This week, the NFL remained on top of the cable ratings, though the length of its lead did diminish.
ESPN’s broadcast of the New England Patriots playing the New York Jets landed a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49, dominating the chart for the night. While it wasn’t quite the 4.5 of the Lions vs. Packers game at the top of last week, it was still almost double the 2.0 of the second place entry, “Monday Night Kickoff,” which matched its score for the second week in a row. A little further back in third place, “SportsCenter 12AM” shrunk from 1.5 to 1.2 and returned to its score from two weeks earlier.
On TLC, “90 Day Fiancé” managed to rise from 0.8 to 0.9, vaulting above USA’s “Monday Night RAW” which remained at its 0.8 peak. A first look at “Unpolished” grabbed an additional 0.6 for TLC, while “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” on VH1 sank from 0.6 to 0.5. This put it in line with Bravo’s “Below Deck” at its own typical 0.5.
Further down, Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship” rose back from 0.3 to 0.4, matching trajectories with “Street Outlaws” on Discovery. “Street Outlaws: Memphis,” on the other hand, remained mired at 0.3, the same score “Halloween Cake-Off” rose to from 0.2. Towards the bottom of the chart, “Cartel Crew” on VH1 tumbled from 0.3 to 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, October 21, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON: NEW ENGLAND/NY JETS||ESPN||8:13 PM||10,839||3.7|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||8:00 PM||6,543||2.0|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:29 PM||2,770||1.2|
|90 DAY FIANCE||TLC||9:00 PM||2,849||0.9|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,373||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,477||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,175||0.7|
|UNPOLISHED: FIRST LOOK||TLC||10:38 PM||1,981||0.6|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,163||0.5|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||6:00 PM||1,433||0.5|
|BELOW DECK||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,432||0.5|
|90 DAY OTHER WAY||TLC||8:00 PM||1,583||0.4|
|HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,193||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:30 AM||778||0.4|
|STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP||DISCOVERY||9:01 PM||1,007||0.4|
|STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||804||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||885||0.3|
|HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF||FOOD||10:00 PM||842||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,256||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,151||0.2|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||617||0.2|
|CARTEL CREW 2||VH1||9:01 PM||556||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AFT||ESPN||4:00 PM||498||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||604||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,813||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.