ESPN’s broadcast of the annual MLB Home Run Derby absolutely dominated the cable Live +3 ratings for the week of July 16-22.

The sports event showed no gain in the adults 18-49 demographic, maintaining its 1.9 Live + Same Day rating, and was similarly only up 2% in total viewers with 5.75 million. Elsewhere, MTV’s “Teen Mom II” (1.2) and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” (1.0) tied with matching 100% gains in adults 18-49, ticking up 0.6 and 0.5 from their original L+SD numbers, respectively. “Floribama Shore” outpaced both with a 125% increase from its original 0.4 to a 0.9, also on MTV.

In total viewers, the Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” posted yet another huge gain this time around, ticking up 111% from 1.89 million viewers to 3.99 million. No other cable show came close to matching that kind of increase throughout the week.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for July 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 HOME RUN DERBY L ESPN 1.9 0.0 0%
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 7 VH1 1.4 0.4 40%
3 SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK DISC 1.3 0.1 8%
4 TEEN MOM II SSN8B MTV 1.2 0.6 100%
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 1.1 0.3 38%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
RONDA ROUSEY UNCAGED DISC 1.0 0.0 0%
MLB: CELEBRITY SOFTBALL ESPN 1.0 0.0 0%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.1 11%
12 SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.9 0.3 50%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.9 0.3 50%
BEAR VS SHARK DISC 0.9 0.0 0%
SNOWFALL FX 0.9 0.4 80%
FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.9 0.5 125%
18 LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.1 14%
LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.1 14%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
POWER 5 STZP 0.8 0.2 33%
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 0.8 0.2 33%
CLAWS TNT 0.8 0.3 60%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.8 0.3 60%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for July 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 HOME RUN DERBY L ESPN 5,750 109 2%
2 HANNITY FXNC 4,021 54 1%
3 YELLOWSTONE PAR 3,987 2,094 111%
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,591 53 1%
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,407 279 9%
6 SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK DISC 3,371 207 7%
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FXNC 3,264 42 1%
8 HANNITY FXNC 3,262 89 3%
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,258 117 4%
10 HANNITY FXNC 3,209 69 2%
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,121 254 9%
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,116 101 3%
13 HANNITY FXNC 3,114 51 2%
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,094 75 2%
15 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 3,012 28 1%
16 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,939 310 12%
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FXNC 2,908 57 2%
18 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FXNC 2,879 47 2%
19 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2,873 664 30%
20 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 2,795 563 25%
21 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 7 VH1 2,772 716 35%
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 2,725 145 6%
23 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 2,724 35 1%
24 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FXNC 2,702 52 2%
25 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FXNC 2,702 52 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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