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.