The top of the cable ratings was a repeat of the past couple weeks: “The Walking Dead” once again scored the top adults 18-49 rating (6.0 this time out), with a presidential debate — this time the Republicans on CNN — scoring near the top as well (2.4, second place).

Unlike last week, however, the debate didn’t outdraw “The Walking Dead” in same-day viewers. AMC got 12.53 million viewers for its show, while the debate drew 11.81 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/13/2016 9:00 p.m. 6.0 7558
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 3/10/2016 8:59 p.m. 2.4 3037
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/13/2016 10:02 p.m. 2.3 2962
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.3 1637
4t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.3 1616
6 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.2 1567
6t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.2 1555
6t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3/7/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.2 1554
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAV 3/13/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.1 1418
10 FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/10/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.0 1329
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/10/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.0 1328
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/8/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.0 1315
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.0 1297
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/9/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.0 1277
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/7/2016 8:00 p.m. 1.0 1271
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/9/2016 10:00 p.m. 1.0 1271
10t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/9/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.0 1269
10t THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/13/2016 10:00 p.m. 1.0 1261
10t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/13/2016 11:02 p.m. 1.0 1236
10t ACC TOURNAMENT ESPN 3/12/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.0 1226
10t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/9/2016 7:30 p.m. 1.0 1217
10t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 3/10/2016 10:00 p.m. 1.0 1216
10t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/7/2016 9:00 p.m. 1.0 1214
24 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 3/9/2016 8:00 p.m. 0.9 1198
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/8/2016 12:59 p.m. 0.9 1192
24t BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 3/7/2016 8:55 p.m. 0.9 1186
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/13/2016 11:00 p.m. 0.9 1177
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/9/2016 10:00 p.m. 0.9 1169
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/9/2016 9:01 p.m. 0.9 1165
24t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/12/2016 10:30 p.m. 0.9 1139
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/8/2016 8:00 p.m. 0.9 1134
24t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 3/7/2016 9:30 p.m. 0.9 1122
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/13/2016 9:30 p.m. 0.9 1119
24t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m. 0.9 1118
24t SEC TOURNAMENT ESPN 3/13/2016 10:30 p.m. 0.9 1118
24t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 3/10/2016 10:00 p.m. 0.9 1117
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/13/2016 9:00 p.m. 0.9 1116
24t THE BIG BANG THEORY TBSC 3/13/2016 10:00 p.m. 0.9 1092
24t AMERICAN DAD ADSM 3/9/2016 9:30 p.m. 0.9 1085
24t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/13/2016 10:00 p.m. 0.9 1079

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/13/2016 9:00 p.m. 12530
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 3/10/2016 8:59 p.m. 11808
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/13/2016 10:02 p.m. 5056
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXN 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m 4243
5 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 3/10/2016 8:00 p.m. 4225
6 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 3/9/2016 9:00 p.m 3947
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 8:00 p.m. 3760
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 9:00 p.m 3614
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXN 3/8/2016 8:00 p.m. 3527
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXN 3/9/2016 8:00 p.m. 3503
11 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3/7/2016 9:00 p.m 3493
12 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA VAN SUSTEREN FOXN 3/11/2016 8:00 p.m. 3462
13 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m 3329
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXN 3/7/2016 8:00 p.m. 3321
15 KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2016 NICK 3/12/2016 8:00 p.m. 3321
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/7/2016 10:00 p.m. 3279
17 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m 3277
18 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXN 3/8/2016 10:00 p.m. 3234
19 ANDERSON COOPER 360 POST DEBATE CNN 3/10/2016 11:02 p.m. 3224
20 THE KELLY FILE FOXN 3/11/2016 9:00 p.m 3192
21 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS NICK 3/12/2016 7:30 p.m. 3114
22 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/8/2016 10:00 p.m. 3002
23 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 CNN 3/8/2016 9:00 p.m 2970
24 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – S FOXN 3/10/2016 8:00 p.m. 2955
25 SEC TOURNAMENT ESPN 3/13/2016 12:59 p.m. 2893

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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