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December 14, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 12.11.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  Primetime was led by ABC’s NBA game at 0.75, although the highest-rated programming of the day was CBS’s afternoon COLLEGE FOOTBALL game at 1.31.  The first fresh episode of NBC’s SNL in several weeks was at 0.96. 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s telecast of the HEISMAN TROPHY ceremony led cable at 0.49, and the network also had COLLEGE FOOTBALL at 0.32, TOP RANK BOXING at 0.30, and COLLEGE BASKETBALL at 0.27/0.19, while ESPN2 had UFC FIGHT NIGHT at 0.27, and a FORMULA 1 race at 0.14.  Hallmark’s original movie A ROYAL QUEENS CHRISTMAS was at 0.27.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN rose 0.05 to 0.21, TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN gained 0.03 to 0.16, PIONEER WOMAN was steady at 0.12, and GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN ticked down to 0.11.  HGTV’s HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE was steady at 0.17.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.16/0.11.  History’s PAWN STARS was at 0.14/0.13/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.14/0.11.  Adult Swim’s late-night line-up performed as follows:  BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS at 0.10, YASHAHIME at 0.08/0.08/0.07, NARUTO at 0.07, FENA at 0.07/113K, DR STONE steady at 0.06/102K, and DRAGON BALL up 0.01 to 0.06/115K.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE dipped 0.02 to 0.09, and FAMILY OR FIANCE was down 0.04 to 0.05. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday December 11, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 HEISMAN TROPHY     L ESPN 8:00 PM 62 0.49 1,845
2 NCAA FOOTBALL   L: EAST TENNESSEE STATE/NORTH DAKOTA STATE ESPN 12:01 PM 181 0.32 1,771
3 TOP RANK BOXING        L: LOMACHENKO/COMMEY ESPN 9:02 PM 167 0.30 1,019
4 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS L ESPN2 8:15 PM 106 0.27 729
5 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: ROYAL QUEENS CHRISTMAS, A HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.27 3,229
6 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 5:18 PM 20 0.27 1,103
7 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:20 PM 40 0.26 936
8 COLLEGE GAMEDAY         L: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ ESPN 9:00 AM 181 0.24 927
9 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,259
10 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN 3:02 PM 12 0.21 869
11 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: MISSOURI/KANSAS ESPN 3:14 PM 124 0.19 788
12 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.19 720
13 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:49 PM 71 0.18 577
14 HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 60 0.17 1,047
15 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.17 627
16 PREMIER LEAGUE L: ASTON VILLA/LIVERPOOL USA NETWORK 10:00 AM 122 0.16 440
17 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.16 1,066
18 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.16 425
19 TOY STORY/TIME FORGOT FREEFORM 2:40 PM 30 0.15 618
20 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING L ESPN2 7:54 AM 80 0.14 419
21 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 762
22 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,058
23 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.13 643
24 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,877
25 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 2,009
26 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 2,179
27 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 409
28 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 12:00 PM 115 0.13 461
29 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,519
30 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.12 676
31 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.12 842
32 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: HOUSTON/ALABAMA ESPN2 10:01 PM 145 0.12 398
33 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,646
34 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:35 AM 22 0.12 343
35 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA ESPN2 1:30 PM 131 0.12 583
36 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,616
37 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,876
38 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:14 PM 18 0.11 320
39 GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.11 912
40 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 131 0.11 301
41 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.11 303
42 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.11 1,089
43 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.11 1,206
44 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESPN2 3:41 PM 19 0.10 421
45 MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: HOLIDAY FIX UP, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.10 864
46 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,000
47 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 1,694
48 COLL BSKBL:BIG 10 L: MINNESOTA/MICHIGAN FOX SPORTS 1 6:30 PM 122 0.10 516
49 BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.10 222
50 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,402
51 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.10 1,232
52 LOUD HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 12 0.09 238
53 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 137 0.09 302
54 B1G LIVE: BKB GAMEBREAK L BIG TEN NETWORK 1:55 PM 11 0.09 393
55 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: ST. BONAVENTURE/UCONN ESPN2 4:00 PM 124 0.09 354
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.09 933
57 LINCOLN LOUD?S HOLLY JOLL NICKELODEON 8:40 PM 17 0.09 273
58 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 61 0.09 579
59 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.09 1,261
60 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 2:06 PM 106 0.09 343
61 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 670
62 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: GODWINK XMAS: MIRCLE LOVE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 10:01 PM 121 0.08 1,144
63 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: CINCINNATI/XAVIER FOX SPORTS 1 8:39 PM 134 0.08 348
