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December 24, 2020

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.23.2020

 

 

NOTE:  See Mitch Metcalf’s calendar of holiday ratings delays to see what to expect over the next 2 weeks.

 

NETWORK FINALS:  As the sharp-eyed will note, the chart below is currently a reprint of this morning’s preliminary ratings.  Until that’s replaced, here are the adjustments in finals;  0.1 bumps for SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN TO TOWN and THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT finale to 0.6/0.6, and a drop of 0.1 (to zero, or more precisely 0.05) for SILENT NIGHT: A SONG FOR THE WORLD.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NBA BASKETBALL was again at the top of cable ratings, with games at 0.80 on TNT (followed by ALL ELITE WRESTLING, steady at 0.32) and 0.52 on ESPN (preceded by COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl games at 0.35/0.23).  MTV’s THE CHALLENGE dipped 0.03 to 0.42.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY lost 0.06 to 0.29, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was down 0.09 to 0.19.  Cable news was led by CNN’s CUOMO PRIME TIME at 0.27/0.41/2.3M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.25/0.41/3.4M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.18/0.33/3.1M.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE gained 0.05 to 0.24.  A special episode of TBS’s THE MISERY INDEX was at 0.22.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS rose 0.06 to 0.21, HOUSE IN A HURRY was at 0.21/0.17, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked down to 0.19, and PROPERTY BROTHERS was at 0.19.  On BET, SISTAS dropped 0.04 to 0.21 (plus BET Her simulcast at 0.01/45K), ASSISTED LIVING was steady at 0.20 (plus simulcast at 0.01/47K), and HOUSE OF PAYNE held at 0.19 (plus simulcast at 0.02/59K).  Food Network’s GUY’S GROCERY GAMES lost 0.04 to 0.19.  USA’s WWE NXT stayed at 0.19.  On ID, THE CRIMES THAT CHANGED US fell 0.06 to 0.13.  On A&E, RESCUE CAM was at 0.12/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.15/0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday December 23, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA BASKETBALL: BUCKS/CELTICS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:34 PM 150 0.80 2,003
2 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: DALLAS/PHOENIX ESPN 10:30 PM 155 0.52 1,215
3 CHALLENGE: DOUBLE AGENTS MTV 8:00 PM 90 0.42 790
4 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: MEMPHIS/FLORIDA ATLANTIC ESPN 7:00 PM 210 0.35 1,271
5 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0064 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:04 PM 120 0.32 775
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,029
7 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.27 2,317
8 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.26 1,951
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.25 3,439
10 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 802
11 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.24 2,059
12 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.24 1,874
13 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.23 1,917
14 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 34 0.23 645
15 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.23 1,726
16 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: LOUISIANA TECH/GEORGIA SOUTHERN ESPN 3:00 PM 193 0.23 923
17 SEINFELD FESTIVUS TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.22 856
18 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.22 603
19 SANTA CLAUS/COMING TO TWN FREEFORM 10:50 PM 65 0.22 662
20 MISERY INDEX, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.22 718
21 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:05 AM 60 0.22 565
22 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,590
23 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.21 1,676
24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 1,594
25 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,565
26 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 30 0.21 1,338
27 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.21 1,142
28 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 1,575
29 SISTAS SERIES S2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,078
30 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 30 0.20 537
31 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:30 PM 30 0.20 540
32 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.20 1,249
33 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:30 PM 30 0.20 969
34 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.19 1,101
35 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 662
36 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.19 548
37 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.19 560
38 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.19 556
39 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 30 0.19 1,000
40 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 127 0.19 698
41 SPORTSCENTER 6PM L ESPN 6:13 PM 47 0.19 644
42 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 3,121
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.18 1,473
44 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,432
45 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.18 503
46 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.17 1,095
47 SEINFELD FESTIVUS TBS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.17 583
48 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.17 475
49 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.16 452
50 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.16 395
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,330
52 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 2,551
53 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.16 424
54 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,072
55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.15 2,214
56 SEINFELD FESTIVUS TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.15 571
57 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.15 2,752
58 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 412
59 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.14 431
60 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.14 2,051
61 SEINFELD FESTIVUS TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.14 562
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 1,122
63 CRIMES THAT CHANGED US INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 580
64 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,957
65 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 7:35 PM 45 0.13 403
66 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.13 500
67 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.13 402
68 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,889
69 SEARCH MONSTERS SD REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 553
70 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.13 1,963
71 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:14 PM 46 0.13 1,510
72 BITCHIN RIDES MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.12 571
73 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.12 578
74 RESCUE CAM A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 32 0.12 489
75 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.12 492
76 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,841
77 BUDDY VALASTRO: ROAD TO R: N/A TLC 9:00 PM 120 0.11 632
78 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,567
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,373
80 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,416
81 NARCO WARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 387
82 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 342
83 SEARCH MONSTERS SD REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 404
84 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.11 1,937
85 RESCUE CAM A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.11 484
86 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN19 MTV 11:00 PM 30 0.11 300
87 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,469
88 JOSH GATES TONIGHT SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.10 613
89 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 321
90 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 11:47 AM 27 0.10 1,338
91 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.09 1,448
92 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 47 0.09 1,262
93 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,299
94 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.09 1,711
95 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.09 945
96 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,294
97 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.09 360
98 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.09 991
99 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,089
100 AUSTIN & JESSIE & ALLY NY DISNEY CHANNEL 4:25 PM 60 0.08 317
101 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,292
102 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,315
103 ODDBODS: THE FESTIVE MENA DISNEY JUNIOR 11:50 AM 25 0.08 364
104 DOC MCSTUFFINS: DOC IS IN DISNEY JUNIOR 9:45 AM 25 0.07 293
105 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,353
106 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,225
107 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,268
108 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 192
109 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.07 895
110 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY CHANNEL 12:50 PM 29 0.07 261
111 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,401
112 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: XAVIER/CREIGHTON FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.07 192
113 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,205
114 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,216
115 COUNTING ON TLC 11:00 PM 31 0.06 449
116 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 737
117 SNOWY DAY DISNEY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 50 0.06 235
118 UNDISPUTED L: 1071 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.06 150
119 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.06 653
120 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 117 0.06 157
121 PINEY: THE LONESOME PINE DISNEY JUNIOR 7:10 AM 30 0.06 194
122 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.06 304
123 COLD JUSTICE INSIDE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 315
124 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.06 503
125 MIRACULOUS WORLD: NEW YOR DISNEY CHANNEL 6:25 PM 70 0.05 255
126 DC HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.05 244
127 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.05 298
128 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 563
129 MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH: DISNEY JUNIOR 6:25 AM 45 0.05 149
130 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 208
131 HERD:NICK WRIGHT L: 1384 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 114
132 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.05 234
133 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 340
134 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 7:09 PM 115 0.05 205
135 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 61 0.05 212
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 188
137 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.05 409
138 FAST MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 223
139 RESTORED DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.04 282
140 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.04 496
141 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L TUDN 10:00 PM 60 0.04 87
142 FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 6:57 PM 12 0.04 147
143 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.04 441
144 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.04 838
145 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 5:00 PM 60 0.04 202
146 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 61 0.04 358
147 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 297
148 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.04 359
149 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: NORTHWESTERN / INDIANA BIG TEN NETWORK 8:41 PM 124 0.04 295
150 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 6:00 PM 60 0.04 204

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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.




2 Comments


  1. Luis

    Those are the prelims


  2. Amaury

    What? Nielsen actually released stuff on Christmas Eve? Shocking!

    Also, yes. Can confirm those are the broadcast preliminaries, not finals. 😉



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