Once again, “Monday Night Football” dominated the cable ratings this week.

ESPN’s broadcast of the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears won the top spot of the night with a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 – up from the 3.8 and 3.7s that the “MNF” opener scored last week – with 11.72 million viewers. The network’s additional pre-game “Monday Night Kickoff” special landed second-highest in the night with a 1.5. Meanwhile, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” held steady with yet another 1.0.

On USA, “WWE Monday Night Raw” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.9 to a 1.0 peak rating this time around. AMC’s “Better Call Saul” (0.4) was even with its last episode, as was “Lodge 49” (0.1).

Elsewhere, the Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers” ticked down one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.3, while “Real Housewives of Orange County” maintained a 0.6 for the second week in a row.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 16, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:13 PM 11,720 4.0
MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN 8:00 PM 4,486 1.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:18 PM 3,052 1.3
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 8:00 PM 1,948 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,839 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,746 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,432 0.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,544 0.6
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 6:00 PM 1,294 0.5
BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 9:00 PM 1,350 0.4
KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 9:00 PM 1,401 0.4
TEEN MOM: LAW & DISORDER MTV 9:00 PM 612 0.4
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 10:01 PM 582 0.3
DIESEL BROTHERS SPC DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 829 0.3
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 864 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,577 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,989 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 877 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME 9:00 PM 1,418 0.3
COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 1,228 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,054 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,215 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,211 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,358 0.3
TWISTED SISTERS INVEST 10:00 PM 1,007 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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