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December 6, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.4.2016

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NETWORK FINALS: SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.1, down 0.1 from last week’s game. AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS gained 0.1 in final numbers, but 60 MINUTES and the reruns of NCIS: LA and MACGYVER lost the same.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  After several weeks of steady drops, the 90-minute episode of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD stabilized with a 0.05 rise to 4.95, as TALKING DEAD slipped 0.02 to 1.69 and COMIC BOOK MEN held at 0.29.  The 90-minute season finale of HBO’s WESTWORLD was steady at 1.02, with DIVORCE down 0.04 to 0.21.  Hallmark’s movie de jour LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS was at 0.64. On Showtime, SHAMELESS gained 0.02 to 0.62, and THE AFFAIR was up 0.02 to 0.17.  TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS slipped 0.03 to 0.49. Adult Swim featured a new trio of 15-minute shows:  HOT STREETS at 0.43, APOLLO GAUNTLET at 0.35, and BAD GUYS at 0.30.  On E!, the 0.26 season premiere of THE ROYALS (down 0.15 from the 2015 premiere, although that was after a huge 1.27 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS lead-in) followed the 0.28 series premiere of the unscripted MARIAH’S WORLD, which rated much higher in a 0.50 Bravo simulcast.  USA’s EYEWITNESS ticked up to 0.18.  Nielsen lists Starz’s ASH VS. EVIL DEAD as a rerun, but it rated like an original, up 0.02 from 2 weeks ago to 0.14/266K; it’s harder to tell with the micro-rated BLUNT TALK, down 0.01 to 0.02/98K.

Unscripted was led by Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, down 0.02 to 1.11, which as noted above was followed by a simulcast of E!’s MARIAH’S WORLD.  Univision’s LIGA soccer match was at 0.60.  Discovery’s ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER ticked up to 0.53. On TLC, SISTER WIVES rose 0.03 to 0.53, and MARRIED BY MOM & DAD ticked up to 0.24.  ESPN’s noon CFP RANKINGS SHOW was at 0.48.  On Food Network, HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP grew by 0.07 to 0.45, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was up 0.03 to 0.37, and CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS was steady at 0.29.  A mid-afternoon MTV 100 THINGS ABOUT TEEN MOMS special was at 0.40.  

