This week’s Tuesday cable ratings were, unsurprisingly, led by the night’s Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate.

CNN’s broadcast of the debate itself topped the Tuesday cable chart with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and a 7.36 million viewer audience. The network’s closing coverage of the debate placed second in the chart with a 1.0 rating and 5.73 million viewers, while CNN’s official post-debate analysis placed fourth with a 0.5.

Elsewhere, the History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” grabbed the night’s no. 3 spot with a 0.7 rating, up one-tenth from the 0.6 it scored last Tuesday. Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” went the other way, ticking down from a 0.5 to a 0.4. OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” (0.3) slipped one-tenth week-to-week as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CNN/DESMOINES REG DEM DEB CNN 9:01 PM 7,360 1.4
CNN/DM REG DEM DEB CLOSE CNN 10:58 PM 5,732 1.0
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 3,397 0.7
CNN POST-DEBATE ANALYSIS CNN 11:11 PM 2,826 0.5
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,047 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – DUKE/CLEMSON ESPN 7:00 PM 1,136 0.4
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,123 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,323 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 9:12 PM 979 0.3
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,497 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,406 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,651 0.3
KINGS OF PAIN HISTORY 10:03 PM 966 0.3
SIESTA KEY MTV 8:00 PM 466 0.3
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,962 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 961 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 741 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 10:50 PM 611 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 750 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 626 0.2
THE STORY FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 2,500 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 490 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 441 0.2
BODY CAM INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 804 0.2
MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 835 0.2

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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