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Wednesday Cable Ratings: '24 Hours of A Christmas Story' Wins Day, 'Doctor Who', NBA Basketball & More

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December 27th, 2013

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The annual 24 Hours of A Christmas Story won Christmas with the highest rated telecast of the film at 10AM scoring a 2.1 adults 18-49 ratingNBA Basketball was the highest rated cable original, with the 8PM game garnering a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Doctor Who earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific show.

Below are the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day.

Wednesday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 10:00 AM 4953 2.1
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 12:00 PM 4232 1.7
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3836 1.4
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 8:00 AM 3592 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 3946 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 3766 1.4
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3660 1.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 3718 1.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 3470 1.3
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 2:00 PM 3472 1.3
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:00 PM 3395 1.3
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 10:34 PM 2730 1.2
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 4:00 PM 3109 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2625 1.1
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 11:59 AM 2779 1.1
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 PM 2538 1.1
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBSC 6:00 PM 3033 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2401 1.0
DOCTOR WHO: TIME/DOCTOR BBCA 9:00 PM 2472 1.0
AFTERNOON MOVIE FAM 3:00 PM 2432 0.9
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 9:00 PM 2317 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2696 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 2746 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1846 0.8
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 2:26 PM 2124 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 2370 0.8
Modern Family USA 10:00 PM 1733 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 2042 0.8
TBS MORNING MOVIE TBSC 6:00 AM 1701 0.8
AFTERNOON MOVIE FAM 1:00 PM 2128 0.8
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 9:00 PM 1901 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 2493 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1971 0.7
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 1778 0.7
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 2049 0.7
Modern Family USA 10:30 PM 1528 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 2293 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 2090 0.7
MOVIE, USA USA 10:30 AM 1571 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2359 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1652 0.7
DOCTOR WHO: MATT SMITH SP BBCA 8:00 PM 1543 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2130 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:26 AM 1275 0.6
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1436 0.6
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 11:00 AM 1528 0.6
Modern Family USA 11:00 PM 1286 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1956 0.6
CHRISTMAS MOVIE SPECIAL TNT 4:15 PM 1484 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1441 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1344 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:30 PM 1837 0.6
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 1:00 PM 1619 0.6
JEFF DUNHAMS VERY SPECIAL CMDY 7:59 PM 1888 0.6
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 7:00 PM 1438 0.6
JEFF DUNHAM: ARGUING CMDY 9:00 PM 1740 0.6
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 3:00 PM 1648 0.6
CHRISTMAS MOVIE SPECIAL TNT 2:45 PM 1428 0.6
Modern Family USA 11:30 PM 1090 0.5
Modern Family USA 12:00 AM 1138 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1278 0.5
JEFF DUNHAMS VERY SPECIAL CMDY 10:00 PM 1645 0.5
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 5:00 PM 1321 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:00 PM 1766 0.5
MULAN II DSNY 9:30 AM 2071 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 9:00 PM 1130 0.5
LILO & STITCH (MOVIE) DSNY 11:00 AM 2184 0.5
MODERN FAMILY USA 12:30 AM 993 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1197 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 6:00 PM 1665 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 5:30 PM 1261 0.5
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE AMC 3:00 PM 1954 0.5
XMAS DAY FAMILY ANIM MARA FX 11:04 PM 1210 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 5:30 PM 1643 0.5
CHRISTMAS MOVIE SPECIAL TNT 12:30 PM 1247 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:00 PM 1132 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 12:30 PM 1148 0.5
CHRISTMAS MOVIE SPECIAL TNT 10:45 AM 1222 0.5
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE 5:30 PM 1300 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 1:30 PM 1383 0.4
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 1072 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 8:00 AM 1057 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:30 PM 1463 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 10:30 PM 1845 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 12:00 AM 1444 0.4
COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST CMDY 11:00 PM 818 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 8:00 PM 1301 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 10:00 PM 1262 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 7:00 PM 1345 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 11:00 PM 1385 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 7:00 PM 1147 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 9:00 PM 1029 0.4
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE AMC 1:30 PM 1663 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 12:00 PM 1147 0.4
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUKE AMC 7:00 PM 2389 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 10:30 AM 1577 0.3
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 4:00 PM 1233 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 12:00 PM 1554 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 1:30 PM 1650 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 9:00 PM 1726 0.3

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Frank

    You’ll shoot your eye out!

