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December 14, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 12.12.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS:

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS aired for the first time in 2 weeks and dropped 0.14 to 0.39.  CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE slipped 0.02 to 0.36, SUPERMARKET SWEEP gained 0.05 to 0.34, and THE ROOKIE was down 0.02 to 0.28.

CBS:  The network again had the late national NFL game, and 60 MINUTES was down 0.02 to 1.38.  The original movie CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL was at 0.38.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 5.00, up 0.35 from last week’s game.

FOX:  The MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT was at 0.57.

CW:  LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE was steady at 0.06, followed by a GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN special at 0.03.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On HBO, the season finale of SUCCESSION was at 0.13, up a tick from last week and down 0.04 from the 2019 finale (although HBO says that with HBO Max included, it was the most-watched episode of the series thus far).  INSECURE gained 0.02 to 0.09, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM ticked down to 0.08.

Paramount’s YELLOWSTONE showed no signs of slowing down, up 0.03 to 1.34 (plus 0.19 for the CMT simulcast).  Hallmark’s original movie SISTER SWAP: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY was at 0.23.  On Showtime, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD rose 0.04 to 0.15, YELLOWJACKETS climbed 0.03 to 0.06, VICE was steady at 0.01/51K, and DESUS & MERO lost a tick to 0.01/48K.  On Adult Swim, SQUIDBILLIES was at 0.13/0.12 compared to last week’s 0.12, and JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU was at 0.09 compared to 0.10/0.09.  On Starz, POWER BOOK II: GHOST was steady at 0.12, and HIGHTOWN ticked up to 0.04. 

