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The College Football Playoff championship game fell year to year, but it still delivered huge numbers for ESPN Monday night. Alabama’s 45-40 win over Clemson drew an 8.3 rating in adults 18-49, down 24.5 percent from the inaugural title game’s 11.0 last year. In viewers, the game was down 23 percent (25.67 million vs. 33.4 million).

ESPN notes the game was the most-watched cable telecast since the CFP title game last year.

Top 100 cable shows (including ties) among adults 18-49 for Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CFP CHAMPIONSHIP L ESPN 8:27 PM 25667 8.3
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 8:19 PM 11731 3.7
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 12:27 AM 9005 3.5
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 7:56 PM 8067 2.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:46 AM 3687 1.5
LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 VH1 7:59 PM 2708 1.4
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3536 1.2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 3228 1.2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 3206 1.2
TEEN MOM SSN 5B MTV 10:00 PM 1702 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1809 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1791 0.9
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE L ESPN 6:00 PM 2025 0.8
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 2:00 AM 1798 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1563 0.8
FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 2044 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1511 0.7
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 9:00 PM 1466 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 1673 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1231 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1603 0.6
TEEN MOM SPECIAL MTV 11:01 PM 1061 0.6
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 10:01 PM 1424 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1099 0.6
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1194 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2294 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1146 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 988 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:00 PM 924 0.5
FAMILY GUY TBSC 8:30 PM 940 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 870 0.5
HTF: INSTANT REPLAY VH1 9:00 PM 1007 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2074 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 814 0.4
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD 8:00 PM 1739 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 783 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 7:30 PM 811 0.4
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 9:00 PM 852 0.4
LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 VH1 10:00 PM 921 0.4
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 9:30 PM 804 0.4
CAKE WARS 2 FOOD 9:00 PM 1257 0.4
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 751 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 699 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1828 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 7:00 PM 730 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1673 0.4
TEEN MOM SSN 5B MTV 9:00 PM 653 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1639 0.4
MOB WIVES 6 TRAILER VH1 11:00 PM 792 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1147 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 835 0.4
PAW PATROL NICK 1:00 PM 1322 0.4
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 665 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 848 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1779 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1670 0.4
LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 VH1 6:59 PM 718 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1555 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1129 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1514 0.3
E! NEWS ENT 7:00 PM 838 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 7:00 PM 1080 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 792 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 1121 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 797 0.3
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1370 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1093 0.3
LION GUARD:RETURN OF ROAR DSNY 8:00 AM 1131 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 8:00 PM 1197 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 941 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 807 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 12:00 PM 1111 0.3
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1693 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 6:00 PM 1591 0.3
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 12:55 PM 948 0.3
CONAN TBSC 11:00 PM 628 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1331 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 979 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:30 PM 1014 0.3
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 10:30 AM 1020 0.3
SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 515 0.3
WE BARE BEARS TOON 7:00 PM 1209 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 9:00 PM 1242 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 12:30 PM 1117 0.3
TRANSFORMERS TOON 6:30 AM 737 0.3
JAKES BUCCANEER BLAST DSNY 12:25 PM 1112 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1002 0.3
DJ MELODIES DSNY 9:25 AM 965 0.3
SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DSNY 11:00 AM 999 0.3
REGULAR SHOW TOON 6:00 AM 690 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 1131 0.3
MUTT & STUFF NICK 10:00 AM 1059 0.3
FUTURAMA CMDY 6:28 PM 513 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 948 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:00 PM 1090 0.3
TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:30 PM 1100 0.3
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 7:55 AM 1064 0.3
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1464 0.3
SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:30 PM 527 0.3
TOY STORY TOONS SHORTS DSNY 8:50 AM 1046 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 4:00 PM 731 0.3
SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 508 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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