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January 5, 2023

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 1.4.2023 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE was at 0.55.  The rest of the line-up aired for the first time since December 7, with ABBOTT ELEMENTARY up a tenth to 0.58, HOME ECONOMICS up 0.05 to 0.38, and BIG SKY down a tick to 0.23.

CBS:  THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT was at 0.51, and the season premiere of TOUGH AS NAILS was at 0.31, down 0.19 from the October 2021 premiere.

NBC:  The CHICAGO franchise aired for the first time since December 7, with MED up a tick to 0.63, FIRE also up a tick to 0.65, and PD down 0.03 to 0.56.

FOX:  The premiere of SPECIAL FORCES was at 0.42.

CW:  Reruns at 0.06/0.04.

TELEMUNDO:  EXATLON gained 0.04 to 0.26, REINA DEL SUR dropped 0.02 to 0.25, and AMOR Y TRAICION was up 0.03 to 0.21.

UNIVISION:  VENCER LA AUSCENCIA jumped a tenth to 0.49, EL CAMINO ES AMARTE zoomed 0.19 to 0.53, and MADRASTA was up 0.12 to 0.47.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was t 0.42/0.36.  TBS’s AEW: DYNAMITE slipped 0.02 to 0.26.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE gained 0.02 to 0.25.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.23/0.38/3M, with CNN’s THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER at 0.22/0.29/1.5M, and MSNBC’s ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES at 0.20/0.30/2.3M.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was at 0.22.  On BET, SISTAS was at 0.22 (BET Her simulcast at 0.04).  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was at 0.18.  On HGTV, UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA was at 0.14, and PROPERTY BROTHERS was up 0.02 to 0.11.  On Discovery, MOONSHINERS was at 0.14/0.09 compared to last week’s 0.08/0.08.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT was at 0.14.  On ID, SEE NO EVIL ticked up to 0.12, and MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS was steady at 0.10.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE was at 0.11, and 1000-LB BEST FRIENDS was at 0.10.  On History, AMERICAN PICKERS was at 0.11, and SECRET RESTORATION was up 0.02 to 0.06.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday January 4, 2023 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MIAMI/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:33 PM 127 0.42 1,109
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MILWAUKEE/TORONTO ESPN 7:43 PM 170 0.36 1,029
3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:40 AM 56 0.33 756
4 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0170 SEATTLE WA TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.26 864
5 CHALLENGE: RIDE OR DIES MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.25 521
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:36 AM 58 0.24 490
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.23 2,990
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.22 610
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,498
10 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.22 1,549
11 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 7:30 PM 13 0.22 640
12 AC360 SPECIAL CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,626
13 SISTAS SERIES S5 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,014
14 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 1,608
15 JESSE WATTERS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,787
16 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.21 1,586
17 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,571
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,542
19 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,309
20 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,293
21 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.18 718
22 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.18 1,272
23 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.18 2,003
24 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 692
25 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 30 0.17 510
26 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: HOUSE SPEAKER VOTE MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.17 2,148
27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,048
28 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.16 2,006
29 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,051
30 ALEX WAGNER TONIGHT MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,784
31 CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,295
32 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,577
33 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:01 PM 59 0.15 411
34 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 1,845
35 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.15 443
36 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 540
37 UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 31 0.14 862
38 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 61 0.14 416
39 MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.14 773
40 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): MARRY ME IN TENNESSEE 1601 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.14 811
41 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,800
42 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.14 463
43 11TH HOUR W/ S. RUHLE MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,260
44 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,874
45 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 485
46 NFL TAILGATE TAKEDOWN FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.13 536
47 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 414
48 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,679
49 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,869
50 CHRIS JANSING REPORTS MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,629
51 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.12 758
52 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,989
53 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,536
54 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,622
55 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 664
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,559
57 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.11 927
58 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,460
59 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 412
60 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.11 713
61 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.11 907
