The premiere of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” was the No. 1 show on cable for the week of Feb. 1-7. The limited series debuted to a 2.0 same-day rating in adults 18-49 and 5.11 million viewers. (A replay of the premiere also made the Top 25 in the 18-49 demo.)

Coverage of the Iowa caucuses gave Fox News and CNN several spots in the Top 25 in both measures. CNN had the best 18-49 rating on caucus night, while Fox News had more total viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON – P FX 2/2/2016 10:00 PM 2.0 2481
2 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2/1/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1796
2t NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 2/6/2016 9:13 PM 1.4 1725
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 2/5/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1643
4t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1595
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 8:00 PM 1.2 1571
6t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1526
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1453
8t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 2/1/2016 9:02 PM 1.1 1390
8t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 11:00 PM 1.1 1333
11 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2/2/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1314
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/3/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1314
11t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1297
11t TEEN MOM MTV 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1271
11t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 2/3/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1268
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/4/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1262
11t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 2/3/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1250
11t FAST N LOUD DISC 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1240
11t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 2/1/2016 9:32 PM 1.0 1236
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/3/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1228
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/4/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1228
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/6/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1210
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/2/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1208
11t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/2/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1206
25 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2/2/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1203
25t NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 2/3/2016 8:05 PM 0.9 1190
25t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/6/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1188
25t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 2/3/2016 9:30 PM 0.9 1157
25t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 2/3/2016 9:00 PM 0.9 1145
25t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1129
25t THOR: THE DARK WORLD FX 2/2/2016 7:30 PM 0.9 1107
25t NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 2/7/2016 10:44 PM 0.9 1099
25t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2/4/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1097
25t THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON FX 2/2/2016 11:21 PM 0.9 1078
25t SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 2/7/2016 11:45 PM 0.9 1078

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON – P FX 2/2/2016 10:00 PM 5111
2 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 4917
3 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE MSNBC 2/4/2016 9:00 PM 4471
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 4389
5 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 4304
5t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/1/2016 11:00 PM 4173
7 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 2/1/2016 8:00 PM 4076
8 GOLD RUSH DISC 2/5/2016 9:00 PM 3926
9 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 3911
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 8:00 PM 3592
11 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 11:00 PM 3525
12 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2/2/2016 9:00 PM 3504
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 9:00 PM 3464
14 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2/2/2016 9:00 PM 3413
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/2/2016 8:00 PM 3385
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/3/2016 8:00 PM 3364
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/4/2016 8:00 PM 3261
18 NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 2/6/2016 9:13 PM 3230
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/1/2016 10:00 PM 3094
20 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/5/2016 8:00 PM 3062
21 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 2/1/2016 8:00 PM 2974
22 THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG DSNY 2/6/2016 7:45 PM 2959
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2/2/2016 9:00 PM 2904
24 FINDING NEMO DSNY 2/5/2016 8:00 PM 2876
25 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 2/3/2016 9:00 PM 2810

 

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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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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