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December 30, 2015
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.27.2015

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NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.8, down 0.3 from last week’s game.  Elsewhere, the only other adjustment was a 0.1 drop for the rerun of THE SIMPSONS.

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA dominated Sunday cable at 1.43, up 0.07 from last week, with a special lead-out VANDERPUMP RULES at 0.73 and WORK OUT NY down 0.02 to 0.23.  TLC’s JILL & JESSA was up 0.13 to 0.82, and MARRIED BY MOM & DAD climbed 0.11 to 0.37; the night started with JILL & JESSA RECOUNT at 0.31.  The season finale of TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS rose 0.07 to 0.55; it was followed by the 2-hour series finale of AGENT X at 0.26/0.21, slightly higher and lower than last week’s single hour at 0.24.  History’s AX MEN gained 0.08 to 0.44.  On Food Network, CUTTHROAT KITCHEN shed 0.04 to 0.42, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES was steady at 0.40, and CUPCAKE WARS KIDS was at 0.34.  E!’s THE ROYALS, airing without a new KARDASHIANS lead-in, dropped 0.04 to 0.26.  (On some systems, at least, a DVR set for ROYALS automatically taped its ROYAL HANGOVER lead-out special as well, although notwithstanding that assistance, HANGOVER was only at 0.11.)  On Starz, the series finale of FLESH & BONE took a bad fall, down 0.04 to 0.02/93K. 

