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December 5, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.3.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.4, up 0.4 from last week’s game.  Elsewhere, the AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS rerun and the NCIS: LA rerun lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Dec 03.SUN

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Yes, AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD is still the most-watched drama on TV next to GAME OF THRONES, and it’s going to stay on the air for years to come.  But as the series heads into Sunday’s midseason finale, it fell 0.29 from last week to 3.28, down a scary 1.67 from the same weekend in 2016.  TALKING DEAD dropped 0.16 to 1.16, and COMIC BOOK MEN was up 0.04 to 0.22.  Hallmark’s CHRISTMAS AT HOLLY LODGE movie was at 0.58.  On Showtime, SHAMELESS slipped 0.04 to 0.57, SMILF gained 0.02 to 0.17, and WHITE FAMOUS was up 0.04 to 0.11.  On Adult Swim, SQUIDBILLIES ticked down to 0.39, and THE JELLIES ticked up to 0.34.  On HBO, the season finale of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM ticked down to 0.30.  Starz’s OUTLANDER climbed 0.03 to 0.29, and THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE was at 0.06/0.05, compared to last week’s 0.05/0.04.  TBS’s SEARCH PARTY was at 0.22/0.15, compared to last week’s 0.21/0.13.  TNT’s GOOD BEHAVIOR ticked down to 0.15. 

Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA jumped 0.16 to 1.00.  On TLC, 90 DAY FIANCE rose 0.08 to 0.63, and UNEXPECTED was up 0.02 to 0.34.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS RANKINGS SHOW reached its climax at 0.53.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS fell 0.09 to 0.41, and WAGS held at 0.18.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was at 0.40/0.29 compared to last week’s 0.35 hour.  Univision’s LIGA soccer match was at 0.34.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES rose 0.05 to 0.31, and GUY’S BIG PROJECT was up 0.02 to 0.21.  On ID, TRUE STORY OF THE DATING GAME KILLER was at 0.31, and a lead-in special was at 0.25.  On Nickelodeon, LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES was at 0.23, simulcast on TeenNick at 0.02/166K and Nicktoons at 0.02/97K.  HGTV’s line-up was led by ISLAND LIFE at 0.22/0.22, compared to last week’s 0.23/0.23.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Dec 03.SUN

