Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cable Rankings - AMC Returns Strong; 'The Walking Dead,' 'Love & Hip Hop' and 'WWE RAW' are Top Shows

For the week of February 12-18, 2017, AMC was the highest rated cable network with an average of 2.118 - followed by USA (0.858), VH1 (0.839), Discovery (0.681) and TNT (0.589).

AMC's The Walking Dead was the highest rated scripted series with a 5.720, VH1's Love & Hip Hop was the highest rated unscripted series with a 1.244, 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 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
2.118

32
Animal Planet
0.194
2
USA
0.858


FS1
0.194
3
VH1
0.839

34
E!
0.173
4
Discovery
0.681

35
HBO
0.161
5
TNT
0.589

36
Travel
0.156
6
History
0.494

37
Showtime
0.152
7
ESPN
0.489

38
NBC Sports
0.151
8
MTV
0.472

39
TruTV
0.147
9
OWN
0.456

40
LMN
0.140
10
Bravo
0.422

41
WE tv
0.138
11
HGTV
0.403

42
Starz
0.133
12
Adult Swim
0.399

43
Hallmark M&M
0.120
13
FX
0.384

44
NatGeoWild
0.116
14
Food
0.337

45
NBA TV
0.115
15
Lifetime
0.329

46
Science
0.114
16
BET
0.327

47
TV Land
0.112
17
TBS
0.320

48
National Geographic
0.099
18
Disney
0.315

49
TV One
0.097
19
ID
0.309

50
Reelz
0.090
20
A&E
0.304

51
DIY
0.084
21
Spike
0.290

52
GSN
0.083
22
Syfy
0.287

53
Oxygen
0.081
23
TLC
0.270

54
Destination America
0.080
24
Nickelodeon
0.262

55
FYI
0.073
25
Comedy Central
0.249


Pop
0.073
26
FXX
0.244


Viceland
0.073
27
Freeform
0.238

58
BBC America
0.070
28
Cartoon Network
0.232


Up
0.070
29
CMT
0.228

60
IFC
0.063
30
WGN America
0.223

61
Cooking
0.054
31
Hallmark
0.197






Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Walking Dead
AMC
5.720
2
Talking Dead
AMC
2.150
3
The Haves and the Have Nots
OWN
0.694
4
Legion
FX
0.610
5
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TBS
0.515
6
Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
0.470
7
Being Mary Jane
BET
0.468
8
Taboo
FX
0.455
9
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
0.440
10
Tosh.0
Comedy Central
0.430
11
SuperMansion
Adult Swim
0.399
12
Six
History
0.398
13
The Magicians
Syfy
0.383
14
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
FXX
0.371
15
Henry Danger
Nickelodeon
0.360

Homeland
Showtime
0.360
17
From Straight A’s to XXX
Lifetime
0.350
18
The Thundermans
Nickelodeon
0.348
19
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central
0.323

Suits
USA
0.323
21
The Fosters
Freeform
0.320
22
Stuck in the Middle
Disney
0.315
23
Too Close to Home
TLC
0.309
24
The Quad
BET
0.300
25
Steven Universe
Cartoon Network
0.298
26
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nickelodeon
0.297
27
Workaholics
Comedy Central
0.288
28
Shadowhunters
Freeform
0.283
29
Game Shakers
Nickelodeon
0.280
30
A Dash of Love
Hallmark
0.270

Colony
USA
0.270
32
Conan
TBS
0.269
33
Deadly Ex
LMN
0.250

Teen Titans Go!
Cartoon Network
0.250
35
Girls
HBO
0.240
36
Detroiters
Comedy Central
0.230
37
Nashville
CMT
0.228

The Royals
E!
0.228
39
Outsiders
WGN America
0.223
40
Switched at Birth
Freeform
0.220
41
Imposters
Bravo
0.215
42
Baskets
FX
0.208
43
Ride
Nickelodeon
0.207
44
The Expanse
Syfy
0.205
45
Clarence
Cartoon Network
0.200

Humans
AMC
0.200

Mighty Magiswords
Cartoon Network
0.200

While You Were Dating
Hallmark
0.200
49
The Amazing World of Gumball
Cartoon Network
0.199
50
Watch What Happens Live
Bravo
0.182
51
Beyond
Freeform
0.174
52
@Midnight
Comedy Central
0.172
53
Jeff & Some Aliens
Comedy Central
0.165
54
Black Sails
Starz
0.157
55
The Young Pope
HBO
0.156
56
Teachers
TV Land
0.150
57
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Bravo
0.145
58
Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison
HBO
0.130
59
An Uncommon Grace
Hallmark M&M
0.120

