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September 28, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 9.26.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  After a GLOBAL CITIZEN LIVE special at 0.20, it was an evening of season premieres, with CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE down 0.76 from its January premiere to 0.40, SUPERMARKET SWEEP at 0.44 compared to its 1.0 premiere in 2020, and THE ROOKIE down 0.13 from its January premiere to 0.36.

CBS:  Returning from a week off, and without the afternoon national NFL game as lead-in, 60 MINUTES fell 0.90 to 0.78, and BIG BROTHER was down 0.09 to 0.91.  The BROADWAY’S BACK quasi-TONY AWARDS special was at 0.37, compared to the last TONYS in 2019 at 0.8.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL dipped 0.32 from last week’s game to 5.63.

FOX:  As it did last year, THE SIMPSONS season premiere had the late national NFL game as lead-in, and it fell from 1.7 to 1.18.  The season premiere of THE GREAT NORTH slipped just 0.01 from January’s series premiere to 0.68.  The season premiere of BOB’S BURGERS was at 0.62 compared to last year’s 0.7, and the season premiere of FAMILY GUY was at 0.58 compared to 0.7.

CW:  After a PENN & TELLER: FOOL US rerun at 0.10, new and rerun episodes of WELLINGTON PARANORMAL were at 0.05/0.05 compared to last week’s 0.02/0.02.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD dropped 0.08 to 0.43, with TALKING DEAD steady at 0.14.  TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM slipped 0.02 to 0.16.  On Starz, the season finale of POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN fell 0.05 to 0.13, and the series premiere of BMF was at 0.11.  On HBO, LAST WEEK TONIGHT returned from an Emmys break at 0.13, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE was steady at 0.03, and NUCLEAR FAMILY premiered at 0.02/131K.  On Adult Swim, TEENAGE EUTHANASIA was at 0.12 compared to last week’s 0.14/0.12.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES held at 0.11.  On Showtime, BILLIONS rose 0.03 to 0.06, THE CIRCUS ticked down to 0.01/144K, AMERICAN RUST stayed at 0.01/237K, and WORK IN PROGRESS was steady at 0.01/57K.

