Politics had a rare show of dominance across Tuesday’s cable ratings.
This was due to the President giving a speech at 9:00 p.m., which was also the time slot during which the top two performers of the night aired. In first place was “Hannity” on Fox News with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, demonstrating a significant improvement for the political analysis broadcast. Just beneath it, on CNN, “Cuomo Prime Time” benefitted from the same speech, managing a strong 0.8 rating. Rounding out the top 3 was “The Curse of Oak Island” on History, which was up to 0.8 from 0.7 last week.
Although it ordinarily leads other political programming, “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC came in sixth with a 0.5 rating. This was nevertheless a strong showing. “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News shared a similar rating, while “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN rose to 0.4 and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” rated the same.
Bravo’s “Below Deck” maintained its pre-Christmas 0.6 rating, while “Body Cam” on Investigation Discovery lifted one-tenth to 0.4. Meanwhile, “WWE Smackdown” held onto its previous gains at 0.7 on USA, but History’s new series “Project Blue Book” debuted at a middling 0.4.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, January 8, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||7,129||0.9|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||3,536||0.8|
|CURSE OF OAK ISLAND||HISTORY||9:00 PM||3,269||0.8|
|WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN||USA||8:00 PM||2,032||0.7|
|BELOW DECK||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,447||0.6|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:12 PM||4,356||0.5|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||3,655||0.5|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – DUKE/WAKE FOREST||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,304||0.5|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||10:00 PM||2,297||0.5|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – NORTH CAROLINA/NC STATE||ESPN||9:06 PM||1,253||0.5|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,764||0.4|
|PROJECT BLUE BOOK||HISTORY||10:00 PM||2,266||0.4|
|HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS||OPRAH||9:00 PM||1,694||0.4|
|MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,944||0.4|
|ANDERSON COOPER 360||CNN||8:00 PM||1,908||0.4|
|LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||3,329||0.4|
|BODY CAM||INVESTIGATION||10:00 PM||1,173||0.4|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1,031||0.3|
|GARAGE REHAB||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,003||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||781||0.3|
|MARRIED AT FIRST ST||LIFETIME||9:00 PM||1,020||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:10 PM||732||0.3|
|FOX NEWS AT NIGHT||FOX NEWS||11:00 PM||1,835||0.3|
|BAD CHAD CUSTOMS||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||877||0.3|
|CNN TONIGHT||CNN||11:00 PM||1,262||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company