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September 14, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 9.12.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  The line-up returned from a week off, and after a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.48, CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD dropped 0.07 to 0.50, THE CHASE fell a tenth to 0.37, and TO TELL THE TRUTH was down 0.07 to 0.30.

CBS:  60 MINUTES is back to receiving giant boosts from the national afternoon NFL game, and it zoomed to 1.68, with BIG BROTHER up 0.25 to 1.00.  Reruns followed at 0.29/0.26.

NBC:  The return of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 5.35, down from last year’s 6.2.

FOX:  A MASKED SINGER/ALTER EGO promo special was at 0.86, followed by a special FANTASY ISLAND at 0.46, and a FAMILY GUY rerun at 0.27.

CW:  A simulcast of the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS was at 0.15, compared to last year’s 0.2.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Thinking of the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, they were simulcast across most of the Viacom universe, and rated as follows:  on MTV itself down 0.15 to 0.45 (the pre-show was down a tick to 0.18), and at 0.05 on VH1 (down 0.06), 0.08 on Nickelodeon/Nick At Nite (down 0.04), 0.08 on BET (up 0.01), 0.05 on Paramount (down 0.01), 0.08 on Comedy Central (down 0.01), 0.02/58K on MTV 2 (down 0.02), 0.04 on TV Land (down 0.01), 0.02/66K on CMT (down 0.02), 0.02/44K on Pop (up 0.01), 0.01/20K on BET Her (steady), and 0.01/35K on Logo (up 0.01).

AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD was Sunday’s top rated scripted cable show, down 0.03 to 0.46, with TALKING DEAD steady at 0.12.  On Adult Swim, RICK & MORTY was at 0.27/0.25 compared to last week’s 0.48/0.48.  TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM slipped 0.02 to 0.16.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned from hiatus at 0.15, and SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE premiered at 0.03.  On Starz, POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN rose 0.04 to 0.12, and HEELS was steady at 0.02.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES ticked up to 0.10.  On Showtime, BILLIONS gained 0.02 to 0.04, the finale of GOSSIP climbed 0.02 to 0.02/69K, and AMERICAN RUST launched at 0.01/264K. 

