Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cable Rankings - USA Holds Onto Lead; 'Power,' 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' and 'WWE RAW' are Top Shows

For the week of July 31 - August 6, 2016, USA was the highest rated cable network with an average of 0.744 - followed by VH1 (0.699), Starz (0.683), Discovery (0.542) and OWN (0.485).

Starz's Power was the highest rated scripted series with a 0.937, VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta was the highest rated unscripted series with a 1.345, and USA's WWE RAW was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.124.


The networks air numerous original programming during primetime throughout the week. This list is a compilation of all of an individual series' ratings in the Adults 18-49 demographic as reported on a Live+SD basis for the season. It's not the most accurate way to determine the total audience and the demographic for an individual series, but it is the statistic that is reported for the majority of series that air on the majority of cable networks. Plus, it keeps the list in its totality on the same level of analysis. However, it's important to recognize that most networks won't base their renewal and cancellation decisions solely on the show's initial number. Now, it's becoming more popular that they'll look at how it performs in delayed viewing across the few days after broadcast.

Each show currently listed aired a new episode in the current week. A series will stay on the list an additional week if it didn't air during the current week. If it misses the next as well, it will be removed from the list. A red highlight is the identifier of a series that is at risk of being removed from the list in the following week. The number associated to the overall network is a compilation of all the season ratings of every series that aired on the network during the week.

Cable Network Rankings (60):
  1. USA - 0.744
  2. VH1 - 0.699
  3. Starz - 0.683
  4. Discovery - 0.542
  5. OWN - 0.485
  6. Adult Swim - 0.479
  7. TNT - 0.433
  8. Bravo - 0.377
  9. HGTV - 0.374
  10. A&E - 0.362
  11. Food - 0.357
  12. History - 0.353
  13. E! - 0.345
  14. MTV - 0.339
  15. Cartoon Network - 0.335
  16. Spike - 0.329
  17. HBO - 0.328
  18. Lifetime - 0.301
  19. Freeform - 0.294
  20. AMC - 0.288
    TLC - 0.288
  21. Disney - 0.286
  22. WE tv - 0.272
  23. Hallmark - 0.260
  24. Nickelodeon - 0.258
  25. TBS - 0.245
  26. Syfy - 0.235
  27. ID - 0.231
  28. NBC Sports - 0.230
  29. ESPN - 0.228
    TruTV - 0.228
  30. Comedy Central - 0.226
  31. FS1 - 0.217
  32. FX - 0.185
  33. BET - 0.169
  34. Animal Planet - 0.164
  35. Showtime - 0.158
  36. National Geographic - 0.149
  37. LMN - 0.147
  38. Travel - 0.134
  39. CMT - 0.129
  40. Oxygen - 0.108
    TV Land - 0.108
  41. NatGeoWild - 0.107
  42. Science - 0.106
  43. TV One - 0.098
  44. Velocity - 0.092
  45. FYI - 0.089
  46. GSN - 0.085
  47. Reelz - 0.080
  48. DIY - 0.076
    Pop - 0.076
  49. BBC America - 0.070
    MLB Network - 0.070
  50. Up - 0.067
  51. Disney XD - 0.063
  52. Cinemax - 0.061
  53. Cooking - 0.050
  54. American Heroes - 0.045
  55. SundanceTV - 0.015

