Fox News’ coverage of the Republican presidential debate grabbed the top spot in the Thursday cable ratings this week with a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the network’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor” following the debate scored a 1.5, putting it near the top of the ratings as well.

The History Channel’s “Vikings” kept a 0.6 for the second week in a row, while “WWE Smackdown” maintained its previous 0.8 rating as well.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 3, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE FOXNC 9:00 PM 16,834 3.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:40 PM 3,614 1.6
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 11:02 PM 7,116 1.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,949 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,908 0.9
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,716 0.8
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:05 AM 1,628 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,491 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1,686 0.7
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 5,449 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1,435 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1,855 0.7
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1,322 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:15 PM 1,611 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1,517 0.6
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 2,073 0.6
KELLY FILE, THE FOXNC 12:00 AM 3,048 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1,187 0.6
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,321 0.6
VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 1,897 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 1,062 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 1,093 0.5
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:00 PM 1,209 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 1,035 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 1,010 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1,146 0.5
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 1,030 0.5
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 976 0.5
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 10:30 PM 1,041 0.5
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 1,657 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 872 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1,240 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 981 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 993 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 1,630 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,643 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,655 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,837 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1,032 0.4
TOP CHEF BRVO 9:00 PM 881 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1,460 0.4
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 9:00 AM 1,054 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 5:30 PM 709 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1,043 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 900 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1,309 0.4
RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 10:00 PM 745 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,550 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 934 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 6:00 AM 802 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 856 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 8:30 PM 837 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1,706 0.3
HANNITY FOXNC 1:00 AM 1,690 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 940 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:29 PM 810 0.3
TRANSFORMERS:ROBOTS/DISGU TOON 6:30 AM 800 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 782 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 914 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1,639 0.3
HOH:KIDNAPPED ID 10:00 PM 1,046 0.3
GOLDIE & BEAR DSNY 9:30 AM 988 0.3
COLONY USA 10:00 PM 968 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:30 AM 1,173 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,547 0.3
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NAN 8:00 PM 1,230 0.3
HOH:KIDNAPPED ID 10:30 PM 1,026 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1,123 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 1:00 PM 1,122 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 10:00 AM 968 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 900 0.3
JUVENILE LIFERS AEN 8:00 PM 936 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:30 PM 553 0.3
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA FOXNC 7:00 PM 2,753 0.3
DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY 10:30 AM 971 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:30 PM 754 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 1,293 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 701 0.3
SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DSNY 11:00 AM 1,026 0.3
PAWN STARS HIST 7:30 PM 1,061 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 901 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 7:00 AM 807 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 920 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 518 0.3
PAW PATROL NICK 9:00 AM 1,031 0.3
PJ MASKS DSNY 8:30 AM 1,007 0.3
WE BARE BEARS TOON 7:00 PM 1,200 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 522 0.3
KBB: MAXIMUM SECURITY AEN 9:10 PM 812 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 8:00 PM 687 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 7:30 PM 1,174 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:00 PM 500 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 7:30 AM 1,100 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 845 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 5:00 PM 581 0.3
MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DSNY 8:00 AM 1,053 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 777 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 6:00 PM 668 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 829 0.3
BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT:BT AEN 7:00 PM 712 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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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