Articles

October 22, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 10.21.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  STATION 19 gained 0.06 to 0.62, GREY’S ANATOMY was up 0.02 to 0.63, and BIG SKY ticked up to 0.35.

CBS:  YOUNG SHELDON slipped 0.02 to 0.63, UNITED STATES OF AL dropped 0.06 to 0.44, GHOSTS (which just received its back order) fell 0.08 to 0.53, and B POSITIVE was down 0.06 to 0.40.  BULL ticked down to 0.31.

NBC:  The season premiere of THE BLACKLIST was at 0.39, down 0.02 from its January 2021 premiere (on a Friday).  SVU lost 0.08 to 0.64, and LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME was down 0.05 to 0.50.

FOX:  The broadcast portion of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 3.72, down 0.37 from last week’s game.

CW:  The season finale of CORONER was down 0.02 to 0.05, and LEGACIES rose 0.03 to 0.09.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  It was another big sports night on cable.  TBS’s NLCS MLB PLAYOFFS game was at 1.29.  NFL Network’s piece of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 0.74, down 0.28 from last week.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 0.62/0.42.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s THE FIVE at 0.23/0.36/2.9M, with CNN’s PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL at 0.18/0.24/1.3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.11/0.16/1.9M.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.21/0.19.  On HGTV, FLIPPING 101 edged up 0.02 to 0.20, HOUSE HUNTERS gained 0.03 to 0.20, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.13.  On USA, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST lost 0.03 to 0.17.  On MTV, FLORIBAMA SHORE was steady at 0.13, and DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE held at 0.11.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTINGS was at 0.13, and PROJECT RUNWAY was down 0.04 to 0.13.  On ID, A TIME TO KILL ticked up to 0.11, and DEADLY TYPE was down 0.02 to 0.10.  Tru’s TACOMA FD dropped 0.03 to 0.09.  FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS was steady at 0.09.  History’s PAWN STARS fell 0.04 to 0.09.  We’s MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP was up 0.03 to 0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
To search for a show: type Ctrl-F and type your show title in the search box.

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday October 21, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB NLCS: BRAVES/LA DODGERS GM5 TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 230 1.29 5,102
2 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 7 DEN VS. CLE NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 174 0.74 2,603
3 NBA BASKETBALL: CLIPPERS/WARRIORS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:08 PM 157 0.62 1,708
4 INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 11:50 PM 29 0.45 1,484
5 NBA BASKETBALL: MAVERICKS/HAWKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 158 0.42 1,070
6 NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:06 PM 17 0.36 1,411
7 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:45 AM 50 0.33 831
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.23 2,933
9 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 36 0.23 785
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 3,004
11 NFL THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:21 PM 38 0.23 713
12 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.22 703
13 MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.22 985
14 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.21 804
15 FLIPPING 101 W/TAREK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,109
16 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 31 0.20 1,154
17 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.19 758
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,385
19 CNN PRES TOWN HALL CNN 8:00 PM 90 0.18 1,278
20 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,319
21 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.17 752
22 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,635
23 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.17 489
24 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 457
25 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 29 0.16 455
26 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 459
27 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 2,250
28 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,846
29 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,623
30 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 90 0.14 381
31 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,569
32 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 388
33 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,770
34 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 381
35 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 425
36 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:30 PM 30 0.13 1,066
37 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 7:58 PM 32 0.13 532
38 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,605
39 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.13 987
40 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,742
41 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN4B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.13 283
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 322
43 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:00 PM 90 0.13 694
44 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.13 568
45 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,654
46 NFL THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:59 PM 30 0.12 402
47 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 800
48 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,506
49 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE S3 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.11 218
50 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,914
51 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 304
52 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.11 368
53 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 436
54 DEADLY TYPE W/ CANDICE D INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 30 0.10 414
55 NBA TODAY L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 288
56 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,421
57 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.10 352
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,395
59 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,494
60 YOUNG DYLAN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.09 288
61 TACOMA FD TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.09 218
62 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 657
63 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:48 PM 12 0.09 280
64 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 10:00 PM 38 0.09 272
65 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 673
66 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.09 467
67 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.09 271
68 USA SOCCER WOMEN        L: USA/SOUTH KOREA ESPN2 8:00 PM 123 0.09 287
69 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 1,061
70 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.08 257
71 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 813
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 663
73 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.08 239
74 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 676
75 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 714
76 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: TULANE/SMU ESPN 7:29 PM 212 0.08 392
77 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.08 1,058
78 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 240
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 758
80 FF MOVIE: HUNTSMAN: WINTER?S WAR, T FREEFORM 5:30 PM 150 0.07 219
81 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.07 260
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 547
83 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.07 406
84 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 1,309
85 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.07 173
86 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 443
87 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 218
88 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.06 240
89 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 367
90 THAT GIRL LAY LAY NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.06 246
91 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:01 PM 59 0.06 209
92 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,172
93 QUEENS FREEFORM 10:00 PM 60 0.06 163
94 AMERICAS BIG DEAL USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 63 0.06 230
95 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 628
96 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 11:03 PM 31 0.06 278
97 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,209
98 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 662
99 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,135
100 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.06 172
101 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.05 997
102 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.05 411
103 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.05 1,341
104 UNDISPUTED L: 1286 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 159
105 UNEXPLAINED:CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 266
106 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.05 162
107 PAWN STARS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.05 224
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 557
109 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 0.05 240
110 LIVING SINGLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:12 AM 36 0.05 120
111 SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.05 189
112 DARK SIDE OF THE RING VICE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 109
113 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 356
114 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.05 169
115 LIVING SINGLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 36 0.04 114
116 LIVING SINGLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:36 AM 36 0.04 107
117 HOUSE DIVIDED, A WETV 10:00 PM 45 0.04 112
118 WORST WITCH (SERIES) DISNEY CHANNEL 4:34 PM 34 0.04 154
119 LIVING SINGLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:48 AM 36 0.04 105
120 HERD L: 1602 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 147
121 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.04 413
122 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.04 429
123 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 43 0.04 656
124 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.04 332
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 228
126 G. PETITO INVESTIGATION HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 226
127 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 730
128 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.04 105
129 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 12:43 PM 39 0.04 649
130 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 556
131 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1234 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.04 106
132 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 239
133 LIVING SINGLE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:24 PM 36 0.04 79
134 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.03 145
135 DESUS & MERO S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 11:00 PM 27 0.03 51
136 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.03 606
137 WORST WITCH (SERIES) DISNEY CHANNEL 4:00 PM 34 0.03 132
138 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.03 277
139 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 562
140 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 121
141 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 266
142 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.03 94
143 STRANGE EVIDENCE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 229
144 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.03 100
145 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 235
146 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 581
147 TNF FIRST LOOK: N/A NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.03 145
148 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 263
149 CAKE FXX 10:00 PM 37 0.03 73
150 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 217

 

NEXT UP: Come back Monday afternoon for Friday cable and broadcast ratings.

 

Quick Links to Previous Primetime Broadcast & Cable Nationals:

Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   THURSDAY   Friday   Saturday   Sunday

Other Dayparts:     News & Late Night Ratings     Sports Ratings

###



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.