Madiba
BET
0.120
61
Man Seeking Woman
FXX
0.117
62
Comedy Knockout
TruTV
0.112
63
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
National Geographic
0.100
64
Vice News Tonight
HBO
0.098
65
Schitt’s Creek
Pop
0.078
66
Throwing Shade
TV Land
0.074
67
Desus & Mero
Viceland
0.071
68
The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
0.070
69
Portlandia
IFC
0.063
70
The Missing
Starz
0.060


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Love & Hip Hop
VH1
1.244
2
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bravo
1.045
3
Gold Rush
Discovery
0.977
4
Leave It to Stevie
VH1
0.909
5
The Curse of Oak Island
History
0.864
6
Fast N’ Loud
Discovery
0.840
7
Puppy Bowl XIII
Animal Planet
0.790
8
Teen Mom 2
MTV
0.751
9
K. Michelle: My Life
VH1
0.750
10
Fixer Upper
HGTV
0.727
11
Diesel Brothers
Discovery
0.714
12
Alaskan Bush People
Discovery
0.678
13
Black Ink Crew
VH1
0.670
14
Live From the Red Carpet: Grammy Awards
E!
0.620
15
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Bravo
0.615
16
Swamp People
History
0.610
17
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
VH1
0.595
18
Vanderpump Rules
Bravo
0.573
19
Moonshiners
Discovery
0.571
20
Forged in Fire
History
0.553
21
Worst Cooks in America
Food
0.506
22
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.490
23
America’s Next Top Model
VH1
0.474
24
Flip or Flop
HGTV
0.461
25
My 600-Lb. Life
TLC
0.456
26
Alone
History
0.452
27
Little Women: Atlanta
Lifetime
0.449
28
Married to Medicine
Bravo
0.431
29
Property Brothers
HGTV
0.430
30
Bering Sea Gold
Discovery
0.417
31
Bring It!
Lifetime
0.408

Cops
Spike
0.408
33
The Challenge: Invasion of the Champions
MTV
0.403
34
Comic Book Men
AMC
0.400
35
The Rap Game
Lifetime
0.398

The Wheel
Discovery
0.398
37
Evil Lives Here
ID
0.396
38
House Hunters
HGTV
0.391
39
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
HGTV
0.381
40
Kids Baking Championship
Food
0.380

Love It or List It
HGTV
0.380
42
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
TLC
0.373
43
Caribbean Life
HGTV
0.368
44
Killing Fields
Discovery
0.366
45
First Family of Hip Hop
Bravo
0.365
46
House Hunters International
HGTV
0.362
47
Top Chef
Bravo
0.352
48
Guy’s Grocery Games
Food
0.351
49
Chopped
Food
0.347
50
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
ID
0.345

Nightwatch
A&E
0.345
52
Are You the One?
MTV
0.343
53
Pawn Stars
History
0.342
54
Murder Chose Me
ID
0.340
55
Lip Sync Battle
Spike
0.336
56
Counting Cars
History
0.333
57
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Food
0.332
58
Ginormous Food
Food
0.330

Nickelodeon’s Not So Valentine’s Special
Nickelodeon
0.330
60
Island Life
HGTV
0.329
61
My Lottery Dream Home
HGTV
0.327
62
Counting On
TLC
0.326

Live PD
A&E
0.326
64
Cutthroat Kitchen
Food
0.325

Murder Calls
ID
0.325

Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors
History
0.325
67
Dance Moms
Lifetime
0.315
68
Cake Wars
Food
0.310

See No Evil
ID
0.310
70
Beat Bobby Flay
Food
0.309
71
Cooks vs. Cons
Food
0.307
72
Bakers vs. Fakers
Food
0.305

Web of Lies
ID
0.305
74
Log Cabin Living
HGTV
0.300
75
Your Worst Nightmare
ID
0.297
76
Shadow of Doubt
ID
0.293

