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December 16, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.15.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 4.3 for NBC, down 1.3 from last week’s game.  In addition, THE BIG BANG THEORY and LIFE IN PIECES rose 0.1 in final numbers, but THE GREAT INDOORS fell the same.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The new CMT version of NASHVILLE ran a “sneak peak” of its initial hour across several Viacom networks.  The ratings included 0.20 on Nick At Nite, 0.11 on CMT itself, 0.08 on TV Land, 0.06 on MTV, and 0.04/93K on VH1.  

NFL Network’s share of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.23 from last week to 1.19.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader featured NY vs. Golden State at 0.59, and Chicago vs. Milwaukee at 0.36.  HGTV’s FLIP OR FLOP gained a tenth to 0.46, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was up 0.02 to 0.36, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.04 to 0.33.  On Lifetime, PROJECT RUNWAY dropp3d 0.13 to 0.40, and FASHION STARTUP held at 0.13.  A&E’s NIGHTWATCH climbed 0.08 to 0.39, and THE FIRST 48 was up 0.07 to 0.37. On History, ALONE added 0.03 for 0.37, and THE SELECTION remained at 0.22.  Food Network’s CHOPPED ticked down to 0.35, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was steady at 0.32. Bravo’s TOP CHEF ticked down to 0.30, and MILLION DOLLAR LISTING was down 0.05 to 0.25.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP gained 0.04 to 0.30, and GHOSTS IN THE HOOD was at 0.24.  USA’s FALLING WATER was steady at 0.13.  POP’s IMPACT WRESTLING rose 0.03 to 0.10.  

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: Thursday December 15, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2016 WK 15 – LA VS. SEA NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 189 1.19 2,957
2 NBA BASKETBALL: NEW YORK/GOLDEN STATE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:50 PM 143 0.59 1,427
3 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:41 PM 28 0.47 1,166
4 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.46 1,647
5 NFLN THU NT PRE-GM2 NFL NETWORK 7:59 PM 19 0.44 1,169
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 92 0.40 1,733
7 NIGHTWATCH A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.39 1,128
8 ALONE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.37 1,499
9 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.37 1,092
10 NBA BASKETBALL: CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:14 PM 156 0.36 922
11 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.36 1,502
12 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,091
13 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.34 866
14 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 14 0.34 989
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.33 1,422
16 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.32 980
17 NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: FOUR CHRISTMASES AMC 8:00 PM 120 0.32 907
18 NFLN THU NT PRE-GM1 NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 29 0.31 806
19 TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.30 820
20 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.30 591
21 PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHING INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,066
22 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:13 AM 47 0.29 740
23 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.29 824
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.28 2,738
25 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.28 2,701
26 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,952
27 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.26 2,845
28 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.26 651
29 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.25 870
30 GHOSTS IN THE HOOD: FL WETV 10:00 PM 15 0.24 486
31 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 559
32 FIFA CLUB COPA MNDL SEMI FOX DEPORTES 6:00 AM 93 0.23 451
33 EVIL KIN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.23 911
34 SELECTION, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.22 752
35 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.22 547
36 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.22 2,937
37 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:38 PM 23 0.22 521
38 PROJECT REWIND LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:50 PM 10 0.21 966
39 GREEN MILE, THE: GREEN MILE, THE HBO PRIME 8:30 PM 189 0.21 510
40 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L ESPN 9:50 PM 108 0.21 545
41 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.21 462
42 NASHVILLE PREVIEW NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 60 0.20 644
43 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,698
44 UNCLE GRANDPA THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.19 749
45 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,523
46 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.19 1,552
47 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.18 408
48 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 416
49 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 434
50 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: STANFORD/MINNESOTA ESPN 7:00 PM 147 0.18 495
51 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:01 AM 60 0.17 387
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.17 1,106
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,765
54 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,817
55 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.16 821
56 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,847
57 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 338
58 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 631
59 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.16 906
60 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.15 1,597
61 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 729
62 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,829
63 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 1,774
64 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN 9:27 PM 23 0.14 410
65 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,311
66 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 330
67 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 329
68 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 59 0.14 305
69 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 315
70 THIS IS NOT HAPPENING COMEDY CENTRAL 12:01 AM 30 0.14 255
71 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:01 PM 59 0.14 315
72 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 590
73 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.13 420
74 FALLING WATER USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.13 444
75 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,522
76 MONSTERS INSIDE ME SPCL ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 PM 60 0.13 376
77 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.13 347
78 PROJ RUN: FASHION STARTUP LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:34 PM 60 0.13 533
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 61 0.13 301
80 FLIPPING PARADISE HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.13 445
81 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 1:09 AM 60 0.13 311
82 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,436
83 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,513
84 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.13 286
85 SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.12 250
86 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 698
87 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.12 732
88 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 770
89 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 797
90 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.12 230
91 TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.12 307
92 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.12 215
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.12 589
94 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 706
95 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 929
96 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 296
97 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.11 284
98 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.11 412
99 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 563
100 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.11 259
101 NASHVILLE PREVIEW CMT 9:00 PM 61 0.11 422
102 WILD JAPAN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 593
103 WILD JAPAN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 576
104 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 576
105 IMPACT WRESTLING: 150 TOTAL NONSTOP DELETION POP 8:00 PM 120 0.10 329
106 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 604
107 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.10 240
108 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.10 879
109 ESPN RECRUITING NATION  L ESPN2 8:31 PM 29 0.10 237
110 NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.10 200
111 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.10 254
112 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  L ESPN2 7:00 PM 91 0.10 258
113 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.10 288
114 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 11:00 PM 31 0.10 191
115 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 602
116 WILD JAPAN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 497
117 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.10 875
118 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.10 197
119 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 309
120 LOVE IT LIST IT TOO HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 60 0.09 354
121 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.09 260
122 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 10:45 PM 47 0.09 168
123 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 5:55 PM 94 0.09 234
124 WORLDS BIGGEST SHIPBUILDE SCIENCE 10:02 PM 61 0.09 292
125 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 615
126 WILD THAILAND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 457
127 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.09 175
128 FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESP FOX DEPORTES 7:33 AM 27 0.09 161
129 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.09 360
130 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  L ESPN2 9:00 PM 105 0.08 237
131 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 476
132 NASHVILLE PREVIEW TV LAND 10:00 PM 60 0.08 403
133 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:30 PM 30 0.08 244
134 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 229
135 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 246
136 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 561
137 COBRA MAFIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 250
138 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 11:31 PM 32 0.08 153
139 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 393
140 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.08 641
141 MYST MUSEUM REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 436
142 LAST SHANGRI-LA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 303
143 CHEAP EATS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.07 171
144 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.07 157
145 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 299
146 UFC RELOADED: 200:TATE/NUNES FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 180 0.07 303
147 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 696
148 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.07 586
149 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 24 0.07 209
150 NASHVILLE PREVIEW MTV 9:00 PM 60 0.06 180

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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.