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December 20, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.19.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  As expected, NFL simulcast adjustments lowered ABC’s ratings, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT by 0.1 and THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW by 0.2.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was far above everything else on Monday cable, but down 0.61 from last week’s game to 3.57.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP was at 1.20, compared to last week’s 1.32/1.20 for a doubleheader, with the returns of LEAVE IT TO STEVIE at 0.97 and K MICHELLE MY LIFE at 0.75, and followed by AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL down a tenth to 0.55. USA’s WWE telecast was at 1.05/1.04/1.04, compared to last week’s 0.95/0.92/0.89.  Discovery’s STREET OUTLAWS rose 0.09 to 1.00. On Bravo, VANDERPUMP RULES gained 0.04 to 0.63, while TIMBER CREEK LODGE was down 0.05 to 0.23.  On TBS, AMERICAN DAD slipped 0.04 to 0.56, the 2-part PEOPLE OF EARTH season finale was at 0.35/0.30 compared to last week’s 0.32, and the final FULL FRONTAL of 2016 (and its last before a move to Wednesdays in January) was steady at 0.25. A&E’s LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH was at 0.49.  On Food Network, CAKE WARS jumped 0.16 to 0.36.  History’s AMERICAN PICKERS climbed 0.09 to 0.36.  On ID, DEADLIEST DECADE fell 0.08 to 0.24, and PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES was down 0.12 to 0.23.  On Nat Geo, the finale of MARS dropped 0.02 to 0.14, and EXPLORER was up 0.03 to 0.06.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Monday December 19, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L: CAROLINA/WASHINGTON ESPN 8:15 PM 229 3.57 11,210
2 SPORTSCENTER:           L ESPN 12:04 AM 60 1.24 3,220
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP 7 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1.20 2,291
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 1.05 2,971
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 71 1.04 2,834
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 1.04 3,062
7 STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 63 1.00 2,481
8 LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 9:00 PM 30 0.97 1,988
9 K MICHELLE: MY LIFE 3 VH1 9:30 PM 30 0.75 1,622
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.63 1,437
11 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L: N/A ESPN 6:01 PM 134 0.62 1,678
12 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.56 1,020
13 AMERICAS TOP MODEL 23 VH1 10:00 PM 60 0.55 1,185
14 LEAH REMINI: SCNTLGY SPCL A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.49 1,371
15 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.37 4,156
16 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.36 3,667
17 CAKE WARS XMAS 2 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.36 1,178
18 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.36 1,969
19 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.35 776
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.35 3,448
21 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.32 3,449
22 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.30 683
23 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.28 2,964
24 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: CENTRAL MICHIGAN/TULSA ESPN 2:25 PM 216 0.27 794
25 COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 2:00 PM 25 0.25 577
26 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.25 647
27 NFL PRIMETIME     L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.24 567
28 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,538
29 1980S:DEADLIEST DECADE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.24 991
30 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.23 653
31 P. KING DUCKLING DISNEY JUNIOR 5:00 PM 25 0.23 1,006
32 TIMBER CREEK LODGE BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.23 554
33 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.23 2,388
34 PEOPLE MAG INVESTIGATES INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.23 849
35 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.22 568
36 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.21 1,947
37 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.21 840
38 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 473
39 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 518
40 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.19 2,136
41 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 477
42 KATE & MIM-MIM DISNEY JUNIOR 8:30 PM 25 0.19 658
43 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 872
44 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,792
45 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TENNESSEE STATE/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.18 574
46 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.18 461
47 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 531
48 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.18 732
49 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,134
50 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 2,035
51 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 831
52 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,048
53 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 422
54 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.17 340
55 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 413
56 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,353
57 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.16 443
58 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 649
59 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,919
60 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,887
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 899
62 MARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 714
63 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,364
64 LATE MOVIE: JUST FRIENDS FREEFORM 12:00 AM 120 0.14 284
65 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,932
66 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.13 343
67 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.13 327
68 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,734
69 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.13 611
70 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 534
71 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.13 398
72 COPS SPIKE TV 1:00 PM 30 0.13 402
73 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.13 347
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 1,096
75 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.12 465
76 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/EVERTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:54 PM 136 0.12 278
77 RISKY DRINKING HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 83 0.12 290
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 753
79 KEANU HBO PRIME 9:30 PM 100 0.11 252
80 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 753
81 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 1,015
82 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 872
83 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.09 769
84 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 788
85 BOOZE TRAVELER TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 339
86 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 400
87 FIRST TAKE RE-TAKE ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.09 236
88 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.09 349
89 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 276
90 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.09 255
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 545
92 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 20 0.08 246
93 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 338
94 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 610
95 FAMELESS TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.08 203
96 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 203
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 580
98 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 667
99 BALLS OF FURY HBO PRIME 3:15 PM 90 0.08 152
100 FOOD FACT OR FICTION COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.08 220
101 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.08 206
102 UNDISPUTED L: 72 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 150
103 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 628
104 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 634
105 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 503
106 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 468
107 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:10 PM 50 0.07 122
108 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 630
109 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 260
110 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 255
111 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 261
112 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 376
113 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 492
114 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 573
115 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.06 501
116 BREAK HBO PRIME 7:50 PM 10 0.06 176
117 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 90 0.06 173
118 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 254
119 HERD L: 348 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.06 129
120 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.06 104
121 EXPLORER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 210
122 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 581
123 12 FOODS OF XMAS COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.06 141
124 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHOENIX/MINNESOTA NBA-TV 8:00 PM 158 0.06 166
125 UP TO THE MINUTE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 60 0.05 164
126 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 539
127 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 545
128 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.05 479
129 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 10:38 PM 22 0.05 131
130 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:02 PM 43 0.05 150
131 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN2 1:00 PM 30 0.05 145
132 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 506
133 IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA HBO PRIME 5:25 PM 122 0.05 117
134 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 544
135 GREATEST SANDWICH AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 115
136 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 333
137 FANTASY AND FRIENDS NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.05 112
138 LIVING ALASKA GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY 9:00 PM 30 0.05 204
139 STARTALK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 11:00 PM 60 0.05 186
140 COWBOY WAY, THE HBO PRIME 1:25 PM 107 0.05 169
141 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 122
142 MICHAELA HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 217
143 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 9:04 PM 117 0.05 136
144 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 1:30 PM 30 0.04 125
145 SPORTSCENTER: ESPN2 1:04 AM 60 0.04 109
146 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.04 81
147 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 233
148 BEST THING I EVER MADE COOKING CHANNEL 6:30 PM 30 0.04 194
149 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.04 111
150 NEWS ONE NOW TV ONE 7:00 AM 60 0.04 129

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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.