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A Republican presidential primary debate delivered numbers that are both big and relatively small, depending on how you look at them.

The debate on Fox Business drew 11.09 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 — FBN’s second-highest ratings ever, behind only the first Republican debate it hosted in November. It easily led the daily cable rankings, but it was also the smallest audience to tune in for a GOP debate in this election cycle.

Also Thursday, “Lip Sync Battle” posted a 1.0 for Spike, down from the 1.4 for its premiere but still ahead of its Season 1 average. “WWE Smackdown” drew a 0.7, down two tenths from its debut on USA last wek.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FBN 9:00 PM 11094 1.9
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:13 PM 2935 1.2
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:49 PM 2355 1.1
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 2288 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1768 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1707 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1638 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1989 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1522 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2332 0.7
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 1573 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1296 0.7
CAVUTO COAST TO COAST FBN 11:27 PM 3967 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1559 0.6
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:00 PM 1446 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1128 0.6
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1168 0.6
NIGHTWATCH AEN 10:01 PM 1406 0.5
THE FIRST 48 AEN 9:00 PM 1496 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1106 0.5
NBA PRE TNT 8:00 PM 1520 0.5
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:30 PM 1154 0.5
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1008 0.5
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:30 PM 1130 0.5
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 1747 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 949 0.5
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 946 0.5
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:13 AM 1004 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 876 0.5
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 11:00 PM 1039 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 873 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 873 0.4
COLONY USA 10:00 PM 1359 0.4
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 885 0.4
SPONGEBOB ATLANTIS PANTIS NICK 4:00 PM 1799 0.4
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:00 PM 968 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1031 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 1445 0.4
WORKAHOLICS CMDY 10:00 PM 649 0.4
CARS 2 DSNY 8:00 PM 1669 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 1208 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 919 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 986 0.4
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 8:30 PM 868 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 6:00 PM 929 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 7:30 PM 1173 0.4
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 1434 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 648 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 637 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:30 AM 1110 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 980 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1429 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1319 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1843 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 7:00 PM 969 0.4
THE FIRST 48 AEN 8:00 PM 1020 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISC 8:00 PM 1061 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1037 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 6:30 PM 939 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 1069 0.3
MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DSNY 8:00 AM 1032 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 780 0.3
CONAN TBSC 11:00 PM 662 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 7:00 PM 1107 0.3
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 714 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1004 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 905 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1061 0.3
TOP CHEF BRVO 10:00 PM 895 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 1041 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1679 0.3
GOLDIE & BEAR DSNY 9:30 AM 1053 0.3
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 8:52 PM 1067 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1084 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 778 0.3
THE FIRST 48 AEN 11:02 PM 814 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 11:30 AM 1041 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 1577 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 1469 0.3
FIRST LOOK: KARDASHIANS ENT 10:32 PM 654 0.3
ADVENTURE TIME TOON 7:30 PM 1223 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 894 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 983 0.3
LOU DOBBS TONIGHT FBN 8:00 PM 2296 0.3
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD 9:00 PM 897 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 882 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 806 0.3
LION GUARD:RETURN OF ROAR DSNY 1:00 PM 1018 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 12:30 PM 960 0.3
SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DSNY 11:00 AM 1039 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 763 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1364 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 7:00 PM 1116 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 755 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:30 PM 517 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 970 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 957 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 674 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:00 AM 986 0.3
TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 570 0.3

 

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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