Politics and football ruled the final week of January on cable.

The NFL’s Pro Bowl snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 2.8 rating, while the final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses was the week’s most-watched cable show with 12.47 million viewers. The debate was also second in adults 18-49, while the Pro Bowl was No. 2 in viewers.

“WWE Monday Night Raw” and “Love and Hip Hop” (each 1.5) were the week’s top regular series in adults 18-49.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Jan. 25-31, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 AFC/NFC PRO BOWL ESPN 1/31/2016 7:00 PM 2.8 3495
2 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FOXNC 1/28/2016 9:00 PM 2.3 2875
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 9:00 PM 1.5 1946
3t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 10:00 PM 1.5 1918
3t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1/25/2016 8:00 PM 1.5 1900
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1821
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1/31/2016 8:00 PM 1.3 1701
7t STEVIE J & JOSELINE – P VH1 1/25/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1689
7t GOLD RUSH DISC 1/29/2016 9:01 PM 1.3 1615
10 K MICHELLE: MY LIFE – P VH1 1/25/2016 9:30 PM 1.2 1498
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/26/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1386
11t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/27/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1386
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/27/2016 11:30 PM 1.1 1365
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/28/2016 11:30 PM 1.1 1358
15 FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/28/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1326
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/26/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1303
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/27/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1302
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/31/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1287
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/26/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1283
15t FAST N LOUD DISC 1/25/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1281
15t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/26/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1279
15t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/27/2016 9:30 PM 1.0 1272
15t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1/27/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1232
15t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/26/2016 9:30 PM 1.0 1229
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/25/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1221
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/30/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1219
15t TEEN MOM MTV 1/25/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1218
15t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1/28/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1211
15t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/27/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1206

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Jan. 25-31, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FOXNC 1/28/2016 9:00 PM 12467
2 AFC/NFC PRO BOWL ESPN 1/31/2016 7:00 PM 7987
3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/28/2016 8:00 PM 5542
4 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 1/28/2016 11:00 PM 5262
5 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FOXNC 1/28/2016 7:00 PM 4544
5t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 9:00 PM 4183
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 8:00 PM 4140
8 GOLD RUSH DISC 1/29/2016 9:01 PM 4044
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/25/2016 10:00 PM 3972
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/27/2016 8:00 PM 3793
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 1/26/2016 9:00 PM 3671
12 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/25/2016 8:00 PM 3260
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/26/2016 8:00 PM 3246
14 IOWA DEM TOWN HALL CNN 1/25/2016 9:00 PM 3202
15 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1/26/2016 9:00 PM 3169
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/29/2016 8:00 PM 3157
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/27/2016 10:00 PM 3101
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1/31/2016 8:00 PM 3080
19 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1/26/2016 9:00 PM 3019
20 COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 1/30/2016 7:06 PM 2984
21 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 1/26/2016 9:00 PM 2963
22 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/26/2016 10:00 PM 2908
23 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 1/27/2016 9:00 PM 2905
24 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1/25/2016 8:00 PM 2778
25 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/26/2016 9:30 PM 2727

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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