This week, the NFL was the absolute, indisputable champion of the Monday cable ratings.
ESPN occupied the majority of the space at the top of the chart, with the no. 1 slot going to its broadcast of the Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints game. The match drew a powerful 4.4 rating in adults 18-49, keeping it comfortably ahead of even the 3.8 of the Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game in second place. For perspective, the top game from last week, when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the Louisville Cardinals, scored a 1.7. Additionally, “Monday Night Kickoff” grabbed the third slot with a 1.1.
“Monday Night RAW” fell back in the face of all the night’s football, bringing USA a peak score of 0.8 at 8 p.m. This was one-tenth of a point lower than its highest score from last week, but still enabled it to keep ahead of “90 Day Fiancé” and its consistent 0.7. Meanwhile, “A Very Brady Renovation” debuted on HGTV at 0.6, and both Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” and VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” slipped from 0.6 to 0.5.
On TLC, “The Family Chantel” returned from 0.5 to its usual 0.4, where it rejoined the consistent performance of “Straight Up Steve Austin” on USA. HGTV’s “One of a Kind” led the pack of 0.3’s, where it kept company with the recurring scores of “Girls’ Cruise” on VH1, “Final Space” on Adult Swim, “House Hunters” on HGTV, and “Love & Listings” on VH1.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Monday, September 9, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON: HOUSTON/NEW ORLEANS||ESPN||7:08 PM||13,078||4.4|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON: DENVER/OAKLAND||ESPN||10:27 PM||10,619||3.8|
|MONDAY NIGHT KICKOFF||ESPN||6:55 PM||3,263||1.1|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||1:14 AM||2,574||1.0|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||8:00 PM||2,362||0.8|
|90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY||TLC||9:00 PM||2,231||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||9:00 PM||2,183||0.7|
|WWE ENTERTAINMENT||USA||10:00 PM||1,845||0.6|
|VERY BRADY RENOVATION, A||HOME||9:00 PM||3,362||0.6|
|BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,639||0.5|
|LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD||VH1||8:00 PM||1,137||0.5|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||5:00 PM||1,063||0.4|
|FAMILY CHANTEL||TLC||10:02 PM||1,622||0.4|
|STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN||USA||11:00 PM||841||0.4|
|ONE OF A KIND||HOME||10:30 PM||1,610||0.3|
|GIRLS CRUISE||VH1||9:01 PM||695||0.3|
|FINAL SPACE||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||549||0.3|
|90 DAY OTHER WAY: MORE TO||TLC||8:00 PM||1,205||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||11:00 PM||1,150||0.3|
|PB FH: ALL IN FAMILY||HOME||8:00 PM||1,425||0.3|
|LOVE & LISTINGS||VH1||10:02 PM||516||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AFT||ESPN||4:00 PM||530||0.2|
|NFL LIVE||ESPN||2:30 PM||498||0.2|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN||10:00 AM||592||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER AM||ESPN||12:00 PM||453||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.