It was a sports-heavy Christmas night in the Monday cable ratings this week. ESPN’s broadcast of the Oakland vs Philadelphia “Monday Night Football” game led with a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49, up four-tenths from what “MNF” had raked in the week before. ESPN also scored the second-highest spot of the night with its broadcast of the Philadelphia vs New York NBA basketball game, which scored a 1.2 for itself.

BBC America’s annual “Doctor Who” Christmas special managed to grab the same 0.4 as last year’s special did also, despite this year’s episode being Peter Capaldi’s highly-anticipated final appearance as the Doctor. Additionally, the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Pittsburgh vs Houston football game raked in a 0.6 with 2.3 million viewers.

Meanwhile, USA’s Christmas day broadcast of “WWE Monday Night Raw” took a minor hit, falling one-tenth from its previous 1.0 to a 0.9 peak rating in its three-hour runtime. On VH1, “Love & Hip Hop” suffered a noticeable drop as well, after falling from a 0.8 to a 0.6 this time around.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Dec. 25, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:15 PM 11,735 3.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 12:00 PM 3,427 1.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:50 PM 3,324 1.2
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 7:30 PM 3,485 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,948 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,543 0.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,620 0.8
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:43 PM 1,540 0.7
NFL LIVE L ESPN 2:41 PM 1,954 0.7
NFLN TNF FTBLL SP-SUS NFL NETWORK 7:19 PM 2,158 0.6
NFLN TNF FOOTBALL SP NFL NETWORK 4:31 PM 2,300 0.6
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 8:00 PM 1,109 0.6
WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,605 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME SHOW TNT 10:30 PM 1,231 0.5
NFLN TNF POST-GAME SP NFL NETWORK 7:29 PM 1,619 0.5
AMERICAN DAD TBS 8:00 PM 863 0.4
DOCTOR WHO BBC AMERICA 9:00 PM 1,145 0.4
NFLN TNF SP PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 4:21 PM 1,374 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:56 AM 868 0.4
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 671 0.3
NFLN TNF SP PRE-GM NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,154 0.3
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 7:39 PM 1,024 0.3
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 10:01 PM 553 0.3
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 11:00 AM 842 0.3
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 1091 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

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