The return of Thursday night football catapulted the NFL Network easily to the top of the cable ratings this week. The network’s broadcast of the game between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals led with a 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.08 million total viewers. The network’s pre and post-game coverage followed closely behind with 1.4 and 1.1 ratings. Meanwhile, “Impractical Jokers” scored a 0.4 on TruTV, keeping in line with its previous numbers.

On Lifetime, “Project Runway” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around. Similarly, The History Channel’s “Mountain Men” broke its near season-long 0.3 streak and also rose one-tenth to a 0.4, while TBS’ “The Guest Book” held steady with a 0.4 once again.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:26 PM 8,080 3.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 3,316 1.4
TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 3,089 1.1
TACKLE MY RIDE NFL NETWORK 12:00 AM 1,491 0.6
TNF SHOWCASE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,247 0.5
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,789 0.5
MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,330 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 826 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 12:30 AM 914 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,948 0.4
GUEST BOOK, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,144 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:53 PM 1,053 0.3
FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,024 0.3
DESERT FLIPPERS HOME 9:30 PM 1223 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA HOME 9:00 PM 1,316 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,469 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 722 0.3
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HISTORY 10:03 PM 1,231 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,413 0.3
GUILTY RICH INVEST 10:00 PM 1,026 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,369 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:01 AM 628 0.3
PROJECT RUNWAY FL LIFETIME 10:32 PM 1,132 0.3
I AM FRANKIE NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,291 0.3
KISS OF DEATH INVEST 9:00 PM 1,016 0.3

 

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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