Sunday cable overall was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, steady at 0.45, with I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY down 0.02 to 0.19.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.33, and the network’s PREMIER LEAGUE match was at 0.24.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.31.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC ticked up to 0.30, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was down 0.09 to 0.19.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 race was at 0.26.  On Food Network, HALLOWEEN WARS was at 0.24 compared to last week’s 0.25/0.22, and WORST COOKS IN AMERICA was at 0.16.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE was at 0.16 compared to last week’s 0.20/0.18.  On HGTV, HAWAII LIFE was at 0.14/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.12, LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT was at 0.13/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.12/0.10, and RENO INC was down 0.04 to 0.12.  On ID, EVIL LIVES HERE ticked up to 0.12, and ON THE CASE ticked down to 0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 26, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.45 1,898
2 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 0.43 1,782
3 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.43 1,215
4 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:26 PM 167 0.33 2,095
5 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: NY YANKEES/BOSTON ESPN 7:00 PM 237 0.31 1,494
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 75 0.30 996
7 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:32 PM 89 0.26 798
8 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX ESPN2 7:53 AM 127 0.26 833
9 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.24 995
10 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:26 AM 136 0.24 623
11 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 23 0.23 1,671
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 760
13 I LOVE A MAMAS BOY TLC 10:01 PM 58 0.19 1,047
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:15 PM 60 0.19 613
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 693
16 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.17 892
17 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.16 740
18 ANIMAL KINGDOM TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.16 745
19 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.16 1,156
20 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.15 380
21 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:13 PM 27 0.15 863
22 90 DAY OTHER WAY: PILLOW TLC 10:59 PM 61 0.15 862
23 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,721
24 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:04 PM 60 0.14 700
25 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.14 1,014
26 POWER BOOK III: RAISING K STARZ PRIMARY 8:03 PM 58 0.13 458
27 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 769
28 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:13 AM 13 0.13 318
29 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 41 0.13 559
30 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 347
31 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.13 945
32 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,551
33 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:15 PM 30 0.12 439
34 EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 719
35 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 30 0.12 960
36 TEENAGE EUTHANASIA ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.12 242
37 RENO INC: LAKE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.12 1,126
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 398
39 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 798
40 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.11 394
41 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,837
42 LOVE LIFE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 36 0.11 411
43 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:54 AM 139 0.11 272
44 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.11 926
45 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,483
46 BMF STARZ PRIMARY 9:01 PM 51 0.11 369
47 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 401
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:57 PM 35 0.09 387
49 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,743
50 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,316
51 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.09 214
52 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 1:00 AM 60 0.09 232
53 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,145
54 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.09 334
55 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 119 0.09 342
56 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 628
57 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.08 340
58 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 119 0.08 451
59 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:03 PM 60 0.08 621
60 MURDAUGH MURDER MYSTERY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 989
61 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:43 PM 60 0.08 271
62 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.07 492
63 LIVE FROM: RYDER CUP GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 180 0.07 389
64 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,299
65 CNN FILMS: THE LOST SONS CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.07 796
66 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: RISE AND SHINE, BENED STO HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.07 991
67 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,415
68 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:42 PM 48 0.06 188
69 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 849
70 LIGA MX: SANTOS VS MONTERREY FOX DEPORTES 7:50 PM 138 0.06 161
71 INDYCAR SERIES L: LONG BEACH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:38 PM 121 0.06 368
72 BILLIONS S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 58 0.06 331
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 336
74 G. PETITO DEATH HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 454
75 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 236
76 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 831
77 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 428
78 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 784
79 ESC CAPTIVITY: KARA ROBIN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.05 290
80 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.05 179
81 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 679
82 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 706
83 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 324
84 INDYCAR CENTRAL POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:39 PM 24 0.05 318
85 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 546
86 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 639
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 353
88 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.05 244
89 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 941
90 LIGA MX SUN: TOLUCA / SAN LUIS TUDN 12:55 PM 128 0.04 96
91 VENGEANCE: KILLER FAM HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.04 338
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 470
93 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: PROFESSORS VENGEANCE, A LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.04 279
94 CENTRAL FOX US FOX DEPORTES 1:33 AM 59 0.04 63
95 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 10:17 PM 32 0.04 232
96 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 290
97 MLB REGULAR SEASON: NY METS/BREWERS TBS NETWORK 2:30 PM 226 0.04 129
98 INDYCAR CENTRAL PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 38 0.04 168
99 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 177
100 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 6:30 AM 83 0.04 149
101 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 259
102 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 10:49 PM 32 0.04 216
103 LIVE FROM: RYDER CUP GOLF CHANNEL 6:03 PM 180 0.04 325
104 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: AUSTIN/LA GALAXY ESPN2 9:30 PM 125 0.04 116
105 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 716
106 KILLERS OF THE COSMOS SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 182
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 371
108 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 179
109 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L: SPORTING KANSAS CITY/SEATTLE SOUNDERS FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 154 0.04 149
110 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 194
111 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 9:44 PM 33 0.04 196
112 MURDAUGH MURDER MYSTERY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 332
113 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 207
114 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 8:00 PM 30 0.04 132
115 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.03 394
116 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 173
117 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 431
118 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.03 235
119 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 10:08 PM 22 0.03 90
120 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.03 741
121 FULLY TORQUED HISTORY 10:30 AM 30 0.03 192
122 FULLY TORQUED HISTORY 10:00 AM 30 0.03 208
123 ESC CAPTIVITY: KARA ROBIN: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 11:00 PM 120 0.03 187
124 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 11:21 PM 32 0.03 169
125 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 430
126 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 9:12 PM 32 0.03 197
127 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN TUDN 3:03 PM 57 0.03 65
128 WICKED TUNA: OBX CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 180
129 SCENES FROM MARRIAGE SRS HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 56 0.03 165
130 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 11:53 PM 33 0.03 144
131 EL RASTRO DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 84
132 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 130
133 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 12:26 AM 32 0.02 121
134 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.02 82
135 AMERICAN FLAT TRACK NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:40 PM 60 0.02 157
136 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.02 151
137 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.02 292
138 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 12:58 AM 32 0.02 117
139 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.02 220
140 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: CHICAGO/MINNESOTA ESPN2 5:00 PM 122 0.02 111
141 GLOBAL CITIZEN: N/A FX 3:00 PM 240 0.02 90
142 CARE BEARS:UNLOCK THE MG THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.02 72
143 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S15 UNIVERSO 6:30 PM 30 0.02 50
144 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.02 115
145 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 325
146 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 8:40 PM 32 0.02 143
147 ACCION L TUDN 4:00 PM 60 0.02 48
148 LOVE MONSTER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.02 67
149 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S15 UNIVERSO 7:30 PM 30 0.02 56
150 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.02 437
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About the Author

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.