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December 28, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.24.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  The only network affected by final numbers was CBS, but to such an extent that local preemptions may have been involved:  the OPRAH WINFREY SPECIAL fell 0.3, the first half of 48 HOURS also dropped 0.3, and the 2d half plunged 0.4.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The NFL continues to rename the days of the week, calling NFL Network’s Saturday game “Thursday Night Football” for contractual reasons.  Its 1.93 score easily dominated Christmas Eve cable, and was up 0.63 from last Saturday’s “Thursday” game.  The closest competition was Adult Swim’s midnight SCAVENGERS at 0.56.  ESPN’s Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game scored 0.32.  A 7AM episode of POKEMON on Cartoon Network was at 0.30, with lead-out JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION at 0.25.  

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 24, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2016 WK 16 – CIN VS. HOU NFL NETWORK 8:26 PM 164 1.93 6,278
2 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:14 PM 22 1.26 3,611
3 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 26 1.17 3,785
4 SCAVENGERS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.56 1,107
5 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.55 1,441
6 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:36 PM 102 0.55 1,539
7 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.44 1,165
8 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:53 PM 90 0.33 1,009
9 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: HAWAII/MIDDLE TENNESSEE ESPN 8:00 PM 233 0.32 1,359
10 POKEMON THE SERIES XYZ THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.30 826
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.30 776
12 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.29 2,130
13 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.27 1,015
14 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.27 873
15 BULLS & BEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.27 1,875
16 JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.25 730
17 HOME ALONE HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 103 0.24 588
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.21 574
19 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.20 1,765
20 CAVUTO ON BUSINESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.19 1,719
21 FORBES ON FOX FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.17 1,697
22 CASHIN IN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.17 1,619
23 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.16 1,336
24 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.16 418
25 HAIL, CAESAR HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 106 0.15 573
26 MARTIAN, THE: MARTIAN, THE HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 142 0.15 453
27 PBA BOWLING ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 472
28 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,515
29 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.15 971
30 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 426
31 SURPRISE! XMAS CAROL! TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 60 0.14 393
32 BUCKET LIST THE HBO PRIME 11:45 AM 97 0.14 426
33 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 965
34 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,118
35 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.13 310
36 HAIL, CAESAR HBO PRIME 12:30 AM 106 0.13 301
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 639
38 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,118
39 CAST AWAY: CAST AWAY HBO PRIME 5:30 PM 144 0.11 329
40 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: CATHOLICS VS CONVICTS ESPN2 12:00 AM 120 0.11 273
41 FAMILY MAN, THE: FAMILY MAN, THE HBO PRIME 1:25 PM 126 0.11 323
42 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 286
43 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 894
44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 680
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 603
46 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 857
47 E:60 ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 223
48 JURASSIC WORLD: JURASSIC WORLD MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 124 0.09 227
49 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 8:00 PM 90 0.09 257
50 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.09 261
51 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 465
52 FNR: THE TRUMP REVOLUTION FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 807
53 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 9:30 PM 60 0.08 211
54 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 3:35 PM 112 0.08 232
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 678
56 ASTRONAUTS WIFE, THE HBO PRIME 2:20 AM 109 0.08 182
57 SCANDAL BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.08 207
58 TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.08 237
59 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.08 297
60 SPORT SCIENCE ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.07 179
61 VACATION MAXPRIME 12:05 AM 99 0.07 192
62 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 341
63 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 404
64 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.07 237
65 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.07 253
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 30 0.07 489
