New Year’s Eve was a pretty quiet day on cable, with CNN and Fox News coverage of the calendar turning earning several spots near the top.

CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” snagged the two top spots among adults 18-49 with 0.7 and 0.6 ratings. The 12:30 a.m. portion of the coverage drew 2.34 million viewers and the 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. marathon averaged 2.23 million.

Fox News’ “All American New Year’s” had its best hour at 11 p.m. ET with 2.28 million viewers and a 0.3 in adults 18-49.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE CNN 12:30 AM 2,339 0.7
NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE CNN 8:00 PM 2,228 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,471 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 9:00 AM 893 0.3
ALL AMERICAN NEW YEAR’S FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 2,284 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:14 PM 947 0.3
ALL AMERICAN NEW YEAR’S FOX NEWS 12:00 AM 2,029 0.3
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,091 0.3
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 946 0.3
ALL AMERICAN NEW YEAR’S FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,023 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 8:00 AM 665 0.3
COUNTDOWN TO 2018 FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 1,741 0.2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 6:00 PM 769 0.2
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:07 PM 805 0.2
GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN FOOD 12:00 PM 910 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY PRIME NFL NETWORK 9:00 PM 653 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:30 PM 612 0.2
BOBBY AND DAMARIS FOOD 11:30 AM 972 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 7:00 AM 522 0.2
COUNTDOWN TO 2018 FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 1,315 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 1,764 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 494 0.2
AMERICA’S NEWS HQ FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 1,373 0.2
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 1,448 0.2
MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 1,366 0.2

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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