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December 29, 2016
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.28.2016

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NETWORK FINALS:  FOX’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game stayed at 0.7 after adjustment.  Elsewhere, the CHICAGO PD rerun gained 0.1 in final numbers, and the rerun of THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.1.

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

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CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN was firmly in control of Wednesday cable with 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl games in the Top 4 slots: West Virginia vs. Miami at 1.20, Texas A&M vs. Kansas State at 1.11, and Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern at 0.59.  History broke up the set with a pivotal episode of VIKINGS, down 0.01 to 0.62, and given its events, it will be interesting to see if there’s any effect on ratings for the rest of the season.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE was at 0.44.  On A&E, DUCK DYNASTY rose 0.05 to 0.41, WAHLBURGERS was up a tick to 0.29, and GOING SI-RAL climbed 0.04 to 0.20. Travel Channel made an atypical visit to the Top 10 with 0.33 for EXPEDITION UNKNOWN.  On Food Network, CUTTHROAT KITCHEN returned at 0.32, and COOKS VS. CONS was down 0.03 to 0.32.  On LMN, MY CRAZY EX premiered at 0.22, with lead-out MY CRAZY SEX at 0.20.  MTV’s REAL WORLD returned at 0.19. TLC’s MY KIDS OBSESSION was at 0.19.  Syfy’s INCORPORATED lost a tick to 0.12, and an extended promo for Season 2 of THE EXPANSE followed at 0.06.  