62 UNDISPUTED L: 1596 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.11 227
63 NHL REGULAR SEASON L: NEW JERSEY/DETROIT TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:06 PM 164 0.11 399
64 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.11 548
65 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.11 943
66 MURDER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.10 588
67 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 746
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,617
69 NBA TODAY L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 321
70 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,627
71 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TCU/BAYLOR ESPN2 9:12 PM 141 0.10 316
72 1000-LB BEST FRIENDS TLC 10:00 PM 62 0.10 563
73 NHL REGULAR SEASON L: TAMPA BAY/MINNESOTA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:50 PM 160 0.10 302
74 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,708
75 NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.09 394
76 MOONSHINERS: MASTER TOURN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 553
77 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,705
78 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/CRYSTAL PALACE USA NETWORK 2:53 PM 128 0.09 319
79 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,411
80 NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.08 324
81 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: UCONN/PROVIDENCE FOX SPORTS 1 8:44 PM 141 0.08 290
82 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,133
83 CUSTOMER WARS A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.08 443
84 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 552
85 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 967
86 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 815
87 HERD L: 1924 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 177
88 CUSTOMER WARS A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 28 0.07 277
89 FULL CUSTOM GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.07 409
90 MAFS: AFTERPARTY LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.06 490
91 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.06 162
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 658
93 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.06 1,000
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 738
95 NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:30 PM 30 0.06 230
96 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: IOWA ST/OKLAHOMA ESPN2 7:00 PM 132 0.06 266
97 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 2:00 PM 53 0.06 195
98 FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 8:32 PM 12 0.06 168
99 JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 940
100 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 970
101 SECRET RESTORATION HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.06 508
102 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:33 PM 57 0.06 177
103 FULL CUSTOM GARAGE MOTOR TREND 8:00 PM 60 0.06 322
104 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.05 384
105 LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 194
106 CNN THIS MORNING CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 404
107 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 177
108 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 1,029
109 FUNERAL OF POPE BENEDICT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:26 AM 34 0.05 475
110 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: PENN STATE / MICHIGAN BIG TEN NETWORK 7:00 PM 124 0.05 226
111 CNN THIS MORNING CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 513
112 SHORTYS DREAM SHOP MOTOR TREND 10:00 PM 60 0.05 372
113 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.05 358
114 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.05 147
115 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 5:01 PM 59 0.05 147
116 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.05 197
117 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 209
118 MORNING JOE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 1,104
119 NHL RS POSTGAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.04 109
120 SISTAS SERIES S5 BET HER 9:00 PM 60 0.04 164
121 FIRST THINGS FIRST L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 129
122 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.04 102
123 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: VILLANOVA/GEORGETOWN FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 122 0.04 126
124 NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 PM 30 0.04 183
125 THIS JUST IN ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.04 123
126 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 111
127 SPEAK L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 90 0.03 88
128 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 118
129 KIRI AND LOU NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.03 103
130 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.03 95
131 NHL RS PREGAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:30 PM 36 0.03 136
132 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.03 107
133 CNN THIS MORNING CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 335
134 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: ILLINOIS / NORTHWESTERN BIG TEN NETWORK 9:11 PM 134 0.03 153
135 HARD KNOCKS IN SEASON ?22 HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 44 0.03 87
136 E! NEWS E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 96
137 COLL BSKTBL: MTN WEST L FOX SPORTS 1 11:05 PM 98 0.03 116
138 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.03 89
139 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPNU 9:44 PM 94 0.03 101
140 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.03 114
141 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 105
142 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 167
143 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 92
144 ESPNU STUDIO ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.02 82
145 KIRI AND LOU NICK JR 5:00 PM 30 0.02 72
146 CNN/CNN THIS MORNING HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 106
147 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN HBO PRIME 3:25 PM 109 0.02 130
148 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.02 104
149 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 1:30 AM 30 0.02 75
150 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.02 62

 

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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.