ESPN’s telecast of the Pro Bowl was easily the No. 1 show on cable Sunday, but its ratings were down a little bit compared to last year’s game.

The game drew a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.45 million viewers, off a little from 2.8 and 7.99 million for the 2016 Pro Bowl.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards got a bump vs. their 2016 ratings, owing in part to a switch from airing on a Saturday night last year to Sunday. Still, the combined 1.2 for the awards on TNT and TBS (each channel earned a 0.6) was up 71 percent over last year’s combined 0.7.

Elsewhere, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” improved a tenth of a point week to week to finish with a 1.1, second for the day.”Alaska: The Last Frontier” (0.6) also rose, but “Homeland” (0.4) was off a tenth from the previous week.

Top 100 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL PRO BOWL L ESPN 7:51 PM 7,449 2.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,620 1.1
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,768 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 2,333 0.8
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 6:00 PM 2,071 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 2,268 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,601 0.8
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:23 PM 1,647 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 1,975 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,245 0.7
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 2,340 0.6
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,166 0.6
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 2,577 0.6
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 2,561 0.6
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 2,109 0.6
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:00 PM 2,330 0.6
VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,156 0.6
WORST COOKS 10 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,685 0.6
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:00 PM 2,132 0.6
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,763 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,644 0.5
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 2,136 0.5
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 2,179 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 5:30 PM 1,495 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,372 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,009 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,357 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,426 0.5
EVIL LIVES HERE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,599 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,458 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,937 0.5
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,464 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,912 0.5
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 1:00 PM 1,731 0.5
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 2,079 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:30 PM 982 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 902 0.4
SALUTE TO SAG MOVIE SPEC TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 1,255 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,877 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,046 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 817 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,764 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 1,704 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,886 0.4
SISTER WIVES TELL ALL TLC 8:00 PM 1,350 0.4
NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 5:09 PM 1,080 0.4
SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 868 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 1,845 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,315 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,424 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,087 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 2,161 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:30 PM 897 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 962 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 1,644 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,616 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 743 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 1,827 0.4
FROZEN DISNEY JUNIOR 10:25 AM 1,572 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,820 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,673 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 7:00 PM 1,685 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:30 PM 1,523 0.4
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L ESPN 6:00 AM 1,305 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,781 0.4
NEW EDITION STORY, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 5:12 PM 972 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,791 0.4
FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP BRAVO 9:00 PM 850 0.4
TITAN MAXIMUM ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 782 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,634 0.4
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,184 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,577 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,719 0.4
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,572 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 3:00 PM 1,161 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 782 0.4
FXX MOVIE PRIME FXX 6:00 PM 1,016 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 876 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 716 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,289 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 12:53 AM 772 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 1,309 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 1,376 0.4
HOMELAND S6 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:03 PM 1,130 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 1,398 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 721 0.4
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 PM 1,140 0.4
LEAH REMINI: SCNTLGY XTRA A&E NETWORK 9:01 PM 965 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,471 0.3
DATELINE ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 AM 1,175 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,662 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,643 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,735 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,459 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,378 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 12:00 AM 775 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 1,431 0.3
MASH AMC 1:00 PM 1,676 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 759 0.3
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 667 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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