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[01/06/14 - 10:42 PM]
While We Were Out: Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals for December 20-30
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for friday, december 20, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 29 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Blue Bloods (10:00) - CBS
10.524 million viewers, #1; 1.475 million adults 18-49 (1.16 rating), #4

Hawaii Five-0 (9:00) - CBS
9.619 million viewers, #2; 1.655 million adults 18-49 (1.30 rating), #2

I Love Lucy Christmas Special (8:00) - CBS
8.709 million viewers, #3; 1.754 million adults 18-49 (1.38 rating), #1

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
5.499 million viewers, #4; 1.501 million adults 18-49 (1.18 rating), #3

Gold Rush (9:00) - Discovery
3.028 million viewers, #5; 1.360 million adults 18-49 (1.07 rating), #5

WWE Smackdown - Syfy
2.724 million viewers, #6; 1.015 million adults 18-49 (0.80 rating), #7

Bering Sea Gold (10:00) - Discovery
2.252 million viewers, #7; 1.153 million adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), #6

Gold Rush: The Dirt (8:00) - Discovery
1.921 million viewers, #8; 0.780 million adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), #9

NBA Regular Season: Rockets at Pacers - ESPN
1.699 million viewers, #9; 0.789 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #8

The First 48 (10:00) - A&E
1.456 million viewers, #10; 0.741 million adults 18-49 (0.58 rating), #10

The First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.404 million viewers, #11; 0.713 million adults 18-49 (0.56 rating), #11

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.394 million viewers, #12; 0.485 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #13

NBA Regular Season: Timberwolves at Lakers - ESPN
1.383 million viewers, #13; 0.694 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #12

Christmas in Washington 2013 (8:00)* - TNT
1.158 million viewers, #14; 0.289 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #20

Say Yes To The Dress: Randy's Top Trends - TLC
0.911 million viewers, #15; 0.304 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #17

The Dead Files (10:00) - Travel
0.824 million viewers, #16; 0.475 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #14

NBA Pre-Game Show - ESPN
0.758 million viewers, #17; 0.336 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #16

Four Weddings (10:00)* - TLC
0.737 million viewers, #18; 0.259 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #21

Wives with Knives (10:00) - ID
0.732 million viewers, #19; 0.296 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #18

The Carrie Diaries (8:00) - CW
0.725 million viewers, #20; 0.341 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #15

Nikita (9:00) - CW
0.686 million viewers, #21; 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #19

Facing Evil with Candice DeLong (8:00) - ID
0.614 million viewers, #22; 0.258 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #22

Fashion Police (9:00)* - E!
0.362 million viewers, #23; 0.151 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #25

Styled to Rock (8:00)* - Bravo
0.327 million viewers, #24; 0.218 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #23

Best Week Ever* - VH1
0.285 million viewers, #25; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #24

Sweet Home Alabama (10:00)* - CMT
0.190 million viewers, #26; 0.120 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #26

Comedy Bang! Bang! (10:00)* - IFC
0.146 million viewers, #27; 0.056 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #27

The Birthday Boys (10:30)* - IFC
0.146 million viewers, #28; 0.056 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #28

The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Return to Hyde Park* - Showtime
0.122 million viewers, #29; 0.024 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #29

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, december 21, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - ESPN
2.066 million viewers, #1; 0.723 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #1

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - ESPN
2.062 million viewers, #2; 0.685 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #2

Cops (8:00) - Spike TV
1.551 million viewers, #3; 0.646 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #3

College Basketball (7:30) - ESPN2
1.323 million viewers, #4; 0.356 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #4

24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs (10:00)* - HBO
0.891 million viewers, #5; 0.334 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #6

Too Cute!: Holiday Special (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.847 million viewers, #6; 0.272 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #8

Fatal Vows (9:00) - ID
0.840 million viewers, #7; 0.279 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #7

I'd Kill for You (10:00)* - ID
0.783 million viewers, #8; 0.245 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #9

Swamp Pawn (9:00) - CMT
0.608 million viewers, #9; 0.340 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #5

Atlantis (9:00)* - BBCA
0.274 million viewers, #10; 0.114 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #10

The Graham Norton Show (10:00)* - BBCA
0.274 million viewers, #11; 0.114 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #11

