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September 24, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 9.23.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

BROADCAST FINALS;

ABC:  HOLEY MOLEY gained 0.02 to 0.38, followed by episodes of THE HUSTLER at 0.30/0.28, up from last week’s 0.22.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.13 to 0.81, followed by the special KENNY ROGERS: THE GAMBLER at 0.30.  A BULL rerun was at 0.16.

NBC:  The 2-hour season premiere of SVU was at 0.79, up from last year’s 0.6 premiere.  It’s unfair to compare the 0.60 season premiere of LAW & ORDER; ORGANIZED CRIME to April’s massive 1.56 series premiere, which was part of an event night, but the Season 2 premiere was in line with the show’s 0.63 Season 1 finale ratings.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER lost 0.14 from Wednesday’s premiere to 0.97, while ALTER EGO fell 0.21 to 0.44.

CW:  CORONER ticked down to 0.08, and THE OUTPOST was steady at 0.05.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 2.33, down 0.05 from last week’s game.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.26/0.44/3.2M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.25/2.4M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.13/0.20/1.1M.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 0.24.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN gained 0.03 to 0.18.  On MTV, FLORIBAMA SHORE ticked up to 0.18, and DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE was down 0.02 to 0.16.  On USA CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST slipped 0.02 to 0.17, and GROWING UP CHRISLEY ticked up to 0.14.  On HGTV, FLIPPING 101 was at 0.15 compared to last week’s 0.24/0.20, HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.13, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.11 compared to last week’s 0.17/0.15.  FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS ticked up to 0.14.  On ID, DEADLY TYPE was at 0.14/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.09, and A TIME TO KILL was at 0.11.  On A&E, KIDS BEHIND BARS was at 0.13/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.08.  Tru’s TACOMA FD was down 0.02 to 0.11.  Bravo’s MILLION DOLLAR LISTING fell 0.05 to 0.11.  On We, BRAT LOVES JUDY lost 0.02 to 0.09, and NOTORIOUS QUEENS was at 0.03. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday September 23, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 3 CAR VS. HOU NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 164 2.33 7,393
2 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 23 0.85 2,995
3 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:17 PM 30 0.84 2,433
4 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:47 PM 30 0.38 1,121
5 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.31 1,023
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.26 3,244
7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: MARSHALL/APPALACHIAN STATE ESPN 7:28 PM 220 0.24 1,014
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 3,052
9 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,434
10 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.19 1,883
11 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.19 3,283
12 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.18 324
13 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN4B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 365
14 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:08 PM 60 0.17 498
15 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.17 749
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,422
17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,409
18 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,784
19 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 28 0.16 493
20 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE S3 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.16 270
21 FLIPPING 101 W/TAREK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,025
22 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.15 2,139
23 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,796
24 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.15 536
25 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,754
26 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 10:00 PM 33 0.14 399
27 GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA NETWORK 9:31 PM 31 0.14 600
28 DEADLY TYPE W/ CANDICE D INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.14 544
29 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.13 1,148
30 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.13 1,058
31 DEADLY TYPE W/ CANDICE D INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 30 0.13 567
32 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,055
33 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 396
34 KIDS BEHIND BARS: LIFE OR A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.13 482
35 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,960
36 KIDS BEHIND BARS: LIFE OR A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.12 396
37 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 926
38 FLIPPING 101 TAREK REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.11 804
39 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,635
40 TACOMA FD TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.11 256
41 MY FEET KILLING ME:FNOTES TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 733
42 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 8:00 PM 75 0.11 563
43 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.11 1,114
44 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,659
45 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 586
46 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:08 AM 60 0.11 320
47 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,585
48 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.10 317
49 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,635
50 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,747
51 YOUNG DYLAN NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.10 350
52 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 300
53 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 773
54 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 573
55 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,359
56 GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA NETWORK 10:02 PM 32 0.09 394
57 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,370
58 BRAT LOVES JUDY WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.09 263
59 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 575
60 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 255
61 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.09 333
62 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:08 AM 60 0.09 256
63 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.09 317
64 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.09 296
65 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.09 381
66 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 265
67 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 829
68 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:47 PM 13 0.08 268
69 THAT GIRL LAY LAY NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.08 269
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 536
71 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: NEW YORK/PHOENIX ESPN2 10:05 PM 126 0.08 243
72 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 791
73 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,524
74 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 244
75 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 972
76 UNDISPUTED L: 1266 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 181
77 LITTLE WOMEN ATL REUNION: REUNION SPECIAL, THE 617 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 339
78 UNEXPLAINED:CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 329
79 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.08 1,030
80 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.07 587
81 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: DALLAS/CHICAGO ESPN2 8:00 PM 125 0.07 239
82 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 709
83 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 191
84 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.07 294
85 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 754
86 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 190
87 DARK SIDE OF THE RING VICE 9:00 PM 60 0.07 214
88 GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA NETWORK 1:04 AM 31 0.07 265
89 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.07 405
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 740
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 503
92 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 458
93 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,132
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 782
95 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.06 270
96 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: INTERN, THE PARAMOUNT 7:00 PM 180 0.06 298
97 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,135
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 677
99 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 9:30 PM 30 0.06 140
100 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.05 429
101 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 673
102 HERD L: 1581 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 124
103 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 455
104 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 24 0.05 164
105 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 197
106 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 397
107 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 135
108 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 369
109 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 207
110 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.05 1,197
111 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 644
112 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.04 83
113 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 129
114 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.04 182
115 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.04 134
116 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 167
117 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 563
118 BILLBOARD-21-TEL-UNVSO: N/A UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 191 0.04 93
119 LIGA MX L: PACHUCA / NECAXA TUDN 9:30 PM 150 0.04 113
120 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 318
121 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 125
122 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 779
123 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:15 PM 30 0.04 225
124 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 598
125 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 329
126 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.04 116
127 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 97
128 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 1:11 AM 19 0.03 94
129 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.03 86
130 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 121
131 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:19 AM 41 0.03 544
132 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 180
133 LBZ NEXT GENERATION FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 AM 15 0.03 178
134 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.03 759
135 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.03 92
136 NOTORIOUS QUEENS WETV 10:00 PM 60 0.03 132
137 PRIME BASEBALL GAME/JIP: HOU AT LAA MLB NETWORK 10:39 PM 139 0.03 119
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 189
139 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 568
140 IMPACT WRESTLING: 2138 AXS TV 8:00 PM 120 0.03 117
141 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 1:30 AM 30 0.03 90
142 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:15 AM 15 0.03 133
143 THIS JUST IN ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.03 105
144 LIVE FROM: RYDER CUP OPEN CEREM GOLF CHANNEL 5:00 PM 180 0.03 209
145 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 305
146 CENTRAL FOX US FOX DEPORTES 1:00 AM 60 0.03 46
147 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: SF AT SD/ATL AT ARI MLB NETWORK 4:11 PM 256 0.03 202
148 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 239
149 HOME REDISCOVERED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 135
150 LBZ NEXT GEN SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 167
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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.