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Friday Cable Final Nationals: ‘Gold Rush’ on Discovery and NBA Lakers-Warriors on ESPN Lead the Night

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s top ten cable telecasts in total viewers and adults 18-49 as well as selected other programs on Friday, December 22 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

King of the Hill (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.520 million viewers (#70)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.564 million viewers (#67)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#60)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.799 million viewers (#49)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#18)

American Dad (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.005 million viewers (#31)
– 0.44 A18-49 (#12)

American Dad (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.176 million viewers (#26)
– 0.52 A18-49 (#9)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.218 million viewers (#23)
– 0.59 A18-49 (#5)

Married to Medicine (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.764 million viewers (#51)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#21)

Gold Rush (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 2.938 million viewers (#1)
– 0.70 A18-49 (#2)

Tesla’s Death Ray Special (DISC, 10:01 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.279 million viewers (#20)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#21)

Vampirina (DISJR, 8:00 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.530 million viewers (#68)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#82)

Puppy Dog Pals (DISJR, 8:30 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.506 million viewers (#71)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#89)

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.893 million viewers (#41)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)

Stuck in the Middle (DSNY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.777 million viewers (#50)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#98)

NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 7:25 PM, 36 min.)
– 0.898 million viewers (#40)
– 0.58 HH
– 0.28 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.25 A18-34

NBA Regular Season: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (ESPN, 8:01 PM, 159 min.)
– 1.698 million viewers (#16)
– 1.06 HH
– 0.55 A18-49 (#7)
– 0.54 A18-34

NBA Regular Season: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors (ESPN, 10:40 PM, 145 min.)
– 2.323 million viewers (#3)
– 1.44 HH
– 0.90 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.86 A18-34

Diners, Drive Ins & Dives (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.037 million viewers (#30)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#18)

Grill Dads (FOOD, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.852 million viewers (#46)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#35)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.591 million viewers (#2)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#27)

Hannity Special (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.255 million viewers (#5)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#35)

Ingraham Angle Special (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.846 million viewers (#13)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#57)

Big Screen Movie: The Santa Clause (FRFM, 7:30 PM, 130 min.)
– 2.005 million viewers (#9)
– 0.67 A18-49 (#3)

Big Screen Movie: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (FRFM, 9:40 PM, 130 min.)
– 1.427 million viewers (#19)
– 0.51 A18-49 (#10)

Hallmark Movie: Christmas Under Wraps (HALL, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.246 million viewers (#6)
– 0.41 A18-49 (#14)

Hallmark Movie: The Christmas Cottage (HALL, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.038 million viewers (#8)
– 0.42 A18-49 (#13)

The Great Wall (HBO, 8:15 PM, 103 min.)
– 0.489 million viewers (#73)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)

HMM Original Movie: Rocky Mountain Christmas (HMM, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.178 million viewers (#7)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#27)

Married with Secrets (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.984 million viewers (#33)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#51)

Bring It! (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.488 million viewers (#74)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)

Rap Game (LIF, 10:02 PM, 70 min.)
– 0.418 million viewers (#85)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#98)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.569 million viewers (#17)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#82)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.286 million viewers (#4)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#39)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.780 million viewers (#14)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#60)

Ridiculousness Season 10B (MTV, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.605 million viewers (#61)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#27)

Ridiculousness Season 10B (MTV, 8:31 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.606 million viewers (#60)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#27)

Amazingness (MTV, 9:02 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.477 million viewers (#75)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#42)

Megamind (NAN, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.246 million viewers (#22)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#18)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.680 million viewers (#53)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#46)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.650 million viewers (#57)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#35)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.978 million viewers (#10)
– 0.54 A18-49 (#8)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.939 million viewers (#12)
– 0.59 A18-49 (#5)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.953 million viewers (#11)
– 0.60 A18-49 (#4)

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WETV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.573 million viewers (#65)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#57)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Do you have ‘101 People Who Made the 20th Century’ on Reelz (1:30 AM on 12/23)? Also, do you have the numbers for the 12/8 episode (aired 1:30 AM on 12/9)? Thanks!

    • 101 People Who Made the 20th Century (Reelz, late 12/08 1:30-2:30 a.m.)
      – 63,000 viewers
      – 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

      101 People Who Made the 20th Century (Reelz, late 12/22 1:30-2:30 a.m.)
      – 65,000 viewers
      – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating