BET’s miniseries “The New Edition Story” scored big numbers for the channel in the week of Jan. 23-29. All three parts finished in the Top 5 in adults 18-49 (1.9 ratings for parts 1 and 3, 1.8 for part 2) and in the Top 11 in viewers.

The NFL’s Pro Bowl, though down a little bit from last year, was the leader in both measures. It delivered a 2.6 in adults 18-49 and 7.45 million viewers on ESPN.

Top 25 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Jan. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NFL PRO BOWL ESPN Sun. 7:51 PM 2.6 3,279
2 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 1 BET Tues. 9:00 PM 1.9 2,487
THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 3 BET Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.9 2,486
4 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 2 BET Weds. 9:00 PM 1.8 2,330
5 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,832
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,618
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,537
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,484
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,394
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,375
11 LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,324
COLLEGE BASKETBALL – KANSAS/KENTUCKY ESPN Sat. 6:16 PM 1.0 1,312
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,237
14 FAST N LOUD DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,206
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Thurs. 10:30 PM 0.9 1,194
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,167
K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 Mon. 9:30 PM 0.9 1,156
FAMILY GUY ADSM Fri. 11:30 PM 0.9 1,155
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 9:30 PM 0.9 1,152
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,133
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,121
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,100
23 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sat. 9:30 PM 0.8 1,082
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sat. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,058
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Sun. 7:00 PM 0.8 1,055

Note: 18 other shows also had 0.8 ratings but finished with not as many viewers within the 18-49 demographic.

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Jan. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NFL PRO BOWL ESPN Sun. 7:51 PM 7,449
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,972
3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 4,951
4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 4,860
5 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 4,759
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,455
7 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 3 BET Thurs. 9:00 PM 4,231
8 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 1 BET Tues. 9:00 PM 4,220
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 4,058
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 4,058
11 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 2 BET Weds. 9:00 PM 3,961
12 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,859
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,782
14 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 3,765
15 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,745
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 3,729
17 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 3,674
18 THE FIRST 100 DAYS FNC Mon. 7:00 PM 3,612
19 THE FIVE FNC Tues. 5:00 PM 3,605
20 HANNITY FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 3,480
21 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 5:00 PM 3,476
22 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,461
23 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 5:00 PM 3,458
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Weds. 6:00 PM 3,375
25 THE FIVE FNC Fri. 5:00 PM 3,363

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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