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December 20, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.18.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 8.1, down 0.6 from last week’s game, but still a high number for the season.  In addition, football adjustments dropped 60 MINUTES half a point in final numbers, while ELEMENTARY didn’t have the NFL to blame for a 0.2 fall after NCIS: LA and MADAM SECRETARY remained unchanged.  Local football overruns may also have hit FOX’s BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE, down 0.2.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Hallmark’s SLEIGH BELLS RING topped the scripted end of Sunday cable at 0.66.  The season finale of Showtime’s newly-renewed SHAMELESS rose 0.02 to 0.62, and THE AFFAIR was up 0.03 to 0.22.  TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS gained 0.04 to 0.48.  On E!, THE ROYALS fell a tenth to 0.21, after lead-in MARIAH’S WORLD dropped 0.08 to 0.33, on a night that began with a special ROB & CHYNA at 0.44.  The season finale of USA’s EYEWITNESS was up 0.05 to 0.20.

On the unscripted side, Bravo was dominant with REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, up 0.04 to 1.07. On Discovery, ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER rose 0.13 to 0.60, and EDGE OF ALASKA was up 0.04 to 0.35.  Food Network’s HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP dropped 0.06 to 0.50, CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS ticked down to 0.33, and GUY’S GROCERY GAMES fell 0.11 to 0.32. On TLC, SISTER WIVES was at 0.44 for a 2-hour episode, compared to 0.48/0.47 for the 2 hours that aired last week, and MARRIED BY MOM & DAD was down 0.05 to 0.16.  A&E’s HOARDERS returned at 0.27/0.24.   