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for sunday, december 22, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 31 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NFL Football (4:25) - CBS
24.199 million viewers, #1; 8.965 million adults 18-49 (7.06 rating), #1

NFL Post-Game (7:52) - CBS
19.811 million viewers, #2; 6.975 million adults 18-49 (5.49 rating), #3

Sunday Night Football - NBC
18.278 million viewers, #3; 7.931 million adults 18-49 (6.25 rating), #2

Sunday Night Football Pre-Kick - NBC
13.559 million viewers, #4; 5.910 million adults 18-49 (4.65 rating), #4

60 Minutes (7:56) - CBS
11.966 million viewers, #5; 2.648 million adults 18-49 (2.09 rating), #6

Football Night in America #3 - NBC
10.617 million viewers, #6; 4.550 million adults 18-49 (3.58 rating), #5

Football Night in America #2 - NBC
3.988 million viewers, #7; 1.593 million adults 18-49 (1.26 rating), #8

Real Housewives of Atlanta (8:00) - Bravo
3.677 million viewers, #8; 2.028 million adults 18-49 (1.60 rating), #7

Alaska: The Last Frontier (9:00) - Discovery
2.677 million viewers, #9; 0.828 million adults 18-49 (0.65 rating), #11

Ax Men (9:00) - History
2.260 million viewers, #10; 0.893 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #10

Thicker Than Water: The Tankards (9:00) - Bravo
2.081 million viewers, #11; 1.081 million adults 18-49 (0.85 rating), #9

Long Island Medium (9:00, 60 Minutes) - TLC
1.438 million viewers, #12; 0.512 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #14

Cutthroat Kitchen (10:00) - Food
1.395 million viewers, #13; 0.699 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #12

Dude, You're Screwed (10:00) - Discovery
1.261 million viewers, #14; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #13

Hawaii Life (9:30) - HGTV
1.236 million viewers, #15; 0.467 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #16

Beachfront Bargain Hunt (8:00) - HGTV
1.197 million viewers, #16; 0.374 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #19

Hawaii Life (9:00)* - HGTV
1.161 million viewers, #17; 0.380 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #18

Breaking the Faith (10:00) - TLC
0.941 million viewers, #18; 0.473 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #15

Evil In-Law (9:00)* - ID
0.770 million viewers, #19; 0.205 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #20

On the Case with Paula Zahn (10:00)* - ID
0.770 million viewers, #20; 0.205 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #21

I Am Britney Jean (9:00) - E!
0.706 million viewers, #21; 0.448 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #17

Ultimate Survival Alaska (9:00)* - NGC
0.447 million viewers, #22; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #28

Kentucky Justice (10:00)* - NGC
0.447 million viewers, #23; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #29

America Declassified (10:00)* - Travel
0.429 million viewers, #24; 0.148 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #30

Top 20 Funniest (8:00)* - truTV
0.393 million viewers, #25; 0.176 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #27

Snapped (9:00)* - Oxygen
0.373 million viewers, #26; 0.188 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #26

James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend* - HBO
0.348 million viewers, #27; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #22

Treme (9:00)* - HBO
0.348 million viewers, #28; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #23

Getting On (10:00)* - HBO
0.348 million viewers, #29; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #24

Ja'mie: Private School Girl (10:30)* - HBO
0.348 million viewers, #30; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #25

Oprah: Where Are They Now? (10:00)* - OWN
0.337 million viewers, #31; 0.091 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #31

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for monday, december 23, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 23 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Monday Night Football - ESPN
13.227 million viewers, #1; 5.723 million adults 18-49 (4.51 rating), #1

The Sing-Off (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.315 million viewers, #2; 1.716 million adults 18-49 (1.35 rating), #2

The Great Christmas Light Fight (9:00, 120 Minutes) - ABC
4.953 million viewers, #3; 1.700 million adults 18-49 (1.34 rating), #3

Major Crimes (9:00) - TNT
4.478 million viewers, #4; 0.859 million adults 18-49 (0.68 rating), #11

WWE Raw (9:00) - USA
3.959 million viewers, #5; 1.688 million adults 18-49 (1.33 rating), #4

WWE Raw (8:00) - USA
3.893 million viewers, #6; 1.632 million adults 18-49 (1.29 rating), #5

WWE Raw (10:00) - USA
3.610 million viewers, #7; 1.533 million adults 18-49 (1.21 rating), #6

