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January 5, 2022

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 1.2.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  The networks generally returned from their holiday breaks.  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS had aired a December 26 episode, and it was down a tenth to 0.33.  The rest of the lineup hadn’t aired since December 5, and compared to that night, CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE climbed 0.13 to 0.51, SUPERMARKET SWEEP gained 0.07 to 0.41, and THE ROOKIE was up 0.02 to 0.32.

CBS:  After a rerun 60 MINUTES, new episodes aired for the first time since November 21.  THE EQUALIZER dropped 0.06 to 0.54, and NCIS: LA was down 0.03 to 0.47.  SWAT relocated from Fridays, and at 0.42 it was down a tenth from its December 10 airing.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 5.00, up 0.13 from last week’s game.

FOX:  The network used its afternoon national NFL game to launch NEXT LEVEL CHEF at 1.55.  That put THE SIMPSONS and GREAT NORTH out of their usual timeslots, and compared to their December 19 airings, they were respectively down 0.47 to 0.68, and down 0.20 to 0.42.

CW:  Still in reruns at 0.04/0.06.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of Paramount’s YELLOWSTONE was mammoth as expected at 1.76, up 0.40 from last week and up an astonishing 0.84 from its last finale in 2020.  The CMT simulcast added 0.25. 

Far, far below that behemoth was TNT’s CLAWS at 0.11 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.08.  On Showtime, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD was steady at 0.11, and YELLOWJACKETS held at 0.06. 

