Prime Time Cable News Ratings July 27-July 30: FOX News Dominates While Cuomo Prime Time Leads CNN

The Ratings Junkie Friday, July 31, 2020

Below is a table for the prime time cable news ratings for FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC from Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30. The key demographic for advertisers is A25-54.

Thursday Cable Ratings 7/30/20: NBA Returns Stronger Than MLB, The ReidOut Hits Another New High, Tacoma FD Rises

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 7/30/20. Items of note include NBA on. TNT, Lost Resort on TBS, and Tacoma FD on TruTV.
(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Thursday TV Ratings 7/30/20: Holey Moley Returns Steady while Don’t Drops and To Tell The Truth Rises (UPDATED)

Back from a week off the air, renewal prospects for ABC's Don't (0.4) are becoming increasingly bleak. The Adam Scott game show fell a tenth from its last episode, falling behind both lead-in 'Holey Moley' (0.5) and lead-out 'To Tell the Truth' (0.5). Now at less than half of the preliminary 0.9 it posted on premiere night, it's becoming clear that the program has essentially flamed out. 'Truth' was actually up a tenth and built from its lead-in for the first time this season while 'Moley' was flat.

But ABC ended up losing to a 'Young Sheldon' repeat (0.6) over on CBS despite the alphabet network having an all-original lineup. The other encores on CBS all managed a 0.4 rating. Fox's 'MLB Baseball' (0.4) only performed slightly better than drama repeats but did outdo NBC's 'Ellen' and 'SVU' encores (0.4/0.3/0.3). And the CW had another round of 0.1s with 'Killer Camp' and 'Penn and Teller'.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.

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Wednesday Cable Ratings 7/29/20: At Home With Amy Sedaris Higher for Finale, The ReidOut Jumps to Series High with Mary Trump Interview, Tucker Again Leads Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Wednesday, 7/29/20. Items of note include the season finale of At Home with Amy Sedaris on TruTV, Corporate on Comedy Central, and The ReidOut on MSNBC.
(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Wednesday TV Ratings 7/29/20: Ultimate Tag Ends Higher, Tough As Nails Ties United We Fall in First, Agents of SHIELD Steady (UPDATED)

Note: Original broadcasts are highlighted in BLUE.

Preliminary Analysis: After a promising 1.3 debut after 'The Masked Singer' in late May, Fox's 'Ultimate Tag' (0.3) ended its ten-episode run in truly ghastly fashion. The competition series matched the ugly low-point it had posted the past two weeks and fell behind its 'MasterChef' repeat lead-in (0.4) once again. Although its steady stream of ratings in the 0.5-0.6 range was quite solid, this sour final impression definitely jeopardizes the program's chances of returning for a second season.

In more encouraging news, ABC's 'United We Fall' (0.5) held even in week three and tied for the night's top broadcast. Although chances of renewal are slim, 'Fall' seems to be doing quite well for the time being. But there was uglier news later in the night as 'Agents of SHIELD' (0.2) lost a tenth and fell back down to its rotten series low at 10pm. 'SHIELD' will air its two-hour series finale in two weeks on August 12th. Sandwiched in-between the two originals were repeats of 'The Goldbergs' (0.4), 'The Conners' (0.3), and 'American Housewife' (0.3).

CBS's 'Tough as Nails' (0.5) got a precious tenth back after two weeks of posting 0.4s. It led into encores of a 'Price Is Right' special (0.4) and 'SEAL Team' (0.3). NBC had 0.4s across the board for its 'One Chicago' repeat trio. And the CW's 'Bulletproof' (0.1) gained a tenth after last week's dreadful 0.0. It led out of a repeat of 'The 100' (0.1).

(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

Finals Update: The season finale of Fox's 'Ultimate Tag' (+0.1) and 'Agents of SHIELD' (+0.1) adjusted up. This puts 'Ultimate Tag a tenth above its last episode and 'SHIELD' steady with its previous outing.

