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Monday Cable Final Nationals: NFL and NBA Help ESPN Take 4 of Top 5 Christmas Day Telecasts

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows on cable (by order of network) for Monday, December 25:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
269 113 AMERICAN DAD (R) ADSM 8:30 PM 30 616 0.25
149 69 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (R) ADSM 9:00 PM 30 808 0.33
117 57 AMERICAN DAD (R) ADSM 9:30 PM 30 892 0.37
76 42 BOB’S BURGERS (R) ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1101 0.45
62 28 BOB’S BURGERS (R) ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1174 0.52
57 24 FAMILY GUY (R) ADSM 11:00 PM 30 1213 0.57
54 23 FAMILY GUY (R) ADSM 11:30 PM 30 1242 0.60
64 26 RICK & MORTY (R) ADSM 12:00 AM 30 1159 0.55
87 36 ROBOT CHICKEN (R) ADSM 12:30 AM 15 1033 0.48
97 41 ROBOT CHICKEN (R) ADSM 12:45 AM 15 991 0.45
115 47 MORAL OREL (R) ADSM 1:00 AM 15 893 0.42
161 61 OFF THE AIR (R) ADSM 1:15 AM 15 767 0.36
179 66 BOB’S BURGERS (R) ADSM 1:30 AM 30 735 0.35
138 50 BOB’S BURGERS (R) ADSM 2:00 AM 30 828 0.40
131 55 FAMILY GUY (R) ADSM 2:30 AM 30 845 0.39
151 61 FAMILY GUY (R) ADSM 3:00 AM 30 805 0.36
166 70 AMERICAN DAD (R) ADSM 3:30 AM 30 753 0.33
282 101 BLACK JESUS (R) ADSM 4:00 AM 30 606 0.27
309 94 RICK & MORTY (R) ADSM 4:30 AM 30 581 0.27
325 96 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (R) ADSM 5:00 AM 30 561 0.27
304 90 KING OF THE HILL (R) ADSM 5:30 AM 30 584 0.28
404 150 THE A&E MOVIE (R): WALKING TALL AEN 11:03 PM 60 496 0.22
41 108 CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE (R): THE SHOOTIST AMC 11:30 AM 150 1446 0.26
45 136 CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE (R): RIO BRAVO AMC 4:30 PM 90 1360 0.23
36 147 CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE (R): THE COWBOYS (1972) AMC 7:30 PM 180 1535 0.22
70 52 DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON (P) BBCA 9:00 PM 86 1145 0.39
128 87 DOCTOR WHO: CAPALDI SP (P): FAREWELL TO CAPALDI BBCA 10:26 PM 34 861 0.28
103 84 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK (R): A MADEA CHRISTMAS BET 6:25 PM 155 961 0.29
155 125 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK (R): DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN BET 9:00 PM 185 791 0.24
160 129 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP (R): JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL XMAS CMDY 3:00 PM 60 779 0.24
269 133 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE (R): BAD SANTA CMDY 8:00 PM 120 616 0.23
212 119 SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 9:00 AM 60 685 0.24
181 90 FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 60 732 0.28
133 80 NBA PRE-GAME ESPN 11:00 AM 60 842 0.30
4 2 NBA REGULAR SEASON: PHILADELPHIA / NEW YORK ESPN 12:00 PM 161 3427 1.23
22 17 NFL LIVE ESPN 2:41 PM 59 1954 0.66
175 94 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE (R) ESPN 3:40 PM 20 739 0.27
3 5 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 7:30 PM 45 3485 0.98
1 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: OAKLAND / PHILADELPHIA ESPN 8:15 PM 215 11735 3.47
5 3 SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:50 PM 70 3324 1.17
52 34 SPORTSCENTER 12AM (R) ESPN 1:00 AM 60 1267 0.48
240 100 NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT: CLEVELAND / GOLDEN STATE ESPN 2:00 AM 120 648 0.27
77 82 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION: HP-SP02H FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1091 0.30
105 98 SP XMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE (R): WB-SP02H FOOD 10:00 PM 60 944 0.27
50 34 DAYTIME MOVIE (R): THE POLAR EXPRESS FRFM 12:35 PM 120 1321 0.48
26 14 AFTERNOON MOVIE (R): NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION FRFM 2:35 PM 130 1892 0.69
30 19 AFTERNOON MOVIE (R): SANTA CLAUSE, THE FRFM 4:45 PM 120 1705 0.64
28 15 BIG SCREEN MOVIE (R): ELF FRFM 6:45 PM 125 1855 0.68
27 12 BIG SCREEN MOVIE (R): NATL LAMP XMAS VACATION FRFM 8:50 PM 130 1859 0.75
115 86 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS FX 11:00 AM 120 893 0.29
46 43 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): SANTA CLAUSE 2 FX 1:00 PM 120 1348 0.45
81 60 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): CROODS FX 3:00 PM 120 1063 0.36
202 150 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): HOME FX 5:00 PM 120 693 0.22
