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September 22, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Tuesday 9.21.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE dropped 0.09 to 0.87, and the finale of ULTIMATE SURFER was down 0.06 to 0.25.

CBS:  A solid night for the FBI franchise, with the season premiere of FBI at 0.72, compared to last fall’s 0.9 premiere, and the season premiere of FBI: MOST WANTED at 0.66 compared to last season’s 0.6.  The series premiere of FBI: INTERNATIONAL was at 0.59.

NBC:  The Tuesday season premiere of THE VOICE was at 1.09, steady with last fall’s 1.1.  The season premiere of NEW AMSTERDAM was at 0.54, down 0.06 from last March’s season premiere.

FOX:  The season premiere of THE RESIDENT was at 0.50, down 0.15 from last January’s season premiere.  OUR KIND OF PEOPLE premiered at 0.35.

CW:  STARGIRL gained 0.03 to 0.12, and SUPERGIRL was up 0.02 to 0.08.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Cable news topped Tuesday cable, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.32/0.52/3.5M, MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.24/2.2M, and CNN’s LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER at 0.14/0.19/800K.  Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH was at 0.30/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.18/0.15.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN ticked up to 0.22.  On TLC, MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE gained 0.05 to 0.20, and WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE was up 0.04 to 0,18.  FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT dropped 0.04 to 0.20.  MTV’s TEEN MOM was at 0.20/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.25/0.13.  USA’s WWE NXT ticked down to 0.20.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY was at 0.19/0.17.  On HGTV, GOOD BONES slipped 0.02 to 0.17, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS was steady at 0.15.  On History, HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES was at 0.13, and CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD was steady at 0.08.  On ID, SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH was at 0.13 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.13, and BODY CAM was down 0.04 to 0.09.  OWN’s QUEEN SUGAR rose 0.03 to 0.11.  VH1’s WILD N OUT fell 0.04 to 0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Tuesday September 21, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.32 3,465
2 DEADLIEST CATCH: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 123 0.30 1,362
3 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.25 3,644
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,016
5 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.23 2,580
6 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.22 361
7 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,716
8 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 0.20 924
9 ACS: IMPEACHMENT FX 10:00 PM 83 0.20 657
10 TEEN MOM SSN 9B MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.20 455
11 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 123 0.20 746
12 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 653
13 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.19 700
14 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,298
15 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.18 466
16 WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE TLC 10:01 PM 63 0.18 933
17 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,998
18 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,806
19 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,896
20 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.17 754
21 GOOD BONES HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.17 1,249
22 MLB POST SEASON IMPACT  L: TORONTO/TAMPA BAY ESPN 7:00 PM 213 0.16 542
23 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 1,890
24 DEADLIEST CATCH:BLOODLINE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 61 0.16 713
25 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,220
26 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,934
27 GOOD BONES REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.15 987
28 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.15 1,110
29 TEEN MOM:YOUNG & PREG S3 MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.15 333
30 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.15 1,140
31 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 791
32 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 351
33 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.14 400
34 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 418
35 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 322
36 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 971
37 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 385
38 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.13 998
39 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,707
40 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.13 1,189
41 HIST GREATEST MYSTERIES: 10 DEATH OF BRUCE LEE, THE HISTORY 8:00 PM 123 0.13 712
42 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.13 795
43 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 30 0.13 542
44 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 329
45 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 10:33 PM 27 0.13 381
46 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 459
47 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.13 304
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,670
49 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 278
50 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,731
51 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,771
52 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,773
53 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.11 278
54 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 393
55 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 278
56 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 781
57 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 706
58 QUEEN SUGAR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.11 582
59 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 840
60 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,285
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 680
62 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 536
63 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT 16 VH1 8:00 PM 30 0.09 162
64 BODY CAM: ON THE SCENE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.09 526
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 692
66 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,471
67 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 209
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 668
69 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 1,451
70 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.08 132
71 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.08 239
72 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 247
73 LIFE BELOW ZERO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 679
74 LIFE BELOW ZERO NEXT GEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.08 704
75 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 719
76 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,287
77 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 1,044
78 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.08 437
79 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,302
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 656
81 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: CARL WEBER?S INFLUENCE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 150 0.08 302
82 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 211
83 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 539
84 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.07 209
85 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 665
86 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 1,069
87 WOMENS INTL FRIENDLY L: USA/PARAGUAY FOX SPORTS 1 7:28 PM 152 0.06 211
88 FIRST LOOK SYFY 12:00 AM 11 0.06 131
89 HERD L: 1579 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 164
90 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 116
91 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 472
92 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,323
93 UNDISPUTED L: 1264 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 140
94 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:30 PM 30 0.06 191
95 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.06 106
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 580
97 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.05 450
98 DEAD FILES REPACK: TDFL-1R3R03H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 373
99 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/SAN DIEGO PADRES FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 237 0.05 234
100 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2021 WK 2 KC VS. BAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.05 188
101 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 172
102 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 10:36 AM 24 0.04 744
103 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 292
104 NFL POWER RANKINGS NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.04 148
105 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 632
106 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 274
107 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 855
108 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 118
109 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 125
110 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.04 352
111 PROFIT, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 195
112 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 58 0.04 378
113 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 61 0.04 309
114 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 300
115 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 717
116 HAUNTED HOSPITALS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 273
117 TIME MACHINE: PRESIDENTS BOOK OF SECRETS 402 HISTORY 2:00 PM 120 0.04 308
118 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 895
119 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 410
120 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:00 AM 36 0.04 799
121 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 660
122 JASON BIGGS CASH AT DOOR E! 11:00 PM 30 0.04 132
123 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 707
124 GOBLIN WORKS MOD SHOP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.04 129
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 226
126 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1217 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 83
127 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 9:00 PM 60 0.03 329
128 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 258
129 LIGA MX L: FC JUAREZ / CLUB ATLETICO DE SAN LUIS TUDN 9:50 PM 134 0.03 80
130 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.03 95
131 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 656
132 USWNT L: USA / PARAGUAY TUDN 7:35 PM 135 0.03 108
133 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 248
134 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 100
135 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 121
136 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 306
137 THIS JUST IN ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.03 91
138 SQUAWK BOX: N/A CNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 162
139 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 228
140 TIME MACHINE: THE LOST PYRAMID HISTORY 10:00 AM 120 0.03 228
141 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.03 206
142 NCIS SUNDANCE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.03 311
143 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.03 76
144 RIZZOLI & ISLES LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 58 0.03 237
145 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1025 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.03 67
146 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 257
147 TIME MACHINE: AMERICAS BOOK OF SEC: MONUMENTS HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.03 270
148 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.03 126
149 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 142
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 240
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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.