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December 21, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 12.18.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  Primetime was led by ABC’s coverage of the JIMMY KIMMEL BOWL at 0.49, although that was outrated by the network’s afternoon INDEPENDENCE BOWL at 0.60.  The highest-rated show on broadcast was NBC’s part-quasi-live, part clip-show Covid-burdened SNL at 0.89.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s primetime game (branded as “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” due to arcane licensing terms) led all TV for the day at 2.04.  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl games were at 0.32/0.29/0.25.  ESPN2’s WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT coverage was at 0.33.  Hallmark’s original movie CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2: DECK THE HALLS was at 0.22.  Golf Channel’s PGA TOUR coverage was at 0.16.  On Food Network, MAGNOLIA TABLE was at 0.15/0.13, PIONEER WOMAN gained 0.02 to 0.14, and MAGNOLIA ADVENTURE was at 0.13.  History’s PAWN STARS was at 0.14/0.12/0.08 compared to last week’s 0.14/0.13/0.12.  On OWN, LOVE & MARRIAGE edged up 0.02 to 0.11.  HGTV’s HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE dropped 0.06 to 0.11.  On Adult Swim, BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS lost 0.02 to 0.08, and DRAGON BALL ticked down to 0.05/111K. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday December 18, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 15 NE VS. IND NFL NETWORK 8:16 PM 177 2.04 7,263
2 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:15 PM 30 0.85 2,773
3 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 16 0.77 2,993
4 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: WESTERN KENTUCKY/APPALACHIAN STATE ESPN 11:00 AM 221 0.39 1,623
5 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.39 1,433
6 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: NEBRASKA/WISCONSIN ESPN2 7:30 PM 215 0.33 1,188
7 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: UTEP/FRESNO STATE ESPN 2:41 PM 199 0.32 1,523
8 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: EASTERN MICHIGAN/LIBERTY ESPN 6:00 PM 155 0.29 1,234
9 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: LOUISIANA/MARSHALL ESPN 9:35 PM 200 0.25 1,065
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.23 666
11 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: XMAS HOUSE 2: DECK HALLS HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.22 2,214
12 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN2 7:19 PM 11 0.18 603
13 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 1:30 PM 58 0.16 937
14 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:55 AM 65 0.16 605
15 MAGNOLIA TABLE J.GAINES FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 33 0.15 966
16 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.15 477
17 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.14 666
18 PAWN STARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.14 788
19 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.14 1,004
20 MAGNOLIA TABLE J.GAINES FOOD NETWORK 12:33 PM 33 0.13 952
21 MOLLY Y MAGNOLIA ADVENTUR FOOD NETWORK 1:06 PM 54 0.13 847
22 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:30 PM 30 0.13 540
23 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,681
24 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS   L: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE/MONTANA STATE ESPN2 2:00 PM 180 0.12 795
25 MARRIED TO REAL ESTAT RPK HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 60 0.12 680
26 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 62 0.12 732
27 LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVIL OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.11 579
28 HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 63 0.11 1,064
29 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 382
30 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.11 1,923
31 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 356
32 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,497
33 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: ACCOUNTANT, THE (2016) PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 180 0.10 388
34 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.10 477
35 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 1,456
36 ESPNU STUDIO   L ESPN2 5:00 PM 15 0.09 459
37 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 175 0.09 259
38 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 2:30 PM 60 0.09 367
39 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 11:05 PM 59 0.09 311
40 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 301
41 BIG SATURDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.09 1,050
42 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.08 1,266
43 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 30 0.08 388
44 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: STANFORD/TENNESSEE ESPN2 5:15 PM 124 0.08 365
45 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.08 535
46 UNFILTERED W/DAN BONGINO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,453
47 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,035
48 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: TOYING WITH THE HOLIDAYS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 947
49 ZOMBIE HOUSE FLIPPING A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.08 384
50 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 1,770
51 BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.08 213
52 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.08 1,252
53 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,168
54 KINGS OF NAPA SP OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 30 0.08 421
55 DUCK THE HALLS: MICKEY MO DISNEY CHANNEL 9:55 PM 30 0.08 262
56 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,279
57 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 1,145
58 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.07 904
59 OUT OF STOCK: SUPPLY CHAI: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 124 0.07 469
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.07 552
61 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 782
62 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 562
63 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.07 880
64 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY L: USA/BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA FOX SPORTS 1 8:07 PM 148 0.07 216
