Another week, another “Walking Dead” episode topping the cable rankings. The AMC juggernaut was steady week to week in adults 18-49 with a 6.0 rating, and drew 12.69 million viewers, up a little bit from the previous week.

The NCAA Tournament on TBS, TNT and TruTV and primary election coverage on Fox News and CNN occupied a number of spots in both the 18-49 and viewer rankings.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/20/2016 9:00 PM 6.0 7657
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/20/2016 10:02 PM 2.4 3050
3 NCAA TOURNAMENT – PROVIDENCE/UNC TBSC 3/19/2016 9:30 PM 1.5 1965
4 NCAA TOURNAMENT – FGCU/UNC TBSC 3/17/2016 7:04 PM 1.4 1820
4t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3/20/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1775
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 10:00 PM 1.4 1722
6t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1591
6t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1548
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 8:00 PM 1.2 1544
10 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1478
10t THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/15/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1478
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – WICHITA ST/ARIZONA TNT 3/17/2016 9:32 PM 1.1 1391
10t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1389
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – ST. JOSEPH’S/OREGON TBSC 3/20/2016 9:48 PM 1.1 1386
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/XAVIER TNT 3/20/2016 8:28 PM 1.1 1350
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – HAWAII/MARYLAND TBSC 3/20/2016 7:00 PM 1.1 1342
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – N. IOWA/TEXAS A&M TRU 3/20/2016 7:51 PM 1.0 1235
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – PITT/WISCONSIN TNT 3/18/2016 6:46 PM 1.0 1232
10t ROAD TO THE FINAL 4 TRU 3/20/2016 10:56 PM 0.9 1180
10t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/15/2016 10:00 PM 0.8 1073
10t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 3/20/2016 10:00 PM 0.8 1050
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT STUDIO TNT 3/17/2016 9:14 PM 0.8 1037
10t NCAA TOURNAMENT – MID. TENN/SYRACUSE TNT 3/20/2016 6:00 PM 0.8 1036
24 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 3/14/2016 10:00 PM 0.8 1026
24t NCAA TOURNAMENT STUDIO TBSC 3/17/2016 9:37 PM 0.8 1022
24t NCAA TOURNAMENT – N. IOWA/TEXAS TBSC 3/18/2016 9:54 PM 0.8 1014
24t NCAA TOURNAMENT – BUTLER/VIRGINIA TBSC 3/19/2016 7:00 PM 0.8 1002
24t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 3/20/2016 9:00 PM 0.8 987
24t FIXER UPPER HGTV 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 0.8 972
24t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 0.8 972
24t NCAA TOURNAMENT – PROVIDENCE/USC TBSC 3/17/2016 9:53 PM 0.8 968
24t ROAD TO THE FINAL 4 TNT 3/18/2016 6:31 PM 0.8 962

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for March 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/20/2016 9:00 PM 12686
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/20/2016 10:02 PM 5331
3 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/15/2016 8:00 PM 5232
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 4921
5 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/15/2016 10:00 PM 4866
6 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 4545
7 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 8:00 PM 4233
8 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/15/2016 10:00 PM 4170
9 NCAA TOURNAMENT – PROVIDENCE/UNC TBSC 3/19/2016 9:30 PM 4055
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/14/2016 8:00 PM 3682
11 NCAA TOURNAMENT – FGCU/UNC TBSC 3/17/2016 7:04 PM 3588
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 10:00 PM 3510
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 8:00 PM 3471
14 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/15/2016 7:00 PM 3467
15 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3/14/2016 9:00 PM 3411
15t THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/16/2016 8:00 PM 3411
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/14/2016 9:00 PM 3392
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/17/2016 8:00 PM 3205
19 NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/XAVIER TNT 3/20/2016 8:28 PM 3089
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3/20/2016 8:00 PM 3007
21 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 3/14/2016 9:00 PM 2943
22 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 3/15/2016 11:00 PM 2929
23 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 2922
24 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3/15/2016 9:00 PM 2912
25 NCAA TOURNAMENT – HAWAII/MARYLAND TBSC 3/20/2016 7:00 PM 2889

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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