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December 29, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 12.25.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  FOX’s NFL game (shared with NFLNetwork, whose ratings are below) owned Christmas Day at 7.74.  That compared to 3.15 for last year’s broadcast game.  FOX aired PBC BOXING in primetime at 0.66.  ABC’s tripleheader of NBA games was at 1.52/1.64/1.57 compared to 1.82 for last year’s broadcast game.  The other networks aired reruns.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network aired 2 games, with 3.76 for the primetime game it aired solo, and 0.89 for the game shared with FOX (compared to last year’s 0.62).  ESPN scored 0.99/0.59 for the early and late NBA games it aired alone, and 0.32 for a game simulcast with ABC, and also aired a COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game at 0.36.  A Saturday edition of TNT’s AEW RAMPAGE was at 0.26.  HGTV’s HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE ticked up to 0.12. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday December 25, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 TNF SUSTAINER NFL NETWORK 11:01 PM 18 3.77 12,330
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 16 IND VS. ARI NFL NETWORK 8:15 PM 166 3.76 12,624
3 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 15 2.36 8,000
4 NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 1.52 5,184
5 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:21 PM 30 1.45 4,356
6 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: ATLANTA/NEW YORK ESPN 12:00 PM 150 0.99 2,924
7 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 16 CLE VS. GB NFL NETWORK 4:33 PM 174 0.89 3,310
8 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 10:00 AM 120 0.62 1,758
9 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: DALLAS/UTAH ESPN 10:45 PM 159 0.59 1,519
10 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 12:00 PM 120 0.55 1,789
11 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 8:00 AM 120 0.51 1,357
12 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 120 0.47 1,449
13 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 120 0.44 1,429
14 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 AM 120 0.42 1,341
15 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 AM 120 0.40 1,245
16 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 120 0.40 1,198
17 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: GEORGIA STATE/BALL STATE ESPN 2:30 PM 208 0.36 1,714
18 NBA REGULAR SEASON     L: BROOKLYN/LA LAKERS ESPN 8:00 PM 165 0.32 930
19 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.32 940
20 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 3:00 PM 120 0.31 1,076
21 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 57 0.29 1,278
22 SANTA CLAUS/COMING TO TWN FREEFORM 4:00 PM 65 0.27 938
23 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN FREEFORM 5:05 PM 35 0.26 822
24 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:24 AM 61 0.26 718
25 AEW: RAMPAGE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.26 589
26 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 PM 120 0.25 859
27 NBA PRE-GAME    L: NBA COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.20 669
28 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 120 0.19 700
29 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 A&E NETWORK 8:00 PM 182 0.19 742
30 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 90 0.19 766
31 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:25 AM 60 0.18 500
32 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY: CHRISTMAS STORY, A TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 7:00 AM 120 0.18 591
33 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 620
34 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 3:00 PM 60 0.16 701
35 FOX & FRIENDS SAT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,445
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 497
37 CAVUTO LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,324
38 HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.12 784
39 FOX & FRIENDS SAT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,241
40 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 2:00 PM 60 0.11 624
41 THE A&E MOVIE: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 175 0.11 321
42 CAVUTO LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,238
43 BRAVO MOVIE: KNIVES OUT BRAVO 8:00 PM 180 0.10 498
44 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 5:00 PM 60 0.10 497
45 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 494
46 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 7:00 PM 60 0.10 556
47 24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 AM 60 0.09 316
48 FOX & FRIENDS SAT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 937
49 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 339
50 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: WRITING AROUND XMAS TREE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 571
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.08 295
52 DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 391
53 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 12:30 PM 50 0.08 289
54 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 6:00 PM 60 0.08 550
55 JUSTICE W/ JDG JEANINE SP FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.08 680
56 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 PM 60 0.07 220
57 UNFILTERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 1,275
58 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 770
59 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,049
60 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 294
61 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 673
62 UNFILTERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.07 500
63 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.07 275
64 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 234
65 WATTERS WORLD SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.07 1,248
66 WATTERS WORLD SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.07 842
