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“The Walking Dead” was once again cable’s top show in adults 18-49, but for the second week in a row, another program managed to beat it out in viewers.

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game (Giants-Eagles) snagged the total-viewer crown, beating “The Walking Dead” by a little more than 750,000 people. “TWD” won the 18-49 race by a point and a half over the football telecast. “American Horror Story: Hotel” finished sixth in 18-49 with a 1.7, and a whole bunch of shows clustered in the 1.0-1.2 range.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Oct. 19-25, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating Live + SD 18-49 Viewers Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 9:00 PM 6.7 8480
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 10/19/15 8:15 PM 5.2 6586
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 10:02 PM 3.1 3927
4 MLB NLCS TBSC 10/20/15 8:00 PM 2.7 3431
5 MLB NLCS TBSC 10/21/15 8:00 PM 2.4 3000
6 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL FX 10/21/15 10:00 PM 1.7 2117
7 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10/19/15 11:39 PM 1.5 1862
8 MLB ALCS FS1 10/23/15 8:00 PM 1.4 1747
8t LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 10/19/15 8:00 PM 1.4 1737
10 MLB ALCS RAIN FS1 10/23/15 11:03 PM 1.3 1688
10t BLACK INK CREW 3 VH1 10/19/15 9:00 PM 1.3 1601
12 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 8:00 PM 1.2 1558
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 8:00 PM 1.2 1524
12t THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 10/22/15 8:27 PM 1.2 1515
15 GOLD RUSH DISC 10/23/15 9:01 PM 1.1 1428
15t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 10:00 PM 1.1 1388
15t FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/20/15 11:30 PM 1.1 1384
15t THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 10/22/15 11:03 PM 1.1 1383
15t THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 11:01 PM 1.1 1375
15t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 9:00 PM 1.1 1373
21 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/25/15 11:00 PM 1.0 1327
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/19/15 11:30 PM 1.0 1315
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/20/15 11:00 PM 1.0 1269
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/21/15 11:30 PM 1.0 1262
21t BEING MARY JANE BET 10/20/15 10:00 PM 1.0 1242
21t FAMILY GUY ADSM 10/19/15 11:00 PM 1.0 1238

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Oct. 19-25, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000s)
1 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 10/19/15 8:15 PM 13901
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 9:00 PM 13143
3 MLB NLCS TBSC 10/20/15 8:00 PM 9215
4 MLB NLCS TBSC 10/21/15 8:00 PM 7935
5 TALKING DEAD AMC 10/25/15 10:02 PM 6202
6 MLB ALCS FS1 10/23/15 8:00 PM 5626
7 MLB ALCS RAIN FS1 10/23/15 11:03 PM 4573
8 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE NBCSN 10/25/15 2:38 PM 4240
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 8:00 PM 3600
10 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10/19/15 11:39 PM 3542
11 GOLD RUSH DISC 10/23/15 9:01 PM 3506
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 9:00 PM 3347
13 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL FX 10/21/15 10:00 PM 3202
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 10/22/15 8:00 PM 3128
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 10/19/15 10:00 PM 3123
16 MLB ALCS FS1 10/19/15 8:00 PM 3092
17 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 10/25/15 9:00 PM 2965
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 10/21/15 8:00 PM 2842
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 10/20/15 8:00 PM 2820
20 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 10/22/15 8:27 PM 2810
21 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10/24/15 7:07 PM 2775
22 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 10/19/15 8:00 PM 2753
23 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10/21/15 9:00 PM 2744
24 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 10/22/15 9:00 PM 2698
25 GOOD WITCH HALLOWEEN HALL 10/24/15 9:00 PM 2684

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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