Hollywood Game Night (10:00) - NBC
3.459 million viewers, #8; 1.279 million adults 18-49 (1.01 rating), #7

Monday Night Countdown - ESPN
2.655 million viewers, #9; 1.207 million adults 18-49 (0.95 rating), #8

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (8:00) - Bravo
1.729 million viewers, #10; 0.902 million adults 18-49 (0.71 rating), #10

Black Ink Crew (9:00) - VH1
1.531 million viewers, #11; 0.963 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #9

Street Outlaws (10:00) - Discovery
1.415 million viewers, #12; 0.836 million adults 18-49 (0.66 rating), #12

Lizard Lick Towing (9:30) - truTV
1.380 million viewers, #13; 0.579 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #14

Vanderpump Rules (9:00) - Bravo
1.378 million viewers, #14; 0.805 million adults 18-49 (0.63 rating), #13

Full Throttle Saloon (10:00) - truTV
1.160 million viewers, #15; 0.535 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #15

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (10:00) - Food
0.983 million viewers, #16; 0.505 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #16

Stalked: Someone's Watching (10:00) - ID
0.755 million viewers, #17; 0.287 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #17

My Cat from Hell: Hell-iday Special (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.675 million viewers, #18; 0.254 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #19

Bizarre Foods America (9:00)* - Travel
0.512 million viewers, #19; 0.262 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #18

Top Gear: Top 41 (9:00)* - BBCA
0.263 million viewers, #20; 0.153 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #20

James May's Man Lab (10:00)* - BBCA
0.263 million viewers, #21; 0.153 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #21

Generation Cryo (10:00)* - MTV
0.239 million viewers, #22; 0.149 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #22

NHL Regular Season: Wild at Flyers* - NBCSN
0.182 million viewers, #23; 0.111 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #23

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for tuesday, december 24, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - ESPN
2.725 million viewers, #1; 0.917 million adults 18-49 (0.72 rating), #2

Moonshiners (9:00) - Discovery
2.162 million viewers, #2; 1.175 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #1

Hardcore Pawn (9:00) - truTV
1.729 million viewers, #3; 0.665 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #5

Shipping Wars (10:30) - A&E
1.625 million viewers, #4; 0.771 million adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), #3

Storage Wars: Texas (9:30) - A&E
1.541 million viewers, #5; 0.485 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #7

Shipping Wars (10:00) - A&E
1.539 million viewers, #6; 0.658 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #6

Storage Wars: Texas (9:00) - A&E
1.490 million viewers, #7; 0.451 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #8

Backyard Oil: After the Gush (10:00) - Discovery
1.489 million viewers, #8; 0.769 million adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), #4

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (9:00) - ID
1.095 million viewers, #9; 0.415 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #9

Marshal Law: Texas (10:00) - TNT
0.748 million viewers, #10; 0.253 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #10

Boston's Finest (9:00) - TNT
0.730 million viewers, #11; 0.238 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #11

A Football Life (9:00)* - NFLN
0.158 million viewers, #12; 0.061 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #13

The Drama Queen (9:00)* - E!
0.147 million viewers, #13; 0.076 million adults 18-49 (0.06 rating), #12

Tequila Sisters (8:00)* - TVGN
0.136 million viewers, #14; 0.028 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #14

Risky Listing (9:00)* - Esquire
0.046 million viewers, #15; 0.024 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #15

White Collar Brawlers (10:00)* - Esquire
0.046 million viewers, #16; 0.024 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #16

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, december 25, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Regular Season: Rockets at Spurs - ESPN
3.395 million viewers, #1; 1.603 million adults 18-49 (1.26 rating), #1

NBA Regular Season: Clippers at Warriors - ESPN
2.730 million viewers, #2; 1.512 million adults 18-49 (1.19 rating), #2

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor - BBCA
2.472 million viewers, #3; 1.230 million adults 18-49 (0.97 rating), #3

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith - BBCA
1.543 million viewers, #4; 0.827 million adults 18-49 (0.65 rating), #4

South Beach Tow (10:00) - truTV
1.086 million viewers, #5; 0.514 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #5

Operation Repo (10:30) - truTV
0.861 million viewers, #6; 0.380 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #6

The Legend of Mick Dodge (10:30)* - NGC
0.592 million viewers, #7; 0.315 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #7

