Last night’s Steelers vs. Buccaneers game easily kept “Monday Night Football” at the top of the cable ratings this week.
ESPN’s broadcast of the game won the top spot of the night with a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo – up another four-tenths from last week’s “MNF” game – and 12.01 million viewers. It scored more than five times better than any of the night’s other broadcasts, including even ESPN’s “Monday Night Kickoff” special, which landed second in the night with a 1.6, and a late-night edition of “SportsCenter” (1.5).
Elsewhere, USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” took a noticeable hit this week, falling two-tenths from its previous 1.0 peak rating to a 0.8 this time around. VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” similarly slipped from a 1.0 to a 0.8, while Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” dropped a tenth to a 0.5.
On AMC, “Better Call Saul” ticked up for the first time in several weeks, from its previous 0.4 to a 0.5, making it the show’s highest-rated episode since its season premiere in August. Outside of the top 25, “Lodge 49” (0.1) stayed low.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 24, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||8:13 PM||12,011||4.4|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||8:00 PM||4,699||1.6|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:38 PM||3,411||1.5|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,493||0.8|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,743||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,281||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,275||0.8|
|RAY J & PRINCESS LABOR||VH1||9:01 PM||1,307||0.6|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||6:00 PM||1,310||0.5|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,315||0.5|
|BETTER CALL SAUL||AMC||9:00 PM||1,370||0.5|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,117||0.4|
|TEEN MOM OG: MEET NEW||MTV||9:00 PM||666||0.4|
|HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,114||0.4|
|FLORIBAMA SHORE||MTV||10:01 PM||600||0.3|
|TWISTED SISTERS||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,084||0.3|
|COUNTING ON||TLC||9:00 PM||1,089||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,205||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,454||0.3|
|STORY, THE||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||3,559||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||878||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,275||0.3|
|LOVE IT OR LIST IT||HOME||9:00 PM||980||0.3|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||580||0.2|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||602||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company