The 25th anniversary of “WWE Monday Night Raw” gave the show its best ratings in some time.

“Raw 25” was the top cable program for the week of Jan. 22-28 in both adults 18-49 and viewers. The 8 o’clock hour led the way with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers. The 9 and 10 p.m. portions of “Raw” grabbed the next two spots in both the 18-49 demo (1.7 and 1.6) and viewers (4.67 million and 4.15 million).

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Jan. 22-28, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,304
2 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,176
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,086
4 PRO BOWL ESPN Sun. 2:45 PM 1.0 1,280
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,229
6 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,190
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,101
8 NBA BASKETBALL – SIXERS/THUNDER ESPN Sun. 6:00 PM 0.8 1,037
STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,024
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,024
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 998
NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/SPURS TNT Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 973
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.8 973
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN Sun. 5:46 PM 0.8 960
15 NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/LAKERS TNT Tues. 10:24 PM 0.7 934
BLACK INK CREW VH1 Weds. 9:00 PM 0.7 934
NBA BASKETBALL – T-WOLVES/WARRIORS TNT Thurs. 10:37 PM 0.7 934
TEEN MOM MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 922
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 883
LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 883
21 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 819
FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
NBA BASKETBALL – WIZARDS/THUNDER TNT Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.6 794
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 0.6 794
COLLEGE BASKETBALL – KENTUCKY/W. VIRGINIA ESPN Sat. 7:00 PM 0.6 781
SHAMELESS – F SHO Sun. 9:05 PM 0.6 768
NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/PELICANS ESPN Fri. 8:01 PM 0.6 755
STREET OUTLAWS SPECIAL DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 704

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in viewers for Jan. 22-28, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 4,803
2 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 4,671
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 4,147
4 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,874
5 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,866
6 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,795
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,593
8 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,572
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 3,562
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,382
11 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 3,320
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,311
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,184
14 FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 3,143
15 HANNITY FNC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,091
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,036
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,991
18 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,970
19 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,956
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,923
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,923
22 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 2,905
23 THE STORY FNC Mon. 7:00 PM 2,869
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 2,865
25 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,851

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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