Christmas Eve was unsurprisingly not a big day for TV viewing, with almost half of the top 25 original shows on cable managing just a 0.1 rating among adults 18-49.

The top program of the day was ESPN’s telecast of the Hawaii Bowl between Fresno State and Houston. It drew 2.09 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. ESPN had all five shows that drew 0.3s or better, with “NFL Countdown” and three editions of “Sportscenter” rounding out the top 5.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
HAWAII BOWL ESPN 8:30 PM 2,086 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,161 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:00 PM 1,391 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:19 AM 851 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 9:00 AM 747 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:00 AM 517 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS 8:00 AM 1,729 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 712 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 1,750 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 469 0.2
STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 790 0.2
INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 737 0.2
MYSTICONS NICK 8:30 AM 395 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS 7:00 AM 1,324 0.1
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 7:00 AM 427 0.1
RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 845 0.1
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 1,379 0.1
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 PM 388 0.1
UFC SPECIAL PRESENTATION FS1 10:00 PM 357 0.1
FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 770 0.1
PBA BOWLING ESPN 1:00 PM 435 0.1
90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW TLC 7:00 PM 401 0.1
GINORMOUS FOOD FOOD 4:30 PM 461 0.1
90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW TLC 9:00 PM 429 0.1
MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 1297 0.1

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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