Once again, the Monday cable ratings proved suitable stomping grounds for the NFL.

An ESPN broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals playing the Pittsburgh Steelers scored a powerful 3.5 rating in adults 18-49, annihilating the night’s competition. That being said, the game did fall a bit short of the Bears vs. Redskins match from last week, which posted a 3.7. In second place, “Monday Night Kickoff” persisted yet again, dipping a bit from 1.8 to 1.7, with “SportsCenter 12AM” rounding out ESPN’s trifecta as it fell from 1.1 to 1.0.

Further along, “Monday Night RAW” brought in a peak score of 0.9, building on several weeks of 0.8’s. “90 Day Fiancé” wasn’t far behind as it dropped from 0.8 to 0.7, losing its edge to the WWE wrestling broadcast.  On VH1, “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” slipped back from 0.7 to 0.6, where it landed beside the consistent 0.6 of Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean.” Both of these slightly outperformed “Monday Night Countdown” on ESPN, which provided the night’s sole 0.5.

At the forefront of a plethora of 0.3’s was the consistent “Girls’ Cruise” on VH1 as it remained where it fell last week. Another recurring 0.3 came from “A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV, which was also the domain of Discovery’s “Street Outlaws: Memphis” and the premiere of “The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Challenge” on TLC. On Food Network, “Halloween Baking Championship” crumbled from 0.4 to 0.3 in its second week, while “The Daily Show” posted a typical 0.2 on Comedy Central.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 30, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL REGULAR SEASON: CINCINNATI/PITTSBURGH ESPN 8:14 PM 10,467 3.5
MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ESPN 8:00 PM 5,475 1.7
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:16 PM 2,572 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,701 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,592 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,416 0.8
90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY TLC 9:00 PM 2,499 0.7
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 8:00 PM 1,326 0.6
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,577 0.6
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 6:00 PM 1,328 0.5
GIRLS CRUISE VH1 9:01 PM 714 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 1:30 AM 765 0.3
VERY BRADY RENOVATION, A HOME 9:00 PM 1,657 0.3
90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO TLC 8:00 PM 1,281 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 930 0.3
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 9:00 PM 998 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,150 0.3
TOILET PAPER WEDDING DRESS TLC 10:01 PM 1,208 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,612 0.3
STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 698 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,297 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,657 0.2
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 613 0.2
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 721 0.2
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 8:00 PM 717 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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