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ESPN’s portion of an NFL wild card game was the top show on cable in adults 18-49 for the week of Jan. 4-10. The game, which was simulcast on ABC, drew a 2.1 rating for the cable portion.

Discovery’s suite of Alaska shows all did well too: “Gold Rush” and “Alaskan Bush People” ranked in the Top 25 in adults 18-49 and finished second and third in viewers, while “Alaska: The Last Frontier” was fourth in viewers and just outside the Top 25 in the demo.

Top 25 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Jan. 4-10, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NFL WILDCARD ESPN 1/9/2016 4:20 PM 2.1 2679
2 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1/4/2016 8:00 PM 1.6 1984
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1/10/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1783
3t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 1/7/2016 10:00 PM 1.4 1735
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 10:00 PM 1.3 1598
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1/8/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1557
6t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 8:00 PM 1.2 1530
6t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1512
6t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 1/6/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1481
6t FAST N LOUD DISC 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1470
11 TEEN MOM MTV 1/4/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1443
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/10/2016 11:00 PM 1.1 1339
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/4/2016 11:30 PM 1.1 1336
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/6/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1309
14t SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1/9/2016 7:40 PM 1.0 1292
14t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/6/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1285
14t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/4/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1270
14t COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 1/4/2016 9:08 PM 1.0 1257
14t KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1/10/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1257
14t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/10/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1251
14t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/10/2016 9:30 PM 1.0 1238
14t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/5/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1227
14t FAMILY GUY ADSM 1/10/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1211
14t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/5/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1208
25 THE BREAKS VH1 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 0.9 1203

Note: 27 other shows also had 0.9 ratings in adults 18-49 but not as many viewers in the demographic.

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Jan. 4-10, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NFL WILDCARD ESPN 1/9/2016 4:20 PM 6057
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 1/8/2016 9:00 PM 4128
3 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 1/6/2016 9:00 PM 3845
4 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 1/10/2016 9:00 PM 3728
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 8:00 PM 3707
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 3516
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 1/4/2016 10:00 PM 3503
8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/4/2016 8:00 PM 3327
9 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 1/10/2016 8:30 PM 3201
10 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1/5/2016 9:00 PM 3109
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/6/2016 8:00 PM 3087
12 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/7/2016 8:00 PM 3050
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/5/2016 8:00 PM 3042
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 1/8/2016 8:00 PM 3002
15 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISC 1/6/2016 10:01 PM 2973
16 FAST N LOUD DISC 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 2946
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1/10/2016 8:00 PM 2940
18 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1/4/2016 8:00 PM 2923
19 FIXER UPPER HGTV 1/5/2016 9:00 PM 2907
20 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 1/10/2016 8:00 PM 2891
21 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 1/4/2016 9:00 PM 2800
22 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1/5/2016 9:00 PM 2793
23 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1/7/2016 8:00 PM 2757
24 COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 1/4/2016 9:08 PM 2753
25 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 1/6/2016 10:00 PM 2696

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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