Cable weekly Top 25, Sept. 5-11: College football doubles its nearest rival

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ESPN’s Labor Day college football telecast was far and away the No. 1 show on cable for Sept. 5-11. The Florida State-Mississippi game earned a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 — doubling the 1.5 for second-place “Fear the Walking Dead” — and 8.35 million viewers.

The series finale of “Rizzoli & Isles” finished second in viewers with 5.26 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49  for Sept. 5-11, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – MISSISSIPPI/FLORIDA ST. ESPN Mon. 7:55 PM 3.0 3,823
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,911
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,518
4 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,430
ROB & CHYNA – P E! Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,385
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,343
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,258
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS – P DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,228
SPORTSCENTER ESPN Mon. 12:14 AM 1.0 1,226
10 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS – F OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,155
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:30 PM 0.9 1,128
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,125
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN Sun. 11:00 AM 0.9 1,103
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS DISC Tues. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,092
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,091
16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,070
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,063
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,063
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,056
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,056
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,052
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,035
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,025
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,016
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,015
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,004
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – ARKANSAS/TCU ESPN Sat. 7:00 PM 0.8 1,003
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – W. KENTUCKY/ALABAMA ESPN2 Sat. 3:30 PM 0.8 980
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 9:30 PM 0.8 980
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 980

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Sept. 5-11, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – MISSISSIPPI/FLORIDA ST. ESPN Mon. 7:55 PM 8,354
2 RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT Mon. 9:00 PM 5,256
3 MAJOR CRIMES TNT Mon. 10:00 PM 4,137
4 COMMANDER IN CHIEF FORUM MSNBC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,431
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 3,401
6 HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS – P DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,395
7 HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS DISC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,361
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,350
9 HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,338
10 THE KELLY FILE FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,322
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,259
12 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS – F OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 3,235
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,066
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,051
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,005
16 THE KELLY FILE FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,881
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,798
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,792
19 NASCAR SPRINT CUP – RICHMOND NBCSN Sat. 7:53 PM 2,706
20 QUEEN SUGAR – P OWN Tues. 10:00 PM 2,688
21 HANNITY FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,679
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,665
23 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,549
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 2,530
25 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,507

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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