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Monday Cable Final Nationals: ‘SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt’ Scores Season-Best Post-‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings

ESPN won Monday night among all networks (broadcast or cable) in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) for the eighth time this season, thanks to “Monday Night Football”.
 
ESPN has also won the night among all key male and adult demos every week this season.

The Patriots-Dolphins telecast peaked from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET with an 8.3 US household rating and 13.4 million viewers.
 
In Boston, the game delivered a 10.1 rating on ESPN, an 18.9 on WCVB-ABC (MA) and a 2.8 on WMUR-ABC (NH), for a combined 31.8 rating in the market. In Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, the game delivered a 5.9 rating on ESPN and an 8.4 on WPLG-ABC, for a combined 14.3 rating in the market.
 
The top metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Providence (21.6), Hartford and New Haven and West Palm Beach (13.1), Jacksonville (11.5), Ft. Myers-Naples (11.2), New Orleans, San Diego and Washington DC (11.1), Albuquerque-Santa Fe (11.0), Buffalo and Pittsburgh (10.8).

Following the game, “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” averaged a 2.2 US household rating and 3.2 million viewers — the largest post-MNF audience and the highest rating of the season for Van Pelt.

(Source: ESPN)

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 Monday, December 11 (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.)
– 0.617 million viewers (#65)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#43)

American Dad (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.625 million viewers (#64)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#33)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.719 million viewers (#49)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#29)

American Dad (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.834 million viewers (#38)
– 0.41 A18-49 (#16)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.980 million viewers (#31)
– 0.48 A18-49 (#12)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.034 million viewers (#25)
– 0.51 A18-49 (#10)

Secret History of Comics (AMC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.419 million viewers (#84)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#39)

Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.498 million viewers (#17)
– 0.63 A18-49 (#8)

Relationshep (BRAVO, 10:01 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.603 million viewers (#68)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.031 million viewers (#26)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#39)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.920 million viewers (#33)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.005 million viewers (#28)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

Street Outlaws (DISC, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.936 million viewers (#12)
– 0.77 A18-49 (#6)

Goldie & Bear (DISJR, 8:00 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.705 million viewers (#51)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#64)

Puppy Dog Pals (DISJR, 8:30 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.674 million viewers (#54)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#64)

PJ Masks (DISJR, 8:55 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.583 million viewers (#73)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#74)

Andi Mack (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.772 million viewers (#43)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#61)

Stuck in the Middle (DSNY, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.702 million viewers (#52)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#68)

Bizaardvark (DSNY, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.669 million viewers (#55)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)

Liv and Maddie (DSNY, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.641 million viewers (#58)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#92)

Monday Night Countdown (ESPN, 6:00 PM, 135 min.)
– 1.610 million viewers (#14)
– 1.05 HH
– 0.56 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.47 A18-34

NFL Regular Season: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (ESPN, 8:15 PM, 217 min.)
– 11.782 million viewers (#1)
– 7.24 HH
– 3.80 A18-49 (#1)
– 2.98 A18-34

Holiday Baking Champion 4 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.580 million viewers (#15)
– 0.44 A18-49 (#13)

Christmas Cookie Challenge (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.323 million viewers (#19)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#20)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.856 million viewers (#5)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#36)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.878 million viewers (#3)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#34)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.233 million viewers (#9)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#36)

DFTW: Holiday Magic (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.901 million viewers (#34)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#20)

The Great Wall (HBO, 9:30 PM, 103 min.)
– 0.337 million viewers (#91)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)

House Hunters Outside the Box (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.004 million viewers (#29)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.267 million viewers (#21)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#39)

1980’s: Deadliest Decade (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.081 million viewers (#24)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#31)

People Magazine Investigates (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.291 million viewers (#20)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#27)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.071 million viewers (#10)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#45)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.073 million viewers (#2)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#26)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.330 million viewers (#8)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#36)

Teen Mom Season 7 (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.324 million viewers (#18)
– 0.71 A18-49 (#7)

Floribama Shore (MTV, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.810 million viewers (#41)
– 0.44 A18-49 (#13)

Full House (NAN, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.598 million viewers (#70)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#64)

Full House (NAN, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.605 million viewers (#67)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#68)

Full House (NAN, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.639 million viewers (#60)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#50)

Full House (NAN, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.632 million viewers (#62)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#46)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.592 million viewers (#72)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#39)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.593 million viewers (#71)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#43)

Peppa Pig (NKJR, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.749 million viewers (#45)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#68)

Peppa Pig (NKJR, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.821 million viewers (#39)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#74)

Paw Patrol (NKJR, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.647 million viewers (#57)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)

Paw Patrol (NKJR, 10:00 PM, 27 min.)
– 0.567 million viewers (#74)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#83)

Tarantula (TBS, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.376 million viewers (#88)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#74)

Long Lost Family (TLC, 8:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 1.190 million viewers (#22)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

WWE RAW (USA, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.876 million viewers (#4)
– 1.74 HH
– 0.87 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.73 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.608 million viewers (#6)
– 1.58 HH
– 0.82 A18-49 (#5)
– 0.68 A18-34

WWE RAW (USA, 10:00 PM, 72 min.)
– 2.570 million viewers (#7)
– 1.58 HH
– 0.85 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.69 A18-34

Love and Hip Hop 8 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.843 million viewers (#13)
– 0.94 A18-49 (#2)

Scared Famous (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.006 million viewers (#27)
– 0.51 A18-49 (#10)

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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