Vanity Fair Confidential
ID
0.293
78
Ice Cold Killers
ID
0.283

Jail: Big Texas
Spike
0.283

Summer House
Bravo
0.283
81
The Detectives Club: New Orleans
ID
0.280

Ridiculousness
MTV
0.280
83
Chopped Junior
Food
0.275
84
Face Off
Syfy
0.273

Forbidden: Dying for Love
ID
0.273
86
Project Runway: Junior
Lifetime
0.262
87
Detroit Steel
History
0.260
88
Ladies of London
Bravo
0.243
89
Expedition Unknown
Travel
0.239
90
Long Lost Family
TLC
0.235
91
Vivica’s Black Magic
Lifetime
0.229
92
Tattoo Girls
TLC
0.223
93
The Carbonaro Effect
TruTV
0.218
94
Escaping Polygamy
A&E
0.217
95
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
E!
0.208
96
Paranormal Lockdown
TLC
0.205
97
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson
Animal Planet
0.195
98
Countdown to the Red Carpet: Grammy Awards
E!
0.190
99
The Dead Files
Travel
0.180

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
WE tv
0.180
101
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
OWN
0.178
102
Finding Bigfoot
Animal Planet
0.176
103
Fashion Police
E!
0.175
104
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Travel
0.170

The Incredible Dr. Pol
NatGeoWild
0.170

Married by Mom & Dad
TLC
0.170
107
Suddenly Rich
TLC
0.165
108
Caraoke Showdown
Spike
0.157
109
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Animal Planet
0.155
110
Hack My Life
TruTV
0.145
111
Bad Girls Club
Oxygen
0.140

My Crazy Ex
LMN
0.140
113
L.A. Hair
WE tv
0.139
114
E! News
E!
0.132

Mysteries at the Museum
Travel
0.132
116
E! After Party
E!
0.130

The Guardians
Animal Planet
0.130
118
My Crazy Sex
LMN
0.128

What on Earth?
Science
0.128
120
Fameless
TruTV
0.123
121
The 48th NAACP Image Awards
TV One
0.120

Booze Traveler
Travel
0.120

Kitten Bowl IV
Hallmark
0.120
124
Outrageous Acts of Science
Science
0.119
125
How the Universe Works
Science
0.115
126
Snapped
Oxygen
0.114
127
Brother Husbands
TLC
0.110
128
Unsung
TV One
0.109
129
Street Science
Science
0.104
130
Lawless Oceans
National Geographic
0.103

MythBusters: The Search
Science
0.103
132
Texas Flip and Move
DIY
0.102
133
24 to Life
LMN
0.100

Secrets of the Underground
Science
0.100

So Cosmo
E!
0.100
136
For My Man
TV One
0.093

Holmes & Holmes
DIY
0.093
138
Autopsy: The Last Hours of...
Reelz
0.090

Greatest Ever
TruTV
0.090

Hacking the Wild
Science
0.090

Psychedelic Underworld
National Geographic
0.090
142
Fatal Attraction
TV One
0.088
143
Ghosts in the Hood
WE tv
0.086
144
Divided
GSN
0.084
145
Idiot Test
GSN
0.082
146
Human Family Tree: Branching Out
National Geographic
0.080

Killing Bigfoot
Destination America
0.080

Trip Testers
Travel
0.080
149
Inside the Actors Studio
Bravo
0.075

Noisey
Viceland
0.075

Snake City
NatGeoWild
0.075
152
Bong Appetit
Viceland
0.074
153
Seven Year Switch
FYI
0.073
154
Bringing Up Bates
Up
0.070

The Game of Dating
TV One
0.070

Shark Trackers
Travel
0.070
157
Maine Cabin Masters
DIY
0.067
158
Barnwood Builders
DIY
0.063
159
Dinner at Tiffani’s
Cooking
0.060

It Takes a Killer
Oxygen
0.060
161
Cheap Eats
Cooking
0.050

Restored
DIY
0.050

Tia Mowry at Home
Cooking
0.050
164
Safari Live
NatGeoWild
0.035


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
WWE RAW
USA
1.124
2
WWE SmackDown
USA
0.819
3
NBA Basketball
ESPN
0.610
4
NBA Basketball
TNT
0.589
5
College Basketball
ESPN
0.389
6
UFC Prelims
FS1
0.350
7
PBA Bowling
ESPN
0.185
8
Premier League Soccer
NBC Sports
0.174
9
International Friendly Soccer
FS1
0.160
10
NHL Hockey
NBC Sports
0.128
11
FA Cup
FS1
0.118
12
NBA Basketball
NBA TV
0.115
13
Boxing
Showtime
0.106
14
IMPACT Wrestling
Pop
0.069
15
College Basketball
FS1
0.060