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Thursday Cable Final Nationals: LeBron James’ First Game Versus Lonzo Ball on TNT Tops Cable-Only Prime Time Telecasts Among Young Demos

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 Thursday, December 14 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

The First 48 (A&E, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.934 million viewers (#34)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#19)

Menendez Murders (A&E, 10:01 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.544 million viewers (#71)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#57)

King of the Hill (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.618 million viewers (#66)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#37)

American Dad (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.637 million viewers (#64)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#25)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.698 million viewers (#62)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#20)

American Dad (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.925 million viewers (#35)
– 0.45 A18-49 (#10)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.169 million viewers (#23)
– 0.58 A18-49 (#5)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.252 million viewers (#19)
– 0.61 A18-49 (#4)

Million Dollar Listing LA (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.916 million viewers (#37)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#25)

Top Chef (BRAVO, 10:00 PM, 75 min.)
– 0.784 million viewers (#47)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#29)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.233 million viewers (#21)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#29)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.127 million viewers (#25)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#32)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.065 million viewers (#30)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#44)

Vampirina (DISJR, 8:00 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.656 million viewers (#63)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#69)

Puppy Dog Pals (DISJR, 8:30 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.632 million viewers (#65)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#69)

PJ Masks (DISJR, 8:55 PM, 25 min.)
– 0.542 million viewers (#72)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#90)

Andi Mack (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.741 million viewers (#55)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#90)

Raven’s Home (DSNY, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.758 million viewers (#51)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#74)

Women’s College Volleyball Tournament: Semifinal: Penn State vs. Nebraska (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 174 min.)
– 0.784 million viewers (#47)
– 0.44 HH
– 0.24 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.23 A18-34

NCAA Studio Update (ESPN, 9:54 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.584 million viewers (#68)
– 0.33 HH
– 0.20 A18-49 (#57)
– 0.19 A18-34

Women’s College Volleyball Tournament: Semifinal: Stanford vs. Florida (ESPN, 10:25 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.491 million viewers (#78)
– 0.30 HH
– 0.20 A18-49 (#57)
– 0.19 A18-34

Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.819 million viewers (#42)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#32)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.008 million viewers (#3)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#29)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.247 million viewers (#1)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#22)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.470 million viewers (#6)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#36)

Big Screen Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (FRFM, 8:50 PM, 130 min.)
– 1.151 million viewers (#24)
– 0.51 A18-49 (#9)

Hallmark Original Movie: The Christmas Cottage (HALL, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.573 million viewers (#4)
– 0.40 A18-49 (#15)

Hallmark Original Movie: Sharing Christmas (HALL, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.153 million viewers (#7)
– 0.42 A18-49 (#12)

Suicide Squad (HBO, 8:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.459 million viewers (#81)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#54)

Flip or Flop Ft. Worth (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.070 million viewers (#29)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#37)

House Hunters Outside the Box (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.423 million viewers (#14)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#22)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.312 million viewers (#18)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#32)

American Pickers: Best of (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.318 million viewers (#17)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#49)

Curse of Oak Island First Look (HIST, 10:03 PM, 8 min.)
– 1.242 million viewers (#20)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#37)

Blood Relatives (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.964 million viewers (#33)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#49)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.128 million viewers (#8)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#37)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.107 million viewers (#2)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#17)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.483 million viewers (#5)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#44)

Hoodwinked Too! (NAN, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.809 million viewers (#46)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#49)

Full House (NAN, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.532 million viewers (#73)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#74)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.489 million viewers (#79)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#69)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (NAN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.505 million viewers (#76)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#60)

NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Game 2 (NFLN, 7:57 PM, 21 min.)
– 0.732 million viewers (#58)
– 0.49 HH
– 0.24 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.19 A18-34

NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Kick (NFLN, 8:18 PM, 9 min.)
– 1.108 million viewers (#26)
– 0.72 HH
– 0.34 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.25 A18-34

NFLN Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (NFLN, 8:27 PM, 170 min.)
– 1.952 million viewers (#9)
– 1.24 HH
– 0.64 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.42 A18-34

Paw Patrol (NKJR, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.738 million viewers (#57)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#90)

Paw Patrol (NKJR, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.715 million viewers (#59)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#83)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.492 million viewers (#13)
– 0.54 A18-49 (#8)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.584 million viewers (#11)
– 0.57 A18-49 (#6)

The Big Bang Theory (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.573 million viewers (#12)
– 0.55 A18-49 (#7)

NBA Pre-Game Show (TNT, 8:00 PM, 14 min.)
– 1.078 million viewers (#28)
– 0.72 HH
– 0.37 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.35 A18-34

NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT, 8:14 PM, 139 min.)
– 1.787 million viewers (#10)
– 1.13 HH
– 0.74 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.75 A18-34

NBA Basketball: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors (TNT, 10:33 PM, 146 min.)
– 1.391 million viewers (#16)
– 0.93 HH
– 0.62 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.61 A18-34

The Carbonaro Effect (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.432 million viewers (#82)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#65)

WWE Tribute to the Troops (USA, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.401 million viewers (#15)
– 0.80 HH
– 0.42 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.33 A18-34

Damnation (USA, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.502 million viewers (#77)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#83)

Tamar & Vince (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.707 million viewers (#61)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#32)

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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