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.496 million viewers, #8; 0.310 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #8

Inside the NFL* - Showtime
0.175 million viewers, #9; 0.067 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #9

How I Rock It (10:00)* - Esquire
0.031 million viewers, #10; 0.008 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #10

Alternate Route (10:30)* - Esquire
0.031 million viewers, #11; 0.008 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #11

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, december 26, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 23 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

20/20: Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey (9:00, 120 Minutes) - ABC
4.829 million viewers, #1; 1.253 million adults 18-49 (0.99 rating), #3

Pawn Stars (10:30) - History
3.810 million viewers, #2; 1.352 million adults 18-49 (1.06 rating), #1

Pawn Stars (10:00) - History
3.632 million viewers, #3; 1.175 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #4

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - ESPN
3.345 million viewers, #4; 1.098 million adults 18-49 (0.86 rating), #5

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - ESPN
3.278 million viewers, #5; 1.263 million adults 18-49 (1.00 rating), #2

Ground Floor (10:00) - TBS
1.629 million viewers, #6; 0.936 million adults 18-49 (0.74 rating), #6

NBA Regular Season: Clippers at Trail Blazers - TNT
1.530 million viewers, #7; 0.780 million adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), #8

Gypsy Sisters (9:00) - TLC
1.512 million viewers, #8; 0.791 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #7

NBA Regular Season: Grizzlies at Rockets - TNT
1.477 million viewers, #9; 0.729 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #9

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.354 million viewers, #10; 0.487 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #14

Rodeo Girls (10:00) - A&E
1.239 million viewers, #11; 0.487 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #13

The Millionaire Matchmaker (9:00) - Bravo
1.198 million viewers, #12; 0.557 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #11

Mob Wives (10:00) - VH1
1.141 million viewers, #13; 0.668 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #10

NBA Pre-Game Show - TNT
1.044 million viewers, #14; 0.445 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #15

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Luck of the Irish (10:00) - TLC
1.031 million viewers, #15; 0.507 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #12

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (9:00)* - ID
0.908 million viewers, #16; 0.314 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #18

Wild West Alaska (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.673 million viewers, #17; 0.202 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #22

Panic Button (10:30) - truTV
0.668 million viewers, #18; 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #16

Courtney Loves Dallas (10:00) - Bravo
0.633 million viewers, #19; 0.369 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #17

Big Bad Wood (9:00)* - NGC
0.488 million viewers, #20; 0.244 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #19

How It's Made (9:00)* - Science
0.437 million viewers, #21; 0.144 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #23

Buying for Billionaires (9:00)* - E!
0.388 million viewers, #22; 0.217 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #20

Party On (10:00)* - E!
0.388 million viewers, #23; 0.217 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #21

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for friday, december 27, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 22 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
5.497 million viewers, #1; 1.415 million adults 18-49 (1.11 rating), #1

What We Wasted Our Year On (9:00) - NBC
4.130 million viewers, #2; 1.230 million adults 18-49 (0.97 rating), #4

Texas Bowl - ESPN
3.993 million viewers, #3; 1.266 million adults 18-49 (1.00 rating), #3

Fight Hunger Bowl - ESPN
3.753 million viewers, #4; 1.325 million adults 18-49 (1.04 rating), #2

WWE Smackdown - Syfy
2.852 million viewers, #5; 1.083 million adults 18-49 (0.85 rating), #5

Gold Rush: The Dirt (9:00) - Discovery
2.132 million viewers, #6; 0.750 million adults 18-49 (0.59 rating), #7

Bering Sea Gold (10:00) - Discovery
1.868 million viewers, #7; 0.818 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #6

The First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.456 million viewers, #8; 0.630 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #9

The First 48 (8:00) - A&E
1.451 million viewers, #9; 0.664 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #8

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9:00) - TLC
1.270 million viewers, #10; 0.433 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #11

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9:30) - TLC
1.087 million viewers, #11; 0.343 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #14

Wives with Knives (10:00) - ID
1.027 million viewers, #12; 0.405 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #12

The Dead Files (10:00) - Travel
0.951 million viewers, #13; 0.513 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #10

Secret Wedding (10:00) - TLC
0.946 million viewers, #14; 0.308 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #16

Nikita (9:00)* - CW
0.817 million viewers, #15; 0.254 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #19

