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December 22, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.21.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  The reruns of THE GOLDBERGS, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, ELF: BUDDY’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS and SVU all lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN took the lead on Wednesday cable, with a Kentucky vs. Louisville COLLEGE BASKETBALL game at 0.76, and a BYU vs. Wyoming COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game close behind at 0.67.  History’s VIKINGS gained 0.07 to 0.63, while REAL VIKINGS was down 0.03 to 0.29.  The season finale of Lifetime’s LITTLE WOMEN: DALLAS rose 0.12 to 0.45.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROS was at 0.37, and a HOUSE HUNTERS INTL special was at 0.34.  On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY fell 0.06 to 0.36, WAHLBURGERS gained 0.05 to 0.28, and GOING SI-RAL was down 0.08 to 0.16.  Food Network’s COOKS VS CONS jumped 0.13 to 0.35.  Special holiday episodes of Spike’s LIP SYNC BATTLE were at 0.35/0.34 (one was simulcast on CMT at 0.06), and lead-out THAT AWKWARD GAME SHOW was at 0.14.  E!’s TOTAL DIVAS climbed 0.07 to 0.32.  TBS aired a SURPRISE! INSTANT XMAS CAROL special at 0.31. Discovery’s LEGEND OF CROC GOLD slipped 0.03 to 0.21.  Syfy’s INCORPORATED fell 0.04 to 0.13.  El Rey’s LUCHA UNDERGROUND was at 0.04/104K and 0.02/46K.  

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: Wednesday December 21, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: KENTUCKY/LOUISVILLE ESPN 7:00 PM 136 0.76 2,715
2 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: BYU/WYOMING ESPN 9:16 PM 195 0.67 2,380
3 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 61 0.63 2,144
4 LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:00 PM 62 0.45 1,091
5 PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.37 1,753
6 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.36 986
7 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.36 1,109
8 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.35 1,169
9 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 60 0.35 857
10 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 32 0.34 838
11 SP HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.34 1,538
12 TOTAL DIVAS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.32 705
13 SURPRISE! XMAS CAROL! TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.31 803
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.29 3,235
15 REAL VIKINGS HISTORY 10:01 PM 62 0.29 1,254
16 GRAVE SECRETS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,166
17 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 30 0.29 709
18 WAHLBURGERS A&E NETWORK 9:31 PM 31 0.28 739
19 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:31 AM 89 0.27 736
20 COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.27 709
21 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,180
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.26 2,642
23 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 2,573
24 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 2,850
25 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.22 519
26 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.21 588
27 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: WASHINGTON/PHILADELPHIA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 172 0.21 565
28 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,773
29 LEGEND OF CROC GOLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 61 0.21 754
30 CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.19 434
31 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.18 448
32 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.18 470
33 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.18 472
34 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:02 PM 58 0.18 381
35 SPORTSNATION ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.18 468
36 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.17 1,887
37 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 361
38 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.16 1,991
39 GOING SI-RAL A&E NETWORK 10:02 PM 30 0.16 450
40 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 62 0.16 369
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,926
42 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.15 358
43 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 2,020
44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 653
45 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NORTHERN IOWA/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN2 8:04 PM 120 0.14 540
46 ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 157 0.14 373
47 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.14 1,397
48 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 342
49 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.14 743
50 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 371
51 THAT AWKWARD GAME SHOW SPIKE TV 9:32 PM 30 0.14 354
52 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 355
53 INCORPORATED SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 542
54 BORDER WARS COMPILATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 477
55 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: DUKE/ELON ESPN2 6:00 PM 124 0.13 410
56 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,498
57 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,401
58 EPIC FAILS OF 2016 MTV 11:00 PM 31 0.13 273
59 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 272
60 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,749
61 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.12 492
62 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.12 751
63 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,587
64 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MILWAUKEE/CLEVELAND NBA-TV 7:00 PM 151 0.12 385
65 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: DALLAS/PORTLAND NBA-TV 10:00 PM 162 0.12 357
66 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.12 585
67 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.12 744
68 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 276
69 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 1,324
70 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:31 PM 29 0.11 358
71 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.11 302
72 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 1,241
73 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.11 172
74 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.11 622
75 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.11 549
76 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: VIRGINIA/CALIFORNIA ESPN2 10:04 PM 125 0.10 369
77 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:55 PM 38 0.10 221
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,084
79 JON GLASER LOVES GEAR TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.10 205
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.10 571
81 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.10 482
82 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.10 247
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 665
84 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.10 625
85 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 609
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.09 617
87 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.09 344
88 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 230
89 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 563
90 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 749
91 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 288
92 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.09 289
93 INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 293
94 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 904
95 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,034
96 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:31 PM 23 0.08 253
97 BONG APPETIT VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.08 186
98 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 197
99 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 273
100 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.08 579
101 TIMELINE NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 252
102 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 30 0.08 797
103 MARTIAN, THE: MARTIAN, THE HBO PRIME 2:00 PM 142 0.08 207
104 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 594
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 659
106 HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2016 MTV 11:31 PM 31 0.07 159
107 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.07 291
108 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 521
109 YARD CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 AM 30 0.07 182
110 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.06 366
111 HEAVEN SENT: THE JOURNEY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 254
112 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 276
113 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.06 563
114 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:42 AM 48 0.06 171
115 NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.06 164
116 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 419
117 LIP SYNC BATTLE CMT 9:00 PM 30 0.06 197
118 MICHAELA HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 232
119 NHL LIVE PRE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 63 0.06 153
120 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN2 3:30 PM 30 0.06 145
121 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 442
122 CUPCAKE WARS (1HR) COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.06 183
123 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.06 150
124 MICHAELA HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 161
125 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: CLEMSON/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPNU 9:10 PM 127 0.05 163
126 UNDISPUTED L: 74 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.05 108
127 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 627
128 YARD CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 AM 30 0.05 135
129 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 264
130 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 167
131 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:02 PM 43 0.05 142
132 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 294
133 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.05 428
134 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 129
135 HERD L FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 90 0.05 116
136 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 415
137 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.05 483
138 CHARLIE WILSONS WAR HBO PRIME 11:15 PM 102 0.05 140
139 AVIATOR, THE: AVIATOR, THE HBO PRIME 4:35 PM 170 0.05 132
140 FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTO UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.05 88
141 ENTOURAGE (2015) MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 104 0.04 87
142 AMHQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 258
143 BLOOD AND FURY: AMERICAS AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 251
144 YARD CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:30 AM 30 0.04 114
145 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 473
146 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:30 AM 30 0.04 105
147 LICENSE TO WED HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 41 0.04 88
148 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.04 449
149 BREAK HBO PRIME 4:22 PM 13 0.04 106
150 BUNDESLIGA – L: KOLN VS LEVERKUSEN FOX DEPORTES 1:53 PM 127 0.04 87

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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.