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September 16, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 9.15.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  PRESS YOUR LUCK returned from a rerun week at 0.57, and THE $100,000 PYRAMID was back from an off-week at 0.46.  An AMANDA GORMAN special was at 0.22.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER lost 0.05 to 0.86, and 2 episodes of HOUSE CALLS (including the season finale) were at 0.20/0.15 compared to last week’s 0.21.

NBC:  FAMILY GAME FIGHT gained 0.06 to 0.42, and the season finale of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was at 0.73, up 0.12 from last Wednesday, and down slightly from last season’s 0.8 finale.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF fell 0.11 to 0.52. 

CW:  RIVERDALE dipped 0.03 to 0.06, followed by WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY reruns at 0.09/0.11.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING held to the top of Wednesday cable, down 0.08 to 0.44.  On MTV, THE CHALLENGE rose 0.06 to 0.40, and CRIBS was up 0.02 to 0.12.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS dropped 0.07 to 0.36, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC was at 0.12.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.30/0.51/3.5M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.16/0.24/2.5M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.12/0.20/1.2M.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT edged up 0.02 to 0.28, and COUPLES CAM was down 0.02 to 0.08.  FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DOUBLE FEATURE was up 0.02 to 0.22.  On TLC, DR PIMPLE POPPER ticked down to 0.21, and MY FEET ARE KILLING ME ticked up to 0.16.  ESPN 30 FOR 30 documentaries were at 0.20/0.16.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was steady at 0.19.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN rose 0.04 to 0.17.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION X grew by 0.03 to 0.16, and JOSH GATES TONIGHT was at 0.02 to 0.08.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL slipped 0.02 to 0.15, CURB APPEAL ticked down to 0.14, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.04 to 0.14.  On A&E, COURT CAM ticked up to 0.14, and NEIGHBORHOOD WARS was at 0.11/0.09 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.13.  On ID, IN PURSUIT climbed 0.03 to 0.12, and WHERE MURDER LIES was down 0.02 to 0.08.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL ticked down to 0.11.  Comedy Central’s AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS lost 0.02 to 0.10.  FXX’s ARCHER rose 0.04 to 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday September 15, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0102 NEWARK NJ TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.44 1,175
2 CHALLENGE:SPIES LIES ALLI MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.40 714
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.36 1,250
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.30 3,574
5 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): COULD THIS BE LOVE? 1309 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.28 1,126
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 3,202
7 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 88 0.22 642
8 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 63 0.21 1,616
9 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 9:00 PM 60 0.20 514
10 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 584
11 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.19 2,566
12 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.19 2,230
13 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 3,101
14 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 614
15 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,457
16 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.17 333
17 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 464
18 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,882
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,523
20 EXPEDITION X DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.16 1,078
21 MY FEET ARE KILLING ME TLC 10:03 PM 61 0.16 1,118
22 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.15 1,025
23 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.14 746
24 CURB APPEAL XTREME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,113
25 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.14 1,036
26 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.14 426
27 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 944
28 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.13 361
29 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,501
30 MTV CRIBS SSN 18 MTV 9:30 PM 31 0.12 245
31 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.12 1,046
32 IN PURSUIT W/ JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 588
33 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,597
34 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.12 351
35 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 345
36 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,730
37 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 1,184
38 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,734
39 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS L: PHILADELPHIA UNION / AMERICA TUDN 8:55 PM 123 0.11 253
40 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.11 466
41 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,209
42 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 342
43 NEIGHBORHOOD WARS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.11 673
44 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.10 312
45 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,622
46 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.10 303
47 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: CLUB BRUGGE VS PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TUDN 2:50 PM 130 0.10 232
48 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.10 370
49 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,374
50 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 913
51 AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QU COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 31 0.10 285
52 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 32 0.10 235
53 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 304
54 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.10 374
55 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.09 1,263
56 COUNTING CARS: UNDER HOOD HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.09 500
57 COUNTING CARS: UNDER HOOD HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.09 533
58 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.09 681
59 NEIGHBORHOOD WARS A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.09 613
60 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 219
61 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.09 318
62 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 221
63 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.09 454
64 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,308
65 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,263
66 MLB WEEKDAY  L: ARIZONA/LA DODGERS ESPN 10:00 PM 218 0.09 305
67 CHI, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 75 0.09 300
68 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,488
69 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,606
70 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 15 0.09 240
71 JOSH GATES TONIGHT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:02 PM 62 0.08 540
72 WHERE MURDER LIES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.08 527
73 MAFS: COUPLES CAM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.08 601
74 NFL SLIMETIME NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.08 321
75 UNDISPUTED L: 1260 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 207
76 LEAGUES CUP L: LE?N VS. PUMAS UNAM TUDN 10:58 PM 130 0.08 201
77 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 777
78 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,487
79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 656
80 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 934
81 WE GOT LOVE TEYANA & IMAN E! 10:00 PM 30 0.08 234
82 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 803
83 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 680
84 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.07 1,533
85 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 726
86 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 656
87 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 269
88 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.07 306
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 686
90 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.07 541
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 217
92 CHI, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:15 PM 75 0.07 256
93 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 276
94 HERD L: 1575 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 163
95 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 603
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 723
97 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 702
98 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.06 93
99 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 30 0.06 440
100 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:38 AM 62 0.06 205
101 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 396
102 GHOST ADVENTURES: TOP 10 TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 231
103 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAG 21 EF: FC INTERNAZIONALE MILANO VS REAL MADRID GALAVISION 2:50 PM 131 0.05 119
104 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.05 124
105 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 1,137
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 681
107 YOUNGER TV LAND 10:00 PM 59 0.05 236
108 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 1,098
109 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 619
110 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-14R4R04AH TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 236
111 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 186
112 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2021 WK 1 PIT VS. BUF NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.05 307
113 MISION EUROPA L TUDN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 124
114 UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE WED 1: BESIKTAS VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND TUDN 12:30 PM 140 0.05 112
115 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 202
116 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 6:00 PM 60 0.05 165
117 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.05 149
118 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.05 136
119 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 929
120 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.04 125
121 REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 5:00 PM 60 0.04 158
122 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:25 AM 20 0.04 75
123 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.04 392
124 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 25 0.04 75
125 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 10 0.04 755
126 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 488
127 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.04 1,342
128 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 110
129 LOCKED UP ABROAD COMPILAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.04 163
130 TOP GEAR AMERICA MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 45 0.04 187
131 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 276
132 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 2:10 PM 20 0.04 813
133 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 87
134 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 AM 20 0.04 64
135 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 43 0.04 789
136 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 87
137 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 184
138 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 1:08 AM 52 0.03 74
139 AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.03 829
140 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.03 363
141 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:05 AM 30 0.03 56
142 VICE NEWS TONIGHT VICE 11:00 PM 30 0.03 64
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 208
144 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 113
145 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 60 0.03 104
146 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1213 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 65
147 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.03 74
148 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 109
149 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 403
150 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 763
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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.