The beginning of the NFL Preseason was enough to topple “Dr. Pimple Popper” from its perch atop the Thursday cable ratings.
The NFL Network’s broadcast of the New York Jets playing the New York Giants scored a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, beating most of its competition with a fair amount of ease. TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper,” on the other hand, crumbled from 0.5 to 0.4, blowing its lead and dropping from first to third place. Both the fourth and fifth slot went to “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” which brought in a pair of 0.4’s for MTV.
Elsewhere, HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” upgraded from a 0.3 to a 0.4, moving beyond USA’s “Queen of the South,” which remained at 0.3. “Million Dollar Listing” leapt from 0.2 to 0.3, posting Bravo’s sole top 25 entry for the night. TLC’s “Untold Stories of the E.R.” also ticked up from 0.2 to 0.3, as did “Beat Bobby Flay” on Food Network. Both “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” seized 0.2’s for HGTV, while “BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon” dipped from 0.3 to 0.2 in its second week.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, August 8, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – NYJ VS. NYG||NFL NETWORK||7:07 PM||1,497||0.5|
|NFL PRESEASON||NFL NETWORK||7:43 PM||1,411||0.5|
|DR. PIMPLE POPPER: THIS I||TLC||9:00 PM||2,035||0.4|
|JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION||MTV||9:02 PM||700||0.4|
|JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION||MTV||8:00 PM||660||0.4|
|FLIP OR FLOP||HOME||9:00 PM||1,744||0.4|
|NFL PRESEASON: 2019 – LAC VS. ARI||NFL NETWORK||10:04 PM||1,023||0.4|
|QUEEN OF THE SOUTH||USA||10:00 PM||894||0.3|
|MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY||BRAVO||9:00 PM||922||0.3|
|UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R||TLC||10:02 PM||1,397||0.3|
|BEAT B.FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||860||0.3|
|FEAR THY NEIGHBOR||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,004||0.3|
|WONDER WOMAN||TNT||6:00 PM||906||0.3|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||509||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,284||0.2|
|BBQ BRAWL: FLAY V. SYMON||FOOD||9:00 PM||940||0.2|
|FIVE, THE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,327||0.2|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,171||0.2|
|GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL||WETV||9:00 PM||543||0.2|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||701||0.2|
|GOING FOR SOLD||HOME||11:00 PM||1,052||0.2|
|LITTLE WOMEN LA||LIFETIME||10:03 PM||662||0.2|
|LITTLE WOMEN LA||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||639||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,198||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.