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December 23, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.22.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 5.1, up 0.8 from last week’s final number.  Elsewhere, the GREAT INDOORS rerun fell 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s portion of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.09 to 1.28. Univision’s LIGA soccer match was at 0.41.  Farther down the chart, ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game of the night was at 0.31.  Food Network’s BEAT BOBBY FLAY rose 0.08 to 0.40, and CHOPPED was up 0.04 to 0.39.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP dropped 0.07 to 0.39.  TNT’s NBA doubleheader had San Antonio vs. Clippers at 0.38, and Miami vs. Lakers at 0.28.  On Lifetime, the season finale of PROJECT RUNWAY fell 0.03 to 0.37, and the premiere of PROJECT RUNWAY JR was at 0.19.  History’s ALONE was steady at 0.37, and THE SELECTION was also stable at 0.22.  On A&E, NIGHTWATCH lost 0.07 to 0.32, and THE FIRST 48 was down 0.13 to 0.24.  On Bravo, TOP CHEF ticked down to 0.29, and MILLION DOLLAR LISTING ticked up to 0.26.  We’s GROWING UP HIP-HOP fell 0.06 to 0.24.  The season finale of USA’s FALLING WATER added a tick to 0.14.  On MTV, GREATEST PARTY STORY EVER was at 0.11/0.10/0.09.  POP aired an IMPACT’S GREATEST HITS clip show at 0.04.   

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 22, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2016 WK 16 – NYG VS. PHI NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 191 1.28 3,573
2 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:38 PM 31 0.63 1,716
3 NFLN THU NT PRE-GM2 NFL NETWORK 7:59 PM 19 0.49 1,339
4 LIGA MX 12/22: F: AMERICA / TIGRES UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:34 PM 150 0.41 856
5 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.40 1,229
6 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.39 1,294
7 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.39 1,580
8 NBA BASKETBALL: SAN ANTONIO/LA CLIPPERS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:51 PM 157 0.38 975
9 PROJECT RUNWAY: SEASON 15 FINALE PT. 2 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.37 1,785
10 ALONE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.37 1,543
11 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.34 945
12 NIGHTWATCH A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 62 0.32 961
13 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: IDAHO/COLORADO STATE ESPN 7:00 PM 239 0.31 1,143
14 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.31 759
15 NFLN THU NT PRE-GM1 NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 29 0.31 848
16 TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.29 784
17 NBA BASKETBALL: LA LAKERS/MIAMI TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:13 PM 158 0.28 770
18 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.26 618
19 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.26 896
20 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.24 517
21 PANDORAS BOX: UNLEASHING INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.24 1,060
22 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.24 630
23 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.24 824
24 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.23 2,712
25 EVIL KIN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.23 937
26 LA HAIR FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 15 0.23 486
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,564
28 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:01 PM 59 0.22 463
29 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.22 2,479
30 SELECTION, THE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.22 728
31 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.21 2,030
32 INSIDE THE NBA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:28 AM 74 0.21 507
33 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 438
34 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.20 445
35 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,993
36 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,048
37 PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.19 905
38 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 427
39 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.19 431
40 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.19 428
41 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 453
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 61 0.18 405
43 PROJECT REWIND LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:50 PM 10 0.18 811
44 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:59 PM 61 0.18 460
45 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.18 2,026
46 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.18 374
47 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.17 1,641
48 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.17 1,282
49 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 427
50 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 13 0.17 613
51 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.17 2,090
52 THIS IS NOT HAPPENING COMEDY CENTRAL 12:00 AM 30 0.17 396
53 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 421
54 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.16 421
55 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 1:06 AM 60 0.16 461
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,874
57 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.15 641
58 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.15 361
59 DC FLIPPERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 30 0.15 487
60 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.15 703
61 TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.15 403
62 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 618
63 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 761
64 KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW SPEC TRUTV 10:00 PM 60 0.14 261
65 FALLING WATER USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 64 0.14 470
66 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:04 AM 60 0.14 263
67 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.13 420
68 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,793
69 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,713
70 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,493
71 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.12 322
72 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.12 309
73 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 704
74 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.12 1,438
75 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.11 1,139
76 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,593
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 629
78 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 10:00 PM 30 0.11 261
79 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 94 0.11 311
80 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.11 615
81 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.11 582
82 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 215
83 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,254
84 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.10 276
85 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.10 321
86 KINGDOM OF THE OCEANS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.10 406
87 KINGDOM OF THE OCEANS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 379
88 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 619
89 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.10 814
90 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 11:30 PM 30 0.10 222
91 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 612
92 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 555
93 WILD HAWAII NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 11:00 PM 60 0.09 334
94 UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 60 0.09 162
95 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 1,056
96 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 265
97 GREATEST PARTY STORY SSN2 MTV 10:30 PM 30 0.09 212
98 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:30 PM 30 0.09 174
99 KINGDOM OF THE OCEANS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 390
100 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 863
101 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 262
102 JOY (2015): JOY (2015) HBO PRIME 9:45 PM 124 0.08 220
103 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRUTV 11:00 PM 30 0.08 158
104 HOW ITS MADE: DREAM CARS SCIENCE 8:31 PM 30 0.08 280
105 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.08 491
106 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 544
107 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.08 575
108 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.08 545
109 NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.08 215
110 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 22 0.08 226
111 BREAK HBO PRIME 9:34 PM 11 0.07 214
112 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.07 181
113 UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 60 0.07 130
114 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 500
115 KINGDOM OF THE OCEANS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 405
116 ALVINNN CHIPMUNKS NICKTOONS 10:00 PM 30 0.07 249
117 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 348
118 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.07 173
119 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.07 375
120 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.07 518
121 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 299
122 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.07 175
123 INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDEPENDENCE DAY HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 145 0.06 186
124 DEAD SET ON LIFE VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.06 127
125 RISKY DRINKING HBO PRIME 11:50 PM 83 0.06 136
126 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.06 761
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 234
128 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 445
129 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.06 564
130 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 403
131 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.06 107
132 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 499
133 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 426
134 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.06 131
135 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 585
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 199
137 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 448
138 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 444
139 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: UNC ASHEVILLE/OHIO STATE ESPN2 9:04 PM 123 0.05 228
140 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 240
141 AMERICAN HAUNTING, AN HBO PRIME 1:35 PM 83 0.05 152
142 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 145
143 WORLDS BIGGEST SHIPBUILDE SCIENCE 10:02 PM 61 0.05 233
144 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 580
145 UNDISPUTED L: 75 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 131
146 MICHAELA HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 202
147 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: SAN DIEGO STATE/SOUTHERN MISS ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.05 165
148 CHEAP EATS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.04 111
149 IMPACT GREATEST HITS 2016: GREATEST HITS OF 2016 POP 8:00 PM 120 0.04 209
150 MICHAELA HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 163

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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.