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.

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