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December 29, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Sunday 12.26.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS returned from a week off and gained 0.04 to 0.43.  It was followed by reruns at 0.40/0.25/0.15.

CBS:  60 MINUTES had the late national NFL game as lead-in, and compared to the last time it had that advantage on December 12 it was up 0.05 to 1.43.  EQUALIZER reruns followed at 0.50/0.36/0.34.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 4.87, up 0.22 from last week’s game.

FOX:  The special MERRY ELFIN CHRISTMAS was at 0.36, followed by reruns at 0.31/0.21/0.27/0.23.

CW:  Reruns at 0.03/0.05.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  On HBO, the series finale of INSECURE was at 0.13, up 0.06 from last week and down 0.05 from last season’s finale.  It was followed by the season finale of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM at 0.10, up 0.02 from last week and down 0.15 from the previous finale.  The season finale of Starz’s HIGHTOWN was at 0.03, steady with last week and down 0.04 from last season’s finale.

None of those finales put a dent into Paramount’s giant YELLOWSTONE, steady at 1.36 (plus CMT simulcast at 0.24), and lead-out 1883 stayed strong as well, although down 0.13 from last week’s premiere to 0.59 (plus 0.10 simulcast).  TNT’s CLAWS was at 0.11/0.08 compared to last week’s premiere 0.11/0.11.  On Showtime, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD dropped 0.04 to 0.11, YELLOWJACKETS held at 0.06, and VICE was steady at 0.01.  

