“Monday Night Football” was the No. 1 show for the week of Dec. 12-18 by a wide margin — despite not adding any meaningful amount of viewers after three days of DVR playback (which is typical for live sports).

ESPN’s telecast earned a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49. “Love & Hip Hop” on VH1 was second in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.8, up half a point from its initial airing. In viewers, Hallmark’s movie “My Christmas Love” (5.24 million, +648,000) came in second to “Monday Night Football” (13.03 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Dec. 12-18, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAVENS/PATRIOTS ESPN 4.2 0.0 0%
2 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 9 p.m. VH1 1.8 0.5 38%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.6 0.6 60%
LOVE AND HIP HOP – 8 p.m. VH1 1.6 0.4 33%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5 0.4 36%
6 NFL FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/JETS NFLN 1.3 0.0 0%
7 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.2 0.6 100%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.2 0.3 33%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.2 0.4 50%
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAMS/SEAHAWKS NFLN 1.2 0.0 0%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
15 VIKINGS HIST 1.0 0.4 67%
SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1.0 0.4 67%
17 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.9 0.4 80%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 0.3 50%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.2 29%
20 TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
MOONSHINERS DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.8 0.3 60%
MY CHRISTMAS LOVE HALL 0.8 0.2 33%
SLEIGH BELLS RING HALL 0.8 0.1 14%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.8 0.4 100%
TEEN MOM II WEEKEND AT COREY’S MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
TEEN MOM OG UNSEEN MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.8 0.2 33%
THE LIBRARIANS’ TNT 0.8 0.3 60%
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – P VH1 0.8 0.2 33%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Dec. 12-182016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAVENS/PATRIOTS ESPN 13,028 105 1%
2 MY CHRISTMAS LOVE HALL 5,243 648 14%
3 SLEIGH BELLS RING HALL 4,803 630 15%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,772 1,425 43%
5 NFL FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/JETS NFLN 4,420 34 1%
6 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3,876 1,058 38%
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 3,773 69 2%
8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 3,670 77 2%
9 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3,619 31 1%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,403 846 33%
11 VIKINGS HIST 3,391 1,336 65%
12 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 3,389 541 19%
13 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3,385 1,021 43%
14 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 9 p.m. VH1 3,346 797 31%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,324 392 13%
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,124 407 15%
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,112 477 18%
18 THE KELLY FILE – WEDS. FXNC 3,058 18 1%
19 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAMS/SEAHAWKS NFLN 2,987 29 1%
20 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 8 p.m. VH1 2,969 680 30%
21 THE KELLY FILE – TUES. FXNC 2,968 25 1%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 2,967 14 0%
23 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 2,892 47 2%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 2,884 1,151 66%
25 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 2,873 1016 55%

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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