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Top 100 Primetime Cable: Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017

ESPN was not only the top cable network between Christmas and New Year's it was THE top network, anywhere, topping all five broadcast networks. The sports network takes the top eight spots of the cable chart, with big football games. The season finale of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, score the #1 spot, as it posted its best ratings of the season, with 18.6 million viewers and a 5.8 rating in Adults 18-49. The second gamer of the College playoff semi-finals, was #2, drawing 18.4 million viewers and a 5.6 demo rating. Three other bow games and two studio shows, round out ESPN's dominance at the top.

CURSE OF OAK ISLAND was the top regular series and top reality program, ranking 9th on the week. it's 3.7 million viewers edged out GOLD RUSH (#11) for the top spot of the genre. ALSKA: THE LAST FRONTIER was a million viewers behind, at #18.

The Hallmark Movie, A ROSE FOR CHRISTMAS was the week's top original scripted offering, ranking 10th, with 3.5 million total viewers. VIKINGS was the next closest scripted program, ranking 30th.

Rank Day Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 Mon MNF: DET v DAL (SF) ESPN 8:15 PM 18,605 5.8
2 Sat SemiFinal: OHIO v CLEM ESPN 7:10 PM 18,396 5.6
3 Fri Orange Bowl: MICH v FL ST. ESPN 8:11 PM 11,461 3.4
4 Sat Bowl Studio Show ESPN 10:32 PM 9,782 3.1
5 Fri Bowl Studio Show ESPN 7:58 PM 7,319 2.1
6 Thu Bowl Game: OK v COL ESPN 9:32 PM 4,551 1.3
7 Tue Bowl Game: MIN v WAS ST. ESPN 7:03 PM 4,046 1.0
8 Wed Bowl Game: TX AM v KAN ST ESPN 9:05 PM 3,791 1.1
9 Tue Curse of Oak Island HIST 9:00 PM 3,679 1.0
10 Sun Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 3,495 0.5
11 Fri Gold Rush DISC 9:00 PM 3,299 0.9
12 Mon WWE Raw USA 8:00 PM 2,974 1.1
13 Tue Smackdown USA 8:00 PM 2,885 0.9
14 Mon WWE Raw USA 9:00 PM 2,878 1.0
15 Wed The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,859 0.3
16 Tue SP Fixer Upper HGTV 9:00 PM 2,741 0.7
17 Mon WWE Raw USA 10:00 PM 2,715 1.0
18 Sun Alaska: The Last Frontier DISC 9:00 PM 2,675 0.6
19 Wed The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,664 0.3
20 Tue The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,646 0.3
21 Thu The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,644 0.2
22 Wed NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2,408 0.4
23 Mon Street Outlaws DISC 9:00 PM 2,395 1.0
24 Wed HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,300 0.2
25 Mon Love And Hip Hop 7 VH1 8:00 PM 2,288 1.2
26 Tue Bowl Game: BOSIE ST. v BAYLOR ESPN 10:48 PM 2,282 0.7
27 Sun The Real Housewives: ATL BRVO 8:00 PM 2,277 0.9
28 Tue The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,273 0.2
29 Thu The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,271 0.2
30 Wed VIKINGS HIST 9:00 PM 2,257 0.6
31 Mon The O'Reilly Factor SPCL FOXN 8:00 PM 2,239 0.2
32 Mon American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2,142 0.4
33 Wed NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2,128 0.4
34 Mon Hallmark Movie HALL 8:00 PM 2,118 0.3
35 Fri The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,075 0.2
36 Thu HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,065 0.2
37 Tue HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,048 0.2
38 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 2,044 0.7
39 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 2,043 0.7