Scripted Shows (95):
  1. Power (Starz) - 0.937
  2. The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) - 0.820
    Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (Syfy) - 0.820
  3. Ballers (HBO) - 0.670
  4. Preacher (AMC) - 0.620
  5. Greenleaf (OWN) - 0.611
  6. Squidbillies (Adult Swim) - 0.595
  7. Pretty Little Liars (Freeform) - 0.578
  8. Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) - 0.561
  9. Suits (USA) - 0.525
  10. Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (Adult Swim) - 0.498
  11. The Last Ship (TNT) - 0.496
  12. Decker: Unclassified (Adult Swim) - 0.482
  13. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - 0.475
  14. Major Crimes (TNT) - 0.466
  15. Wrecked (TBS) - 0.452
  16. Vice Principals (HBO) - 0.447
  17. The Night Of (HBO) - 0.440
  18. The Loud House (Nickelodeon) - 0.438
  19. Survivor's Remorse (Starz) - 0.430
  20. Animal Kingdom (TNT) - 0.423
  21. Girl Meets World (Disney) - 0.419
  22. Queen of the South (USA) - 0.416
  23. Tosh.0 (Comedy Central) - 0.391
  24. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (Adult Swim) - 0.387
  25. Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) - 0.386
  26. The Fosters (Freeform) - 0.383
  27. Van Helsing (Syfy) - 0.350
  28. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nickelodeon) - 0.345
    Elena of Avalor 
    (Disney) - 0.345
  29. Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) - 0.340
  30. Uncle Grandpa (Cartoon Network) - 0.330
  31. Killer Coach (Lifetime) - 0.320
  32. Ray Donovan (Showtime) - 0.318
  33. Mr. Robot (USA) - 0.308
  34. Devious Maids (Lifetime) - 0.303
    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) - 0.303
  35. Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 0.301
  36. The Thundermans (Nickelodeon) - 0.296
  37. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) - 0.286
  38. Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon) - 0.285
  39. Baby Daddy (Freeform) - 0.273
  40. Planet of the Sharks (Syfy) - 0.270
    Sanjay & Craig (Nickelodeon) - 0.270
  41. Young & Hungry (Freeform) - 0.266
  42. For Love & Honor (Hallmark) - 0.260
  43. Angie Tribeca (TBS) - 0.252
  44. Ozark Sharks (Syfy) - 0.250
  45. Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle (Comedy Central) - 0.246
  46. K.C. Undercover (Disney) - 0.237
  47. Murder in the First (TNT) - 0.235
  48. We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network) - 0.230
  49. Conan (TBS) - 0.227
  50. Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central) - 0.221
  51. Best Friends Whenever (Disney) - 0.214
  52. Tyrant (FX) - 0.212
  53. Another Period (Comedy Central) - 0.210
    Dead of Summer (Freeform) - 0.210
  54. UnREAL (Lifetime) - 0.209
  55. Odd Mom Out (Bravo) - 0.203
  56. Atomic Shark (Syfy) - 0.200
    Legendary Dudas 
    (Nickelodeon) - 0.200
  57. The Making of the Mob: Chicago (AMC) - 0.193
  58. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central) - 0.191
  59. Bizaardvark (Disney) - 0.190
    Motive (USA) - 0.190
  60. Killjoys (Syfy) - 0.188
  61. Scream (MTV) - 0.187
  62. Backstage (Disney) - 0.180
    Ice Sharks (Syfy) - 0.180
    I Know Where Lizzie Is
     (LMN) - 0.180
    Supernoobs (Cartoon Network) - 0.180
  63. Dam Sharks! (Syfy) - 0.170
    Watch What Happens Live
     (Bravo) - 0.170
  64. @Midnight (Comedy Central) - 0.164
    Dark Matter (Syfy) - 0.164
  65. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX) - 0.163
  66. Love Thy Neighbor (OWN) - 0.157
  67. Blue: A Secret Life (LMN) - 0.143
  68. The American West (AMC) - 0.135
  69. Feed the Beast (AMC) - 0.132
  70. Still the King (CMT) - 0.129
  71. Comedy Knockout (TruTV) - 0.125
  72. Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons (HBO) - 0.123
  73. Guilt (Freeform) - 0.116
  74. The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - 0.108
  75. Triptank (Comedy Central) - 0.107
  76. Barely Famous (VH1) - 0.087
  77. Roadies (Showtime) - 0.083
  78. Kirby Buckets (Disney XD) - 0.070
  79. Outcast (Cinemax) - 0.061
  80. Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (Disney XD) - 0.060
    Lab Rats: Elite Force (Disney XD) - 0.060
  81. Ripper Street (BBC America) - 0.025
  82. The A Word (SundanceTV) - 0.015

Unscripted Shows (182):
  1. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1) - 1.345
  2. T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1) - 0.857
  3. Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) - 0.733
  4. Deadliest Catch (Discovery) - 0.682
  5. Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery) - 0.668
  6. The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo) - 0.633
  7. Alaskan Bush People (Discovery) - 0.623
  8. The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) - 0.614
  9. Flip or Flop (HGTV) - 0.579
  10. Little Women: LA (Lifetime) - 0.533
  11. Basketball Wives LA (VH1) - 0.528
  12. Misfit Garage (Discovery) - 0.513
  13. Little Women: Atlanta (Lifetime) - 0.493
  14. Shahs of Sunset (Bravo) - 0.489
  15. The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) - 0.486
  16. Impractical Jokers (TruTV) - 0.483
  17. Food Network Star (Food) - 0.479
  18. Duck Dynasty (A&E) - 0.473
  19. Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery) - 0.450
  20. Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo) - 0.447
  21. Mountain Men (History) - 0.440
  22. The Challenge: Rivals III (MTV) - 0.439
  23. Bar Rescue (Spike) - 0.430
  24. Cooks vs. Cons (Food) - 0.428
  25. Bring It! (Lifetime) - 0.425
  26. Shaunie's Home Court (VH1) - 0.417
  27. The Rap Game (Lifetime) - 0.415
  28. House Hunters (HGTV) - 0.406
  29. The First 48 (A&E) - 0.394
  30. American Pickers (History) - 0.393
    Beachfront Bargain Hunt 
    (HGTV) - 0.393
  31. Chopped (Food) - 0.390
  32. Pawn Stars (History) - 0.387
  33. Counting Cars (History) - 0.384
    Island Hunters 
    (HGTV) - 0.384
  34. Mexico Life (HGTV) - 0.374
  35. Botched (E!) - 0.372
  36. Tiny House Hunters (HGTV) - 0.370
  37. Ridiculousness (MTV) - 0.367
  38. Return to Amish (TLC) - 0.366
  39. Are You the One? (MTV) - 0.364
    House Hunters International 
    (HGTV) - 0.364
  40. The Rise and Fall of El Chapo (History) - 0.360
  41. Homestead Rescue (Discovery) - 0.350
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'n Out (MTV) - 0.350
    Property Brothers: Buying & Selling 
    (HGTV) - 0.350
  42. Jail: Big Texas (Spike) - 0.347
  43. House Hunters Renovation (HGTV) - 0.346
  44. Wahlburgers (A&E) - 0.344
  45. Escaping Polygamy (A&E) - 0.343
  46. Cops (Spike) - 0.341
  47. Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation (HGTV) - 0.338
  48. Tiny House, Big Living (HGTV) - 0.334
  49. Braxton Family Values (WE tv) - 0.332
    Chopped After Hours (Food) - 0.332
  50. Chopped Junior (Food) - 0.329
  51. Beat Bobby Flay (Food) - 0.326
  52. Guy's Grocery Games (Food) - 0.320
  53. Dual Survival (Discovery) - 0.319
  54. Little People, Big World (TLC) - 0.311
  55. Botched by Nature (E!) - 0.310
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (National Geographic) - 0.310
  56. Big Easy Motors (History) - 0.308
    Cake Wars 
    (Food) - 0.308
  57. Intervention (A&E) - 0.307
    My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC) - 0.307
  58. I Am Jazz (TLC) - 0.306
  59. Ozzy and Jack's World Detour (History) - 0.305
  60. WAGS (E!) - 0.304
  61. Ancient Aliens (History) - 0.293
    Cutthroat Kitchen 
    (Food) - 0.293
  62. Flipping Out (Bravo) - 0.290
    Ice Road Truckers (History) - 0.290
    Married at First Sight 
    (A&E) - 0.290
  63. American Tarzan (Discovery) - 0.288
  64. Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv) - 0.283
  65. My Giant Life (TLC) - 0.281
  66. Born This Way (A&E) - 0.275
    Six Degrees of Murder (ID) - 0.275
  67. Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (ID) - 0.263
  68. Dating Naked (VH1) - 0.260
    Ghost Hunters
     (Syfy) - 0.260
    Real Life Hulks (TLC) - 0.260
  69. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (TLC) - 0.257
  70. VH1 Live! (VH1) - 0.253
  71. America's Most Desperate Kitchens (HGTV) - 0.252
  72. The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (ID) - 0.250
    My Legs Won't Stop Growing (TLC) - 0.250
  73. Famously Single (E!) - 0.248
  74. Deadly Sins (ID) - 0.247
  75. Cry Wolfe (ID) - 0.243
    Cupcake Wars 
    (Food) - 0.243
  76. The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now (MTV) - 0.240
  77. Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (ID) - 0.230
    The Perfect Murder (ID) - 0.230
    Talking Preacher 
    (AMC) - 0.230
  78. Ghost Adventures (Travel) - 0.224
  79. Joking Off (MTV) - 0.220
    Killing the Colorado 
    (Discovery) - 0.220
