The premiere of HBO’s documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” drew decent ratings Saturday. The film scored 1.56 million viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, above average for HBO’s nonfiction slate.

ESPN’s telecast of an NFL wild-card playoff game between Oakland and Houston (which also aired on ABC) was the top cable show of the day by a wide margin. The ESPN portion of the simulcast earned a 2.1 among adults 18-49 and 6.34 million viewers.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL WILDCARD L ESPN 4:20 PM 6,339 2.1
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,629 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,010 0.7
SPORTSCENTER EARLY L ESPN 8:01 PM 1,982 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,041 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,002 0.7
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,369 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,316 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,965 0.6
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 7:40 PM 1,494 0.6
TBS SAT MORNING MOVIE TBS NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,468 0.6
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:20 PM 1,459 0.6
BIG HERO 6 DISNEY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 2,405 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,827 0.6
TBS MOVIE SATURDAY TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 1,520 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 3:02 PM 1,703 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 2,090 0.6
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,153 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,014 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 2,042 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 4:40 PM 1,311 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,631 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,124 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,009 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,887 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 998 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,828 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 1:30 PM 1,223 0.5
NCAA FOOTBALL L ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,562 0.5
SP FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 2,039 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,809 0.5
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 900 0.4
WRECK-IT RALPH DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 1,748 0.4
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1,205 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,739 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 888 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,702 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,563 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 863 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 1,063 0.4
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 1,235 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,484 0.4
BRIGHT LIGHTS:CARRIE FISH HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,556 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 1,699 0.4
NFL PRIMETIME L ESPN 12:00 AM 788 0.4
LEGO MOVIE THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,442 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 8:30 PM 1,132 0.4
BUYERS BOOTCAMP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,697 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,495 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,016 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,870 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 782 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 878 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 994 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,765 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,465 0.4
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,567 0.4
LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 1,564 0.4
TBS SAT MORNING MOVIE TBS NETWORK 9:00 AM 927 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 853 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 907 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 1,413 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 817 0.4
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 733 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:01 AM 873 0.4
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,408 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 817 0.4
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 AM 964 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 806 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 747 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,068 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1,059 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 793 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 734 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 1,581 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 1,621 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:13 PM 700 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,843 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 1,549 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 797 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:00 AM 685 0.3
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1,038 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 784 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 959 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:00 AM 661 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:00 PM 1,719 0.3
KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,449 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,444 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 846 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,250 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 728 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,057 0.3
TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 1,318 0.3
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,190 0.3
FRIENDS TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 839 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 706 0.3
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,189 0.3
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,168 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:00 PM 1,636 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 870 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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