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January 4, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 12.31.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  The primetime NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE ’22 PT2 at 10:00 PM wss an hour program rated from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and the network’s primetime 1.58/2.62 for the night compared to last year’s 2.31/3.55.  The 11:30 PM portion of ABC’s NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE, normally the highest-rated New Year’s program segment by far, will be available tomorrow morning with the rest of the late night daypart ratings.

CBS:  The network’s NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE special was at 0.80, and marked a change from last year, when it ran reruns on New Year’s Eve.

NBC:   MILEY’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY at 10:30 PM was a two-hour program rated from 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM (technically a primetime program because it started before 11 PM, even though most of it aired in late night).  Last year, NBC ran a 2 hour doc to start the night at 0.88, compared to this year’s 2.5 hour doc at 0.51, and NBC’s NEW YEAR’S EVE started at 10PM and was at 1.13, compared to this year’s 10:30PM start for 1.89.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.33/0.23.

CW:  A rerun at 0.12.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN and the CFP SEMIFINAL games were dominant at 4.55/4.17 (plus simulcasts on ESPN2 at 0.14/0.12 and ESPNU at 0.05/0.03), which compared to last season’s 4.94/4.46 that aired on January 1.  The network’s morning COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game was at 0.84.  CNN’s NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE telecast was at 0.50, down 0.31 from last year.  Fox News’s ALL AMERICAN NEW YEAR’S was at 0.27 (the network didn’t air special New Year’s Eve coverage last year).  TNT’s AEW: RAMPAGE was down 0.04 to 0.19 compared to the December 17 episode.  Food Network’s GUY HAWAIIAN STYLE was at 0.15.  OWN’s READY TO LOVE was at 0.08.  The season finale of HBO’s HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON gained 0.02 to 0.03. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Friday December 31, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: GEORGIA/MICHIGAN ESPN 7:41 PM 199 4.55 16,506
2 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:28 PM 13 4.54 15,966
3 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 6:59 PM 12 4.32 14,714
4 CFP SEMIFINAL  L: CINCINNATI/ALABAMA ESPN 3:41 PM 198 4.17 16,058
5 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:11 PM 17 3.98 13,404
6 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 3:28 PM 13 2.22 8,982
7 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 11:00 PM 18 2.05 7,150
8 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 2:36 PM 52 1.16 4,665
9 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:18 PM 42 0.98 3,150
10 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: WAKE FOREST/RUTGERS ESPN 11:00 AM 216 0.84 3,478
11 NEW YEARS EVE LIVE W/ AC: N/A CNN 8:00 PM 270 0.50 2,124
12 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.43 1,363
13 NEW YEARS EVE LIVE CNN 12:30 AM 60 0.43 1,455
14 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.30 849
15 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.27 1,921
16 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.23 654
17 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 30 0.22 1,354
18 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: MIAMI, FL ESPN 8:00 AM 180 0.21 791
19 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.21 2,044
20 NEW YEARS EVE MOVIE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:22 PM 158 0.19 714
21 AEW: RAMPAGE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.19 453
22 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 6:59 PM 12 0.17 565
23 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 7:28 PM 13 0.16 614
24 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 7:11 PM 17 0.16 534
25 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.16 1,820
26 FIVE, THE SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.15 2,228
27 GUY HAWAIIAN STYLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.15 761
28 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PORTLAND/LA LAKERS NBA-TV 10:33 PM 143 0.15 381
29 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 30 0.14 510
30 GUTFELD! NEW YEAR?S SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 1,849
31 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: GEORGIA/MICHIGAN ESPN2 7:41 PM 200 0.14 484
32 NEW YEARS EVE MOVIE: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 2:11 PM 131 0.14 526
33 FOX NATION: PATRIOT AWDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,216
34 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,605
35 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:30 AM 30 0.13 770
36 NEW YEARS EVE MOVIE: ANT-MAN TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 131 0.13 396
37 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,625
38 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: CINCINNATI/ALABAMA ESPN2 3:41 PM 198 0.12 435
39 90 DAY B90D: FIRST LOOK TLC 10:00 PM 30 0.12 714
40 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN23 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.11 296
41 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.11 757
42 SPCL RPT W/BRET BAIER SPC FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.11 1,561
43 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,503
44 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 3:28 PM 13 0.10 448
45 OUTNUMBERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,732
46 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 715
47 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 645
48 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: HOW TO DATE AN INMATE WETV 9:00 PM 120 0.10 297
49 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.09 1,556
50 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 332
51 WHO CAN FORGET? 2021 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 1,351
52 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,201
53 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN23 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.09 261
54 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 1,281
55 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.09 592
56 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.09 701
57 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.09 1,439
58 WWE SMACKDOWN PRESENTS:: WWE TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 2021 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.08 378
59 LEAD W/ JAKE TAPPER SPCL CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 763
60 FOX AND FRIENDS SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 859
61 READY TO LOVE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.08 342