109 75 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): MINIONS FX 7:00 PM 120 933 0.31
240 145 CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MAR. (R): HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 FX 9:00 PM 150 648 0.22
49 111 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): CHRISTMAS CONNECTION HALL 6:30 AM 90 1326 0.26
24 61 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): A GIFT TO REMEMBER HALL 8:00 AM 90 1925 0.36
14 46 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE (R): CHRISTMAS GETAWAY HALL 9:30 AM 90 2355 0.44
12 38 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): THE SWEETEST CHRISTMAS HALL 11:00 AM 90 2400 0.46
16 37 THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF (R): THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN HALL 12:30 PM 90 2282 0.47
13 39 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN HALL 2:00 PM 90 2358 0.46
17 40 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): WITH LOVE, CHRISTMAS HALL 3:30 PM 90 2255 0.46
21 48 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): CHRISTMAS NEXT DOOR HALL 5:00 PM 90 2048 0.41
11 49 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 6:30 PM 90 2406 0.41
2 29 WHEN CALLS THE HEART: WHEN CALLS THE HEART 5000 HALL 8:00 PM 90 3605 0.52
10 44 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): A DREAM OF CHRISTMAS HALL 9:30 PM 120 2443 0.45
32 85 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): SLEIGH BELLS RING HALL 11:30 PM 120 1635 0.29
71 138 HALLMARK MOVIE (R): NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS HALL 1:30 AM 90 1143 0.23
90 130 FIXER UPPER (R): HFXUP-504BH HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1027 0.23
56 118 FIXER UPPER (R): HFXUP-511BH HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1224 0.25
60 108 HOUSE HUNTERS (R): HNT-13109H HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1189 0.26
63 112 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL (R): HHINT-11207H HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1170 0.25
107 141 HOUSE HUNTERS (R): HNT-13304H HGTV 11:00 PM 30 942 0.22
146 116 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 6:00 AM 60 812 0.25
136 145 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 7:00 AM 60 834 0.22
118 137 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 8:00 AM 60 889 0.23
110 141 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 9:00 AM 60 912 0.22
104 140 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 10:00 AM 60 955 0.22
110 147 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 11:00 AM 60 912 0.22
99 135 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 12:00 PM 60 984 0.23
84 117 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 3:00 PM 60 1045 0.25
59 128 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 9:00 PM 60 1191 0.24
65 123 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 10:00 PM 60 1155 0.24
80 103 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 11:00 PM 60 1065 0.26
73 97 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 12:00 AM 60 1137 0.27
93 89 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 1:00 AM 60 1008 0.28
113 102 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 2:00 AM 60 907 0.27
102 104 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 3:00 AM 60 965 0.26
114 88 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 4:00 AM 60 904 0.28
144 107 HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KENDA (R) ID 5:00 AM 60 815 0.26
134 126 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT (R): THE HOLIDAY LIF 8:00 PM 182 841 0.24
226 67 TEEN MOM: THAT’S A WRAP 17 (P) MTV 9:00 PM 61 671 0.34
339 76 FLORIBAMA SHORE: FLORIBAMA 106 MTV 10:01 PM 61 553 0.31
319 123 THE GOLDBERGS (R): 420-A NIGHT TO REMEMBER NAN 6:00 AM 30 566 0.24
303 119 THE GOLDBERGS (R): 421-FONZIE SCHEME NAN 6:30 AM 30 586 0.24
187 144 FRIENDS (R): 138-UNAGI NAN 11:00 PM 30 716 0.22
162 92 FRIENDS (R): 139-ROSS DATES A STUDENT NAN 11:30 PM 30 763 0.28
143 76 FRIENDS (R): 140-JOEYS FRIDGE NAN 12:00 AM 30 818 0.31
158 81 FRIENDS (R): 141-MAC AND C.H.E.E.S.E. NAN 12:30 AM 30 786 0.30
231 98 TWO AND A HALF MEN: 211-LAST CHANCE TO SEE THOSE TATTOOS NAN 1:00 AM 32 662 0.27
239 105 TWO AND A HALF MEN: 212-A LUNGFUL OF ALAN NAN 1:32 AM 32 649 0.26
353 134 GEORGE LOPEZ (R): 111-GEORGE JOINS THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHA-TC NAN 2:04 AM 34 543 0.23