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday December 3, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 64 3.28 7,468
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:04 PM 60 1.16 2,750
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.00 2,314
4 90 DAY FIANCE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.63 1,845
5 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS AT HOLLY LODGE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.58 3,869
6 SHAMELESS S8 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 55 0.57 1,507
7 CFP RANKINGS SHOW  L: N/A ESPN 12:00 PM 240 0.53 1,630
8 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.41 964
9 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 180 0.40 1,040
10 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 62 0.40 2,137
11 SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.39 866
12 LIGA MX L: SF: MONTERREY / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 150 0.34 703
13 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 64 0.34 1,032
14 JELLIES, THE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.34 741
15 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.31 987
16 TRUE STORY OF THE DATING INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,267
17 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 49 0.30 881
18 ALASKA: LAST FRONTIER SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:02 PM 61 0.29 1,735
19 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.29 667
20 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.29 770
21 OUTLANDER 3 STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 53 0.29 1,509
22 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.28 597
23 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.28 793
24 DATING GAME KILLER: N/A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 120 0.25 1,092
25 LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.23 1,241
26 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: MY CHRISTMAS PRINCE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.23 1,090
27 SEARCH PARTY TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.22 695
28 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.22 1,137
29 90 DAY FIANCE: MORE TO LO: N/A TLC 6:00 PM 120 0.22 720
30 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.22 1,113
31 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:07 AM 30 0.22 556
32 GIADAS HOLIDAY HANDBOOK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.21 824
33 GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.21 827
34 GUYS BIG PROJECT FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 663
35 BOBBY AND DAMARIS SHOW FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.20 831
36 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.20 1,107
37 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,842
38 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,062
39 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.20 498
40 DEEPWATER HORIZON HBO PRIME 8:05 PM 107 0.20 653
41 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.19 1,041
42 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.19 962
43 MYSTICONS NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 30 0.19 589
44 WAGS E! 10:00 PM 60 0.18 422
45 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.18 499
46 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,600
47 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 30 0.18 852
48 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,019
49 SMILF S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 27 0.17 529
50 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,430
51 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 131 0.17 392
52 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,917
53 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 13 0.16 856
54 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,055
55 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.16 1,003
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.16 830
57 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 779
58 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: MAGICAL XMAS ORNAMENTS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.15 1,389
59 SEARCH PARTY TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.15 439
60 BEACH HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.15 885
61 GOOD BEHAVIOR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.15 538
62 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 362
63 PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.14 637
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 691
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 741
66 FANTASY SHOW   L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.14 260
67 MARVELS AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DISNEY XD 8:30 AM 30 0.14 395
68 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 60 0.14 270
69 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,185
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 680
71 SUICIDE SQUAD: SUICIDE SQUAD HBO PRIME 7:50 AM 123 0.13 350
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 696
73 MONSTERS INSIDE ME ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.12 421
74 TIME MACHINE: MANSON SPEAKS: MIND MADMAN P1 HISTORY 9:00 PM 123 0.12 549
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 617
76 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 90 0.12 362
77 GONE IN 60 SECONDS HBO PRIME 12:30 PM 118 0.12 287
78 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.12 333
79 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L: N/A ESPN 8:30 PM 150 0.11 337
80 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,012
81 WHITE FAMOUS S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:30 PM 28 0.11 287
82 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 994
83 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.11 444
84 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 692
85 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.11 920
86 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L: N/A ESPN2 9:00 AM 180 0.11 270
87 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESPN 4:00 PM 110 0.11 515
88 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,003
89 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,269
90 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: HOUSTON/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 9:34 PM 140 0.10 265
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.10 807
92 WANTED (2008) HBO PRIME 6:10 PM 110 0.10 313
93 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:37 PM 90 0.10 296
94 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DISNEY XD 8:00 AM 30 0.10 305
95 SECRETS OF CHRISTS TOMB NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.10 669
96 SPLIT HBO PRIME 2:30 PM 117 0.10 255
97 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,099
98 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.09 290
99 CRIMINAL CONFESSIONS OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.09 412
100 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.09 281
101 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 297
102 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 392
103 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:28 AM 29 0.08 215
104 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 945
105 SHIMMER AND SHINE NICK JR 1:00 PM 30 0.08 366
106 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 836
107 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 889
108 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.08 753
109 SPIKE TV MOVIE: JACK AND JILL (2011) SPIKE TV 2:00 PM 120 0.08 186
110 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: SAN ANTONIO/OKLAHOMA CITY NBA-TV 6:58 PM 156 0.08 237
111 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 112 0.08 544
112 INTRUDERS ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 61 0.08 355
113 REGAL ACADEMY NICK JR 1:30 PM 30 0.07 327
114 SUNNY DAY NICK JR 12:00 PM 30 0.07 387
115 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.07 659
116 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.07 688
117 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.07 133
118 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 816
119 HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 381
120 SULLY HBO PRIME 4:30 PM 96 0.07 229
121 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT NICK JR 12:30 PM 30 0.07 331
122 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:08 PM 52 0.07 139
123 HEADLINERS MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 734
124 TV1 ORIGINAL MOVIE: MISS ME THIS CHRISTMAS TV ONE 7:00 PM 120 0.07 257
125 CHARLES MANSON: THE FINAL: 101: CHARLES MANSON: THE FINAL WORDS REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.07 244
126 BBCA MOVIE: TITANIC BBC-AMERICA 3:00 PM 270 0.07 232
127 LARRYMANIA S6 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.07 127
128 MICHELLE WOLF: NICE LADY HBO PRIME 10:52 PM 57 0.06 229
129 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 739
130 WCB: 12/2/17 COTTO/ALI: N/A HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 145 0.06 174
131 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:50 PM 70 0.06 259
132 FUTBOL CENTRAL L UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 30 0.06 142
133 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 466
134 MTV FLORIBAMA SHORE SPIKE TV 2:00 AM 60 0.06 113
135 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 231
136 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.06 596
137 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.06 330
138 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.06 172
139 GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, TH STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 26 0.06 297
140 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 233
141 RIDE ALONG 2 MAXPRIME 1:50 PM 101 0.05 161
142 E:60 ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.05 142
143 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 442
144 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 AM 124 0.05 212
145 GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, TH STARZ PRIMARY 9:28 PM 29 0.05 226
146 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: 12 DAYS OF GIVING UP 7:00 PM 120 0.05 407
147 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SETON HALL/LOUISVILLE ESPN2 4:03 PM 126 0.05 247
148 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 189
149 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.05 120
150 HURRICANES 2017 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 176

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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.




18 Comments


  1. Amaury

    Awful for Nickelodeon! Just awful!


  2. Amaury

    Hey, Mitch! When you can, what were the simulcast ratings for both Lip Sync Battle Shorties and School of Rock at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM on TeenNick and Nicktoons? Thanks!


  3. Martin

    Do you have the simulcasts of Lip Sync Battle Shorties at 7pm on Nicktoons and TeenNick and School of Rock at 7:30pm on Nicktoons and TeenNick ?


    • Martin

      Nevermind, someone else already posted a request.


    • Mitch Salem

      Rock was 0.03/177K on TeenNick and 0.01/61K. The other is in the text.

      Fair warning, though: if these networks are going to start regularly simulcasting their schedules, we’re not going to be able to keep covering those runs here.


      • Amaury

        That’s a shame, but understandable.

        Too bad these aren’t the top 200 or top 250 ratings, but they’re likely staying at top 150. I know it was originally top 25 when you started these in August 2014, then top 100 sometime in April 2015, and then the top 150 later in 2015.

        Anyway, thank you. I guess we’ll see what the Nickelodeon does when they return from holiday hiatus in January.


  4. Mary

    Do you have Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series at 5pm on Cartoon Network?


  5. D.

    The Walking Dead is still dominating, but MAN is it down!!


    • D.

      Wait, I take that back. It’s getting its butt kicked by NFL Sunday Night Football and the Carol Burnett special–it’s ONLY dominating cable!


  6. Ryan

    Can I please have the numbers for ‘Air Disasters’ (Smithsonian), and ‘Star Talk’ (National Geographic)? Thank you!


  7. Ry

    Mysticons continues to perform disproportionately well in the 18-49 demo.



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