“The Walking Dead” was the No. 1 show on cable in adults 18-49 for the week of Feb. 29-March 6 with a 6.1 rating. As was the case the week before, however, a Republican presidential debate grabbed the top spot in viewers. The Fox News telecast delivered 16.83 million people.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 29-March 6, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/6/2016 9:00 PM 6.1 7799
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE FOXNC 3/3/2016 9:00 PM 3.6 4596
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/6/2016 10:02 PM 2.3 2945
4 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 3/3/2016 10:40 PM 1.6 2038
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/3/2016 11:02 PM 1.5 1902
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1750
6t DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 3/6/2016 8:00 PM 1.4 1718
8 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2/29/2016 8:00 PM 1.3 1708
8t GOLD RUSH DISC 3/4/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1702
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 9:00 PM 1.3 1667
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 10:00 PM 1.3 1599
8t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3/6/2016 8:00 PM 1.3 1587
13 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1584
14 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/1/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1458
14t THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/6/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1411
14t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 10:00 PM 1.1 1369
14t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1362
18 COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 3/5/2016 6:30 PM 1.0 1283
18t GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 3/4/2016 10:31 PM 1.0 1266
18t BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2/29/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1251
18t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 2/29/2016 9:00 PM 1.0 1239
18t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/3/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1224
23 FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/3/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1199
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/2/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1198
23t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/1/2016 9:00 PM 0.9 1152
23t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 3/2/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1137
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 2/29/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1132
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/5/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1131
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/6/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1130
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/1/2016 11:00 PM 0.9 1122
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/2/2016 10:00 PM 0.9 1121
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/1/2016 11:30 PM 0.9 1100
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/6/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1099
23t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 2/29/2016 9:30 PM 0.9 1093
23t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/6/2016 10:30 PM 0.9 1089
23t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/6/2016 9:00 PM 0.9 1084

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for Feb. 29-March 6, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 REPUBLICAN DEBATE FOXNC 3/3/2016 9:00 PM 16834
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/6/2016 9:00 PM 12816
3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/3/2016 11:02 PM 7116
4 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 3/6/2016 8:00 PM 5506
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/3/2016 8:00 PM 5449
6 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/1/2016 9:00 PM 5137
7 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/1/2016 8:00 PM 4875
8 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/6/2016 10:02 PM 4842
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/1/2016 10:00 PM 4636
10 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 9:00 PM 4483
11 GOLD RUSH DISC 3/4/2016 9:00 PM 4369
12 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 8:00 PM 3969
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 8:00 PM 3961
14 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/1/2016 10:00 PM 3849
15 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/1/2016 7:00 PM 3818
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/2/2016 8:00 PM 3780
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 9:00 PM 3660
18 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 3/3/2016 10:40 PM 3614
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 2/29/2016 8:00 PM 3563
20 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 2/29/2016 10:00 PM 3551
21 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 3/4/2016 10:31 PM 3289
22 COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 3/5/2016 6:30 PM 3174
23 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 3/3/2016 12:00 AM 3048
24 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/5/2016 11:00 PM 2991
25 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2/29/2016 9:00 PM 2943

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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