In a predictably quiet Friday night, it was ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 Orange Bowl that dominated over the rest of the cable ratings last week. The network’s broadcast of the main game between Michigan and Florida State scored the highest rating of the night, with a 3.4 rating in adults 18-49.

This was almost a full point higher than last year’s Orange Bowl, which scored a 2.6 at the time. It also became the second-most watched game of the 2016 college football season.

ESPN continued to rake in strong ratings throughout the rest of the night as well, with their pre-game and post-game coverage grabbing 2.1-1.6 ratings. Meanwhile, a late-night edition of “SportsCenter” rounded out the network’s coverage with a 1.0.

Outside of the night’s college football coverage, “Gold Rush” returned on The Discovery Channel with a 0.9, keeping in line with the series’ previous numbers this season.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday Dec. 30, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
ORANGE BOWL L ESPN 8:11 PM 11,461 3.4
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:58 PM 7,319 2.1
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 11:58 PM 5,541 2.0
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:17 PM 4,990 1.6
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 3:30 PM 5,026 1.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:11 AM 2,464 1.0
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,299 0.9
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 12:00 PM 3,128 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,733 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,688 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,453 0.7
UFC PPV PRELIMS L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 1,511 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,271 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 1,147 0.6
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,202 0.6
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,140 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:33 AM 1,221 0.5
ICE AGE DAWN DINOSAUR NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 2,288 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 1,011 0.5
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 1,022 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 1,042 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FREEFORM 7:00 PM 1,245 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 940 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 937 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,259 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 908 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 1,171 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,854 0.4
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 1,434 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 868 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 911 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,867 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 809 0.4
WHISKER HAVEN TALES DISNEY CHANNEL 9:55 AM 1,540 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 854 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 783 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 2,022 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 882 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 869 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 1,415 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 814 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 925 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 806 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,512 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 10:30 PM 919 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,048 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 1,328 0.4
BRAD NEELYS HARG NALLIN S ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 800 0.4
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 729 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 1,177 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 859 0.4
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 1,317 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 1:00 PM 1,181 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 729 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,864 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,919 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,825 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,258 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,011 0.3
DESCENDANTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,597 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:00 PM 1,290 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 12:00 PM 996 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 691 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 9:30 PM 809 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,846 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 1,011 0.3
TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:30 PM 1,005 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 908 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 735 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 851 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:30 PM 1,261 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,040 0.3
7TH HEAVEN UP 12:00 AM 691 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 990 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,595 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 773 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,824 0.3
RUSTY RIVETS NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,215 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 665 0.3
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 646 0.3
SPORTSCENTER AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 860 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:30 PM 1,041 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,486 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,457 0.3
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,374 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 923 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 732 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 PM 1,126 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,456 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 761 0.3
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 644 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 736 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 1,441 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 673 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 732 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 641 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 750 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,063 0.3
AFTERNOON MOVIE FREEFORM 3:30 PM 809 0.3
GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,347 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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