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December 30, 2021

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 12.29.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATE #2

 

BROADCAST FINALS:  On another holiday night of reruns, the results for each network were as follows:  ABC 0.19-0.34, CBS 0.67/0.29 (THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT was easily the night’s highest-rated show), NBC 0.26-0.29, FOX 0.24, CW 0.05-0.10.

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Once again, ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl games were on top at 1.14/1/13/0.51.  TNT’s ALL ELITE WRESTLING was steady at 0.37.  Discovery’s MOONSHINERS was at 0.25 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.15.  The top cable news telecast of the day was Fox News’s coverage of the GHISLAINE MAXWELL VERDICT at 0.22/0.32/2.9M, with CNN’s THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER at 0.09/0.14/800K, and MSNBC’s DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE at 0.07/1.1M.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE gained 0.04 to 0.21, and TOO LARGE was up 0.04 to 0.16.  On ID, SEE NO EVIL rose 0.06 to 0.17, and CALLS FROM THE INSIDE was at 0.11.  NBA TV had a rare appearance in the Top 20, with a Lakers vs. Memphis game at 0.17, followed by a late Dallas vs. Sacramento game at 0.10.  On HGTV, PROPERTY BROTHERS rose 0.04 to 0.17, and HOUSE HUNTERS was at 0.16/0.14 compared to last week’s 0.15.  ESPN2’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL was at 0.15/0.15.  On History, FORGED IN FIRE was at 0.13/0.11 compared to last week’s 0.16/0.16.  Lifetime’s MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT special was at 0.11. 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday December 29, 2021 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: OREGON/OKLAHOMA ESPN 9:16 PM 205 1.14 4,735
2 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: CLEMSON/IOWA STATE ESPN 5:45 PM 211 1.13 4,902
3 COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L: MARYLAND/VIRGINIA TECH ESPN 2:15 PM 210 0.51 2,443
4 AEW: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE 0117 JACKSONVILLE FL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.37 975
5 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:41 AM 79 0.31 1,081
6 MOONSHINERS SPECIAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 62 0.25 982
7 SR/MAXWELL VERDICT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:10 PM 50 0.22 2,897
8 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 10 0.21 3,015
9 MY 600-LB LIFE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 120 0.21 891
10 COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    L ESPN 2:00 PM 15 0.21 931
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.18 2,519
12 SEE NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.17 959
13 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: LA LAKERS/MEMPHIS NBA-TV 8:03 PM 157 0.17 489
14 PROPERTY BROS:FOREVER HOM HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 61 0.17 1,160
15 GUTFELD! FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.17 1,615
16 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.16 578
17 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:32 PM 30 0.16 1,204
18 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.16 1,899
19 TOO LARGE TLC 10:00 PM 60 0.16 729
20 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: TENNESSEE/ALABAMA ESPN2 9:18 PM 125 0.15 517
21 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L: LSU/AUBURN ESPN2 7:00 PM 138 0.15 404
22 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.15 430
23 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.14 484
24 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.14 487
25 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 59 0.14 628
26 FOX NEWS PRIMETIME FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.14 1,631
27 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:01 PM 31 0.14 1,187
28 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.13 759
29 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.13 1,669
30 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.12 2,104
31 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.12 1,744
32 FAULKNER FOCUS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 1,604
33 BRADSHAW BUNCH, THE E! 9:00 PM 30 0.12 494
34 FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.11 587
35 MAFS SPECIAL (LIFE): MATCHMAKING IN BOSTON 1400 LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.11 686
36 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,569
37 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,637
38 CALLS FROM THE INSIDE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.11 720
39 GET UP   L: N/A ESPN 8:00 AM 120 0.11 418
40 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.11 1,313
41 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/BRENTFORD NBC SPORTS NETWORK 3:10 PM 124 0.11 297
42 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.11 412
43 FIRST 48 AC A&E NETWORK 1:03 AM 59 0.10 319
44 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: DALLAS/SACRAMENTO NBA-TV 10:40 PM 142 0.10 327
45 RESTAURANT HUSTLE FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.10 402
46 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN23 MTV 8:30 PM 30 0.10 323
47 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.10 1,340
48 FIX MY FLIP REPACK HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.10 577
49 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.09 822
50 NFL SLIMETIME NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 30 0.09 366
51 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN23 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.09 282
52 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:23 PM 38 0.09 249
53 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.08 1,189
54 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.08 1,233
55 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.08 612
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.08 1,453
57 AMERICA REPORTS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.08 1,112
58 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 282
59 SAVE MY SKIN TLC 11:00 PM 60 0.08 499
