Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sunday Cable Ratings - 'Thursday Night Football,' 'NBA Basketball,' 'When Calls the Heart,' 'Doctor Who,' 'The Librarians' & More!

On December 25, 2016, NFL Network's Thursday Night Football was the highest rated show on cable with a 4.50 - followed by ESPN's NBA Basketball (1.36), Hallmark's When Calls the Heart (0.51) and BBC America's Doctor Who (0.45).

Thursday Night Football was the most viewed program with 14.772 million viewers - followed by NBA Basketball (3.687), When Calls the Heart (3.657) and TNT's The Librarians (1.651).


                                                   The Cable Ratings for Sunday, December 25


Show
Network
Time
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
1
Thursday Night Football
NFL
4:30 PM
4.50
14.772
2
NBA Basketball
ESPN
12:00 PM
1.36
3.687
3
NBA Basketball
ESPN
10:34 PM
0.65
1.609
4
NBA Basketball
ESPN
7:59 PM
0.52
1.389
5
When Calls the Heart
Hallmark
8:00 PM
0.51
3.657
6
Doctor Who
BBCA
9:00 PM
0.45
1.142
7
The Librarians
TNT
8:00 PM
0.41
1.651
8
PBA Bowling
ESPN
2:38 PM
0.35
1.060
9
Holiday Baking Championship
Food
9:00 PM
0.32
1.288
10
Guy’s Grocery Games
Food
8:00 PM
0.27
0.917
11
Stalked by My Mother
LMN
8:00 PM
0.24
0.916
12
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Food
10:00 PM
0.22
0.805
13
PBA Bowling
ESPN
3:38 PM
0.18
0.637
14
Sister Wives
TLC
8:00 PM
0.14
0.524
15
Alaska: Water and Ice
Travel
9:00 PM
0.07
0.262

No rating information was made immediately available for PBS' Call the Midwife and The Hollow Crown.


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.