Once again, it was the NFL at the top of the Monday cable ratings.
ESPN managed to scoop up all three of the chart’s uppermost slots, with the peak performance of the night coming from their broadcast of the Cleveland Browns vs. the New York Jets. The game scored a 4.1 rating in adults 18-49, easily winning the night but falling a bit behind the 4.4 scored by the Broncos vs. Raiders match from last week. “Monday Night Kickoff” grabbed a 2.0 to take second place (compared to its previous 1.1), and “SportsCenter 12 AM” followed behind in third with a 1.4.
Even without the NFL, however, it wouldn’t have been the WWE at the top. “90 Day Fiancé” on TLC would have had that honor, having risen from its usual 0.7 to 0.8 to narrowly beat the consecutive 0.8 of “Monday Night RAW” on USA. Further along, “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” returned from 0.5 to 0.6 on VH1, as did “Below Deck Mediterranean” on Bravo.
“A Very Brady Renovation” slipped a bit from the 0.6 of its debut, landing at 0.4, where it found itself side-by-side with “Girls’ Cruise” as it ticked up from 0.3 to 0.4. On their heels was a horde of recurring 0.3’s, including those of “Final Space” on Adult Swim, “Love & Listings” on VH1, “Kids’ Baking Championship” on Food Network, and “Twisted Sisters” on Investigation Discovery. “Fast N’ Loud” also brought in a 0.3 for Discovery, while “Straight Up Steve Austin” on USA slid from a normally steadfast 0.4 to 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 16, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON: CLEVELAND/NY JETS||ESPN||8:13 PM||11,797||4.1|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||8:00 PM||6,573||2.0|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:21 PM||3,334||1.4|
|90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY||TLC||9:00 PM||2,673||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,417||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,319||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,079||0.6|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,341||0.6|
|BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,513||0.6|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||6:00 PM||1,540||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:30 AM||925||0.4|
|90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO||TLC||8:00 PM||1,332||0.4|
|VERY BRADY RENOVATION, A||HOME||9:00 PM||2,020||0.4|
|GIRLS CRUISE||VH1||9:01 PM||753||0.4|
|FINAL SPACE||TLC||11:30 PM||624||0.3|
|STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN||USA||11:00 PM||879||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||946||0.3|
|FAST N LOUD||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||732||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,351||0.3|
|LOVE & LISTINGS||VH1||10:02 PM||606||0.3|
|KIDS BAKING CHAMP||FOOD||9:00 PM||982||0.2|
|VERY BRADY RENOVATION, A||HOME||8:00 PM||1,123||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||8:30 PM||829||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,053||0.2|
|TWISTED SISTERS||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,010||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.