Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cable Rankings - USA Takes Over 1st Place; 'Fear the Walking Dead,' 'MTV Video Music Awards' & 'WWE RAW' are Top Shows

For the week of September 4-10, 2016, USA was the highest rated cable network with an average of 0.644 - followed by Starz (0.631), Discovery (0.570), OWN (0.520) and Adult Swim (0.500).

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead was the highest rated scripted series with a 1.483, MTV's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards was the highest rated unscripted series with a 1.780, and USA's WWE RAW was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.135.

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


Network
18-49 Rating


Network
18-49 Rating
1
USA
0.644


Showtime
0.198
2
Starz
0.631

32
Syfy
0.188
3
Discovery
0.570

33
TBS
0.186
4
OWN
0.520

34
WE tv
0.167
5
Adult Swim
0.500

35
FXX
0.145
6
VH1
0.480

36
Animal Planet
0.141
7
Lifetime
0.470

37
FYI
0.134
8
HBO
0.466

38
Reelz
0.130
9
TNT
0.456

39
Travel
0.122
10
Bravo
0.411

40
FS1
0.121
11
AMC
0.382

41
Logo
0.113
12
HGTV
0.350

42
Oxygen
0.097
13
E!
0.345

43
DIY
0.095
14
Cartoon Network
0.336

44
Science
0.091
15
History
0.334


TV One
0.091
16
A&E
0.332

46
BET
0.090
17
MTV
0.329


LMN
0.090
18
Food
0.324

48
NatGeoWild
0.089
19
Freeform
0.310

49
CMT
0.088
20
Hallmark
0.305

50
Pop
0.078
21
Spike
0.304

51
Velocity
0.076
22
NBC Sports
0.298

52
GSN
0.075
23
ESPN
0.280

53
American Heroes
0.073
24
ID
0.253

54
Viceland
0.072
25
Comedy Central
0.244

55
Cooking
0.070
26
FX
0.243


Destination America
0.070
27
TLC
0.225

57
Disney XD
0.068
28
TruTV
0.220

58
Esquire
0.060
29
National Geographic
0.201


MLB Network
0.060
30
NFL Network
0.198

60
SundanceTV
0.025


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Fear the Walking Dead
AMC
1.483
2
Harley and the Davidsons
Discovery
0.913
3
Power
Starz
0.890
4
The Haves and the Have Nots
OWN
0.825
5
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
Comedy Central
0.690
6
Queen Sugar
OWN
0.645
7
Greenleaf
OWN
0.623
8
Ballers
HBO
0.606
9
Pretty Little Liars
Freeform
0.584
10
Rizzoli & Isles
TNT
0.582
11
Squidbillies
Adult Swim
0.578
12
Hit the Floor
VH1
0.570
13
The Night Of
HBO
0.540
14
The Strain
FX
0.520
15
Atlanta
FX
0.505
16
The Last Ship
TNT
0.500
17
Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio
Adult Swim
0.489
18
The Eric Andre Show
Adult Swim
0.480
19
Suits
USA
0.478
20
Major Crimes
TNT
0.462
21
Vice Principals
HBO
0.396
22
Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace
Adult Swim
0.390
23
Queen of the South
USA
0.384
24
The Fosters
Freeform
0.380
25
Survivor’s Remorse
Starz
0.373
26
Steven Universe
Cartoon Network
0.370
27
Stalked By My Doctor: The Return
Lifetime
0.330

Teen Titans Go!
Cartoon Network
0.330
29
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central
0.313
30
Better Things
FX
0.310
31
Ray Donovan
Showtime
0.306
32
Chesapeake Shores
Hallmark
0.305
33
Mr. Robot
USA
0.298
34
We Bare Bears
Cartoon Network
0.290
35
The Amazing World of Gumball
Cartoon Network
0.271
36
Conan
TBS
0.265
37
The Powerpuff Girls
Cartoon Network
0.245
38
Murder in the First
TNT
0.232
39
Mary + Jane
MTV
0.220
40
Odd Mom Out
Bravo
0.218
41
Tyrant
FX
0.205
42
Too Close to Home
TLC
0.198
43
Dead of Summer
Freeform
0.195
44
Backstabbed
Lifetime
0.190
45
Motive
USA
0.186
46
@Midnight
Comedy Central
0.180

Killjoys
Syfy
0.180

Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
0.180
49
The Making of the Mob: Chicago
AMC
0.175
50
Dark Matter
Syfy
0.168
51
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
FX
0.166
52
Loosely Exactly Nicole
MTV
0.160
53
The Half Hour
Comedy Central
0.158
54
Love Thy Neighbor
OWN
0.156
55
You’re the Worst
FXX
0.145
56
Halt and Catch Fire
AMC
0.133
57
Goddam Comedy Jam
Comedy Central
0.130
58
Comedy Knockout
TruTV
0.119
59
Lego Star Wars
Disney XD
0.105
60
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
HBO
0.100
61
Casa Vita
LMN
0.090