TLC led unscripted, with 90 DAY FIANCE up 0.09 to 0.44 (after-show at 0.23), and SISTER WIVES up 0.06 to 0.31.  On Food Network, HOLIDAY WARS edged up 0.02 to 0.15.  On ID, AMERICAN MONSTER was at 0.15.  HGTV’s HOME TOWN was at 0.13/0.12.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 ticked down to 0.12.  On History, THE TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA fell 0.05 to 0.11, and SNACK SIZED was at 0.10 compared to last week’s 0.13/0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday December 26, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 8:00 PM 75 1.36 7,475
2 1883 PARAMOUNT 9:15 PM 75 0.59 4,308
3 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 121 0.44 1,801
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.35 1,086
5 SISTER WIVES TLC 10:01 PM 61 0.31 1,644
6 YELLOWSTONE CMT 8:00 PM 75 0.24 835
7 90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 58 0.23 1,001
8 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.23 650
9 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.19 621
10 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 90 0.19 558
11 HOLIDAY WARS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.15 697
12 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.15 640
13 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.15 1,545
14 HOME TOWN REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:01 PM 61 0.15 1,565
15 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.14 418
16 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,569
17 HOME TOWN HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.13 1,713
18 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 41 0.13 300
19 HT: BENS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:02 PM 61 0.12 1,270
20 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.12 480
21 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,398
22 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CRYSTAL PALACE/TOTTENHAM USA NETWORK 10:00 AM 123 0.11 314
23 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 60 0.11 329
24 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.11 429
25 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 30 0.11 925
26 DEXTER: NEW BLOOD S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:07 PM 41 0.11 566
27 TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 9:00 PM 61 0.11 570
28 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 180 0.10 488
29 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,294
30 1883 CMT 9:15 PM 75 0.10 545
31 SNACK SIZED HISTORY 10:03 PM 30 0.10 504
32 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:14 PM 18 0.10 336
33 TITANS THAT BUILT AMERICA: 3 UNITED THEY STAND HISTORY 11:00 AM 120 0.10 518
34 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO PRIME 10:43 PM 39 0.10 450
35 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.10 310
36 FANTASY FOOTBALL NOW    L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.10 234
37 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.10 527
38 PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/WEST HAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 137 0.09 283
39 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.08 431
40 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 8:00 PM 30 0.08 332
41 CLAWS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 60 0.08 347
42 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.08 1,038
43 OSBOURNES WANT TO BELIEVE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 403
44 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.08 352
45 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY JUNIOR 7:30 PM 25 0.08 303
46 TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA HISTORY 12:03 AM 61 0.08 312
47 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.07 1,073
48 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.07 352
49 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFL NETWORK 11:32 PM 60 0.07 233
50 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 256
51 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: N/A NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.06 344
52 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:30 PM 30 0.06 302
53 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.06 242
54 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 30 0.06 300
55 YELLOWJACKETS S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 57 0.06 327
56 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.06 294
57 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:00 AM 57 0.06 147
58 TITANS THAT BUILT AMERICA: 2 TITANS VS. FDR HISTORY 9:00 AM 120 0.06 309
59 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.06 492
60 PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRENTFORD/BRIGHTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.06 236
61 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.05 772
62 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 555
63 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.05 707
64 FOX NEWS LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 744
65 NFL GAME PREVIEWS NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 60 0.05 182
66 BIG SUNDAY SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.05 785
67 SUNDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA. FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.05 1,164
68 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.05 638
69 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.05 503
70 REAL MURDERS OF OC, THE OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 303
71 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: CAST AWAY (2000) PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 138 0.05 213
72 LOVE MONSTER THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.05 110
73 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.05 948
74 LIES CRIMES VIDEO HLN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 277
75 CARE BEARS:UNLOCK THE MG THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.04 95
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.04 396
77 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: INDIANA/CHICAGO NBA-TV 8:00 PM 144 0.04 139
78 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.04 714
79 MOTORHEAD GARAGE TV MOTOR TREND 8:30 AM 30 0.04 176
80 MICKEYS ADV IN WONDERLAND DISNEY JUNIOR 8:45 PM 50 0.04 197
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.04 426
82 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 12:00 AM 60 0.04 248
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.04 409
84 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.04 287
85 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.03 223
86 HIGHTOWN 2 STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 59 0.03 226
87 SCI-FI SUNDAY: MAN OF STEEL BBC-AMERICA 5:45 PM 195 0.03 139
88 COURT CAM SPECIALS A&E NETWORK 3:00 PM 60 0.03 244
89 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.03 793
90 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 485
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.03 368
92 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.03 302
93 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:00 AM 30 0.03 156
94 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 249
95 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.03 212
96 USA CLIMBING ESPN2 1:00 PM 60 0.03 72
97 SUNDAY SHOW W/J. CAPEHART: 2021 YEAR END SPECIAL MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.03 433
98 WIPEOUT THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 PM 15 0.03 97
99 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 156
100 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 2:00 AM 60 0.03 205
101 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER CUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:30 AM 30 0.02 107
102 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.02 256
103 VELSHI: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.02 464
104 TITANS THAT BUILT AMERICA: 1 NEW GENERATION RISES, A HISTORY 7:00 AM 120 0.02 128
105 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.02 97
106 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 11:02 PM 62 0.02 140
107 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.02 217
108 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 11:27 PM 33 0.02 68
109 INCREDIBLE DR POL NAT GEO WILD 6:00 PM 60 0.02 183
110 ALEX WITT REPORTS: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.02 383
111 USA CLIMBING ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.02 54
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.02 418
113 MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.02 293
114 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 10:24 PM 63 0.02 83
115 CHEAT DAY USA COOKING CHANNEL 9:00 PM 30 0.02 87
116 WELL DONE S. MANISCALCO COOKING CHANNEL 9:30 PM 30 0.02 66
117 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 7:30 PM 30 0.02 66
118 NFL EN UNIVERSO: WASHINGTON FOOTBALL VS DALLAS COWBOYS UNIVERSO 8:21 PM 192 0.02 50
119 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.02 160
120 WEATHER GONE VIRAL THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.01 155
121 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN ESPNU 8:00 PM 103 0.01 54
122 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.01 375
123 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.01 55
124 JUGADA, LA LF SUN B TUDN 12:45 AM 15 0.01 32
125 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.01 166
126 AMERICA?S WEEKEND HQ THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.01 130
127 WELL DONE S. MANISCALCO COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 30 0.01 41
128 LIGA-PREM-SUN-TEL-UNVSO 2: ASTON VILLA VS CHELSEA UNIVERSO 11:58 AM 152 0.01 39
129 LIGA-PREM-SUN-TEL-UNVSO: TOTTENHAM VS CRYSTAL PALACE UNIVERSO 9:55 AM 123 0.01 31
130 BEST THING I EVER ATE COOKING CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.01 49
131 UNCHARTED ADVENTURE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.01 127
132 FROZEN GOLD THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.01 185
133 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 11:33 PM 60 0.01 33
134 BET ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS FOR SALE BET HER 5:30 PM 150 0.01 73
135 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 6:00 PM 30 0.01 62
136 VICE S2 SHOWTIME PRIME 8:00 PM 28 0.01 91
137 LA ULTIMA PALABRA – D FOX DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.01 23
138 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.01 285
139 NEW DAY WEEKEND CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.01 323
140 ESPN FOOTBALL CENTER ESPN DEPORTES 12:00 PM 60 0.01 15
141 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION DIY NETWORK 7:00 PM 30 0.01 132
142 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME: GEORGIA STATE/BALL STATE ESPNU 10:00 AM 180 0.01 36
143 JUGADA, LA LF SUN TUDN 12:00 AM 45 0.01 21
144 COCOMELON UNIVERSAL KIDS 8:00 AM 60 0.01 42
145 CENTRAL FOX US FOX DEPORTES 1:00 AM 60 0.01 14
146 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 12:33 AM 60 0.01 33
147 BF DELICIOUS DESTINATION DIY NETWORK 8:00 PM 30 0.01 114
148 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:30 AM 30 0.01 45
149 PAID PROGRAM SYFY 7:00 AM 30 0.01 64
150 SAVE THE NATION NEWSMAX TV 11:00 AM 60 0.01 69

 

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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.