Facing Evil with Candice DeLong (8:00)* - ID
0.752 million viewers, #16; 0.300 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #17

Styled to Rock (8:00)* - Bravo
0.708 million viewers, #17; 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #13

Fashion Police (9:00) - E!
0.649 million viewers, #18; 0.325 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #15

Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music (10:00)* - E!
0.506 million viewers, #19; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #18

Sweet Home Alabama (10:00)* - CMT
0.338 million viewers, #20; 0.161 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #20

Golden Sisters: 2013 Countdown: Best Pop Culture Moments (10:00)* - OWN
0.261 million viewers, #21; 0.086 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #22

$ellebrity* - Showtime
0.237 million viewers, #22; 0.103 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #21

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, december 28, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Russell Athletic Bowl - ESPN
5.747 million viewers, #1; 1.917 million adults 18-49 (1.51 rating), #1

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - ESPN
4.379 million viewers, #2; 1.621 million adults 18-49 (1.28 rating), #2

The Wrong Woman - Lifetime
3.181 million viewers, #3; 1.001 million adults 18-49 (0.79 rating), #4

Sex Sent Me to the ER (10:00) - TLC
2.104 million viewers, #4; 0.814 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #5

WWE Tribute to the Troops (8:00) - NBC
2.091 million viewers, #5; 0.733 million adults 18-49 (0.58 rating), #6

UFC Prelims (8:00) - FS1
1.554 million viewers, #6; 1.032 million adults 18-49 (0.81 rating), #3

Cupcake Wars (8:00) - Food
1.000 million viewers, #7; 0.459 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #7

Pit Bulls & Parolees (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.976 million viewers, #8; 0.434 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #8

Fatal Vows (9:00) - ID
0.878 million viewers, #9; 0.344 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #9

I'd Kill for You (10:00) - ID
0.813 million viewers, #10; 0.323 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #10

24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs (10:00)* - HBO
0.477 million viewers, #11; 0.229 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #11

Six Little McGhees (8:30)* - OWN
0.391 million viewers, #12; 0.140 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #12

Six Little McGhees (9:00)* - OWN
0.391 million viewers, #13; 0.140 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #13

Six Little McGhees (9:30)* - OWN
0.391 million viewers, #14; 0.140 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #14

Knight Life with Gladys (10:00)* - OWN
0.391 million viewers, #15; 0.140 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #15

Atlantis (9:00)* - BBCA
0.329 million viewers, #16; 0.095 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #17

The Graham Norton Show (10:00)* - BBCA
0.329 million viewers, #17; 0.095 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #18

Orange County Choppers (9:00)* - CMT
0.272 million viewers, #18; 0.123 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #16

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for sunday, december 29, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 30 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Sunday Night Football - NBC
27.363 million viewers, #1; 11.801 million adults 18-49 (9.29 rating), #1

Sunday Night Football Pre-Kick - NBC
19.211 million viewers, #2; 7.956 million adults 18-49 (6.27 rating), #2

NFL Overrun (7:41) - CBS
18.570 million viewers, #3; 6.751 million adults 18-49 (5.32 rating), #4

NFL Overrun (7:43) - FOX
18.559 million viewers, #4; 7.423 million adults 18-49 (5.85 rating), #3

The OT (7:47) - FOX
15.324 million viewers, #5; 6.082 million adults 18-49 (4.79 rating), #5

Football Night in America #3 - NBC
14.584 million viewers, #6; 6.055 million adults 18-49 (4.77 rating), #6

NFL Post-Game (7:45) - CBS
13.385 million viewers, #7; 4.683 million adults 18-49 (3.69 rating), #7

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (9:00) - CBS
7.176 million viewers, #8; 1.161 million adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), #11

Football Night in America #2 - NBC
4.391 million viewers, #9; 1.833 million adults 18-49 (1.44 rating), #9

Real Housewives of Atlanta (8:00) - Bravo
3.827 million viewers, #10; 2.314 million adults 18-49 (1.82 rating), #8

Sister Wives (9:00, 60 Minutes) - TLC
2.410 million viewers, #11; 1.094 million adults 18-49 (0.86 rating), #12

Alaska: The Last Frontier (9:00) - Discovery
2.287 million viewers, #12; 0.801 million adults 18-49 (0.63 rating), #15

Ax Men (9:00) - History
2.168 million viewers, #13; 0.865 million adults 18-49 (0.68 rating), #13