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: Sunday December 18, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.07 2,555
2 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: SLEIGH BELLS RING HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.66 4,172
3 SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 58 0.62 1,716
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.61 1,547
5 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.60 2,847
6 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.50 1,861
7 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.49 1,198
8 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.48 1,857
9 SISTER WIVES: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.44 1,460
10 ROB & CHYNA-SP E! 8:00 PM 60 0.44 947
11 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.36 771
12 EDGE OF ALASKA DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 62 0.35 1,601
13 MARIAHS WORLD E! 9:00 PM 60 0.33 731
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.33 819
15 CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.33 1,263
16 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 128 0.32 741
17 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.32 1,307
18 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 1,154
19 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.31 940
20 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.27 606
21 HOARDERS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.27 848
22 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.27 1,111
23 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.26 1,233
24 SURFS UP NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 90 0.25 1,174
25 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.25 1,053
26 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,113
27 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.24 1,160
28 HOARDERS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.24 723
29 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.23 630
30 PBA BOWLING ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.23 550
31 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.23 1,048
32 AFFAIR, THE S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:01 PM 58 0.22 724
33 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.21 564
34 ROYALS, THE E! 10:00 PM 63 0.21 532
35 EYEWITNESS USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 741
36 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,576
37 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.19 366
38 DINNER AT TIFFANIS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.19 665
39 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 1,789
40 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.18 460
41 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.18 540
42 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.18 1,423
43 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:35 PM 103 0.17 378
44 MARRIED BY MOM & DAD TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.16 596
45 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:33 AM 24 0.16 349
46 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,545
47 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,674
48 SPIKE TV MOVIE: BRIDESMAIDS SPIKE TV 2:30 PM 180 0.16 399
49 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,425
50 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.15 471
51 WILD AUSTRALIA: N/A ANIMAL PLANET 7:00 PM 120 0.14 668
52 MIKE THE KNIGHT NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.14 589
53 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.14 363
54 SPIKE TV MOVIE: O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU SPIKE TV 12:00 PM 150 0.13 458
55 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,230
56 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,074
57 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,352
58 LEGENDS & LIES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 1,171
59 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.12 677
60 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 362
61 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,198
62 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.11 380
63 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.11 327
64 MIKE THE KNIGHT NICK JR 7:30 PM 30 0.11 536
65 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:23 AM 130 0.11 270
66 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 811
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.11 253
68 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 981
69 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.10 333
70 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.10 339
71 OCEAN WARRIORS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.10 419
72 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 285
73 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 9:30 AM 30 0.10 277
74 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 329
75 COLL FOOTBALL STUDIO ESPN 8:30 PM 30 0.10 257
76 WONDER LIST CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 434
77 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 937
78 BUNDESLIGA – L: LEVERKUSEN VS INGLOSTADT FOX DEPORTES 11:20 AM 131 0.09 184
79 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 8:05 AM 33 0.09 157
80 OCEAN WARRIORS ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 61 0.09 354
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 619
82 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.09 294
83 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 9:00 AM 30 0.09 198
84 FIFA CLUB COPA MNDL FNL: 2016-REAL MADRID VS KASHIMA ANTLERS FOX DEPORTES 6:00 AM 125 0.09 168
85 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 679
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 465
87 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.08 295
88 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 870
89 BILLIARDS INTL EVENTS ESPN2 9:12 PM 58 0.08 212
90 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO WKND FOX DEPORTES 1:31 PM 29 0.08 135
91 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 396
92 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.08 156
93 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 112 0.08 237
94 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 585
95 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:05 PM 70 0.07 201
96 MIA AND ME NICK JR 8:00 AM 30 0.07 360
97 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 241
98 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.07 582
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 508
100 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 531
101 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 428
102 SELF/LESS HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 117 0.07 171
103 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 219
104 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: GONZAGA/TENNESSEE ESPN2 4:06 PM 129 0.07 255
105 BRIDE WARS HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 89 0.07 140
106 AVIATOR, THE: AVIATOR, THE HBO PRIME 6:00 PM 170 0.07 160
107 BILLIARDS INTL EVENTS ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.07 165
108 BILLIARDS INTL EVENTS ESPN2 8:13 PM 59 0.07 169
109 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 381
110 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 472
111 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 229
112 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE 4 CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.06 167
113 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.06 451
114 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.06 134
115 ALVINNN CHIPMUNKS NICKTOONS 10:30 AM 30 0.06 179
116 UFC CLASSICS FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 PM 60 0.06 137
117 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.06 429
118 WCB: 12/17/16 HOPKINS/SMI: N/A HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 165 0.06 194
119 ANTHOLOGY-SPORTS ESPN 9:00 PM 60 0.06 209
120 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 468
121 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:53 PM 44 0.06 208
122 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 296
123 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 435
124 YU-GI-OH! ARC-V NICKTOONS 10:00 AM 30 0.05 166
125 SAN ANDREAS MAXPRIME 8:25 AM 114 0.05 131
126 SELF/LESS HBO PRIME 1:00 PM 117 0.05 123
127 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 408
128 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.05 194
129 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO WKND FOX DEPORTES 11:09 AM 11 0.05 112
130 CROSSFIT GAMES ESPN2 6:15 PM 118 0.05 175
131 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 358
132 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:13 PM 22 0.05 126
133 DONNIE AFTER DARK 2 TV ONE 11:00 PM 60 0.05 105
134 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 434
135 HAUNTING: BACK FROM THE DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.05 158
136 LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES TEENNICK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 260
137 IN THE HOUSE CENTRIC 6:00 PM 43 0.05 126
138 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 112
139 UNIQUE SWEETS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.05 130
140 EVEREST: EVEREST HBO PRIME 6:55 AM 121 0.05 126
141 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.05 378
142 WEATHER GEEKS THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 30 0.05 283
143 IN THE HOUSE CENTRIC 5:24 PM 36 0.05 118
144 MORNING MOVIE 1: JERRY MAGUIRE IFC TV 6:30 AM 180 0.05 120
145 UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FOX SPORTS 1 10:30 PM 30 0.05 105
146 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 334
147 TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKTOONS 12:30 PM 30 0.04 202
148 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.04 200
149 IN THE HOUSE CENTRIC 6:43 PM 43 0.04 116
150 IN THE HOUSE CENTRIC 7:26 PM 43 0.04 112

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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.