This week, the NFL continued its reign at the top of the Monday cable ratings.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins game easily won the night, scoring a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49. The strength of its score, however, was not quite enough to beat the 4.1 of the Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets game from last week. ESPN also grabbed the second slot of the night with “Monday Night Kickoff” at 1.8, which was a bit lower than its previous 2.0, and the third slot with “SportsCenter 12AM” at 1.1, lagging behind its recent 1.4.
Beyond the NFL and the top 3, TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” once again captured the fourth slot, holding out at 0.8. In doing so, it kept ahead of “Monday Night RAW” on USA as it held at its own previous 0.8. Below them, “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” rose from 0.6 to 0.7 on VH1, pushing past Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” as it remained at 0.6.
Food Network debuted new seasons of its Halloween series “Halloween Baking Championship” and “Halloween Cake-Off” at 0.4 and 0.2, respectively. The former series was up from the 0.3 it ended on last year, while the latter was down from the same score. On Adult Swim, “Final Space” led the 0.3’s with a repeat performance, holding at the same score as “Fast N’ Loud” on Discovery. Both “A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV and “Girls’ Cruise” on VH1 slipped from 0.4 to 0.3, while “Street Outlaws: Memphis” nabbed the final 0.3 for Discovery and VH1’s “Love and Listings” stumbled from 0.3 to 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 23, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON: CHICAGO/WASHINGTON||ESPN||8:13 PM||10,327||3.7|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||8:00 PM||5,610||1.8|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||11:25 PM||2,702||1.1|
|90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY||TLC||9:00 PM||2,390||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,372||0.8|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,213||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||2,044||0.7|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,328||0.7|
|BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,516||0.6|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||6:00 PM||1,327||0.5|
|HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,171||0.4|
|FINAL SPACE||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||639||0.3|
|90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO||TLC||8:00 PM||1,180||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||907||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:30 AM||746||0.3|
|VERY BRADY RENOVATION, A||HOME||9:00 PM||1,533||0.3|
|GIRLS CRUISE||VH1||9:01 PM||661||0.3|
|FAST N LOUD||DISCOVERY||10:03 PM||706||0.3|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 PM||599||0.3|
|STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||774||0.3|
|HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF||FOOD||10:00 PM||832||0.2|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||579||0.2|
|LOVE & LISTINGS||VH1||10:02 PM||518||0.2|
|BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2017||TNT||8:00 PM||572||0.2|
|LIVE RESCUE||A&E||9:00 PM||618||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.