Thicker Than Water: The Tankards (9:00) - Bravo
2.002 million viewers, #14; 1.161 million adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), #10

Cutthroat Kitchen (10:00) - Food
1.629 million viewers, #15; 0.809 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #14

Dude, You're Screwed (10:00) - Discovery
1.304 million viewers, #16; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #17

Breaking the Faith (10:00) - TLC
1.262 million viewers, #17; 0.663 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #16

Hawaii Life (9:30) - HGTV
1.220 million viewers, #18; 0.387 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #22

Hawaii Life (9:00) - HGTV
1.215 million viewers, #19; 0.423 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #19

Finding Bigfoot (9:00, 120 Minutes) - Animal Planet
1.204 million viewers, #20; 0.408 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #20

On the Case with Paula Zahn (10:00) - ID
1.052 million viewers, #21; 0.451 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #18

Evil In-Law (9:00) - ID
0.876 million viewers, #22; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #21

Ultimate Survival Alaska (9:00) - NGC
0.862 million viewers, #23; 0.380 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #24

Pop Goes the Year (10:00)* - E!
0.652 million viewers, #24; 0.385 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #23

Kentucky Justice (10:00)* - NGC
0.559 million viewers, #25; 0.226 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #26

Top 20 Funniest (8:00)* - truTV
0.555 million viewers, #26; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #25

Snapped (9:00)* - Oxygen
0.444 million viewers, #27; 0.192 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #30

Treme (9:00)* - HBO
0.369 million viewers, #28; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #27

Getting On (10:00)* - HBO
0.369 million viewers, #29; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #28

Ja'mie: Private School Girl (10:30)* - HBO
0.369 million viewers, #30; 0.197 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #29

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for monday, december 30, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 22 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks on said night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Valero Alamo Bowl - ESPN
7.547 million viewers, #1; 2.758 million adults 18-49 (2.17 rating), #1

Major Crimes (9:00) - TNT
5.217 million viewers, #2; 0.982 million adults 18-49 (0.77 rating), #9

WWE Raw (9:00) - USA
4.204 million viewers, #3; 1.774 million adults 18-49 (1.40 rating), #2

WWE Raw (8:00) - USA
4.141 million viewers, #4; 1.726 million adults 18-49 (1.36 rating), #3

WWE Raw (10:00) - USA
4.040 million viewers, #5; 1.708 million adults 18-49 (1.35 rating), #4

National University Holiday Bowl - ESPN
3.514 million viewers, #6; 1.494 million adults 18-49 (1.18 rating), #6

Love & Hip Hop (8:00) - VH1
2.386 million viewers, #7; 1.577 million adults 18-49 (1.24 rating), #5

Street Outlaws (10:00) - Discovery
2.240 million viewers, #8; 1.376 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #7

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (8:00) - Bravo
2.005 million viewers, #9; 1.069 million adults 18-49 (0.84 rating), #8

Lizard Lick Towing (9:30) - truTV
1.531 million viewers, #10; 0.700 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #12

Vanderpump Rules (9:00) - Bravo
1.509 million viewers, #11; 0.851 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #10

Bakery Boss (10:00) - TLC
1.486 million viewers, #12; 0.644 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #13

Toned Up (10:00)* - Bravo
1.383 million viewers, #13; 0.747 million adults 18-49 (0.59 rating), #11

Cake Boss (9:30) - TLC
1.264 million viewers, #14; 0.523 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #15

Cake Boss (9:00) - TLC
1.205 million viewers, #15; 0.487 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #16

Full Throttle Saloon (10:00) - truTV
1.198 million viewers, #16; 0.624 million adults 18-49 (0.49 rating), #14

Nick News (8:00)* - Nickelodeon
1.173 million viewers, #17; 0.364 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #19

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (10:00) - Food
1.087 million viewers, #18; 0.450 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #17

Stalked: Someone's Watching (10:00) - ID
0.934 million viewers, #19; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #18

Bizarre Foods America (9:00)* - Travel
0.537 million viewers, #20; 0.333 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #20

NHL Regular Season: Kings at Blackhawks* - NBCSN
0.194 million viewers, #21; 0.065 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #22

James May's Man Lab (10:00)* - BBCA
0.184 million viewers, #22; 0.101 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #21

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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