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Saturday Final Nationals: NFL Network Rules the Night with Washington-Philadelphia

A special Saturday night edition of “Thursday Night Football” featuring the Washington football team clinching the NFC East division with a 38-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles led NFL Network to rule the night on television. The network averaged 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 in prime time (8-11 p.m.). NFL Network nearly doubled CBS in total viewers and more than tripled ABC among adults 18-49.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/4 3410 0.7/2 0.9/3
3:30 College Football: Pinstripe Bowl: Indiana vs. Duke (thru 7:30) 2.3/5 3770 0.6/4 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos (r) 2.0/4 3451 0.4 0.7/2 0.9/3
9:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos (r) 1.9/3 3345 0.5 0.7/2 0.9/3
10:00 20/20 Saturday 2.1/4 3421 0.3 0.7/2 0.9/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 3940 0.5/2 0.9/3
2:20 College Football: Sun Bowl: Washington State vs. Miami (thru 5:59) 2.9/7 4700
8:00 Crimetime Saturday: Hawaii Five-0 (r) 2.0/4 3319 0.3 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 48 Hours Presents (r) 2.8/5 4252 0.3 0.6/2 0.9/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1536 0.3 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 The Sound of Music Live! (r) 1.0/2 1536 0.2 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1270 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Bones (r) 1.0/2 1466 0.3 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Sleepy Hollow (r) 0.7/1 1077 0.2 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 1072 0.4/1
7:00 Laura Pausini: Simil (s) (thru 8:00) 0.5/1 854 0.2/1
9:00 Sabadazo 0.5/1 1072 0.4/1

Cable Rankings – Saturday 12/26/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Saturday, December 26:


  1. “NFL Football: Washington @ Philadelphia” (NFL Network, 8:27-11:48 p.m.): 8.147 million, 3.219 million adults 18-49 (2.54 rating)

  2. “College Football: Foster Farms Bowl: UCLA vs. Nebraska” (ESPN, 9:52 p.m.-12:40 a.m.): 4.046 million, 1.322 million adults 18-49 (1.04 rating)

  3. “NFL Pre-Kick” (NFL Network, 8:00-8:27 p.m.): 3.869 million, 1.474 million adults 18-49 (1.16 rating)

  4. “College Football: Camping World Independence Bowl: Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech” (ESPN, 5:55-9:52 p.m.): 3.416 million, 1.043 million adults 18-49 (0.82 rating)

  5. “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark, 8 p.m. – season premiere): 2.488
  6. “NCIS” (USA, 10 p.m.): 2.272

  7. Movie: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005) (ABC Family, 6:15 p.m.): 2.259

  8. “NCIS” (USA, 8 p.m.): 2.239

  9. “NCIS” (USA, 9 p.m.): 2.146

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.120
  11. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.071

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 1.994

  13. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 1.915

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 1.907

  15. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 1.699
  16. Movie: “The Game Plan” (2007) (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 1.654

  17. “Stalked By My Doctor” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): 1.470

  18. Movie: “Christmas Incorporated” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 1.442

  19. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.421

  20. “Tiny House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.420

For the entire week of December 21-27, 2015 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is +2 percent in total viewership (1.009 million vs. 0.990 million) and -2 percent among Adults 18-49 (576,000 vs. 586,000) from one week earlier. (programminginsider.com)









PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A18-49
rtg
8:00 The Oblongs (r) 696 0.23
8:30 King of the Hill (r) 669 0.27
9:00 King of the Hill (r) 665 0.28
9:30 The Cleveland Show (r) 963 0.43
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 The Cleveland Show (r) 1321 0.53
10:30 American Dad (r) 1421 0.60
11:00 Family Guy (r) 1549 0.72
11:30 Family Guy (r) 1548 0.72

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PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rtg
A1849
(000)
12:00a One Piece (r) 1046 0.47 596
12:30a One Piece (r) 834 0.36 457
1:00a One Piece (r) 675 0.32 405
1:30a One Piece (r) 624 0.30 376
ProgrammingInsider.com
2:00a One Piece (r) 518 0.27 338
2:30a One Piece (r) 474 0.24 309
3:00a One Piece (r) 463 0.23 291






PROGRAM VWRS
(000)
A1849
rtg
3:30a The Cleveland Show (r) 550 0.29
4:00a The Cleveland Show (r) 634 0.34
ProgrammingInsider.com
4:30a American Dad (r) 715 0.38
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 723 0.39
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 715 0.40

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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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. Visitors requesting ratings are only allowed a MAXIMUM of TWO shows per query. You cannot make additional requests until the prior ones you had made are addressed.

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    • Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 12/26 8:00-8:30 p.m.) 1.072 million viewers

      Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 12/26 8:30-9:00 p.m.) 1.034 million viewers

  2. Interesting website. I do like this comment format because I’ll get a notification if somebody replies to me directly

  3. Could you post ratings for FOOD’s Farmhouse Rules (R, 10:30A) and The Kitchen (R, 11:00A), please? Congratulations on the great site!!! Love it!!!

    • Farmhouse Rules (Food Network, 12/26 10:30-11:00 a.m.) 1.052 million viewers, 0.2 adults 18-49 rating

      The Kitchen (Food Network, 12/26 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) 1.188 million viewers, 0.2 adults 18-49 rating

  4. Hi SonoftheBronx, do you have ‘Demons in the City of Angels’ (8pm & 9pm) and ‘Dr. Feelgood’ on Reelz from this day? Thank you!

    • Demons in the City of Angels (Reelz, 12/26 8:00-9:00 p.m.) 71,000 viewers, 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

      Demons in the City of Angels (Reelz, 12/26 9:00-10:00 p.m.) 55,000 viewers, 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

      Dr. Feelgood: Elvis Presley (Reelz, 12/26 10:00-11:00 p.m.) 136,000 viewers, 0.01 adults 18-49 rating