67 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 90 0.06 214
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 507
69 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 9:00 AM 30 0.06 170
70 BREAK HBO PRIME 9:46 PM 14 0.06 209
71 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 9:30 AM 30 0.06 188
72 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 162
73 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 458
74 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 288
75 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: FANTASTIC LIES ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.06 196
76 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.06 182
77 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN2 8:30 AM 30 0.06 142
78 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 519
79 PEANUTS BOOMERANG 11:00 AM 30 0.05 184
80 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 4:00 AM 60 0.05 113
81 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 257
82 SIMPSONS MOVIE MAXPRIME 8:30 PM 87 0.05 126
83 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN2 6:00 AM 60 0.05 124
84 CINE ESPECIAL SAT 6P: 12 DOG DAYS TILL CHRISTMA GALAVISION 6:00 PM 120 0.05 135
85 DOCTOR WHO: POWER/DALEKS BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 35 0.05 177
86 AMERICAN GANGSTER: AMERICAN GANGSTER MAXPRIME 1:45 AM 157 0.05 137
87 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 398
88 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 325
89 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 268
90 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 381
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 488
92 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 481
93 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 144
94 ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, THE HBO PRIME 4:10 AM 110 0.05 125
95 ALVIN & CHIPMUNKS: ROAD C HBO PRIME 7:25 AM 92 0.04 125
96 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 410
97 LOUD HOUSE NICKTOONS 10:30 PM 30 0.04 223
98 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 5:40 PM 20 0.04 293
99 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.04 155
100 BEYBLADE: BURST DISNEY XD 9:00 AM 30 0.04 214
101 UNACCOMPANIED MINORS HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 80 0.04 119
102 PAID PROGRAMMING CNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.04 90
103 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 11:15 AM 35 0.04 301
104 PEANUTS BOOMERANG 11:30 AM 30 0.04 136
105 SNEAK PEEK: HLN ORIGINAL HLN 12:00 PM 60 0.04 159
106 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.04 126
107 POWER RANGERS DSC NICKTOONS 12:30 PM 30 0.04 195
108 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 6:00 PM 15 0.04 273
109 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 289
110 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 5:05 PM 35 0.04 298
111 ANTWONE FISHER: ANTWONE FISHER MAXPRIME 6:55 AM 120 0.04 70
112 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 198
113 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.04 122
114 FRANK MILLERS SIN CITY MAXPRIME 6:00 AM 24 0.04 66
115 ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 51 0.04 95
116 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.03 118
117 LOUD HOUSE NICKTOONS 10:00 PM 30 0.03 185
118 HARVEY BEAKS NICKTOONS 11:00 PM 30 0.03 143
119 MONSTER JAM SEAS PRE 2017 FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 PM 60 0.03 101
120 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 111
121 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 246
122 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 254
123 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.03 93
124 BLACK SALT MAXPRIME 6:25 AM 26 0.03 54
125 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 2:45 PM 35 0.03 267
126 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 8:55 AM 35 0.03 187
127 UPROOTED COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.03 72
128 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 9:30 AM 35 0.03 187
129 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 284
130 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 139
131 42: 42 MAXPRIME 2:35 PM 128 0.03 64
132 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.02 79
133 JUST CAUSE MAXPRIME 10:50 AM 102 0.02 89
134 CENTRIC HITS 2HR CENTRIC 8:00 AM 60 0.02 39
135 CINE ESPECIAL SAT 8P: MERRY KISSMAS GALAVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.02 76
136 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 11:50 AM 35 0.02 296
137 CUENTAMELO..AL FIN SA230P GALAVISION 2:30 PM 60 0.02 68
138 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 60 0.02 49
139 CENTRIC HITS 2HR CENTRIC 9:00 AM 60 0.02 38
140 CENTRAL FOX WKND FOX DEPORTES 11:00 PM 60 0.02 40
141 NEW BEST FRIEND MAXPRIME 4:25 AM 91 0.02 71
142 CENTRIC HITS 2HR CENTRIC 7:00 AM 60 0.02 31
143 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.02 192
144 CENTRIC HITS 2HR CENTRIC 6:00 AM 60 0.02 30
145 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 6:35 AM 35 0.02 95
146 CRIMSON TIDE MAXPRIME 12:35 PM 116 0.02 85
147 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 216
148 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME: HAWAII/MIDDLE TENNESSEE ESPNU 4:00 AM 120 0.02 43
149 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.02 36
150 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW MARATH SUNDANCE TV 12:25 PM 35 0.02 293

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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.