62 ALL AMERICAN NEW YEARS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.08 508
63 BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK JR 2:30 PM 30 0.08 277
64 UNDISPUTED L: 1337 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 224
65 COPS REELZCHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.07 303
66 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,214
67 COPS REELZCHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.07 254
68 MESSYNESS SSN1B MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.07 172
69 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.07 356
70 SITUATION ROOM SPCL CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 722
71 HOLLY HOBBIE DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.06 212
72 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 10:05 PM 58 0.06 429
73 AT THIS HOUR SPCL CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 699
74 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: KILL BILL VOL 2 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:00 PM 210 0.06 211
75 YOUR WORLD W/CAVUTO SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 1,005
76 HOLLY HOBBIE DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.06 222
77 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.06 154
78 COPS REELZCHANNEL 10:30 PM 30 0.06 269
79 COPS REELZCHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.06 203
80 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 673
81 RAVEN ABOUT BUNK?D DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 256
82 SITUATION ROOM SPCL CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 561
83 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 12:00 PM 60 0.05 159
84 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY GRUDGE, A LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.05 314
85 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: GEORGIA/MICHIGAN ESPNU 7:41 PM 199 0.05 202
86 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: KILL BILL: VOL. 1 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 6:00 PM 180 0.05 167
87 GROWING UP HIP HOP: FL WETV 11:00 PM 15 0.05 147
88 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPNU 6:59 PM 12 0.04 158
89 HERD L: 1654 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 123
90 AUSTIN & JESSIE & ALLY NY DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 190
91 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 546
92 COPS REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 30 0.04 206
93 COPS REELZCHANNEL 8:30 PM 30 0.04 174
94 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.04 299
95 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPNU 7:28 PM 13 0.04 169
96 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN2 3:00 PM 28 0.04 188
97 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 327
98 COPS REELZCHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.04 169
99 HAUNTING (O) TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 232
100 COPS REELZCHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.04 192
101 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 124
102 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 6:00 PM 60 0.04 212
103 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPNU 7:11 PM 17 0.04 132
104 ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON NICK JR 8:30 PM 30 0.04 98
105 FAMILY MASSACRE OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 60 0.03 280
106 CFP SEMI MEGACAST  L: CINCINNATI/ALABAMA ESPNU 3:41 PM 198 0.03 154
107 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 258
108 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.03 565
109 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 12:56 AM 64 0.03 94
110 ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.03 353
111 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.03 189
112 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 475
113 WEATHER UNDERGROUND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.03 176
114 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 10:07 PM 26 0.03 108
115 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE: N/A MSNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 535
116 HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 29 0.03 114
117 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 193
118 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE: BETTY WHITE DIES AT 99 MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.03 610
119 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPNU 3:28 PM 13 0.03 105
120 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 397
121 NEW DAY SPECIAL CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 469
122 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 287
123 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 AM 60 0.03 88
124 FOX BET LIVE L FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 30 0.03 70
125 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.03 158
126 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 226
127 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 11:02 PM 62 0.02 240
128 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.02 95
129 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN2 8:00 AM 120 0.02 137
130 MORNING JOE-SPC: 2021 YEAR END SPECIAL MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.02 397
131 COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPNU 3:00 PM 28 0.02 67
132 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.02 105
133 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S4 UNIVERSO 2:30 PM 30 0.02 52
134 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S4 UNIVERSO 2:00 PM 30 0.02 42
135 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 231
136 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.02 311
137 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1098 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.02 94
138 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 207
139 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S4 UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 30 0.02 46
140 NFL GAMEDAY VIEW NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.02 93
141 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 7:00 PM 60 0.02 52
142 VARNEY & COMPANY SPECIAL FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 9:00 AM 60 0.02 234
143 KILLER SIBLINGS OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.02 229
144 VARNEY & COMPANY SPECIAL FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 10:00 AM 60 0.02 226
145 CNBC SPECIAL REPORT CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 120
146 PRECIO DE HISTORIA S4 UNIVERSO 3:30 PM 30 0.02 42
147 WORST COOKS COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 90 0.02 102
148 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.02 251
149 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.02 152
150 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.02 103
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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.