Predictably, CNN’s coverage of the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored the top spot in the Monday cable ratings this week with a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49. Fox News’ broadcast of the debate meanwhile, scored lower than CNN’s with a 2.3 for the network, though their post-debate analysis did perform well with a 2.1.

ESPN’s coverage of the Atlanta vs New Orleans NFL game grabbed a 3.1 as well, lower than the network’s previous 4.5 rating in the same time slot last week. A late-night edition of “SportsCenter” however, scored a 1.3 for the second week in a row.

USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” dipped to a 1.0 peak rating, one tenth lower than its previous 1.1 as well, while “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” held steady with a 1.1 for VH1.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
1ST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 9:03 PM 9,935 3.6
NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 8:15 PM 8,047 3.1
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:03 PM 11,427 2.3
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:38 PM 6,923 2.2
PRES DEBATE/ANALYSIS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:40 PM 9,975 2.1
SPORTSCENTER: L ESPN 11:37 PM 2,650 1.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 3,781 1.2
DEBATE MSNBC 9:03 PM 4,914 1.1
KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 5,366 1.1
LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 3 VH1 8:00 PM 2,102 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 9-26 USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 2,850 1.0
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 3,154 0.9
MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 10:40 PM 4,098 0.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 9-26 USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,381 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,632 0.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 9-26 USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,203 0.7
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 4,842 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,548 0.7
TEEN MOM SSN 6 MTV 9:00 PM 1,109 0.7
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 1:00 AM 1,215 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,199 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 1,119 0.6
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN L ESPN 6:00 PM 1,434 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,445 0.6
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,208 0.5
HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 2,619 0.5
1ST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 1:00 AM 1,531 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 989 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,088 0.5
SPORTSCENTER: ESPN 2:00 AM 845 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 888 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 836 0.4
BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 9:00 PM 790 0.4
LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 3 VH1 10:00 PM 732 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1,011 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 886 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 887 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 806 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 886 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,474 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 736 0.4
DECKER: UNCLASSIFIED ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 805 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 741 0.4
NCIS USA NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,571 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 796 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 794 0.4
AMERICAN DAD TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 645 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 707 0.4
MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 12:00 AM 1,884 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,272 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 725 0.3
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 2:35 AM 1,126 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 817 0.3
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 731 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 731 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 732 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 708 0.3
BRAD NEELYS HARG NALLIN S ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 747 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:29 AM 727 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,264 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 697 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 676 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 679 0.3
ON THE RECORD WITH BRIT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 2,766 0.3
MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW MSNBC 7:00 PM 1,791 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 684 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,150 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 834 0.3
NCIS USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,440 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,400 0.3
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 701 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,333 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,013 0.3
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 6:00 PM 904 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 554 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 914 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 706 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 615 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,063 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 1,677 0.3
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,000 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 643 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 591 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 542 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 608 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,026 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 918 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 637 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,509 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 578 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,127 0.3
REGULAR SHOW THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,142 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 736 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 617 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 613 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 516 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 568 0.3
E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 603 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 561 0.3
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:00 PM 524 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

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Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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