The day after Christmas was once again dominated by sports, although this time of the college variety.

The leading game of the night, broadcast on ESPN, featured the California Golden Bears getting defeated by the TCU Horned Frogs for a quaint 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Just below them, at 0.6, was the Minnesota Golden Gophers playing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Finally, rounding out the top 3 was “College Football Scoreboard” on the same network, which also scored a 0.6 rating.

Outside ESPN, the majority of cable originals took the night off, so there was little action. “Vikings” on History managed to hold its 0.4, a difficult feat in the immediate aftermath of a holiday. “Catfish: The TV Show” managed to do the same on MTV, clinging to its 0.3 rating for yet another week. HGTV’s “Property Brothers” clawed its way back up to 0.3, where it had been prior to falling to 0.2 last week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – CALIFORNIA/TCU ESPN 9:00 PM 2,700 0.7
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME -MINNESOTA/GEORGIA TECH ESPN 5:15 PM 2,686 0.6
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 8:23 PM 2,111 0.6
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN 1:30 PM 1,445 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:30 AM 1,182 0.4
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 2:03 PM 1,376 0.4
VIKINGS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,523 0.4
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 5:00 PM 1,203 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME 9:00 PM 1,588 0.3
SHATTERED INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,181 0.3
NFL LIVE ESPN 2:28 PM 1,208 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD 9:00 PM 899 0.3
CATFISH:THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 595 0.3
NBA: THE JUMP ESPN 3:30 PM 923 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY HOME 10:00 PM 1,326 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:01 AM 669 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 12:00 PM 598 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,365 0.2
HOMESTEAD RESCUE SPC DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 827 0.2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,129 0.2
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 499 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,116 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – NEWCASTLE/LIVERPOOL NBC SPORTS 9:57 AM 480 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 494 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE -CHELSEA/WATFORD NBC SPORTS 2:27 PM 409 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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