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May 20, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 5.19.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  The season finale of STATION 19 was at 0.58, up a tenth from last week but down 0.11 from last season’s finale.  GREY’S ANATOMY rose 0.11 to 0.60.  The season finale of BIG SKY was at 0.25, up 0.03 from last week but down 0.15 from the 2021 finale (on a Tuesday).

CBS:  The season finale of YOUNG SHELDON was at 0.66, up 0.02 from last week and down 0.06 from last season’s finale.  The series finale of UNITED STATES OF AL lost 0.04 to 0.46.  The series finale episodes of HOW WE ROLL were at 0.33/0.30, compared to last week’s 0.40/0.32.  BULL dropped 0.04 to 0.30.

NBC:  The season finale of LAW & ORDER fell 0.04 to 0.39.  The season finale of SVU was at 0.59, down 0.02 from last week and down 0.12 from the 2021 finale.  The season finale of LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME was at 0.51, up 0.03 from last week but down 0.12 from last season’s finale.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR gained 0.03 to 0.38.  WELCOME TO FLATCH was at 0.15/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.13.

CW:  Reruns at 0.05/0.03.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of FX’s ATLANTA was at 0.06, down 0.04 from last week and down 0.24 from its last finale in 2018. 

ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game was at 2.15.  TNT’s NHL PLAYOFFS games were at 0.56/0.44.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.32.  ESPN’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP coverage was at 0.27.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 was at 0.24, and INTERROGATION RAW was at 0.17.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.23/0.37/3.1M, with CNN’s INSIDE POLITICS at 0.09/0.13/600K, and MSNBC’s BEAT WITH ARI MELBER at 0.05/1.1M.  On Bravo, TOP CHEF was at 0.20/0.03 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.04.  On HGTV, WINDY CITY REHAB edged up 0.02 to 0.16, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked up to 0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.04 to 0.12.  On Food Network, RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE was steady at 0.13.  On MTV, SIESTA KEY ticked down to 0.13, and EX ON THE BEACH ticked up to 0.08.  On TBS, RAT IN THE KITCHEN was at 0.10, and FULL FRONTAL was at 0.06.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE fell 0.04 to 0.09.  We’s MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP lost 0.02 to 0.08, and COMMIT OR QUIT was at 0.03.  Discovery’s MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED held at 0.05.  AXS’s IMPACT WRESTLING ticked up to 0.04. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday May 19, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS  L: BOSTON/MIAMI ESPN 8:39 PM 151 2.15 6,049
2 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:10 PM 50 0.65 1,817
3 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.58 1,837
4 NHL PLAYOFFS – SEMIFNLS L: ST LOUIS/COLORADO TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:50 PM 156 0.56 1,480
5 NHL PLAYOFFS – SEMIFNLS L: TAMPA BAY/FLORIDA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:04 PM 166 0.44 1,381
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.33 920
7 LIGA MX L: SF: AMERICA / PACHUCA TUDN 8:30 PM 156 0.32 747
8 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L: FOURTH ROUND ESPN 2:00 PM 360 0.27 1,467
9 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 62 0.24 844
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.24 663
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 3,118
12 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,909
13 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,229
14 NHL PLAYOFFS POSTGAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:26 AM 40 0.20 489
15 TOP CHEF BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.20 717
16 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 3,172
17 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 2,081
18 INTERROGATION RAW A&E NETWORK 10:02 PM 63 0.17 677
19 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 458
20 WINDY CITY REHAB HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.16 889
21 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,439
22 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.15 1,008
23 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,589
24 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,887
25 JESSE WATTERS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 2,563
26 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 90 0.13 840
27 SIESTA KEY SSN 4B MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.13 269
28 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,801
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.12 985
30 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 684
31 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,534
32 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 1,075
33 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,798
34 RAT IN THE KITCHEN TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.10 378
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,178
36 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,783
37 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 366
38 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 294
39 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 603
40 SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 95 0.09 981
41 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,390
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 290
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,687
44 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 271
45 NHL PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 34 0.09 296
46 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.08 273
47 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,484
48 CHEF BOOT CAMP FOOD NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.08 288
49 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 11:06 PM 60 0.08 186
50 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,382
51 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 5 MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.08 203
52 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 603
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 529
54 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 561
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 553
56 UNDISPUTED L: 1436 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 193
