Monday Cable: ‘Monday Night Football’ Rules; ‘Pawn Stars,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘American Pickers’ & More
Of course the Monday Night Football doubleheader crushed everything on cable and broadcast in the ratings on Monday night, just as it will for the rest of the football season. MNF took its toll across the cable landscape on Monday night. The ESPN2 line item is for the first few minutes of the late game which got pushed over to that network.
Pawn Stars was the best of the non-pigskin cable competition (w/ one WWE RAW) with 1.5 adults 18-49 ratings in its two airings, down sharply (0.8 points) vs. last week. Were they repeats or just stomped by football?
WWE RAW’s two episodes slipped 0.1 and 0.2 points vs. last Monday, scoring 1.5 and 1.4 adults 18-49 rating in their respective airings.
MTV’s Ridiculousness stabilized at a 0.9 rating.
The series finale of Kate Plus 8 drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Was it a season high?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills second episode fell 0.4 points to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Basketball Wives LA was fell 0.3 points to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating for VH1.
Discovery’s American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior tumbled 0.6 points to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.
Rizzoli & Isles was down two tenths to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and The Closer was down three tenths to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Returning after a week off, Eureka had a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, Warehouse 13 drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating , and Alphas scored a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
T.O. Show was down three tenths of point vs. last week to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
The Lying Game ratings from an anonymous commenter:
|THE LYING GAME:– 0.40 A18-49
– 1.302 million total viewers
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If I see additional information elsewhere I will update the text.
Selected Monday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Show||Net||Time||Viewership (million, Live+SD)||Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)|
|MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Patriots v. Dolphins||ESPN||7:00 PM||14.568||6.3|
|MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Raiders v. Broncos||ESPN||10:39 PM||11.109||5.4|
|MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Raiders v. Broncos||ESPN2||10:25 PM||4.259||2.0|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||3.891||1.5|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:30 PM||4.604||1.5|
|PAWN STARS||HIST||10:00 PM||4.523||1.5|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||3.820||1.4|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||9:00 PM||3.882||1.2|
|RIZZOLI & ISLES||TNT||10:00 PM||5.626||1.1|
|CLOSER, THE||TNT||9:00 PM||6.154||1.0|
|AMERICAN CHOPPER: SR vs. JR||DISC||9:00 PM||1.862||0.9|
|KATE PLUS 8||TLC||9:00 PM||2.066||0.9|
|BAD GIRLS CLUB||OXYG||9:00 PM||1.497||0.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRVO||9:00 PM||1.555||0.8|
|LIZARD LICK TOWING||TRU||9:30 PM||1.779||0.8|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN L||ESPN||5:00 PM||1.467||0.8|
|TEA PARTY REP DEBATE||CNN||8:00 PM||3.613||0.7|
|BASKETBALL WIVES LA||VH1||8:00 PM||1.307||0.7|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||9:52 PM||2.962||0.7|
|SNOW WHITE & 7 DWARFS||DSNY||8:30 PM||3.114||0.7|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1.434||0.7|
|WAREHOUSE 13||SYFY||9:00 PM||1.908||0.6|
|LA LAS FULL COURT LIFE||VH1||9:00 PM||1.100||0.6|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||4:30 PM||1.026||0.6|
|EXTREME COUPONING||TLC||10:00 PM||1.164||0.5|
|T.O. SHOW 3||VH1||9:30 PM||1.028||0.5|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||1.045||0.5|
|BEAR SWAMP RECOVERY||TRU||10:00 PM||1.168||0.5|
|EXTREME COUPONING||TLC||10:30 PM||0.956||0.5|
|DESIGN STAR 6||HGTV||9:00 PM||2.045||0.5|
|LIZARD LICK TOWING||TRU||9:00 PM||1.195||0.5|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRVO||10:00 PM||0.925||0.4|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||9:00 PM||1.032||0.4|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||10:00 PM||1.599||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||8:00 PM||1.396||0.4|
|DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES||FOOD||8:00 PM||0.954||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||8:30 PM||1.450||0.3|
|SONS OF GUNS||DISC||10:00 PM||0.725||0.3|
|BEST THING I EVER ATE||FOOD||10:00 PM||0.860||0.3|
|SHOWHOUSE SHOWDOWN||HGTV||10:00 PM||1.201||0.2|
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