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December 27, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 12.23.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

 

BROADCAST FINALS

ABC:  Only one network featured original programming on the night before Christmas Eve.  On ABC, the reruns were at 0.46/0.30/0.23.

CBS:  A YOUNG SHELDON rerun at 0.31 was followed by a marathon of GHOSTS reruns at 0.26/0.22/0.20/0.20/0.20.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.23/0.16/0.15/0.14/0.15.

FOX:  The night’s one original show was a special FANTASY ISLAND at 0.26.

CW:  A rerun holiday special at 0.08.

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  NFL Network’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL dominated the night at 2.28 (last week’s game was shared with FOX, with 0.83 of the 5.46 total on cable).  ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl games were at 0.66/0.33.  Cable news was led by Fox News’s THE FIVE at 0.24/0.38/3.1M, with MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW at 0.12/0.18/1.9M, and CNN NEWSROOM at 0.09/800K.  Food Network’s CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE rose 0.05 to 0.21.  On HGTV, FLIP OR FLOP lost 0.04 to 0.14, HOUSE HUNTERS ticked up to 0.13, and HOUSE HUNTERS INTL was at 0.12.  History’s PAWN STARS was at 0.13/0.10.  TNT’s SHAQ LIFE was at 0.12/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.11/0.10.  A&E’s CITY CONFIDENTIAL ticked down to 0.10.  Bravo’s MILLION DOLLAR LISTING fell 0.07 to 0.09. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Thursday December 23, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 2021 WK 16 SF VS. TEN NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 170 2.28 7,898
2 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:15 PM 30 1.00 3,084
3 TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 23 0.85 3,080
4 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: UCF/FLORIDA ESPN 7:00 PM 230 0.66 3,201
5 TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:45 PM 30 0.53 1,470
6 TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 30 0.35 1,192
7 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: NORTH TEXAS/MIAMI (OH) ESPN 3:30 PM 210 0.33 1,532
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.24 3,091
9 NFL 360 NFL NETWORK 12:15 AM 60 0.23 675
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.22 2,536
11 CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHLG FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.21 1,042
12 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:50 PM 70 0.20 889
13 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.20 631
14 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.19 2,196
15 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.18 2,030
16 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.17 1,666
17 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.17 521
18 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.16 1,984
19 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.16 1,501
20 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.16 432
21 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.16 1,816
22 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,734
23 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,385
24 B/R GAMING TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 30 0.15 499
25 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,610
26 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.15 1,746
27 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.14 460
28 NBA TODAY L ESPN 3:00 PM 30 0.14 475
29 FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 31 0.14 1,039
30 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,640
31 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.13 1,669
32 PAWN STARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 58 0.13 517
33 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 31 0.13 899
34 NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 90 0.13 437
35 THIS JUST IN  L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.12 427
36 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,671
37 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.12 403
38 HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:31 PM 30 0.12 960
39 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.12 461
40 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.12 1,850
41 SHAQ LIFE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 30 0.12 322
42 SHAQ LIFE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:30 PM 30 0.11 290
43 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,650
44 PAWN STARS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.11 559
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.11 942
46 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.11 392
47 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: REBUILDING A DREAM XMAS LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 125 0.10 1,030
48 PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.10 394
49 CITY CONFIDENTIAL A&E NETWORK 10:02 PM 63 0.10 560
50 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,259
51 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.09 782
52 MDL: JOSH AND JOSH BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.09 610
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.09 921
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.09 676
55 TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGO DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.09 249
56 1000-LB SISTERS:SUPERSIZE TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.09 513
57 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 289
58 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 30 0.08 321
59 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.08 602
60 UNDISPUTED L: 1331 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.08 212
61 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.08 618
62 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.08 466
63 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.08 713
64 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 547
65 CNN TONIGHT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.07 562
