Though my new favorite show, FX’s Sons of Anarchy didn’t even make the weekly cable top 40 by viewers (it was 49th, 3.312 million) it was the number three show with adults 18-49 on cable last week, trailing only ESPN’s Monday Night Football, and TBS’ coverage of game one of the NLCS between the Phillies and the Dodgers.
Sons of Anarchy was the only scripted show in the 18-49 top 10 last week (unless you count WWE Monday Night Raw at #s 5 & #8 as scripted content!).
Sons of Anarchy was also the only scripted non-animated show with adults 18-34 last week, coming in 8th. Besides trailing football and baseball action, it also trailed The Ultimate Fighter (#3), South Park (#4) a Family Guy rerun on Adult Swim on Sunday night (#5) the Sportscenter that followed Monday Night Football (#6) and another repeat of Family Guy on Adult Swim last Thursday night (#7). Three additional Family Guy reruns on Adult Swim rounded out the top 10 (I know that adds up to 11 shows, but the last two were tied).