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January 4, 2021

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.30.2020

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The only significant adjustment (i.e., changing its initial rating by at least one-tenth) was downward for the rerun of THE GOLDBERGS.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s coverage of the COTTON BOWL dominated Wednesday cable at 1.45, with the network’s other bowl game at 0.43.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING rose 0.08 to 0.40.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY was steady at 0.29, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY held at 0.19.  Cable news was led by CNN TONIGHT at 0.25/0.35/1.6M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.19/0.33/2.8M, and Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.16/0.30/2.5M.  TLC’s MY 600-LB LIFE was at 0.22.  History’s FORGED IN FIRE slipped 0.02 to 0.22.  On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS INTL ticked up to 0.20, HOUSE IN A HURRY was at 0.16/0.16 compared to last week’s 0.21/0.16, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.06 to 0.15.  On BET, HOUSE OF PAYNE ticked up to 0.20 (plus BET Her simulcast at 0.02/82K), and ASSISTED LIVING was down 0.03 to 0.17 (plus simulcast at 0.01/79K).  On ID, THE MURDER TAPES was at 0.19, TRUE CONVICTION was at 0.16, and THE CRIMES THAT CHANGED US ticked up to 0.14.  On Food Network, GUY’S GROCERY GAMES dropped 0.03 to 0.16, and BEAT BOBBY FLAY was at 0.14.  USA’s WWE NXT fell 0.07 to 0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday December 30, 2020 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COTTON BOWL  L: FLORIDA/OKLAHOMA ESPN 8:05 PM 189 1.45 5,766
2 COTTON BOWL SUST L ESPN 11:14 PM 19 0.98 3,680
3 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: WAKE FOREST/WISCONSIN ESPN 12:00 PM 221 0.43 1,975
4 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0065 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.40 977
5 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:33 PM 87 0.38 1,288
6 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:30 PM 28 0.37 1,417
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,015
8 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.25 1,649
9 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.24 1,704
10 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:30 PM 30 0.24 803
11 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.23 1,832
12 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 1,826
13 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.22 961
14 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,722
15 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.22 904
16 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,605
17 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.21 1,774
18 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.20 1,504
19 NBA: THE JUMP L ESPN 3:41 PM 49 0.20 756
20 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,660
21 HOUSE OF PAYNE (2020) BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 30 0.20 807
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.19 2,794
23 MURDER TAPES, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.19 828
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.19 584
25 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.18 2,140
26 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,449
27 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.18 598
28 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.18 2,407
29 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.18 2,214
30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,466
31 ASSISTED LIVING BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:30 PM 30 0.17 795
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.17 1,432
33 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:30 PM 60 0.17 587
34 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 1,443
35 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PORTLAND/LA CLIPPERS NBA-TV 10:03 PM 141 0.17 397
36 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.16 1,220
37 HOUSE IN A HURRY HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.16 1,171
38 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:53 PM 136 0.16 424
39 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.16 2,536
40 GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 621
41 TRUE CONVICTION INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 60 0.16 531
42 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,261
43 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MILWAUKEE/MIAMI NBA-TV 7:33 PM 150 0.15 372
44 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.15 1,342
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.15 1,329
46 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.15 1,516
47 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.15 408
48 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 421
49 CRIMES THAT CHANGED US INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 513
50 BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.14 635
51 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:30 PM 60 0.14 558
52 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.14 2,033
53 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.14 2,249
54 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,710
55 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.13 2,598
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,385
57 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.12 1,454
58 WWE NXT: WWE NXT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 127 0.12 586
59 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 386
60 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.12 1,897
61 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 2,234
62 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.12 379
63 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,043
64 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.11 395
65 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE): MATCHMAKING SPECIAL 2009 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.11 677
66 NARCO WARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.11 294
67 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,342
68 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.11 1,476
