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The fourth Republican presidential primary debate, which set a ratings record for Fox Business, turned out to be the most-watched cable show of the week, beating out “The Walking Dead.” It also helped FBN finish fourth in the cable channel prime-time rankings for the week, its best showing ever.

“The Walking Dead” was still far and away the top performer in adults 18-49, with a 6.5 rating (up from 6.2 the previous week). The premiere of “Into the Badlands” on AMC finished third in 18-49 and fifth in viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Nov. 9-15, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 11/15/15 9:00 PM 6.5 8260
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 11/09/15 8:10 PM 4.2 5266
3 INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 11/15/15 10:00 PM 3.1 3994
4 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 11/12/15 8:27 PM 2.6 3270
5 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FBN 11/10/15 9:00 PM 2.4 3080
6 TALKING DEAD AMC 11/15/15 10:55 PM 1.6 1999
7 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11/09/15 11:39 PM 1.4 1830
7t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 11/15/15 8:00 PM 1.4 1818
7t AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL FX 11/11/15 10:00 PM 1.4 1769
7t LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 11/09/15 8:00 PM 1.4 1753
11 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 11/15/15 9:00 PM 1.3 1611
12 GOLD RUSH DISC 11/13/15 9:00 PM 1.2 1534
12t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 11/11/15 9:00 PM 1.2 1503
12t THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL POSTGAME NFLN 11/12/15 11:32 PM 1.2 1495
12t FAMILY GUY ADSM 11/11/15 11:30 PM 1.2 1484
12t FAMILY GUY ADSM 11/11/15 11:00 PM 1.2 1482
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 11/09/15 8:00 PM 1.2 1461
18 FAMILY GUY ADSM 11/10/15 11:30 PM 1.1 1456
18t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 11/09/15 9:00 PM 1.1 1419
18t FAMILY GUY ADSM 11/10/15 11:00 PM 1.1 1416
18t COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 11/14/15 7:15 PM 1.1 1383
18t ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 11/13/15 8:00 PM 1.1 1379
18t THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME NFLN 11/12/15 8:00 PM 1.1 1344
18t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 11/09/15 10:00 PM 1.1 1342
18t BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 11/09/15 9:00 PM 1.1 1337
18t CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FBN 11/10/15 11:17 PM 1.1 1337

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Nov. 9-15, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FBN 11/10/15 9:00 PM 13454
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 11/15/15 9:00 PM 12871
3 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 11/09/15 8:10 PM 11438
4 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 11/12/15 8:27 PM 7566
5 INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 11/15/15 10:00 PM 6390
6 CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FBN 11/10/15 11:17 PM 5259
7 THE NEWS DECK W/S. SMITH FOXNC 11/13/15 8:00 PM 4879
8 THE NEWS DECK W/S. SMITH FOXNC 11/13/15 7:00 PM 4831
9 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 11/13/15 9:00 PM 4714
10 REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FBN 11/10/15 7:00 PM 4707
11 THE NEWS DECK W/S. SMITH FOXNC 11/13/15 6:00 PM 4250
12 LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FBN 11/10/15 8:15 PM 4005
13 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 11/11/15 9:00 PM 3985
14 GOLD RUSH DISC 11/13/15 9:00 PM 3735
15 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 11/13/15 8:00 PM 3690
16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 11/14/15 7:15 PM 3638
17 I’M NOT READY 4 CHRISTMAS HALL 11/14/15 8:00 PM 3601
18 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 11/13/15 10:00 PM 3592
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 11/09/15 8:00 PM 3480
20 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME NFLN 11/12/15 8:00 PM 3350
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11/11/15 8:00 PM 3350
22 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 11/13/15 7:00 PM 3300
23 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11/09/15 11:39 PM 3226
24 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 11/09/15 9:00 PM 3177
25 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 11/13/15 9:00 PM 3164

 

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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