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The Weekly 100: 'Fear,' 'VMAs' Scare Audiences

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The four-highest-rated shows of last week all aired on Sunday, August 30th.

The second episode of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead was the top-rated primetime telecast of the week. The episode was down eight-tenths of a point in the 18-49 demo (4.1) and lost around 2 million total Live+SD viewers from the record-setting premiere.

Finishing #2 in the demo was the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The telecast earned a 2.6 rating in the P 18-49 demo after the 2014 edition pulled a 4.2 in the demo. The telecast grabbed a total of 5.03 million viewers, down from the 8.3 million who tuned into last year’s edition.

The 2015 VMAs was televised on 10 different Viacom networks (including MTV) and brought in a combined total of 9.8 million viewers. The 2014 VMAs aired on only 4 different Viacom networks (including MTV) and pulled in a combined 10.3 million viewers.

Preseason NFL football on NBC was the third-highest-rated program of the week (2.4), and the highest-rated broadcast program of the week. The game featured two relatively "low-profile" squads in Arizona and Oakland.

Taking 4th place (and the top-rated broadcast entertainment series of the week) was CBS' Big Brother (2.2), up two-tenths from the previous Sunday episode.

America's Got Talent was the highest-rated non-Sunday telecast of the week, and the most-watched primetime program of the week yet again. The week of the Republican Presidential Debate (week ending 8/9) was the only week in August when AGT hasn't been the most-watched show on TV.

Other highly-ranked broadcast programs included the Wednesday and Thursday editions of Big Brother, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise. The reunion episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 4 (1.7) on Monday 8/24 was the second-highest-rated cable program of the week, followed in the rankings by preseason football on ESPN (1.6) on that same night. An episode of Love & Hip Hop scored higher ratings than an NFL preseason game on ESPN. Not something you see everyday.

Take a peek at the table below to gain more program ratings information for the week ending August 30th.

The Primetime Top 100 (August 24 - August 30, 2015)

<p>Originator</p><p>Program</p><p>Telecast Date</p><p>Telecast Time</p><p>Common Day of Week</p><p>Indicators</p><p>P18-49&nbsp;Live+SD Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Live+SD Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Live+SD &nbsp;Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Live+SD Proj (000 s)</p>

AMC

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

08/30/2015

09:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

4.10

4.23

5056

8184

MTV

2015 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

08/30/2015

09:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(P)(E-O)(P-O)

2.59

1.88

2250

5025

NBC

NBC NFL PRE-SEASON GM8/30

08/30/2015

08:08 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

2.39

2.89

3450

7508

CBS

BIG BROTHER-SUN

08/30/2015

08:01 PM

SUNDAY

2.24

2.70

3222

6732

NBC

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE

08/25/2015

08:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.17

2.91

3483

10339

CBS

BIG BROTHER-WED

08/26/2015

08:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.08

2.58

3085

6457

CBS

BIG BROTHER-THU

08/27/2015

09:01 PM

THURSDAY

2.07

2.60

3109

6366

FOX

NFL ON FOX PRESN PST GUN2

08/30/2015

07:24 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

1.90

2.10

2507

5467

ABC

BACHELOR IN PARADISE-MON

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

1.78

1.99

2374

5584

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 4

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.66

1.64

1964

3324

NBC

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED

08/26/2015

08:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.60

2.22

2655

8463

ESPN

NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.60

1.72

2054

4202

NBC

NBC NFL PR-SN PR-KCK 8/30

08/30/2015

08:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

1.55

1.95

2337

5428

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/27/2015

08:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)

1.46

2.22

2651

7249

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

08/24/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.42

1.52

1819

3764

FOX

MASTERCHEF

08/26/2015

08:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.40

1.76

2104

4606

ABC

BACHELOR IN PARADISE-SUN

08/30/2015

08:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.34

1.62

1941

4395

NBC

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

1.33

1.73

2065

5066

MTV

2015 VMA PRESHOW

08/30/2015

08:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(P)(E-O)(P-O)

1.33

1.11

1325

2840

CBS

NFL PRE-SEASON FTBLL

08/29/2015

08:00 PM

SATURDAY

(S)

1.32

1.62

1933

4910

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

08/24/2015

09:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.29

1.44

1720

3794

CBS

NFL PRE-SEASON

08/28/2015

08:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.28

1.61

1928

4782

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/25/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.23

1.29

1543

2970

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.20

1.36

1622

3606

TEL

SENOR DE LOS CIELOS III M

08/24/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

1.17

1.24

1477

2397

TEL

SENOR DE LOS CIELOS III T

08/25/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.15

1.24

1482

2324

CBS

ZOO

08/25/2015

09:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.14

1.61

1928

6175

CBS

MOM

08/27/2015

08:31 PM

THURSDAY

(R)

1.14

1.91

2286

5646

TEL

SENOR DE LOS CIELOS III R

08/27/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.13

1.22

1455

2439

TEL

SENOR DE LOS CIELOS III W

08/26/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.13

1.22

1459

2365

VH1

BLACK INK CREW 3

08/24/2015

09:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.12

1.09

1302

2231

NBC

LAST COMIC STANDING 9

08/26/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.09

1.48

1768

4230

NBC

DATELINE MYSTERY

08/27/2015

09:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.09

1.65

1970

5544

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/25/2015

09:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.09

1.14

1360

2733

NBC

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT

08/25/2015

10:01 PM

TUESDAY

1.08

1.46

1747

4133

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/26/2015

09:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.08

1.13

1355

2740

NBC

CARMICHAEL SHOW 9P

08/26/2015

09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.07

1.48

1773

4826

CBS

60 MINUTES

08/30/2015

07:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

1.07

1.63

1945

8534

TEL

SENOR DE LOS CIELOS III F

08/28/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.07

1.15

1378

2185

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

08/30/2015

10:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(P-A)

