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December 21, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.18.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  FOX’s coverage of the PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME adjusted to 0.9.  Elsewhere, MACGYVER and DATELINE gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH franchise was again at the top of Friday cable, at 0.46/0.38/0.26 compared to last week’s 0.51/0.36/0.18.  ESPN2’s PRESEASON NBA games were at 0.31/0.28, and ESPN’s game was at 0.25, with its lead-in COLLEGE FOOTBALL game at 0.22.  Due to the football on broadcast FOX, Fox Sports 1 aired WWE SMACKDOWN at 0.30.  On We, LOVE AFTER LOCKUP was at 0.27/0.25 compared to last week’s 0.23.  Cable news was led by CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.24/0.34/2M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.19/0.33/3.2M and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.15/0.28/2.5M.  HGTV’s MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME rose 0.05 to 0.24, BIGGEST LITTLE XMAS SHOW was up 0.02 to 0.14, and YOU’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was at 0.12.  History’s ANCIENT ALIENS was at 0.19/0.14/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.19.  A&E’s LIVE RESCUE fell 0.06 to 0.13.  On OWN, READY TO LOVE was steady at 0.09, and PUT A RING ON IT held at 0.08. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday December 18, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 69 0.46 2,279
2 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:09 PM 68 0.38 1,863
3 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: DR. SEUSS? THE GRINCH FREEFORM 9:00 PM 120 0.31 951
4 NBA PRE-SEASON    L ESPN2 10:32 PM 35 0.30 683
5 WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN L: 64 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.30 1,030
6 NBA PRE-SEASON    L: BROOKLYN/BOSTON ESPN2 8:00 PM 152 0.28 776
7 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.27 765
8 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:17 PM 58 0.26 1,120
9 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 10:01 PM 10 0.25 755
10 NBA PRE-SEASON    L: LA LAKERS/PHOENIX ESPN 10:57 PM 128 0.25 703
11 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,951
12 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.24 1,605
13 MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 35 0.24 1,555
14 COLOR OF COVID CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,412
15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: BALL ST/BUFFALO ESPN 7:26 PM 211 0.22 875
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.22 1,659
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.22 1,487
18 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 1,553
19 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.20 1,744
20 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,813
21 DDD REPACK FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 827
22 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.19 1,523
23 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CHRISTMAS ON THE MENU LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.19 1,265
24 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,603
25 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 58 0.19 717
26 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 3,211
27 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.19 1,019
28 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.19 1,554
29 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,284
30 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.18 678
31 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 1,331
32 90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.17 757
33 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.16 518
34 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,541
35 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:30 PM 30 0.15 523
36 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,502
37 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 2,744
38 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:07 PM 53 0.14 330
39 BLUES CLUES & YOU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.14 486
40 ASTRONAUTS NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.14 570
41 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.14 2,102
42 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.14 774
43 BIGGEST LITTLE XMAS SHOWD HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.14 764
44 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.13 378
45 PAW PATROL SHORTS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 10 0.13 549
46 B1G FOOTBALL L: NEBRASKA VS RUTGERS BIG TEN NETWORK 7:30 PM 192 0.13 610
47 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.13 300
48 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 977
49 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,267
50 LIVE RESCUE: 65 LIVE RESCUE A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.13 606
51 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 30 0.13 557
52 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:05 AM 60 0.12 331
53 PINEY: THE LONESOME PINE DISNEY JUNIOR 7:30 PM 30 0.12 432
54 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,847
55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 2,046
56 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.12 1,743
57 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.12 719
58 DELICIOUSNESS MTV 7:30 PM 30 0.12 336
59 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 60 0.12 416
60 YOU?LL BE HOME FOR XMAS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 60 0.12 769
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,049
62 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 26 0.12 500
63 DELICIOUSNESS MTV 7:00 PM 30 0.12 353
64 BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 30 0.12 570
65 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,975
66 WWE TALKING SMACK L FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.11 414
67 JINGLE ALL THE WAY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 118 0.11 393
68 RAVENS HOME DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 46 0.11 375
69 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 930
70 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 469
71 HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED DISNEY CHANNEL 8:46 PM 24 0.11 336
72 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 2,210
73 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 291
74 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,334
75 DANGER FORCE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.10 480
76 ELEAGUE TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.10 188
77 DATELINE: SECRETS UNCOVRD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.10 394
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,439
79 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,847
80 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 219
81 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.10 323
82 APPLE & ONION THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 PM 15 0.10 257
83 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 6:30 PM 30 0.10 359
84 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,385
85 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 1:06 AM 60 0.10 421
86 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,399
87 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,716
88 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 1:00 AM 30 0.09 196
89 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,239
90 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY CHANNEL 9:10 PM 22 0.09 289
91 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,298
92 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,381
93 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,251
94 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 1:30 AM 30 0.09 181
95 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 6:00 PM 30 0.09 328
96 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,832
97 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 265
98 UNDISPUTED L: 1068 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.09 196
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,052
100 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,282
101 APPLE & ONION THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 PM 15 0.09 260
102 OSBOURNES BELIEVE REPACK: SKOA-1R2R03H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.09 286
103 GOOD LUCK JESSIE: NYC CHR DISNEY CHANNEL 6:30 PM 60 0.09 266
104 READY TO LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 368
105 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 259
106 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC QUES DISNEY CHANNEL 9:56 PM 46 0.08 288
107 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 324
108 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,378
109 APPLE & ONION THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:30 PM 15 0.08 243
110 PUT A RING ON IT OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.08 287
111 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,287
112 PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 314
113 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.08 211
114 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.08 216
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,461
116 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 12:00 PM 50 0.08 369
117 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 862
118 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,271
119 APPLE & ONION THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:45 PM 15 0.08 214
120 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 1,366
121 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.07 185
122 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.07 1,279
123 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 264
124 FAMILY CHANTEL: MORE TO L TLC 10:30 PM 60 0.07 358
125 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.07 724
126 HERD L: 1380 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 174
127 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: IOWA STATE/WEST VIRGINIA ESPNU 9:03 PM 138 0.06 218
128 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 690
129 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 334
130 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 1,268
131 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 1,241
132 PINEY: THE LONESOME PINE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 30 0.06 216
133 NFL GAMEDAY VIEW NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.06 153
134 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.06 200
135 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 237
136 B1G LIVE: FTB POSTGAME L BIG TEN NETWORK 10:42 PM 50 0.06 189
137 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 297
138 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 273
139 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.05 596
140 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 481
141 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 337
142 POWERPUFF GIRLS, THE BOOMERANG 7:00 PM 60 0.05 148
143 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION COOKING CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.05 253
144 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 175
145 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 958
146 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 178
147 FAMILY CHANTEL: MORE TO L TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 175
148 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.04 352
149 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 514
150 YOGI BEAR?S ALL-STAR COME BOOMERANG 8:00 PM 30 0.04 144

