The centerpiece of Monday night’s cable ratings was the Clemson Tigers winning the NCAA championship when they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide. This led to ESPN taking home not only the top slot on the chart, but the entire top 6, leading off with the championship game itself scoring a powerful 7.6 rating among adults 18-49. For perspective, even if the comparison isn’t completely fair, last Monday’s Wolfpack vs. Aggies game, the top performer that night, scored a 1.4. That’s an increase of 6.2, which is certainly not a feat often seen replicated on cable.

Outside ESPN, the WWE managed to pull itself out of the post-holiday slump it had fallen into, with the USA broadcast’s 8 p.m. showing pulling up 0.3 to score a 0.9. After a short Christmas break, “Love & Hip Hop” on VH1 also saw a rise in viewership, climbing from 0.4 to 0.7. The sixth season of “Kid’s Baking Championship” premiered on Food Network at 0.4, while “Cartel Crew” debuted on VH1 at 0.5.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, January 7, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CFP CHAMPIONSHIP -ALABAMA/CLEMSON ESPN 8:15 PM 24,322 7.6
CFP CHAMPIONSHIP SUST ESPN 11:41 PM 17,347 5.5
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 8:00 PM 15,785 4.4
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 11:52 PM 9,721 3.3
COLL FTBL BOWL STUDIO ESPN 7:30 PM 5,912 1.9
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:11 AM 3,882 1.4
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,609 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,294 0.8
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:20 AM 1,830 0.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,070 0.7
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 8:00 PM 1,328 0.7
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE ESPN 6:00 PM 1,719 0.6
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,304 0.5
CARTEL CREW VH1 9:00 PM 953 0.5
KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 9:00 PM 1,456 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME 9:00 PM 1,255 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:00 PM 944 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,008 0.3
TEEN MOM OG MTV 9:01 PM 506 0.3
WINNER CAKE ALL FOOD 10:00 PM 995 0.3
PEOPLE MAG INVESTIGATES INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 1,017 0.3
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 536 0.2
PEPPA PIG NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 925 0.2
STEVEN UNIVERSE CARTOON 7:30 PM 668 0.2
ABBY HATCHER NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 815 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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