Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cable Rankings - AMC Maintains Lead; 'The Walking Dead,' 'Love & Hip Hop' and 'Monday Night Football' are Top Shows

For the week of December 11-17, 2016, AMC was the highest rated cable network with an average of 2.703 - followed by NFL Network (1.626), VH1 (0.919), ESPN (0.865) and USA (0.683).

AMC's The Walking Dead was the highest rated scripted series with a 5.709, VH1's Love & Hip Hop was the highest rated unscripted series with a 1.230, and ESPN's Monday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 3.812.

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 blue 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
AMC
2.703

31
E!
0.176
2
NFL Network
1.626

32
LMN
0.170
3
VH1
0.919

33
Animal Planet
0.169
4
ESPN
0.865

34
Oxygen
0.166
5
USA
0.683

35
NBC Sports
0.155
6
Hallmark
0.633

36
Travel
0.147
7
Discovery
0.579

37
Cartoon Network
0.142
8
TNT
0.544

38
TV Land
0.131
9
Spike
0.405

39
OWN
0.125
10
History
0.404

40
National Geographic
0.122
11
Nickelodeon
0.400

41
Disney XD
0.121
12
Bravo
0.393

42
Science
0.119
13
MTV
0.374

43
NBA TV
0.116
14
Adult Swim
0.360

44
TruTV
0.111
15
Showtime
0.346

45
Velocity
0.101
16
Comedy Central
0.341

46
Starz
0.099
17
TBS
0.331

47
CMT
0.090
18
HGTV
0.317

48
Pop
0.087
19
Lifetime
0.314

49
BBC America
0.083
20
Food
0.310


TV One
0.083
21
A&E
0.306


WGN America
0.083
22
ID
0.284

52
DIY
0.080
23
HBO
0.267

53
Reelz
0.076
24
TLC
0.251

54
NatGeoWild
0.074
25
WE tv
0.243

55
Up
0.065
26
Disney
0.225

56
Viceland
0.064
27
FS1
0.223

57
Cooking
0.061
28
Hallmark M&M
0.215

58
American Heroes
0.060
29
BET
0.194

59
SundanceTV
0.034
30
Syfy
0.188

60
El Rey
0.028


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Walking Dead
AMC
5.709
2
Talking Dead
AMC
2.035
3
South Park
Comedy Central
1.025
4
Westworld
HBO
0.803
5
30 for 30
ESPN
0.770
6
Love You Like Christmas
Hallmark
0.710
7
Looks Like Christmas
Hallmark
0.640
8
Vikings
History
0.603
9
American Dad
TBS
0.577
10
A Nutcracker Christmas
Hallmark
0.550
11
Shameless
Showtime
0.529
12
Albert
Nickelodeon
0.520
13
The Librarians
TNT
0.495
14
LEGO Frozen Northern Lights
Disney
0.470
15
Shooter
USA
0.468
16
Hot Streets
Adult Swim
0.430
17
Elena of Avalor
Disney
0.410
18
Tosh.0
Comedy Central
0.392
19
Henry Danger
Nickelodeon
0.370
20
Apollo Gauntlet
Adult Swim
0.350

Duck the Halls: Mickey Mouse
Disney
0.350
22
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central
0.328
23
People of Earth
TBS
0.324
24
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Comedy Central
0.305
25
Bad Guys
Adult Swim
0.300
26
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TBS
0.290
27
The Royals
E!
0.285
28
Conan
TBS
0.277
29
Drunk History
Comedy Central
0.275
30
Z Nation
Syfy
0.248
31
Teen Wolf
MTV
0.232
32
K.C. Undercover
Disney
0.220

Real Husbands of Hollywood
BET
0.220

The Sound of Christmas
Hallmark M&M
0.220
35
Hearts of Christmas
Hallmark M&M
0.210
36
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
0.199
37
Mars
National Geographic
0.198

MECH-X4
Disney
0.198
39
Good Behavior
TNT
0.192
40
Divorce
HBO
0.186
41
@Midnight
Comedy Central
0.181
42
Younger
TV Land
0.171
43
The Affair
Showtime
0.170

Trapped Child
LMN
0.170
45
Bizaardvark
Disney
0.168

Eyewitness
USA
0.168
47
Incorporated
Syfy
0.167
48
Best Friends Whenever
Disney
0.160
49
Aftermath
Syfy
0.158

Van Helsing
Syfy
0.158
51
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Starz
0.157
52
Uncle Grandpa
Cartoon Network
0.150
53
Falling Water
USA
0.148
54
Star Wars Rebels
Disney XD
0.143
55
VICE Special Report: A House Divided
HBO
0.140
56
Supernoobs
Cartoon Network
0.128
57
This Is Not Happening
Comedy Central
0.119
58
Billy on the Street
TruTV
0.116
59
Nashville - Preview
CMT
0.110
60
Those Who Can’t
TruTV
0.104
61
Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack
TruTV
0.103
62
Merry Ex-Mas
TV One
0.100
63
Vice News Tonight
HBO
0.094
64
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
BBC America
0.090
65
Impastor
TV Land
0.083

