Once again, the NFL Network won the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings last week with their continued coverage of “Thursday Night Football.” After taking a minor hit in the previous week, the network’s broadcast of the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia game scored a minor increase from a 1.2 to a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49.

The network’s pre and post-game shows held steady also, maintaining their 0.7 and 0.5 ratings.

Meanwhile, TNT’s broadcast of the San Antonio vs. LA Clippers NBA basketball game managed a modest 0.4, two-tenths lower than the previous week’s 0.6. On Lifetime, “Project Runway” continued to hold steady in its current season with a 0.4.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 3,574 1.3
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,735 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,641 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,570 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,877 0.7
NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:18 PM 2,018 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,688 0.7
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FREEFORM 6:45 PM 1,483 0.7
NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:38 PM 1,716 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,417 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,724 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,323 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 1,228 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 984 0.5
NFLN THU NT PRE-GM2 NFL NETWORK 7:59 PM 1,340 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,075 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,113 0.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FREEFORM 8:55 PM 1,201 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 993 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 913 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 999 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,045 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 1,059 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,360 0.4
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND FL HISTORY 8:53 PM 1,764 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 928 0.4
LIGA MX 12/22 UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:34 PM 859 0.4
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 770 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,805 0.4
ICE AGE NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,755 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,229 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 892 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,064 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 879 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,783 0.4
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,294 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,580 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 842 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 832 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 839 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:59 PM 1,099 0.4
NBA BASKETBALL TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:51 PM 977 0.4
INFOMERCIALS ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 696 0.4
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,785 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 849 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 823 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 2,198 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 670 0.4
ALONE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,543 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 2,001 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 1,759 0.4
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 1,339 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,774 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 840 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,745 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 784 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 777 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 921 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 818 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,943 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 827 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 1,681 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 1,025 0.3
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 637 0.3
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 778 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 12:00 AM 1,572 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 755 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 787 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 945 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 639 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,060 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 900 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,170 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 614 0.3
NIGHTWATCH A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 962 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 1,254 0.3
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,143 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,466 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY L ESPN 6:00 PM 759 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 1,095 0.3
NFLN THU NT PRE-GM1 NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 848 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 3:30 PM 1,226 0.3
MOTIVES & MURDERS:CRACKIN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 3:00 AM 849 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 956 0.3
FRINGE ACQUIRED MOVIES FREEFORM 3:05 PM 772 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 1,142 0.3
HOME ALONE:HOLIDAY HEIST DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,676 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,408 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 709 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,013 0.3
PPG 2016 THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 1,010 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 917 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,754 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,235 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 1,076 0.3
STEVEN UNIVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 974 0.3
TOP CHEF BRAVO 10:00 PM 784 0.3
SEINFELD TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 756 0.3
SO MUCH YOU CAN DO DISNEY JUNIOR 5:25 PM 974 0.3
STEVEN UNIVERSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:30 PM 907 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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