A live sports broadcast and a classic holiday movie were the winners of the Wednesday cable ratings this week.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Boston vs. Toronto NBA game topped the day’s chart with a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.32 million viewers. Meanwhile, the network’s broadcasts of the later Clippers vs. Lakers (0.7, 1.77 million) and New Orleans vs. Denver (0.7, 1.71 million) games landed a little lower in the chart.
Similar to its dominance over the Tuesday cable chart, TBS’ annual “24 Hours of ‘A Christmas Story'” marathon maintained a major presence over the chart, claiming 6 of the day’s top 25 spots. The network’s 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 8 a.m. broadcasts of the film were the highest-rated of the day, scoring 1.0 and 0.8 ratings, respectively.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, December 25, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/TORONTO||ESPN||12:12 PM||3,324||1.2|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||10:00 AM||2,580||1.0|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||12:00 PM||2,242||0.8|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||8:00 AM||2,008||0.8|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA CLIPPERS/LA LAKERS||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,772||0.7|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON – NEW ORLEANS/DENVER||ESPN||10:39 PM||1,705||0.7|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||11:00 AM||1,825||0.6|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||2:00 PM||1,639||0.6|
|NBA COURTSIDE||ESPN||12:00 PM||1,561||0.5|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||1:00 PM||1,501||0.5|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||9:00 AM||1,595||0.5|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||3:00 PM||1,310||0.4|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||4:00 PM||1,308||0.4|
|NFL LIVE||ESPN||2:34 PM||1,265||0.4|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||5:00 PM||1,144||0.4|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||3,016||0.4|
|24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY||TBS||6:00 PM||1,194||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||12:55 AM||886||0.4|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||7:00 PM||1,030||0.3|
|24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY||TNT||7:00 AM||903||0.3|
|LIVE PD SPECIALS: TOP 40 MOMENTS 2019 (PT2)||A&E||10:00 PM||928||0.3|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||852||0.3|
|LIVE PD SPECIALS||A&E||8:00 PM||966||0.3|
|PEYTONS PLACES||ESPN||4:00 PM||764||0.3|
|HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE||INVESTIGATION||9:00 PM||1,247||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.