64 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LSU/GEORGIA TECH ESPN2 6:04 PM 131 0.08 328
65 BIOGRAPHY A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 119 0.08 309
66 YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF- ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.08 181
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.08 924
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 824
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 898
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 886
71 YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF- ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.08 175
72 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS DEJA VU BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 150 0.08 360
73 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.08 577
74 DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 442
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 892
76 NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:00 AM 30 0.08 200
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 923
78 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 250
79 TIME MACHINE: REVEALED: HUNT FOR BIN LADEN HISTORY 10:00 AM 120 0.07 379
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 892
81 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 754
82 911 CRISIS CENTER OXYGEN MEDIA 9:30 PM 30 0.07 439
83 YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF- ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 30 0.07 157
84 NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.07 128
85 BIOGRAPHY: MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE A&E NETWORK 4:00 PM 120 0.07 292
86 911 CRISIS CENTER OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 30 0.07 446
87 COLD JUSTICE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.07 635
88 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: NEBRASKA/TEXAS ESPNU 10:00 PM 149 0.07 290
89 MAJOR LEAG SOCCER DT SAT: FINAL: PORTLAND / NYC FC TUDN 3:00 PM 208 0.07 133
90 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 1,010
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.07 963
92 LITTLE DRUMMER BOY FREEFORM 9:05 AM 30 0.07 217
93 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DANGEROUS SNOW DAY LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.07 463
94 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.06 579
95 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 583
96 BIOGRAPHY: ROWDY RODDY PIPER A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 122 0.06 271
97 BIOGRAPHY: ULTIMATE WARRIOR A&E NETWORK 2:00 PM 120 0.06 219
98 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 479
99 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L ESPNU 8:21 PM 99 0.06 310
100 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.06 136
101 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 667
102 ZOMBIE HOUSE FLIPPING A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.06 331
103 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 514
104 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 301
105 POWER RANGERS DINO FURY NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.06 233
106 OUTGROWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 60 0.05 592
107 HEISMAN TROPHY ESPN2 12:26 AM 60 0.05 203
108 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 226
109 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 423
110 TIME MACHINE HISTORY 9:00 AM 60 0.05 259
111 SHO CH BOX: 21 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:11 AM 42 0.05 202
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.05 540
113 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 922
114 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.05 427
115 TRIPLE DIGIT FLIP A&E NETWORK 12:00 PM 60 0.05 269
116 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.05 354
117 FAMILY OR FIANCE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:01 PM 60 0.05 336
118 DR. OAKLEY, YUKON VET NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 336
119 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NEBRASKA/AUBURN ESPN2 11:30 AM 120 0.05 269
120 PAWN STARS HISTORY 2:06 AM 58 0.05 243
121 B1G LIVE: BKBL POSTGAME L BIG TEN NETWORK 3:52 PM 38 0.04 159
122 MERRY SCARY CHRISTMAS TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.04 259
123 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 10:53 PM 38 0.04 154
124 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 11:06 AM 26 0.04 666
125 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.04 352
126 SHO CH BOX: 21 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:53 AM 20 0.04 186
127 BIOGRAPHY: BRET HITMAN HART A&E NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.04 257
128 SHO CH BOX: 21 SHOWTIME PRIME 12:00 AM 11 0.04 155
129 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.04 302
130 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 412
131 SOUNDS LIKE A GAME SHOW AMTV 9:00 AM 30 0.04 87
132 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.04 641
133 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.04 435
134 COMEDY CENTRAL ORIG MOVIE: HOT MESS HOLIDAY COMEDY CENTRAL 7:00 PM 120 0.04 119
135 SHO CH BOX: 21 SHOWTIME PRIME 1:13 AM 18 0.04 187
136 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.04 331
137 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.04 610
138 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.04 152
139 LUCAS THE SPIDER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.04 77
140 BIOGRAPHY A&E NETWORK 12:03 AM 119 0.04 138
141 ESME & ROY THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 73
142 MERRY SCARY XMAS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 322
143 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 526
144 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS MSNBC 10:00 AM 66 0.03 627
145 LIGA PREMIER: NORWICH CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED UNIVERSO 12:26 PM 124 0.03 104
146 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS DEJA VU BET HER 8:00 PM 150 0.03 84
147 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: UCLA/MARQUETTE FOX SPORTS 2 9:30 PM 121 0.03 90
148 DR. OAKLEY SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 241
149 MERRY SCARY CHRISTMAS TRAVEL CHANNEL 3:00 AM 60 0.03 105
150 CMT MOVIES: LEGO MOVIE, THE CMT 4:15 PM 135 0.03 122

 

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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.