This week, ESPN held a trifecta across all three of the top slots of Tuesday’s cable ratings.

The blockade began with “The College Football Playoff: Top 25” at 1.0 for the sports network. This was double the top performance from last week, when “The Real Housewives of Orange County” capitalized on the vacuum caused by a lack of any sporting events at the top of the chart. In second place, a college basketball game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Duke Blue Devils took a 0.8, narrowly leading an additional 0.8 from a match between the Michigan State Spartans and the Kentucky Wildcats.

Below the top 3, “The Curse of Oak Island” returned to History Channel for its seventh season premiere with a 0.6, down from the 0.7 of its last season premiere. On Bravo, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” tumbled from first to fifth place, though that was not exclusively the fault of its loss of one-tenth of a point to 0.4. MTV’s “Teen Mom,” which was also a top 3 contender last week, recovered from 0.3 back to 0.4 even though it fell from third to seventh place.

Elsewhere, “Mayans M.C.” at FX concluded its second season by crumbling from the 0.4 it had held for weeks in a row to 0.3. TLC’s “Counting On” was consistent at 0.3, while a pair of recurring 0.2’s came from “The Purge” on USA and “The Misery Index” on TruTV. The latter show managed to claw its way back to the chart after having ended up in thirtieth place last week.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
CFP RANKINGS SHOW ESPN 9:20 PM 2,759 1.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN: KANSAS/DUKE ESPN 7:00 PM 2,424 0.8
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN: MICHIGAN ST/KENTUCKY ESPN 9:52 PM 2,273 0.8
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND: TORCH IS PASSED, THE 84 HISTORY 9:00 PM 2,922 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,276 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:18 AM 1,029 0.4
TEEN MOM MTV 8:00 PM 687 0.4
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND SPCLS HISTORY 8:00 PM 1,931 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,596 0.3
MAYANS M.C. FX 10:00 PM 950 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,384 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL ESPN 6:30 PM 866 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 947 0.3
COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 1,104 0.3
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE FX 7:00 PM 785 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 727 0.3
NBA REGULAR SEASON: LA LAKERS/CHICAGO NBA-TV 8:00 PM 587 0.3
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,448 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,427 0.3
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,646 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 630 0.3
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,332 0.2
PURGE, THE USA 9:00 PM 546 0.2
MISERY INDEX, THE TRUTV 10:30 PM 623 0.2
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 2,740 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company

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