Animal Planet’s 13th annual Puppy Bowl telecast improved on last year’s ratings and scored the most viewers on cable on Super Bowl Sunday.

The two-hour show delivered 2.47 million viewers, up from 2.2 million in 2016, and a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 vs. 0.7 last year. ESPN’s “NFL Primetime” following the Super Bowl led the 18-49 rankings for the day with a 1.0.

Puppy Bowl also once again dominated the other animal-based stunt programming. Hallmark’s Kitten Bowl delivered a 0.1 in adults 18-49 for two segments, while the Fish Bowl — literally just a camera pointed at a goldfish bowl — had a 0.0 and 91,000 viewers.

Most regular Sunday cable shows took the day off opposite the Super Bowl.

Top 100 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL PRIMETIME L ESPN 10:48 PM 2,395 1.0
PUPPY BOWL ANIMAL PLANET 3:00 PM 2,465 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,590 0.8
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:55 PM 1,445 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,235 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,793 0.5
FROZEN DISNEY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 2,095 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,833 0.5
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 11:00 AM 1,337 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,573 0.5
VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 982 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 968 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 933 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 1:50 PM 1,102 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 920 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 2:00 PM 1,314 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 970 0.5
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 884 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 900 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,582 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 3:00 PM 1,404 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,311 0.4
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:30 PM 867 0.4
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,228 0.4
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 872 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 799 0.4
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,546 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,321 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 823 0.4
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 835 0.4
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 935 0.4
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:00 PM 839 0.4
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,436 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 1:00 PM 1,187 0.4
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 AM 1,031 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 896 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 956 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:10 AM 883 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 969 0.4
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 1,004 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 912 0.4
LAW & ORDER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 AM 1,289 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 1:30 PM 876 0.4
LAW & ORDER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:00 AM 1,228 0.4
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 1,046 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,442 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 1,212 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 1,434 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 846 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 1:00 PM 782 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 1:30 AM 755 0.3
WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,005 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 888 0.3
SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 723 0.3
LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DISNEY CHANNEL 1:45 PM 1,341 0.3
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 665 0.3
LAW & ORDER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 AM 1,226 0.3
LAW & ORDER SUPER BWL SPC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:00 PM 1,220 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 749 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:30 PM 808 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 3:30 PM 743 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 1,314 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 5:00 PM 881 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,248 0.3
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 2:00 AM 939 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY JUNIOR 10:00 AM 1,033 0.3
LAW & ORDER SUPER BWL SPC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 1,164 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,252 0.3
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 634 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 1,296 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY JUNIOR 9:30 AM 998 0.3
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 623 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,346 0.3
RHA FIRST LOOK BRAVO 10:48 PM 864 0.3
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 12:30 PM 843 0.3
ANIMAL NATION SPECIAL ANIMAL PLANET 5:00 PM 1,054 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 12:00 PM 1,025 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 11:30 AM 706 0.3
PUPPY BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW ANIMAL PLANET 2:00 PM 1,147 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:30 PM 791 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:00 PM 964 0.3
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2:30 PM 758 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 723 0.3
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 623 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 1,352 0.3
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:30 PM 784 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 1,215 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY JUNIOR 10:30 AM 1,030 0.3
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:30 PM 783 0.3
NFL SUPER BOWL LI FOXD FOX DEPORTES 6:38 PM 650 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 2:30 PM 979 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 3:30 PM 957 0.3
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 609 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,271 0.3
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 4:00 PM 757 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 703 0.3
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 646 0.3
FRIENDS MARATHON TBS NETWORK 12:00 PM 683 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 826 0.3
LAW & ORDER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 AM 1,095 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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