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September 15, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Tuesday 9.14.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE climbed 0.13 to 0.96, and ULTIMATE SURFER was up 0.09 to 0.31.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.25-0.32.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT gained 0.03 to 0.90, and a special FAMILY GAME FIGHT was at 0.47.

FOX:  LEGO MASTERS rose 0.06 to 0.45, and FANTASY ISLAND was up 0.02 to 0.26.

CW:  STARGIRL ticked down to 0.09, and SUPERGIRL was down 0.02 to 0.06.  (Note:  SUPERGIRL was preempted in Los Angeles for election coverage.)

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Cable news led the night with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.28/0.52/3.8M, a CNN election coverage special at 0.16/0.25/1M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.15/0.26/2.6M.  MTV’s TEEN MOM was at 0.25/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.10.  Back-to-back ESPN 30 FOR 30 documentaries were at 0.24/0.24.  FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT was steady at 0.24.  BET’s THE OVAL gained 0.03 to 0.22 (plus 0.03 from BET Her).  USA’s WWE NEXT climbed 0.07 to 0.21.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN ticked up to 0.21.  On Food Network, CHOPPED rose 0.05 to 0.20, and AMERICAN RESTAURANT BATTLE was at 0.14.  On HGTV, GOOD BONES lost 0.03 to 0.19, and HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.15.  Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH was at 0.18/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.20/0.19.  The season finale of TBS’s MIRACLE WORKERS held at 0.16.  On ID, SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH was at 0.15/0.13, and BODY CAM was at 0.13.  On TLC, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE ticked down to 0.15, and WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE was down 0.03 to 0.14.  VH1’s WILD N OUT was up 0.03 to 0.13.  OWN’s QUEEN SUGAR dropped 0.04 to 0.08.  On History, CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD fell 0.03 to 0.08. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday September 14, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 3,776
2 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 3,294
3 TEEN MOM SSN 9B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.25 588
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 3,528
5 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 9:00 PM 60 0.24 643
6 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.24 604
7 ACS: IMPEACHMENT FX 10:00 PM 84 0.24 690
8 OVAL, THE S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 961
9 CALIFORNIA ELECT RECALL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.22 2,050
10 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 127 0.21 770
11 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.21 424
12 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.20 690
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 722
14 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.20 1,013
15 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.19 2,352
16 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,858
17 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,524
18 GOOD BONES HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.19 1,164
19 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 519
20 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 451
21 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.18 947
22 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.18 599
23 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.17 477
24 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,049
25 MIRACLE WORKERS TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.16 585
26 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.16 463
27 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 379
28 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.16 465
29 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 374
30 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 416
31 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.15 846
32 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,611
33 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.15 1,303
34 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:30 PM 30 0.15 734
35 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 0.15 795
36 DEADLIEST CATCH:BLOODLINE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 61 0.15 711
37 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.15 355
38 WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.14 905
39 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 10:00 PM 60 0.14 361
40 AMERICAN RESTAURANT BATTL FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.14 506
41 TEEN MOM:YOUNG & PREG S3 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.13 328
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 408
43 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.13 1,124
44 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,108
45 BODY CAM: ON THE SCENE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.13 608
46 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.13 319
47 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 30 0.13 667
48 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.13 909
49 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT 16 VH1 8:00 PM 30 0.13 249
50 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,564
51 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,000
52 SR/BLINKEN TESTIFYING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:05 AM 55 0.12 1,604
53 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.12 467
54 SR/BLINKEN TESTIFYING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,554
55 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,901
56 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 318
57 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 804
58 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,604
59 SR/BLINKEN TESTIFYING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,646
60 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,576
61 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,653
62 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE TUE 2: BARCELONA VS BAYERN MUNICH TUDN 2:48 PM 132 0.11 260
63 CELEBRITY GAME FACE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.10 284
64 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.10 251
65 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.10 1,126
66 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,805
67 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.10 743
68 HIST GREATEST MYSTERIES: 9 HUNTING HITLERS U-BOATS HISTORY 8:00 PM 123 0.10 916
69 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 706
70 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,527
71 SR/BLINKEN TESTIFYING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 35 0.09 1,449
72 LIFE BELOW ZERO NEXT GEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 736
73 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,455
74 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 575
75 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 658
76 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 651
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 596
78 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 655
79 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:35 PM 25 0.09 1,306
80 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.09 600
81 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 522
82 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 821
83 QUEEN SUGAR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 563
84 UNDISPUTED L: 1259 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 182
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 722
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 617
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 814
88 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 602
89 LEAGUES CUP L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS VS. SANTOS LAGUNA TUDN 9:55 PM 130 0.08 177
90 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.08 525
91 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,295
92 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 686
93 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 188
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 685
95 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.07 635
96 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: CLEVELAND INDIANS/MINNESOTA TWINS FOX SPORTS 1 7:35 PM 145 0.07 325
97 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 15 0.07 268
98 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 322
99 JASON BIGGS CASH AT DOOR E! 11:00 PM 30 0.07 170
100 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 401
101 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 525
102 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 224
103 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,243
104 CALIFORNIA ELECT RECALL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.06 472
105 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,429
106 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-2R3R12H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.06 337
107 HERD L: 1574 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 157
108 PROFIT, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 279
109 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 374
110 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.05 130
111 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE TUE 1: YOUNG BOYS VS MANCHESTER UNITED TUDN 12:30 PM 138 0.05 144
112 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 1,424
113 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.05 153
114 LEAGUES CUP  L: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC/SANTOS LAGUNA ESPN2 10:00 PM 126 0.05 109
115 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:05 AM 30 0.05 122
116 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 25 0.05 126
117 BOISE BOYS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 AM 60 0.05 478
118 QUIEN DA MAS S8 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.05 115
119 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:25 AM 20 0.05 112
120 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 1:00 AM 26 0.05 659
121 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.05 385
122 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 875
123 THOMAS & FRIENDS: ALL ENG THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.05 104
124 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 8:00 PM 60 0.05 116
125 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 AM 20 0.05 103
126 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.04 343
127 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.04 227
128 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:35 AM 25 0.04 107
129 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 7:00 PM 60 0.04 318
130 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 753
131 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 822
132 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:16 PM 44 0.04 736
133 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 12:00 AM 60 0.04 276
134 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.04 79
135 MISION EUROPA TUE TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.04 100
136 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 776
137 BING THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:55 AM 30 0.04 88
138 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.04 294
139 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 11:00 PM 60 0.04 339
140 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 9:00 PM 60 0.04 119
141 AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 742
142 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 374
143 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: BOS AT SEA/SD AT SF MLB NETWORK 10:11 PM 240 0.04 162
144 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 763
145 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.04 114
146 BOISE BOYS REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 AM 60 0.04 286
147 TIME MACHINE: RETURN TO ROANOKE: SRCH SEVN HISTORY 1:00 PM 120 0.04 251
148 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.04 126
149 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: BLINKEN TESTIFIES ON AFGHANISTAN WTDL MSNBC 10:00 AM 136 0.03 648
150 OVAL, THE S2 BET HER 9:00 PM 60 0.03 155
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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.