40 Tue Fixer Upper HGTV 8:00 PM 2,026 0.5
41 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,019 0.6
42 Tue The Real Housewives: BH BRVO 9:00 PM 2,007 0.7
43 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,003 0.7
44 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:00 PM 1,969 0.6
45 Tue House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,965 0.4
46 Tue Curse of Oak Island AC HIST 8:00 PM 1,950 0.4
47 Sun The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 1,934 0.6
48 Mon FX Movie Prime FX 8:00 PM 1,932 0.5
49 Sat Countdown to 2017 FOXN 10:00 PM 1,932 0.3
50 Thu Curse of Oak Island HIST 8:52 PM 1,926 0.5
51 Sun Alaska: The Last Frontier DISC 10:00 PM 1,917 0.4
52 Sat New Year's Eve Live CNN 8:00 PM 1,892 0.5
53 Tue Huntng Hitler HIST 10:00 PM 1,860 0.5
54 Sun FX Movie Prime FX 8:00 PM 1,832 0.7
55 Wed Alaskan Bush People DISC 9:00 PM 1,791 0.4
56 Wed House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,788 0.4
57 Sun The Librarians TNT 8:00 PM 1,779 0.5
58 Mon The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 1,777 0.2
59 Mon Leave It to Stevie VH1 9:00 PM 1,776 0.9
60 Tue House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,766 0.4
61 Thu House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,761 0.4
62 Wed House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,753 0.4
63 Wed NCIS USA 10:00 PM 1,742 0.4
64 Thu ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 1,732 0.4
65 Fri The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 1,695 0.2
66 Thu American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,694 0.8
67 Wed SPONGEBOB NICK 8:30 PM 1,677 0.4
68 Wed American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,662 0.8
69 Tue Leah Remini: Scientology A&E 10:00 PM 1,657 0.6
70 Sun Worst Cooks FOOD 9:00 PM 1,630 0.5
71 Tue SHOOTER USA 10:00 PM 1,626 0.5
72 Wed SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 PM 1,622 0.4
73 Wed Property Bros. HGTV 9:00 PM 1,617 0.4
74 Thu NBA Basketball: BOS v CLE TNT 8:14 PM 1,612 0.6
75 Fri DESCENDANTS DSNY 8:00 PM 1,597 0.3
76 Tue MOONSHINERS DISC 9:00 PM 1,596 0.6
77 Wed The Thundermans NICK 7:30 PM 1,593 0.3
78 Mon K.Michelle: My Life VH1 9:30 PM 1,577 0.8
79 Tue Little People, Big World TLC 8:00 PM 1,575 0.4
80 Wed Hallmark Movie HALL 10:00 PM 1,560 0.3
81 Mon Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1,555 0.4
82 Fri HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 1,542 0.2
83 Sun Alaska: The Last Frontier DISC 8:00 PM 1,532 0.3
84 Thu House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,521 0.4
85 Fri UFC PPV Prelims FS1 8:00 PM 1,511 0.6
86 Sun HGTV Dream Home HGTV 8:00 PM 1,508 0.3
87 Tue FX Movie Prime FX 8:00 PM 1,503 0.6
88 Wed Property Bros. HGTV 8:00 PM 1,503 0.3
89 Sun Family Guy ADSW 10:30 PM 1,500 0.7
90 Thu American Dad ADSW 10:00 PM 1,490 0.7
91 Wed American Dad ADSW 10:00 PM 1,465 0.7
92 Thu Flip or Flop HGTV 9:30 PM 1,456 0.4
93 Fri SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 PM 1,456 0.3
94 Fri American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,453 0.7
95 Sat Countdown to 2017 FOXN 9:00 PM 1,450 0.2
96 Sun Law & Order: SVU USA 9:30 PM 1,449 0.5
97 Sun Caribbean Life HGTV 9:30 PM 1,446 0.4
98 Fri SPONGEBOB NICK 8:30 PM 1,441 0.3
99 Fri Alaskan Bush People DISC 10:00 PM 1,434 0.4
100 Mon Pawn Stars HIST 10:30 PM 1,431 0.4
* - Viewership (,000)

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