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Top 100 Primetime Cable: August 15 - 21, 2016

Despite this being the last week of the Summer Olympics, not one airing of the events from Rio, on any of the five NBC Universal networks, made the top 100. The best showing for the event was Tuesday night primetime airing, on NBC Sports Network. That gathered 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in Adults 18-49.

Your top program of the week was RIZZOLI & ISLES, on TNT. the veteran crime drama hauled in 3.9 million viewers, topping the summer premiere of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD by the slimmest of margins. However, FEAR crushed R&I in the A18-49 demographic, 1.6 points to 0.5 points. MAJOR CRIMES was 4th overall, recording 3.2 million viewers.

WWE RAW was the week's top sports event, averaging just under three million viewers on Monday night. SMACKDOWN was not far behind, with 2.5 million viewers of its on, on Tuesday night. The NASCAR race, in Bristol, littered the top of the chart, as the event was plagued by a long rain delay, and segmenting the telecast.

In reality TV, LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD was #1, ranking 18th overall, with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in Adults 18-49. NAKED & AFRAID was second in the category, drawing 2.2 million viewers and an 0.8 demo rating.

Rank Day Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 Mon Rizzoli & Isles TNT 9:00 PM 3,867 0.5
2 Sun Fear The Walking Dead AMC 9:00 PM 3,864 1.6
3 Thu The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 3,235 0.3
4 Mon Major Crimes TNT 10:00 PM 3,180 0.4
5 Tue The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 3,106 0.3
6 Mon WWE Raw USA 9:00 PM 3,083 1.1
7 Mon The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 3,014 0.2
8 Tue HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,982 0.4
9 Tue The Haves & Have Nots OWN 9:00 PM 2,927 0.8
10 Wed The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 2,922 0.3
11 Mon WWE Raw USA 8:00 PM 2,879 1.0
12 Mon WWE Raw USA 10:00 PM 2,784 0.9
13 Sat NASCAR Sprint Cup Start NBCSN 7:55 PM 2,620 0.6
14 Wed HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,523 0.3
15 Sat NASCAR Sprint Cup Race NBCSN 9:09 PM 2,501 0.6
16 Tue The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,479 0.3
17 Tue WWE Smackdown USA 8:00 PM 2,471 0.8
18 Mon Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood VH1 8:00 PM 2,453 1.3
19 Thu The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,443 0.3
20 Sun The Last Ship TNT 9:00 PM 2,323 0.6
21 Mon The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,290 0.2
22 Wed The Kelly File FOXN 9:00 PM 2,267 0.2
23 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 2,228 0.7
24 Sun Naked & Afraid XL DISC 10:00 PM 2,203 0.8
25 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,197 0.7
26 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,186 0.7
27 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 2,183 0.7
28 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 2,169 0.8
29 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 2,139 0.7
30 Sat NASCAR Rain Delay NBCSN 8:03 PM 2,124 0.5
31 Thu HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,122 0.2
32 Wed GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 2,119 0.6
33 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 2,114 0.7
34 Sun POWER  STARZ 9:02 PM 2,106 1.0
35 Thu Mountain Men HIST 9:00 PM 2,099 0.4
36 Mon HANNITY FOXN 10:00 PM 2,045 0.2
37 Fri The O'Reilly Factor  FOXN 8:00 PM 2,042 0.2
38 Sun NASCAR Post Race CNBC 7:44 PM 2,007 0.5
39 Sat NASCAR Rain Delay NBCSN 9:21 PM 1,951 0.5
40 Mon VH1 LIVE! VH1 9:00 PM 1,928 1.0
41 Sun Chesapeake Shores HALL 9:00 PM 1,855 0.3
42 Thu The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 1,829 0.6
43 Sun Family Guy ADSW 10:30 PM 1,813 0.9
44 Mon The Real Housewives/ OC BRVO 9:00 PM 1,808 0.7
45 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:30 PM 1,798 0.6
46 Fri The Kelley File FOXN 9:00 PM 1,791 0.1
47 Wed The Real Housewives/ NYC BRVO 9:00 PM 1,775 0.6
48 Tue American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,774 0.8
49 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 1,772 0.6
50 Sat Hallmark Movie HALL 9:00 PM 1,771 0.3
51 Sun The Night Of HBO 9:01 PM 1,764 0.7
52 Sat The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:00 PM 1,762 0.6
53 Mon Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,755 0.3
54 Wed American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,750 0.8
55 Sat The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 1,749 0.6
56 Fri HANNITY  FOXN 10:00 PM 1,741 0.2
57 Sun Fixer Upper HGTV 7:00 PM 1,715 0.5
58 Sun Family Guy ADSW 10:00 PM 1,699 0.8
59 Sat Justice w/Judge Jeannie FOXN 9:00 PM 1,692 0.1
60 Wed SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,682 0.4
61 Sat The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:30 PM 1,672 0.6
62 Wed Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,669 0.2
63 Fri The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 1,660 0.6
64 Sun Island Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,600 0.4
65 Thu House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,595 0.3
66 Tue American Dad ADSW 10:00 PM 1,594 0.7
67 Thu American Dad ADSW 10:30 PM 1,586 0.7
68 Wed The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:00 PM 1,582 0.5
69 Sat Movie: Chipmunks 2 DSNY 8:00 PM 1,580 0.3
70 Thu Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,567 0.2
71 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 10:30 PM 1,564 0.6
72 Sun Beachfront Bargain Hunt HGTV 8:30 PM 1,562 0.4
73 Thu The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 1,561 0.5
74 Fri Girl Meets World DSNY 8:30 PM 1,558 0.4
75 Wed American Dad ADSW 10:00 PM 1,554 0.7
76 Sat Family Guy ADSW 10:30 PM 1,545 0.7
77 Wed American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1,544 0.3
78 Sun Beachfront Bargain Hunt HGTV 8:00 PM 1,535 0.4
79 Mon Family Guy ADSW 10:30 PM 1,530 0.7
80 Sun Mexico Life HGTV 9:00 PM 1,521 0.4
81 Sun Mexico Life HGTV 9:30 PM 1,508 0.4
82 Tue Counting Cars HIST 9:31 PM 1,507 0.5
83 Wed House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,498 0.3
84 Wed Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,488 0.2
85 Fri Family Guy ADSW 10:30 PM 1,482 0.6
86 Sat The Big Bang Theory TBS 9:00 PM 1,472 0.5
87 Mon Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,462 0.2
88 Sun Movie: Ice Age 2 NICK 7:00 PM 1,459 0.4
89 Wed House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,453 0.3
90 Thu House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,451 0.3
91 Sun Fear the Walking Dead AMC 7:59 PM 1,447 0.5
92 Tue Fixer Upper HGTV 8:00 PM 1,441 0.4
93 Tue Counting Cars HIST 9:00 PM 1,440 0.4
94 Sun Kardashians E! 9:00 PM 1,433 0.7
95 Tue Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,429 0.2
96 Wed Property Bros.: Buy & Sell HGTV 9:00 PM 1,428 0.3
97 Thu Ice Road Truckers HIST 10:03 PM 1,428 0.3
98 Tue The Big Bang Theory TBS 8:00 PM 1,427 0.5
99 Thu Last Word w/ L.O'Donnell MSNBC 10:00 PM 1,424 0.2
100 Sat Saturday Movie FREE 7:00 PM 1,408 0.5
* - Viewership (,000)


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