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January 2, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.29.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  DATELINE dropped 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

 

NOTE:  At this time, we have no Saturday cable ratings lower than the Top 150 on the charts below.

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN had all of the Top 12 slots on Saturday cable (and 13 of the Top 15), spearheaded by its COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS semifinal games at 5.34/4.15, with simulcasts on ESPN2 at 0.13/0.11.  Although those numbers are very big, they’re significantly lower than last season’s semifinals at 7.55/6.32.  ESPN also aired the PEACH BOWL at 2.03, and ESPN2 aired a COLLEGE BASKETBALL game at 0.24.  Fox Sports 1 interrupted ESPN’s sweep with UFC PPV PRELIMS at 0.49.  Hallmark’s original movie A MIDNIGHT KISS was at 0.30.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN returned at 0.28, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN was at 0.22, and GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN was down 0.03 to 0.18.  HGTV’s LOG CABIN LIVING was at 0.24/0.23/0.18/0.18.  ID’s DEADLY DECEPTION was at 0.21.  OWN’s READY TO LOVE ticked down to 0.08.  TBS aired the first half of its marathon of ANGIE TRIBECA’s new season at 0.11/0.08/0.08/0.06/0.05.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday December 29, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: OKLAHOMA/ALABAMA ESPN 8:10 PM 198 5.34 18,494
2 ORANGE BOWL SUST  L ESPN 11:28 PM 24 4.85 16,072
3 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:57 PM 13 4.39 16,230
4 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: NOTRE DAME/CLEMSON ESPN 4:10 PM 206 4.15 16,284
5 COTTON BOWL SUST L ESPN 7:36 PM 14 4.00 15,150
6 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 3:57 PM 13 2.94 11,799
7 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 11:52 PM 14 2.72 8,302
8 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 3:34 PM 23 2.55 9,806
9 PEACH BOWL  L: FLORIDA/MICHIGAN ESPN 12:00 PM 214 2.03 8,366
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:06 AM 66 1.36 3,591
11 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:12 AM 60 0.76 1,816
12 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:12 AM 60 0.50 1,144
13 UFC PPV PRELIMS L: 232:JONES/GUSTAFSSON 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.49 1,148
14 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 180 0.48 1,586
15 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 3:12 AM 30 0.35 828
16 LIFE OF THE PARTY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 105 0.32 1,071
17 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: A MIDNIGHT KISS HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.30 2,308
18 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.28 1,273
19 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 2:01 PM 119 0.24 1,093
20 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.24 1,283
21 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.23 1,174
22 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.22 1,072
23 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 4:00 PM 10 0.22 963
24 DEADLY DECEPTION INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 983
25 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 589
26 WINTERFEST PREVIEW HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.20 1,459
27 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:54 AM 136 0.19 465
28 GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.18 882
29 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.18 981
30 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 518
31 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.18 963
32 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 7:57 PM 13 0.18 709
33 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.16 924
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 829
35 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.15 892
36 TOTAL DRAMARAMA THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.15 502
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 781
38 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:10 PM 22 0.14 336
39 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 902
40 AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.14 599
41 BLOCKERS HBO PRIME 6:15 PM 102 0.14 322
42 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,608
43 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: OKLAHOMA/ALABAMA ESPN2 8:10 PM 198 0.13 575
44 TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 15 0.13 255
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 704
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 710
47 HANGOVER THE HBO PRIME 10:45 PM 100 0.12 309
48 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 362
49 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.12 275
50 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,480
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 693
52 LIFE OF THE PARTY HBO PRIME 3:35 AM 105 0.11 299
53 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.11 433
54 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: NOTRE DAME/CLEMSON ESPN2 4:10 PM 206 0.11 525
55 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN2 11:28 PM 24 0.10 445
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 744
57 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: DAVIDSON/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN2 12:00 PM 121 0.10 394
58 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: GOLDEN STATE/PORTLAND NBA-TV 10:05 PM 145 0.10 314
59 UFC PPV POST FIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 12:39 AM 79 0.10 227
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 850
61 CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN2 7:36 PM 14 0.09 500
62 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,299
63 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,238
64 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: NIGHTMARE BEST FRIEND LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.09 407
