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.

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