Salem
WGN America
0.083
67
Sweet/Vicious
MTV
0.082
68
Girlfriends of Christmas Past
TV One
0.080
69
Jon Glaser Loves Gear
TruTV
0.079
70
Comedy Knockout
TruTV
0.075
71
Years of Living Dangerously
National Geographic
0.074
72
The Trans List
HBO
0.060
73
The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
0.055

Right Now Kapow
Disney XD
0.055
75
Seasons Greetings
Up
0.050
76
Blunt Talk
Starz
0.041
77
Rectify
SundanceTV
0.039
78
Future-Worm!
Disney XD
0.030
79
The Bureau
SundanceTV
0.000


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Love & Hip Hop
VH1
1.230
2
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bravo
1.078
3
Street Outlaws
Discovery
0.931
4
Gold Rush
Discovery
0.917
5
The Curse of Oak Island
History
0.788
6
2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation
ESPN
0.750
7
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
VH1
0.724
8
Fixer Upper
HGTV
0.680
9
America’s Next Top Model
VH1
0.650
10
Married to Medicine
Bravo
0.640
11
Teen Mom
MTV
0.630
12
Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night
VH1
0.610
13
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Bravo
0.605
14
Vanderpump Rules
Bravo
0.603
15
Moonshiners
Discovery
0.578
16
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
A&E
0.577
17
Below Deck
Bravo
0.569
18
Fast N’ Loud
Discovery
0.540
19
Ink Master
Spike
0.512
20
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Discovery
0.504
21
Sister Wives
TLC
0.475
22
Project Runway
Lifetime
0.458
23
Alaskan Bush People
Discovery
0.450
24
Holiday Baking Championship
Food
0.440
25
Treasure Quest: Snake Island
Discovery
0.428
26
Flip or Flop
HGTV
0.427
27
Teen Mom 2
MTV
0.410
28
Duck Dynasty
A&E
0.398
29
Brothers Take New Orleans
HGTV
0.385
30
Comic Book Men
AMC
0.365
31
Hunting Hitler
History
0.362
32
Cops
Spike
0.358
33
Alone
History
0.355
34
Mariah’s World
E!
0.345
35
Guy’s Grocery Games
Food
0.340

Lip Sync Battle Shorties
Nickelodeon
0.340
37
Little People, Big World
TLC
0.338
38
Edge of Alaska
Discovery
0.337
39
American Pickers
History
0.335
40
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Food
0.333
41
Nightwatch
A&E
0.330
42
Pawn Stars
History
0.326
43
Clash of the Grandmas
Food
0.324

Little Women: Dallas
Lifetime
0.324
45
Intervention
A&E
0.322
46
Chopped
Food
0.317

The First 48
A&E
0.317
48
House Hunters
HGTV
0.313

Top Chef
Bravo
0.313
50
Restored by the Fords
HGTV
0.310
51
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
ID
0.309
52
House Hunters International
HGTV
0.308

Married with Secrets
ID
0.308
54
Don’t Be Tardy
Bravo
0.307

People Magazine Investigates
ID
0.307
56
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
0.306

House Hunters Renovation
HGTV
0.306
58
Dance Moms
Lifetime
0.304
59
Real Vikings
History
0.303
60
Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil
ID
0.300
61
Hawaii Life
HGTV
0.299
62
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
ID
0.290
63
Outdaughtered
TLC
0.284
64
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Bravo
0.282
65
A Crime to Remember
ID
0.280

Your Worst Nightmare
ID
0.280
67
Bad Girls Club: Social Disruption
Oxygen
0.278
68
On the Case with Paula Zahn
ID
0.277
69
Chopped Junior
Food
0.272
70
Going Si-ral
A&E
0.270
71
Ghost Adventures
Travel
0.269
72
Growing Up Hip Hop
WE tv
0.268
73
Grave Secrets
ID
0.267
74
Cake Wars
Food
0.262
75
Total Divas
E!
0.256
76
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Animal Planet
0.254
77
Island Life
HGTV
0.251
78
Ladies of London
Bravo
0.250
79
Live PD
A&E
0.248
80
Cooks vs. Cons
Food
0.243

Truth is Stranger Than Florida
ID
0.243

Wahlburgers
A&E
0.243
83
Evil Kin
ID
0.240
84
Timber Creek Lodge
Bravo
0.235
85
Kate Plus 8
TLC
0.233

Married by Mom & Dad
TLC
0.233
87
Barbara Walters Presents
ID
0.230
88
Wives with Knives
ID
0.223
89
Pearl Harbor: The Truth
History
0.220