  • John A

    Great for Doctor Who.

  • piggy

    Where’s Sunday’s cable ratings?

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I wonder how Doctor Who would do if picked up by a broadcast network. If CBS aired it on Saturdays it would be a nice step to broadcast originals on Saturday.

  • silvertron

    Doctor Who did relatively well, yes…but to me it does show how disconnected social media is sometimes from the average person. Looking at Tumblr or Twitter, you’d think Doctor Who was the most popular show ever. Even in the UK, where the show is a popular success, it was not the highest rated show of the night.

  • Oliver

    DOCTOR WHO: TIME/DOCTOR BBCA 9:00 PM 2472 1.0

    Woah, that’s amazing by BBCA’s standards, and likely a record high for the network. Smart scheduling.

  • Mike

    Does anyone have Wednesday’s South Beach Tow numbers? Thanks.

  • Carl

    @silvertron, the show hasn’t been as popular in the UK in recent years.

    For BBC America, these are terrific numbers.

    Looks like all those people who insisted A&E were hypocrites for having that Duck Dynasty marathon still watched it. Who is the hypocrite now?

  • TDS-Matt

    After finals Doctor Who is going to be second on Christmas Day (the biggest day of the year), and The Day of the Doctor will end up being the highest-rated non-soap of the year. It’s doing very well in the UK.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I get why TBS was ‘shamelessly promoting the new season of Cougar Town’. That 2.1 is huge for TBS. The largest I’ve seen before was once a 2.0 for a Big Bang Theory repeat

  • Oliver

    The coke-snorting overpaid TBS exec who thought repeating a movie for 24 hours would increase its ratings earned their money.

  • Victor Hugo

    Where is the Sunday Cable Ratings??

  • Victor Hugo

    I wanted to know how the Britney special did on E! on sunday

  • Mark3

    Love how a@e kept the duck marathon on even tho what they did to the dad was wrong as hell. One would think just pull the show from the network. O thats right they get massive ratings and a@e would b screwed. They kno thwy messed up bigtime by suspending him. Now they gotta work aroumd there mistake. Stupid libs and there anti free speech. They claim they love free speech….until someone disagrees with them. Classic!

  • TDS-Matt

    I don’t think you know what freedom of speech means.

  • iSayso

    Way to go, Ralphie!

  • Linda

    H50 never makes it into the list. What a mistake this show was for TNT. :-)

  • SP

    Duck Dynasty dropped significantly

  • coolioni

    Dr. Who has been doing awesome therse past 2 episodes.
    Ever since it moved over to BBC America from Syfy it has been doing way better.
    Yeara back in seasons 1-4 Dr. who would pill in around 1 million total same day viewers which is pretty low, even for SyFy ( At that time). These days anything over 1.0 million for SyFy seems to be the norm for scripted shows on that network.

    I really don’t think that a major broadcast network will ever take over Dr. Who in the USA . It just makes sense for it to be on BBC in every country that has a BBC network.

    The BBC definatly knows much better how to promote Dr. Who unlike Syfy which is horrible at promoting their own T.V. shows.

    I also would think that BBC America would get first chance on accepting the rights to the show compared to sany other network.

    I knwo that in the UK the past 3 years or so the the shows numbers have been dropping a bit, but they been real strong these past 2 episodes in the UK and here in the States.

    I am pretty sure the Live + 7 day in the UK will reach somewhere between 11-12 million viewers ans in the USA at least 3- 3.5 million, which is great for this show.

    I dont think it is a conincidence that ever since Steven Moffit has taken over Dr. Who the ratings have been slowly decling.

    It seems with him you either love him or you hate him.

    I am personally still trying tio figure out who I liked better either RTD or Steven Moffit !

    Now I wish they would bring back a season of Torchwood !

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