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December 30, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.28.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The broadcast portion of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 1.51.  In addition, there were meaningful upward adjustments (i.e., to the next tenth) for LA’S FINEST and the reruns of THE NEIGHBORHOOD and LET’S MAKE A DEAL AT NIGHT.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s cable portion of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 2.11, down by an understandable 1.27 since ESPN didn’t have to share that game.  USA’s WWE telecast was at 0.56/0.52/0.47 compared to last week’s 0.55/0.53/0.51.  Bravo’s BELOW DECK dropped 0.06 to 0.44.  TLC’s DR PIMPLE POPPER jumped 0.16 to 0.31.  Cable news was led by CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.30/0.44/2.1M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.20/0.34/2.7M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.18/0.32/2.8M.  HGTV’s CELEBRITY IOU rose 0.08 to 0.29.  Food Network’s KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP was at 0.21/0.19.  Discovery’s STREET OUTLAWS was at 0.20/0.11, compared to last week’s 0.24/0.13.  On ID, TILL DEATH DO US PART was steady at 0.17, and ATLANTA JUSTICE was at 0.16.  History’s PAWN STARS was at 0.15/0.13 compared to last week’s 0.15.  The season finale of HBO’s HIS DARK MATERIALS was at 0.05, up a tick from last week and down 0.04 from last season’s finale. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Monday December 28, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L: BUFFALO/NEW ENGLAND ESPN 8:14 PM 177 2.11 7,337
2 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF    L ESPN 8:00 PM 14 1.30 4,732
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.56 1,886
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.52 1,783
5 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:11 PM 79 0.49 1,565
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.47 1,638
7 BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,555
8 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.41 1,312
9 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 9:00 PM 63 0.31 1,637
10 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.30 2,092
11 CELEBRITY IOU HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.29 1,616
12 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.28 2,144
13 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.28 2,065
14 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.26 2,027
15 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.25 1,958
16 FLIP OR FLOP REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.25 1,068
17 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.24 1,688
18 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.23 1,919
19 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.22 1,816
20 CELEBRITY IOU REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,119
21 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,798
22 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.22 1,765
23 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,015
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.21 1,644
25 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ASTON VILLA/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:28 PM 128 0.21 495
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,735
27 STREET OUTLAWS: FASTEST: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 143 0.20 741
28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,681
29 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 940
30 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 529
31 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.19 646
32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.19 1,546
33 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PORTLAND/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 10:04 PM 144 0.19 444
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,517
35 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.18 495
36 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,768
37 NFL REWIND   L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 461
38 1000-LB SISTERS RECAP TLC 10:03 PM 63 0.17 777
39 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.17 588
40 TIL DEATH DO US PART INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.17 882
41 ATLANTA JUSTICE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.16 754
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 474
43 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.15 438
44 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.15 864
45 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,052
46 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:36 PM 24 0.14 287
47 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.14 718
48 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,635
49 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 2,461
50 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 1,889
51 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.13 680
52 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,336
53 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,804
54 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,927
55 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,448
56 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,544
57 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.12 1,399
58 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: MARYLAND/WISCONSIN FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 122 0.12 533
59 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.12 444
60 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 391
61 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 2,287
62 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,857
63 DEADLINE: WH SPECIAL MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,948
64 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,051
65 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,313
66 STREET OUTLAWS: LOCKED IN DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:23 PM 37 0.11 452
67 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,901
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 341
69 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,959
70 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,322
71 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 1,142
72 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,316
73 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,462
74 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,361
75 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,278
76 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.09 397
77 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,390
78 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,204
79 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,329
80 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.09 869
81 PARANORMAL DECLASSIFIED TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 419
82 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LEICESTER/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:54 AM 133 0.09 271
83 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:28 AM 62 0.09 230
84 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 787
85 POP TV MOVIES: WEDDING SINGER, THE POP 8:30 PM 140 0.08 191
86 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 232
87 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,242
88 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.08 644
89 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,090
90 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MEMPHIS/BROOKLYN NBA-TV 7:33 PM 151 0.08 245
91 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,235
92 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.08 638
93 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,308
94 UNDISPUTED L: 1073 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 204
95 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 15 0.07 221
96 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,205
97 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:07 PM 21 0.07 202
98 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 633
99 WORLDS MOST UNEX REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 341
100 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.06 530
101 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 75 0.06 225
102 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 1,336
103 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 206
104 AFTERMATH: N/A NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 180 0.06 171
105 NBA GAMETIME NBA-TV 1:30 AM 30 0.06 135
106 HIS DARK MATERIALS HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 48 0.05 347
107 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.05 260
108 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.05 455
109 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.05 146
110 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.05 245
111 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.04 114
112 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 834
113 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.04 514
114 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 198
115 SKIING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.04 88
116 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.04 135
117 HERD L: 1386 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 151
118 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.04 562
119 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 243
120 ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT NEWSMAX TV 10:00 PM 60 0.04 227
121 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 61 0.04 302
122 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 195
123 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:01 PM 60 0.04 208
124 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 108
125 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.04 92
126 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 151
127 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 323
128 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.03 167
129 COMMUNITY IFC TV 1:30 PM 30 0.03 55
130 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 190
131 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1027 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 93
132 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:30 AM 60 0.03 99
133 COMMUNITY IFC TV 12:30 PM 30 0.03 55
134 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.03 115
135 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.03 447
136 ZIMMERN LIST COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.03 107
137 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 308
138 AMERICAN TRUCKS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 189
139 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.03 150
140 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 191
141 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 147
142 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 6:00 PM 60 0.03 189
143 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:09 PM 60 0.03 99
144 SQUAWK ALLEY CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 293
145 HOWIE CARR SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 4:00 PM 60 0.03 293
146 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 259
147 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 247
148 COMMUNITY IFC TV 1:00 PM 30 0.03 46
149 TINY HOUSE NATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 209
150 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 82

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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.




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