TLC led unscripted, with 90 DAY FIANCE up 0.08 to 0.52 (after-show up 0.19 to 0.42), and SISTERS WIVES up 0.04 to 0.35.  USA’s PREMIER LEAGUE matches were at 0.38/0.12.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN was at 0.24 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.12.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY was at 0.24, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA was at 0.22.  On Food Network, GUY’S CHANCE OF A LIFETIME was at 0.21, and ALEX VS AMERICA was at 0.14.  On Discovery, DIRTY JOBS returned at 0.18, THIS CAME OUT OF ME was at 0.06, and MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED was at 0.05.  On ID,RELENTLESS was at 0.17, and AMERICAN MONSTER was at 0.14. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday January 2, 2022 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 96 1.76 9,340
2 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.52 1,989
3 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.38 1,227
4 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/CHELSEA USA NETWORK 11:27 AM 129 0.38 974
5 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.35 1,761
6 YELLOWSTONE CMT 8:00 PM 96 0.25 960
7 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.24 1,766
8 90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.24 1,018
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 0.24 685
10 RHOA: PORSHAS FAM MATTERS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.22 713
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.22 715
12 GUYS CHANCE OF A LIFETIME FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 789
13 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.18 624
14 DIRTY JOBS DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 61 0.18 863
15 RELENTLESS: MISSING IN MO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.17 625
16 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 60 0.17 1,459
17 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 11:05 AM 22 0.14 426
18 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 555
19 ALEX VS AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.14 722
20 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 635
21 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.13 476
22 GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.13 833
23 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.12 362
24 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRIGHTON/EVERTON USA NETWORK 8:53 AM 132 0.12 353
25 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.12 407
26 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,548
27 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.11 430
28 DEXTER: NEW BLOOD S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 55 0.11 576
29 DELICIOUS MISS BROWN FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.11 769
30 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.11 448
31 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,481
32 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA: 2 BEST SERVED COLD HISTORY 8:00 PM 125 0.10 495
33 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 396
34 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,336
35 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.10 383
36 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.10 427
37 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,338
38 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.09 385
39 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: DEADLY EX NEXT DOOR LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.09 494
40 80S: TOP TEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.09 295
41 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.09 250
42 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,022
43 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 10:05 PM 116 0.09 381
44 FUTURAMA ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 30 0.09 229
45 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:18 PM 42 0.08 302
46 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE USA NETWORK 1:36 PM 54 0.08 242
47 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 3:00 PM 60 0.08 466
48 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 745
49 FUTURAMA ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 30 0.07 198
50 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA: 1 LINES IN THE SAND HISTORY 6:00 PM 120 0.07 475
51 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.07 1,026
52 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 118 0.07 370
53 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 5:00 PM 60 0.07 618
54 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 4:00 PM 60 0.07 487
55 80S: TOP TEN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 60 0.07 320
56 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    L: UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICA GAME ESPN 2:00 PM 180 0.07 212
57 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 1,033
58 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:31 PM 60 0.06 262
59 CNN FILMS: CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR CNN 9:00 PM 120 0.06 1,090
60 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 772
61 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.06 1,171
62 YELLOWJACKETS S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.06 311
63 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 329
64 THIS CAME OUT OF ME DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:01 PM 62 0.06 426
65 VENGEANCE: KILLER NWLYWDS HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 313
66 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 325
67 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: OHIO STATE / NEBRASKA BIG TEN NETWORK 8:00 PM 139 0.06 233
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 540
69 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.05 300
70 FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA: 2 BEST SERVED COLD HISTORY 12:03 AM 124 0.05 223
71 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 574
72 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.05 511
73 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 197
74 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 561
75 MYSTERIES OF ABANDONED DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:03 PM 61 0.05 370
76 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 299
77 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 53 0.05 177
78 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 876
79 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 805
80 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 4:21 PM 111 0.05 241
81 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 666
82 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 540
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.04 485
84 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.04 489
85 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.04 288
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.04 498
87 DATELINE MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.04 297
88 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.04 576
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.04 424
90 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN 5:00 PM 18 0.04 149
91 VENGEANCE: KILLER NWLYWDS HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.03 257
92 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: MICHIGAN STATE / NORTHWESTERN BIG TEN NETWORK 2:00 PM 141 0.03 200
93 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: NORTH CAROLINA/BOSTON COLLEGE ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.03 172
94 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 284
95 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 8:34 PM 91 0.03 104
96 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.03 135
97 NBA GAMETIME LIVE: NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 10:05 PM 139 0.03 77
98 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: MARYLAND/INDIANA ESPN2 3:00 PM 138 0.03 111
99 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LOUISVILLE/GEORGIA TECH ESPN2 6:00 PM 127 0.03 108
100 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 168
101 LOVE MONSTER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 73
102 CARE BEARS:UNLOCK THE MG THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.03 67
103 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 277
104 HOUSESITTER: HOUSESITTER OVATION 12:00 AM 150 0.03 66
105 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 317
106 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: INDIANA/CLEVELAND NBA-TV 6:03 PM 151 0.03 100
107 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 8:30 PM 30 0.03 93
108 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.03 126
109 EXPEDITION DEEP OCEAN SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 220
110 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.03 71
111 CALLED TO THE WILD NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.03 103
112 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 265
113 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.03 377
114 CALLED TO THE WILD NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.02 82
115 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 315
116 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.02 271
117 UFC UNLEASHED ESPN2 2:00 AM 60 0.02 59
118 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 6:30 PM 30 0.02 129
119 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.02 353
120 NFL EN UNIVERSO: MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS GREEN BAY PACKERS UNIVERSO 8:20 PM 197 0.02 55
121 PAID PROGRAMMING CNBC 2:00 AM 60 0.02 43
122 MASHA AND THE BEAR UNIVERSAL KIDS 10:00 AM 60 0.02 52
123 COLUMBO STUNT SUNDANCE TV 6:00 AM 105 0.02 220
124 EXPEDITION DEEP OCEAN SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.02 231
125 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.02 168
126 JUGADA, LA LF SUN B TUDN 12:45 AM 15 0.02 51
127 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.02 408
128 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 228
129 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.02 86
130 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.02 109
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.02 131
132 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 237
133 QUIEN DA MAS S11 UNIVERSO 1:30 PM 30 0.02 67
134 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 11:00 AM 60 0.02 94
135 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS REPACK TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.02 271
136 12 CORAZONES UNIVERSO 9:00 AM 60 0.02 37
137 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS: N/A MSNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 284
138 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 311
139 FROZEN GOLD THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.01 164
140 CHEAT DAY USA COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.01 51
141 CORNHOLE ESPN2 8:07 PM 116 0.01 53
142 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.01 359
143 NFL EN UNVSO – PRE-GAME UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 20 0.01 42
144 LAST FIVE YEARS, THE HBO PRIME 7:20 AM 95 0.01 40
145 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 12:24 AM 19 0.01 30
146 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.01 337
147 B1G LIVE: BKBL POSTGAME L BIG TEN NETWORK 10:19 PM 31 0.01 74
148 QUIEN DA MAS S11 UNIVERSO 10:30 AM 30 0.01 22
149 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION MAGNOLIA NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.01 118
150 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.01 164

 

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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.