It’s December, which means that a fair portion of the approximately 11,000 annual showings of “Elf” will be a presence in the cable ratings for the next several weeks.

So it was Saturday, when a showing of the Will Ferrell movie on Freeform, part of the channels 25 Days of Christmas programming, grabbed the top 18-49 rating of the day (0.8). Hallmark’s movie “A Dream of Christmas” was No. 1 in viewers with 3.79 million and tied for third in adults 18-49 at 0.6.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FREEFORM 8:50 PM 2,159 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,602 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,523 0.6
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,793 0.6
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,426 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,347 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,540 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,637 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,165 0.5
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FREEFORM 4:40 PM 1,456 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,124 0.5
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FI TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,465 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,494 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,656 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,592 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,963 0.5
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,062 0.5
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,840 0.5
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,930 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,921 0.5
AMC MOVIE AMC 8:00 PM 1,410 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,755 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,541 0.4
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FREEFORM 6:45 PM 1,309 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 10:30 PM 1,169 0.4
FINDING NEMO DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,585 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 818 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 2,496 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 2,337 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 950 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 1,500 0.4
KEANU HBO PRIME 8:16 PM 960 0.4
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE L FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 1,032 0.4
LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 10:03 AM 913 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,821 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 11:30 PM 802 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 2:00 PM 2,167 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 12:30 AM 750 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 6:00 PM 2,220 0.4
BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF HBO PRIME 5:40 PM 808 0.4
BROTHERS TAKE NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,517 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 12:00 AM 750 0.4
HUNTER X HUNTER ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 845 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 868 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 937 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,698 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 1,543 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 2:05 PM 1,065 0.4
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALLMARK CHANNEL 4:00 PM 1,986 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 1,631 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,652 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 965 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 6:30 PM 1,021 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 832 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 7:30 PM 766 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 1:00 AM 688 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 4:30 PM 934 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,570 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,635 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 8:30 PM 771 0.4
BROTHERS TAKE NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,486 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 7:00 PM 756 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,047 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 8:00 PM 748 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 847 0.3
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,373 0.3
MR NEIGHBORS HOUSE ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 689 0.3
LIGA MX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:31 PM 764 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 6:30 PM 783 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 1,021 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 10:30 PM 755 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 11:00 AM 679 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 820 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 10:30 AM 650 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 11:00 PM 704 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 853 0.3
ULTIMATE FIGHTER PRELIM L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 887 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 1,147 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 6:00 PM 747 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 9:00 PM 696 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 1:30 AM 658 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,510 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 828 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 12:00 AM 776 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 11:30 AM 673 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,300 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 996 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:55 PM 850 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:00 PM 1,568 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 874 0.3
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 12:30 PM 783 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 1,309 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 1,009 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 10:00 PM 696 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 1,225 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 3:00 PM 767 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 2:00 AM 633 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 828 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 811 0.3
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 726 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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