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September 23, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 9.22.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  The season premiere of THE GOLDBERGS was at 0.70, down a tenth from last fall’s premiere.  THE WONDER YEARS premiered very compatibly at 0.67.  The live season premiere of THE CONNERS was at 0.65, down from 0.9 for last year’s live premiere.  The season premiere of HOME ECONOMICS was at 0.41, down from its 0.56 April series premiere (in the 8:30PM slot).  The season premiere of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS was at 0.29, compared to April’s 0.38 premiere.

CBS:  The season premiere of SURVIVOR was at 1.06, compared to 1.3 for the February 2020 premiere.  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.25 to 0.61.

NBC:  The season premieres of CHICAGO MED/FIRE/PD were at 0.78/0.86/0.87, compared to last season’s 1.2/1.0/1.0 premieres.

FOX:  The season premiere of THE MASKED SINGER was at 1.11, down from last fall’s 1.4 premiere.  The series premiere of ALTER EGO was at 0.65, compared to 1.1 for the I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE premiere that followed MASKED SINGER last fall.

CW:  RIVERDALE ticked up to 0.07, and IN THE DARK was at 0.04.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING led Wednesday cable, up 0.04 to 0.48.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS gained 0.03 to 0.39.  On MTV, THE CHALLENGE lost 0.04 to 0.36, and CRIBS was at 0.15/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.12.  FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DOUBLE FEATURE (the finale of the season’s first portion) rose 0.07 to 0.29.  Cable news was topped by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.28/0.48/3.2M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.14/0.23/2.2M, and CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.12/0.20/1M.  On Lifetime, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dipped 0.03 to 0.25.  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was at 0.16.  Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN was down 0.02 to 0.15.  On ID, IN PURSUIT edged up 0.02 to 0.14, and WHERE MURDER LIES was up 0.06 to 0.14.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.14, HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.02 to 0.12, and CURB APPEAL fell 0.03 to 0.11.  On TLC, DR MERCY was at 0.13, and MY FEET ARE KILLING ME was down 0.03 to 0.13.  On Discovery, EXPEDITION X dropped 0.03 to 0.13.  TBS’s FULL FRONTAL ticked up to 0.12.  On A&E, NEIGHBORHOOD WARS was at 0.11/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.09, and COURT CAM was at 0.11/0.10 compared to last week’s 0.14.  FXX’s ARCHER was steady at 0.10.  Comedy Central’s AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS ticked down 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: Wednesday September 22, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0103 QUEENS NY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.48 1,273
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.39 1,178
3 CHALLENGE:SPIES LIES ALLI MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.36 611
4 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 60 0.29 732
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 3,240
6 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF): LOCKED OUT 1310 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.25 1,066
7 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.24 2,965
8 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 9:00 PM 30 0.21 668
9 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.21 3,426
10 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,557
11 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.20 2,442
12 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.19 1,898
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.19 587
14 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,861
15 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 465
16 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,907
17 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,891
18 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.17 2,079
19 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,888
20 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.17 1,685
21 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,761
22 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 598
23 MLB WEEKDAY  L: NY METS/BOSTON ESPN 7:00 PM 235 0.16 541
24 MTV CRIBS SSN 18 MTV 9:01 PM 31 0.15 319
25 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,898
26 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.15 335
27 IN PURSUIT W/ JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 690
28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 2,163
29 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: CLIP TLC 8:00 PM 62 0.14 942
30 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,637
31 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:06 PM 30 0.14 983
32 WHERE MURDER LIES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.14 656
33 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.14 1,075
34 DR. MERCY TLC 9:02 PM 63 0.13 1,068
35 EXPEDITION X DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.13 973
36 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,387
37 CROODS, THE: CROODS, THE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 120 0.13 513
38 MY FEET ARE KILLING ME TLC 10:05 PM 61 0.13 898
39 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.13 413
40 MTV CRIBS SSN 18 MTV 9:32 PM 31 0.12 237
41 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.12 996
42 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.12 317
43 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,772
44 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.12 826
45 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.12 393
46 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 255
47 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 327
48 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 62 0.12 280
49 CURB APPEAL XTREME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,028
50 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 780
51 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 368
52 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:31 PM 30 0.11 791
53 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,008
54 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 314
55 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 668
56 NEIGHBORHOOD WARS A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.11 574
57 NEIGHBORHOOD WARS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.11 555
