December 20, 2019
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.19.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  There were no changes from the preliminary morning ratings.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  TNT’s NBA doubleheader was at 1.12 (Lakers vs. Milwaukee)/0.79 (Houston vs. Clippers).  CNN’s coverage of the latest DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE (which aired on PBS as well) was at 0.65 (the last debate, only on CNN, was at 1.50), with Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.32/0.53/3.6M, and MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.17/0.27/2.2M.  On A&E, COURT CAM was at 0.53/0.50 compared to last week’s 0.37/0.34, LIVE PD: PD CAM was at 0.38 compared to last week’s 0.29/0.28, and LIVE PD: WANTED was up 0.09 to 0.38.  On MTV, FLORIBAMA SHORE gained 0.07 to 0.36, and EX ON THE BEACH was down 0.04 to 0.14.  FX’s new version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL was at 0.32.  USA’s TEMPTATION ISLAND was at 0.30/0.28 compared to last week’s 0.30.  Comedy Central’s post-debate THE DAILY SHOW was in the Top 20 at 0.28.  Bravo’s PROJECT RUNWAY edged up 0.02 to 0.21.  On ID, THE INTERROGATOR grew by 0.02 to 0.20, and THE OBJECT OF MURDER was up 0.04 to 0.19.  Food Network’s SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD slipped 0.02 to 0.18.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL dropped 0.04 to 0.15, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.05 to 0.13.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP ticked down to 0.14.  Tru’s THE CARBONARO EFFECT climbed 0.04 to 0.12.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday December 19, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: LAKERS/BUCKS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:01 PM 155 1.12 2,782
2 NBA BASKETBALL: ROCKETS/CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:36 PM 158 0.78 1,879
3 PBS/POLITICO LA DEM DEB: N/A CNN 8:00 PM 157 0.65 4,089
4 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.53 1,922
5 DEM DEBATE POST ANALYSIS CNN 10:37 PM 20 0.52 3,158
6 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.50 1,778
7 LIVE PD: PD CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,509
8 LIVE PD: WANTED A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.38 1,308
9 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN3 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.36 655
10 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:14 AM 65 0.33 802
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.32 3,620
12 DEM DEBATE POST ANALYSIS CNN 10:57 PM 63 0.32 1,835
13 FX ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS CAROL, A FX 7:30 PM 195 0.32 1,338
14 TEMPTATION ISLAND USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.30 771
15 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.29 3,758
16 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 35 0.28 774
17 TEMPTATION ISLAND USA NETWORK 10:01 PM 61 0.28 710
18 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.27 3,536
19 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.26 2,857
20 DR. PIMPLE POPPER:FIRST TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.25 1,409
21 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 61 0.25 602
22 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 3,287
23 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.24 2,914
24 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.22 2,351
25 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.22 2,294
26 DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I TLC 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,212
27 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.21 2,216
28 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.21 2,074
29 LIVE PD: PD CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.21 646
30 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:30 PM 90 0.21 836
31 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.20 572
32 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.20 2,295
33 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 2,532
34 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.20 707
35 INTERROGATOR, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.20 939
36 OBJECT OF MURDER, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 883
37 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.19 1,988
38 SANTAS BAKING BLIZZARD FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.18 791
39 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.18 1,950
40 LIGHTS OUT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:35 PM 30 0.18 354
41 FORGED IN FIRE AC HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.18 599
42 CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHLG FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.17 606
43 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: WISCONSIN/BAYLOR ESPN 7:00 PM 132 0.17 618
44 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.17 506
45 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.17 1,167
46 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,193
47 DEM DEBATE POST ANALYSIS CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.17 1,015
48 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,958
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.16 1,524
50 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,998
51 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:29 PM 31 0.16 388
52 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L ESPN 9:42 PM 107 0.16 569
53 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 419
54 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.15 931
55 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.15 352
56 FOX NEWS REPORTING. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,909
57 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WOFFORD/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 123 0.15 448
58 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.15 435
59 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.14 270
60 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 61 0.14 347
61 EX ON THE BEACH MTV SSN 4 MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.14 283
62 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN 9:12 PM 30 0.14 502
63 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.14 955
64 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 398
65 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.14 355
66 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.14 332
67 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,011
68 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.13 273
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,001
70 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NC STATE/AUBURN ESPN2 9:03 PM 139 0.13 487
71 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,574
72 FULL GAME BROADCAST: 2019 WK 15 LAR VS. DAL NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 180 0.13 763
73 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY JUNIOR 8:30 PM 30 0.13 540
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,081
75 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 329
76 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.13 801
77 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,648
78 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.13 571
79 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.13 1,428
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.12 951
81 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 1:30 PM 90 0.12 343
82 CNN RIGHT NOW CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 946
83 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,611
84 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.12 364
85 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,860
86 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.12 1,671
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 908
88 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 886
89 CARBONARO EFFECT, THE TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.12 268
90 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.11 1,326
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,300
92 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 885
93 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-1R2R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.11 379
94 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 287
95 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 837
96 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 894
97 INSIDE CARBONARO TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.10 216
98 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,198
99 CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHLG FOOD NETWORK 2:00 AM 60 0.10 285
100 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.10 650
101 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 5:35 PM 50 0.10 518
102 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,291
103 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 302
104 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.10 1,454
105 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.09 304
106 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG, A LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 121 0.09 738
107 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.09 901
108 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.VELSHI MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 985
109 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.09 1,085
110 GOOD LUCK JESSIE: NYC CHR DISNEY CHANNEL 5:30 PM 60 0.09 447
111 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.09 250
112 LIVE PD SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.08 309
113 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,078
114 DC SUPER HERO G (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 15 0.08 210
115 MSNBC LIVE W/VELSHI&RUHLE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.08 969
116 DECORATE DISNY HOLI MAGIC FREEFORM 1:00 AM 60 0.08 193
117 TEMPTATION ISLAND USA NETWORK 1:02 AM 60 0.07 204
118 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 662
119 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 247
120 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: NY ISLANDERS/BOSTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 168 0.07 235
121 FORGED IN FIRE AC HISTORY 12:03 AM 58 0.07 242
122 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 7:00 PM 60 0.07 236
123 UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 61 0.06 294
124 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 517
125 HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.06 333
126 MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.06 638
127 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.06 153
128 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG, A LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 121 0.06 370
129 ALASKA ST TROOPERS UPDATE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 372
130 BLIND DATE BRAVO 11:30 PM 30 0.06 196
131 UNDISPUTED L: 823 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 157
132 NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:00 PM 90 0.06 153
133 UNDERGROUND MARVELS SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.05 255
134 RYANS MYSTERY PLAYDATE NICK JR 3:30 PM 30 0.05 236
135 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.04 113
136 HIGH NOON (9AM PACIFIC) ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.04 112
137 LIFE BELOW ZERO NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.04 170
138 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 153
139 AMERICA SAYS GSN 9:00 PM 30 0.04 408
140 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.04 88
141 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:51 PM 40 0.04 116
142 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.04 105
143 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 119
144 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.04 216
145 SEGUR FRONTERA AUS S4 UNIVERSO 9:30 PM 30 0.04 64
146 E! NEWS: DAILY POP I E! 12:00 PM 60 0.04 89
147 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.04 127
148 HERD L: 1136 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 130
149 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 246
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 229

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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.