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December 20, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.17.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  FOX’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT climbed 0.2 in final numbers, but a rerun of the SNL Christmas clip show dropped 0.3, and both the rerun PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS SPECIAL and 48 HOURS fell 0.1.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  In the NFL’s continuing battle to control the days of the week, it declared Saturday night’s NFL Network game to be “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”.  In any case, while it was the easy Saturday cable winner, the Miami vs. Jets game scored a low 1.30 for an NFL match. We’re also in COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl season, and ESPN had a triple feature that all rated at 0.38-0.39. Hallmark’s holiday movie de jour MY CHRISTMAS LOVE was at 0.64.  Adult Swim changed up its late-night line-up a bit on a strong night: DRAGON BALL Z gained a tenth to 0.71/1.405M, then there were 2 episodes of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE at 0.56/0.49 compared to last week’s 0.40, and then the regular line-up picked up with HUNTER X HUNTER up 0.06 to 0.43/824K, NARUTO up 0.07 to 0.39/761K, ONE PIECE up 0.11 to 0.38/700K, and ONE-PUNCH MAN up 0.14 to 0.40/731K.  Spike’s COPS rose 0.05 to 0.41. HBO’s BOXING was at 0.36/0.33/0.31/0.24/0.21/0.21.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION was at 0.26.  TLC’s UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER climbed 0.05 to 0.20.  

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: Saturday December 17, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2016 WK – 15 MIA VS. NYJ NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 173 1.30 4,385
2 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: MY CHRISTMAS LOVE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.64 4,594
3 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:31 PM 23 0.63 1,740
4 JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.56 1,095
5 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 27 0.54 1,928
6 JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.49 937
7 COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 30 0.41 1,358
8 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI/LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE ESPN 9:05 PM 242 0.39 1,335
9 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: APPALACHIAN STATE/TOLEDO ESPN 5:30 PM 215 0.39 1,483
10 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: NEW MEXICO/TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO ESPN 2:09 PM 201 0.38 1,391
11 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 11:54 PM 30 0.36 934
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:01 AM 59 0.35 947
13 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 12:24 AM 22 0.33 835
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 121 0.32 792
15 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:07 AM 60 0.32 801
16 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 11:34 PM 20 0.31 782
17 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GEORGETOWN/SYRACUSE ESPN 12:00 PM 129 0.30 1,057
18 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:54 PM 66 0.30 821
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.28 560
20 UFC ON FOX PRELIMS L: VANZANT/WATERSON FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 180 0.26 679
21 MERRY MADAGASCAR THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.26 992
22 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.26 1,246
23 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.25 774
24 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 112 0.24 799
25 COPS SPIKE TV 5:00 PM 30 0.24 870
26 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 10:54 PM 40 0.24 644
27 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.23 828
28 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 7:22 PM 101 0.23 737
29 POKEMON THE SERIES XYZ THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.22 737
30 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:07 AM 60 0.22 531
31 YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.22 867
32 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 10:44 PM 10 0.21 565
33 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI HBO PRIME 10:10 PM 34 0.21 560
34 SONIC BOOM THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 AM 30 0.21 556
35 UNTOLD STORIES E.R: EXTRA TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.20 868
36 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,926
37 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 573
38 12 FOODS OF XMAS FOOD NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.20 758
39 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS   L: NORTH ALABAMA/NORTHWEST MISSOURI ESPN2 4:00 PM 202 0.20 790
40 BULLS & BEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.19 1,746
41 CAVUTO ON BUSINESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.19 1,795
42 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,678
43 SOUL TRAIN LIFE OF NEW ED BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 90 0.18 671
44 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: STANFORD/TEXAS ESPN2 9:03 PM 147 0.18 576
45 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 3:07 AM 30 0.17 371
46 HARRY POTTER ORDER PHOENI: HARRY POTTER ORDER PHOENI HBO PRIME 5:35 PM 138 0.17 384
47 MARTIAN, THE: MARTIAN, THE HBO PRIME 2:30 PM 142 0.16 452
48 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 2:04 PM 116 0.16 681
49 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SWANSEA CITY/MIDDLEBROUGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 123 0.16 375
50 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:28 AM 29 0.16 367
51 FORBES ON FOX FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.15 1,634
52 FIFA CLUB CPA MNDL TERCER: AMERICA VS ATLETICO NACIONAL FOX DEPORTES 1:52 AM 140 0.15 293
53 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,304
54 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,439
55 SWEETIE PIES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.15 623
56 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 32 0.15 336
57 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.15 441
58 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.14 1,797
