The majority of the Monday cable ratings stood in the shadow of the Home Run Derby.

ESPN’s broadcast of the event brought in a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, demolishing any competition the night presented. That being said, it did not tower over the rest of the chart quite the way it did last year, when the broadcast stood at a massive 2.6. The “Home Run Derby Prelude” on the same channel was a force to be reckoned with in its own right, scoring its own 1.0, though this was also down from last year’s 1.2. Finally, in the third slot, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” had a strong night on VH1, rising from 0.7 to 0.9.

Beyond the chart’s uppermost slots, a broadcast of the MLB Celebrity Softball game managed to grab a 0.9, down from last year’s 1.4. USA’s “Monday Night RAW” spent a rare week outside the top 3 when it failed to match last week’s 0.8 and landed at 0.7. On Bravo, “Below Deck Mediterranean” was consistent at 0.6, while “90 Day Fiancé” fought its way back to 0.5 from 0.4 on TLC.

“Teen Mom” of MTV failed to match trajectories with “90 Day Fiancé” and remained trapped at the 0.4 it previously fell to, landing beside the premiere of “Scream” on VH1. For the latter series, this was a much stronger showing than its premiere last year at 0.2. Over at TBS, “American Dad” continued with a 0.3, sharing company with Adult Swim’s “Final Space” (up from 0.2) and Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud.”

“The Hills: New Beginnings” brought MTV another 0.3, while both “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” came in at 0.2 yet again. On TLC, “Kate Plus Date” was yet another recurring member of the 0.2 club.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, July 8, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
HOME RUN DERBY: 2019 T-MOBILE HOME RUN DERBY ESPN 8:17 PM 5,347 1.8
HOME RUN DERBY PRELUDE ESPN 7:59 PM 3,429 1.0
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 1,758 0.9
MLB: CELEBRITY SOFTBALL ESPN 10:51 PM 2,157 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,349 0.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,322 0.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,384 0.7
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,649 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY TLC 9:00 PM 1,738 0.5
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 734 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:51 PM 808 0.4
SCREAM:THE TV SERIES VH1 9:00 PM 787 0.4
BASEBALL TONIGHT ESPN 7:00 PM 916 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 653 0.3
FINAL SPACE ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 496 0.3
FAST N LOUD DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,029 0.3
SCREAM:THE TV SERIES VH1 10:01 PM 601 0.3
HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 10:01 PM 538 0.3
HOME RUN DERBY: 2019 HOME RUN DERBY STATCAST EDITION ESPN 8:17 PM 849 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,390 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,415 0.2
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 9:00 PM 1,268 0.2
KATE PLUS DATE TLC 10:00 PM 793 0.2
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 926 0.2
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,220 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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