1.06

0.86

1031

2211

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

08/26/2015

09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

1.06

1.52

1817

3714

ABC

BACHELOR:AFTER PARADISE

08/24/2015

09:02 PM

MONDAY

1.03

1.26

1510

3915

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/25/2015

10:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.01

1.17

1393

2647

UNI

AMORES CON TRAMPA MON

08/24/2015

08:03 PM

MONDAY

1.01

1.08

1290

2597

AMC

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

08/30/2015

10:01 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

1.01

1.06

1261

2000

MTV

TEEN MOM II SSN6

08/27/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.00

0.89

1059

1710

CBS

NCIS

08/25/2015

08:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

0.98

1.57

1873

8394

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

08/25/2015

09:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P-O)

0.98

1.26

1505

3197

UNI

SOMBRA DEL PASADO MON

08/24/2015

07:00 PM

MONDAY

0.98

1.09

1303

2775

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO TUE

08/25/2015

09:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.98

1.05

1256

2511

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/27/2015

10:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.97

0.77

917

2033

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/26/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.97

1.05

1250

2602

FOX

BOB'S BURGERS ENCORE

08/30/2015

07:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

0.96

1.04

1244

2193

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/25/2015

09:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.95

1.05

1259

2523

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/26/2015

09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.94

0.97

1157

2540

FOX

SIMPSONS ENCORE

08/30/2015

07:59 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

0.94

1.05

1250

2219

UNI

AMORES CON TRAMPA TUE

08/25/2015

08:01 PM

TUESDAY

0.94

0.96

1142

2245

NBC

RUNNING WILD: B. GRYLLS

08/24/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

0.94

1.18

1405

2906

NBC

FOOD FIGHTERS

08/27/2015

08:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.93

1.30

1556

3824

ABC

20/20-FRI

08/28/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

0.93

1.33

1588

4754

CBS

2 BROKE GIRLS

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.93

1.33

1596

4176

CBS

UNDER THE DOME

08/27/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.91

1.35

1610

4602

NBC

CARMICHAEL SHOW 930

08/26/2015

09:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

0.91

1.31

1571

4072

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO MON

08/24/2015

09:01 PM

MONDAY

0.91

1.02

1217

2501

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO THU

08/27/2015

09:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.90

0.99

1182

2416

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/25/2015

08:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.90

0.97

1163

2377

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

NAKED AND AFRAID XL

08/30/2015

10:02 PM

SUNDAY

(P-O)

0.89

1.15

1379

2424

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/30/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.89

0.74

886

1923

ABC

AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

08/30/2015

07:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

0.88

1.24

1488

4851

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/26/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.88

0.69

826

1975

UNI

AMORES CON TRAMPA THU

08/27/2015

08:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.88

0.91

1084

2322

FOX

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE

08/24/2015

08:00 PM

MONDAY

0.87

1.02

1216

3044

FOX

FAMILY GUY-ENCORE

08/30/2015

09:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

0.86

0.94

1120

1842

VH1

SHES GOT GAME

08/24/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.86

0.80

960

1671

ABC

BLACK-ISH

08/26/2015

09:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.86

1.26

1503

2898

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

08/26/2015

08:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.86

1.28

1527

3730

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/27/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.85

0.70

837

1838

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS 10PM

08/26/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.85

1.41

1691

5828

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/26/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.83

0.99

1179

2428

FOX

HOME FREE

08/26/2015

09:01 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.82

1.09

1300

3080

CBS

EXTANT

08/26/2015

09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.82

1.28

1533

4900

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/26/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.82

0.63

755

1827

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

08/29/2015

10:30 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.81

1.01

1205

2355

ABC

MISTRESSES

08/27/2015

09:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.81

1.05

1259

3231

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

08/26/2015

08:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)

0.81

1.19

1422

3139

CBS

ODD COUPLE, THE

08/24/2015

08:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)

0.81

1.26

1508

3791

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/25/2015

10:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.81

0.65

780

1725

DISNEY CHANNEL

TANGLED

08/30/2015

08:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-A)

0.80

0.75

892

3212

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

08/24/2015

10:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.80

0.53

639

1669

UNI

AMORES CON TRAMPA FRI

08/28/2015

08:00 PM

FRIDAY

0.80

0.82

981

2004

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

LAST SHIP, THE

08/30/2015

09:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.80

1.00

1201

2960

ABC

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

08/28/2015

09:02 PM

FRIDAY

0.79

1.14

1364

3975

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO WED

08/26/2015

09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.79

0.90

1079

2179

ESPN

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SRS L

08/27/2015

08:00 PM

THURSDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.78

0.79

940

2426

UNI

MUCHACHA ITALIANA CAS TUE

08/25/2015

07:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

0.77

0.80

961

2033

ABC

BEYOND THE TANK SP-8/27

08/27/2015

08:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

0.77

1.02

1220

3426

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC

08/24/2015

09:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.77

0.89

1064

1800

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 10PM

08/25/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

0.77

1.19

1419

5670

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