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October 7, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 10.6.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS gained 0.03 to 0.58, THE WONDER YEARS dipped 0.03 to 0.47, THE CONNERS ticked up to 0.52, and HOME ECONOMICS ticked down to 0.35.  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS fell 0.08 to 0.23, and even by the current standards of broadcast network ratings, that seems like a dangerous place to be.

CBS:  SURVIVOR was down 0.06 to 0.94.  The season premiere of TOUGH AS NAILS was at 0.50, down just 0.05 from its February 2021 premiere.  The series premiere of the rebooted CSI: VEGAS was at 0.46.

NBC:  The CHICAGO franchise was as follows:  MED up 0.09 to 0.83, FIRE down 0.05 to 0.80, and PD down a tick to 0.75.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER lost 0.11 to 0.90, and ALTER EGO was down 0.05 to 0.42. 

CW:  On a season finale night, RIVERDALE was at 0.08 (up 0.03 from last week, down from 0.2 for the May 2020 finale), and IN THE DARK was at 0.07 (up 0.03 from last week, compared to 0.1 for the July 2020 finale).

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TBS’s National League MLB WILD CARD GAME was on top at 1.73.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS ticked up to 0.39.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING dropped 0.08 to 0.37, and RHODES TO THE TOP was at 0.19/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.17.  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE fell 0.07 to 0.33.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT ticked up to 0.27, and COUPLE CAM was up a tick to 0.09.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.27/0.45/3.3M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.17/0.26/2.4M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.11/0.15/1M.  FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DOUBLE FEATURE shrank by 0.11 to 0.15.  History’s COUNTING CARS was at 0.15/0.12.  On ID, WHERE MURDER LIES ticked up to 0.15, and IN PURSUIT was down 0.04 to 0.11.  On A&E, COURT CAM ticked up to 0.14, and NEIGHBORHOOD WARS was at 0.12 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.14.  On TLC, DR MERCY ticked down to 0.14, and MY FEET ARE KILLING ME was up 0.02 to 0.12.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION X gained 0.02 to 0.12, and LOST RELICS OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR was up 0.04 to 0.11.  Comedy Central’s AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS lost 0.04 to 0.10.  On HGTV, CURB APPEAL fell 0.04 to 0.10, HOUSE HUNTERS dropped 0.04 to 0.10, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was down 0.03 to 0.10, and HOUSES WITH HISTORY was at 0.09.  The season finale of FXX’s ARCHER was at 0.05, down 0.05 from last week, and down 0.09 from the 2020 finale. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday October 6, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 MLB WILDCARD: CARDINALS/LA DODGERS TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 278 1.73 6,673
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.39 1,264
3 INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 12:38 AM 61 0.39 1,248
4 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0105 PHILADELPHIA PA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.37 1,053
5 CHALLENGE:SPIES LIES ALLI MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.33 546
6 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE? 1312 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.27 1,140
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 3,304
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.23 2,997
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,177
10 MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.22 868
11 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.22 1,915
12 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.22 2,103
13 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.21 754
14 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,478
15 RHODES TO THE TOP TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 30 0.19 443
16 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.18 682
17 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,142
18 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.18 1,967
19 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,681
20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,430
21 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,852
22 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 60 0.15 483
23 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,387
24 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.15 705
25 WHERE MURDER LIES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.15 544
26 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,542
27 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,795
28 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.14 675
29 DR. MERCY TLC 9:00 PM 61 0.14 974
30 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.14 473
31 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L: CONNECTICUT/CHICAGO ESPN 8:00 PM 123 0.14 491
32 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 430
33 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 468
34 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,820
35 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,557
36 RHODES TO THE TOP TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:30 PM 30 0.13 295
37 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 387
38 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 414
39 MY FEET ARE KILLING ME TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.12 757
40 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:00 PM 60 0.12 498
41 EXPEDITION X DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.12 868
42 COUNTING CARS: UNDER HOOD HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.12 550
43 NEIGHBORHOOD WARS SPECIAL A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.12 532
44 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 957
45 IN PURSUIT W/ JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.11 539
46 LOST RELICS KNIGHTS TEMPL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 61 0.11 613
47 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 316
48 AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QU COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 31 0.10 248
49 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 276
50 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: BIG FIFTY: THE DELRHONDA BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 150 0.10 353
51 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.10 897
52 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,364
53 CURB APPEAL XTREME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.10 863
54 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,569
55 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.10 903
56 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 259
57 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 305
58 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.10 961
59 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 314
60 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.10 948
61 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 292
62 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.09 382
63 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,471
64 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,289
65 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.09 543
66 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:57 PM 64 0.09 321
67 WNBA PLAYOFFS           L ESPN 10:03 PM 114 0.09 383
68 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 638
69 HOUSES WITH HISTORY HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.09 933
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 740
71 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.09 357
72 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,153
73 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 925
74 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 1:01 AM 60 0.08 304
75 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 817
76 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.08 710
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 593
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 654
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 738
80 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.08 336
81 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.08 1,093
82 GHOST ADVENTURES: TOP 10 TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 295
83 SP HGTV URBAN OASIS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 60 0.08 553
84 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 30 0.08 496
85 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 647
86 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 925
87 MIKE & MOLLY NICK-AT-NITE 2:09 AM 36 0.07 259
88 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 683
89 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-13R3R01H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.07 257
90 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 197
91 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.07 235
92 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.07 430
93 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 761
94 UNDISPUTED L: 1275 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 198
95 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 241
96 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 754
97 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 628
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 534
99 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:30 PM 60 0.06 258
100 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,142
101 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.06 423
102 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE   L: ITALY/SPAIN ESPN2 2:30 PM 150 0.06 141
103 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 761
104 NFL SLIMETIME NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.06 172
105 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.05 492
106 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 209
107 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 453
108 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 282
109 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 33 0.05 192
110 NFL LIVE ESPN2 11:57 PM 63 0.05 94
111 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.05 270
112 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.05 1,264
113 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 494
114 HERD L: 1590 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 153
115 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 746
116 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.04 675
117 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.04 149
118 NBA PRESEASON   L: LA LAKERS/PHOENIX NBA-TV 6:00 PM 152 0.04 127
119 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2021 WK 4 CAR VS. DAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.04 255
120 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 149
121 NBA PRESEASON   L: CLEVELAND/ATLANTA NBA-TV 8:32 PM 148 0.04 120
122 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 111
123 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 7:30 PM 30 0.04 75
124 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 57 0.04 78
125 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 357
126 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 752
127 UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE 1: ITALIA / ESPANA TUDN 2:30 PM 151 0.04 111
128 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 187
129 YOUNG SHELDON NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 30 0.04 219
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 227
131 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 1:30 AM 30 0.04 75
132 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.04 138
133 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.04 76
134 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: EVAN ALMIGHTY PARAMOUNT 1:00 AM 120 0.03 101
135 NFL SLIMETIME NICKTOONS 12:00 AM 30 0.03 116
136 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 73
137 TOP RANK BOXING: STUDIO L ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.03 61
138 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 126
139 BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.03 73
140 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.03 85
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 99
142 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 254
143 TOP GEAR AMERICA MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 45 0.03 185
144 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 147
145 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.03 697
146 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.03 100
147 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 103
148 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.03 77
149 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 239
150 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1036 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.03 82
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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.