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December 21, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.20.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  THE YEAR: 2016 dropped 0.1 in final numbers, so it now has to share the highest-rated show of the night title with reruns of SHREK THE HALLS and NCIS.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  History’s CURSE OF OAK ISLAND was again on top of Tuesday cable, up 0.13 to 0.92, with lead-out HUNTING HITLER up a tenth to 0.43.  USA’s WWE SMACKDOWN jumped 0.15 to 0.88, and SHOOTER gained 0.08 to 0.52.  Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS rose a tenth to 0.69, and LADIES OF LONDON held at 0.28.  On Discovery, a MOONSHINERS special was down 0.04 from last week’s regular episode to 0.57.  A&E’s LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH climbed a tenth to 0.57, while INTERVENTION fell 0.06 to 0.33, and INTERVENTION CA was up 0.04 to 0.32.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game of the night, featuring Memphis vs. Western Kentucky, was at 0.43.  Food Network’s CHOPPED was steady at 0.37, and CHOPPED JR dropped a tick to 0.25.  Lifetime’s DANCE MOMS rose 0.05 to 0.35.  On TLC, OUTDAUGHTERED ticked up to 0.29, LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD lost 0.04 to 0.22, and KATE PLUS 8 was down 0.03 to 0.17.  On Tru, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING gained 0.07 to 0.25, and BILLY ON THE STREET was up 0.05 to 0.14.  TNT’s GOOD BEHAVIOR rose 0.06 to 0.23.  The season finale of Syfy’s AFTERMATH gained 0.03 to 0.16.  

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: Tuesday December 20, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.92 3,440
2 WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.88 2,637
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.69 1,835
4 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 61 0.57 1,586
5 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E NETWORK 10:00 PM 63 0.57 1,499
6 SHOOTER USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 62 0.52 1,532
7 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: MEMPHIS/WESTERN KENTUCKY ESPN 7:00 PM 237 0.43 1,581
8 HUNTING HITLER HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.43 1,675
9 CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.37 1,189
10 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:57 PM 63 0.36 916
11 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.36 951
12 DANCE MOMS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.35 1,042
13 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.34 3,811
14 INTERVENTION A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.33 828
15 INTERVENTION CA A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 750
16 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.31 751
17 FX MOVIE PRIME: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA FX 8:00 PM 120 0.30 848
18 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.30 673
19 OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 9:01 PM 61 0.29 1,114
20 SHADOW OF DOUBT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.29 1,198
21 LADIES OF LONDON BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.28 747
22 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.27 641
23 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.26 536
24 CRIME TO REMEMBER, A INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.26 1,128
25 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.26 671
26 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.25 527
27 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 2,504
28 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.25 934
29 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,287
30 GOOD BEHAVIOR TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 58 0.23 914
31 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.23 511
32 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.23 2,920
33 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.22 1,180
34 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,698
35 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: UTAH/GOLDEN STATE NBA-TV 10:27 PM 147 0.21 601
36 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.21 407
37 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.20 2,412
38 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 2,065
39 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.20 1,632
40 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 428
41 NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.20 413
42 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.20 1,954
43 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 435
44 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 524
45 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.19 1,772
46 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.18 468
47 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.18 413
48 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,988
49 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.18 1,846
50 BITCHIN RIDES VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.18 549
51 KATE PLUS 8 TLC 10:02 PM 60 0.17 560
52 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.17 443
53 BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 60 0.17 795
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.17 808
55 FANTASY FTBL KICKOFF   L ESPN 2:30 PM 30 0.16 344
56 AFTERMATH SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.16 701
57 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.16 690
58 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,697
59 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 843
60 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.15 422
61 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.15 359
62 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.15 322
63 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 9:01 PM 61 0.15 578
64 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.15 351
65 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.15 328
66 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.15 500
67 LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 974
68 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,633
69 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.14 2,078
70 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.14 831
71 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.14 1,217
72 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 858
73 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,257
74 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.14 1,738
75 BILLY ON THE STREET TRUTV 10:30 PM 30 0.14 268
76 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: SAN ANTONIO/HOUSTON NBA-TV 8:00 PM 147 0.14 461
77 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.13 417
78 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.13 608
79 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.13 693
80 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.13 387
81 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.13 654
82 RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.12 268
83 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.12 318
84 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 462
85 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: CREIGHTON/ARIZONA STATE ESPN2 9:04 PM 123 0.11 340
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 696
87 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.11 431
88 UNIQUE RIDES VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.10 320
89 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.10 504
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.10 679
91 CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 490
92 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.10 276
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 634
94 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.09 277
95 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:54 AM 35 0.09 313
96 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 651
97 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 913
98 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 832
99 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 386
100 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.09 709
101 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.09 581
102 E! NEWS E! 11:02 PM 62 0.09 257
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 566
104 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 266
105 NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.08 211
106 SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.08 203
107 KNOCKED UP LIFETIME TELEVISION 4:00 PM 60 0.08 194
108 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.08 167
109 WILD PATAGONIA: N/A ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 120 0.08 406
110 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: CHARLOTTE/MARYLAND ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.08 251
111 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 533
112 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 582
113 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.07 180
114 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 996
115 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.07 617
116 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 112 0.07 264
117 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.07 411
118 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.07 177
119 KNOCKED UP LIFETIME TELEVISION 5:00 PM 60 0.07 147
120 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 173
121 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 638
122 REAL SPORTS 16 HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 58 0.07 163
123 SO COSMO-SP E! 8:00 PM 30 0.07 177
124 RACE (2016): RACE (2016) HBO PRIME 5:15 PM 134 0.07 147
125 BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF: BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF HBO PRIME 12:15 AM 152 0.06 153
126 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.06 153
127 WINDOW WARRIORS GSN 9:00 PM 60 0.06 303
128 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 21 0.06 214
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 229
130 VICE SPECIAL REPORT:HOUSE HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 70 0.06 159
131 NFL REPLAY NFL NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.06 206
132 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:29 AM 31 0.06 199
133 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.06 141
134 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.06 584
135 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 483
136 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.06 442
137 UNDISPUTED L: 73 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 128
138 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 416
139 GANGSTERS (ORIGINAL) REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 196
140 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 507
141 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 254
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.05 226
143 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 431
144 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.05 222
145 MASTERCHEF CANADA COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 197
146 HERD L FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 90 0.05 113
147 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 482
148 AMERICAN PIE 2 MAXPRIME 6:25 PM 105 0.05 87
149 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.05 243
150 PROFILE:60 ESPN2 11:07 PM 30 0.05 180

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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.