69 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,516
70 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,640
71 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,415
72 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,365
73 MSNBC LIVE W/K.TUR MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,387
74 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,404
75 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.09 1,302
76 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,339
77 SHOCK DOC: UFO PHENOMENON: IECU-101H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.09 595
78 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARKANSAS/AUBURN ESPN2 7:00 PM 124 0.09 411
79 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,269
80 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,380
81 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 1,323
82 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,052
83 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.08 428
84 OUTNUMBERED OVERTIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,155
85 UFOS:LOST EVIDENCE REPACK: TUFO-2R1R05H TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 120 0.08 448
86 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.08 1,157
87 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.08 961
88 BILL HEMMER REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,150
89 DAILY BRIEFING W/D.PERINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 1,082
90 HERD L: 1388 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.07 164
91 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 766
92 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 219
93 UNDISPUTED L: 1075 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 171
94 CRAIG OF THE CREEK THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 15 0.07 281
95 TIME MACHINE: MARIJUANA: A CHRONIC HISTORY HISTORY 12:00 PM 120 0.07 331
96 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 652
97 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.07 562
98 BRAVOS CHAT ROOM BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.06 253
99 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.06 715
100 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.06 544
101 NFL FILMS PRESENTS FOX SPORTS 1 11:30 PM 30 0.06 132
102 TIME MACHINE: RISE AND FALL OF EL CHAPO, THE HISTORY 2:00 PM 120 0.06 366
103 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 758
104 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.06 121
105 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:09 PM 21 0.06 157
106 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:24 AM 66 0.06 147
107 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 61 0.06 401
108 TIME MACHINE: MARIJUANA REVOLUTION, THE HISTORY 10:00 AM 120 0.05 317
109 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.05 126
110 CASE DIED WITH HER, THE: 100 CASE DIED WITH HER, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 12:00 AM 120 0.05 220
111 MARRYING MILLIONS SP LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 60 0.05 392
112 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.05 101
113 TIME MACHINE: COCAINE: HISTORY BETWEEN THE LINES HISTORY 8:00 AM 120 0.05 190
114 AFTERNOON MOVIE: MAZE RUNNER, THE FREEFORM 2:00 PM 150 0.05 152
115 FOX BET LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 4:30 PM 30 0.05 85
116 NFL TURNING POINT FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 AM 30 0.05 100
117 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 7:00 PM 33 0.05 132
118 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 9:01 PM 60 0.05 320
119 MASTER MINDS GSN 4:00 PM 30 0.05 622
120 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.05 470
121 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 90 0.04 93
122 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 6:00 PM 60 0.04 290
123 SNAPPED: INSIDE THE EP OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 300
124 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.04 374
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 174
126 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 130
127 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 564
128 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:00 PM 53 0.04 98
129 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.04 95
130 NBA GAMETIME NBA-TV 1:30 AM 30 0.04 101
131 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: PENN STATE / INDIANA BIG TEN NETWORK 8:36 PM 139 0.04 225
132 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 4:00 PM 60 0.04 244
133 MYST MUSEUM: AREA 51 TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 177
134 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 2:00 PM 120 0.04 97
135 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 5:00 PM 60 0.03 265
136 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.03 138
137 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: ELCHE VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 3:20 PM 130 0.03 87
138 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 166
139 NFL LIVE ESPN2 11:09 PM 51 0.03 96
140 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.03 472
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:00 AM 60 0.03 148
142 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.03 77
143 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 148
144 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 188
145 CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE NEWSMAX TV 5:00 PM 60 0.03 326
146 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE): MATCHMAKING SPECIAL 2009 LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:01 AM 123 0.03 136
147 ONE CHAMPIONSHIP MMA TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 AM 60 0.03 112
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 207
149 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:00 PM 60 0.03 118
150 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 11:01 PM 61 0.03 219

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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. Destiny

    Good night for the AEW people. A 0.4 rating is fantastic and beats like 95 percent of scripted shows with multi million dollar episode budgets on cable.


  2. Augus

    Do you have BET Her (House of Payne and Assisted Living) ratings, please? Thanks for both!



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