The cable ratings continued their post-Christmas coma, allowing ESPN to nab the top slots yet again.

In first place, the Miami Hurricanes were shut out by the Wisconsin Badgers, taking home a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49.  This was up 0.4 from last week’s leader, which had seen Texas Tech battling Duke. In second place, the Baylor Bears beat the Vanderbilt Commodores to secure a nearly-identical 0.9 rating, just a hair beneath the top slot. Finally, in third place, for the second night in a row, was ESPN’s “College Football Scoreboard” at 0.8.

Elsewhere, “Floribama Shore” on MTV maintained a 0.4 rating yet again. “Dr. Pimple Popper” climbed from 0.3 to 0.4 on TLC. Bravo’s “Top Chef” managed to tick up just one-tenth to a 0.4 rating, while cooking counterpart “Beat Bobby Flay” stood tough at 0.3 on Food Network.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, December 27, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – MIAMI (FL)/WISCONSIN ESPN 5:16 PM 3,790 0.9
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – BAYLOR/VANDERBILT ESPN 9:00 PM 3,343 0.9
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 8:12 PM 2,886 0.8
NBA BASKETBALL: CELTICS/ROCKETS TNT 8:15 PM 1,949 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL: 76ERS/JAZZ TNT 10:30 PM 1,293 0.5
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 5:06 PM 2,020 0.5
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 9:01 PM 739 0.4
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – TEMPLE/DUKE ESPN 1:30 PM 1,801 0.4
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 8:00 PM 659 0.4
TOP CHEF BRAVO 9:00 PM 960 0.4
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS IS ZIT TLC 9:00 PM 1,624 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 12:54 AM 969 0.3
NBA TIP-OFF TNT 8:00 PM 995 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,319 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,276 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 8:30 PM 1,166 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 9:30 PM 1,231 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 925 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 619 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:00 AM 574 0.3
NIGHT THAT DIDNT END INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,140 0.3
DEAD SILENT INVESTIGATION 9:00 PM 1,071 0.3
CASE THAT HAUNTS ME, THE INVESTIGATION 11:00 PM 1,066 0.2
AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,418 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME 8:00 PM 1,231 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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