Last night’s season-opening “Monday Night Football” doubleheader easily won the Monday cable ratings this week, despite being slightly down again from its opener last year.
ESPN’s back-to-back broadcasts of the Lions vs Jets and Rams vs Raiders NFL earned the network the night’s top 2 spots with 3.8 and 3.7 ratings in the adults 18-49 demo. While these broadcasts scored significantly higher than any of the night’s other shows, they were lower than the 4.2 and 3.9s that last year’s “MNF” debut doubleheader had raked in on the network.
Elsewhere, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” held steady with another 1.0, while USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” (1.0) ticked down a tenth from its previous 1.0 to a 0.9 peak rating this time around.
On AMC, both “Better Call Saul” (0.4) and “Lodge 49” (0.1) were even with what they had scored a week ago. The Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers” similarly maintained a 0.4 once again. Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” returned from a week off, up one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.6.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 10, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||7:08 PM||10,336||3.8|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||10:16 PM||9,607||3.7|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||2,016||1.0|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||6:55 PM||2,638||1.0|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,801||0.9|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,601||0.9|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,818||0.9|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM L||ESPN||1:34 AM||2,211||0.9|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,554||0.6|
|STREET OUTLAWS SPC||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,457||0.6|
|DIESEL BROTHERS||DISCOVERY||10:02 PM||1,079||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,655||0.4|
|LOVE IT OR LIST IT||HOME||9:00 PM||1,632||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,667||0.4|
|BETTER CALL SAUL||AMC||9:00 PM||1,401||0.4|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||5:00 PM||929||0.4|
|TWISTED SISTERS||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,264||0.4|
|FLORIBAMA SHORE||MTV||10:01 PM||571||0.4|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,347||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,146||0.3|
|KIDS BAKING CHAMP||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,205||0.3|
|NFL LIVE||ESPN||3:30 PM||623||0.3|
|TEEN MOM OG||MTV||9:00 PM||473||0.3|
|COUNTING ON||TLC||9:00 PM||1,163||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,737||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company