66 PAWN STARS HISTORY 1:04 AM 60 0.07 243
67 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 698
68 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.07 628
69 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.07 424
70 LIFE BELOW ZERO FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.06 431
71 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.06 1,148
72 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.06 370
73 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,159
74 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 60 0.06 176
75 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.06 507
76 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.06 730
77 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.06 459
78 LIFE BELOW ZERO SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 493
79 AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 547
80 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.06 182
81 DUCK THE HALLS: MICKEY MO DISNEY CHANNEL 6:00 PM 30 0.05 186
82 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 925
83 TUG OF WORDS GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.05 446
84 CALLED TO THE WILD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.05 283
85 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.05 1,257
86 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC QUES DISNEY CHANNEL 3:00 PM 55 0.05 186
87 DISNEY CHANNEL?S EPIC HOL DISNEY CHANNEL 3:55 PM 57 0.05 212
88 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 858
89 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 5:00 PM 60 0.05 199
90 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN2 10:00 PM 116 0.05 190
91 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: MILWAUKEE/DALLAS NBA-TV 8:32 PM 146 0.05 188
92 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.05 801
93 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 11:59 PM 62 0.05 137
94 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.05 316
95 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.05 598
96 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.05 773
97 NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 170
98 GREG KELLY REPORTS NEWSMAX TV 7:00 PM 60 0.05 372
99 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 825
100 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.04 197
101 DISNEY HOLIDAY MAGIC 2021 DISNEY CHANNEL 9:45 PM 55 0.04 185
102 TNF FIRST LOOK: N/A NFL NETWORK 3:00 PM 120 0.04 180
103 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.04 508
104 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.04 200
105 SPICER & CO NEWSMAX TV 6:00 PM 60 0.04 267
106 BURIED IN THE BACKYARD OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 60 0.04 263
107 NFL NOW NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 60 0.04 133
108 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 251
109 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.04 238
110 FRIGHT CLUB TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 237
111 PARA CAUGHT CAM REPACK: TPCC-1R17R11H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.04 255
112 11TH HOUR MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.04 791
113 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF L: 1281 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.04 91
114 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 125
115 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 300
116 SPOOKLEY SQUARE P & CHRIS DISNEY JUNIOR 12:20 AM 50 0.03 121
117 FIRST THINGS FIRST L: 1092 FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 AM 120 0.03 99
118 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.03 464
119 LBZ NORTHERN TERRITORIES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1:30 AM 60 0.03 151
120 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.03 291
121 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 10:58 PM 61 0.03 123
122 DC HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY DISNEY CHANNEL 10:40 PM 29 0.03 125
123 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 1:00 AM 60 0.03 66
124 JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.03 634
125 NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBA-TV 1:01 AM 29 0.03 98
126 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 785
127 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 193
128 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 306
129 STINCHFIELD NEWSMAX TV 8:00 PM 60 0.03 174
130 JOHN BACHMAN NOW: N/A NEWSMAX TV 12:00 PM 120 0.03 162
131 STRANGE EVIDENCE SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.03 206
132 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LIBERTY/STANFORD ESPN2 4:00 PM 138 0.03 137
133 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.03 390
134 NHL THE POINT L ESPN2 3:00 PM 60 0.03 114
135 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 699
136 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN2 8:00 AM 60 0.03 87
137 CALLED TO THE WILD SNAP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 11:15 PM 60 0.02 201
138 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:18 PM 42 0.02 110
139 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: N/A NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 180 0.02 82
140 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.02 273
141 NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR NEWSNATION 5:00 PM 60 0.02 148
142 MUSH-MUSH AND THE MUSHABL THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 30 0.02 70
143 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS-SP E! 10:00 AM 60 0.02 65
144 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.02 631
145 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 8:00 PM 32 0.02 91
146 ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE NEWSMAX TV 4:00 PM 60 0.02 199
147 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 10:00 AM 60 0.02 148
148 KEYSHAWN JWILL MAX L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.02 53
149 CORTES & PELLEGRINO NEWSMAX TV 9:00 PM 60 0.02 82
150 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 8:00 PM 60 0.02 98

 

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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.