Another week, another week of “The Walking Dead” and “Monday Night Football” occupying the top spots in the cable rankings.

“The Walking Dead” was up a little week to week in adults 18-49 and claimed the No. 1 ranking with a 3.9 rating. “MNF” was right behind at 3.8.

“Monday Night Football” finished first in viewers with 11.08 million, about 2.4 million more than “The Walking Dead’s” 8.69 million.

Note: For the foreseeable future, we’ll be publishing rankings for original shows only. Hence the lack of “Big Bang Theory” and “Family Guy” reruns near the bottom of the adults 18-49 chart.

Top 25 original cable shows in adults 18-49 for Nov. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 3.9 4,954
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – LIONS/PACKERS ESPN Mon. 8:15 PM 3.8 4,800
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI ST. ESPN Sat. 7:01 PM 2.2 2,765
4 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,638
5 NBA BASKETBALL – LAKERS/CELTICS ESPN Weds. 8:01 PM 1.1 1,459
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NFLN Thurs. 8:29 PM 1.1 1,395
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,382
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,280
SPORTSCENTER ESPN Mon. 11:19 PM 1.0 1,280
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,254
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,216
12 NBA BASKETBALL – T-WOLVES/WARRIORS ESPN Weds. 10:31 PM 0.9 1,178
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,165
30 FOR 30: NATURE BOY ESPN Tues. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,165
15 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,062
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,050
NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/ROCKETS TNT Thurs. 8:14 PM 0.8 1,037
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,011
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND: FOREVER FAMILY HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 998
20 XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN’ IT BRAVO Sun. 9:00 PM 0.7 934
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN Sat. 9:00 AM 0.7 934
SOUTH PARK COM Weds. 10:00 PM 0.7 870
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN Mon. 6:00 PM 0.7 858
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.7 845
THE SWEETEST CHRISTMAS HALL Sat. 8:00 PM 0.7 845

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in viewers for Nov. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – LIONS/PACKERS ESPN Mon. 8:15 PM 11,083
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 8,688
3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI ST. ESPN Sat. 7:01 PM 7,031
4 THE SWEETEST CHRISTMAS HALL Sat. 8:00 PM 3,878
5 ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS HALL Sun. 8:00 PM 3,647
6 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,565
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,471
8 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,234
9 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:00 PM 3,118
10 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,105
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 3,048
12 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,015
HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,970
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,970
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,959
16 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND: FOREVER FAMILY HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 2,949
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,939
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,935
19 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,909
20 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 2,876
21 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NFLN Thurs. 8:29 PM 2,873
22 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,862
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,834
24 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,817
25 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 2,804

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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