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December 8, 2015
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.6.2015

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NETWORK UPDATE:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 6.7, a big 1.8 below last week’s Sunday game.  Elsewhere, the President’s Oval Office speech led to plenty of adjustments:  THE SIMPSONS dropped 0.7, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE fell 0.3, and ONCE UPON A TIME fell 0.1, while QUANTICO gained 0.1.

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The big question of the cable night was how AMC’s INTO THE BADLANDS would respond to losing its WALKING DEAD lead-in, and the answer was that it plunged by about 57%, down from 2.46 to 1.06.  That’s a hell of a loss, but a rating over a 1 is still nothing to sneeze at (especially on the network that renewed TURN and HALT AND CATCH FIRE), so if BADLANDS can maintain at that level, it’s still more likely than not to be renewed.  (By way of comparison, BETTER CALL SAUL had a 1.63 rating in its first airing without a WALKING DEAD lead-in.)  Without WALKING DEAD in the line-up, Sunday honors belonged to Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, up 0.16 from last week to 1.44.  However, lead-out WORK OUT NEW YORK didn’t hold that rating at all well, slumping to 0.37.  On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS gained 0.21 to 1.10, while THE ROYALS rose 0.07 to 0.31.  Discovery’s ALASKA THE LAST FRONTIER jumped 0.24 to 0.81.  TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE increased by more than 50%, up 0.25 to 0.71, and a TELL ALL special was at 0.55.  ABC Family had to be happy that its preview of the upcoming SHADOWHUNTERS, a special called BEYOND THE SHADOWS, scored a solid 0.64.  On TNT, THE LIBRARIANS ticked up to 0.54, but AGENT X fell 0.03 to 0.20.  On Adult Swim, ROBOT CHICKEN was at 0.52, and MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES was close behind at 0.48.  On Food Network, HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION lost 0.04 to 0.49, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dropped 0.05 to 0.38, and CUTTHROAT KITCHEN fell 0.07 to 0.31.  The night’s Hallmark holiday movie KINGSBURY was at 0.42.  The final COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS RANKING show for the season was at 0.40.  History’s AX MEN lost a tick to 0.35.  Logo’s RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE dropped 0.01 to 0.02/53K. 

There was some good news for both HBO and Showtime.  HOMELAND gained 0.15 to 0.63, although THE AFFAIR eased by 0.02 to 0.25.  The season finale of THE LEFTOVERS climbed 0.08 to 0.48, but GETTING ON lost 0.02 to 0.09.  At Starz, FLESH AND BONE shed 0.01 to 0.04/122K.

