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December 18, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.17.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 3.4, down 0.2 from last week’s game.  In addition, both STATION 19 and GREY’S ANATOMY gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s share of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 0.62, down 0.04 from last week.  MTV’s JERSEY SHORE was steady at 0.35.  ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL was at 0.26.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP gained 0.06 to 0.25, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL dipped 0.02 to 0.20, HOUSE HUNTERS rose 0.05 to 0.20, and FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA ticked up to 0.18.  Bravo’s SOUTHERN CHARM held at 0.24.  Cable news was led by CNN’s SITUATION ROOM at 0.24/0.35/1.7M, with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.24/0.39/3.3M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.19/0.35/3.2M.  TBS’s CONAN made an unusual visit to the Top 20 at 0.21.  On Discovery, BATTLEBOTS lost 0.03 to 0.21, and ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE was up 0.03 to 0.13.  On USA, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST was at 0.21/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.14, and MIZ & MRS was up 0.05 to 0.17.  On ID,  A TIME TO KILL was at 0.16/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.13.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE was at 0.14 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.12.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 was down 0.02 to 0.13, and KILLER CASES was at 0.13.  E!’s TOTAL BELLAS climbed 0.04 to 0.12.  On We, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES ticked down to 0.09, and BEYOND THE POLE was at 0.04. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday December 17, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2020 WK 15 LAC VS. LV NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 198 0.62 2,278
2 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S4 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.35 657
3 NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:06 PM 17 0.34 1,214
4 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:45 PM 39 0.26 716
5 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: KANSAS/TEXAS TECH ESPN 7:00 PM 127 0.26 856
6 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.25 1,149
7 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.24 819
8 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 1,657
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.24 3,276
10 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.22 1,752
11 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.21 552
12 BATTLEBOTS: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.21 866
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 31 0.21 926
14 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 1,158
15 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.20 1,037
16 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,441
17 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.20 1,511
18 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.19 1,659
19 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.19 1,776
20 DELICIOUSNESS MTV 7:30 PM 30 0.19 407
21 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.19 1,933
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 3,241
23 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 36 0.19 637
24 DELICIOUSNESS MTV 7:00 PM 30 0.18 398
25 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.18 2,732
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,588
27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.18 1,720
28 FLIPPING ACROSS AMERICA HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.18 812
29 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 2,907
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.17 1,667
31 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.17 679
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,362
33 MIZ & MRS USA NETWORK 10:31 PM 31 0.17 551
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 1,483
35 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 9:29 PM 31 0.16 705
36 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.16 1,506
37 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,212
38 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 658
39 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 447
40 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:24 AM 30 0.15 397
41 DAILY SHOW PRESENTS, THE COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 41 0.15 435
42 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 6:30 PM 30 0.15 375
43 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/SHEFFIELD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 130 0.14 312
44 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.14 539
45 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 1,022
46 TIME TO KILL, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 625
47 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:31 PM 59 0.14 393
48 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 1,024
49 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 2,057
50 FIRST 48 CRITICAL MINUTES A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.13 513
51 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,964
52 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 2,106
53 ROCKET AROUND XMAS TREE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 435
54 IJ: DINNER PARTY SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.13 286
55 NBA PRE-SEASON    L: GOLDEN STATE/SACRAMENTO ESPN 9:07 PM 144 0.13 451
56 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 6:00 PM 30 0.13 329
57 KILLER CASES A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.13 466
58 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.12 2,060
59 TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 59 0.12 305
60 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 60 0.12 322
61 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 982
62 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 2,259
63 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.11 319
64 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 2,045
65 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 317
66 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.11 410
67 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.11 1,215
68 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (1999): CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (1999) TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.11 739
69 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,863
70 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 271
71 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 2,275
72 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,435
73 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.11 239
74 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,381
75 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.10 725
76 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 6:00 PM 45 0.10 423
77 FIRST 48 CRITICAL MINUTES A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.10 494
78 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 1,779
79 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (1999): CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (1999) TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 120 0.10 460
80 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: REDISCOVERING CHRISTMAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.10 758
81 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.10 231
82 SWAMP PEOPLE SPECIALS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.10 720
83 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 204
84 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,500
85 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 47 0.09 325
86 HOUSE IN A HURRY REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 AM 30 0.09 503
87 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 261
88 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,376
89 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.09 234
90 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,160
91 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.09 350
92 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.09 1,324
93 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 735
94 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 1,360
95 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-2R4R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 287
96 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,297
97 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,343
98 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,275
99 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:46 PM 14 0.08 340
100 UNLEASHED NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.08 340
101 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,444
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 1,253
103 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,279
104 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/ASTON VILLA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:55 PM 125 0.08 211
105 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 250
106 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,262
107 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 593
108 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.07 431
109 MOVIE SHOW, THE SYFY 11:00 PM 30 0.07 206
110 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 390
111 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,231
112 TOP ELF NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 60 0.07 316
113 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.07 255
114 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 14 0.06 637
115 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 300
116 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 1,297
117 SNOWY DAY DISNEY JUNIOR 7:40 AM 40 0.06 278
118 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.06 268
119 TOP SECRET VIDEOS TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.06 168
120 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 542
121 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 1,111
122 INJUSTICE W NANCY GRACE OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.06 331
123 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:10 PM 20 0.06 119
124 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.06 485
125 UNDISPUTED L: 1067 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 120
126 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 1,247
127 MIZ & MRS USA NETWORK 2:02 AM 31 0.05 188
128 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 152
129 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT: REDISCOVERING CHRISTMAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 121 0.05 286
130 SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT HISTORY 12:03 AM 58 0.05 291
131 HERD L: 1379 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 139
132 ATLAS OF CURSED SNAPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:14 PM 60 0.05 262
133 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.05 658
134 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.05 132
135 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 829
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 249
137 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.05 155
138 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED SCIENCE 9:00 PM 66 0.05 278
139 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.04 478
140 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.04 164
141 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 353
142 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.04 394
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 236
144 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.04 146
145 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 289
146 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.04 162
147 SMURFS, THE BOOMERANG 7:00 PM 30 0.04 83
148 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S4 UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 30 0.04 91
149 AMERICAN AGENDA: N/A NEWSMAX TV 2:00 PM 120 0.04 329
150 BEYOND THE POLE WETV 10:00 PM 90 0.04 147

 

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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.




11 Comments


  1. Augus

    Do you have ‘The Movie Show (SYFY at 11pm)’ ratings, please? Thanks!


  2. Quizmint

    Do you know the ratings for ‘All That’ (NICK @8pm) thanks.


  3. Shan

    The Daily Show numbers on Comedy Central, please.


  4. Jordan

    Do you have the ratings for All That on Nickelodeon?


  5. Quizmint

    Do you have the ratings for ‘All That’ (NICK @8pm)? Thanks


  6. nan

    Any idea why Conan popped?



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