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The fifth debate of the Republican presidential primary drew another big audience, giving CNN a big win for the day Tuesday. The debate drew 18.17 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in adults 18-49, better than the previous two on Fox Business and CNBC but behind the first two candidate face-offs on Fox News and CNN.

“The Curse of Oak Island” (0.8) was even with last week’s rating for History.  “Being Mary Jane” (0.7) rose two tenths vs. last week. On Syfy, night two of “Childhood’s End” drew a 0.3, down a tenth from Monday. “The Expanse” was just out of the Top 100 — it drew a 0.3, even with Monday’s premiere, but not quite as many viewers in the 18-49 demo as the shows listed below.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NEVADA GOP DEBATE FINAL CNN 9:00 PM 18165 3.8
NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIN CNN 8:40 PM 15375 3.1
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:13 PM 9102 1.7
NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIRST CNN 6:43 PM 5896 1.0
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2067 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 1994 0.8
AC360 POST DEBATE SPCL CNN 11:06 PM 3787 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1722 0.8
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:15 PM 2017 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 1994 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 1794 0.8
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 9:00 PM 2471 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1552 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 1893 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 1734 0.7
BEING MARY JANE S3 BET 10:00 PM 1663 0.7
NEVADA GOP DEBATE 1ST CNN 6:30 PM 3805 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS BRVO 9:00 PM 1529 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 1399 0.6
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 6:00 PM 1640 0.6
MOONSHINERS DISC 9:00 PM 1573 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:00 AM 1208 0.5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1228 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1214 0.5
FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 1915 0.5
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (A&E) AEN 9:00 PM 1175 0.5
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1328 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 902 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 1168 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 12:15 AM 1014 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 912 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1779 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 935 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA 9:00 PM 915 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:30 PM 1897 0.4
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 5:00 PM 1869 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1199 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 1:30 AM 857 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1172 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADSM 12:45 AM 875 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA 8:00 PM 880 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA 8:30 PM 858 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 1017 0.4
TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1277 0.4
MODERN FAMILY USA 9:30 PM 789 0.4
HUNTING HITLER HIST 10:00 PM 1487 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1795 0.4
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND DIG HIST 8:00 PM 1267 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:30 PM 682 0.4
SUPERJAIL ADSM 1:00 AM 804 0.4
FAMILY GUY TBSC 2:00 PM 605 0.4
METALOCALYPSE ADSM 1:15 AM 784 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 838 0.4
CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 1004 0.4
MOONSHINERS DISC 8:00 PM 1262 0.4
CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 1228 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:30 PM 1499 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 1051 0.4
JILL & JESSA: COUNTDOWN TLC 7:30 PM 901 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1011 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 2:00 PM 935 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 715 0.3
FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 1219 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 833 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE ID 9:00 PM 1375 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 1:00 PM 907 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 3:00 PM 1478 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 1110 0.3
HUNTING HITLER HIST 11:03 PM 1023 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 AM 823 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 1:30 PM 587 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 7:30 PM 768 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 PM 839 0.3
ENCHANTED DSNY 8:00 PM 1497 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 11:00 PM 816 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 630 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1000 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 672 0.3
FIXER UPPER HGTV 12:00 AM 980 0.3
CONAN TBSC 11:00 PM 691 0.3
SYFY MINISERIES SYFY 8:00 PM 1242 0.3
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 892 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 664 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 642 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 6:00 AM 680 0.3
NEW GIRL TBSC 3:00 PM 570 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 AM 1112 0.3
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY FAM 10:30 PM 786 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICK 6:00 PM 1502 0.3
MOONSHINERS DISC 10:01 PM 922 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 AM 752 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 12:32 AM 582 0.3
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:30 PM 570 0.3
FIXER UPPER HGTV 11:00 PM 815 0.3
NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIN CNN 1:00 AM 1225 0.3
MOONSHINERS DISC 7:00 PM 841 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO TOON 6:30 PM 1262 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA 7:00 PM 772 0.3
BORN THIS WAY AEN 10:01 PM 672 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 4:00 PM 557 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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