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December 5, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.2.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL game stayed at 1.6, and FOX’s adjusted up to 3.6.  Elsewhere, the rerun of KEVIN CAN WAIT fell 0.2, and DATELINE as well as the reruns of WILL & GRACE and MAN WITH A PLAN lost 0.1 in final numbers.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Dec 02.SAT

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On college football’s conference championship day, it was ESPN’s COLLEGE GAMEDAY that topped cable at 0.64.  A&E’s LIVE PD slipped 0.03 to 0.54.  Hallmark’s movie CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN was at 0.50.  Adult Swim’s line-up returned from a week off, with DRAGON BALL at 0.47/0.35, BLACK CLOVER at 0.30, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES at 0.28, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM at 0.25, HUNTER X HUNTER at 0.24/526K, LUPIN THE 3RD at 0.27, NARUTO at 0.25/506K, OUTLAW STAR at 0.18/396K, COWBOY BEBOP at 0.17/404K, and GHOST IN THE SHELL at 0.16/384K.  Nickelodeon’s 10AM SPONGEBOB was at 0.45, and the noon POWER RANGERS was at 0.27.  In primetime, once again a show was split between Nickelodeon and Nick At Nite, as TINY CHRISTMAS rated for an hour at 0.25 and the remaining 30 minutes at 0.28, also simulcasting on Nicktoons at 0.05 and TeenNick at 0.04/267K.  HBO’s special MICHELLE WOLF: NICE LADY was at 0.14, and its BOXING lead-out rated its segments at 0.16/0.23/0.28/0.34/0.29.  Univision’s LIGA soccer match was at 0.32.  Travel Channel’s GHOST ADVENTURES dropped 0.04 to 0.27.  Fox Sports 1’s UFC PRELIMS was at 0.26.  On Food Network, PIONEER WOMAN dropped 0.06 to 0.25, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN ticked down to 0.24, KITCHEN AT FN also dipped 0.01 to 0.24, and VALERIE’S HOME COOKING rose 0.07 to 0.22.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION held at 0.19.  On OWN, WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S dropped 0.02 to 0.11, and CHECKED INN lost a tick to 0.07.  BBCAmerica’s DIRK GENTLY fell 0.02 to 0.07.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Dec 02.SAT