58 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.11 427
59 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:36 PM 30 0.10 926
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 722
61 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 591
62 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 840
63 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:02 PM 58 0.10 261
64 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE) LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.10 652
65 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 32 0.10 233
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 690
67 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.10 614
68 LEAGUES CUP 9/22/21: LEON / SEATTLE SOUNDERS TUDN 9:52 PM 138 0.10 219
69 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.10 342
70 MLB WEEKDAY  L: SAN FRANCISCO/SAN DIEGO ESPN 10:55 PM 192 0.09 360
71 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 205
72 AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QU COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 31 0.09 218
73 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,238
74 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.09 266
75 NFL SLIMETIME NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.09 333
76 DPLUS FL: LAST CHANCE TRA TLC 11:06 PM 54 0.09 557
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 686
78 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 690
79 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 689
80 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.08 493
81 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:30 PM 60 0.08 230
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 674
83 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 654
84 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 615
85 UNDISPUTED L: 1265 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 193
86 CHI, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:05 PM 75 0.07 246
87 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 580
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 628
89 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 1,020
90 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 1,407
91 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.07 227
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 186
93 CHI, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 PM 65 0.07 234
94 LEAGUES CUP  L: CLUB LEON/SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ESPN2 10:00 PM 131 0.06 133
95 GHOST ADVENTURES: TOP 10 TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 216
96 BABY LOONEY TUNES THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.06 109
97 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,281
98 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,194
99 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 516
100 LOCKED UP ABROAD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 214
101 THA GOD?S HONEST TRUTH WI BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:20 AM 30 0.06 172
102 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.06 183
103 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 2:07 AM 53 0.06 195
104 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-14R4R05AH TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.06 164
105 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.06 126
106 HERD L: 1580 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 168
107 COUNTING CARS SPECIAL HISTORY 6:00 PM 60 0.05 256
108 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 227
109 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 133
110 COUNTING CARS: UNDER HOOD HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.05 417
111 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 248
112 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.05 953
113 MAFS: UNFILTERED LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:03 PM 30 0.05 453
114 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1218 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.05 92
115 TOP GEAR AMERICA MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 45 0.04 182
116 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.04 1,352
117 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 849
118 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 257
119 CHICKEN SQUAD, THE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 25 0.04 201
120 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:11 AM 54 0.04 99
121 AMERICA SAYS GSN 7:00 PM 30 0.04 461
122 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 391
123 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 92
124 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 595
125 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 137
126 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 745
127 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 736
128 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 665
129 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 145
130 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2021 WK 2 DAL VS. LAC NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.03 189
131 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 147
132 JAY LENOS GARAGE CNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 233
133 LOCKED UP ABROAD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 161
134 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.03 100
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 213
136 MEXICAN FIRST DIVISION L: MONTERREY/TOLUCA ESPN DEPORTES 7:30 PM 157 0.03 77
137 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:05 AM 30 0.03 69
138 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 66
139 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO TUDN 12:10 AM 50 0.03 68
140 THIS JUST IN ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.03 113
141 LIVE FROM: RYDER CUP GOLF CHANNEL 7:00 PM 120 0.03 118
142 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.03 102
143 NASCAR RACE HUB L FOX SPORTS 1 6:00 PM 60 0.03 141
144 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 546
145 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 227
146 BATTLE OF THE BROTHERS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 AM 60 0.03 117
147 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 130
148 QUIEN DA MAS S11 UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 30 0.03 66
149 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 72
150 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.02 221

 

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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.