Some live WWE and NCAA broadcasts took the top cable spots in the adults 18-49 and total viewer measures for the week of April 1.

The first 2 hours of USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” broadcast led the week in the adults 18-49 demo with back-to-back 1.0 ratings, while the broadcast’s third hour placed fourth with a 0.8. Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” was the week’s third-highest-rated broadcast with a 0.9, up a tenth from the 0.8 it had scored the week before.

Elsewhere, ESPN’s broadcast of the women’s NCAA basketball championship game between Baylor and Notre Dame raked in the week’s largest audience, with 3.69 million viewers. The History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” came second with 3.34 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for April 1-7, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,229
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,229
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,114
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,062
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,024
WOMENS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMP – NOTRE DAME/BAYLOR ESPN Sun. 6:15 PM 0.8 960
7 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.7 947
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 909
LIVE PD: 196 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 858
10 LIVE PD: 197 LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.6 806
NBA BASKETBALL – NUGGETS/WARRIORS TNT Tues. 10:38 PM 0.6 768
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/LAKERS TNT Thurs. 10:41 PM 0.6 717
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.5 678
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! Sun. 9:00 PM 0.5 678
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 653
NBA BASKETBALL – BUCKS/76ERS TNT Thurs. 8:14 PM 0.5 653
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.5 640
BLACK INK CREW VH1 Weds. 9:00 PM 0.5 627
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – LA DODGERS/COLORADO ESPN Sun. 8:32 PM 0.5 614
LOVE & HIP HOP AWARDS VH1 Mon. 9:01 PM 0.5 589
22 STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY Mon. 9:00 PM 0.4 563
BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD Sun. 9:00 PM 0.4 563
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME Tues. 9:00 PM 0.4 538
NBA BASKETBALL – LAKERS/THUNDER TNT Tues. 8:13 PM 0.4 538
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO Weds. 9:00 PM 0.4 538
NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS Sun. 1:46 PM 0.4 538
MIZ & MRS USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.4 525
WOMENS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMP ESPN2 Fri. 9:20 PM 0.4 525
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD Mon. 9:00 PM 0.4 499
NBA REGULAR SEASON – PORTLAND/DENVER ESPN Fri. 10:38 PM 0.4 499
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM Sat. 11:00 PM 0.4 499
NBA REGULAR SEASON – BOSTON/INDIANA ESPN Fri. 8:13 PM 0.4 486
GOLD RUSH: PARKERS TRAIL DISCOVERY Fri. 9:00 PM 0.4 461
AMERICAN DAD TBS Mon. 10:00 PM 0.4 448
EX BEACH S2 REUNION PT 2 MTV Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.4 448
MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO Sun. 9:00 PM 0.4 448
SISTER WIVES TLC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.4 448

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for April 1-7, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 WOMENS NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMP – NOTRE DAME/BAYLOR ESPN Sun. 6:15 PM 3,689
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 3,339
3 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,154
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,082
5 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 3,053
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 2,939
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 2,938
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,937
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,915
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 2,887
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,826
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,814
13 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING: BRISTOL FOX SPORTS Sun. 1:46 PM 2,806
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,788
15 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,754
16 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,633
17 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Tues. 10:00 PM 2,596
18 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Mon. 5:00 PM 2,592
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,565
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,552
21 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Tues. 5:00 PM 2,551
22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,489
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,475
24 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Mon. 10:00 PM 2,467
25 THE FIVE FOX NEWS Weds. 5:00 PM 2,437

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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