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December 21, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Monday 12.20.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ran again on both broadcast and cable, and ABC’s portion was at 1.68, down 0.18 from last week.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.26/0.23/0.20.

NBC:  A rerun of the ANNIE LIVE special was at 0.28.

FOX:  A SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS REVEALED special was at 0.20.

CW:  DYNASTY returned with 2 episodes at 0.07/0.06, up from the May 2021 premiere’s 0.05 (on a Friday).

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The ESPN portion of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 2.14, down 0.15 from last week.  In addition, due to a Covid postponement, NFL Network aired a game (branded as “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”) at 1.55.  USA’s WWE RAW was at 0.41/0.38/0.35 compared to last week’s 0.40/0.39/0.37.  On Food Network, HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP gained 0.03 to 0.35.  Bravo’s BELOW DECK lost 0.04 to 0.34.  On TLC, 1000-LB SISTERS dropped 0.03 to 0.26, 90 DAY FIANCE shed 0.03 to 0.20, and THE FAMILY CHANTEL was down 0.02 to 0.18.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.25/0.38/3.1M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.13/0.19/2M, and CNN’s THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER at 0.11/0.14/700K.  On HGTV, TOUGH LOVE was at 0.19.  Discovery’s STREET OUTLAWS was at 0.17/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.07.  On VH1, VH1 FAMILY REUNION fell 0.08 to 0.15, and the original movie MIRACLES ACROSS 125TH STREET was at 0.12.  On ID, COLD BLOODED ALASKA was at 0.11, and CITIZEN PI was down 0.05 to 0.10.  HBO’s LANDSCAPERS was steady at 0.02/146K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Monday December 20, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L: MINNESOTA/CHICAGO ESPN 8:14 PM 192 2.14 7,320
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 15 LV VS. CLE NFL NETWORK 5:04 PM 179 1.55 5,864
3 MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF    L ESPN 8:00 PM 14 1.08 4,050
4 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 8:05 PM 13 0.91 3,187
5 MONDAY NIGHT POSTGAME L ESPN 11:26 PM 12 0.88 2,660
6 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:38 PM 52 0.52 1,566
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.41 1,599
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,601
9 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION: HP-808TH FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.35 1,736
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 61 0.35 1,460
11 BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.34 1,253
12 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 34 0.31 1,130
13 NFL REWIND ESPN 12:30 AM 60 0.27 787
14 1000-LB SISTERS TLC 10:01 PM 60 0.26 1,251
15 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.26 886
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.25 3,147
17 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.22 3,247
18 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REI FREEFORM 5:15 PM 65 0.21 727
19 90 DAY: LOVE IN PARADISE TLC 9:00 PM 61 0.20 1,075
20 TOUGH LOVE HILARY FARR HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 61 0.19 1,326
21 FAMILY CHANTEL TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.18 968
22 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: OLD DOMINION/TULSA ESPN 2:30 PM 210 0.18 918
23 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:30 AM 60 0.17 512
24 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.17 2,481
25 STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 123 0.17 835
26 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.17 2,332
27 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,672
28 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 30 0.15 476
29 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 536
30 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN FREEFORM 4:40 PM 35 0.15 575
31 VH1 FAMILY REUNION:L&HH 2 VH1 8:00 PM 60 0.15 415
32 SANTA CLAUS/COMING TO TWN FREEFORM 3:35 PM 65 0.15 542
33 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 458
34 WIZARD OF OZ: WIZARD OF OZ TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:15 PM 135 0.13 681
35 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.13 1,858
36 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,024
37 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,731
38 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.13 521
39 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.13 495
40 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.13 1,680
41 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,886
42 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,771
43 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,602
44 FAMILY CHANTEL: PILLOW TA TLC 11:01 PM 59 0.12 612
45 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 30 0.12 408
46 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.12 905
47 VH1 ORIGINAL MOVIES: MIRACLES ACROSS 125TH ST VH1 9:00 PM 120 0.12 333
48 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 436
49 COLD BLOODED ALASKA INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 619
50 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 660
51 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.11 1,465
52 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.11 655
53 CITIZEN P.I. INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.10 587
54 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,462
55 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,425
56 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.10 1,647
57 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.09 1,549
58 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.08 717
59 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 1,203
60 UNDISPUTED L: 1328 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 239
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 614
62 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,362
63 SO: NO PREP KINGS: TEAM DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 117 0.08 470
64 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 264
65 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 600
66 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 5:30 PM 30 0.08 373
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 552
68 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 611
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 609
70 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 974
71 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.06 1,013
72 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.06 1,315
73 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.06 292
74 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 601
75 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 420
76 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 609
77 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 405
78 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 5:00 PM 30 0.06 243
79 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: SCREAM 2 PARAMOUNT 7:30 PM 150 0.06 145
80 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 2:30 PM 90 0.06 209
81 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.06 223
82 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.06 481
83 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.05 398
84 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 523
85 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 502
86 MIRACULOUS WORLD: NEW YOR DISNEY CHANNEL 3:30 PM 70 0.05 171
87 GOOD LUCK JESSIE: NYC CHR DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.05 202
88 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.05 659
89 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHILADELPHIA/BOSTON NBA-TV 7:31 PM 161 0.05 220
90 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 133
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 578
92 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 563
93 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: SCREAM PARAMOUNT 5:00 PM 150 0.05 116
94 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.05 1,149
95 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 611
96 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.05 366
97 HERD L: 1645 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 164
98 DC HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 12:50 PM 30 0.05 151
99 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY JUNIOR 1:50 PM 25 0.05 261
100 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 379
101 DC EPIC HOLIDAY SHOWDOWN DISNEY CHANNEL 5:51 PM 62 0.04 192
102 HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.04 176
103 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 854
104 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC 2021 DISNEY CHANNEL 11:55 AM 55 0.04 172
105 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC QUES DISNEY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 55 0.04 207
106 MYST MUSEUM REPACK: STDA-3R1R10H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.04 286
107 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 340
108 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 11:33 PM 60 0.04 90
109 B/R GAMING TBS NETWORK 12:00 AM 60 0.04 88
110 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: SCREAM 3 PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 150 0.04 101
111 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 139
112 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:35 PM 25 0.04 849
113 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 258
114 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 90 0.04 156
115 JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.04 615
116 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 309
117 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CANDY CANE CANDIDATE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.04 597
118 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 273
119 UFO WITNESS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 296
120 SAY YES TO THE DRESS: UK TLC 6:00 AM 30 0.04 134
121 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 153
122 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 776
123 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.04 793
124 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.04 122
125 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.04 476
126 MUSH-MUSH AND THE MUSHABL THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.04 75
127 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:30 PM 30 0.03 160
128 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 415
129 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1278 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 89
130 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:30 PM 30 0.03 49
131 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.03 89
132 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 583
133 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 3:04 PM 31 0.03 883
134 11TH HOUR MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 763
135 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:22 PM 60 0.03 159
136 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 757
137 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1089 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.03 95
138 QUIEN DA MAS TEXAS S3 UNIVERSO 5:00 PM 30 0.03 41
139 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.03 112
140 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.03 256
141 THOMAS & FRIENDS: ALL ENG THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.03 63
142 NBA TODAY L ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.03 117
143 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:30 AM 60 0.03 76
144 TUG OF WORDS GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.03 401
145 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.03 93
146 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.02 254
147 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.02 219
148 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.02 254
149 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.02 233
150 BING THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.02 55

 

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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.