“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” hit a new series low, as various live NFL and MLB broadcasts dominated the cable ratings Thursday night.

The MTV reality series fell two-tenths from its previous 0.8 to a 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 1.05 million viewers. The NFL Network’s broadcast of the NFL game between the Patriots and the Colts took the top spot of the night with a 1.0, while it’s additional coverage of the game came second with another 1.0. They were the night’s only broadcasts to reach the 1.0 barrier.

Elsewhere, the MLB Network’s broadcast of the Atlanta vs. Dodgers baseball game landed in the top 5 with a 0.6, as did FOX Sports’ coverage of the Rockies vs. Brewers game, with a 0.5 of its own and 2.46 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, October 4, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:23 PM 2,788 1.0
NFLN THU NT FTBLL NFL NETWORK 11:04 PM 2,629 1.0
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 8:00 PM 1,053 0.6
DIVISION SERIES GAME MLB NETWORK 8:38 PM 2,123 0.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES L FOX SPORTS 5:00 PM 2,459 0.5
NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:05 PM 1,507 0.5
NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:39 PM 988 0.5
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,929 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 4,222 0.4
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 3,939 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 645 0.4
MLB NLDS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 9:17 PM 1,154 0.3
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,243 0.3
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 898 0.3
STORY, THE FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 3,082 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,763 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,473 0.3
FOX NEWS AT NIGHT FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 2,407 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 700 0.3
THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 905 0.3
NFLN THU NT PREGAME NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 767 0.3
OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 2,524 0.3
SP FLIP OR FLOP HOME 9:00 PM 1,215 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 9:30 PM 480 0.3
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 2,370 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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