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 27, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.43 2,981
2 JILL & JESSA: COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.82 2,470
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.73 1,527
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 11:00 AM 120 0.63 1,557
5 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.55 2,237
6 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.48 1,144
7 AX MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.44 1,583
8 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.42 1,088
9 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.40 1,392
10 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.37 764
11 MARRIED BY MOM & DAD TLC 10:00 PM 63 0.37 1,197
12 CUPCAKE WARS KIDS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,183
13 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.31 652
14 JILL & JESSA: RECOUNT TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.31 1,119
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:01 AM 59 0.31 802
16 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,228
17 AGENT X TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.28 1,223
18 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.28 1,170
19 FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY: FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY HBO PRIME 9:00 PM 125 0.27 670
20 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.26 630
21 ROYALS, THE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.26 671
22 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 61 0.24 618
23 WORK OUT NEW YORK BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.23 498
24 ROOM, THE TLC 11:03 PM 30 0.23 660
25 AGENT X TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.21 1,119
26 GUYS BIG BITES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.17 620
27 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 581
28 MOVIE: RIVERBANK, THE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.15 786
29 TAKEN 3 HBO PRIME 9:40 AM 109 0.15 326
30 LONGEST RIDE, THE: LONGEST RIDE, THE HBO PRIME 6:50 PM 128 0.15 403
31 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 11:00 AM 120 0.14 310
32 MSNBC INVESTIGATES MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 401
33 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 591
34 ROYAL HANGOVER E! 11:00 PM 30 0.13 319
35 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.13 1,342
36 BOXINGS BEST OF 2015 HBO PRIME 11:05 PM 43 0.13 256
37 MSNBC INVESTIGATES MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 384
38 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.12 324
39 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.12 447
40 PBA BOWLING ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 376
41 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.12 379
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,245
43 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 880
44 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 610
45 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:42 PM 90 0.11 252
46 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 430
47 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.11 265
48 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.10 256
49 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 585
50 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 915
51 MSNBC SPECIAL MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.10 388
52 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.10 308
53 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.09 302
54 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 914
55 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.09 255
56 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 360
57 ATM FOR MIR W/ PST CHRIS USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.09 175
58 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 834
59 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.09 235
60 PLANET PRIMETIME: WGC TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 302
61 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 509
62 SEVENTH SON MAXPRIME 8:15 PM 101 0.08 263
63 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.08 409
64 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 438
65 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.08 190
66 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 549
67 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 413
68 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 12 0.07 190
69 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 309
70 STARTALK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 180
71 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 316
72 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:30 AM 30 0.07 556
73 MONSTER JAM SEAS PRE 2016 FOX SPORTS 1 1:00 PM 60 0.07 232
74 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 437
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 609
76 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 379
77 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 318
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 441
79 BOXINGS BEST OF 2015 HBO PRIME 11:50 PM 51 0.06 184
80 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 833
81 GOOD YEAR, A HBO PRIME 4:45 PM 117 0.06 252
82 DISTURBIA HBO PRIME 3:00 PM 104 0.06 215
83 LETS BE COPS MAXPRIME 6:30 PM 104 0.06 184
84 INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDEPENDENCE DAY MAXPRIME 11:55 AM 144 0.06 146
85 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 319
86 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 244
87 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 420
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 483
89 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.06 642
90 DUMB AND DUMBER TO HBO PRIME 7:45 AM 109 0.06 137
91 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 224
92 UFC  COUNTDOWN FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 60 0.06 137
93 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 643
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 387
95 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 331
96 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 368
97 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 8:00 AM 30 0.05 564
98 JERSEY BOYS: JERSEY BOYS MAXPRIME 4:15 PM 134 0.05 199
99 MSNBC BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 3:40 PM 11 0.05 174
100 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 626
101 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 695
102 SHES ALL THAT HBO PRIME 6:05 AM 95 0.05 121
103 SEVENTH SON MAXPRIME 10:10 AM 101 0.05 128
104 ALL GROWN UP TEENNICK 10:33 PM 31 0.05 148
105 BOXINGS BEST OF 2015 HBO PRIME 12:45 AM 23 0.05 147
106 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 213
107 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 6:00 PM 90 0.05 133
108 SUND MOVIE: CONAN THE BARBARIAN SUNDANCE TV 3:00 PM 180 0.05 185
109 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 9:30 AM 30 0.05 219
110 ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENT ESPN 8:30 PM 60 0.05 131
111 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.04 203
112 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 290
113 ALL GROWN UP TEENNICK 11:35 PM 32 0.04 137
114 ZANES THE JUMP OFF MAXPRIME 11:50 PM 29 0.04 112
115 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.04 204
116 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: NEW YORK/BOSTON NBA-TV 7:00 PM 155 0.04 130
117 SUPER SOUL SESSIONS OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.04 136
118 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 11:00 AM 30 0.04 268
119 POKER ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 148
120 BILLIARDS INTL EVENTS ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.04 121
121 OTL – FIRST REPORT ESPN2 9:00 AM 30 0.04 100
122 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 285
123 BILLIARDS INTL EVENTS ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.04 138
124 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.03 222
125 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 439
126 UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 30 0.03 83
127 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPNU 2:00 PM 103 0.03 136
128 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.03 149
129 POKER ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 184
130 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 12:00 PM 30 0.03 297
131 SIXTH SENSE, THE MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 107 0.03 138
132 CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLY FOX DEPORTES 12:00 PM 60 0.03 68
133 MISSION TO MARS MAXPRIME 2:20 PM 113 0.03 127
134 BRITISH SUPERBIKE SERIES VELOCITY 6:00 AM 60 0.03 54
135 UNIQUE SWEETS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.03 99
136 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 9:00 AM 30 0.03 217
137 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPNEWS 10:30 AM 30 0.03 93
138 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 11:30 AM 30 0.03 322
139 WWE RAW – EN ESPA?OL: N/A NBC UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 180 0.03 105
140 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 8:30 AM 30 0.03 206
141 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.03 256
142 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.03 252
143 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 9:30 AM 30 0.03 179
144 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.02 218
145 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.02 322
146 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:03 AM 57 0.02 145
147 STAN LEES SUPERHUMANS NBC UNIVERSO 1:00 PM 60 0.02 41
148 RIFLEMAN, THE SUNDANCE TV 10:30 AM 30 0.02 253
149 STAN LEES SUPERHUMANS NBC UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 60 0.02 70
150 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPNEWS 12:00 PM 60 0.02 61

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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.