Though its numbers were down a bit, “The Walking Dead” was far and away the No. 1 show on cable for the week of Feb. 8-14. The series returned to AMC with a 6.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 13.74 million viewers.

“Talking Dead” (3.1, 6.44 million) finished second for the week in both measures. The NBA All-Star Game and “All-Star Saturday Night” on TNT were third and fourth, and “Walking Dead” rerun preceding the midseason premiere rounded out the Top 5.

Episode 2 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” drew a 1.5 in the demo, down from 2.0 for the premiere, but remained in the Top 10.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 8-14, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2/14/2016 9:00 PM 6.8 8565
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 2/14/2016 10:03 PM 3.1 3931
3 2016 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT 2/14/2016 8:40 PM 2.7 3452
4 NBA ALL-STAR SAT NIGHT TNT 2/13/2016 8:00 PM 2.6 3313
5 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2/14/2016 8:00 PM 2.2 2738
6 NBA ALL-STAR TIP OFF TNT 2/14/2016 7:00 PM 1.5 1941
6t THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON FX 2/9/2016 10:00 PM 1.5 1913
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 9:00 PM 1.4 1794
8t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2/8/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1736
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1731
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 10:00 PM 1.3 1676
11t THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2/14/2016 11:01 PM 1.3 1626
13 FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/9/2016 11:00 PM 1.2 1471
13t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/9/2016 11:30 PM 1.2 1467
15 GOLD RUSH DISC 2/12/2016 9:00 PM 1.1 1432
15t WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2/14/2016 7:00 PM 1.1 1418
15t FAST N LOUD DISC 2/8/2016 9:00 PM 1.1 1387
15t TEEN MOM MTV 2/8/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1384
15t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 2/8/2016 9:00 PM 1.1 1380
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/14/2016 10:30 PM 1.1 1359
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2/14/2016 8:00 PM 1.0 1319
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/10/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1307
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/10/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1284
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/11/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1279
21t FROZEN DSNY 2/14/2016 7:00 PM 1.0 1256
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/11/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1246
21t NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME ESPN 2/12/2016 7:00 PM 1.0 1240
21t FIXER UPPER HGTV 2/9/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1233
21t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 2/10/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1226

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Feb. 8-14, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2/14/2016 9:00 PM 13742
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 2/14/2016 10:03 PM 6442
3 2016 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT 2/14/2016 8:40 PM 6181
4 NBA ALL-STAR SAT NIGHT TNT 2/13/2016 8:00 PM 5592
5 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2/14/2016 8:00 PM 4898
5t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/9/2016 9:00 PM 4435
7 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/9/2016 8:00 PM 4207
8 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 2/11/2016 9:00 PM 4119
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 8:00 PM 3907
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 9:00 PM 3905
11 THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON FX 2/9/2016 10:00 PM 3888
12 FROZEN DSNY 2/14/2016 7:00 PM 3887
13 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/9/2016 10:00 PM 3878
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/8/2016 8:00 PM 3683
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/11/2016 8:00 PM 3586
16 GOLD RUSH DISC 2/12/2016 9:00 PM 3578
17 NBA ALL-STAR TIP OFF TNT 2/14/2016 7:00 PM 3540
18 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2/9/2016 9:00 PM 3441
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/8/2016 10:00 PM 3368
20 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/10/2016 8:00 PM 3330
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/12/2016 8:00 PM 3268
22 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/9/2016 7:00 PM 3197
23 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/9/2016 9:00 PM 2932
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 2/9/2016 6:00 PM 2863
25 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 2/10/2016 9:00 PM 2835

 

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

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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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