This week, the stability at the top of the chart masked quite a bit of turbulence below the surface.
The uppermost slot was captured, unsurprisingly, by ESPN’s broadcast of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish going to battle against the Louisville Cardinals. The college football game scored a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49, blowing right past the previous Monday football chart topper from two weeks ago, when the 49ers played the Broncos for a 0.9.
The game was able to box “Monday Night RAW” on USA out of the top slot, but the wrestling series still occupied the second, third, and fourth slots with a 0.9 and a pair of 0.8’s. This was almost precisely in-line with its performance last week, which kept it abreast of TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” as it remained at 0.7.
Further along, “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” on VH1 healed from some of the losses it suffered last week, rising from 0.5 to 0.6. Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” was once more on its heels at 0.6, and TLC’s “The Family Chantel” transcended its usual 0.4 to rise to 0.5. This moved it beyond the reach of “Straight Up Steve Austin” as it failed to do the same. On Cartoon Network, “Steven Universe” debuted its movie at a strong 0.5, while The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Dorian ate up 10 of the chart’s 25 slots, with a peak performance at 0.5.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 2, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: NOTRE DAME/LOIUSVILLE||ESPN||7:57 PM||5,599||1.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,638||0.9|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,557||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,326||0.8|
|90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY||TLC||9:00 PM||2,332||0.7|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,291||0.6|
|COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||7:46 PM||1,847||0.6|
|BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,608||0.5|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||10:00 AM||2,730||0.5|
|FAMILY CHANTEL||TLC||10:00 PM||1,689||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:27 PM||1,213||0.5|
|STEVEN UNIVERSE THE MOVIE||CARTOON||6:00 PM||1,572||0.5|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||9:00 AM||2,437||0.5|
|STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN||USA||11:00 PM||1,097||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||12:00 PM||2,338||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||11:00 AM||2,381||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||1:00 PM||2,199||0.4|
|90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO||TLC||8:00 PM||1,314||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||3:00 PM||1,923||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||2:00 PM||2,132||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||4:00 PM||1,940||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||7:00 PM||1,667||0.4|
|WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE||WEATHER||8:00 PM||1,732||0.4|
|MLB WEEKDAY-AFTERNOON||ESPN||7:02 PM||1,185||0.4|
|TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME: ROUND OF 16||ESPN2||7:00 PM||1,748||0.4|
Source: The Nielsen Company.