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
BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 707 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.

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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