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday December 2, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.64 1,856
2 LIVE PD: 80 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.54 1,759
3 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.50 3,964
4 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 30 0.47 1,029
5 SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.45 1,828
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 74 0.40 995
7 DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.35 799
8 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI HBO PRIME 11:18 PM 47 0.34 944
9 LIGA MX SAT: SF: TIGRES / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 150 0.32 621
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:15 AM 46 0.31 796
11 BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 30 0.30 690
12 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI HBO PRIME 12:05 AM 21 0.29 777
13 TINY CHRISTMAS NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 30 0.28 1,370
14 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI HBO PRIME 11:01 PM 17 0.28 797
15 JOJOS ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.28 621
16 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 670
17 LUPIN THE 3RD: PART 4 ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.27 533
18 POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.27 1,023
19 UFC PPV PRELIMS L: 218:HOLLOWAY/ALDO 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.26 694
20 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:01 AM 59 0.26 647
21 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.25 553
22 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.25 610
23 OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY SHOWTIME PRIME 9:00 PM 105 0.25 676
24 TINY CHRISTMAS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 60 0.25 1,482
25 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.25 1,215
26 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.24 500
27 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.24 1,114
28 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.24 1,123
29 YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 946
30 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI HBO PRIME 10:12 PM 49 0.23 697
31 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 5:37 PM 118 0.23 745
32 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 120 0.23 529
33 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: AKRON/TOLEDO ESPN 12:01 PM 235 0.22 652
34 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.22 960
35 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,041
36 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,999
37 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.20 950
38 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS IN ANGEL FALLS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.20 1,769
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.20 927
40 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,065
41 BAKED IN VERMONT FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.19 886
42 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.19 2,067
43 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.19 1,084
44 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,994
45 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: FRESNO STATE/BOISE STATE ESPN 7:44 PM 216 0.18 623
46 WWOD MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELE: N/A FREEFORM 11:00 AM 125 0.17 610
47 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 3:56 PM 101 0.17 625
48 KONG: SKULL ISLAND HBO PRIME 2:46 PM 118 0.17 548
49 JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 15 0.17 519
50 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,795
51 TANGLED: THE SERIES DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 25 0.17 948
52 UNFORGETTABLE HBO PRIME 7:15 PM 100 0.17 623
53 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 11 0.16 555
54 RELATIONSHEP FIRST LOOK BRAVO 1:50 PM 13 0.16 377
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 858
56 CAJUN ACES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.15 633
57 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.15 1,559
58 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.15 829
59 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: FOUR CHRISTMASES & A WEDD LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.15 951
60 MICHELLE WOLF: NICE LADY HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 57 0.14 509
61 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 789
62 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,500
63 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 896
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 742
65 GLOBAL WARNING CNN 2:30 PM 30 0.14 780
66 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.14 1,350
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 693
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.14 828
69 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 13 0.14 865
70 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,086
71 PGA TOUR: 2017 WORLD CHALLENGE GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 147 0.13 805
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.13 678
73 AMC MOVIE: HOCUS POCUS AMC 8:00 PM 120 0.13 454
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.13 744
75 CAJUN ACES FOOD NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.13 557
76 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/BRIGHTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 123 0.13 323
77 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.13 1,242
78 DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.12 1,021
79 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:20 PM 41 0.12 347
80 HEY DUGGEE NICK JR 12:00 PM 30 0.12 551
81 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 1,856
82 CAKE BOSS TLC 8:00 PM 62 0.12 419
83 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 32 0.12 269
84 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,696
85 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.12 221
86 FRIENDS OF HEARTLAKE CITY DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 25 0.12 734
87 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.12 1,084
88 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.12 717
89 AXE FILES CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 866
90 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 935
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 869
92 PREMIER LEAGUE L: NEWCASTLE/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 126 0.11 287
93 SWEETIE PIES OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.11 538
94 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 945
95 FUTBOL CENTRAL (PT) SAT UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 30 0.10 208
96 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 643
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 12:00 PM 30 0.10 1,001
98 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 987
99 VELSHI & RUHLE MSNBC 12:30 PM 30 0.09 866
100 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:30 AM 30 0.09 598
101 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:30 AM 27 0.09 276
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 781
103 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 61 0.09 257
104 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:01 AM 59 0.09 273
105 DUCKTALES (2017) DISNEY XD 8:00 AM 30 0.08 397
106 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.08 724
107 COLD JUSTICE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.08 496
108 SEX & THE CITY (THE MOVIE: SEX & THE CITY (THE MOVIE HBO PRIME 4:45 PM 145 0.08 231
109 DIRK GENTLYS HOLISTIC DET BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 60 0.07 259
110 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 1,105
111 CHECKED INN OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.07 350
112 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.07 720
113 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 295
114 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:00 PM 60 0.07 141
115 CAT VS. DOG ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 61 0.07 479
116 UFC PPV PREFIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 60 0.07 170
117 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L: TROY/ARKANSAS STATE ESPN2 7:30 PM 231 0.07 225
118 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.07 239
119 SESAME STREET HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 26 0.07 126
120 FORENSIC FILES HLN 8:00 PM 30 0.06 413
121 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L: NORTH TEXAS/FLORIDA ATLANTIC ESPN2 12:00 PM 205 0.06 255
122 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/WATFORD CNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 147
123 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.06 125
124 SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.06 331
125 ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE HBO PRIME 7:25 AM 95 0.06 175
126 CAR FIX VELOCITY 11:00 AM 30 0.06 268
127 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SOUTH DAKOTA/DUKE ESPN2 3:30 PM 126 0.06 251
128 HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 349
129 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,040
130 HBO FIRST LOOK HBO PRIME 1:29 AM 13 0.06 155
131 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,119
132 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.06 377
133 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 247
134 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.05 429
135 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN2 1:25 AM 60 0.05 141
136 UFC PPV POST FIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 12:37 AM 83 0.05 114
137 TINY CHRISTMAS NICKTOONS 8:00 PM 90 0.05 201
138 UNFORGETTABLE HBO PRIME 2:43 AM 100 0.05 177
139 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 140
140 HUGH HEWITT MSNBC 8:00 AM 30 0.05 376
141 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 156
142 E! NEWS E! 9:30 AM 60 0.05 135
143 DATELINE MSNBC 4:00 AM 60 0.05 258
144 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 326
145 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.05 174
146 BUNSEN IS A BEAST! NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.05 164
147 KICKBOXING: GLORY 48 ESPN2 11:21 PM 124 0.05 151
148 MICHELLE WOLF: NICE LADY HBO PRIME 1:44 AM 57 0.05 154
149 DATELINE MSNBC 6:00 AM 60 0.05 301
150 STAR VS FORCES OF EVIL DISNEY XD 8:30 AM 30 0.05 300

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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.




5 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have Milo Murphy’s Law at 9 am and Pickle and Peanut The 9:30 am on Disney XD, and Tiny Christmas at 8 pm on TeenNick?


  2. Jonathan

    The first night of the expanded Toonami didn’t do so hot.


  3. Ryan

    Do you have the season finale of Ovation’s “Versailles” and Reelz’s “Murder Made Me Famous”?

    Thanks



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