To no one’s surprise, the college football national championship game easily topped the Monday cable ratings this week.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Clemson vs. LSU championship game won Monday’s cable ratings with a massive 7.5 rating among adults 18-49 and a 25 million viewer audience. In total, the network captured the cable chart’s top 8 spots with its broadcast of the game itself, as well as its additional post and pregame coverage of the broadcast.
Elsewhere, USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” took a small hit week-to-week, with its 3-hour broadcast hitting only a 0.7 peak rating, one-tenth lower than the 0.8 it hit last Monday. On VH1, “Love & Hip Hop” similarly slipped from a 0.7 to a 0.6 this week, while “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” (0.5) also ticked down a tenth from its season premiere’s 0.6 rating. Bravo’s “Below Deck,” however, managed to stay even with a 0.6 for the second week in a row.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, January 13, 2020
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|CFP CHAMPIONSHIP – CLEMSON/LSU||ESPN||8:19 PM||25,004||7.5|
|CFP CHAMPIONSHIP SUST||ESPN||12:06 AM||17,677||5.5|
|COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO||ESPN||7:58 PM||16,488||4.5|
|COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO||ESPN||12:19 AM||9,283||3.0|
|COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO||ESPN||7:33 PM||6,283||1.9|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:42 AM||3,617||1.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:46 AM||1,741||0.7|
|CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE||ESPN||5:57 PM||2,086||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,218||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,059||0.6|
|BELOW DECK||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,709||0.6|
|LOVE AND HIP HOP||VH1||8:00 PM||1,269||0.6|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||1,814||0.6|
|LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI||VH1||9:01 PM||1,091||0.5|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:00 PM||1,010||0.3|
|THE FIVE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||3,269||0.3|
|SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,784||0.2|
|LOVE IT OR LIST IT||HOME||9:00 PM||1,253||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,598||0.2|
|BELOW DECK||BRAVO||8:00 PM||620||0.2|
|COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO||ESPN2||8:00 PM||833||0.2|
|KIDS BAKING CHAMP||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,049||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||8:30 PM||737||0.2|
|THE STORY||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||2,198||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.