65 PINEY: THE LONESOME PINE DISNEY JUNIOR 12:55 PM 25 0.07 315
66 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 649
67 UFC ARCHIVAL PPV: UFC 264: POIRIER/MCGREGOR 3 ESPN2 12:04 AM 176 0.06 180
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 652
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 618
70 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 543
71 RON?S GONE WRONG HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 107 0.06 171
72 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMB BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:25 PM 125 0.06 141
73 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: NEW YORK/BOSTON NBA-TV 7:03 PM 146 0.05 221
74 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 277
75 PREGAME-HBCU LGCY CLASSIC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 20 0.05 229
76 KINDRED SPIRITS (O) TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.05 451
77 911 CRISIS CENTER OXYGEN MEDIA 9:00 PM 30 0.05 371
78 RICK & MORTY: EXTRAS ADULT SWIM 2:45 AM 15 0.05 108
79 LUCAS THE SPIDER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.05 137
80 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY CHANNEL 5:30 PM 30 0.05 205
81 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY GIRLS NIGHT OUT LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 8:00 PM 120 0.05 384
82 POWER RANGERS DINO FURY NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.05 221
83 DC EPIC HOLIDAY SHOWDOWN DISNEY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 224
84 911 CRISIS CENTER OXYGEN MEDIA 9:30 PM 30 0.05 348
85 ESME & ROY THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.05 117
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 621
87 DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 408
88 COLD JUSTICE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 509
89 MOVIE DISNEY JUNIOR 3:00 PM 70 0.05 288
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 671
91 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS FOR KEEPS HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 10:01 PM 121 0.05 783
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 571
93 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: MERRY SWITCHMAS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 145 0.05 251
94 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 180 0.05 165
95 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 262
96 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 1:30 PM 60 0.04 236
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 469
98 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 1:00 PM 30 0.04 217
99 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 242
100 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:30 AM 60 0.04 151
101 GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME: N/A GOLF CHANNEL 11:30 AM 120 0.04 249
102 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 733
103 SELECCION NA?L EE.UU. SAT: ESTADOS UNIDOS / BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA TUDN 8:00 PM 135 0.04 106
104 HBCU LEGACY CLASSIC: N CAROLINA CNTRL/DELAWARE ST TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:20 PM 136 0.04 110
105 DC HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 30 0.04 205
106 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 9:29 PM 73 0.04 118
107 PAWN STARS HISTORY 2:06 AM 58 0.04 226
108 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 216
109 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: UTAH STATE / IOWA BIG TEN NETWORK 9:11 PM 126 0.04 146
110 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 670
111 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.04 211
112 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.04 88
113 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 3:00 AM 60 0.03 239
114 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 92 0.03 159
115 CRIKEY! ITS THE IRWINS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.03 214
116 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.03 191
117 ALEX MURDAUGH: DEATH. DEC: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 121 0.03 231
118 AROUND THE NFL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.03 89
119 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.03 454
120 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 143
121 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: MARQUETTE/XAVIER FOX SPORTS 1 4:09 PM 134 0.03 161
122 BRIDGE-HBCU LGCY CLASSIC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:36 PM 59 0.03 85
123 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.03 95
124 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 453
125 DR. OAKLEY SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.03 252
126 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS: R HITCHINS VS M HAWKINS FOX DEPORTES 6:00 PM 126 0.03 72
127 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 384
128 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.02 269
129 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 470
130 B1G LIVE: BKB GAMEBREAK L BIG TEN NETWORK 8:59 PM 12 0.02 110
131 AMERCAN VOICES W/MENENDEZ: N/A MSNBC 6:00 PM 120 0.02 446
132 RACHEL MADDOW SPECIAL MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.02 468
133 EMBARRASSING PETS ANIMAL PLANET 8:30 AM 30 0.02 124
134 SAMS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 9:00 AM 30 0.02 168
135 STAR TREK: PRODIGY NICKTOONS 12:00 AM 30 0.02 62
136 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.02 295
137 DATELINE MSNBC 3:00 AM 60 0.02 229
138 CROSS CONNECTION W/TCROSS: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.02 465
139 CRIKEY! ITS THE IRWINS ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.02 185
140 DATELINE MSNBC 4:00 AM 60 0.02 198
141 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.02 178
142 HBCU LEGACY CLASSIC: HOWARD/N CAROLINA A&T TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:35 PM 127 0.02 72
143 DATELINE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.02 198
144 LIGA PREMIER: LEEDS UNITED VS ARSENAL UNIVERSO 12:25 PM 128 0.02 58
145 G.O.A.T. DISNEY XD 10:00 PM 15 0.02 58
146 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 348
147 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.02 134
148 DATELINE MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.02 224
149 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FOX SPORTS 1 2:28 PM 101 0.02 131
150 NEWSNATION PRIME NEWSNATION 7:00 PM 60 0.02 124

 

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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.