57 DANGER FORCE NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.07 241
58 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 535
59 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 248
60 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CRYSTAL PALACE/EVERTON USA NETWORK 2:40 PM 140 0.07 258
61 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 692
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 503
63 MFAKM: SUPERSIZED TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 535
64 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 181
65 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.06 266
66 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 621
67 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 498
68 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 586
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 511
70 ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 50 0.06 152
71 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.06 166
72 SIDE HUSTLE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.06 214
73 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 556
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 442
75 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 1,080
76 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 8:00 PM 60 0.05 560
77 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.05 209
78 11TH HOUR W/ S. RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.05 807
79 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.05 515
80 PRIMAL SURVIVOR AMZN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 267
81 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.05 239
82 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 399
83 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 992
84 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L ESPN2 8:00 PM 68 0.05 249
85 HERD L: 1755 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 109
86 MSNBC PRIME MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 1,123
87 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.04 404
88 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 997
89 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.04 1,139
90 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.04 414
91 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.04 347
92 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 670
93 IMPACT WRESTLING: 2220 AXS TV 8:00 PM 120 0.04 119
94 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1379 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.04 106
95 JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 46 0.04 565
96 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 653
97 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 373
98 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 699
99 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 613
100 FUTBOL CENTRAL L TUDN 8:00 PM 30 0.04 88
101 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 232
102 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.03 259
103 COLLEGE BASEBALL        L: LSU/VANDERBILT ESPN2 9:08 PM 134 0.03 178
104 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.03 167
105 RUNNING WILD: OFF THE MAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 164
106 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 11:09 AM 51 0.03 536
107 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 300
108 SECRETS ZOO: TAMPA SNAP NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.03 174
109 TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE BRAVO 9:30 PM 60 0.03 138
110 ULTIMATE COWBOY SHOWDOWN INSP 1:00 AM 60 0.03 303
111 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 616
112 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 181
113 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:30 PM 30 0.03 287
114 KEYSHAWN JWILL MAX L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.03 79
115 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:46 AM 23 0.03 554
116 BARNWOOD BUILDERS MAGNOLIA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.03 255
117 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 1,006
118 COMMIT OR QUIT WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 153
119 NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP L NBA-TV 11:06 PM 85 0.03 67
120 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:06 AM 54 0.03 50
121 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 78
122 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 146
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.02 130
124 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.02 103
125 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 265
126 LIVE FROM: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 9:08 PM 130 0.02 140
127 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.02 274
128 HLN SPECIAL REPORT HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.02 130
129 PRE-DRAFT CAMPS    L: NBA DRAFT COMBINE ESPN2 5:00 PM 120 0.02 80
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 153
131 PRIME NEWS NEWSMAX TV 9:00 PM 60 0.02 131
132 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.02 201
133 MORNING JOE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.02 777
134 ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE NEWSMAX TV 4:00 PM 60 0.02 272
135 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.02 199
136 13 MINUTES SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 108 0.02 101
137 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.02 205
138 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1197 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.02 74
139 SHOWCASE GAME: SEA AT BOS/ARI AT CHC MLB NETWORK 7:11 PM 220 0.02 167
140 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 144
141 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.02 130
142 STORM CENTER THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.02 115
143 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 2:30 PM 10 0.02 115
144 FORBIDDEN HISTORY SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.02 244
145 STORM CENTER THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.02 92
146 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 106
147 JAIL REELZCHANNEL 4:30 PM 30 0.02 103
148 NHL THE POINT L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.02 86
149 VICE NEWS TONIGHT VICE 11:00 PM 60 0.02 65
150 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP  L: FIRST ROUND ESPN2 2:00 PM 180 0.02 96

 

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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on screened.com and the-burg.com. In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."