    Love at First Kiss (TLC) - 0.220
  80. Women in Prison (ID) - 0.214
  81. Crashletes (Nickelodeon) - 0.211
  82. Live Free or Die (National Geographic) - 0.205
  83. I Am JFK Jr. (Spike) - 0.200
    Paranormal Witness (Syfy) - 0.200
  84. Music Moguls (BET) - 0.197
  85. Cutting It: In the ATL (WE tv) - 0.193
    Treehouse Masters
     (Animal Planet) - 0.193
  86. Baby Bodybuilders (TLC) - 0.190
    Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry 
    (E!) - 0.190
    How (Not) to Kill Your Husband (ID) - 0.190
    Kingin' with Tyga (MTV) - 0.190
    Unraveled 
    (ID) - 0.190
  87. All In with Cam Newton (Nickelodeon) - 0.189
  88. E! News (E!) - 0.186
  89. My Crazy Ex (Lifetime) - 0.182
  90. Fameless (TruTV) - 0.180
    Geeking Out 
    (AMC) - 0.180
  91. Passport to Murder (ID) - 0.178
  92. Lone Star Law (Animal Planet) - 0.177
  93. Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet (Animal Planet) - 0.173
  94. Food Paradise International (Travel) - 0.170
    Guy Fieri's Cuban Adventure (Travel) - 0.170
  95. F in Fabulous (BET) - 0.158
  96. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel) - 0.154
  97. Killer Women (TLC) - 0.150
    My Baby's Head Keeps Growing
     (TLC) - 0.150
    Prison Nation (National Geographic) - 0.150
  98. Million Dollar Matchmaker (WE tv) - 0.148
  99. I Love You... But I Lied (Lifetime) - 0.146
  100. North Woods Law (Animal Planet) - 0.143
  101. The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeoWild) - 0.140
  102. Amber Rose Show (VH1) - 0.133
  103. Top Secret Swimming Holes (Travel) - 0.132
  104. Food Paradise (Travel) - 0.124
    Snapped (Oxygen) - 0.124
  105. The Definition of... Fantasia (BET) - 0.120
  106. Greatest Ever (TruTV) - 0.117
  107. Hollywood Divas (TV One) - 0.116
  108. No Man Left Behind (National Geographic) - 0.115
  109. Mysteries at the Museum (Travel) - 0.114
  110. Xtreme Waterparks (Travel) - 0.113
  111. Black and White (A&E) - 0.110
    Bobby Jones Gospel (BET) - 0.110
    Inside Combat Rescue (National Geographic) - 0.110
    Married at First Sight
     (FYI) - 0.110
  112. Original Sin: Sex (National Geographic) - 0.107
    Texas Flip and Move
     (DIY) - 0.107
  113. Flex & Shanice (OWN) - 0.105
  114. 2016 MTV Fandom Awards (MTV) - 0.100
    Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con (Spike) - 0.100
    Boat Buyers (Travel) - 0.100
  115. For My Man (TV One) - 0.099
    Skin Wars: Fresh Paint
     (GSN) - 0.099
  116. Sisterhood of Hip Hop (Oxygen) - 0.098
    Unsung Hollywood (TV One) - 0.098
  117. The Hunt (BBC America) - 0.093
  118. Wheeler Dealers (Velocity) - 0.092
  119. Bert the Conqueror (Travel) - 0.090
    Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (HBO) - 0.090
    Murder Made Me Famous
     (Reelz) - 0.090
    The Real Housewives of Melbourne (Bravo) - 0.090
    Taboo (National Geographic) - 0.090
  120. Tiny House Nation (FYI) - 0.089
  121. Idiot Test (GSN) - 0.088
  122. Fatal Attraction (TV One) - 0.086
  123. Salvage Dawgs (DIY) - 0.080
    South Africa (NatGeoWild) - 0.080
  124. Winsanity (GSN) - 0.076
  125. Backyard Goldmine (DIY) - 0.070
    Policewomen Files (Oxygen) - 0.070
    Renovation Realities 
    (DIY) - 0.070
    Waterfront House Hunting (FYI) - 0.070
  126. Bringing Up Bates (Up) - 0.067
    Sight Unseen 
    (DIY) - 0.067
  127. Big Brother After Dark (Pop) - 0.060
    Cesar 911 
    (NatGeoWild) - 0.060
    CopyCat Killers (Reelz) - 0.060
  128. Carnival Eats (Cooking) - 0.050
  129. Chasing Conspiracies (American Heroes) - 0.045
  130. The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Showtime) - 0.040
  131. Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block (Pop) - 0.036

Live Sporting Events (21):
  1. WWE RAW (USA) - 1.124
  2. WWE SmackDown (USA) - 0.720
  3. NASCAR Racing (NBC Sports) - 0.368
  4. UFC Prelims (FS1) - 0.338
  5. NASCAR Racing (FS1) - 0.315
  6. MLB Baseball (ESPN) - 0.279
  7. PGA Championship (TNT) - 0.227
  8. Major League Soccer (ESPN) - 0.183
    Rio Olympics (NBC Sports) - 0.183
  9. International Champions Cup (ESPN) - 0.165
  10. Rio Olympics (USA) - 0.150
  11. Premier Boxing Champions (ESPN) - 0.138
  12. Premier Boxing Champions (Spike) - 0.130
  13. ELeague (TBS) - 0.110
    MLB Baseball (TBS) - 0.110
  14. Boxing (Showtime) - 0.109
  15. MLB Baseball (FS1) - 0.104
  16. Track and Field (ESPN) - 0.100
  17. IMPACT Wrestling (Pop) - 0.091
  18. Tour De France (NBC Sports) - 0.081
  19. MLB Baseball (MLB Network) - 0.070