TBS’ coverage of the MLB Wild Card game between the Orioles and the Blue Jays scored the top spot in the Tuesday cable ratings this week with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, CNN’s broadcast of the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine followed closely behind with a 1.2 for the network, whereas Fox News’ coverage of the debate scored a 0.9.

USA’s “WWE Smackdown” held steady with a 0.7 once again, while FX’s “Atlanta” drew a 0.4 for the second week in a row. Both CNN and Fox News’ post-debate specials scored 0.8s.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB WILDCARD TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 4,195 1.4
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 9:03 PM 4,169 1.2
VP DEBATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:03 PM 6,116 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,710 0.8
VP DEBATE ANALYSIS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:36 PM 5,291 0.8
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:36 PM 3,064 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,628 0.8
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 1,643 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 2,316 0.7
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,711 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,311 0.6
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,266 0.6
BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,410 0.6
DEBATE MSNBC 9:04 PM 3,135 0.6
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,063 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,152 0.6
INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 11:41 PM 1,263 0.5
NBA PRE-SEASON L ESPN 10:32 PM 1,202 0.5
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,901 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 2,062 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,948 0.5
TOSH.O COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 836 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 1,968 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 997 0.5
KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 3,221 0.5
INK MASTER SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 1,041 0.5
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,234 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 882 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 892 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 827 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 938 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 812 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 828 0.4
ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 827 0.4
BET HIP HOP AWARDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:35 PM 818 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 782 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 773 0.4
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 934 0.4
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 10:31 PM 1,096 0.4
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 1,531 0.4
MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS MSNBC 10:36 PM 2,298 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 1,264 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 747 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 842 0.4
CHECK IT OUT ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 717 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 924 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:11 AM 741 0.3
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 976 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 882 0.3
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 3:00 AM 736 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 953 0.3
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 709 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 1,153 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 974 0.3
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (A&E) A&E NETWORK 8:45 PM 890 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 850 0.3
DANCE MOMS LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 919 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,374 0.3
COUNTING ON TLC 8:00 PM 939 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,091 0.3
SEINFELD TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 849 0.3
COUNTING CARS AC HISTORY 8:29 PM 1,011 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,142 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,254 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:28 AM 651 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 820 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 827 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 915 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 753 0.3
COUNTING CARS HISTORY 8:00 PM 998 0.3
FORGED IN FIRE AC HISTORY 10:03 PM 855 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:56 AM 669 0.3
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 656 0.3
DRUNK HISTORY COMEDY CENTRAL 10:30 PM 531 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,082 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 670 0.3
NBA PRE-SEASON L ESPN 8:00 PM 770 0.3
BLAZE & THE MONSTER MCHNS NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,061 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:50 AM 637 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,173 0.3
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 7:30 PM 885 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:17 AM 635 0.3
SEINFELD TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 702 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,097 0.3
CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 856 0.3
E:60 ESPN 7:00 PM 703 0.3
TAKING FIRE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:00 PM 770 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 631 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 732 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 633 0.3
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 903 0.3
LUCY:DAUGHTER OF DEVIL ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 627 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 606 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 865 0.3
DC: DUNGEON COVE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 955 0.3
FRIENDS TBS NETWORK 5:30 PM 531 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 612 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 615 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 617 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 871 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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