AND AFRAID XL: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 128 0.26 1,244
14 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.25 1,057
15 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.23 765
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.23 736
17 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.20 876
18 NHL PLAYOFFS – QTR FNLS L: EDMONTON/LA KINGS TBS NETWORK 10:10 PM 182 0.19 558
19 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,284
20 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 559
21 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NEWCASTLE/MANCHESTER CITY USA NETWORK 11:28 AM 125 0.18 532
22 SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.17 459
23 90 DAY FIANCE:PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.17 881
24 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 62 0.16 898
25 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 61 0.16 478
26 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:14 PM 46 0.16 513
27 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 11:09 AM 19 0.16 413
28 WINNING TIME HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 57 0.15 535
29 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 427
30 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 61 0.14 717
31 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:01 PM 29 0.14 487
32 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 93 0.14 869
33 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 431
34 LIGA MX L: REPECHAJE: PUEBLA / MAZATLAN TUDN 5:30 PM 170 0.13 345
35 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 857
36 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/LEICESTER USA NETWORK 8:55 AM 134 0.13 412
37 FUT-ES-CHIVA-SU-TEL-UNVSO: GUADALAJARA VS UNAM UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 145 0.13 307
38 KANDI AND THE GANG BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.13 449
39 DUFF: ACE OF TASTE FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 822
40 LOVE MATCH ATLANTA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.13 403
41 HOME TOWN KICKSTART HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.13 1,327
42 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 42 0.12 567
43 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,947
44 WICKED TUNA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.12 613
45 BUILDING ROOTS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.11 1,045
46 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 695
47 EXPEDITION BIGFOOT TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 742
48 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,829
49 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,316
50 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 722
51 INSIDE EATS RHETT LINK FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.10 376
52 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,675
53 EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 662
54 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.10 225
55 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,395
56 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: AUSTIN FC/LA GALAXY FOX SPORTS 1 7:13 PM 148 0.10 357
57 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,485
58 WICKED TUNA SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 468
59 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,278
60 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,624
61 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,051
62 STANLEY TUCCI CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 859
63 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 294
64 PGA TOUR: WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 122 0.09 778
65 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 768
66 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.09 305
67 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,033
68 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,225
69 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,003
70 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 714
71 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:33 PM 57 0.08 210
72 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.08 376
73 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 598
74 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 861
75 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:02 PM 31 0.07 610
76 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 262
77 NHL PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 35 0.07 248
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 423
79 TERMINATOR 2:JUDGEMENT DA: TERMINATOR 2:JUDGEMENT DA HBO PRIME 6:35 PM 137 0.07 226
80 BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 58 0.07 397
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 531
82 THREE BUSY DEBRAS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.07 165
83 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 906
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 577
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 641
86 BARRY HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 25 0.07 299
87 SOMETHING BIT ME! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 327
88 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 464
89 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.06 346
90 FUT-ES-CH-XT-SU-TEL-UNVSO UNIVERSO 10:25 PM 35 0.06 132
91 NHL PLAYOFFS POSTGAME TBS NETWORK 1:12 AM 24 0.05 133
92 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 55 0.05 225
93 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 303
94 NOMAD WITH CARLTON MCCOY CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 463
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 533
96 61ST STREET AMC 10:01 PM 61 0.05 175
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 512
98 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: SECRET LIVES OF HOUSEWIVS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.05 297
99 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 400
100 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 234
101 BABY, THE HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 27 0.04 170
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 453
103 FAST HISTORY OF HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.04 472
104 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 306
105 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 343
106 AMERICAS DAY AT RACES L FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 60 0.04 190
107 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 179
108 ESPN FOOTBALL CENTER   L ESPN DEPORTES 5:30 PM 30 0.03 83
109 EXHUMED OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.03 307
110 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.03 274
111 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 8:20 PM 40 0.03 76
112 WOMENS BEACH VBALL  L: FLORIDA STATE/UCLA ESPN2 12:30 PM 188 0.03 117
113 WOMENS BEACH VBALL  L: FLORIDA STATE/USC ESPN2 4:00 PM 185 0.03 123
114 PO CENTRAL POSTGAME NBA-TV 6:13 PM 92 0.03 106
115 SYMONE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.03 344
116 MLB TONIGHT SUNDAY MLB NETWORK 7:36 PM 24 0.03 111
117 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: MIAMI GRAND PRIX ESPN DEPORTES 3:25 PM 125 0.03 88
118 DPLUS SN: LOVE IN JUNGLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 10 0.03 119
119 CORNHOLE ESPN2 7:05 PM 55 0.03 105
120 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.03 470
121 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.03 373
122 WNBA BASKETBALL         L: SEATTLE/LAS VEGAS ESPN2 10:08 PM 122 0.03 143
123 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 364
124 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 325
125 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 249
126 AFTERNOON GAME/JIP: WAS AT LAA/STL AT SF MLB NETWORK 4:57 PM 159 0.03 108
127 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.03 285
128 WELCOME HOME NIKKI GLASER E! 10:00 PM 30 0.03 92
129 HIGHWAY THRU HELL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 298
130 CHAMPIONS TOUR: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CLS GOLF CHANNEL 3:00 PM 181 0.02 220
131 HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.02 155
132 LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.02 280
133 DP WORLD TOUR: BRITISH MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 8:00 AM 270 0.02 143
134 PLAYOFF CENTRAL LIVE NBA-TV 2:30 PM 60 0.02 105
135 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN DEPORTES 10:08 PM 60 0.02 49
136 SECRETS OF THE ZOO FL NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 15 0.02 194
137 WNBA BASKETBALL         L: WASHINGTON/MINNESOTA ESPN2 8:00 PM 128 0.02 105
138 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 5:00 PM 30 0.02 47
139 FUTBOL PICANTE      L ESPN DEPORTES 11:08 PM 22 0.02 40
140 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF CHANNEL 12:30 PM 28 0.02 210
141 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 119
142 MASTERS SERIES TENNIS CHANNEL 12:29 PM 85 0.02 229
143 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: MISSOURI/ALABAMA ESPNU 2:11 PM 130 0.02 146
144 FIRST LADY, THE S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 57 0.02 185
145 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA SNAP NAT GEO WILD 10:15 PM 60 0.02 145
146 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.02 59
147 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 460
148 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 7:00 AM 60 0.02 66
149 LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 239
150 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 191
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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.