Some insights based on Nielsen data analyzed by Ratings Intelligence:
• The Republican presidential debate Aug. 6 was the most-watched and highest-rated cable program of the entire summer, topping AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead premiere and the MTV Video Music Awards.
• TBS finished August No. 1 in primetime among adults 18-49, followed by USA Network and Adult Swim.
• NFL Network experienced the most significant month-to-month total viewer improvement of any primetime cable network