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Friday Cable Final Nationals: NBA Doubleheader Lifts ESPN to Adults 18-34 Victory on TV Overall

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 15 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Live PD Xtra (A&E, 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
– 0.815 million viewers (#47)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#34)

Live PD (A&E, 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 1.777 million viewers (#11)
– 0.58 A18-49 (#7)

King of the Hill (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.686 million viewers (#56)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#22)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.668 million viewers (#59)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.786 million viewers (#50)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#15)

American Dad (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.903 million viewers (#36)
– 0.44 A18-49 (#12)

American Dad (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.124 million viewers (#26)
– 0.59 A18-49 (#6)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.214 million viewers (#22)
– 0.61 A18-49 (#4)

Nights Before Christmas: Ice Age (2002) (AMC, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.620 million viewers (#62)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#66)

Tanked (APL, 9:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.444 million viewers (#75)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

Animal Cribs (APL, 10:02 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.386 million viewers (#86)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#95)

Married to Medicine (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.883 million viewers (#38)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#19)

Don’t Be Tardy (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.879 million viewers (#40)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#16)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.063 million viewers (#28)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#36)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.858 million viewers (#43)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#53)

Gold Rush (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 2.928 million viewers (#1)
– 0.69 A18-49 (#3)

Alaskan Bush People: Xmas (DISC, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.536 million viewers (#16)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#16)

Vampirina (DISJR, 8:00 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.648 million viewers (#61)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#59)

Puppy Dog Pals (DISJR, 8:30 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.768 million viewers (#53)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#43)

PJ Masks (DISJR, 8:55 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.594 million viewers (#65)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#73)

Descendants 2 (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 1.119 million viewers (#27)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#36)

K.C. Undercover (DSNY, 10:05 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.864 million viewers (#42)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#73)

Liv and Maddie (DSNY, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.835 million viewers (#45)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

NBA Regular Season: Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN, 6:59 PM, 197 min.)
– 1.941 million viewers (#9)
– 1.24 HH
– 0.75 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.72 A18-34

NBA Regular Season: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets (ESPN, 10:16 PM, 94 min.)
– 1.938 million viewers (#10)
– 1.22 HH
– 0.76 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.66 A18-34

NCAA Football Championships Semifinal: Sam Houston State at North Dakota State (ESPN2, 8:00 PM, 200 min.)
– 0.604 million viewers (#64)
– 0.38 HH
– 0.14 A18-49 (#88)
– 0.13 A18-34

Diners, Drive Ins & Dives (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.894 million viewers (#37)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#49)

Grill Dads (FOOD, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.671 million viewers (#58)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.795 million viewers (#3)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#49)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.892 million viewers (#2)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#36)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.466 million viewers (#5)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#43)

Big Screen Movie: Elf (FRFM, 9:20 PM, 130 min.)
– 1.387 million viewers (#17)
– 0.61 A18-49 (#4)

Hallmark Movie: A December Bride (HALL, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.074 million viewers (#7)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#19)

Hallmark Movie: Coming Home for Christmas (HALL, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.324 million viewers (#6)
– 0.42 A18-49 (#13)

Deepwater Horizon (HBO, 8:00 PM, 107 min.)
– 0.409 million viewers (#81)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#88)

House Hunters Outside the Box (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.252 million viewers (#20)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#32)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.193 million viewers (#23)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#36)

Married with Secrets (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.811 million viewers (#48)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#43)

Bring It! (LIF, 8:50 PM, 10 min.)
– 0.471 million viewers (#72)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

Bring It! (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.740 million viewers (#54)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#29)

The Rap Game (LIF, 10:02 PM, 70 min.)
– 0.663 million viewers (#60)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#28)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.739 million viewers (#12)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

Rachel Maddow Special (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.615 million viewers (#4)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#27)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.007 million viewers (#8)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

Ridiculousness Season 10B (MTV, 10:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.521 million viewers (#69)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#32)

Amazingness (MTV, 10:31 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.441 million viewers (#76)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#53)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NAN, 8:00 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.776 million viewers (#51)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#43)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.546 million viewers (#67)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#59)

Bellator MMA Live: 191: Valerie Letourneau vs. Michael McDonald (SPIKE, 9:00 PM, 113 min.)
– 0.511 million viewers (#70)
– 0.29 HH
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)
– 0.10 A18-34

Z Nation (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.605 million viewers (#63)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#73)

Z Nation (SYFY, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.555 million viewers (#66)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.614 million viewers (#15)
– 0.54 A18-49 (#10)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.690 million viewers (#14)
– 0.56 A18-49 (#8)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.722 million viewers (#13)
– 0.55 A18-49 (#9)

ELEAGUE (TBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.406 million viewers (#82)
– 0.26 HH
– 0.15 A18-49 (#77)
– 0.13 A18-34

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. Could I have the numbers for
    -‘Rosehaven’ (Sundance, 1am on 12/15, so probably part of the 12/14 ratings report)
    -‘101 People Who Made the 20th Century’ (Reelz, 1:30am on 12/16)?

    Thanks!

    • Rosehaven (Sundance, late 12/14 1:00-1:35 a.m.)
      – 98,000 viewers
      – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

      101 People Who Made the 20th Century (Reelz, late 12/15 1:30-2:30 a.m.)
      – 58,000 viewers
      – 0.01 adults 18-49 rating