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6
Disney XD
0.090
63
Roadies
Showtime
0.089
64
Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything
Disney XD
0.065
65
Ringside
TV One
0.060
66
Future-Worm!
Disney XD
0.040
67
Kirby Buckets
Disney XD
0.040
68
Gomorrah
SundanceTV
0.025


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2016 MTV Video Music Awards
MTV
1.780
2
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
VH1
1.173
3
2016 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show
MTV
0.990
4
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle
VH1
0.766
5
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
E!
0.691
6
Chrisley Knows Best
USA
0.683
7
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo
0.653
8
Naked and Afraid XL
Discovery
0.649
9
Flip or Flop
HGTV
0.623
10
Fast N’ Loud
Discovery
0.605
11
Teen Mom
MTV
0.584
12
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Bravo
0.566
13
Basketball Wives LA
VH1
0.550

Below Deck
Bravo
0.550
15
Little Women: LA
Lifetime
0.547
16
Little Women: Atlanta
Lifetime
0.517
17
The Real Housewives of New York City
Bravo
0.514
18
Talking Dead: Fear
AMC
0.500
19
Ink Master
Spike
0.487
20
60 Days In
A&E
0.458
21
The Great Food Truck Race
Food
0.435
22
Bring It
Lifetime
0.433
23
The Killing of JonBenet: The Truth Uncovered
A&E
0.430
24
The Rap Game
Lifetime
0.421
25
Catfish: The TV Show
MTV
0.417

Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.417
27
Mountain Men
History
0.411
28
Forged in Fire
History
0.407
29
Cooks vs. Cons
Food
0.392
30
15 Septembers Later
History
0.390
31
Dance Moms
Lifetime
0.380
32
Pawn Stars
History
0.376
33
House Hunters
HGTV
0.374
34
Married at First Sight
A&E
0.371
35
Chopped
Food
0.366
36
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
ID
0.363
37
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling
HGTV
0.354
38
House Hunters International
HGTV
0.352
39
Tiny House Hunters
HGTV
0.351
40
Behind Bars: Rookie Year
A&E
0.350
41
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
0.349
42
Return to Amish
TLC
0.346
43
Dual Survival
Discovery
0.335
44
Mexico Life
HGTV
0.332
45
Beach Hunters
HGTV
0.330

The Vanishing Women
ID
0.330
47
Island Hunters
HGTV
0.326
48
Guy’s Grocery Games
Food
0.324

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams
HBO
0.324
50
VH1 Live!
VH1
0.323
51
Escaping Polygamy
A&E
0.322
52
Chopped Junior
Food
0.316
53
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
TLC
0.310
54
Ridiculousness
MTV
0.305
55
Ink Master: Redemption
Spike
0.303
56
Flipping Out
Bravo
0.302
57
Blood Relatives
ID
0.297
58
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
0.294
59
Ancient Aliens
History
0.293

Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
HGTV
0.293

Desert Flippers
HGTV
0.293
62
Cutthroat Kitchen
Food
0.289
63
WAGS
E!
0.288
64
Intervention
A&E
0.287
65
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour
History
0.284
66
Bering Sea Gold
Discovery
0.280

Cake Wars
Food
0.280

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry
E!
0.280

Ice Road Truckers
History
0.280
70
Botched by Nature
E!
0.278
71
90 Day Fiancé
TLC
0.270
72
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
National Geographic
0.269
73
Born This Way
A&E
0.267
74
Betrayed
ID
0.262
75
The First 48
A&E
0.260
76
Swamp Murders
ID
0.258
77
Adam Ruins Everything
TruTV
0.257
78
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead
ID
0.256
79
On the Case with Paula Zahn
ID
0.255
80
Cry Wolfe
ID
0.252
81
Dating Naked
VH1
0.247

Nick Cannon Wild ‘n Out
MTV
0.247
83
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
TLC
0.246
84
Food Network Star Kids
Food
0.243
85
Milwaukee Blacksmith
History
0.240

Nightmare Next Door
ID
0.240
87
Ghost Hunters
Syfy
0.238
88
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen
ID
0.227
89
The Dead Files
Travel
0.225
90
Unraveled
ID
0.214
91
Deadly Women
ID
0.210
92
Toddlers & Tiaras
TLC
0.205
93
Live Free or Die 
National Geographic
0.200
94
Killer Clergy
ID
0.195
95
Unlocking the Truth
MTV
0.193
96
Cake Boss
TLC
0.190

