It was a packed New Year’s day in the Monday cable ratings this week, and ESPN dominated with its coverage of the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl CFP games. Those two broadcasts landing at the top of the ratings with 7.6 and 6.3 ratings in adults 18-49, respectively. ESPN’s usual pre and post-game coverage specials also raked in some 4.7, 4.4, 4.1, and 2.6s throughout the night, while the network’s broadcasts of the Peach and Outback Bowls scored additional 2.4 and 1.4 ratings earlier in the day.

On USA, “WWE Monday Night Raw” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.9 to a 1.0 peak rating this time around, while The Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws” also grabbed a 1.0. It was a solid Monday night for VH1 too, with “Love & Hip Hop” rising four-tenths to a 1.0 this week and the series premiere of “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” scoring a 1.0 as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Jan. 1, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CFP SEMIFINAL L ESPN 5:12 PM 25,854 7.6
CFP SEMIFINAL L ESPN 9:22 PM 20,407 6.3
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 4:54 PM 16,514 4.7
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 4:40 PM 14,865 4.4
CFP SEMIFINAL SUST L ESPN 12:03 AM 12,670 4.1
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 12:25 AM 7,413 2.6
PEACH BOWL L ESPN 12:40 PM 8,377 2.4
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN2 12:01 PM 5,050 1.4
SPORTSCENTER L ESPN 12:36 AM 3,255 1.2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,969 1.0
STREET OUTLAWS: BRISTOL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,749 1.0
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 8:00 PM 1,846 1.0
LOVE AND HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 9:00 PM 1,829 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,912 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,714 0.9
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO L ESPN 12:30 PM 2,477 0.8
ROSE BOWL TROPHY CELEB ESPN2 9:22 PM 2,641 0.7
STREET OUTLAWS SPC DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,683 0.6
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 1,031 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,556 0.6
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,275 0.5
NFL LIVE ESPN2 3:46 PM 15,444 0.5
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER HBO 2:14 PM 1,056 0.4
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET HBO 4:36 PM 1,001 0.4
PEOPLE MAG INVESTIGATES INVEST 10:00 PM 1,489 0.4

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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