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December 28, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.25.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  The Christmas night SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.4, down 1.7 from last week’s game.  Elsewhere, BEAUTY & THE BEAST lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network had Sunday’s other game which, yes, was surreally aired as “Thursday Night Football.”  Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh was by far the strongest programming on Christmas cable at 4.50.  It was followed in the ratings by more sports, an NBA doubleheader on ESPN that had Boston vs. Knicks at 1.36 and Minnesota vs. Oklahoma City at 0.52.  Hallmark’s movie WHEN CALLS THE HEART was at 0.51.  There was more sports via a LIGA socver match on Univision at 0.49.  BBCAmerica’s DOCTOR WHO special was at 0.45, a massive number for that network.  TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS, one of the few regular series to air a Christmas night episode, slipped 0.07 to 0.41. On Food Network, HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP fell 0.18 to 0.32, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was down 0.05 to 0.27, and DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES was at 0.22.  

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 25, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2016 WK 16 – BAL VS. PIT NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 183 4.50 14,772
2 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 7:38 PM 22 2.98 8,878
3 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 1.45 4,726
4 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BOSTON/NEW YORK ESPN 12:00 PM 158 1.36 3,687
5 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.73 2,298
6 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: LA CLIPPERS/LA LAKERS ESPN 10:34 PM 153 0.65 1,609
7 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 11:30 AM 30 0.54 1,415
8 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: MINNESOTA/OKLAHOMA CITY ESPN 7:59 PM 155 0.52 1,389
9 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 30 0.51 1,336
10 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 90 0.51 3,657
11 LIGA MX 12/25: F: TIGRES / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 220 0.49 972
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.47 1,221
13 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:07 AM 90 0.47 1,100
14 DOCTOR WHO: RETURN/DR MYS BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 90 0.45 1,142
15 TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 90 0.43 1,321
16 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.41 1,651
17 PBA BOWLING ESPN 2:38 PM 60 0.35 1,060
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.33 948
19 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,288
20 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.30 828
21 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.27 917
22 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:40 PM 60 0.27 484
23 MOVIE: STALKED BY MY MOTHER LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.24 916
24 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.22 805
25 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,544
26 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,453
27 PBA BOWLING ESPN 3:38 PM 60 0.18 637
28 MIRACLE ON 34TH ST (1947) HBO PRIME 11:00 AM 96 0.16 538
29 NATIONAL TREASURE: NATIONAL TREASURE HBO PRIME 5:15 PM 131 0.16 351
30 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 8:00 AM 94 0.16 414
31 BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF: BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF HBO PRIME 2:10 PM 152 0.16 355
32 DR.SEUSS HOW THE GRINCH HBO PRIME 6:15 AM 105 0.16 354
33 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 7:26 PM 94 0.15 378
34 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.15 1,432
35 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:00 PM 59 0.14 403
36 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 11:30 AM 90 0.14 342
37 FUTBOL CENTRAL 12/25 UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 60 0.14 299
38 SISTER WIVES: GUIDE TO WE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 180 0.14 524
39 MORNING MOVIE 3: GOONIES, THE IFC TV 10:30 AM 150 0.14 364
40 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.14 1,432
41 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,133
42 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,291
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 675
44 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 84 0.12 312
45 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.12 1,156
46 ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 157 0.12 277
47 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,005
48 HAIL, CAESAR HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 106 0.11 313
49 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 713
50 DR. DOLITTLE 2 HBO PRIME 12:40 PM 87 0.11 274
51 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,082
52 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 715
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 763
54 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:40 PM 60 0.10 181
55 AMERICAN JOURNEY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 834
56 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 6:00 AM 60 0.09 266
57 E:60 ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.09 238
58 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN 5:03 PM 27 0.09 236
59 HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT HBO PRIME 9:35 AM 80 0.08 185
60 HAUNTING: BACK FROM THE DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.08 237
61 CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON: FOUR CHRISTMASES SUNDANCE TV 3:30 PM 120 0.08 252
62 MORNING MOVIE 2: RUDY IFC TV 8:00 AM 150 0.08 240
63 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.08 340
64 ALASKA – WATER AND ICE TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 262
65 BREAK HBO PRIME 10:46 PM 14 0.07 153
