ESPN’s Thursday night NFL preseason coverage easily led the cable ratings this week.
The network’s broadcast of the Washington Redskins vs New York Jets game scored a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, almost double what any of the night’s other shows scored, with 2.56 million viewers. This was also up from the 0.6 and 0.5s that the NFL Network’s preseason coverage had scored last Thursday. A&E’s “Live PD” came in second for the night, holding steady with another 0.5.
FX’s “Snowfall” continued its recent 0.4 streak as well, despite ticking down just slightly in total viewers from 975,000 to 923,000. The History Channel’s “Alone” maintained a 0.3 yet again, as did Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” (0.3).
After ticking up last week, USA’s “Queen of the South” held onto a 0.4 for the second week in a row. Outside of the top 25, the recently-canceled “Shooter” stayed steady with a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, August 16, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL||ESPN||8:00 PM||2,562||0.9|
|LIVE PD THU: 139 LIVE PD||A&E||8:00 PM||1,550||0.5|
|NIGHTWATCH NATION||A&E||10:00 PM||1,437||0.5|
|FLIP OR FLOP||HOME||9:00 PM||1,829||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:02 PM||1,006||0.4|
|QUEEN OF THE SOUTH||USA||9:00 PM||1,187||0.4|
|LIVE PD THU||A&E||10:56 PM||1,066||0.3|
|SHAHS OF SUNSET||BRAVO||9:00 PM||917||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,632||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,649||0.3|
|MOUNTAIN MEN||HISTORY||9:00 PM||2,217||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,921||0.3|
|GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,090||0.3|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||594||0.3|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER||TLC||10:00 PM||1,043||0.3|
|SOMEONE THOUGHT YOU KNEW||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,111||0.3|
|MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN||ESPN||7:04 PM||747||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM L||ESPN||12:00 AM||602||0.3|
|JERSEY SHOW FV S2 SNEAK||MTV||8:00 PM||430||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||901||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,222||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,086||0.2|
|PERFECT MURDER, THE||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,041||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.