372 122 GEORGE LOPEZ (R): 115-GEORGE ROCKS TO THE MAX AND GETS DIS NAN 4:21 AM 33 523 0.24
331 110 GEORGE LOPEZ (R): 116-GEORGE GETS SMOKING MAD AT BENNY AND NAN 4:54 AM 34 556 0.26
341 114 GEORGE LOPEZ (R): 117-GEORGE CANT LET SLEEPING MEXICANS LI NAN 5:28 AM 32 551 0.25
98 83 NFLN TNF SP PRE-GM 1: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 3:30 PM 30 987 0.30
66 68 NFLN TNF SP PRE-GM: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 4:00 PM 21 1154 0.34
44 59 NFLN TNF SP PRE-KICK: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 4:21 PM 10 1374 0.36
15 22 NFLN TNF FOOTBALL SP: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 4:31 PM 168 2300 0.62
19 21 NFLN TNF FTBLL SP-SUS: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 7:19 PM 10 2158 0.62
34 32 NFLN TNF POST-GAME SP: 2017 WK 16 PIT VS HOU NFLN 7:29 PM 10 1619 0.50
91 72 TNF POST-GAME: TNF POST-GAME NFLN 7:39 PM 21 1024 0.32
234 139 SPONGEBOB (R): 28-PATCHY PIRATE PRSNTS SPONGEBOB XMAS S NICK 7:30 AM 30 660 0.23
169 130 SPONGEBOB (R): 175-ITS A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! NICK 8:00 AM 30 748 0.23
126 56 TBS MORNING MOVIE (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 6:00 AM 120 864 0.37
25 10 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 8:00 AM 120 1902 0.76
9 4 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 10:00 AM 120 2540 1.00
18 7 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 12:00 PM 120 2249 0.86
29 18 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 2:00 PM 120 1840 0.65
51 32 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 4:00 PM 120 1284 0.50
67 45 24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TBS 6:00 PM 120 1147 0.44
127 51 AMERICAN DAD TBS: 1208 SANTA, SCHMANTA TBS 8:00 PM 30 863 0.40
206 74 FAMILY GUY (R) TBS 8:30 PM 30 691 0.32
219 72 FAMILY GUY (R) TBS 9:00 PM 30 677 0.32
195 71 FAMILY GUY (R) TBS 9:30 PM 30 699 0.33
210 93 TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 6:00 AM 120 687 0.28
40 27 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 8:00 AM 120 1447 0.55
23 13 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 10:00 AM 120 1934 0.72
20 11 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 12:00 PM 120 2074 0.75
31 20 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 2:00 PM 120 1669 0.63
86 54 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 4:00 PM 120 1038 0.39
92 58 24HRS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY (R): A CHRISTMAS STORY TNT 6:00 PM 120 1015 0.37
100 61 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES (R): REMEMBER THE TITANS TNT 8:00 PM 150 980 0.36
55 31 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 10:30 PM 13 1231 0.50
35 16 NBA BASKETBALL: TIMBERWOLVES / LAKERS TNT 10:43 PM 133 1540 0.66
124 65 INSIDE THE NBA: INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:56 AM 38 868 0.36
391 121 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (R): 612 TRU 8:00 PM 30 511 0.24
426 147 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (R): HUMILIATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS TRU 8:30 PM 30 485 0.22
433 143 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (R): 621 TRU 9:00 PM 30 481 0.22
129 78 MOVIE, USA (R): GLADIATOR USA 10:00 AM 180 852 0.31
174 106 MOVIE, USA (R): THE GAME PLAN USA 1:00 PM 120 740 0.26
140 130 MOVIE, USA (R): JOURNEY 2: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND USA 3:00 PM 120 825 0.23
61 53 MOVIE, USA (R): MARVELS THE AVENGERS USA 5:00 PM 180 1188 0.39
6 6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT: WWE RAW USA 8:00 PM 60 2948 0.93
7 9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT: WWE RAW USA 9:00 PM 60 2620 0.79
8 8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT: WWE RAW USA 10:00 PM 71 2543 0.79
141 79 MODERN FAMILY (R): 409 WHEN A TREE FALLS USA 11:11 PM 30 822 0.30
258 115 MODERN FAMILY (R): 411 DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH USA 11:41 PM 30 621 0.25
75 25 LOVE AND HIP HOP 8: 809 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1109 0.56
79 29 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI TRAILER (R): LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI SNEAK PEEK VH1 9:00 PM 6 1068 0.52
363 126 LOVE AND HIP HOP 8 (R): 809 VH1 9:06 PM 61 532 0.24

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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