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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.




4 Comments


  1. Lucas

    Thank you for putting numbers from Oprah Winfrey Network.


  2. Earl Stump

    Faux News Network sealed it’s own fate. It’s now too late to win back true conservative viewership. FNC has joined the gutter club of NFL, NBA, NBC, MLB, ABC, CNN, CBS, MSDNC, PBS, NBA, PRC, and the list grows as communism controls our elections


  3. francis michael

    Ingraham is the biggest disappointment for me. The crooked Dominion machines had not even cooled down yet and she all but fawned over biden’s victory. Have not watched a single Fox show since.


  4. Niko

    How exactly does the shading for demos work? How is the average calculated, and what is the scale (i.e. what % higher than average is the threshold for the darkest green, what % lower than the average is the threshold for the darkest red, what % difference is the gap between each shading level)?
    I ask because it is confusing why the range of the shade for average, the shading for similar % differences from the average etc., for example is significantly different here (where the yellow for P18-49 seems to only be for around 0.13-0.17, whereas it seems to be 0.13-0.51 at least for monday, while the % difference between the low part of yellow for M18-49 here (0.13) and the top (0.59) is about the same as the top end of the yellow for P18-49 on monday, but the top M18-49 here is the darkest green, while the top P18-49 on monday is a shade or two closer to yellow)



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