The first day of 2017 was a quiet on in the cable ratings, with no show reaching a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” came closest with a 0.9, but it was down a little from its season average.

FX’s showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” ESPN’s “NFL Countdown” and a handful of repeats tied for second in the 18-49 demographic at 0.7. Hallmark’s movie “A Rose for Christmas” led the day in viewers with just under 3.5 million.

Top 100 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,277 0.9
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,832 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,500 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,043 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,044 0.7
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 11:00 AM 1,833 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:30 PM 1,509 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,003 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,019 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,321 0.6
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,235 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,934 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,969 0.6
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,675 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:58 PM 1,191 0.5
SPONGEBOB ATLANTIS PANTIS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,875 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,495 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:45 AM 1,850 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,014 0.5
WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,630 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,449 0.5
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 2,099 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,116 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,422 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 958 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 951 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:45 PM 1,419 0.5
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 1,821 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 1:50 PM 1,069 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 10:15 PM 1,418 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,583 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 1,096 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 1,088 0.5
LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,779 0.4
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 1,262 0.4
SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,526 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:10 AM 1,020 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,507 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 7:16 PM 1,364 0.4
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 909 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,578 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 864 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,362 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,125 0.4
SPIKE TV MOVIE SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 880 0.4
NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:45 PM 1,124 0.4
SHREK THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,370 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 977 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 6:31 PM 1,273 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,454 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 854 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,504 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 12:35 AM 862 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 841 0.4
NEW YEARS DAY MOVIE TBS NETWORK 2:45 PM 1,116 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,398 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 821 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 852 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 851 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 828 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 816 0.4
MOVIE- CO PRO PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,373 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:45 PM 1,199 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 851 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 1,917 0.4
TINY LUXURY HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 1,515 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,002 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,260 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 830 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,177 0.4
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 773 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 2:00 PM 1,209 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 849 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 802 0.4
COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,031 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 821 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 765 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 1,446 0.4
I, WITNESS INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 7:00 PM 1,337 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,326 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 12:00 PM 1,214 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 10:00 PM 968 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,532 0.3
BEYOND FREEFORM 9:00 PM 946 0.3
SP HGTV DREAM HOME HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,508 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 2:45 PM 1,154 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,142 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 1,221 0.3
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN 3:00 AM 667 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,313 0.3
PAWN STARS HISTORY 10:00 PM 1,134 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 857 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,370 0.3
SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 691 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 PM 1,631 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,044 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 AM 1,116 0.3
MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 7:00 PM 1,031 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 1,377 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,115 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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