The debut of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network wasn't a huge draw, but its 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and 5.3 million viewers was enough to top cable for the night.
Burn Notice was steady in its second November episode with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Beavis & Butt-Head was off a tenth with adults 18-49 to a 1.0 rating, and the bonus 11pm episode scored a 0.9.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia took a hit against NFL action and was off three tenths to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Update via @TVBill: Not in the table below, but unsurprisingly FX's The League also took a hit dropping 0.2 to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and 872,000 viewers. MTV's Good Vibes was down another tenth to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and 1.066 million viewers.
Thursday's Cable Ratings:
|Program||Net||Time||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME||NFLN||8:30 PM||5277||2.2|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L||ESPN||7:56 PM||3055||1.0|
|BURN NOTICE||USA||10:00 PM||2664||1.0|
|BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD SSN 9||MTV||10:01 PM||1798||1.0|
|BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD SSN 9||MTV||11:02 PM||1554||0.9|
|ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELP||FX||10:00 PM||1317||0.8|
|CHILDRENS HOSPITAL||ADSM||12:00 AM||1618||0.7|
|AFTER THE FIRST 48||AEN||9:00 PM||1839||0.7|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1499||0.7|
|BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES||WE||9:00 PM||1182||0.6|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1142||0.6|
|IMPACT WRESTLING||SPIKE||9:00 PM||1730||0.6|
|VIETNAM IN HD PT 3||HIST||9:00 PM||1877||0.6|
|BORDERTOWN LAREDO||AEN||10:00 PM||1304||0.5|
|BORDERTOWN LAREDO||AEN||10:30 PM||1266||0.5|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||953||0.5|
|CHEF HUNTER||FOOD||10:00 PM||967||0.4|
|NFL TOTAL ACCESS||NFLN||12:30 AM||723||0.4|
|SELLING LA||HGTV||10:00 PM||1338||0.4|
|WORLDS DUMBEST||TRU||8:00 PM||1051||0.3|
|WORLDS DUMBEST||TRU||9:00 PM||910||0.3|
It's not in the table above but The Colbert Report drew a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and 1.09 million viewers.
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our source. If you don't see an original episode of a show here, it's because it wasn't in the top 100. If the show you're looking for isn't in the list, it doesn't mean it went down or even necessarily that it's lower than the shows in the list below, it just means we didn't see it.
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