59 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 2,096
60 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CHELSEA/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 124 0.13 334
61 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,522
62 PROJECT GRIZZLY ANIMAL PLANET 10:02 PM 60 0.13 537
63 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,280
64 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,755
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 659
66 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,600
67 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARIZONA/TEXAS A&M ESPN2 12:00 PM 124 0.12 328
68 CASHIN IN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.12 1,546
69 RIDE ALONG 2 HBO PRIME 1:17 AM 101 0.12 303
70 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PORTLAND/GOLDEN STATE NBA-TV 10:30 PM 153 0.12 330
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.12 809
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 829
73 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS  L: YOUNGSTOWN STATE/EASTERN WASHINGTON ESPNU 6:30 PM 210 0.11 457
74 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 11:45 AM 94 0.11 299
75 BEING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 12:38 PM 82 0.11 349
76 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,250
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 757
78 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,422
79 HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.11 374
80 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 365
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 638
82 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 687
83 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 882
84 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN DISNEY XD 8:00 PM 30 0.10 383
85 TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.10 286
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 574
87 PEANUTS MOVIE, THE HBO PRIME 7:30 AM 88 0.09 224
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.09 667
89 CENTRIC LIVE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 11:30 AM 68 0.09 245
90 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 969
91 E! NEWS E! 10:00 AM 60 0.09 208
92 OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.09 423
93 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.09 316
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 656
95 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 512
96 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 356
97 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DISNEY XD 8:30 PM 28 0.08 296
98 SEEKER THE:THE DARK IS RI HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 89 0.08 203
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 543
100 ANIMAL ARMORY NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.08 254
101 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 11:30 PM 98 0.08 197
102 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 852
103 VICE SPECIAL REPORT:HOUSE HBO PRIME 1:20 PM 70 0.08 217
104 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 293
105 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 3:00 AM 60 0.07 162
106 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 448
107 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 338
108 CAR FIX VELOCITY 11:00 AM 30 0.07 249
109 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.07 664
110 ANIMAL ARMORY NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.07 201
111 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 3:50 AM 112 0.07 193
112 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 457
113 ALL GIRLS GARAGE VELOCITY 11:30 AM 30 0.07 302
114 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 4:12 AM 56 0.06 133
115 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 3:35 AM 13 0.06 148
116 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.06 235
117 NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESPN2 6:00 AM 60 0.06 134
118 UFC FOX POST FIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 10:24 PM 66 0.06 139
119 AMERICAN PIE 2 MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 105 0.06 136
120 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 1:03 AM 57 0.06 164
121 PATTI LABELLE S PLACE COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.06 169
122 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 501
123 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 383
124 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 537
125 HOTEL FOR DOGS HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 100 0.06 200
126 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 512
127 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 488
128 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.06 194
129 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 383
130 KRAMPUS MAXPRIME 6:40 PM 98 0.06 126
131 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.06 376
132 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 224
133 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 345
134 TEXAS FLIP AND MOVE GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY 9:00 PM 60 0.06 135
135 PATTI LABELLE S PLACE COOKING CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.06 185
136 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 414
137 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN2 8:30 AM 30 0.05 133
138 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 210
139 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 392
140 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 261
141 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARKANSAS/TEXAS ESPNU 2:40 PM 129 0.05 216
142 NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFL NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.05 156
143 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.05 192
144 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.05 383
145 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 429
146 FIFA CLUB COPA MNDL FNL FOX DEPORTES 5:22 AM 38 0.05 115
147 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 301
148 SCANDAL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.05 137
149 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 414
150 TINY LUXURY DIY NETWORK 2:30 PM 30 0.05 183

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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.