Unscripted was led by TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE, down 0.12 to 0.36, with SISTER WIVES up 0.02 to 0.28.  ESPN2’s FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX race was at 0.34.  TUDN’s LIGA match was at 0.34.  TBS’s HARRY POTTER: TOURNAMENT OF HOUSES ticked up to 0.26, with the Cartoon Network simulcast at 0.06.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC ticked down to 0.25, and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA was down 0.05 to 0.17.  On Food Network, BUDDY VS DUFF edged up 0.02 to 0.22, and HOLIDAY WARS was down 0.02 to 0.14.  On History, TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA ticked up to 0.16, and SNACK SIZED was at 0.12/0.10.  ID’s KEN & BARBIE KILLERS was at 0.15/0.14.  A&E’s THE FIRST 48 gained 0.02 to 0.13.  Discovery’s HOMESTEAD RESCUE slipped 0.02 to 0.13. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday December 12, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 72 1.34 7,537
2 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.36 1,469
3 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX ESPN2 7:55 AM 149 0.34 963
4 LIGA MX PT SUN: FINAL: ATLAS / LEON TUDN 8:56 PM 220 0.34 772
5 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.33 1,050
6 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.28 1,445
7 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.28 771
8 HARRY POTTER: TOURNAMENT TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.26 679
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SLC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.25 703
10 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 2: SIS SWAP XMAS IN THE CITY HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 121 0.23 2,070
11 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.22 1,164
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.20 569
13 YELLOWSTONE CMT 8:00 PM 72 0.19 807
14 RHOA: PORSHAS FAM MATTERS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.17 631
15 90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.17 856
16 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.16 511
17 TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.16 873
18 90 DAY FIANCE: B90D COUNT TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.15 680
19 KEN AND BARBIE KILLERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.15 692
20 DEXTER: NEW BLOOD S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 56 0.15 695
21 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 0.15 420
22 HOLIDAY WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.14 802
23 FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SUN TUDN 8:00 PM 56 0.14 317
24 KEN AND BARBIE KILLERS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.14 695
25 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,747
26 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.13 422
27 SUCCESSION HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 66 0.13 634
28 HOMESTEAD RESCUE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 124 0.13 982
29 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,821
30 SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 15 0.13 297
31 SNACK SIZED HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.12 583
32 SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 15 0.12 272
33 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:27 AM 131 0.12 422
34 POWER BOOK II: GHOST STARZ PRIMARY 8:02 PM 58 0.12 423
35 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,617
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.11 340
37 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.11 393
38 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,387
39 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L ESPN2 10:24 AM 96 0.11 283
40 MIKE & MOLLY NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 30 0.10 314
41 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:03 AM 24 0.10 350
42 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.10 344
43 SNACK SIZED HISTORY 10:33 PM 30 0.10 474
44 BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.10 771
45 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,192
46 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.09 268
47 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: NC STATE / PURDUE BIG TEN NETWORK 2:08 PM 150 0.09 281
48 JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.09 174
49 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:08 PM 29 0.09 268
50 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.09 1,201
51 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:54 AM 129 0.09 296
52 90 DAY FIANCE: B90D COUNT TLC 6:00 PM 60 0.09 487
53 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: KENTUCKY/LOUISVILLE ESPN 1:00 PM 127 0.08 280
54 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: BLENDING CHRISTMAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.08 694
55 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO PRIME 10:38 PM 41 0.08 424
56 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 362
57 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.07 793
58 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 793
59 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.07 267
60 LINEA DE CUATRO L TUDN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 158
61 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-4R2R10H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.07 280
62 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 1,224
63 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.07 642
64 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.06 777
65 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 996
66 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.06 271
67 SP WHITE HOUSE XMAS HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 60 0.06 731
68 SECRETS OF CELTIC GRAVE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.06 333
69 YELLOWJACKETS S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 58 0.06 295
70 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:30 PM 30 0.06 282
71 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.06 300
72 ALEX MURDAUGH: DEATH. DEC: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 121 0.06 280
73 FORMULA 1 SURROUND L ESPN2 6:30 AM 85 0.06 191
74 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.06 262
75 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 740
76 HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS TO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 PM 60 0.06 170
77 DUCK THE HALLS: MICKEY MO DISNEY CHANNEL 3:30 PM 30 0.06 234
78 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 880
79 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.06 1,008
80 ALEX MURDAUGH: DEATH. DEC: 100 SPECIAL OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 120 0.05 347
81 SECRETS OF CELTIC GRAVE SCIENCE 8:00 PM 60 0.05 292
82 B1G LIVE: BKB GAMEBREAK L BIG TEN NETWORK 4:38 PM 23 0.05 173
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 519
84 TIME MACHINE: CARS THAT MADE AMERICA PT 1 HISTORY 2:00 PM 120 0.05 333
85 WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L: MARYLAND/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 3:07 PM 122 0.05 235
86 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 30 0.05 288
87 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.05 408
88 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:44 PM 60 0.05 217
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 505
90 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: FLORIDA / MARYLAND BIG TEN NETWORK 5:01 PM 126 0.05 180
91 TIME MACHINE: CARS THAT MADE AMERICA PT3 HISTORY 6:00 PM 120 0.04 392
92 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.04 316
93 TIME MACHINE: CARS THAT MADE AMERICA PT 2 HISTORY 4:00 PM 120 0.04 377
94 HIGHTOWN 2 STARZ PRIMARY 9:00 PM 56 0.04 228
95 ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 818
96 PINEY: THE LONESOME PINE DISNEY JUNIOR 7:45 AM 25 0.04 145
97 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.04 671
98 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN HBO PRIME 6:46 PM 122 0.04 196
99 ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.04 305
100 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 369
101 WHAT ON EARTH SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.04 332
102 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX: ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX ESPN 8:30 PM 150 0.04 147
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.04 414
104 COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L: RUTGERS/SETON HALL FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 126 0.04 122
105 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.04 311
106 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.04 210
107 COLL FTBL BOWL SPECIAL ESPN 7:00 PM 90 0.04 158
108 YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN REPRTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 78 0.04 368
109 LOVE MONSTER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 76
110 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: MERRIMACK / INDIANA BIG TEN NETWORK 12:00 PM 122 0.03 147
111 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.03 441
112 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.03 196
113 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:38 PM 52 0.03 114
114 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 719
115 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 247
116 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.03 343
117 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 2:21 PM 110 0.03 151
118 HOW DO THEY DO IT SCIENCE 10:00 AM 30 0.03 165
119 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 180 0.03 455
120 HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED DISNEY CHANNEL 10:10 PM 26 0.03 187
121 MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE MSNBC 4:18 PM 47 0.03 350
122 COMBATE GLOBAL 12/12: 12/12 SPECIAL TUDN 12:36 AM 127 0.03 81
123 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 246
124 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 269
125 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.03 149
126 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.03 141
127 SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS: SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS TV ONE 7:00 PM 120 0.03 145
128 B1G WOMENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 7:07 PM 113 0.03 75
129 LIES CRIMES VIDEO HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.03 293
130 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.03 290
131 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.03 303
132 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 525
133 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.03 171
134 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 421
135 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 450
136 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.02 199
137 REAL LIFE NIGHTMARE HLN 9:00 PM 60 0.02 308
138 AXIOS HBO PRIME 6:01 PM 29 0.02 101
139 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: FLORIDA STATE/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN2 12:00 PM 141 0.02 104
140 HOW DO THEY DO IT SCIENCE 10:30 AM 30 0.02 169
141 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 5:05 PM 55 0.02 375
142 CASAGRANDES NICKTOONS 12:00 PM 30 0.02 53
143 TRUCK U MOTOR TREND 10:30 AM 30 0.02 173
144 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 443
145 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.02 213
146 DC SH GIRLS (SERIES) BOOMERANG 8:00 AM 30 0.02 67
147 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.02 473
148 JOEL OSTEEN USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.02 171
149 MEHDI HASAN SHOW MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.02 341
150 CNN HEROES: AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE CNN 8:00 PM 123 0.02 422

 

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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.