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September 8, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 9.5.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  COLLEGE FOOTBALL continued to lead the way on television with 1.85.

CBS:  After a rerun 60 MINUTES at 0.40, BIG BROTHER fell 0.24 to 0.75.  A run of SCHOOL OF ROCK followed at 0.24.

NBC:  PARALYMPICS coverage was at 0.23, followed by an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT rerun at 0.23.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.12/0.13 were followed by PBC FIGHT NIGHT at 0.14.

CW:  The season finale of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW ticked up to 0.08, and WELLINGTON PARANORMAL was at 0.03, followed by a rerun at 0.03, compared to last week’s 0.04/0.04.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD led Sunday cable, down 0.03 to 0.49, with TALKING DEAD down 0.06 to 0.12.  Adult Swim’s RICK & MORTY returned at 0.48/0.48, followed by a “sneak” of TEENAGE EUTHANASIA at 0.23.  TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM edged up 0.02 to 0.18.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES dipped 0.02 to 0.09.  On Starz, POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANEN was steady at 0.08, and HEELS ticked down to 0.02/79K.  HBO’s NYC EPICENTERS remained at 0.04.  On Showtime, BILLIONS returned from a long Covid-related production break at 0.02/192K, a long way from the 0.12 it had for its last episode in June 2020, with GOSSIP down a tick to zero/106K, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q steady at 0.01/97K, and WORK IN PROGRESS at zero/33K compared to last week’s 0.01/0.01.

TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE was at the top of unscripted, down 0.06 to 0,48, with I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY down 0.04 to 0.22.  NBC Sports Net’s NASCAR race was at 0.40.  ESPN’s MLB SUNDAY NIGHT game was at 0.35.  Fox Sports 1’s WORLD CUP QUALIFIER match was at 0.33.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 race was at 0.27, with a COLLEGE FOOTBALL game at 0.21.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC fell 0.12 to 0.24.  Food Network’s BUDDY VS DUFF gained 0.04 to 0.19, and BATTLE OF THE BROTHERS was up 0.04 to 0.13.  On HGTV, BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT was at 0.18, RENO INC ticked up to 0.17, BEACH HUNTERS was at 0.16, and HAWAII LIFE was at 0.15/0.14.  Discovery’s NAKED & AFRAID was at 0.17 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.15.  ID’s THE CHAMELEON KILLER 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 5, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 62 0.49 1,873
2 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.48 914
3 RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.48 935
4 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.48 1,976
5 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: DARLINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:25 PM 252 0.40 2,458
6 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: LA DODGERS/SAN FRANCISCO ESPN 7:00 PM 212 0.35 1,728
7 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER USA L: USA/CANADA FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 157 0.33 776
8 NASCAR CUP SERIES START L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:04 PM 21 0.30 2,063
9 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: HEINEKEN NETHERLANDS GRAND PRIX ESPN2 8:54 AM 128 0.27 864
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.24 878
11 TEENAGE EUTHANASIA SNEAK ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.23 489
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 630
13 I LOVE A MAMAS BOY TLC 10:01 PM 58 0.22 1,079
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 673
15 NCAA FOOTBALL          L: JACKSON STATE/FLORIDA A&M ESPN2 3:00 PM 221 0.21 707
16 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:32 PM 28 0.19 877
17 BUDDY VS DUFF: LG-308ZTH FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.19 1,017
18 ANIMAL KINGDOM TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.18 939
19 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.18 1,223
20 NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 64 0.17 987
21 RENO INC: LAKE HOUSE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,235
22 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN 11:00 AM 480 0.17 907
23 90 DAY OTHER WAY: PILLOW TLC 10:59 PM 61 0.17 906
24 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 481
25 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.17 501
26 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.16 1,225
27 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:37 PM 41 0.15 710
28 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.15 1,015
29 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.14 939
30 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.14 1,157
31 WORLD CUP QUAL MATCHES  L: ENGLAND/ANDORRA ESPN2 11:50 AM 160 0.14 333
32 BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN2 6:41 PM 19 0.13 483
33 TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L: ROUND OF 16 ESPN2 7:00 PM 381 0.13 769
34 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,450
35 SELECCION NA?L EE.UU. SUN: USA / CANADA TUDN 7:42 PM 148 0.13 337
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:02 AM 48 0.13 358
37 BATTLE OF THE BROTHERS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.13 495
38 CNN FILMS PRESENTS: 9/11 TWENTY YEARS LATER CNN 8:00 PM 120 0.12 1,077
39 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 64 0.12 825
40 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:02 PM 60 0.12 731
41 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,475
42 RUMBO AL MUNDIAL: COSTA RICA VS MEXICO UNIVERSO 6:30 PM 160 0.12 271
43 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,286
44 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: WEBCAM CHEERLEADERS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.11 437
45 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.11 669
46 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,341
47 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,321
48 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 699
49 CHAMELEON KILLER, THE: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 120 0.10 699
50 PARTIDO AMISTOSO 09/05/21: AMERICA / CHIVAS TUDN 4:40 PM 140 0.10 273
51 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.10 731
52 LOST CALLS OF 9/11 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,029
53 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.10 459
54 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.10 859
55 NASCAR TRUCKS RACING L: DARLINGTON FOX SPORTS 1 1:34 PM 146 0.09 644
56 LOVE LIFE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 35 0.09 413
57 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,476
58 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.09 243
59 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,225
60 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN22 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.09 248
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 766
62 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.08 832
63 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.08 1,112
64 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 354
65 FUTBOL CENTRAL DT SUN TUDN 2:00 PM 30 0.08 195
66 POWER BOOK III: RAISING K STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 58 0.08 270
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 262
68 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SUN TUDN 7:00 PM 42 0.08 165
69 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 7:30 AM 84 0.08 238
70 UEFA EUR QLF DT SUN: ESPANA / GEORGIA TUDN 2:30 PM 130 0.08 216
71 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,025
72 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,072
73 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 519
74 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,387
75 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 652
76 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 58 0.07 289
77 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,028
78 NASCAR RACEDAY L FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 60 0.07 519
79 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 905
80 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 424
81 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,076
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 564
83 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 10:10 PM 60 0.07 146
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 597
85 UEFA EUROPEAN QUALIF L: INGLATERRA / ANDORRA TUDN 11:50 AM 130 0.06 163
86 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 90 0.06 606
87 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 35 0.06 166
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 644
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 497
90 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BCFHOF 2021: TENN ST VS. GRAMBLING NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 217 0.06 315
91 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 408
92 MONSTER JAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:18 PM 60 0.06 217
93 MLB REGULAR SEASON: INDIANS/RED SOX TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 256 0.06 263
94 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 764
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 513
96 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 11:35 AM 35 0.05 133
97 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 396
98 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 12:10 PM 36 0.05 127
99 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.05 432
100 DIRTY ROTTEN CLEANERS A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.05 308
101 CHARMED TO DEATH OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 356
102 NASCAR RACEDAY:TRCKS L FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 34 0.05 322
103 RUMBO AL MUNDIAL: EL SALVADOR VS HONDURAS UNIVERSO 9:10 PM 145 0.05 128
104 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 308
105 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.05 327
106 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 375
107 DIRTY ROTTEN CLEANERS A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.04 257
108 WICKED TUNA OBX: EXTRA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 266
109 LPGA TOUR: SOLHEIM CUP GOLF CHANNEL 1:30 PM 265 0.04 432
110 SEX & MURDER HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 307
111 NYC EPICENTERS 9/11 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 117 0.04 200
112 FAST FOODS GLOBAL REPACK: TFFS-1R1R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 188
113 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 12:46 PM 34 0.04 111
114 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.04 362
115 WICKED TUNA OBX FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.04 305
116 NHRA L: INDIANAPOLIS FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 AM 120 0.04 265
117 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 115
118 FAST FOODS GLOBAL REPACK: TFFS-1R1R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 AM 120 0.04 157
119 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 1:20 PM 35 0.04 104
120 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 247
121 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 367
122 POP TV MOVIES: EVAN ALMIGHTY POP 11:00 AM 120 0.03 108
123 TRUCK U MOTOR TREND 10:30 AM 30 0.03 153
124 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.03 75
125 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 12:30 PM 30 0.03 60
126 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 380
127 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 1:55 PM 35 0.03 92
128 ALMOST NEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 2:30 PM 35 0.03 97
129 LOST CALLS OF 9/11 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.03 400
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 222
131 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:37 PM 23 0.03 145
132 TIME MACHINE: HIROSHIMA: 75 YEARS LATER HISTORY 7:30 AM 120 0.03 187
133 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.03 529
134 AMC MOVIE AMC 6:00 AM 72 0.03 136
135 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.03 170
136 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 532
137 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 234
138 LPGA TOUR: SOLHEIM CUP GOLF CHANNEL 6:58 AM 302 0.02 259
139 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: FORT VALLEY STATE/TUSKEGEE ESPNU 7:00 PM 198 0.02 95
140 UNCENSORED TV ONE 10:00 PM 60 0.02 132
141 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 477
142 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: HOU AT SD/SEA AT ARI MLB NETWORK 4:13 PM 180 0.02 180
143 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S2 UNIVERSO 12:00 PM 30 0.02 46
144 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 259
145 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.02 495
146 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.02 116
147 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 126
148 JADE FEVER THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.02 178
149 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION L: KYRONE DAVIS/MARTEZ MCGREGOR FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 120 0.02 158
150 SECRET NAZI RUINS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.02 167
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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.