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December 17, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 12.16.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  On midseason finale night, STATION 19 rose 0.07 to 0.62, GREY’S ANATOMY climbed 0.07 to 0.61, and BIG SKY was down 0.03 to 0.27.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.42/0.27/0.29/0.24/0.22.

NBC:  After a WOMEN OF WORTH special at 0.18, a run of the COAT OF MANY COLORS movie was at 0.20.

FOX:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 4.63, up 0.85 from last week’s game.

CW:  A DOGS OF THE YEAR special at 0.09 was followed by the midseason finale of LEGACIES, up a tick to 0.09.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s portion of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 0.83, up 0.13 from last week.  ESPN’s WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT was at 0.24/0.18.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT at 0.19/0.35/3M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.13/0.18/2.1M, and CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER 360 at 0.09/900K.  On A&E, THE FIRST 48 lost 0.03 to 0.19, and CITY CONFIDENTIAL was up 0.03 to 0.11.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP gained 0.03 to 0.18, BIG I DO was at 0.16, and HOUSE HUNTERS was down 0.03 to 0.12.  USA’s CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST climbed 0.04 to 0.18.  On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING edged up 0.02 to 0.16, and PROJECT RUNWAY ticked up to 0.14.  On Food Network, CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE ticked up to 0.16.  On ID, LOVE, HONOR BETRAY grew by 0.02 to 0.14, and THE FOG OF MURDER was up 0.02 to 0.09.  TNT’s SHAQ LIFE was at 0.11/0.10 compared to last week’s 0.05/0.04.  On We, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP ticked up to 0.10. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday December 16, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK15 KC VS. LAC NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 193 0.83 2,855
2 NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:06 PM 17 0.43 1,585
3 NFL THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:40 PM 38 0.38 1,132
4 NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 36 0.26 931
5 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.24 827
6 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: WISCONSIN/LOUISVILLE ESPN 7:00 PM 182 0.24 800
7 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.20 610
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.19 2,950
9 THE FIRST 48 A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 62 0.19 779
10 NFL THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 12:18 AM 30 0.18 527
11 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.18 1,146
12 WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN L: NEBRASKA/PITTSBURGH ESPN 10:30 PM 143 0.18 636
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 8:28 PM 32 0.18 753
14 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 3,173
15 NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN 10:02 PM 28 0.16 543
16 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 8:00 PM 75 0.16 724
17 CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHLG FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.16 885
18 TAREK & HEATHER BIG I DO HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 62 0.16 998
19 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.16 569
20 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,734
21 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 2,285
22 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.15 1,833
23 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.15 2,306
24 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.15 507
25 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.14 495
26 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 9:15 PM 90 0.14 833
27 LOVE, HONOR, BETRAY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.14 669
28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,127
29 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,622
30 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.12 731
31 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,642
32 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.12 1,677
33 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 1,891
34 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.12 375
35 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,873
36 HOUSE HUNTERS HO HO HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:32 PM 30 0.12 795
37 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.12 1,656
38 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.12 1,416
39 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.11 382
40 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 4:00 PM 60 0.11 381
41 CITY CONFIDENTIAL A&E NETWORK 10:02 PM 63 0.11 553
42 SHAQ LIFE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 30 0.11 321
43 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.10 1,067
44 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:53 AM 67 0.10 383
45 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.10 285
46 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS WETV 9:00 PM 60 0.10 294
47 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 307
48 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.10 338
49 NBA TODAY L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 290
50 SHAQ LIFE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:30 PM 30 0.10 280
51 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.10 316
52 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,420
53 1000-LB SISTERS:SUPERSIZE TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 445
54 FOG OF MURDER, THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.09 505
55 JSFV: 12 DAYS OF JERZMAS MTV 8:00 PM 60 0.09 241
56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 878
57 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.09 1,308
58 DAILY SHOW – SUS COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 14 0.09 215
59 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.08 1,366
60 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CHRISTMAS BY CHANCE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 125 0.08 729
61 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.08 1,168
62 UNDISPUTED L: 1326 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 221
63 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.08 737
64 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,122
65 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 967
66 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,169
67 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.07 393
68 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 258
69 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R17R10H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.07 268
70 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.07 703
71 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 611
72 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.06 463
73 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: APPALACHIAN STATE/DUKE ESPN2 7:00 PM 120 0.06 318
74 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 469
75 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.06 594
76 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 673
77 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.06 463
78 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 635
79 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 8:50 PM 10 0.06 271
80 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: PHILADELPHIA/BROOKLYN NBA-TV 7:24 PM 157 0.06 219
81 FRIGHT CLUB TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.06 252
82 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 10:45 PM 30 0.06 219
83 PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:39 PM 142 0.06 209
84 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 682
85 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.06 602
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 568
87 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,385
88 AMERICAS BIG DEAL USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.05 204
89 NFL LIVE ESPN2 5:00 PM 60 0.05 132
90 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 1,159
91 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 605
92 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.05 585
93 NIGHTLY POP E! 11:00 PM 30 0.05 115
94 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 623
95 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.05 400
96 WHEN BIG THINGS GO WRONG HISTORY 8:00 PM 60 0.05 534
97 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 121
98 STRANGE EVIDENCE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.05 235
99 NHL THE POINT L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.05 84
100 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.05 398
101 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.05 121
102 UNPLUGGED MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.05 148
103 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 4:30 PM 30 0.05 122
104 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 214
105 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 337
106 CALLED TO THE WILD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.04 224
107 JALEN & JACOBY ESPN2 4:00 PM 30 0.04 101
108 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.04 1,365
109 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.04 841
110 TNF FIRST LOOK: N/A NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.04 161
111 WHEN BIG THINGS GO WRONG HISTORY 12:03 AM 60 0.04 338
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 492
113 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.04 408
114 HERD L: 1643 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 158
115 CALIFORNIA DREAMING NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 60 0.04 155
116 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:01 PM 29 0.03 104
117 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.03 64
118 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.03 453
119 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.03 763
120 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 256
121 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 87
122 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.03 113
123 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.03 269
124 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 439
125 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.03 291
126 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.03 559
127 11TH HOUR MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 805
128 MEN IN BLAZERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.03 69
129 TUG OF WORDS GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.03 368
130 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.03 710
131 VARNEY & COMPANY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.02 256
132 KEYSHAWN JWILL MAX L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.02 73
133 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.02 243
134 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 6:00 PM 60 0.02 73
135 JOHN BACHMAN NOW NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 90 0.02 168
136 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 211
137 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.02 112
138 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 10:01 PM 53 0.02 76
139 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1276 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.02 80
140 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 10 0.02 670
141 JOJO & GRAN GRAN NICK JR 8:00 PM 20 0.02 121
142 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.02 237
143 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.02 99
144 MAD MONEY CNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.02 219
145 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.02 81
146 AMERICA?S MORNING HEADQUA THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.02 254
147 MUSH-MUSH AND THE MUSHABL THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.02 39
148 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 189
149 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 252
150 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 221

 

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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.