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Primetime Cable Ratings: September 26, 2016

The presidential Debate ignited the three cable news networks, with FOX News leading the charge, with 11.4 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in Adults 18-49 and a post debate analysis of just under 10 million viewers. CNN brought in 9.9 million viewers, but a much better A18-49 ratings of a 32.6 score. MSNBC scored 4.9 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating. So, for able, the combined numbers are 25.5 million viewers and a 7.1 rating in Adults 18-49. Combine that with the broadcast networks, and a total of just under 71 million Americans watched the debate, pulling in a combined 17.0 rating in Adults 18-49.

With the debate, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL took a hit, drawing just over eight million viewers, a loss of over 4 million viewers, from the week before. It still ranked as the #4 cable program of the night.

The season premiere of REGULAR SHOW, on Cartoon Network, drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.

Rank Show Net Time P2* A18-49
20 American Dad ADSW 10:00 PM 1,088 0.5
16 Bob's Burgers ADSW 10:30 PM 1,208 0.5
15 The Real Housewives/ OC BRVO 9:00 PM 1,445 0.6
9 AC 360 CNN 8:00 PM 3,781 1.2
3 Presidential Debate CNN 9:03 PM 9,935 3.6
5 Debate Night in America CNN 10:38 PM 6,923 2.2
4 MNF: ATL v NO ESPN 8:15 PM 8,047 3.1
7 The O'Reilly Factor FOXN 8:00 PM 4,842 0.7
1 Presidential Debate FOXN 9:03 PM 11,427 2.4
2 Debate Analysis FOXN 10:40 PM 9,975 2.1
18 House Hunters HGTV 10:00 PM 1,116 0.2
21 House Hunters INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,033 0.3
14 Debate Preview MSNBC 7:00 PM 1,791 0.3
6 Presidential Debate MSNBC 9:03 PM 4,914 1.1
8 Debate Analysis MSNBC 10:40 PM 4,098 0.8
19 Teen Mom MTV 9:00 PM 1,109 0.7
17 Regular Show TOON 8:00 PM 1,142 0.3
10 WWE Raw USA 8:00 PM 2,850 1.0
11 WWE Raw USA 9:00 PM 2,381 0.8
12 WWE Raw USA 10:00 PM 2,203 0.7
13 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood VH1 8:00 PM 2,102 1.1
* Viewership (,000)

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