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December 28, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 12.24.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  Holiday reruns at 0.40/0.39/0.38/0.45/0.31.

CBS:  More holiday reruns at 0.27/0.28/0.24.

NBC:  The yearly run of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE was at 0.61, down 0.15 from 2020 but enough to win the night.

FOX:  The only original show on broadcast TV was WWE SMACKDOWN, down 0.04 to 0.48.

CW:  A rerun at 0.07.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  There was little original programming to be found on cable’s Christmas Eve either.  Most of the top shows on the chart were actually reruns of A CHRISTMAS STORY, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and the like, along with marathons of THE BIG BANG THEORY and FRIENDS, all labeled as “new” by their networks.  Discovery’s GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT was at 0.10.  A new episode of HBO’s HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON ticked down to 0.01/49K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday December 24, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.60 2,089
2 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REI FREEFORM 9:00 PM 60 0.51 1,483
3 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN FREEFORM 8:30 PM 30 0.50 1,549
4 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 120 0.48 1,369
5 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.33 1,268
6 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 120 0.32 1,002
7 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.30 1,159
8 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 PM 120 0.29 844
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.29 1,191
10 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:30 PM 30 0.29 765
11 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 30 0.28 738
12 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.28 1,078
13 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:30 PM 30 0.26 724
14 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.26 737
15 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 30 0.26 755
16 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 120 0.25 724
17 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 30 0.24 717
18 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 5:00 PM 30 0.23 796
19 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:30 PM 30 0.23 685
20 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.23 873
21 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.22 624
22 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.20 557
23 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.19 596
24 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 AM 120 0.19 511
25 FIVE, THE SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.18 2,021
26 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.17 485
27 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.17 528
28 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.16 525
29 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.16 1,642
30 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN 5:00 PM 60 0.15 592
31 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 90 0.15 474
32 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,680
33 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,731
34 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.14 544
35 NBA TODAY L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.14 469
36 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 9:00 PM 30 0.14 782
37 FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.13 392
38 GUTFELD SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.13 1,225
39 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,584
40 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 420
41 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.12 454
42 SPCL RPT W/BRET BAIER SPC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.11 788
43 OUTNUMBERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,633
44 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.11 562
45 SPCL RPT W/BRET BAIER SPC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 1,344
46 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.10 755
47 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.10 1,269
48 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,214
49 COPS REELZCHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.10 408
50 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.10 564
51 INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,215
52 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.09 396
53 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,226
54 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 294
55 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,203
56 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,334
57 COPS REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.09 366
58 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 63 0.08 512
59 UNDISPUTED L: 1332 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 245
60 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 666
61 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 1,165
62 YOUR WORLD W/CAVUTO SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.08 1,139
63 WHO CAN FORGET CHRISTMAS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.08 970
64 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: HOT CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 776
65 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 28 0.08 414
66 COPS REELZCHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.07 363
67 AT THIS HOUR SPCL CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 671
68 DUCK THE HALLS: MICKEY MO DISNEY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 30 0.07 216
69 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 861
70 NFL LIVE ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.07 192
71 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME: KENT STATE/WYOMING ESPNU 6:00 PM 180 0.07 401
72 COURT CAM A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 28 0.07 407
73 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.07 225
74 INCREDIBLE DR POL FL NAT GEO WILD 9:02 PM 16 0.07 321
75 MOVIE- ORIGINAL RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 116 0.07 535
76 FOOTBALL LIFE NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.07 218
77 MIRACULOUS WORLD: SHANGHA DISNEY CHANNEL 4:30 PM 65 0.06 195
78 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 9:18 PM 60 0.06 292
79 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.06 184
80 COPS REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 313
81 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 596
82 BELOW DECK BRAVO 11:30 AM 60 0.06 216
83 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.06 369
84 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.06 232
85 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 648
86 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.06 202
87 AT THIS HOUR SPCL CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 620
88 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 590
89 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 630
90 COPS REELZCHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.05 257
91 MICHAEL BUBLE CHRISTMAS E! 11:00 PM 60 0.05 191
92 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.05 142
93 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY CHANNEL 6:00 AM 51 0.05 128
94 POP TV MOVIES: GODFATHER, THE POP 12:00 PM 255 0.05 173
95 SIDE HUSTLE TEENNICK 4:00 PM 30 0.05 150
96 NFL GAMEDAY VIEW NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.05 163
97 KELLY CLARKSON CHRISTMAS E! 10:00 PM 60 0.05 189
98 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 94
99 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 519
100 GORDON RAMSAY: OFF MENU NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6:00 PM 60 0.04 205
101 DC HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 11:45 PM 25 0.04 145
102 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 158
103 HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.04 375
104 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.04 1,223
105 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:30 PM 30 0.04 256
106 COPS REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.04 265
107 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 30 0.04 233
108 COPS REELZCHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.04 168
109 COPS REELZCHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.04 206
110 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.04 588
111 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE: N/A MSNBC 11:00 AM 120 0.04 601
112 YULE LOG GAC FAMILY 7:00 PM 60 0.04 159
113 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.04 150
114 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.04 768
115 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME: UTSA/SAN DIEGO STATE ESPNU 3:00 PM 180 0.04 274
116 LITTLE DRUMMER BOY FREEFORM 10:30 AM 30 0.04 138
117 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 126
118 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME: MISSOURI/ARMY ESPNU 9:00 PM 180 0.04 212
119 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:30 PM 30 0.04 220
120 GORDON RAMSAY: OFF MENU NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 168
121 HOLIDAY WARS COOKING CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 126
122 DISNEY CHANNEL?S EPIC HOL DISNEY CHANNEL 10:45 PM 60 0.04 131
123 HERD: JOY TAYLOR L: 1649 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 108
124 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.03 246
125 HOLIDAY WARS COOKING CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.03 135
126 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 86
127 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE: N/A MSNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 623
128 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 PM 30 0.03 258
129 WORST COOKS COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 110
130 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 30 0.03 277
131 BING THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.03 81
132 WORST COOKS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 131
133 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.03 464
134 SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN2 1:00 AM 60 0.03 114
135 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC-AMERICA 11:00 PM 60 0.03 130
136 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 147
137 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.03 239
138 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.03 143
139 HOLIDAY WARS COOKING CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 134
140 FOOD FACTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:30 PM 30 0.03 213
141 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 186
142 GORDON RAMSAY: OFF MENU NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.03 192
143 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.03 689
144 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 216
145 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.03 255
146 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.03 249
147 ANNIE LIVE!: ANNIE LIVE! SING-ALONG! E! 7:00 PM 180 0.03 121
148 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 478
149 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 231
150 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 827

 

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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.