The Selection: Special Operations Experiment
History
0.220
91
Adam Ruins Everything
TruTV
0.218

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
WE tv
0.218
93
Real World Seattle: Bad Blood
MTV
0.215
94
Expedition Unknown
Travel
0.210
95
Kids Sweets Showdown
Food
0.207
96
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
OWN
0.203
97
Kindred Spirits
TLC
0.199
98
Legend of Croc Gold
Discovery
0.193
99
The Gary Owen Show
BET
0.184
100
Ink, Paper, Scissors
BET
0.175
101
Life Below Zero
National Geographic
0.173
102
A Haunting
TLC
0.164
103
Killer Whales: The Mega Hunt
Animal Planet
0.160

Project Grizzly
Animal Planet
0.160
105
Knocked Up
Lifetime
0.150
106
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Travel
0.146
107
E! News
E!
0.143
108
Married to Medicine Houston
Bravo
0.135

Still Alive
Discovery
0.135
110
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Lifetime
0.134

What on Earth?
Science
0.134
112
Monsters Inside Me
Animal Planet
0.130
113
How the Universe Works
Science
0.125
114
Bitchin’ Rides
Velocity
0.123
115
Rickey Smiley for Real
TV One
0.122
116
Critics’ Choice Awards
A&E
0.120

Last Squad Standing
Oxygen
0.120
118
Border Wars
National Geographic
0.115
119
Booze Traveler
Travel
0.110
120
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
OWN
0.107
121
Continent 7: Antarctica
National Geographic
0.106

Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
0.106
123
Fameless
TruTV
0.105
124
Billboard Women in Music 2016
Lifetime
0.100

Greatest Party Story Ever and Other Epic Tales
MTV
0.100

Wheeler Dealers
Velocity
0.100
127
Food Paradise
Travel
0.098
128
Texas Flip and Move
DIY
0.097
129
Hollywood & Football
E!
0.095
130
Hotel Impossible
Travel
0.093
131
Homicide for the Holidays
Oxygen
0.090

Ocean Warriors
Animal Planet
0.090
133
Unique Rides
Velocity
0.088
134
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge
CMT
0.086
135
Autopsy: The Last Hours of...
Reelz
0.080

Bong Appetit
Viceland
0.080

Dinner at Tiffani’s
Cooking
0.080

I Bought a Rainforest
Animal Planet
0.080

Savage Kingdom
NatGeoWild
0.080
140
Fatal Attraction
TV One
0.079
141
Graveyard Carz
Velocity
0.078

Snapped
Oxygen
0.078
143
Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia
Viceland
0.077
144
World’s Biggest Shipbuilders
Science
0.075
145
Animal Fight Night
NatGeoWild
0.070

Cheap Eats
Cooking
0.070

Ghosts of Pearl Harbor
National Geographic
0.070

Unwrapped 2.0
Cooking
0.070
149
Justice By Any Means
TV One
0.069
150
Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War
American Heroes
0.060

Critics’ Choice Red Carpet Live!
A&E
0.060

First Time Flippers
DIY
0.060

Gangsters: America’s Most Evil
Reelz
0.060

Pearl Harbor - The Heroes Who Fought Back
American Heroes
0.060
155
Desus & Mero
Viceland
0.059
156
Explorer
National Geographic
0.058
157
Food: Fact or Fiction?
Cooking
0.057
158
It Takes a Killer
Oxygen
0.053

Unique Sweets
Cooking
0.053
160
Barnwood Builders
DIY
0.050

Payday
Viceland
0.050


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Monday Night Football
ESPN
3.812
2
Thursday Night Football
NFL Network
1.626
3
WWE RAW
USA
0.998
4
WWE SmackDown
USA
0.797
5
NBA Basketball
TNT
0.672
6
College Football
ESPN
0.661
7
NBA Basketball
ESPN
0.551
8
WWE Tribute to the Troops
USA
0.460
9
College Basketball
ESPN
0.356
10
UFC Prelims
FS1
0.353
11
Boxing
HBO
0.260
12
Bellator MMA Live
Spike
0.208
13
College Football
FS1
0.205
14
Women’s College Volleyball
ESPN
0.195
15
Premier League Soccer
NBC Sports
0.162
16
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
0.148
17
PBA Bowling
ESPN
0.130
18
Major League Soccer
ESPN
0.128
19
F1 Racing
NBC Sports
0.125
20
NBA Basketball
NBA TV
0.116
21
Major League Soccer
FS1
0.090
22
IMPACT Wrestling
Pop
0.087
23
Boxing
Showtime
0.082
24
College Basketball
FS1
0.080
25
Women’s College Basketball
ESPN
0.075
26
Women’s College Basketball
FS1
0.050
27
Lucha Underground
El Rey
0.028