Sunday unscripted was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, down 0.02 to 0.46, with I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY up 0.02 to 0.24.  ESPN’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.35, and its MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.27.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC rose 0.09 to 0.33, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC was at 0.31.  ESPN2’s NASCAR race was at 0.31.  On HGTV, RENO INC ticked down to 0.16, HAWAII LIFE was at 0.16/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.14, and LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT was at 0.14/0.12.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was at 0.16.  On ID, ON THE CASE was at 0.12, and EVIL LIVES HERE was also at 0.10.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE was at 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 September 12, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.46 1,952
2 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 0.46 1,884
3 2021 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: 2021 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (L) MTV 8:00 PM 186 0.45 900
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 183 0.45 1,177
5 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN 4:01 PM 5 0.35 2,051
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.33 1,008
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:00 PM 76 0.31 806
8 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: ITALIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 8:55 AM 136 0.31 880
9 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: NY YANKEES/NY METS ESPN 8:00 PM 259 0.27 1,330
10 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.27 503
11 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.25 517
12 I LOVE A MAMAS BOY TLC 10:01 PM 58 0.24 1,098
13 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:19 AM 93 0.23 734
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 668
15 90 DAY OTHER WAY: PILLOW TLC 10:59 PM 61 0.21 950
16 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L ESPN2 11:11 AM 109 0.20 453
17 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 552
18 2021 VMA PRESHOW MTV 6:30 PM 90 0.18 406
19 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.18 480
20 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:16 PM 30 0.17 514
21 RENO INC: LAKE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.16 1,198
22 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.16 1,183
23 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 615
24 ANIMAL KINGDOM TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.16 875
25 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/LEEDS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:24 AM 137 0.15 475
26 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 29 0.15 597
27 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.15 1,182
28 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.14 764
29 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.14 1,139
30 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 746
31 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,546
32 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,895
33 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 754
34 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,418
35 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,359
36 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:04 PM 60 0.12 700
37 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.12 948
38 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,705
39 POWER BOOK III: RAISING K STARZ PRIMARY 8:05 PM 53 0.12 418
40 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,091
41 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.11 458
42 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,632
43 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,500
44 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:20 PM 60 0.10 313
45 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:05 PM 55 0.10 547
46 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,500
47 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.10 678
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 359
49 COUNTDOWN: BIN LADEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,179
50 LIGA MX EF SUN: UNAM / CHIVAS TUDN 5:55 PM 125 0.10 251
51 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.10 725
52 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.09 555
53 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.09 295
54 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: N/A NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 186 0.08 202
55 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS COMEDY CENTRAL 8:00 PM 186 0.08 191
56 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: PSYCHO INTERN LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 437
57 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: WOMENS DOUBLES FINAL ESPN 1:03 PM 135 0.08 444
58 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 952
59 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS PREM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 187 0.08 201
60 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 382
61 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 954
62 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.07 287
63 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,087
64 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 891
65 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN 3:18 PM 43 0.07 495
66 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 333
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 8:00 PM 30 0.07 198
68 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.07 366
69 LOVE LIFE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 40 0.07 347
70 LIGA MX L: QUERETARO / NECAXA TUDN 8:00 PM 127 0.06 150
71 COUNTDOWN: BIN LADEN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 529
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 541
73 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 7:30 AM 85 0.06 200
74 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: REDEMPTION IN CHERRY SPRS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.06 1,034
75 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:41 PM 49 0.05 166
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 478
77 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 653
78 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 452
79 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 224
80 CNN SPECIAL REPORT: AMER LONG WAR: AFGH CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.05 521
81 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:30 AM 114 0.05 140
82 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS VH1 8:00 PM 186 0.05 149
83 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 752
84 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 682
85 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 186 0.05 159
86 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.05 81
87 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 525
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 496
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 360
90 ACCION L TUDN 3:55 PM 65 0.05 83
91 SUNDAY MOVIE: TURBO (2013) FREEFORM 8:30 AM 120 0.05 189
92 VENGEANCE: KILLER FAM HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.05 287
93 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.05 195
94 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 194
95 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 739
96 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.04 280
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.04 449
98 BILLIONS S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:06 PM 52 0.04 392
99 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 869
100 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 457
101 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 428
102 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 135
103 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.04 297
104 TIME MACHINE: DESERT ONE HISTORY 8:00 PM 153 0.04 412
105 TCS: IT COULDNT HAPPEN HE AMC 11:04 PM 64 0.04 297
106 DIRTY ROTTEN CLEANERS A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.04 255
107 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: N/A NICK-AT-NITE 11:06 PM 186 0.04 96
108 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 168
109 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.04 122
110 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.04 57
111 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWAR: 2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS TV LAND 8:00 PM 186 0.04 150
112 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 329
113 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 132
114 QUIEN DA MAS S7 UNIVERSO 1:30 PM 30 0.03 85
115 IN ICE COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.03 356
116 DIRTY ROTTEN CLEANERS A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.03 283
117 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 8:30 PM 60 0.03 217
118 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.03 41
119 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 10:30 PM 50 0.03 164
120 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.03 151
121 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 168
122 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 416
123 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 75 0.03 374
124 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 464
125 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.03 402
126 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 135
127 SCENES FROM MARRIAGE SRS HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 57 0.03 224
128 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 133
129 NHRA L: READING FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 210 0.03 316
130 AMA MOTOCROSS: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:05 PM 120 0.03 140
131 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 9:30 PM 60 0.03 172
132 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.03 79
133 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 424
134 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: MENS FINAL ESPN2 8:30 PM 180 0.03 135
135 VETS ON THE BEACH NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 162
136 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.03 253
137 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 363
138 IN ICE COLD BLOOD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.02 339
139 SYTTD: ENGLAND TLC 6:00 AM 60 0.02 184
140 VETS ON THE BEACH NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.02 191
141 MLB REGULAR SEASON: RED SOX/WHITE SOX TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 194 0.02 132
142 SECRET NAZI RUINS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.02 130
143 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:30 AM 30 0.02 35
144 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 5:00 PM 55 0.02 62
145 VETS ON THE BEACH NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.02 192
146 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.02 206
147 MOTOGP NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:30 PM 90 0.02 81
148 HEELS STARZ PRIMARY 9:00 PM 57 0.02 79
149 QUIEN DA MAS S7 UNIVERSO 1:09 PM 21 0.02 60
150 VICE SPECIAL: TOO SOON VICE 2:00 PM 120 0.02 37
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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.