65 MILO MURPHYS LAW DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 AM 30 0.09 431
66 READY TO LOVE SPECIAL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.08 379
67 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,069
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 594
69 MAN ON FIRE: MAN ON FIRE HBO PRIME 1:05 AM 146 0.08 217
70 JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 MAXPRIME 10:05 PM 122 0.08 179
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 609
72 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 612
73 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 691
74 S.E. CUPP: UNFILTERED CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 529
75 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 11:52 PM 14 0.08 312
76 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.08 235
77 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 624
78 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.08 915
79 DIE HARD 2: DIE HARD 2 MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 123 0.08 151
80 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 234
81 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.08 257
82 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.07 412
83 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 11:00 AM 60 0.07 239
84 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,328
85 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,179
86 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.07 316
87 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: SPACEBALLS PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 123 0.07 210
88 BEST PLACES TO PIG OUT TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 189
89 UFC PPV PREFIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 90 0.07 198
90 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.07 184
91 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 987
92 ZIMMERN LIST TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.07 219
93 IRON CHEF AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 152
94 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.06 816
95 SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ESPN2 12:06 AM 24 0.06 254
96 ZIMMERN LIST TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.06 258
97 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.06 743
98 HOUSE OF D HBO PRIME 5:20 AM 40 0.06 186
99 MSNBC LIVE W/ R. LUI: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.06 658
100 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,066
101 LIGA PREMIER: LIVER V. ARSENAL 12/29 UNIVERSO 12:24 PM 129 0.06 116
102 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.06 182
103 UP WITH DAVID GURA: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.06 586
104 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 720
105 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 9:30 AM 30 0.06 229
106 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.06 180
107 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:30 AM 90 0.06 132
108 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 743
109 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.06 616
110 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 639
111 DOUBLE DOWN DIY NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.05 216
112 MOUNTAIN MAFIA MOTOR TREND 7:00 AM 30 0.05 126
113 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 AM 54 0.05 154
114 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 752
115 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 143
116 THOROUGHBREDS MAXPRIME 12:10 AM 92 0.05 91
117 GIRLS TRIP: GIRLS TRIP MAXPRIME 1:45 AM 122 0.05 113
118 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.05 172
119 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:33 PM 32 0.05 187
120 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: HOUSTON/NEW ORLEANS NBA-TV 7:00 PM 153 0.05 152
121 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 367
122 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 662
123 ATOMIC BLONDE MAXPRIME 6:05 PM 115 0.05 105
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 237
125 LA REINA DEL SUR UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.04 77
126 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 136
127 PARTIDO AMISTOSO L: AMERICA / SANTOS UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 124 0.04 84
128 LA REINA DEL SUR UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.04 82
129 MAZE RUNNER:THE DEATH CUR: MAZE RUNNER:THE DEATH CUR HBO PRIME 12:45 PM 144 0.04 107
130 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.04 148
131 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.04 105
132 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.04 85
133 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 209
134 PADDINGTON 2 HBO PRIME 7:15 AM 104 0.04 109
135 NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.04 133
136 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 593
137 VICE SPECIAL REPORT: HBO PRIME 4:39 PM 96 0.04 137
138 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.04 656
139 DISCLOSURE: DISCLOSURE MAXPRIME 3:50 AM 128 0.04 86
140 HITMANS BODYGUARD, THE MAXPRIME 2:05 PM 118 0.04 121
141 ROCK DOG HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 75 0.04 77
142 HOUSE POP 7:00 PM 60 0.03 125
143 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 183
144 HOUSE POP 6:00 PM 60 0.03 110
145 MOVIE OF THE WEEK 2HR: SELENA BET HER 9:00 PM 213 0.03 87
146 IRON CHEF AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 100
147 ITALIAN SERIE A FTBLL  L: JUVENTUS/SAMPDORIA ESPN2 6:25 AM 128 0.03 77
148 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.03 225
149 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: BRYANT/IOWA ESPNU 8:04 PM 126 0.03 124
150 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 3:00 AM 60 0.03 132

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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.




3 Comments


  1. Martin

    Do you have Yo-Kai Watch at 8:30 AM and Pokemon at 9 AM on Disney XD.


  2. carbar

    Ratings for OWN’s “Ready To Love” reunion 12/29/18 please



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