60 MESSYNESS SSN1B MTV 9:00 PM 30 0.08 198
61 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 656
62 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.07 692
63 PEOPLE PUZZLER GSN 6:00 PM 30 0.07 595
64 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.07 676
65 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 0.07 477
66 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 0.07 453
67 UNDISPUTED L: 1335 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 239
68 TRAFFICKED FL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 15 0.07 358
69 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.07 666
70 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.07 581
71 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE: N/A MSNBC 4:00 PM 120 0.07 1,120
72 TRAFFICKED W. MVZ POP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:15 PM 60 0.06 292
73 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:01 AM 29 0.06 175
74 FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 60 0.06 841
75 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 1,432
76 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 671
77 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 763
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 554
79 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 1,076
80 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN2 2:00 PM 60 0.05 138
81 TECHCHECK CNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.05 278
82 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.05 598
83 BEAT W/ARI MELBER MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 959
84 WHEELER DEALERS MOTOR TREND 9:00 PM 60 0.05 279
85 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 12:00 PM 120 0.05 189
86 GHOST ADV REPACK: TGA-17R6R02H TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.05 244
87 DON LEMON TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.05 462
88 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.05 603
89 HERD L: 1652 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.04 149
90 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.04 574
91 NBA PREGAME SHOW NBA-TV 7:32 PM 31 0.04 138
92 PARAMOUNT NETWORK MOVIE: FOR LOVE OF THE GAME PARAMOUNT 1:00 PM 210 0.04 250
93 CHAIN REACTION (GSN) GSN 5:00 PM 30 0.04 476
94 REIDOUT MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.04 811
95 STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.04 668
96 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.04 231
97 GET UP: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 120 0.04 151
98 HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.04 617
99 FF MOVIE: UPSIDE, THE FREEFORM 3:30 PM 180 0.04 191
100 FAST MONEY HALFTIME RPRT CNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.04 295
101 ENGINEERING CATASTROPHES SCIENCE 9:00 PM 60 0.04 238
102 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 6:00 PM 60 0.04 118
103 NFL FANTASY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.04 176
104 NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBA-TV 1:02 AM 58 0.04 117
105 CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.04 538
106 SQUAWK ON THE STREET: N/A CNBC 9:00 AM 120 0.04 303
107 MTP DAILY MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.03 588
108 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.03 1,006
109 LIGA PREMIER: BRENTFORD VS MANCHESTER CITY UNIVERSO 3:11 PM 121 0.03 71
110 11TH HOUR MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.03 648
111 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 5:14 PM 46 0.03 118
112 DAILY WAGER   L ESPN2 4:00 PM 60 0.03 73
113 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 1:00 AM 60 0.03 232
114 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L: NICHOLLS / PURDUE BIG TEN NETWORK 5:08 PM 120 0.03 155
115 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.03 232
116 NEWS W SHEPARD SMITH, THE CNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.03 198
117 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.03 238
118 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.03 647
119 SPEAK FOR YOURSELF – S L: 1285 FOX SPORTS 1 3:00 PM 120 0.03 79
120 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.03 235
121 LIGA PREMIER EXTRA UNIVERSO 5:12 PM 18 0.03 58
122 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 12:00 AM 60 0.03 309
123 HOLLY HOBBIE DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 30 0.03 191
124 HARD KNOCKS IN SEASON ?21 HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 49 0.03 116
125 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.03 220
126 TUG OF WORDS GSN 4:30 PM 30 0.03 434
127 B1G MENS BASKETBALL L BIG TEN NETWORK 3:00 PM 117 0.03 199
128 HOLLY HOBBIE DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 30 0.03 151
129 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 201
130 KATY TUR REPORTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 612
131 UFC UNLEASHED ESPN2 12:30 AM 60 0.03 77
132 JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.03 576
133 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.03 469
134 POWER LUNCH CNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.03 210
135 POCOYO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.03 60
136 BEYOND HUBBLE: LAUNCH SCIENCE 10:00 PM 60 0.03 208
137 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.03 221
138 KEYSHAWN JWILL MAX L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 120 0.03 48
139 NOTICIAS CON D. MAERKER GALAVISION 12:30 AM 30 0.02 76
140 EXCHANGE, THE CNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.02 215
141 CAILLOU THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.02 67
142 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.02 134
143 NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.02 111
144 B1G LIVE: BKB GAMEBREAK L BIG TEN NETWORK 4:57 PM 11 0.02 149
145 LIGA PREMIER EXTRA UNIVERSO 3:00 PM 11 0.02 48
146 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.02 176
147 CLOSING BELL: N/A CNBC 3:00 PM 120 0.02 220
148 CASO CERRADO UNIVERSO 10:00 PM 60 0.02 90
149 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.02 298
150 INCREDIBLE DR POL SNAPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 62 0.02 203

 

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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.