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 6, 2015 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1.44 2,986
2 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 60 1.10 2,311
3 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 10:00 PM 60 1.06 2,424
4 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.81 3,432
5 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 9:00 PM 63 0.71 1,850
6 BEYOND THE SHADOWS: ABC FAMILY 9:30 PM 30 0.64 1,259
7 HOMELAND S5 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:05 PM 48 0.63 1,740
8 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.56 1,376
9 90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 10:03 PM 92 0.55 1,476
10 LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 60 0.54 2,242
11 ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.52 1,114
12 OBAMA ADDR: ISIS THREAT CNN 8:02 PM 13 0.51 2,093
13 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION 2 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.49 1,795
14 LEFTOVERS, THE HBO PRIME 9:03 PM 72 0.48 993
15 MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.48 997
16 LIGA MX L: SF: TOLUCA / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:54 PM 126 0.48 1,175
17 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 90 0.42 940
18 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:01 PM 14 0.42 3,134
19 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.42 944
20 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: K. KINGSBURY-THE BRIDGE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.42 3,200
21 CFP RANKINGS SHOW  L: N/A ESPN 12:00 PM 240 0.40 1,071
22 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.38 1,404
23 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,212
24 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.37 785
25 WORK OUT NEW YORK BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.37 804
26 BAR RESCUE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 60 0.36 819
27 PRES ADDRESS/ANALYSIS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:15 PM 45 0.36 3,388
28 NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.35 798
29 AX MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.35 1,160
30 BOBBY FLAYS BBQ ADDICTION FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.34 1,067
31 90 DAY FIANCE: COUNTDOWN: N/A TLC 7:00 PM 120 0.34 939
32 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 8:30 PM 30 0.32 1,258
33 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.31 1,283
34 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.31 858
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.31 750
36 ROYALS, THE E! 10:00 PM 60 0.31 627
37 POST-ADDRESS COVERAGE CNN 8:15 PM 45 0.31 1,614
38 AUSTIN & ALLY DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.30 1,505
39 LIV AND MADDIE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.30 1,532
40 MOVIE- CO PRO PREM: LAST CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 122 0.30 1,319
41 SERIAL THRILLER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,016
42 SERIAL THRILLER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.28 999
43 LIGA MX SUN: UNAM / AMERICA UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:44 PM 136 0.28 583
44 MLS PLAYOFFS            L: COLUMBUS/PORTLAND ESPN 4:00 PM 161 0.28 668
45 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.27 1,279
46 GET HARD HBO PRIME 7:15 PM 100 0.26 576
47 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,048
48 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:54 AM 129 0.25 537
49 AFFAIR, THE S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:02 PM 56 0.25 833
50 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.25 1,328
51 PRES ADDRESS CVG FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:50 PM 11 0.24 2,133
52 K.C. UNDERCOVER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.23 1,292
53 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 60 0.23 597
54 GUYS BIG BITES FOOD NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.22 675
55 FANTASY SHOW   L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.22 463
56 HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.22 1,005
57 SOUTHERN AT HEART FOOD NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.22 812
58 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.20 551
59 AGENT X TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.20 987
60 MOVIE: MAID FOR MURDER LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.19 676
61 FUTBOL CENTRAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:32 PM 22 0.19 466
62 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.19 708
63 GIADAS HOLIDAY HANDBOOK FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.18 819
64 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.18 479
65 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 62 0.17 769
66 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.17 446
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN2 9:00 AM 180 0.16 363
68 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,962
69 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,701
70 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,425
71 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.14 526
72 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,565
73 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:00 PM 60 0.14 349
74 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,186
75 SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 8:30 AM 30 0.14 382
76 AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 639
77 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 460
78 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L: N/A ESPN 8:30 PM 150 0.13 333
79 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,367
80 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN2 8:00 AM 30 0.13 312
81 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.13 598
82 CNN HEROES: AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.13 701
83 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:44 PM 90 0.13 311
84 SNAPPED: KILLER COUPLES OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.12 351
85 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 504
86 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.11 737
87 FXX MOVIE PRIME: KICKASS 2 FXX 8:00 PM 120 0.11 306
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,130
89 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.11 441
90 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.11 294
91 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: MAGIC STOCKING HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 9:00 PM 120 0.11 922
92 INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDEPENDENCE DAY MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 144 0.11 260
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 561
94 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 861
95 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 3:00 PM 60 0.10 262
96 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 849
97 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY L: N/A ESPNU 10:00 AM 120 0.10 265
98 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.10 274
99 BREAKTHROUGH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 368
100 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 584
101 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 666
102 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.09 238
103 GETTING ON HBO PRIME 10:17 PM 28 0.09 318
104 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.09 170
105 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.09 324
106 COPA MLS GRN FNL 12/06/15: COLUMBUS CREW / PORTLAND TIMBERS UNIVISION DEPORTES 4:00 PM 152 0.08 206
107 FOX REPORT SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 50 0.08 1,218
108 TRANSFORMERS: TRANSFORMERS MAXPRIME 7:35 PM 143 0.08 171
109 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 976
110 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 356
111 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 397
112 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 848
113 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.08 260
114 BURN AFTER READING HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 20 0.08 184
115 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.08 296
116 MSNBC INVESTIGATES MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 306
117 AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 477
118 WILD YELLOWSTONE NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.07 373
119 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,038
120 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 770
121 SOMOS LMX UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.07 142
122 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:41 PM 49 0.07 222
123 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.07 234
124 JILL & DADS AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 30 0.07 224
125 FUTBOL CENTRAL SUN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 PM 44 0.07 128
126 BRAZIL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 225
127 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L: N/A ESPNU 4:00 PM 120 0.07 227
128 GHOST ASYLUM DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.06 197
129 TRNING PT W DR D JEREMIAH USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 176
130 FANTASY SHOW   L ESPNEWS 11:00 AM 60 0.06 181
131 NFL GAMEDAY FIRST: NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.06 147
132 THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE: THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE HBO PRIME 10:15 AM 123 0.06 156
133 WILD YELLOWSTONE NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.06 346
134 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.06 125
135 DREAMGIRLS: DREAMGIRLS HBO PRIME 5:00 PM 130 0.06 169
136 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPNU 6:00 PM 106 0.06 130
137 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:03 PM 87 0.06 124
138 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:30 AM 30 0.06 124
139 LBX NICKTOONS 10:00 AM 30 0.06 187
140 UP PREMIERE MOVIE: BEVERLY HILLS CHRISTMAS UP 7:00 PM 120 0.06 306
141 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:30 AM 30 0.06 555
142 INSIDE THE MEGA TWISTER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 279
143 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY L: N/A ESPNU 8:00 AM 120 0.06 178
144 JILL & DADS AMERICA TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:30 PM 30 0.06 209
145 SUND MOVIE SUNDANCE TV 11:30 PM 90 0.06 229
146 CIVIL ACTION, A HBO PRIME 7:00 AM 114 0.06 171
147 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 365
148 UP MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 353
149 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 481
150 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.05 370

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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.