Top 100 Shows: December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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Top Programs of the Week (12/28/2015 - 1/3/2016)

NBC Sunday Night Football ended its season with a bang, as the Vikings victory over the Packers in the de-facto NFC North Championship Game hauled in an impressive 7.9 rating in adults 18-49 and over 24.3 million viewers.

  • The 24.3 million total viewers figure is up +17% from the 2014 finale.
  • NBC Sunday Night Football has posted its most-watched and highest-rated season of all time.

The College Football Playoff semifinal, which featured a blowout win for Alabama over Michigan State, was the #1 cable original of the week. Televised by ESPN, the New Year's Eve primetime matchup averaged a 5.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6 million total viewers. These figures are significantly down from the comparable CFP semifinal earlier in 2015 (Ohio State vs. Alabama - Sugar Bowl).

Monday Night Football also had a big night. The season finale (Dec. 28) scored numbers that were significantly up from the previous week, thus giving ESPN a dominant victory over the cable landscape last week.

ABC Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest was the #2 broadcast program of the week, hauling in numbers that were consistently with the 2014 edition of the long-running program.

A handful of original series on broadcast returned after this past week after taking Christmas week off.

CBS' 60 Minutes was by far the highest-rated entertainment series of the week, grabbing a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and over 15.3 million viewers in total.

The Simpsons finished #2 in adults 18-49, followed by Family Guy.

NFL overrun always plays a significant role in ratings for the 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday night series, and that was most definitely the case this past week.

Top 10 Cable Series of the Week (Adults 18-49%):

  1. VH1 - Love & Hip Hop, season 6 (1.5)
  2. Bravo - The Real Housewives of Atlanta (1.4)
  3. Discovery - Gold Rush (1.3)
  4. USA - WWE Raw, 8 p.m. (1.2)
  5. E! - Keeping up with the Kardashians (1.2)
  6. USA - WWE Raw, 9 p.m. (1.2)
  7. USA - WWE Raw, 10 p.m. (1.2)
  8. Discovery - Alaskan Bush People (1.1)
  9. VH1 - Black Ink Crew Chicago (1.1)
  10. History - Curse of Oak Island (0.95)

Gold Rush was the most-watched cable entertainment series of the week, averaging 4.2 million total viewers.

<p>Originator</p><p>Program</p><p>Telecast Date</p><p>Telecast Time</p><p>Common Day of Week</p><p>Indicators</p><p>P18-49 Rtg%</p><p>P18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

NBC

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (MIN vs. GB)

01/03/2016

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

7.91

10033

9.63

11437

24286

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

01/03/2016

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

5.65

7165

6.88

8171

17750

ESPN

CFP SEMIFINAL L (MSU vs. ALA)

12/31/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

5.51

6989

6.46

7673

18552

ESPN

COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L

12/31/2015

8:08 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

5.45

6911

6.31

7494

18090

CBS

CBS NFL REG POST GUN

01/03/2016

7:51 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

5.21

6605

6.66

7908

19390

ESPN

COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L

12/31/2015

8:01 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

5.07

6432

5.90

7005

16764

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L (CIN vs. DEN)

12/28/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

4.81

6095

5.81

6897

15806

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

01/03/2016

7:57 PM

SUNDAY

4.19

5318

5.10

6060

12809

ABC

PRIMETIME NYRE '16 PT 2

12/31/2015

9:59 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

3.91

4963

4.52

5369

13015

FOX

FOX NFL SUNDAY-PST GN-NAT

01/03/2016

7:31 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

2.98

3778

3.48

4136

8845

CBS

60 MINUTES

01/03/2016

7:55 PM

SUNDAY

2.77

3517

3.98

4724

15357

FOX

OT, THE

01/03/2016

7:35 PM

SUNDAY

2.64

3348

3.13

3720

7748

ESPN

SUGAR BOWL L (OK ST vs. OLE MISS)

01/01/2016

8:39 PM

FRIDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

2.55

3239

3.03

3599

8940

ABC

PRIMETIME NYRE '16 PT 1

12/31/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

2.28

2897

2.75

3267

8132

FOX

SIMPSONS

01/03/2016

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.96

2481

2.13

2536

4405

FOX

FAMILY GUY

01/03/2016

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.68

2137

1.78

2114

3264

ESPN

COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L

12/29/2015

9:24 PM

TUESDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.57

1991

1.80

2136

4958

CBS

UNDERCOVER BOSS 1/3-SP

01/03/2016

8:55 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

1.55

1967

2.17

2579

7987

VH1

LOVE AND HIP HOP 6

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.50

1907

1.39

1652

2812

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

01/03/2016

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.38

1751

1.57

1870

3041

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

01/01/2016

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(P-O)

1.34

1693

1.75

2077

4247

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.23

1556

1.33

1581

3695

CBS

NCIS-ENC

12/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

1.23

1556

1.91

2274

10370

E!

KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS

01/03/2016

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.23

1556

1.12

1332

2542

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.21

1536

1.30

1539

3488

FOX

COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE

01/03/2016

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

1.19

1514

1.32

1572

2621

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.18

1500

1.28

1519

3425

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

01/03/2016

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.17

1482

1.44

1707

3898

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

12/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

1.14

1450

1.59

1887

4543

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE

12/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

1.13

1434

1.42

1693

3931

ABC

AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

01/03/2016

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.13

1434

1.50

1782

5941

FOX

BORDERTOWN

01/03/2016

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

1.13

1430

1.23

1457

2340

ABC

ABC W NEWS TONIGHT-1/1

01/01/2016

6:30 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.11

1410

1.59

1891

8565

ABC

HAPPY NEW YEAR, C. BROWN

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(S)(R)

1.08

1373

1.44

1705

4851

ABC

20/20-FRI SP-1/1

01/01/2016

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.07

1358

1.49

1773

5373

VH1

BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO

12/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.06

1345

0.94

1115

1960

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - W

12/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.06

1344

1.11

1319

2409

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - T

12/29/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.06

1340

1.08

1279

2476

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

12/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

1.05

1329

1.44

1705

5068

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY,THE-12/31

12/31/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

1.05

1328

1.68

1999

6016

CBS

I GET THAT A LOT

12/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.03

1312

1.39

1652

4998

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - M

12/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

1.03

1311

1.06

1263

2287

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.03

1303

1.24

1478

2757

NBC

TOAST TO 2015

12/31/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.02

1298

1.39

1649

4777

NBC

DATELINE CLASSIC-FRI

01/01/2016

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(R)

1.02

1289

1.43

1704

4787

NBC

NYE GAME NIGHT-ANDY COHEN

12/31/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.01

1276

1.31

1559

3718

NBC

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 1/1

01/01/2016

6:30 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.00

1274

1.40

1666

7889

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.00

1271

1.05

1252

2390

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.99

1250

1.17

1390

2659

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.97

1235

1.08

1286

2401

CBS

SCORPION

12/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.97

1227

1.50

1776

6448

VH1

BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO

12/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.96

1222

0.87

1037

1788

ABC

ABC W NEWS TONIGHT-12/31

12/31/2015

6:30 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

0.96

1221

1.39

1649

7399

HISTORY

CURSE OF OAK ISLAND

12/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.95

1211

1.24

1477

3300

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

01/03/2016

10:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.95

1207

0.69

820

1942

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.95

1200

1.09

1296

2426

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

12/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.94

1195

1.30

1545

4126

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.94

1195

1.14

1353

2579

ABC

BLACK-ISH

12/30/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.94

1194

1.30

1540

3724

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

10:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.94

1187

1.03

1220

2257

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.93

1184

1.13

1341

2648

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

12/28/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.93

1180

1.35

1607

6004

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.92

1172

1.12

1328

2678

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

12/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.92

1168

1.37

1628

5108

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/29/2015

10:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.92

1164

1.08

1285

2536

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/29/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.91

1152

1.07

1273

2614

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS 10PM-SP

12/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

0.91

1151

1.29

1532

4978

UNI

PASION Y PODER MON

12/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

0.91

1150

0.99

1172

2342

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES MON

12/28/2015

10:03 PM

MONDAY

0.90

1141

0.98

1167

2294

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/29/2015

9:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.90

1136

1.09

1300

2624

CBS

KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

12/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)

0.88

1121

1.35

1606

7550

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.88

1118

1.11

1320

2608

FOX

PITBULL'S NYE REV LIVE-P1

12/31/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

0.88

1116

1.10

1302

2629

NBC

DATELINE MYSTERY

01/02/2016

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

0.88

1114

1.27

1510

4901

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES TUE

12/29/2015

10:03 PM

TUESDAY

0.87

1109

0.98

1161

2291

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/02/2016

10:00 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.87

1107

1.12

1333

2583

CBS

SUPERGIRL

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.86

1094

1.30

1550

5198

TEL

SENORA ACERO II 01/01

01/01/2016

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

0.86

1094

0.90

1069

1959

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING SP-1/1

01/01/2016

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

0.86

1092

1.21

1440

4392

ABC

SHARK TANK SP-1/1

01/01/2016

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

0.86

1086

1.11

1323

3860

ABC

GALAVANT

01/03/2016

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

0.86

1086

1.00

1191

3197

NBC

SUPERSTORE ENCORE

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.85

1081

1.22

1446

3395

CBS

CBS EVENING NEWS SP-12/31

12/31/2015

6:30 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

0.85

1081

1.27

1505

5949

NBC

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 12/31

12/31/2015

6:30 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

0.84

1067

1.30

1545

7021

ABC

FRESH OFF BOAT

12/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(P)

0.84

1065

1.16

1381

3739

CBS

CBS EVENING NEWS SP-1/1

01/01/2016

6:30 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

0.83

1058

1.26

1500

6432

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

01/03/2016

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.83

1052

0.62

736

1747

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

01/01/2016

10:30 PM

FRIDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.83

1048

0.69

820

1950

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES WED

12/30/2015

10:03 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.83

1047

0.92

1096

2143

UNI

PASION Y PODER TUE

12/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.82

1044

0.91

1078

2247

NBC

HOLLYWOOD GAME NT 12/29

12/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)(R)

0.82

1043

1.13

1337

3469

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.82

1043

1.03

1221

2571

ABC

DR. KEN SP-1/1

01/01/2016

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

0.81

1033

1.11

1321

3443

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/02/2016

9:30 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.81

1028

1.03

1218

2349

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/03/2016

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.81

1022

1.01

1200

2280

CBS

NCIS SPECIAL-1/1

01/01/2016

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

0.80

1015

1.24

1471

6949

NBC

CHICAGO MED

12/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

0.80

1010

1.19

1418

4586

NBC

CAUGHT ON CAMERA 1/1

01/01/2016

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

0.79

1000

1.13

1338

3847

UNI

ANTES MUERTA LICHITA MON

12/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

0.79

998

0.86

1022

2128

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

01/02/2016

10:30 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.79

998

1.06

1254

2529

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