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 4, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 90 4.95 10,481
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 10:30 PM 60 1.69 3,772
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.11 2,739
4 WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:03 PM 90 1.02 2,240
5 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.64 3,878
6 SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 52 0.62 1,603
7 LIGA MX 12/4: SF: AMERICA / NECAXA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:55 PM 128 0.60 1,265
8 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.59 1,440
9 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 122 0.53 2,872
10 SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 62 0.53 1,636
11 MARIAHS WORLD BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.50 1,244
12 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.49 1,867
13 CFP RANKINGS SHOW  L: N/A ESPN 12:00 PM 240 0.48 1,328
14 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.45 1,857
15 SISTER WIVES TLC 9:02 PM 59 0.45 1,514
16 HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 15 0.43 877
17 100 THINGS ABOUT TEEN MOM MTV 2:30 PM 30 0.40 663
18 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.37 813
19 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.37 1,318
20 ICE AGE DAWN DINOSAUR: ICE AGE DAWN DINOSAUR NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 120 0.35 1,517
21 APOLLO GAUNTLET ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 15 0.35 727
22 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.35 1,266
23 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.34 835
24 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:32 AM 88 0.32 636
25 BAD GUYS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.30 596
26 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.29 1,397
27 COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 1:00 AM 30 0.29 661
28 CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,300
29 MARIAHS WORLD E! 9:00 PM 60 0.28 633
30 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.27 1,247
31 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.26 1,358
32 ROYALS, THE E! 10:00 PM 61 0.26 609
33 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,266
34 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 92 0.25 518
35 MARRIED BY MOM & DAD TLC 10:01 PM 62 0.25 821
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 7:00 AM 120 0.24 571
37 K.C. UNDERCOVER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.22 1,037
38 FARMHOUSE RULES FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.22 957
39 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/EVERTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:55 AM 128 0.22 550
40 GIADAS HOLIDAY HANDBOOK FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.22 885
41 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 10:00 PM 63 0.22 1,443
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.21 1,975
43 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: HEARTS OF CHRISTMAS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.21 1,616
44 DIVORCE HBO PRIME 10:34 PM 30 0.21 638
45 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.20 780
46 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.20 837
47 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.19 547
48 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,859
49 SPIKE TV MOVIE: 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS SPIKE TV 2:00 PM 150 0.19 523
50 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.19 1,733
51 MECH-X4 DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.18 979
52 EYEWITNESS USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.18 645
53 KEANU HBO PRIME 7:15 PM 100 0.18 375
54 VERY SOUL TRAIN XMAS SPX BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 PM 68 0.18 555
55 MOVIE: TRAPPED CHILD LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.17 728
56 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.17 379
57 AFFAIR, THE S3 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 54 0.17 662
58 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 55 0.17 364
59 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,645
60 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.17 482
61 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.17 951
62 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:23 AM 127 0.16 373
63 KILLER WHALES: MEGA HUNT: N/A ANIMAL PLANET 7:00 PM 120 0.16 691
64 FNR: THE TRUMP REVOLUTION FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.16 787
65 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.15 711
66 DORA AND FRIENDS NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.15 624
67 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 AM 25 0.14 338
68 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,300
69 ZACK & QUACK NICK JR 7:30 PM 30 0.14 638
70 FNR: THE TRUMP REVOLUTION FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 1,212
71 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN2 9:00 AM 120 0.13 345
72 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.13 918
73 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,406
74 GUYS BIG BITES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.12 510
75 RACE (2016): RACE (2016) HBO PRIME 5:00 PM 134 0.12 287
76 DIVERGENT SERIES:ALLEGIAN: DIVERGENT SERIES:ALLEGIAN HBO PRIME 1:15 PM 121 0.12 245
77 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.12 368
78 OCEAN WARRIORS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.12 437
79 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L: N/A ESPN 8:30 PM 150 0.12 301
80 FOOD PARADISES TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.12 369
81 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.12 354
82 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,148
83 LINEA DE CUATRO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 11:03 PM 60 0.11 249
84 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,217
85 I AM LEGEND HBO PRIME 3:16 PM 100 0.11 255
86 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESPN 4:00 PM 112 0.10 425
87 RIVERAS, THE NBC UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.10 198
88 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,467
89 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 779
90 OCEAN WARRIORS ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.10 344
91 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 734
92 P.S. I LOVE YOU: P.S. I LOVE YOU HBO PRIME 11:00 AM 126 0.10 279
93 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 586
94 UNIVISON DEPORTES FC: N/A UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:00 PM 120 0.09 179
95 NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:42 PM 99 0.09 226
96 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 330
97 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.09 424
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 716
99 RUSH HOUR 3 MAXPRIME 5:01 PM 91 0.09 181
100 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.09 280
101 LARRYMANIA S5 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.08 144
102 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 562
103 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: GIRLFRIENDS OF XMAS PAST UP 7:00 PM 120 0.08 352
104 CINE ESPECIAL SUN 10P: LOOK WHOS TALKING NOW GALAVISION 10:00 PM 120 0.08 171
105 RACE (2016): RACE (2016) HBO PRIME 7:30 AM 134 0.08 174
106 DINNER AT TIFFANIS COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 178
107 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:03 PM 57 0.08 188
108 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 1,112
109 LIFT EVERY VOICE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:05 AM 34 0.08 345
110 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 8:30 AM 30 0.07 237
111 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.07 219
112 JOYFUL N. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 AM 65 0.07 390
113 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 272
114 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 400
115 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 1,028
116 GHOSTS OF PEARL HARBOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 393
117 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 553
118 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY L: N/A ESPNU 8:00 AM 240 0.07 228
119 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.07 318
120 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 494
121 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.07 244
122 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 453
123 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE 4 CMT 10:00 PM 60 0.07 164
124 FRONTERA NBC UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 132
125 VACATION MAXPRIME 8:20 PM 99 0.07 144
126 BALLS OF FURY HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 15 0.06 168
127 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 8:00 AM 30 0.06 184
128 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:52 PM 98 0.06 224
129 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 575
130 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 233
131 UNWRAPPED 2 0 COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 152
132 AFTERNOON MOVIE 3: INCEPTION IFC TV 6:00 PM 180 0.06 169
133 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 496
134 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 12 0.06 159
135 MIA AND ME NICK JR 8:00 AM 30 0.06 266
136 MARIELA CASTROS MARCH:CUB HBO PRIME 6:45 AM 40 0.06 112
137 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 236
138 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:03 AM 60 0.06 119
139 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPNU 12:00 PM 90 0.06 124
140 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 511
141 PATRIA O MUERTE: CUBA HBO PRIME 9:45 AM 57 0.05 117
142 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SOUTHEAST MISSOURI/INDIANA ESPN2 4:00 PM 120 0.05 213
143 IN TOUCH MINISTRIES W/C S USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 202
144 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.05 162
145 UNIQUE SWEETS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.05 138
146 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 436
147 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.05 239
148 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 435
149 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 115 0.05 473
150 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 346

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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.