republican-debate-ratings-dec-15-15

The fifth Republican presidential primary debate tied “Monday Night Football” for the No. 1 show on cable for the week of Dec. 14-20. Both events scored a 3.8 in adults 18-49.

The debate also led the viewer tally with 18.17 million, putting it third among the five Republican debates thus far.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Dec. 14-20, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NEVADA GOP DEBATE FINAL CNN 12/15/15 9:00 PM 3.8 4876
1t MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 12/14/15 8:15 PM 3.8 4865
3 NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIN CNN 12/15/15 8:40 PM 3.1 3909
4 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 12/19/15 8:26 PM 2.4 3075
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 12/17/15 8:27 PM 2.0 2536
5t ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 12/15/15 8:13 PM 1.7 2178
7 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 12/14/15 8:00 PM 1.5 1885
8 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12/14/15 11:46 PM 1.4 1787
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 10:00 PM 1.4 1779
8t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 12/20/15 8:00 PM 1.4 1724
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 8:00 PM 1.3 1674
11t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 9:00 PM 1.3 1637
13 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL POSTGAME NFLN 12/19/15 11:34 PM 1.2 1585
13t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 12/16/15 10:30 PM 1.2 1479
13t GOLD RUSH DISC 12/18/15 9:00 PM 1.2 1466
16 FAMILY GUY ADSM 12/14/15 11:30 PM 1.1 1435
16t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 12/16/15 10:00 PM 1.1 1382
16t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 12/16/15 9:00 PM 1.1 1366
19 FAMILY GUY ADSM 12/14/15 11:00 PM 1.0 1323
19t CHRISTMAS VACATION FAM 12/20/15 7:00 PM 1.0 1287
19t NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIRST CNN 12/15/15 6:43 PM 1.0 1240
19t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 12/16/15 9:30 PM 1.0 1239
19t ELF FAM 12/20/15 9:15 PM 1.0 1231
24 NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 12/16/15 10:37 PM 0.9 1202
24t AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL FX 12/16/15 10:00 PM 0.9 1193
24t FAMILY GUY ADSM 12/17/15 11:00 PM 0.9 1192
24t CHRISTMAS VACATION FAM 12/19/15 9:45 PM 0.9 1188
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 12/16/15 9:00 PM 0.9 1176
24t FAMILY GUY ADSM 12/20/15 11:00 PM 0.9 1176
24t NBA BASKETBALL TNT 12/17/15 8:14 PM 0.9 1158
24t SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME NFLN 12/19/15 8:00 PM 0.9 1138
24t BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 12/14/15 9:00 PM 0.9 1137
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 12/15/15 10:30 PM 0.9 1134
24t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 12/17/15 10:30 PM 0.9 1117
24t KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 12/20/15 9:00 PM 0.9 1116
24t FAMILY GUY ADSM 12/16/15 11:00 PM 0.9 1102

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Dec. 14-20, 2015

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NEVADA GOP DEBATE FINAL CNN 12/15/15 9:00 PM 18165
2 NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIN CNN 12/15/15 8:40 PM 15375
3 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN 12/14/15 8:15 PM 11547
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 12/15/15 8:13 PM 9102
5 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 12/19/15 8:26 PM 7410
6 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 12/17/15 8:27 PM 5995
7 NEVADA GOP DEBATE FIRST CNN 12/15/15 6:43 PM 5896
8 CHRISTMAS LAND HALL 12/20/15 8:00 PM 4244
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 8:00 PM 4043
10 A CHRISTMAS MELODY HALL 12/19/15 8:00 PM 3945
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 10:00 PM 3825
12 NEVADA GOP DEBATE 1ST CNN 12/15/15 6:30 PM 3805
13 AC360 POST DEBATE SPCL CNN 12/15/15 11:06 PM 3787
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 12/14/15 9:00 PM 3786
15 GOLD RUSH DISC 12/18/15 9:00 PM 3775
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 12/16/15 8:00 PM 3530
17 SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12/14/15 11:46 PM 3433
18 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 12/16/15 9:00 PM 3416
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 12/14/15 8:00 PM 3201
20 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 12/17/15 8:00 PM 3071
21 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME NFLN 12/19/15 8:00 PM 3047
22 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 12/20/15 9:00 PM 3033
23 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 12/14/15 9:00 PM 2999
24 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 12/16/15 9:00 PM 2996
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 12/20/15 8:00 PM 2863

 

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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