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 28, 2016 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: WEST VIRGINIA/MIAMI ESPN 5:39 PM 206 1.20 4,252
2 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: TEXAS A&M/KANSAS STATE ESPN 9:05 PM 216 1.11 3,791
3 VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 60 0.62 2,257
4 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: PITTSBURGH/NORTHWESTERN ESPN 2:00 PM 219 0.59 2,425
5 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:41 AM 79 0.46 1,222
6 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.44 1,791
7 DUCK DYNASTY A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 31 0.41 1,296
8 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,031
9 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.32 897
10 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.32 1,066
11 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.31 697
12 WAHLBURGERS A&E NETWORK 9:31 PM 30 0.29 831
13 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.27 2,859
14 KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 2,664
15 GRAVE SECRETS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,301
16 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:03 PM 57 0.25 680
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.24 2,300
18 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.23 571
19 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 63 0.23 545
20 MY CRAZY EX LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.22 592
21 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: TORONTO/GOLDEN STATE NBA-TV 10:30 PM 152 0.22 614
22 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 538
23 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.21 536
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,190
25 MY CRAZY SEX LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.20 512
26 GOING SI-RAL A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.20 571
27 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.20 2,484
28 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: VIRGINIA/LOUISVILLE ESPN2 7:09 PM 120 0.20 766
29 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.20 2,775
30 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: UCLA/OREGON ESPN2 9:09 PM 129 0.20 765
31 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.19 449
32 REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 10:00 PM 61 0.19 354
33 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.19 401
34 MY KIDS OBSESSION TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.19 538
35 MY KNIGHT AND ME THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 15 0.18 984
36 NHL REGULAR SEASON  L: PHILLY/ST. LOUIS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:03 PM 180 0.18 464
37 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,775
38 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.17 425
39 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,797
40 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,804
41 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,832
42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.15 879
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.15 1,413
44 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,783
45 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,148
46 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.14 704
47 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 9:51 PM 39 0.14 454
48 WHEELER DEALERS VELOCITY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 552
49 GRAVEYARD CARZ VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 405
50 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,794
51 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,656
52 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.13 1,627
53 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.13 802
54 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDIN 2 HBO PRIME 6:30 PM 94 0.12 265
55 MARTIAN, THE: MARTIAN, THE HBO PRIME 10:45 AM 142 0.12 257
56 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,578
57 INCORPORATED SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.12 464
58 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:18 PM 84 0.11 268
59 HARRY POTTER ORDER PHOENI: HARRY POTTER ORDER PHOENI HBO PRIME 3:10 PM 138 0.11 269
60 TRUE LIFE MTV 11:01 PM 61 0.11 208
61 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.11 613
62 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 659
63 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.11 336
64 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.11 531
65 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.10 949
66 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 642
67 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.10 1,025
68 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.10 638
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 623
70 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 747
71 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.09 579
72 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.09 801
73 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.09 264
74 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 1:02 AM 58 0.09 237
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.09 471
76 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.09 405
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 533
78 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 274
79 HAIL, CAESAR HBO PRIME 8:10 PM 106 0.08 294
80 NHL LIVE POST NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:03 PM 31 0.08 189
81 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 260
82 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 584
83 UNDISPUTED L: 79 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 167
84 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:39 PM 132 0.08 241
85 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 253
86 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 604
87 KRAMPUS MAXPRIME 6:20 PM 98 0.08 136
88 HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.08 203
89 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.08 225
90 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WAKE FOREST/FLORIDA STATE ESPN2 5:04 PM 125 0.08 218
91 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.08 237
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 586
93 AMERICAN GANGSTER: AMERICAN GANGSTER MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 157 0.07 152
94 BONG APPETIT VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.07 138
95 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.07 501
96 KITCHEN CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 AM 30 0.07 207
97 INSIDE THE NFL NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 90 0.07 196
98 CUPCAKE WARS (1HR) COOKING CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 214
99 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MILWAUKEE/DETROIT NBA-TV 7:30 PM 141 0.07 221
100 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.07 172
101 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:02 PM 41 0.06 172
102 SUMMER CATCH HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 104 0.06 127
103 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 467
104 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.06 191
105 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 493
106 KITCHEN CRASHERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 AM 30 0.06 186
107 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.06 477
108 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 12:30 PM 30 0.06 198
109 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 638
110 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 256
111 MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 455
112 PEANUTS MOVIE, THE HBO PRIME 7:30 AM 88 0.06 106
113 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.06 337
114 MSNBC LIVE W/ T.HALL MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.06 534
115 EXPANSE, THE: EXPANDED SYFY 11:00 PM 30 0.06 255
116 BBCA MOVIE: RAMBO III BBC-AMERICA 5:45 PM 135 0.06 208
117 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 236
118 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:30 PM 30 0.06 226
119 FRONTERA S4 NBC UNIVERSO 9:00 PM 60 0.05 106
120 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:00 PM 30 0.05 209
121 HOME & FAMILY: N/A HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 120 0.05 269
122 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 440
123 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 282
124 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MONMOUTH/NORTH CAROLINA ESPNU 7:06 PM 124 0.05 205
125 SP BEHIND BUILD DREAMHOME DIY NETWORK 11:00 PM 60 0.05 197
126 YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, T POP 7:00 PM 60 0.05 417
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 258
128 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 550
129 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:30 PM 30 0.05 236
130 CAKE HUNTERS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.05 209
131 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 370
132 EVERYTHING IS COPY HBO PRIME 6:00 AM 90 0.05 102
133 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.05 304
134 FRONTERA S6 NBC UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.05 92
135 SECRET EATS WITH ADAM TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 PM 30 0.05 236
136 HERD: CARTER & WRIGHT L: 355 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 96
137 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 11:01 AM 56 0.05 112
138 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 509
139 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.04 464
140 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.04 87
141 OCEANS TWELVE: OCEANS TWELVE POP 9:00 PM 180 0.04 106
142 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL HBO PRIME 1:00 AM 112 0.04 102
143 TIMELINE NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.04 137
144 SOUND FX NFL NETWORK 10:30 PM 30 0.04 145
145 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: HOUSTON/CONNECTICUT ESPN2 3:00 PM 124 0.04 173
146 CRIMSON TIDE MAXPRIME 8:00 PM 116 0.04 156
147 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 462
148 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 10:00 AM 124 0.04 104
149 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:51 PM 69 0.04 108
150 BBCA MOVIE: RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PT II BBC-AMERICA 3:45 PM 120 0.04 165

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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.