Fashion Police
E!
0.190
98
Cutting It: In the ATL
WE tv
0.187
99
Treehouse Masters
Animal Planet
0.185
100
Paranormal Witness
Syfy
0.182
101
Love at First Kiss
TLC
0.172
102
E! News
E!
0.169
103
Fameless
TruTV
0.165
104
Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never
WE tv
0.160

Joking Off
MTV
0.160

Pope vs. Hitler
National Geographic
0.160

The Real Saddam Hussein
National Geographic
0.160
108
Blue Collar Backers
Discovery
0.155
109
Million Dollar Matchmaker
WE tv
0.149
110
Kingin’ with Tyga
MTV
0.148
111
You Can Do Better
TruTV
0.147
112
Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet
Animal Planet
0.143

RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race
VH1
0.143
114
Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food
Travel
0.140

Playhouse Masters
TLC
0.140
116
Married at First Sight
FYI
0.139
117
Facing
National Geographic
0.135
118
The Incredible Dr. Pol
NatGeoWild
0.134
119
Killer Women
TLC
0.133
120
Geeking Out
AMC
0.130

Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors
Reelz
0.130
122
RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race
Logo
0.127
123
Life on Lockdown
National Geographic
0.125

NASA’s Unexplained Files
Science
0.125
125
Hacking Robot
USA
0.120
126
Texas Flip and Move
DIY
0.115

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Science
0.115
128
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Bravo
0.110

Rugged Justice
Animal Planet
0.110

Tracks
Spike
0.110
131
Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
0.109
132
Snapped
Oxygen
0.105
133
Secret Eats with Adam Richman
Travel
0.103
134
Bert the Conqueror
Travel
0.100

Waterfront House Hunting
FYI
0.100
136
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
CMT
0.097

Oprah: Where Are They Now?
OWN
0.097
138
For My Man
TV One
0.096
139
How It’s Made
Science
0.091
140
9/11: As We Watched
American Heroes
0.090

Fatal Attraction
TV One
0.090

Miracle Landing on the Hudson
National Geographic
0.090

One Shot
BET
0.090

Snapped: Killer Couples
Oxygen
0.090

That’s Delicious
Viceland
0.090
146
Sisterhood of Hip Hop
Oxygen
0.088
147
Wheeler Dealers
Velocity
0.083
148
Mega Shippers
Science
0.082
149
Salvage Dawgs
DIY
0.080
150
Cheer Squad
Freeform
0.079
151
Garage Squad
Velocity
0.078
152
Winsanity
GSN
0.076
153
Chasing Classic Cars
Velocity
0.075

I Love Kellie Pickler
CMT
0.075
155
Abandoned
Viceland
0.070

Capturing Bin Laden
American Heroes
0.070

Finding Prince Charming
Logo
0.070

Haunted Case Files
Destination America
0.070

How Do They Do It?
Science
0.070

Man Fire Food
Cooking
0.070

Weediquette
Viceland
0.070
162
Chasing Conspiracies
American Heroes
0.065

Idiot Test
GSN
0.065
164
Beyond Bitchin’ Rides
Velocity
0.060

Black Market: Dispatches
Viceland
0.060

Car Matchmaker
Esquire
0.060

Filthy Riches
NatGeoWild
0.060

Finding Prince Charming
VH1
0.060

House Crashers
DIY
0.060

Secret Life of Tigers
NatGeoWild
0.060

Swap Meet
Velocity
0.060
172
The Legend of Mick Dodge
NatGeoWild
0.055
173
Big Brother After Dark
Pop
0.054
174
Cesar 911
NatGeoWild
0.052


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
WWE RAW
USA
1.135
2
College Football
ESPN
1.074
3
WWE SmackDown
USA
0.747
4
NASCAR Racing
NBC Sports
0.394
5
NASCAR Racing
USA
0.380
6
College Football
FS1
0.347
7
MLB Baseball
ESPN
0.232
8
NFL Preseason Football
NFL Network
0.198
9
Premier League Soccer
NBC Sports
0.191
10
2016 Little League World Series
ESPN
0.185
11
2016 U.S. Open Tennis
ESPN
0.172
12
World Cup Qualifier
FS1
0.170
13
The Ultimate Fighter
FS1
0.155
14
Major League Soccer
ESPN
0.150
15
Premier Boxing Champions
Spike
0.150
16
Premier League Soccer
USA
0.145
17
MLB Baseball
TBS
0.116
18
IMPACT Wrestling
Pop
0.094
19
MLB Baseball
FS1
0.092
20
MLB Baseball
MLB Network
0.060

Premier Boxing Champions
NBC Sports
0.060
22
Major League Soccer
FS1
0.050