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Tuesday Cable Ratings 7/28/20: Tucker Carlson Tonight Leads, Greenleaf Soars to New Season High, Celebrity Show-Off and The ReidOut Stay Low

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 7/28/20. Items of note include Greenleaf on OWN, Celebrity Show-Off on TBS, and Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.
(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Tuesday TV Ratings 7/28/20: Regis Philbin and Coronavirus 20/20 Specials Boost What Would You Do? to Season High, America’s Got Talent Returns Down (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: After weeks of meager Tuesday ratings, ABC swapped out comedy repeats for 20/20 specials and got a sizable boost in the process. First came the 8pm broadcast honoring the life and legacy of acclaimed talk show host Regis Philbin (0.5) and then the slightly more robust one covering the Covid-19 pandemic (0.6). Awarded with a stronger and more compatible lead-in, 'What Would You Do?' (0.5) rose two-tenths to a stellar new season high at 10pm. But even with the alphabet network's renewed prosperity, NBC's unstoppable duo of 'America's Got Talent' (1.0) and 'World of Dance' (0.7) still took the lead for the evening. 'AGT' shed a tenth from its last original while 'Dance' actually gained two-tenths after last week's rotten season low. The CW was even with 'Stargirl' (0.2) but remained low with the series premiere of 'Tell Me a Story' (0.1). CBS and Fox were entirely in repeat mode but CBS's dramas (0.5/0.4/0.3) remained a notch above Fox's 'Hell's Kitchen' (0.3) and 'Prodigal Son' (0.2).

Finals Update: The repeat of NCIS (-0.1) adjusted down.

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Monday Cable Ratings 7/27/20: American Dad! Sinks to New Low, I May Destroy YouSteady, ReidOut Stays Near Low as Tucker Leads Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 7/27/20. Items of note include American Dad! on TBS, I May Destroy You on HBO, and The ReidOut on MSNBC.
(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Full List of 2020 Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards have been released. 

Source: Wikimedia 

Although the 72nd Emmy awards will not be held in-person this year, that doesn't mean that the hard-working people behind and in-front of the camera won't get the recognition they deserve. Below is a full list of the shows, movies, actors, and actresses that have received a nomination. The ceremony will be held virtually on September 20th, 2020 and is set to be hosted by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel.

Best Drama and Comedy Series

Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Crown (Netflix)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
The Good Place (NBC)
Killing Eve (BBC/AMC)
Insecure (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Ozark (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
Succession (HBO)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Limited Series & Reality Competition

Limited Series
Reality Competition
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
The Masked Singer (Fox)
Mrs. America (Hulu)
Nailed it (Netflix)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Watchmen (HBO)
The Voice (NBC)

Best Variety Sketch & Variety Talk Series

Variety Sketch
Variety Talk
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Daily Show with Trever Noah (Comedy Central)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee (TBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Leading Roles: Drama

Lead Actor in a Drama
Lead Actress in a Drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Sterling K. Brown (This is Us)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Brian Cox (Succession) 
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Zendaya (Euphoria) 

Leading Roles: Comedy

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Lead Actress in a Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Rachel Brosnahan (Mrs. Maisel) 
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
Michael Douglas (Kominsky Method)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)
Issa Rae (Insecure) 
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Leading Roles: Limited Series/Movie

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeremy Irons (Watchman)
Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much is True)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

Supporting Roles: Drama

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Supporting Actress in a Drama
Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Bradley Whitford (Handmaid’s Tale)
Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)
Samira Wiley (Handmaid’s Tale)
Nicholas Braun (Succession) 
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) 
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
Sarah Snook (Succession) 
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Supporting Roles: Comedy

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn 99)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
William Jackson Harper (Good Place)
D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
Sterling K. Brown (Mrs. Maisel) 
Alex Borstein (Mrs. Maisel) 
Tony Shalhoub (Mrs. Maisel)
Marin Hinkle (Mrs. Maisel)
Mahershala Ali (Ramy)
Kate McKinnon (SNL)
Kenan Thompson (SNL)
Cecily Strong (SNL)
Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

Supporting Roles: Limited Series or Movie

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)
Holland Taylor (Hollywood)
Jim Parsons (Hollywood)
Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)
Tituss Burgess (Kimmy v The Reverend) 
Margo Martindale (Mrs. America)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)
Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America)
Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)
Toni Collette (Unbelievable) 
Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)
Jean Smart (Watchmen)

What do you think of these nominations? What shows do you think should have made the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.