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August 31, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 8.28.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals (UPDATED)

 

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:  NBC’s NASCAR race dominated the night.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s PRESEASON NFL games were at 0.39/0.29/0.25.  ESPN’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL games were at 0.30/0.28, and the network’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT was at 0.23.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows :  FENA: PIRATE PRINCESS up 0.06 to 0.22, MY HERO ACADEMIA up 0.07 to 0.19, YASHAHIME up 0.05 to 0.15, FOOD WARS up 0.03 to 0.13, BLACK CLOVER up 0.02 to 0.12, NARUTO at 0.10, ATTACK ON TITAN up 0.01 to 0.08/137K, and DRAGON BALL up 0.01 to 0.09/182K.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.17.  Hallmark’s original movie was at 0.16.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.03 to 0.16, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN was at 0.15, and PIONEER WOMAN was down 0.02 to 0.11.  History’s PAWN STARS dipped 0.02 to 0.12.  HGTV’s VACATION HOUSE RULES was down 0.02 to 0.12.  TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS lost 0.02 to 0.07.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday August 28, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2021 – CHI VS. TEN NFL NETWORK 7:06 PM 179 0.39 1,409
2 NCAA FOOTBALL   L: ALCORN STATE/NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL ESPN 7:00 PM 214 0.30 1,002
3 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: ATLANTA, GA ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.30 888
4 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2021 – GB VS. BUF NFL NETWORK 1:07 PM 166 0.29 983
5 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: HAWAII/UCLA ESPN 3:30 PM 210 0.28 976
6 NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2021 – LAC VS. SEA NFL NETWORK 10:05 PM 169 0.25 917
7 UFC FIGHT NIGHT  L: EDSON BARBOZA/GIGA CHIKADZE ESPN 10:34 PM 164 0.23 657
8 FENA: PIRATE PRINCESS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.22 416
9 TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2021 NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.21 613
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.19 377
11 SATURDAY MOVIE: PITCH PERFECT 3 FREEFORM 6:05 PM 125 0.18 430
12 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.18 1,775
13 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 2,062
14 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:17 PM 13 0.17 476
15 TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2021 NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.17 499
16 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,653
17 LIGA MX SAT 2: LEON / AMERICA TUDN 10:09 PM 128 0.17 382
18 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.16 2,518
19 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: SWEET PECAN SUMMER HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.16 1,908
20 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,690
21 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,044
22 YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF- ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.15 277
23 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L: BELGIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING ESPN2 8:54 AM 132 0.15 438
24 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:18 AM 60 0.15 368
25 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,870
26 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.15 840
27 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,380
28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: ST FRANCES(MD)/ST THOMAS AQUINAS (FL) ESPN 12:01 PM 209 0.14 448
29 GODZILLA KING OF MONSTERS: GODZILLA KING OF MONSTERS TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.14 615
30 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:30 PM 37 0.14 399
31 TOP 100 REACTIONS NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.13 419
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 361
33 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,428
34 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,468
35 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/BRIGHTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 140 0.13 353
36 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,575
37 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 2,119
38 FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.13 236
39 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.12 916
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.12 869
41 DESIGN STAR: NEXT GEN HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 61 0.12 855
42 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.12 718
43 VACATION HOUSE RULES HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.12 1,265
44 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,371
45 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,692
46 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,700
47 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.12 639
48 DESIGN STAR: NEXT GEN HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:02 PM 60 0.12 793
49 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,850
50 BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.12 213
51 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.11 836
52 SITUATION ROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,040
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 955
54 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:18 AM 60 0.11 244
55 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.11 846
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.10 813
57 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:30 AM 27 0.10 264
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 857
59 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 677
60 NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 30 0.10 178
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 853
62 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / ATLAS TUDN 7:55 PM 134 0.10 223
63 NASCAR XFINITY RACE L: DAYTONA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:30 PM 120 0.10 670
64 SATURDAY MOVIE: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY FREEFORM 8:10 PM 195 0.10 387
65 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 769
66 NFL PRESEASON: 2021 – LAR VS. DEN NFL NETWORK 1:00 AM 180 0.10 284
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.10 803
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 842
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 882
70 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 646
71 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 246
72 SITUATION ROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,052
73 FUNGIES!, THE THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 15 0.09 189
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 867
75 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.09 644
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 652
77 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 650
78 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 660
79 DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 461
80 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 687
81 FUNGIES!, THE THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 15 0.09 195
82 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 595
83 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,310
84 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 664
85 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 670
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 823
87 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 555
88 UFC FIGHT NIGHT  L ESPN2 10:00 PM 35 0.08 249
89 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.08 533
90 PAWN STARS HISTORY 2:06 AM 58 0.08 306
91 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 758
92 EDEN: UNTAMED PLANET AMC 12:00 AM 76 0.07 261
93 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: SAN DIEGO PADRES/LOS ANGELES ANGELS FOX SPORTS 1 8:58 PM 226 0.07 243
94 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.07 589
95 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 118 0.07 323
96 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 699
97 PGA TOUR: BMW CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 175 0.07 713
98 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.07 643
99 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.07 504
100 SITUATION ROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 764
101 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 941
102 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.07 186
103 NASCAR CUP SERIES POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:58 PM 42 0.07 361
104 DISNEY PRINCESS REMIXED U DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.07 238
105 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 512
106 ZOO, THE: SAN DIEGO ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.06 496
107 THE A&E MOVIE: BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.06 338
108 NFL PRESEASON: 2021 – BAL VS. WAS NFL NETWORK 4:00 AM 120 0.06 171
109 ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 389
110 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE L ESPN2 6:00 AM 65 0.06 200
111 AMA MOTOCROSS: N/A NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.06 259
112 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: KILLER CHEER MOM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.06 463
113 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 737
114 DESCENDANTS: ROYAL WEDDIN DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.06 179
115 NICK UNFILTERED NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.05 207
116 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:17 AM 43 0.05 113
117 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.05 517
118 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:06 AM 54 0.05 146
119 DEAD FILES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 363
120 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.05 140
121 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: BOSTON RED SOX/CLEVELAND INDIANS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 247 0.05 268
122 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 569
123 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 370
124 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 330
125 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 566
126 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 324
127 THE A&E MOVIE: BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE A&E NETWORK 1:33 AM 145 0.04 150
128 BEAST BUDDIES ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 30 0.04 280
129 DANA WHITE CONTENDER ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.04 100
130 DISNEY PRINCESS REMIXED U DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.04 153
131 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 123
132 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: PACE ACADEMY (GA)/RABUN COUNTY (GA) ESPN2 6:00 PM 176 0.04 148
133 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.04 185
134 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 454
135 FUT-EST-CHIVAS-TEL-UNVSO: GUADALAJARA VS NECAXA UNIVERSO 5:55 PM 141 0.04 102
136 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRENTFORD/ASTON VILLA CNBC 10:00 AM 124 0.04 92
137 THIS OLD HOUSE DIY NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 148
138 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: OAKLAND (TN)/MADISON-RIDGELAND (MS) ESPN2 3:00 PM 166 0.04 106
139 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 386
140 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN2 1:30 PM 30 0.04 98
141 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.04 369
142 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.04 410
143 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.04 410
144 AMERICA RIGHT NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 11:00 AM 120 0.03 237
145 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.03 70
146 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 205
147 COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT: HAWAII/UCLA ESPN2 4:00 AM 120 0.03 69
148 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.03 383
149 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 4:00 PM 60 0.03 272
150 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 79
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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.