Cable telecasts make up the majority of the combined Top 25 for Nov. 7-13 thanks to one thing: the presidential election.

Aside from “The Walking Dead” and “Monday Night Football,” all the cable entries in the rankings are segments of election coverage from Fox News and CNN. Cable occupies 17 of the Top 25 spots (including ties) in the adults 18-49 rankings and 14 of the Top 25 on the viewer chart.

Top 25 broadcast and cable series (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Nov. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 7.7 9,848
2 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:48 PM 6.7 8,645
3 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 11:00 PM 5.8 7,483
4 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 10:00 PM 5.7 7,329
5 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 5.4 6,968
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 9:00 PM 5.4 6,921
7 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 12:00 AM 5.0 6,470
8 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 8:00 PM 4.5 5,764
AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 12:00 AM 4.5 5,752
10 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 11:00 PM 4.1 5,278
11 DECISION ’16 – S NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 4.0 5,127
12 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 1:00 AM 3.9 5,048
13 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BILLS/SEAHAWKS ESPN Mon. 8:15 PM 3.8 4,890
14 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 3.7 4,806
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 1:00 AM 3.7 4,791
16 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 3.6 4,662
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.4 4,395
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 3.4 4,315
19 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3.3 4,216
20 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 3.1 3,982
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 7:00 PM 3.1 3,933
22 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 2:00 AM 2.9 3,744
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.9 3,687
AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.9 3,667
25 VOTE 2016 – S ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.7 3,469
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 2:00 AM 2.7 3,507

 

Top 25 broadcast and cable series in viewers for Nov. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 22,513
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 20,000
3 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:48 PM 18,557
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 12:00 AM 15,422
5 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 11:00 PM 14,525
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,473
7 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 10:00 PM 14,045
8 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 11:00 PM 13,927
9 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 9:00 PM 13,803
10 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 13,026
AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 1:00 AM 13,026
12 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 12,262
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 12,113
14 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 8:00 PM 11,992
15 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN Tues. 12:00 AM 11,813
16 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 11,402
17 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 11,324
18 DECISION ’16 – S NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,219
19 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BILLS/SEAHAWKS ESPN Mon. 8:15 PM 11,207
20 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,067
21 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,848
22 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 10,266
23 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,968
24 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,842
25 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FNC Tues. 2:00 AM 9,786

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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