ESPN’s broadcast of the CFP Championship game remained the highest-rated show for the week of Jan. 7, but it didn’t win the week in gains.

Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” (1.0) and “Below Deck” (1.0) scored the week’s biggest gains in the 18-49 demo, as both grew 0.5 points (+100%) from their initial 0.5 L+SD ratings. Also on Bravo, the season finale of “Dirty John” grew from a 0.6 to a 1.0 (+0.4, 1.0), and raked in an additional 1.41 million viewers after three days of delayed viewing.

Elsewhere, the season 3 premiere of HBO’s “True Detective” landed lower in the cable chart with a 0.7 L+3 rating, up two-tenths (+40%) from its initial rating. The debut of History’s “Project Blue Book” grew to a 0.7 too, marking a 0.3 increase (+75%) across three days.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN 7.9 0.1 1%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 1.2 0.3 33%
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.2 0.4 50%
90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 1.2 0.3 33%
5 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 1.1 0.4 57%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.2 22%
7 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1.0 0.5 100%
BELOW DECK BRAVO 1.0 0.5 100%
DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 1.0 0.4 67%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 0.9 0.0 0%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
HANNITY FOXNC 0.9 0.0 0%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.9 0.2 29%
16 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.8 0.5 167%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE – S BRVO 0.8 0.2 33%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
WORST COOKS FOOD 0.8 0.2 33%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.8 0.1 14%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
23 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 0.3 75%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISC 0.7 0.2 40%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.7 0.0 0%
TRUE DETECTIVE – P HBOM 0.7 0.2 40%
PROJECT BLUE BOOK – P HIST 0.7 0.3 75%
VIKINGS HIST 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.7 0.2 40%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN 24,918 210 1%
2 HANNITY FOXNC 7,276 132 2%
3 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,607 1,333 41%
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 4,464 108 2%
5 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 4,009 65 2%
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,796 24 1%
7 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 3,749 959 34%
8 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 3,741 78 2%
9 CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 3,581 27 1%
10 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALL 3,553 622 21%
11 HANNITY FOXNC 3,545 72 2%
12 PROJECT BLUE BOOK – P HIST 3,542 1,274 56%
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,487 72 2%
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,403 92 3%
15 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 3,380 51 2%
16 GOLD RUSH DISC 3,371 734 28%
17 DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 3,251 1,412 77%
18 90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 3,214 543 20%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,138 55 2%
20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,130 122 4%
21 HANNITY FOXNC 3,095 54 2%
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,091 124 4%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,026 48 2%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,983 364 14%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2,952 724 32%

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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