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Top 100 Primetime Cable: December 19 - 25, 2016

The NFL rules the top of this week's cable chart, with four programs taking the top eight spots. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was top dog, collecting 11.2 million viewers and a 3.6 rating in Adults 18-49. A special Saturday night edition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, exclusively on the NFL Network, drew 6.3 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, on Christmas Eve. The NFL Network also had a late Sunday Afternoon game which hauled in a whopping 14.8 million viewers and a 4.5 demo rating, as it was the only afternoon game of the day.

A special Christmas movie of WHEN CALLS THE HEAR, on the Hallmark Channel, brought in 3.7 million viewers to be the top holiday special and the top scripted cable original of the week. Hallmark also placed another 14 Christmas Movies in the top 100.

In the reality genre, CURSE OF OAK ISLAND is king, ranking 9th overall, with 3.4 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in Adults 18-49. The next closest reality show on the chart is STREET OUTLAWS, at #29, with 2.5 million viewers.

Rank Day Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 Mon MNF: CAR v WAS ESPN 8:15 PM 11,210 3.6
2 Sun TNF Post-Game NFL 7:38 PM 8,878 3.0
3 Sat TNF: CIN v HOU NFL 8:26 PM 6,278 1.9
4 Mon The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 4,156 0.4
5 Tue The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 3,811 0.3
6 Sat TNF Pre-Kick NFL 8:00 PM 3,785 1.2
7 Sun When Calls The Heart HALL 8:00 PM 3,657 0.5
8 Thu TNF: NYG v PHI NFL 8:27 PM 3,573 1.3
9 Tue Curse of Oak Island HIST 9:00 PM 3,440 0.9
10 Wed The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 3,235 0.3
11 Mon WWE Raw USA 8:00 PM 3,062 1.0
12 Mon WWE Raw USA 9:00 PM 2,971 1.1
13 Mon The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,964 0.3
14 Sun Hallmark Movie HALL 9:30 PM 2,859 0.5
15 Sat Saturday Movie FREE 9:45 PM 2,845 1.2
16 Mon WWE Raw USA 10:00 PM 2,834 1.0
17 Sat Saturday Movie FREE 7:40 PM 2,715 1.1
18 Sun A Football Life NFL 8:00 PM 2,715 0.9
19 Wed College Basketball: KY v LOUIS ESPN 7:00 PM 2,715 0.8
20 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,641 0.9
21 Tue WWE Smackdown USA 8:00 PM 2,637 0.9
22 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,607 0.9
23 Wed The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,573 0.3
24 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 2,564 0.9
25 Mon HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,538 0.2
26 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 2,523 0.9
27 Fri Bowl Game: OHIO v TROY ESPN 8:10 PM 2,512 0.6
28 Tue The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,504 0.3
29 Mon Street Outlaws DISC 9:00 PM 2,481 1.0
30 Fri Movie: FROZEN DSNY 8:30 PM 2,470 0.6
31 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,466 0.9
32 Fri Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 2,447 0.4
33 Fri The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,447 0.2
34 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,439 0.9
35 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 2,393 0.9
36 Wed Bowl Game: BYU v WY ESPN 9:16 PM 2,380 0.7
37 Sat NCIS USA 9:34 PM 2,342 0.4
38 Sat NCIS USA 8:52 PM 2,341 0.4
39 Mon Love And Hip Hop  VH1 8:00 PM 2,291 1.2
40 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 2,287 0.8
41 Tue HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,287 0.2
42 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 2,265 0.8
43 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,227 0.7
44 Sat Hallmark Movie HALL 9:30 PM 2,199 0.4
45 Thu Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 2,198 0.4
46 Sun Sunday Movie FREE 7:45 PM 2,187 0.8
47 Sat 24 Hours of A Christmas Story TBS 8:00 PM 2,182 0.8
48 Wed HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,180 0.3
49 Sat NCIS USA 8:10 PM 2,174 0.4
50 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 2,172 0.8
51 Sat NCIS USA 10:17 PM 2,169 0.4
52 Mon Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 2,168 0.4
53 Wed VIKINGS HIST 9:00 PM 2,144 0.6
54 Sat Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 2,094 0.4
55 Thu The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,090 0.2
56 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:00 PM 2,071 0.7
57 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,069 0.7
58 Wed Big Screen Movie FREE 8:55 PM 2,067 0.8
59 Thu The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,048 0.2
60 Wed Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 2,045 0.4
61 Fri The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,041 0.2
62 Sat 24 Hours of A Christmas Story TBS 10:00 PM 2,035 0.9
63 Thu HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,030 0.2
64 Thu TNF Pre-Kick NFL 8:18 PM 2,018 0.7
65 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 2,017 0.6
66 Sun HHOF Collection Movie HALL 6:30 PM 2,003 0.4
67 Wed Movie DSNY 8:00 PM 1,990 0.4
68 Mon Leave It to Stevie VH1 9:00 PM 1,988 1.0
69 Mon American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1,969 0.4
70 Tue Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 1,934 0.4
71 Mon Big Screen Movie FREE 6:50 PM 1,886 0.8
72 Thu The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 1,877 0.7
73 Fri Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 1,868 0.4
74 Tue Fixer Upper HGTV 9:00 PM 1,857 0.5
75 Tue The Real Housewives: BH BRVO 9:00 PM 1,835 0.7
76 Mon Big Screen Movie FREE 8:55 PM 1,822 0.8
77 Sat 24 Hours of A Christmas Story TNT 8:00 PM 1,804 0.6
78 Fri HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 1,804 0.2
79 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:00 PM 1,792 0.6
80 Thu Project Runway (SF) LIFE 8:00 PM 1,785 0.4
81 Thu Curse of Oak Island HIST 8:53 PM 1,764 0.4
82 Thu Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 1,759 0.4
83 Wed Property Bros. HGTV 9:00 PM 1,753 0.4
84 Wed HHOF Movie HALL 8:00 PM 1,738 0.3
85 Wed House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,730 0.4
86 Fri SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 PM 1,726 0.3
87 Thu The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 1,724 0.6
88 Tue Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 1,701 0.4
89 Thu The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 1,688 0.7
90 Sun Sunday Movie FREE 5:40 PM 1,683 0.6
91 Mon MNF Countdown ESPN 6:01 PM 1,678 0.6
92 Thu Movie DSNY 8:00 PM 1,676 0.3
93 Tue Hunting Hitler HIST 10:03 PM 1,675 0.4
94 Wed American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,664 0.7
95 Sun The Librarians TNT 8:00 PM 1,651 0.4
96 Tue Curse of Oak Island HIST 8:00 PM 1,633 0.3
97 Mon Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 1,630 0.3
98 Fri SPONGEBOB NICK 8:30 PM 1,625 0.3
99 Mon K. Michelle: My Life VH1 9:30 PM 1,622 0.8
100 Tue Big Screen Movie FREE 8:50 PM 1,618 0.6
* - Viewership (,000)


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