66 MISS WORLD 2016: N/A E! 9:00 AM 120 0.07 172
67 CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON: SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE SUNDANCE TV 10:30 AM 150 0.07 230
68 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:00 PM 60 0.07 157
69 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 795
70 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 FOR 30: THE 85 BEARS ESPN2 7:30 AM 120 0.06 192
71 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.06 138
72 SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 180
73 MORNING MOVIE 1: STAND BY ME IFC TV 6:00 AM 120 0.06 174
74 NEW DAY- HOLIDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 444
75 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.06 131
76 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 10:15 AM 35 0.06 118
77 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.06 102
78 NEW DAY- HOLIDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 443
79 MIA AND ME NICK JR 8:30 AM 30 0.05 262
80 MIA AND ME NICK JR 8:00 AM 30 0.05 240
81 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 11:25 AM 35 0.05 123
82 NEW DAY- HOLIDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 398
83 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.05 176
84 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:30 AM 30 0.05 87
85 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:40 AM 60 0.05 105
86 PARENTHOOD: PARENTHOOD MAXPRIME 1:30 PM 124 0.05 97
87 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 10:50 AM 35 0.04 103
88 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.04 69
89 CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON: DECK THE HALLS SUNDANCE TV 10:30 PM 120 0.04 141
90 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 154
91 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN2 8:07 PM 24 0.04 147
92 ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, THE HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 11 0.04 113
93 SUPER CUTE YULE LOG ANIMAL PLANET 7:00 AM 60 0.04 148
94 RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS: RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS MAXPRIME 3:35 PM 131 0.04 103
95 THATS AMAZING THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 194
96 LA ULT PALABRA WKND FOX DEPORTES 10:41 PM 61 0.04 83
97 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.04 62
98 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 8:31 PM 119 0.04 109
99 BRITISH SUPERBIKE SERIES VELOCITY 6:00 AM 60 0.04 110
100 LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY G MAXPRIME 9:41 AM 110 0.04 82
101 FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHA VELOCITY 7:00 AM 60 0.04 91
102 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TULSA/ILLINOIS STATE ESPN2 6:00 PM 127 0.04 109
103 BIRDCAGE, THE MAXPRIME 11:31 AM 119 0.03 101
104 GAME SHAKERS NICKTOONS 11:30 PM 30 0.03 153
105 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 6:00 AM 90 0.03 98
106 UNIVISON DEPORTES FC: N/A UNIVISION DEPORTES 3:00 PM 120 0.03 72
107 FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHA VELOCITY 8:00 AM 30 0.03 88
108 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 8:30 AM 35 0.03 90
109 CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS SUNDANCE TV 8:30 AM 120 0.03 158
110 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.03 199
111 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 9:40 AM 35 0.03 83
112 PAID PROGRAMMING CNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.03 107
113 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.03 54
114 CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON: PRANCER SUNDANCE TV 6:00 AM 150 0.03 137
115 CENTRIC GOSPEL CENTRIC 9:00 AM 60 0.03 75
116 LONGEST RIDE, THE: LONGEST RIDE, THE MAXPRIME 5:50 PM 128 0.03 68
117 DOCTOR WHO: POD (COLOR) BBC-AMERICA 9:05 AM 35 0.03 76
118 TEEN TITANS GO BOOMERANG 8:30 PM 30 0.03 100
119 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.03 249
120 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 4:00 PM 60 0.02 52
121 CENTRAL FOX WKND FOX DEPORTES 11:42 PM 59 0.02 38
122 CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLY FOX DEPORTES 12:00 PM 60 0.02 38
123 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.02 243
124 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: STEPHEN F AUSTIN/UTAH ESPNU 12:30 PM 133 0.02 126
125 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 60 0.02 42
126 FRONTERA NBC UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.02 43
127 FRONTERA NBC UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.02 51
128 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.02 252
129 BEAUTIFUL MIND, A: BEAUTIFUL MIND, A MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 135 0.02 40
130 WATER DIVINER, THE MAXPRIME 8:05 PM 111 0.02 54
131 CENTRIC GOSPEL CENTRIC 7:00 AM 60 0.02 38
132 SISTER, SISTER FUSE 4:30 PM 30 0.02 35
133 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 214
134 NBC UNIVERSO MOVIE: JERRY MAGUIRE NBC UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 180 0.02 31
135 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:00 AM 60 0.02 60
136 FRONTERA S6 NBC UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.02 37
137 CENTRIC GOSPEL CENTRIC 8:00 AM 60 0.01 41
138 SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ESPN2 1:08 AM 52 0.01 52
139 FRONTERA NBC UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.01 37
140 PAID PROGRAMMING CNBC 6:30 AM 90 0.01 45
141 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: LA CLIPPERS/LA LAKERS ESPN2 10:30 PM 158 0.01 34
142 CENTRIC GOSPEL CENTRIC 6:00 AM 60 0.01 32
143 BUYING THE VIEW FYI 10:30 AM 30 0.01 41
144 SISTER, SISTER FUSE 3:30 PM 30 0.01 27
145 SISTER, SISTER FUSE 3:00 PM 30 0.01 38
146 BUYING THE VIEW FYI 10:00 AM 30 0.01 30
147 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.01 24
148 MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING: CHALLENGE CUP:CHAMPIONSHIP FOX SPORTS 2 9:00 AM 120 0.01 57
149 SISTER, SISTER FUSE 4:00 PM 30 0.01 19
150 TERM LIFE MAXPRIME 12:20 AM 93 0.01 35

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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.