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Cable Top 100 Rankers – January 2016

ESPN Holds the Top Five Spots

What follows are the Top 100 shows on basic cable for the month of January 2016 (ranked in order of total viewers):

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 Program Date Network Day Time   AA000
CFP CHAMPIONSHIP  L 01/11/16 ESPN Mon 08:27P-11:45P 25871
CFP SEMIFINAL  L 12/31/15 ESPN Thu 08:20P-11:31P 18715
NFL REGULAR SEASON      L 12/28/15 ESPN Mon 08:15P-11:59P 15916
CFP SEMIFINAL  L 12/31/15 ESPN Thu 04:10P-08:01P 15671
ROSE BOWL  L 01/01/16 ESPN Fri 05:09P-08:39P 13582
REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE 01/28/16 FOXN Thu 09:00P-11:00P 12746
REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE 01/14/16 FBN Thu 09:00P-11:27P 11537
FIESTA BOWL  L 01/01/16 ESPN Fri 12:56P-04:41P 9780
SUGAR BOWL  L 01/01/16 ESPN Fri 08:39P-11:58P 8955
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L 01/11/16 ESPN Mon 07:56P-08:19P 8072
AFC/NFC PRO BOWL        L 01/31/16 ESPN Sun 07:00P-10:22P 7987
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 01/02/16 ESPN Sat 06:52P-11:02P 7448
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 01/02/16 ESPN Sat 03:24P-06:52P 7058
NFL WILDCARD  L 01/09/16 ESPN Sat 04:20P-07:40P 6085
GOLD RUSH 01/22/16 DISC Fri 09:00P-10:02P 6005
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 01/02/16 ESPN Sat 12:00P-03:24P 5875
GOLD RUSH 01/01/16 DISC Fri 09:00P-10:02P 5723
GOLD RUSH 01/15/16 DISC Fri 09:01P-10:02P 5686
GOLD RUSH 01/08/16 DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 5660
PEACH BOWL  L 12/31/15 ESPN Thu 11:58A-03:54P 5614
THE OREILLY FACTOR 01/28/16 FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 5594
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 12/30/15 ESPN Wed 07:12P-11:12P 5432
KELLY FILE, THE 01/28/16 FOXN Thu 11:00P-12:00A 5348
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE 12/30/15 DISC Wed 09:00P-10:00P 5101
FIXER UPPER 01/12/16 HGTV Tue 09:00P-10:00P 4988
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 12/29/15 ESPN Tue 09:24P-12:50A 4985
LIP SYNC BATTLE 01/07/16 SPK Thu 10:00P-11:01P 4978
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 01/13/16 FX Wed 10:00P-11:11P 4917
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE 01/06/16 DISC Wed 09:00P-10:01P 4878
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 01/06/16 FX Wed 10:00P-11:08P 4664
REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE 01/28/16 FOXN Thu 07:00P-08:00P 4602
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/25/16 USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4589
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER 01/10/16 DISC Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4582
FIXER UPPER 01/26/16 HGTV Tue 09:00P-10:00P 4547
FIXER UPPER 01/19/16 HGTV Tue 09:00P-10:00P 4536
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/25/16 USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4469
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER 01/17/16 DISC Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4443
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/25/16 USA Mon 10:00P-11:11P 4441
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 12/29/15 HIST Tue 09:00P-10:00P 4390
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER 01/24/16 DISC Sun 09:00P-10:00P 4366
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 12/30/15 ESPN Wed 11:12P-02:10A 4331
SPORTSCENTER:           L 12/28/15 ESPN Mon 11:59P-01:00A 4278
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 12/29/15 ESPN Tue 05:41P-09:24P 4214
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 12/28/15 USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4209
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/04/16 USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4207
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 01/17/16 BRAV Sun 08:00P-09:00P 4201
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/18/16 USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4150
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 01/12/16 HIST Tue 09:00P-10:03P 4106
LIP SYNC BATTLE 01/14/16 SPK Thu 10:00P-10:32P 4099
MOVIE- LOM PREM 01/23/16 LIFE Sat 08:00P-10:03P 4053
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/11/16 USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4046
GOLD RUSH 01/29/16 DISC Fri 09:01P-10:03P 4044
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 12/28/15 USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P 4036
CAVUTO COAST TO COAST 01/14/16 FBN Thu 11:27P-12:00A 4024
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 01/26/16 HIST Tue 09:00P-10:03P 4016
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/04/16 USA Mon 10:00P-11:09P 4013
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 01/03/16 BRAV Sun 08:00P-09:00P 3995
FIXER UPPER 01/05/16 HGTV Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3994
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/04/16 USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3986
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/18/16 USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3953
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 12/28/15 USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3934
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 01/05/16 OWN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3910
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 01/10/16 BRAV Sun 08:00P-09:00P 3886
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/11/16 USA Mon 10:00P-11:07P 3885
ST UNION/ANALYSIS 01/12/16 FOXN Tue 10:09P-10:24P 3866
THE OREILLY FACTOR 01/27/16 FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3854
AUSTIN & ALLY 01/10/16 DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 3821
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC 01/06/16 DISC Wed 10:01P-11:01P 3811
RUFUS 01/18/16 NICK Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3785
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS 01/03/16 EN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3778
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER 01/03/16 DISC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 3755
WWE ENTERTAINMENT 01/11/16 USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 3736
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L 01/02/16 ESPN Sat 11:02P-02:37A 3722
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L 01/11/16 ESPN Mon 12:46A-02:00A 3707
LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 01/04/16 VH1 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3679
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 01/05/16 HIST Tue 09:00P-10:03P 3671
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA 01/24/16 BRAV Sun 08:00P-09:00P 3669
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND 01/19/16 HIST Tue 09:00P-10:03P 3664
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 01/26/16 OWN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3659
NBA BASKETBALL 01/18/16 TNT Mon 08:00P-10:34P 3658
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 01/02/16 HALL Sat 09:00P-11:00P 3657
THE OREILLY FACTOR 01/19/16 FOXN Tue 08:00P-09:00P 3617
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 01/12/16 OWN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3577
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE 01/23/16 HALL Sat 09:00P-11:00P 3575
LOVE AND HIP HOP 6 01/18/16 VH1 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3565
FAST N LOUD 01/04/16 DISC Mon 09:00P-10:02P 3562
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 01/19/16 OWN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 3547
STATE OF THE UNION 2016 01/12/16 CNN Tue 09:11P-10:09P 3537
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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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