67 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 274
68 JUSTICE W/ JDG JEANINE SP FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 1,198
69 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2:00 PM 60 0.06 426
70 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.06 588
71 AKC PREMIER CUP ESPN2 2:00 PM 30 0.06 315
72 FOX & FRIENDS SAT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 736
73 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 3:00 PM 60 0.06 320
74 JOURNAL EDITORIAL SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 647
75 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 12:00 PM 60 0.06 440
76 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 334
77 KINDRED SPIRITS (O) TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 405
78 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 609
79 GORDON: EXTRA HELPING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 AM 60 0.05 108
80 WATTERS WORLD SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.05 425
81 AKC PREMIER CUP: AKC FASTEST DOGS USA ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 352
82 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LIBERTY/BYU ESPN2 6:30 PM 125 0.05 231
83 DUCK THE HALLS: MICKEY MO DISNEY CHANNEL 6:30 AM 30 0.05 147
84 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 759
85 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:58 PM 62 0.05 234
86 CRIKEY! ITS THE IRWINS ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 60 0.05 230
87 FRESH OUT PLAYLIST AMTV 8:00 AM 60 0.05 141
88 UNFILTERED SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 AM 60 0.05 305
89 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 9:44 PM 32 0.05 302
90 DATELINE MSNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.05 281
91 HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED DISNEY CHANNEL 12:55 PM 30 0.05 165
92 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 12:55 AM 50 0.05 157
93 CRIKEY! ITS THE IRWINS ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.05 236
94 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 482
95 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 321
96 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 817
97 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:30 AM 30 0.04 109
98 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.04 617
99 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 8:40 PM 32 0.04 346
100 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 295
101 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC 2021 DISNEY CHANNEL 7:45 PM 55 0.04 145
102 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 9:12 PM 32 0.04 318
103 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 8:08 PM 32 0.04 269
104 CNN NEWSROOM SPCL CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.04 658
105 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.04 294
106 ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.04 630
107 ESME & ROY THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 124
108 ALEX MURDAUGH: DEATH. DEC: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 12:01 AM 122 0.04 297
109 WATTERS WORLD SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 AM 60 0.04 409
110 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 6:00 AM 30 0.04 133
111 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 4:00 PM 60 0.04 200
112 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.04 322
113 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 331
114 BRING THE HEAT PURSUIT CHANNEL 11:00 AM 30 0.04 82
115 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 173
116 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC QUES DISNEY CHANNEL 5:00 PM 56 0.04 90
117 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.04 222
118 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 5:00 PM 60 0.03 192
119 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:30 PM 60 0.03 294
120 FOX NEWS LIVE SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.03 590
121 ALL GIRLS GARAGE MOTOR TREND 11:30 AM 30 0.03 220
122 FOX RPT W/J.SCOTT SPECIAL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.03 669
123 DATELINE MSNBC 5:00 AM 60 0.03 279
124 LUCAS THE SPIDER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 102
125 HOT 20 COUNTDOWN: N/A CMT 9:00 AM 180 0.03 200
126 NEW DAY WEEKEND SPL CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 404
127 DR POL COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 9:02 PM 60 0.03 293
128 TOO CUTE! ANIMAL PLANET 10:00 AM 60 0.03 240
129 JUSTICE W/ JDG JEANINE SP FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 AM 60 0.03 268
130 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 90 0.03 355
131 DATELINE MSNBC 1:00 AM 60 0.03 240
132 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 7:36 PM 32 0.03 223
133 NEW DAY WEEKEND SPL CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 418
134 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.03 297
135 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.03 84
136 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM ESPN2 10:00 AM 60 0.03 147
137 DATELINE MSNBC 4:00 AM 60 0.03 257
138 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 336
139 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 187
140 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 11:02 PM 62 0.03 145
141 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 129
142 FIVE, THE SPCL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.02 584
143 SPORTSCENTER MORNING   L ESPN DEPORTES 1:24 AM 60 0.02 34
144 CFB 150 ESPNU 5:00 PM 60 0.02 59
145 AROUND THE NFL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.02 76
146 REPAIR SHOP, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.02 307
147 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: WYOMING/SOUTH FLORIDA ESPNU 1:30 PM 120 0.02 94
148 CELEBRITY PAGE REELZCHANNEL 2:00 AM 30 0.02 75
149 SPORTSCENTER FIN   L ESPN DEPORTES 7:35 PM 25 0.02 53
150 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND IFC TV 7:04 PM 32 0.02 139

 

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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.