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.

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